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Silver Flash Stakes

The Silver Flash Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

The event was formerly held in early September at Phoenix Park, where it was run over 7 furlongs and classed at Listed level. It was transferred to Leopardstown in 1991, and for the first two years it was contested in late October. The race was switched to early June in 1993, and simultaneously its distance was cut to 6 furlongs. It was moved to July in 1999, and its length was restored to 7 furlongs in 2007.

The Silver Flash Stakes was promoted to its present status, Group 3, in 2008.

Winners since 1988





1988 Dash of Red Declan Gillespie James Murphy 1:23.90
1989 The Caretaker Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:20.00
1990 Kooyonga Warren O'Connor Michael Kauntze 1:20.40
1991 Fawaayid Willie Supple Jim Bolger 1:32.90
1992 On the Catwalk Richard Hughes Edward O'Grady 1:31.30
1993 Las Meninas Stephen Craine Tommy Stack 1:13.50
1994 Eva Luna Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:15.70
1995 Panga Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:14.60
1996 Azra Ted Durcan Jim Bolger 1:14.60
1997 Heeremandi Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 1:15.40
1998 April Starlight Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 1:12.80
1999 Desert Sky Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:12.50
2000 Freshwater Pearl Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:13.40
2001 Agnetha Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:14.60
2002 Luminata Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:15.20
2003 Maroochydore Michael Kinane David Wachman 1:13.70
2004 Silk and Scarlet Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 1:15.70
2005 Abigail Pett Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:13.30
2006 Chanting Kieren Fallon David Wachman 1:14.60
2007 Triskel Wayne Lordan Tommy Stack 1:36.80
2008 Luminous Eyes Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:29.65
2009 Cabaret Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 1:28.32


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

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