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Greenlands Stakes

The Greenlands 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 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May.

The event is named after Greenlands, the area of the Curragh plain where the racecourse is located.[1] The Greenlands Stakes is presently held on the same afternoon as the Irish 2,000 Guineas.

Winners since 1986






1986 Rustic Amber 3 Pat Eddery John Oxx 1:22.00
1987 Sylvan Express 4 Walter Swinburn Philip Mitchell 1:10.50
1988 Big Shuffle 4 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:12.20
1989 Puissance 3 John Reid Vincent O'Brien 1:12.40
1990 Duck and Dive [1] 3 Pat Eddery Richard Hannon 1:11.10
1991 Archway 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 1:12.20
1992 Street Rebel 4 Richard Hughes Noel Meade 1:14.80
1993 College Chapel 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 1:16.10
1994 College Chapel 4 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 1:17.20
1995 Nautical Pet 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:13.00
1996 Lidanna 3 Michael Kinane David Hanley 1:12.60
1997 Burden of Proof 5 Johnny Murtagh Charles O'Brien 1:15.20
1998 Strike Hard 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 1:12.50
1999 Eastern Purple 4 Frankie Dettori Kevin Ryan 1:12.20
2000 Namid 4 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 1:12.50
2001 Final Exam 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:14.20
2002 Tiger Royal 6 Niall McCullagh Dermot Weld 1:17.70
2003 Miss Emma 3 Tadhg O'Shea Michael Halford 1:12.80
2004 The Kiddykid 4 Jamie Spencer David Evans 1:11.80
2005 Moon Unit 4 Johnny Murtagh Harry Rogers 1:14.70
2006 Moss Vale 5 Kieren Fallon David Nicholls 1:18.30
2007 Benbaun 6 Pat Smullen Mark Wallace 1:10.10
2008 Astronomer Royal 4 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 1:12.49
2009 Utmost Respect 5 Declan McDonogh Richard Fahey 1:16.90
2010 Markab 7 Pat Cosgrave Henry Candy 1:10.86

1 A Prayer for Wings finished first in 1990, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.


  1. "The Curragh Land Area". kildare.ie. 2003. http://www.kildare.ie/defenceforces/land.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 

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

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