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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

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
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

References


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

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