Debutante Stakes (Ireland)
The Debutante Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.
The event was formerly held at Phoenix Park, and it used to be contested over 6 furlongs. At the beginning of the 1990s it was classed as a Group 3 race. It was transferred to the Curragh in 1991, and at the same time it was relegated to Listed level. The race moved to Leopardstown in 1994, and at this point its distance was extended to 7 furlongs.
The Debutante Stakes returned to the Curragh in 2000, and it regained Group 3 status in 2001. It was promoted to Group 2 level in 2004. It continued at the Curragh until 2005, and since then it has been switched between that venue (2007) and Leopardstown (2006, 2008–09).
Winners since 1987
|1987||Fairy Gold||Cash Asmussen||Vincent O'Brien||1:14.40|
|1988||Pass the Peace||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||1:11.50|
|1989||Polar Bird||Michael Kinane||Barry Hills||1:10.80|
|1990||Capricciosa||John Reid||Vincent O'Brien||1:09.30|
|1991||Miznah||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||1:12.60|
|1992||Alalja||John Egan||Pat Flynn||1:15.80|
|1993||Low Key Affair||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||1:16.50|
|1994||Glounthaune Garden||Christy Roche||Aidan O'Brien||1:30.20|
|1995||Dance Design||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||1:31.90|
|1996||Family Tradition||Christy Roche||Aidan O'Brien||1:34.70|
|1997||Photogenic||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||1:34.30|
|1998||Edabiya||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||1:33.70|
|1999||Preseli||Eddie Ahern||Michael Grassick||1:31.40|
|2000||Affianced||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||1:28.50|
|2001||Saranac Lake||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:27.50|
|2002||Rainbows for All||Wayne Smith||Kevin Prendergast||1:28.70|
|2003||Necklace||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:25.00|
|2004||Silk and Scarlet||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||1:25.40|
|2005||Rumplestiltskin||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||1:27.90|
|2006||Gaudeamus||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||1:31.90|
|2007||Campfire Glow||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:33.18|
|2008||Again||Johnny Murtagh||David Wachman||1:33.15|
|2009||Lillie Langtry||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||1:29.63|
- galopp-sieger.de – Debutante Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Debutante Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Debutante Stakes.