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Tetrarch Stakes

The Tetrarch Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late April or early May.

The event is named after the Irish-born racehorse The Tetrarch, a highly acclaimed two-year-old in 1913, and a champion sire in 1919. The race can serve as a trial for the Irish 2,000 Guineas, and the most recent horse to win both contests was Desert King in 1997.

Winners since 1986





1986 Flash of Steel Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:32.40
1987 Big Shuffle Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:26.10
1988 Prince of Birds John Reid Vincent O'Brien 1:30.60
1989 Saratogan John Reid Vincent O'Brien
1990 Royal Academy John Reid Vincent O'Brien 1:27.30
1991 Star of Gdansk Christy Roche Jim Bolger 1:28.80
1992 Irish Memory Christy Roche Jim Bolger 1:33.40
1993 College Chapel Willie Supple Vincent O'Brien 1:36.10
1994 Quintiliani John Egan Peadar Matthews 1:44.30
1995 Desert Style Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:29.90
1996 Gothenberg Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 1:26.20
1997 Desert King Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 1:22.80
1998 Two-Twenty-Two Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:32.20
1999 Major Force Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:35.20
2000 Monashee Mountain Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:33.40
2001 Modigliani Paul Scallan Aidan O'Brien 1:26.30
2002 Century City Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:28.40
2003 France Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 1:25.80
2004 Leitrim House Michael Kinane Brian Meehan 1:22.30
2005 Indesatchel Jamie Spencer David Wachman 1:35.90
2006 Decado Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast 1:27.10
2007 Creachadoir Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:22.50
2008 Capt Chaos [1] Chris Hayes Edward Lynam 1:32.40
2009 Vocalised Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:34.82
2010 Free Judgement Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:28.88

1 The 2008 winner Capt Chaos was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Energized.


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

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