Solonaway Stakes

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Solonaway Stakes
(Clipper Logistics Boomerang Mile)
Group 2 race
Location Leopardstown Racecourse
Co. Dublin, Ireland
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Clipper Logistics
Website Leopardstown
Race information
Distance1 mile (1,609 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight9 st 3 lb (3yo);
9 st 8 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 lb for Group 1 winners*
* since 1 January
Purse€200,000 (2018)
1st: €118,000
Solonaway Stakes
2020
Owner Mr Ross Harmon.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Safe VoyageSinawannVatican City

The Solonaway Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

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The event is named after Solonaway, the winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 1949, and was previously run at The Curragh. It was contested over a mile during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and for a period it was classed at Listed level. It was extended by a furlong in 1993.

The Solonaway Stakes reverted to a mile in 2001, and was given Group 3 status in 2007. It was upgraded to Group 2 status from 2014, [1] and in the same year it was transferred to Leopardstown and became part of the Irish Champions Weekend fixture. The race is currently sponsored by Clipper Logistics, and run as the Clipper Logistics Boomerang Mile.

Records

Most successful horse since 1987 (2 wins):

Leading jockey since 1987 (4 wins):

Leading trainer since 1987 (6 wins):

Winners since 1987

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerTime
1987Patriach5Declan Gillespie John Dunlop
1988Lady Eileen3David ParnellKevin Prendergast1:54.30
1989Milieu4 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:40.80
1990Lepoushka4 John Reid Peter Hill1:39.90
1991Julie la Rousse3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 1:46.90
1992Equal Eloquence3 Richard Hughes John Oxx 1:44.10
1993Idris3 Michael Kinane John Oxx 2:02.60
1994Memories3 Willie Carson James Burns2:04.90
1995Royal Ballerina5Warren O'ConnorMichael Kauntze1:55.70
1996Ger's Royal5 Johnny Murtagh Pat Flynn 1:56.80
1997Quws3Stephen CraineKevin Prendergast1:55.00
1998Risk Material3 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 1:57.20
1999Scottish Memories3 Johnny Murtagh John Mulhern1:58.40
2000Shoal Creek3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:54.90
2001Magic Cove3Pat ShanahanCon Collins1:49.20
2002Umistim5 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:37.90
2003Hymn of Love3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:38.40
2004Troubadour3 Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 1:40.20
2005Kings Point4 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 1:38.20
2006Ivan Denisovich3 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:36.20
2007Jumbajukiba4 Fran Berry Jessica Harrington 1:36.26
2008Jumbajukiba5 Fran Berry Jessica Harrington 1:49.61
2009Border Patrol3 Kevin Manning Roger Charlton 1:48.08
2010Steinbeck [lower-alpha 1] 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 1:40.83
2011 Cityscape 5 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton 1:43.70
2012Famous Name7 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:38.09
2013Brendan Brackan4 Colin Keane Ger Lyons1:37.77
2014Bow Creek3 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1:37.63
2015Custom Cut6 Danny Tudhope David O'Meara1:40.90
2016 Awtaad 3 Chris Hayes Kevin Prendergast1:43.86
2017Suedois6 Danny Tudhope David O'Meara1:42.39
2018I Can Fly3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 1:38.70
2019Space Traveller3Billy Lee Richard Fahey 1:39.31
2020Safe Voyage7 Colin Keane John Quinn1:39.44
  1. The 2010 winner Steinbeck was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Pure Champion

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References

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