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Meld Stakes

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

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
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

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