Pretty Polly Stakes (Ireland)

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Pretty Polly Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance1m 2f (2,012 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 8lb (4yo+)
Purse 250,000 (2018)
1st: €147,500
Pretty Polly Stakes
2021
Owner Shapoor Mistry.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr Jon S Kelly horseshoe.svg
Thundering NightsSanta BarbaraCayenne Pepper
Previous years
2020
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mr Jon S Kelly horseshoe.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
MagicalCayenne PepperFleeting
2019
Owner Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
IridessaMagic WandPink Dogwood
2018
Owner Barnane Stud Ltd.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
Urban FoxForever TogetherAthena
2017
Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mrs June Judd and Mrs J S Bolger.svg
NezwaahRain GoddessTurret Rocks
2016
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd.svg Owner Godolphin Ireland.svg
MindingBocca BaciataLucida
2015
Owner Mrs Richard Henry and Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Elite Racing Club.svg
DiamondsandrubiesLegatissimoRibbons
2014
Owner Lady Rothschild.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Qatar Racing Limited.svg
Thistle BirdVenus de MiloJust The Judge
2013
Owner Mr Ali Saeed.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Helena Springfield Ltd.svg
AmbivalentWasShirocco Star
2012
Owner Helena Springfield Ltd.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Mr Andrew Stone.svg
Izzi TopSapphireI'm A Dreamer
2011
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Misty For MeMiddayChrysanthemum
2010-2001
2010
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Chinese WhiteFlying CloudAkdarena
2009
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Dar Re MiBeach BunnyLook Here
2008
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Galaxy Racing.svg
Promising LeadMad About YouAnna Pavlova
2007
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Michael H Sly.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Peeping FawnSpeciosaWest Wind
2006
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Alexander GoldrunChelsea RoseRed Bloom
2005
Owner Mrs N O'Callaghan.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Stall Gamshof.svg
Alexander GoldrunRed BloomElopa
2004
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ChoristAlexander GoldrunIvowen
2003
Owner G B Partnership.svg Owner Mrs John M Weld.svg Owner Helena Springfield Ltd.svg
HanamiSnippetsZee Zee Top
2002
Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg Owner Lady O'Reilly.svg Owner Cliveden Stud.svg
TarfshiWrong KeyFraulein
2001
Owner Lady O'Reilly.svg Owner Barouche Stud Ireland Ltd.svg Owner Mrs A M Hanley.svg
RebellineMolomoGolden Apples
2000-1991
2000
Owner Mrs E Roberts.svg Owner Neil Jones.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Lady UpstagePreseliAlluring
1999
Owner M J Halligan.svg Owner Pegasus Racing Ltd.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
PolaireLady In WaitingCalando
1998
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AlboradaAttractive CrownIdle Rich
1997
Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Dermot McAuliffe.svg
Dance DesignChaniaCaiseal Ros
1996
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Dance DesignZafzalaTheano
1995
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Exors Of The Late Mr N Keating.svg
FlagbirdRussian SnowsBallykett Nancy
1994
Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg Owner Exors Of The Late Mr N Keating.svg Owner Vincent Loughnane.svg
Del DeyaBallykett NancyKayfa
1993
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Miss P F O'Kelly.svg
TakarounaMarket BoosterDanse Royale
1992
Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Mrs Philip Blacker.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Market BoosterRuby TigerKhanata
1991
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Ruby TigerHigh PressureJulie La Rousse
1990-1988
1990
Owner Mrs Harold Phillips.svg Owner Mrs E M H Ogden White.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Game PlanCaerless WritingBraiswick
1989
Owner Mrs Catherine Shubotham.svg Owner Mr Athos Christodoulou.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg
Noora AbuMamalunaSlender Style
1988
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Dark LomondSkatingArdglen
 

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.

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History

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. [1]

The race is currently held on the final day of the Curragh's three-day Irish Derby meeting.

Records

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:

Winners since 1978

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1978Jinkitis3Dermot HoganStephen QuirkeW. Fennin2:10.00
1979 Godetia 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:04.80
1980Calandra3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:13.50
1981Happy Bride3Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger Mrs E. McMahon2:06.90
1982 Prince's Polly 3Wally Swinburn Dermot Weld Kerry Fitzpatrick
1983Flame of Tara3Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger Patricia O'Kelly2:05.70
1984 Princess Pati 3Pat ShanahanCon CollinsMeg Mullion2:12.10
1985Alydar's Best3 Christy Roche David O'Brien Alan Clore
1986Fleur Royale3 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
1989Noora Abu7 Christy Roche Jim Bolger Catherine Shubotham2:10.20
1990Game Plan3Basil Marcus Clive Brittain Mrs Harold Phillips2:06.80
1991Ruby Tiger4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker2:10.60
1992Market Booster3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 2:00.60
1993Takarouna3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 2:06.00
1994Del Deya4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:10.70
1995Flagbird4 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
1999Polaire3 Declan McDonogh Kevin PrendergastJim Halligan2:05.10
2000Lady Upstage3 Michael Hills Barry Hills Bunny Roberts2:07.70
2001 Rebelline 3 Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast Lady O'Reilly 2:08.60
2002Tarfshi4 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:04.60
2003Hanami3 Christophe Soumillon James TollerG. B. Partnership2:05.30
2004 Chorist 5 Darryll Holland William Haggas Cheveley Park Stud 2:02.80
2005 Alexander Goldrun 4 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Miriam O'Callaghan2:05.70
2006 Alexander Goldrun 5 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Miriam O'Callaghan2:04.80
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
2010Chinese White5 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Lady O'Reilly 2:03.84
2011 Misty for Me 3 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Smith2:13.37
2012 Izzi Top 4 William Buick John Gosden Helena Springfield Ltd2:15.05
2013Ambivalent4 Johnny Murtagh Roger Varian Ali Saeed2:04.83
2014Thistle Bird6 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 / Smith2:09.94
2017 Nezwaah 4 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:06.19
2018Urban Fox4 Daniel Tudhope William Haggas Barnane Stud Ltd2:06.98
2019 Iridessa 3 Wayne Lordan Joseph O'Brien Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez2:06.46
2020 Magical 5 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:12.29
2021Thundering Nights4 Shane Crosse Joseph O'Brien Shapoor Mistry2:08.72

Earlier winners

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References

  1. "2011 Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule" (PDF). breederscup.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.