Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial
The Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial is a Group 2 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Leopardstown 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 was established in 1971, and it was originally known as the Nijinsky Stakes. This was in honour of the racehorse Nijinsky, an Irish-trained winner of the English Triple Crown in 1970. The race's title was changed to the Derby Trial Stakes in 1984, at which time it held Group 2 status. It was downgraded to Group 3 class in the early 1990s, but it was promoted back to Group 2 level in 2003. The race serves as a trial for the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby, and several of its winners have subsequently achieved victory in one or both of those events.
Winners since 1987
|1987||Seattle Dancer||Cash Asmussen||Vincent O'Brien||2:07.90|
|1988||Kris Kringle||John Reid||Vincent O'Brien||2:11.20|
|1989||Phantom Breeze||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||2:09.60|
|1990||Anvari||Basil Marcus||Clive Brittain||2:03.40|
|1991||Runyon||Stephen Craine||Tommy Stack||2:07.80|
|1992||St Jovite||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||2:10.40|
|1993||Perfect Imposter||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||2:07.90|
|1994||Artema||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||2:08.90|
|1995||Humbel||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||2:06.30|
|1996||Truth or Dare||Christy Roche||Charles O'Brien||2:05.00|
|1997||Ashley Park||Christy Roche||Charles O'Brien||2:15.30|
|1998||Risk Material||Christy Roche||Aidan O'Brien||2:06.90|
|1999||Port Bayou||Pat Shanahan||Dermot Weld||2:16.00|
|2000||Sinndar||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||2:04.90|
|2001||Galileo||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||2:08.50|
|2002||High Chaparral||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||2:03.50|
|2003||Alamshar||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||2:07.40|
|2004||Yeats||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||2:10.30|
|2005||Fracas||Jamie Spencer||David Wachman||2:16.40|
|2006||Dylan Thomas||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||2:07.80|
|2007||Archipenko||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||2:07.90|
|2008||Casual Conquest||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||2:05.35|
|2009||Fame and Glory||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||2:03.62|
|2010||Midas Touch||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||2:02.50|
- 1971 - Sea Friend
- 1972 - Boucher
- 1973 - Ballymore
- 1974 - Hail the Pirates
- 1976 - Meneval
- 1977 - Orchestra
- 1978 - Slaney Idol
- 1979 - Noelino
- 1980 - Ramian
- 1981 - Young Kildare
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Nijinsky Stakes – Leopardstown.
- pedigreequery.com – Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes – Leopardstown.