The Amethyst Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.
The race was transferred to Leopardstown following the closure of its former venue, Phoenix Park, at the end of the 1990 season. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2007, having been classed previously at Listed level.
Winners since 1986
|1986||Mr John||3||M. T. Browne||Liam Browne||1:50.20|
|1987||Baba Karam||3||Cash Asmussen||Vincent O'Brien|
|1988||Lord Bud||3||Pat Gilson||A. Redmond||1:54.60|
|1989||Great Lakes||3||John Reid||Vincent O'Brien||1:41.50|
|1990||Just Three||4||John Reid||Matt McCormack||1:34.90|
|1991||Thornberry||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||1:40.40|
|1992||Brief Truce||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||1:43.50|
|1993||Unusual Heat||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||1:44.60|
|1994||City Nights||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||1:40.90|
|1995||Akhiyar||4||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||1:41.90|
|1996||Idris||6||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||1:39.90|
|1997||Burden of Proof||5||Johnny Murtagh||Charles O'Brien||1:47.60|
|1998||Burden of Proof||6||Johnny Murtagh||Charles O'Brien|
|1999||Burden of Proof||7||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:43.50|
|2000||Anzari||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||1:39.90|
|2001||King of Tara||3||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||1:42.10|
|2002||Bach||5||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||1:38.60|
|2003||European||3||Pat Shanahan||Con Collins||1:41.40|
|2004||D'Anjou||7||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||1:45.00|
|2005||Tolpuddle||5||Wayne Lordan||Tommy Stack||1:50.20|
|2006||Arch Rebel||5||Johnny Murtagh||Noel Meade||1:41.40|
|2007||Danak||4||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||1:38.80|
|2008||Ferneley||4||Willie Supple||Francis Ennis||1:40.50|
|2009||Summit Surge||5||Keagan Latham||Ger Lyons||1:40.35|
|2010||Famous Name||5||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:37.30|
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Amethyst Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Amethyst Stakes – Leopardstown.