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Park Express Stakes

Group 3 race
Park Express Stakes
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated 2003
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Lodge Park Stud
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 9 lb (3yo);
9 st 10 lb (4yo+)
Penalties
3 lb for Group winners *
* since March 1 last year
Purse 84,000 (2010)
1st: €54,600

The Park Express 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 the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in March.

The event was established in 2003, and it was initially classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2006, and it is now Ireland's first "Group" race of the year.

The race is named after Park Express, a successful Irish-trained filly in the 1980s and subsequently a leading broodmare.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (2 wins):


Leading trainer (2 wins):

  • Kevin Prendergast – Wrong Key (2003), Marjalina (2008)
  • Jim BolgerAlexander Goldrun (2004), Oh Goodness Me (2009)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
2003 Wrong Key 4 Kieren Fallon Kevin Prendergast 1:44.80
2004 Alexander Goldrun 3 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:51.20
2005 Kitty O'Shea 3 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:51.40
2006 Danehill Music 3 Wayne Lordan David Wachman 2:05.60
2007 Ardbrae Lady 4 Johnny Murtagh Joe Murphy 1:55.40
2008 Marjalina 3 Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast 1:55.97
2009 Oh Goodness Me 3 Davy Moran Jim Bolger 1:47.03
2010 Pollen 5 Billy Lee Tommy Stack 1:49.69

See also

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Park Express Stakes (2010).



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