Phoenix Stakes

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Phoenix Stakes
Group 1 race
LocationCurragh Racecourse
County Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated1902
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorKeeneland
WebsiteCurragh
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight9 st 3 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Purse€300,000 (2019)
1st: €171,000
Phoenix Stakes
2021
grey, gold braid, maroon cap light green and dark green halved horizontally, light green armlets on dark green sleeves, dark green cap Violet, white quartered cap
Ebro River Dr Zempf Go Bears Go
Previous years
2020
Emerald green, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Grey, pink star and sleeves, pink star on cap
Lucky Vega The Lir Jet Aloha Star
2019
Emerald green, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Dark green, light green yoke, light green armlet, dark green cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Siskin Monarch Of Egypt Royal Lytham
2018
White, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, orange star Purple, White seams, Striped sleeves, White cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Advertise So Perfect The Irish Rover
2017
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Beige, dark blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap
Sioux Nation Beckford Actress
2016
Dark blue Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap White, large royal blue spots and sleeves, striped cap
Caravaggio Courage Under Fire Medicine Jack
2015
Dark blue Pink Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves and cap
Air Force Blue Washington Dc Buratino
2014
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue cap CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, GOLD cap
Dick Whittington Kool Kompany Cappella Sansevero
2013
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Red, yellow panel, yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap Emerald green and white check, striped sleeves, emerald green cap
Sudirman Big Time War Command
2012
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Yellow, Purple stripe, Yellow sleeves, Check cap Scarlet, white sleeves, scarlet cap
Pedro The Great Leitir Mor Lottie Dod
2011
Maroon and royal blue chevrons, maroon sleeves and cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Pink and emerald green quartered, check sleeves and cap
La Collina Power Tough As Nails
2010-2001
2010
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap White, purple panel, check cap Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
Zoffany Glor Na Mara Strong Suit
2009
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap pink Dark blue, white seams, striped sleeves and cap
Alfred Nobel Air Chief Marshal Walk on Bye
2008
PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap WHITE, White sleeves, Navy Blue cap, white spots PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap
Mastercraftsman Art Connoisseur Bushranger
2007
PURPLE and YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Dark blue WHITE, red seams, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white stars
Saoirse Abu Henrythenavigator Elletelle
2006
Dark blue Dark Blue, White cap Royal blue, white hooped sleeves, light blue cap
Holy Roman Emperor Hellvelyn Miss Beatrix
2005
Dark blue Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Light blue and red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red cap, light blue diamond
George Washington Amadeus Mozart Red Clubs
2004
Dark blue Pink Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots
Damson Oratorio Russian Blue
2003
Dark blue Pink Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
One Cool Cat Old Deuteronomy Three Valleys
2002
Dark blue Dark Blue Peacock blue, old gold sleeves, red cap
Spartacus Marino Marini Polar Force
2001
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Royal blue, white hooped sleeves, light blue cap BLUE, pink sleeves., blue and gold quartered cap
Johannesburg Miss Beabea Agnetha
2000-1991
2000
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap
Minardi Superstar Leo Dora Carrington
1999
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Black and white hoops, royal blue cap, white star YELLOW, black star, yellow sleeves and cap
Fasliyev Yara Buffalo Berry
1998
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Red, white question mark back and front, red and white quartered cap Emerald Green, Red hoop, armlets and cap
Lavery Access All Areas Polaire
1997
Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Royal blue Dark blue
Princely Heir Asfurah Harbour Master
1996
White, Purple stripe, White sleeves, Check cap Green, red epaulets and sleeves Black and white hoops, royal blue cap, white star
Mantovani Muchea Verglas
1995
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Black, white sleeves, red cap, black star
Danehill Dancer Woodborough Catch A Glimpse
1994
Pink, light blue cross-belts Black, white sleeves, red cap, black star Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap
Eva Luna Sharp Point Desert Style
1993
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Black and white hoops, royal blue cap, white star
Turtle Island Las Meninas Fast Eddy
1992
White and yellow check Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Pips Pride Shahik Darbonne
1991
Red, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap BROWN and YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, check cap DARK BLUE and WHITE DIABOLO, striped cap
Bradawn Breever Maledetto Festive Cheer
1990-1988
1990
Light blue, orange star and cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots White, mauve seams, black and mauve checked cap
Mac's Imp Distinctly North Gipsy Fiddler
1989
Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon armlets, checked cap Pink, black sash, striped cap Scarlet, white sleeves, scarlet cap, white hoop
Pharaoh's Delight Duck And Dive Wedding Bouquet
1988
Yellow, red sash, check cap Light blue, dark blue diamond and diamond on cap Yellow, blue diamonds on body and diamond on cap
Superpower Run To Jenny Chief's Image
 

