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Curragh Cup

The Curragh Cup is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs (2,816 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June or early July.

For a period the event was classed at Listed level, and it was then promoted to its current status, Group 3, in 1994. The race is part of the Curragh's three-day Irish Derby Festival meeting. It is presently run on day two, the day before the Irish Derby.

Winners since 1987






1987 Almaarad 4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 3:11.00
1988 Heavenly Manna 3 Christy Roche Paddy Mullins 3:04.60
1989 Tyrone Bridge 3 David Parnell Kevin Prendergast 3:00.60
1990 Thetford Forest 3 Ron Quinton John Oxx 2:55.40
1991 Hateel 5 Willie Carson Peter Walwyn 3:03.70
1992 Arrikala 3 Christy Roche Jim Bolger 2:55.40
1993 Vintage Crop 6 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 3:04.90
1994 Witness Box 7 John Reid John Oxx 3:04.30
1995 Vintage Crop 8 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 3:00.20
1996 Blushing Flame 5 John Reid Michael Stoute 3:00.60
1997 Orchestra Stall 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 3:04.50
1998 Memorise 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 3:16.30
1999 Maridpour 4 Gary Stevens Sir Michael Stoute 3:01.40
2000 Quality Team 3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 3:05.60
2001 Chimes at Midnight 4 Wayne Smith Luke Comer 3:22.50
2002 Daliapour 6 Michael Kinane Sir Michael Stoute 3:04.30
2003 Maharib 3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 3:04.40
2004 Mkuzi 5 Michael Kinane John Oxx 2:59.70
2005 Mkuzi 6 Fran Berry John Oxx 3:05.50
2006 Kastoria 5 Michael Kinane John Oxx 2:58.64
2007 Peppertree Lane 4 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 3:10.99
2008 Septimus 5 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 3:07.17
2009 Profound Beauty 5 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 3:03.35
2010 Tactic 4 Tadhg O'Shea John Dunlop 2:58.92


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