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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






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

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