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Beresford Stakes

The Beresford Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September or October.

The event held Group 2 status at the beginning of the 1990s, but it was relegated to Group 3 level in 1992. Its former status was restored in 2003. The race is sponsored by Juddmonte Farms.

Winners since 1983





1983 Sadler's Wells Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien 1:44.50
1984 Gold Crest Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien 1:40.70
1985 Flash of Steel Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:46.80
1986 Gulf King Steve Cauthen Paul Kelleway 1:39.30
1987 Insan Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:47.20
1988 Classic Fame John Reid Vincent O'Brien 1:46.50
1989 Victory Piper John Reid Michael Jarvis 1:43.00
1990 Approach the Bench Billy Newnes John Mulhern 1:44.10
1991 El Prado Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 1:43.80
1992 Frenchpark Pat Shanahan Con Collins 1:44.30
1993 Sheridan Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:47.30
1994 Burden of Proof Christy Roche Charles O'Brien 1:48.60
1995 Ahkaam Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:46.10
1996 Johan Cruyff Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 1:44.30
1997 Saratoga Springs Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 1:47.70
1998 Festival Hall Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 1:47.20
1999 Lermontov Paul Scallan Aidan O'Brien 1:47.30
2000 Turnberry Isle Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:46.40
2001 Castle Gandolfo Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:44.70
2002 Alamshar Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 1:44.90
2003 Azamour Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 1:42.00
2004 Albert Hall Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 1:43.80
2005 Septimus Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 1:43.10
2006 Eagle Mountain Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:43.40
2007 Curtain Call Fran Berry Jessica Harrington 1:46.74
2008 Sea the Stars Michael Kinane John Oxx 1:42.36
2009 St Nicholas Abbey Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 1:41.60


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Beresford Stakes (2009).

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