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Railway Stakes (Ireland)

The Railway Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. 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 late June or early July.

The event was formerly classed at Group 3 level, and it was promoted to its current status, Group 2, in 2003. The race is part of the Curragh's three-day Irish Derby Festival meeting. It is presently run on day three, the same day as the Irish Derby.

Winners since 1987





1987 Flutter Away Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:18.30
1988 Honoria Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:13.10
1989 Armanasco Christy Roche Jim Bolger 1:13.90
1990 Time Gentlemen Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:12.20
1991 El Prado Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 1:14.40
1992 Ivory Frontier Christy Roche Jim Bolger 1:13.70
1993 Polish Laughter Walter Swinburn Ben Hanbury 1:15.80
1994 Eva Luna Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:14.20
1995 Flame of Athens John Reid Michael Grassick 1:12.80
1996 Daylight in Dubai John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:12.00
1997 King of Kings Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 1:14.00
1998 Camargo Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:20.00
1999 Bernstein Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:13.00
2000 Honours List Damien Oliver Aidan O'Brien 1:14.50
2001 Rock of Gibraltar Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:14.40
2002 Hold That Tiger Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:17.00
2003 Antonius Pius Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:13.50
2004 Democratic Deficit Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:11.60
2005 George Washington Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:13.10
2006 Holy Roman Emperor Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:12.50
2007 Lizard Island Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 1:18.71
2008 Mastercraftsman Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 1:13.32
2009 Alfred Nobel Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 1:15.05
2010 Formosina Ryan Moore Jeremy Noseda 1:10.77


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

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