The Meld Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July.
The event was formerly contested over 1 mile and 4 furlongs, and it used to be held in late August at the Curragh. Its distance was cut by 2 furlongs in 1993, and it was switched to July in 1994. The race was transferred to its present venue, Leopardstown, in 2003.
Winners since 1988
|1988||Sailor's Mate||3||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||2:46.70|
|1989||Slender Style||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||2:38.20|
|1990||Khalafiya||3||Ron Quinton||John Oxx||2:36.90|
|1991||Sardaniya||3||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||2:38.10|
|1992||Market Booster||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||2:39.90|
|1993||Lord of the Field||6||Billy Newnes||James Toller||2:08.30|
|1994||Cajarian||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||2:03.80|
|1995||Needle Gun||5||Michael Kinane||Clive Brittain||2:01.60|
|1996||Idris||6||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:02.60|
|1997||Caiseal Ros||3||Pat Smullen||Jim Bolger||2:06.20|
|1998||Takarian||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||2:07.90|
|1999||Make No Mistake||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||2:02.20|
|2000||Takali||3||Niall McCullagh||John Oxx||2:04.10|
|2001||Muakaad||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||2:01.60|
|2002||Imperial Dancer||4||Chris Catlin||Mick Channon||2:02.20|
|2003||Mingun||3||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||2:06.90|
|2004||Latino Magic||4||Robert Burke||Robbie Osborne||2:05.70|
|2005||Tropical Lady||5||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:06.30|
|2006||Heliostatic||3||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:06.50|
|2007||Fracas||5||Wayne Lordan||David Wachman||2:10.38|
|2008||King of Rome||3||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||2:04.05|
|2009||She's Our Mark||5||Danny Grant||Pat Flynn||2:08.74|
- galopp-sieger.de – Meld Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Meld Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Meld Stakes.