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Royal Whip Stakes

The Royal Whip Stakes is a Group 2 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 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event was formerly contested over 1 mile and 4 furlongs, and it used to be classed at Group 3 level. Its distance was cut by 2 furlongs in 1995, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 1998.

Winners since 1987

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1987 Baba Karam 3 Declan Gillespie Vincent O'Brien 2:34.30
1988 Heavenly Manna 3 Christy Roche Paddy Mullins 2:46.80
1989 Beyond the Lake 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 2:35.50
1990 Splash of Colour 3 John Reid Vincent O'Brien 2:32.20
1991 George Augustus 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:54.80
1992 Jahafil 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:36.20
1993 Rayseka 3 Michael Kinane John Oxx 2:35.90
1994 Dancing Sunset [1] 3 Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 2:34.00
1995 Shemaran 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:02.90
1996 Pilsudski 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:03.00
1997 King Alex 4 Michael Kinane Roger Charlton 2:04.80
1998 Make No Mistake 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 2:01.80
1999 Zomaradah 4 John Reid Luca Cumani 2:04.00
2000 Takali 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:13.70
2001 Bach 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 2:12.20
2002 Chancellor 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills 2:11.10
2003 High Chaparral 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 2:04.80
2004 Solskjaer 4 Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 2:02.90
2005 Tropical Lady 5 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 2:07.60
2006 Mustameet 5 Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast 2:07.30
2007 Eagle Mountain 3 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 2:15.59
2008 King of Rome [2] 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:12.84
2009 Casual Conquest 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:15.74

1 Blue Judge finished first in 1994, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
2 The 2008 running took place at Leopardstown.

References


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

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