The Noblesse Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Cork over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.
The event is named in honour of Noblesse, the Irish-trained winner of the Epsom Oaks in 1963. It was formerly a Listed race restricted to three-year-old fillies only, and it used to be held at Naas. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2004, and simultaneously it was opened to older fillies and mares. It was transferred to its present venue, Cork, in 2005.
Winners since 2003
|2003||Snippets||3||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:31.20|
|2004||Danelissima||3||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||2:30.40|
|2005||Right Key||3||Declan McDonogh||Kevin Prendergast||2:35.80|
|2006||Sina Cova||4||Johnny Murtagh||Peter Casey||2:32.70|
|2007||Nick's Nikita||4||Rory Cleary||Michael Halford||2:29.60|
|2008||Ice Queen||3||Colm O'Donoghue||Aidan O'Brien||2:35.29|
|2009||Grace O'Malley||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||2:29.97|
|2010||Grace O'Malley||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||2:35.70|
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Noblesse Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Noblesse Stakes.