The Phoenix Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1902, and it was originally held at Phoenix Park. It used to be called the Phoenix Plate, and was informally known as "the 1500". It was initially contested over 5 furlongs.

The race was renamed the Phoenix Stakes in 1956. It was given Group 2 status in 1971, and promoted to Group 1 level in 1979.

The Phoenix Stakes was staged at Leopardstown in 1982. It returned to Phoenix Park with a new distance of 6 furlongs in 1983.

Phoenix Park Racecourse closed in 1990, and the event switched to Leopardstown in 1991. It moved to the Curragh in 2002.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey since 1950 (5 wins):

  • Michael KinaneKing Persian (1983), Fasliyev (1999), Minardi (2000), Johannesburg (2001), One Cool Cat (2003)

Leading trainer since 1950 (16 wins):

  • Aidan O'BrienLavery (1998), Fasliyev (1999), Minardi (2000), Johannesburg (2001), Spartacus (2002), One Cool Cat (2003), George Washington (2005), Holy Roman Emperor (2006), Mastercraftsman (2008), Alfred Nobel (2009), Zoffany (2010), Pedro the Great (2012), Dick Whittington (2014), Air Force Blue (2015), Caravaggio (2016), Sioux Nation (2017)

Leading owner since 1981 (18 wins): (includes part ownership)

  • Sue MagnierLavery (1998), Fasliyev (1999), Minardi (2000), Johannesburg (2001), Spartacus (2002), One Cool Cat (2003), Damson (2004), George Washington (2005), Holy Roman Emperor (2006), Mastercraftsman (2008), Alfred Nobel (2009), Zoffany (2010), Pedro the Great (2012), Sudirman (2013), Dick Whittington (2014), Air Force Blue (2015), Caravaggio (2016), Sioux Nation (2017)

