The Renaissance 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 September.
The event was formerly known as the MacDonagh Boland Stakes. It used to be contested over 7 furlongs, and for a period it was classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 1998, and cut to 6 furlongs in 2001.
The title of the race was changed to the Ridgewood Pearl Stakes in 2003. This was in honour of Ridgewood Pearl, a highly successful Irish-trained filly. It was renamed the Renaissance Stakes when a different race — the present Ridgewood Pearl Stakes — was launched in 2004.
Winners since 1987
|1987||King's College||3||Cash Asmussen||Vincent O'Brien||1:19.60|
|1988||Lady Eileen||3||David Parnell||Kevin Prendergast||1:31.10|
|1989||Pirouette||3||Stephen Craine||Tommy Stack||1:26.70|
|1990||Daarik||3||W. F. Harris||Harry Thomson Jones||1:25.80|
|1991||Ballyloop||3||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||1:22.80|
|1992||Norwich||5||Steve Cauthen||Barry Hills||1:29.20|
|1993||Millie's Choice||4||Willie Supple||Kevin Prendergast||1:36.40|
|1994||Mysterious Ways||4||Christy Roche||Vincent O'Brien||1:28.60|
|1995||Wizard King||4||Richard Quinn||Sir Mark Prescott||1:23.10|
|1996||Wandering Thoughts||7||Niall McCullagh||Pat Flynn||1:26.50|
|1997||Wizard King||6||Pat Shanahan||Sir Mark Prescott||1:30.10|
|1998||Ramooz||5||John Reid||Ben Hanbury||1:28.20|
|1999||Major Force||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:33.40|
|2000||Social Harmony||6||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||1:28.90|
|2001||Invincible Spirit||4||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||1:08.10|
|2002||Polar Way||3||Johnny Murtagh||Amanda Perrett||1:11.70|
|2003||Fayr Jag||4||Kevin Darley||Tim Easterby||1:12.30|
|2004||Royal Millennium||6||Ted Durcan||Mick Channon||1:13.10|
|2005||Noelani||3||Christophe Soumillon||John Oxx||1:11.70|
|2006||Beauty Bright||3||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||1:14.20|
|2007||Benbaun||6||Pat Smullen||Mark Wallace||1:09.97|
|2008||Rock of Rochelle||3||Robert Burke||Andrew Kinsella||1:18.38|
|2009||Snaefell||5||Fran Berry||Michael Halford||1:15.91|
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Renaissance Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Renaissance Stakes – Curragh.