The Desmond Stakes 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 (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.
The event was held at the Curragh prior to 2002, but it then began a period at Leopardstown. It returned to its former venue in 2009.
Winners since 1986
|1986||Wise Counsellor||3||Pat Eddery||Vincent O'Brien||1:40.70|
|1987||Entitled||3||Cash Asmussen||Vincent O'Brien||1:37.30|
|1988||Totem||3||Christy Roche||David O'Brien||1:49.00|
|1989||Llyn Gwynant||4||Declan Gillespie||John Dunlop||1:34.30|
|1990||Kostroma||4||Stephen Craine||Tommy Stack||1:37.30|
|1991||Star of Gdansk||3||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||1:36.30|
|1992||Via Borghese||3||Willie Carson||Vincent O'Brien||1:41.00|
|1993||Asema||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||1:46.20|
|1994||Bin Ajwaad ||4||Lester Piggott||Ben Hanbury||1:36.40|
|1995||Mr Martini ||5||Brett Doyle||Clive Brittain||1:37.10|
|1996||Idris||6||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||1:38.40|
|1997||Swift Gulliver||3||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||1:38.80|
|1998||Second Empire||3||Christy Roche||Aidan O'Brien||1:35.60|
|1999||Haami||4||John Reid||John Dunlop||1:40.40|
|2000||Golden Silca||4||Johnny Murtagh||Mick Channon||1:41.70|
|2001||Hawkeye||3||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:45.20|
|2002||Dress to Thrill||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:38.80|
|2003||Refuse to Bend||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:37.30|
|2004||Ace||3||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||1:37.30|
|2005||Caradak||4||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||1:38.30|
|2006||King Jock||5||Pat Shanahan||Robbie Osborne||1:40.80|
|2007||She's Our Mark||3||Danny Grant||Pat Flynn||1:42.69|
|2008||Carribean Sunset||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:44.32|
|2009||Famous Name||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:42.79|
1 Heart Lake finished first in 1994, but he was relegated to last place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
2 Ivory Frontier and Timarida were first and second in 1995, but the race was awarded to the third-placed horse.
- galopp-sieger.de – Desmond Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Desmond Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Desmond Stakes – Curragh.