Blue Wind Stakes
The Blue Wind Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Naas over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.
The event is named in honour of Blue Wind, the Irish-trained winner of the Epsom Oaks and the Irish Oaks in 1981. The Blue Wind Stakes was formerly held at Cork, and it used to be classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2004, and it was transferred to its present venue, Naas, in 2005.
Winners since 2001
|2001||Adonesque||3||Niall McCullagh||John Oxx||2:04.70|
|2002||Villa Carlotta||4||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:14.70|
|2003||Humilis||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||2:20.10|
|2004||Hazarista||3||Fran Berry||John Oxx||2:09.80|
|2005||Right Key||3||Declan McDonogh||Kevin Prendergast||2:11.80|
|2006||Galatee||3||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:18.20|
|2007||Four Sins||3||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||2:11.60|
|2008||Adored||3||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||2:09.24|
|2009||Beauty O' Gwaun||3||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||2:14.97|
|2010||Akdarena||3||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:11.21|
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Blue Wind Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Blue Wind Stakes – Naas.