The Gallinule Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May.
The event is named after Gallinule, the Irish-based sire of Pretty Polly, a successful filly in the early 1900s. For most of its history the Gallinule Stakes has been restricted to three-year-olds, and it formerly held Group 2 status. It was opened to older horses in 1994, and it was downgraded to Group 3 level in 1998. The race was switched to Leopardstown for the 2001 and 2002 runnings, and it returned to the Curragh in 2003. It reverted to being an event for three-year-olds only in 2004.
Winners since 1986
|1986||Welsh Fantasy||3||Pat Shanahan||Con Collins||2:16.20|
|1987||Seattle Dancer||3||Cash Asmussen||Vincent O'Brien||2:09.20|
|1988||Project Manager||3||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:07.10|
|1989||Porter Rhodes||3||Paul Eddery||Henry Cecil||2:07.50|
|1990||Missionary Ridge||3||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||2:04.20|
|1991||Sportsworld||3||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||2:06.60|
|1992||Brief Truce||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||2:09.00|
|1993||Massyar||3||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||2:11.10|
|1994||Right Win||4||Lester Piggott||Richard Hannon||2:19.90|
|1995||Shemaran||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||2:12.80|
|1996||Needle Gun||6||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||2:06.00|
|1997||Johan Cruyff||3||Kevin Manning||Aidan O'Brien||2:11.90|
|1998||Quws||4||Stephen Craine||Kevin Prendergast||2:07.70|
|1999||Urban Ocean||3||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||2:14.40|
|2000||Glyndebourne||3||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||2:12.20|
|2001||Exaltation||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||2:11.00|
|2002||Della Francesca||3||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||2:12.50|
|2003||Nysaean||4||Jimmy Fortune||Richard Hannon||2:10.30|
|2004||Meath||3||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||2:10.90|
|2005||Im Spartacus||3||Jamie Spencer||David Flood||2:12.70|
|2006||Puerto Rico||3||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||2:20.20|
|2007||Alexander of Hales||3||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||2:09.60|
|2008||Hebridean||3||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||2:12.05|
|2009||Grand Ducal||3||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||2:19.71|
|2010||Jan Vermeer||3||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||2:11.38|
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Gallinule Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Gallinule Stakes – Curragh.