International Stakes (Ireland)
The International 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 and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June or early July.
The event used to be classed at Group 2 level, and it was formerly contested at Phoenix Park over 1 mile. This venue closed after the 1990 season, and so the International Stakes was transferred to the Curragh in 1991. Its distance was extended by a furlong in 1999, but it reverted to its previous length in 2002. The event was restricted to three-year-olds in 2003, and it was downgraded to Group 3 status in 2004. Older horses were re-admitted to the race in 2006, and its distance returned to 1 mile and 1 furlong in 2007. In 2010 the distance once again increased to 1 mile and 2 furlongs. The International Stakes is currently sponsored by Ballymacoll Stud.
Winners since 1988
|1988||Caerwent||3||John Reid||Vincent O'Brien||1:38.27|
|1989||Distant Relative||3||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:36.60|
|1990||Zoman||3||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||1:39.70|
|1991||Mukaddamah||3||Willie Carson||Peter Walwyn||1:37.30|
|1992||Sikeston||6||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||1:37.00|
|1993||Ivory Frontier ||3||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||1:39.00|
|1994||Alflora||5||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||1:38.50|
|1995||Darnay||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:36.40|
|1996||Gothenberg||3||Jason Weaver||Mark Johnston||1:34.80|
|1997||Alhaarth||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:39.00|
|1998||Burden of Proof||6||Johnny Murtagh||Charles O'Brien||1:44.00|
|1999||Great Dane||4||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||1:52.20|
|2000||Alrassaam||4||Philip Robinson||Michael Jarvis||1:52.90|
|2001||Distant Music||4||Richard Hughes||Barry Hills||1:53.10|
|2002||Century City||3||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:46.00|
|2003||Sea Dart||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||1:39.80|
|2004||Red Feather||3||Niall McCullagh||Edward Lynam||1:41.00|
|2005||Moonlight Dance||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:38.40|
|2006||Mustameet||5||Declan McDonogh||Kevin Prendergast||1:39.30|
|2007||Decado||4||Declan McDonogh||Kevin Prendergast||2:01.25|
|2008||Plan||3||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||1:56.86|
|2009||Famous Name||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:57.43|
|2010||Precious Gem||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||2:05.94|
1 Alflora finished first in 1993, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
- galopp-sieger.de – International Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – International Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – International Stakes – Curragh.