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Noblesse Stakes

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

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
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

References


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

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