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Futurity Stakes (Ireland)

The Futurity Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Fairyhouse over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event was formerly classed at Group 3 level, and it used to be held at the Curragh. For a period it was usually contested over 1 mile. Its distance was cut to 7 furlongs in 1997, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2001. The race was transferred to its present venue, Fairyhouse, in 2009.

Winners since 1987

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1987 Demon Magic John Reid John Oxx 1:48.10
1988 Phantom Breeze Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:44.90
1989 Teach Dha Mhile Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:41.50
1990 Misty Valley Steve Cauthen Michael Kauntze 1:40.90
1991 St Jovite Christy Roche Jim Bolger 1:39.50
1992 Fatherland Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 1:28.20
1993 Cois Na Tine Christy Roche Jim Bolger 1:41.50
1994 Jural Michael Roberts Mark Johnston 1:42.00
1995 Bijou d'Inde Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 1:38.70
1996 Equal Rights John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:39.90
1997 Impressionist Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 1:26.60
1998 St Clair Ridge Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:25.90
1999 Giant's Causeway Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:25.00
2000 Lady Lahar Johnny Murtagh Mick Channon 1:35.70
2001 Hawk Wing Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:25.70
2002 Van Nistelrooy Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:24.30
2003 Pearl of Love Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 1:22.50
2004 Oratorio Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 1:25.70
2005 Horatio Nelson Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:23.30
2006 Teofilo Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:22.60
2007 New Approach Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:29.00
2008 Arazan Michael Kinane John Oxx 1:33.61
2009 Cape Blanco Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 1:32.59

References


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

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