|Group 1 race|
|Location|| Curragh Racecourse |
Co. Kildare, Ireland
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 2f (2,012 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
fillies & mares
|Weight||8 st 12 lb (3yo);|
9 st 8lb (4yo+)
|Purse|| €250,000 (2018)|
|Thundering Nights||Santa Barbara||Cayenne Pepper|
|Iridessa||Magic Wand||Pink Dogwood|
|Urban Fox||Forever Together||Athena|
|Nezwaah||Rain Goddess||Turret Rocks|
|Thistle Bird||Venus de Milo||Just The Judge|
|Izzi Top||Sapphire||I'm A Dreamer|
|Misty For Me||Midday||Chrysanthemum|
|Chinese White||Flying Cloud||Akdarena|
|Dar Re Mi||Beach Bunny||Look Here|
|Promising Lead||Mad About You||Anna Pavlova|
|Peeping Fawn||Speciosa||West Wind|
|Alexander Goldrun||Chelsea Rose||Red Bloom|
|Alexander Goldrun||Red Bloom||Elopa|
|Hanami||Snippets||Zee Zee Top|
|Polaire||Lady In Waiting||Calando|
|Alborada||Attractive Crown||Idle Rich|
|Dance Design||Chania||Caiseal Ros|
|Flagbird||Russian Snows||Ballykett Nancy|
|Del Deya||Ballykett Nancy||Kayfa|
|Takarouna||Market Booster||Danse Royale|
|Market Booster||Ruby Tiger||Khanata|
|Ruby Tiger||High Pressure||Julie La Rousse|
|Game Plan||Caerless Writing||Braiswick|
|Noora Abu||Mamaluna||Slender Style|
The Pretty Polly Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbred fillies and mares 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 late June or early July.
The event is named after Pretty Polly, a successful filly foaled in Ireland in 1901. It was originally restricted to fillies aged three, but it was later opened to older horses. For a period it was classed at Group 2 level, and it was promoted to Group 1 status in 2004.
The Pretty Polly Stakes was part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series from 2009 to 2012. The winner earned an automatic invitation to compete in the same year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
The race is currently held on the final day of the Curragh's three-day Irish Derby meeting.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
Leading jockey since 1950 (3 wins):
Leading trainer since 1950 (7 wins):
Leading owner since 1978 (5 wins) includes joint wins:
|1978||Jinkitis||3||Dermot Hogan||Stephen Quirke||W. Fennin||2:10.00|
|1979||Godetia||3||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||Robert Sangster||2:04.80|
|1980||Calandra||3||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||Robert Sangster||2:13.50|
|1981||Happy Bride||3||Declan Gillespie||Jim Bolger||Mrs E. McMahon||2:06.90|
|1982||Prince's Polly||3||Wally Swinburn||Dermot Weld||Kerry Fitzpatrick|
|1983||Flame of Tara||3||Declan Gillespie||Jim Bolger||Patricia O'Kelly||2:05.70|
|1984||Princess Pati||3||Pat Shanahan||Con Collins||Meg Mullion||2:12.10|
|1985||Alydar's Best||3||Christy Roche||David O'Brien||Alan Clore|
|1986||Fleur Royale||3||Christy Roche||David O'Brien||Stavros Niarchos|
|1987||Bint Pasha||3||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||Fahd Salman||2:12.10|
|1988||Dark Lomond||3||John Reid||Vincent O'Brien||Stavros Niarchos||2:07.50|
|1989||Noora Abu||7||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||Catherine Shubotham||2:10.20|
|1990||Game Plan||3||Basil Marcus||Clive Brittain||Mrs Harold Phillips||2:06.80|
|1991||Ruby Tiger||4||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||Mrs Philip Blacker||2:10.60|
|1992||Market Booster||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||2:00.60|
|1993||Takarouna||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||HH Aga Khan IV||2:06.00|
|1994||Del Deya||4||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Ahmed Al Maktoum||2:10.70|
|1995||Flagbird||4||Cash Asmussen||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||2:07.10|
|1996||Dance Design||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||2:04.20|
|1997||Dance Design||4||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||2:09.00|
|1998||Alborada||3||George Duffield||Sir Mark Prescott||Kirsten Rausing||2:25.60|
|1999||Polaire||3||Declan McDonogh||Kevin Prendergast||Jim Halligan||2:05.10|
|2000||Lady Upstage||3||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||Bunny Roberts||2:07.70|
|2001||Rebelline||3||Declan McDonogh||Kevin Prendergast||Lady O'Reilly||2:08.60|
|2002||Tarfshi||4||Philip Robinson||Michael Jarvis||Ahmed Al Maktoum||2:04.60|
|2003||Hanami||3||Christophe Soumillon||James Toller||G. B. Partnership||2:05.30|
|2004||Chorist||5||Darryll Holland||William Haggas||Cheveley Park Stud||2:02.80|
|2005||Alexander Goldrun||4||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||Miriam O'Callaghan||2:05.70|
|2006||Alexander Goldrun||5||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||Miriam O'Callaghan||2:04.80|
|2007||Peeping Fawn||3||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||Tabor / Magnier||2:10.63|
|2008||Promising Lead||4||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||Khalid Abdullah||2:06.82|
|2009||Dar Re Mi||4||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden||Lord Lloyd-Webber||2:14.04|
|2010||Chinese White||5||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Lady O'Reilly||2:03.84|
|2011||Misty for Me||3||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||Tabor / Magnier / Smith||2:13.37|
|2012||Izzi Top||4||William Buick||John Gosden||Helena Springfield Ltd||2:15.05|
|2013||Ambivalent||4||Johnny Murtagh||Roger Varian||Ali Saeed||2:04.83|
|2014||Thistle Bird||6||George Baker||Roger Charlton||Lady Rothschild||2:05.58|
|2015||Diamondsandrubies||3||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||Roisin Henry & Sue Magnier||2:07.38|
|2016||Minding||3||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Tabor / Magnier / Smith||2:09.94|
|2017||Nezwaah||4||Andrea Atzeni||Roger Varian||Ahmed Al Maktoum||2:06.19|
|2018||Urban Fox||4||Daniel Tudhope||William Haggas||Barnane Stud Ltd||2:06.98|
|2019||Iridessa||3||Wayne Lordan||Joseph O'Brien||Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez||2:06.46|
|2020||Magical||5||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:12.29|
|2021||Thundering Nights||4||Shane Crosse||Joseph O'Brien||Shapoor Mistry||2:08.72|
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