Royal Whip Stakes

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Royal Whip Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated 1821
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Kilfrush Stud
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 1m 2f (2,012 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 1 lb (3yo);
9 st 9 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners *
* since January 1
Purse €65,000 (2015)
1st: €42,250
Royal Whip Stakes
2016
Purple, red star, red cap, white diamonds Beige, dark blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves and cap
Success Days Fascinating Rock Moonlight Magic

The Royal Whip Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres) at the Curragh in August.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1821, and it was originally a long-distance race for horses aged four or older. It was named after its trophy, a gold-handled whip presented to the Irish Turf Club by King George IV. It was initially one of a series of races known as the Royal Plates.

The trophy was replaced by a new whip provided by King William IV in 1830.[1] The event was opened to three-year-olds in 1832. It was limited to Irish-bred horses for a period after the 1860s.

The Royal Whip Stakes was cut to 2½ miles in 1925, and to 2 miles in 1936. Its original prize fund of 100 guineas remained unchanged until 1954. From this point it was contested over 1½ miles.

The race was given Group 3 status in the early 1970s. It was shortened to 1¼ miles in 1995, and promoted to Group 2 level in 1998. It was relegated back to Group 3 in 2013.[2]

With its 197th edition in 2017, the Royal Whip Stakes is Ireland's oldest continuously run horse race.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Roller – 1822, 1824, 1825
  • Skylark – 1830, 1831, 1832

Leading jockey since 1950 (7 wins):

  • Michael KinaneKamakura (1985), Beyond the Lake (1989), Rayseka (1993), King Alex (1997), Make No Mistake (1998), Bach (2001), High Chaparral (2003)

Leading trainer since 1950 (13 wins):

  • Vincent O'BrienRoss Sea (1959), Bally Joy (1965), Reindeer (1970), Tantoul (1971), Manitoulin (1972), Cavo Doro (1973), Alleged (1977, 1978), Last Light (1981), Lords (1982), Empire Glory (1984), Baba Karam (1987), Splash of Colour (1990)


Winners since 1977[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1977 Alleged 3 Peadar Matthews Vincent O'Brien 2:43.20
1978 Alleged 4 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 2:36.40
1979 The Bart 3 Christy Roche Ted Curtin
1980 My Hollow 5 Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger
1981 Last Light 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien
1982 Lords 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien
1983 Condell 4 Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger
1984 Empire Glory 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien
1985 Kamakura 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld
1986 Dubian 4 Pat Eddery Alec Stewart
1987 Baba Karam 3 Declan Gillespie Vincent O'Brien 2:34.30
1988 Heavenly Manna 3 Christy Roche Paddy Mullins 2:46.80
1989 Beyond the Lake 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 2:35.50
1990 Splash of Colour 3 John Reid Vincent O'Brien 2:32.20
1991 George Augustus 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:54.80
1992 Jahafil 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:36.20
1993 Rayseka 3 Michael Kinane John Oxx 2:35.90
1994 Dancing Sunset [a] 3 Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 2:34.00
1995 Shemaran 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:02.90
1996 Pilsudski 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:03.00
1997 King Alex 4 Michael Kinane Roger Charlton 2:04.80
1998 Make No Mistake 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 2:01.80
1999 Zomaradah 4 John Reid Luca Cumani 2:04.00
2000 Takali 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:13.70
2001 Bach 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 2:12.20
2002 Chancellor 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills 2:11.10
2003 High Chaparral 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 2:04.80
2004 Solskjaer 4 Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 2:02.90
2005 Tropical Lady 5 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 2:07.60
2006 Mustameet 5 Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast 2:07.30
2007 Eagle Mountain 3 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 2:15.59
2008 King of Rome [b] 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:12.84
2009 Casual Conquest 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:15.74
2010 Fame and Glory 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:06.62
2011 Banimpire 3 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 2:10.43
2012 Famous Name 7 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:19.39
2013 Maputo 3 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 2:08.13
2014 Hall of Mirrors 4 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 2:11.46
2015 Found 3 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 2:09.88
2016 Success Days 4 Shane Foley Ken Condon 2:13.27