Winners since 1979[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1979 Smokey Lady Wally Swinburn Dermot Weld
1980 Swan Princess Taffy Thomas Brian Swift
1981 Achieved Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 0:57.70
1982 Sweet Emma Gabriel Curran Kevin Prendergast Jackie Ward Ramos 1:00.20
1983 King Persian Michael Kinane Liam Browne Seamus McAleer 1:11.70
1984 Aviance Declan Gillespie David O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:08.60
1985 Roaring Riva Ray Cochrane Ray Laing Billy Gaff 1:14.40
1986 Minstrella John Reid Charlie Nelson Ned Evans 1:13.20
1987 Digamist Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 1:11.40
1988 Superpower Walter Swinburn Bill O'Gorman Mrs Poh-Lian Yong 1:11.95
1989 Pharaoh's Delight Ray Cochrane Peter Hudson Al-Deera Bloodstock Ltd 1:11.60
1990 Mac's Imp Alan Munro Bill O'Gorman Tamdown Ltd 1:09.90
1991 Bradawn Breever Rodney Griffiths Kevin Prendergast M. A. Murray 1:13.30
1992 Pips Pride Frankie Dettori Richard Hannon Sr. Mrs V. S. Grant 1:13.00
1993 Turtle Island John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 1:14.40
1994 Eva Luna Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Catherine Shubotham 1:14.00
1995 Danehill Dancer Pat Eddery Neville Callaghan Michael Tabor 1:14.60
1996 Mantovani Conor Everard Jim Bolger Jackie Bolger 1:13.60
1997 Princely Heir Jason Weaver Mark Johnston Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:11.80
1998 Lavery Walter Swinburn Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:11.10
1999 Fasliyev Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:17.10
2000 Minardi Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:12.20
2001 Johannesburg Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:13.20
2002 Spartacus Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:15.10
2003 One Cool Cat Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:11.40
2004 Damson Kieren Fallon David Wachman Magnier / Tabor 1:13.20
2005 George Washington Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith 1:12.70
2006 Holy Roman Emperor Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:11.00
2007 Saoirse Abu Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Ennistown Stud / Bolger 1:18.89
2008 Mastercraftsman Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:13.30
2009 Alfred Nobel Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:20.32
2010 Zoffany Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:11.29
2011 La Collina Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast Joerg Vasicek 1:13.30
2012 Pedro the Great Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:19.05
2013 Sudirman Wayne Lordan David Wachman Mrs Fitri Hay & Sue Magnier 1:09.35
2014 Dick Whittington Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:14.55
2015 Air Force Blue Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:11.88
2016 Caravaggio Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:11.79
2017 Sioux Nation Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:11.72
2018 Advertise Frankie Dettori Martyn Meade Phoenix Thoroughbred Ltd 1 1:12.29
2019 Siskin Colin Keane Ger Lyons Khalid Abdullah 1:17.14
2020 Lucky Vega Shane Foley Jessica Harrington Zhang Yuesheng 1:13.35
2021 Ebro River Shane Foley Hugo Palmer Al Shaqab Racing 1:12.16

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1902: Bushey Belle
  • 1903: Cape Solitaire
  • 1904: Abelard
  • 1905: Athleague
  • 1906: Lalla Rookh
  • 1907: Americus Girl
  • 1908: Glenesky
  • 1909: Lady Edgar
  • 1910: Clonbern
  • 1911: Far and Wide
  • 1912: Happy Fanny
  • 1913: Courier Belle
  • 1914: St Cuimin
  • 1915: Vera Cruz
  • 1916: The Banshee
  • 1917: Bonnie Dance
  • 1918: Gilded Vanity
  • 1919: Blue Dun
  • 1920: Double Tip
  • 1921: Bridgemount
  • 1922: Rabona
  • 1923: Dawson City
  • 1924: Pons Asinorum
  • 1925: Allets
  • 1926: Archway
  • 1927: Athford
  • 1928: Trigo
  • 1929: Confetti
  • 1930: Galapas
  • 1931: The Greek
  • 1932: Cedarhurst
  • 1933: His Reverence
  • 1934: Smokeless
  • 1935: Dancing Comet
  • 1936: Phideas
  • 1937: Knight's Caprice
  • 1938: New Comet
  • 1939: Eyrefield
  • 1940: Enchantress
  • 1941: Fair Crystal
  • 1942: The Phoenix
  • 1943: Arctic Sun
  • 1944: Lady's View
  • 1945: Momentum
  • 1946: Lady Kells
  • 1947: The Web
  • 1948: Ballywillwill
  • 1949: Abadan
  • 1950: Gold Cup
  • 1951: Windy City
  • 1952: Royal Duchy
  • 1953: Sixpence
  • 1954: My Beau
  • 1955: Sarissa
  • 1956: Refined
  • 1957: Vestogan
  • 1958: Getaway
  • 1959: Gigi
  • 1960: Kathy Too
  • 1961: Prince Poppa
  • 1962: Irish Chorus
  • 1963: Right Strath
  • 1964: Adriatic Star
  • 1965: Current Coin *
  • 1966: Jadeite
  • 1967: Fatima's Gift
  • 1968: Lord John
  • 1969: Pianissimo
  • 1970: Areola
  • 1971: Celtic Twilight
  • 1972: Marble Arch
  • 1973: Noble Mark
  • 1974: Lady Seymour
  • 1975: National Wish
  • 1976: Cloonlara
  • 1977: Perla
  • 1978: Kilijaro

* Red Taffy finished first in 1965, but he was disqualified.

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