Phoenix Sprint Stakes
The Phoenix Sprint Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.
The event was formerly held at Phoenix Park, and it was transferred to Leopardstown in 1991. It moved to its present venue, the Curragh, in 2002. It temporarily returned to Leopardstown in 2008 – it had been abandoned at the Curragh due to waterlogging.
Winners since 1986
|1986||Acushla||3||Cash Asmussen||Vincent O'Brien||1:09.20|
|1987||Acushla||4||Cash Asmussen||Vincent O'Brien||1:11.30|
|1988||Ingabelle||4||D. Manning||T. F. Lacy||1:11.30|
|1989||Point of Light||4||John Reid||Geoff Lewis||1:11.10|
|1990||Northern Goddess||3||Michael Kinane||Ian Balding||1:10.10|
|1991||Amigo Menor||5||Chris Rutter||David Murray Smith||1:13.20|
|1992||Park Dream||3||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||1:13.30|
|1993||Tropical||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||1:12.80|
|1994||Surprise Offer||4||Walter Swinburn||Richard Hannon||1:13.00|
|1995||Desert Style||3||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||1:14.00|
|1996||Daring Destiny||5||Richard Hughes||Karl Burke||1:13.50|
|1997||Cretan Gift||6||Jason Weaver||Nick Littmoden||1:12.20|
|1998||March Star||4||Pat Eddery||James Toller||1:10.20|
|1999||Gorse||4||Gary Carter||Henry Candy||1:15.20|
|2000||Eastern Purple||5||Basil Marcus||Kevin Ryan||1:12.50|
|2001||Bahamian Pirate||6||Johnny Murtagh||David Nicholls||1:13.50|
|2002||One Won One||8||Seamus Heffernan||Joanna Morgan||1:14.80|
|2003||Bonus||3||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:12.40|
|2004||One Cool Cat||3||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||1:12.70|
|2005||Osterhase||6||Fran Berry||John Mulhern||1:13.20|
|2006||Moss Vale||5||Kieren Fallon||David Nicholls||1:11.00|
|2007||Al Qasi||4||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Chapple-Hyam||1:17.39|
|2008||Snaefell||4||Rory Cleary||Michael Halford||1:18.25|
|2009||Girouette||4||Pat Shanahan||Tracey Collins||1:15.28|
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Phoenix Sprint Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Phoenix Sprint Stakes.