a Blue Judge finished first in 1994, but he was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry.
b The 2008 running took place at Leopardstown.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1821: Langar
  • 1822: Roller
  • 1823: Langar
  • 1824: Roller
  • 1825: Roller
  • 1826: Miss Foote
  • 1827: Balderdash
  • 1828: Paddy Whack
  • 1829: Napoleon
  • 1830: Skylark
  • 1831: Skylark
  • 1832: Skylark
  • 1833: Napoleon
  • 1834: Thump
  • 1835: Rust
  • 1836: Exchange
  • 1837: Harkaway
  • 1838: Cregane
  • 1839: Retriever
  • 1840: St Lawrence
  • 1841: Great Wonder
  • 1842: Bangor
  • 1843: Fairy Queen
  • 1844: King Dan
  • 1845: The Switcher
  • 1846: Burgundy
  • 1847: Rat Trap
  • 1848: Dough
  • 1849: The Baroness
  • 1850: Marchioness d'Eu
  • 1851: Kick Up the Dust
  • 1852: Chaseaway
  • 1853: Chaseaway
  • 1854: Doctor O'Toole
  • 1855: The Chicken
  • 1856: The Chicken
  • 1857: The Tattler
  • 1858: Agitation
  • 1859: Hibernia
  • 1860: Shamrock
  • 1861: The Lawyer
  • 1862: Castle Hackett
  • 1863: Tourist
  • 1864: Woodman
  • 1865: Lord Conyngham
  • 1866: Dunsany
  • 1867: Columbus
  • 1868: Aneroid
  • 1869: The Scout
  • 1870: Finesse
  • 1871: Trieste
  • 1872: Speculation
  • 1873: Bedouin
  • 1874: Christmas
  • 1875: Ingomar
  • 1876: Fair Alice
  • 1877: Piersfield
  • 1878: Matilda
  • 1879: Sisyphus
  • 1880: Miriam
  • 1881: Miriam
  • 1882: Buckshot
  • 1883: Peace
  • 1884: Xema
  • 1885: Sylvan Queen
  • 1886: Sylvan Queen
  • 1887: Campanula
  • 1888: Little John
  • 1889: Little John
  • 1890: Golden Crescent
  • 1891: Chatterbox
  • 1892: Red Prince
  • 1893: Golden Ring
  • 1894: Starlight
  • 1895: The Jew
  • 1896: Aline
  • 1897: Gustaloga
  • 1898: The Falloch
  • 1899: Lillian Noel
  • 1900: The Falloch
  • 1901: Glenmalur
  • 1902: Driftwood
  • 1903: Sylvan Park
  • 1904: Sylvan Park
  • 1905: Claret Lass
  • 1906: Claret Lass
  • 1907: Mrs Lyons
  • 1908: Bouncing Bess
  • 1909: Octocide
  • 1910: Lorello
  • 1911: Castle Jewel
  • 1912: Master of Light
  • 1913: Laoghaire
  • 1914: Bachelor's Fiasco
  • 1915: Garrus
  • 1916: Scarlet Rambler
  • 1917: Noham
  • 1918: King Frusquin
  • 1919: Earn's Glen
  • 1920: Red Flag
  • 1921: Coup d'Essai
  • 1922: Carthage
  • 1923: Mullagher-a-Boo
  • 1924: Blue Fish
  • 1925: Jillsome
  • 1926: Philanderer
  • 1927: Lomond's Lake
  • 1928: Tan Girl
  • 1929: Swift Agnes
  • 1930: Nice Token
  • 1931: Sahabelle
  • 1932: Cloverdale
  • 1933: Song of the Hills
  • 1934: Theorosa
  • 1935: Sol Erin
  • 1936: Harvest Star
  • 1937: Kildonan's Hope
  • 1938: Corofin
  • 1939: Dennison
  • 1940: Antrim
  • 1941: Etoile de Lyons
  • 1942: Anniversary
  • 1943: Blue Speck
  • 1944: Rhodes
  • 1945: Golden Spur
  • 1946: Spring Offensive
  • 1947: Lorimer
  • 1948: Signal Service
  • 1949: Eastern Gem
  • 1950: L'Horizon
  • 1951: Storm Beacon
  • 1952: Beau Sire
  • 1953: Sunny Streak
  • 1954: Hidalgo
  • 1955: Zarathustra
  • 1956: Jongleur
  • 1957: Solartickle
  • 1958: Irish Penny
  • 1959: Ross Sea
  • 1960: Avril Sprite
  • 1961: Azurine
  • 1962: Gay Challenger
  • 1963: Nos Royalistes
  • 1964: Cassim
  • 1965: Bally Joy
  • 1966: Wedding Present
  • 1967: Vendor
  • 1968: Stitch
  • 1969: Candy Cane
  • 1970: Reindeer
  • 1971: Tantoul
  • 1972: Manitoulin
  • 1973: Cavo Doro
  • 1974: Klairvimy
  • 1975: Consol
  • 1976: Yankee Gold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irish Horse Racing connections with the Royal Family". Horse Racing Ireland. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eight races upgraded by European Pattern Committee". the-racehorse.com. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.