Park Express Stakes
|Group 3 race|
|Park Express Stakes|
Co. Kildare, Ireland
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Sponsor||Lodge Park Stud|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
fillies & mares
|Weight||8 st 9 lb (3yo);|
9 st 10 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for Group winners *
* since March 1 last year
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.
Most successful horse:
- no horse has won this race more than once
Leading jockey (2 wins):
- Kieren Fallon – Wrong Key (2003), Kitty O'Shea (2005)
Leading trainer (2 wins):
- Kevin Prendergast – Wrong Key (2003), Marjalina (2008)
- Jim Bolger – Alexander Goldrun (2004), Oh Goodness Me (2009)
|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|
- galopp-sieger.de – Park Express Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Park Express Stakes (2010).
- pedigreequery.com – Park Express Stakes – Curragh.