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The Phoenix Stakes is a Group 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for two year old colts and fillies at the Curragh conducted by the Curragh Racecourse for Horse Racing Ireland.
The Phoenix Stakes is run over six furlongs. It was first run in 1902 and was won by Bushey Belle.
This was the shortest G1 run in Ireland before the addition of the Flying Five Stakes.
The first runnings of the Phoenix Stakes were at Phoenix Park and known as the Phoenix Plate. It was over the short course. After Phoenix Park closed in 1990, it went to Leopardstown then the Curragh in 2002.
It became this race in 1956 and after being a G2 from 1971, was G1 in 1979 onwards.
The most Phoenix Stakes winners is with Michael Kinane at five.
In an amazing effort, Aidan O'Brien has trained 16 winners of the Phoenix. That is 16 of the last 21 editions.
2018 winner Advertise would go on to win the Commonwealth Cup as a 3yo.
The Phoenix Stakes is worth €250,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Phoenix Stakes include Caravaggio (2016), Air Force Blue (2015), Zoffany (2010), Mastercraftsman (2008), George Washington (2005), Johannesburg (2001), Danehill Dancer (1995), Turtle Island (1993), Kilijaro (1978) and Trigo (1928).
The 2018 Phoenix Stakes was won by Advertise from So Perfect and The Irish Rover.
Previous Phoenix Stakes Winners
| SISKIN (USA) 2C |
FIRST DEFENCE (USA) - BIRD FLOWN (GB) OASIS DREAM (GB)
|C T KEANE||58.5||G M LYONS||2|
| ADVERTISE (GB) 2C |
SHOWCASING (GB) - FURBELOW (GB) PIVOTAL (GB)
|L DETTORI||58.5||M MEADE||1|
| SIOUX NATION (USA) 2C |
SCAT DADDY (USA) - DREAM THE BLUES (IRE) OASIS DREAM (GB)
|RYAN MOORE||58.5||A P O'BRIEN||3|
| CARAVAGGIO (USA) 2C |
SCAT DADDY (USA) - MEKKO HOKTE (USA) HOLY BULL (USA)
|J A HEFFERNAN||58.5||A P O'BRIEN||3|
| AIR FORCE BLUE (USA) 2C |
WAR FRONT (USA) - CHATHAM (USA) MARIA'S MON (USA)
|J P O'BRIEN||58.5||A P O'BRIEN||4|
| DICK WHITTINGTON (IRE) 2C |
RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) - SAHARA SKY (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
|J P O'BRIEN||58.5||A P O'BRIEN||5|
| SUDIRMAN (USA) 2C |
HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) - SHERMEEN (IRE) DESERT STYLE (IRE)
|W M LORDAN||58.5||D WACHMAN||4|
| PEDRO THE GREAT (USA) 2F |
HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) - GLATISANT (GB) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
|J A HEFFERNAN||58.5||A P O'BRIEN||2|
| LA COLLINA (IRE) 2F |
STRATEGIC PRINCE (GB) - STARFISH (IRE) GALILEO (IRE)
|D P MCDONOGH||56.0||KEVIN PRENDERGAST||9|
| ZOFFANY (IRE) 2C |
DANSILI (GB) - TYRANNY (GB) MACHIAVELLIAN (USA)
|J MURTAGH||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||2|
| ALFRED NOBEL (IRE) 2C |
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - GLINTING DESERT (IRE) DESERT PRINCE (IRE)
|J MURTAGH||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||3|
| MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) 2F |
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - STARLIGHT DREAMS (USA) BLACK TIE AFFAIR (GB)
|J MURTAGH||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||1|
| SAOIRSE ABU (USA) 2F |
MR GREELEY (USA) - OUT TOO LATE (USA) FUTURE STORM (USA)
|K J MANNING||56.5||J S BOLGER||1|
| HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) 2C |
DANEHILL (USA) - L'ON VITE (USA) SECRETARIAT (USA)
|K FALLON||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||4|
| GEORGE WASHINGTON (IRE) 2F |
DANEHILL (USA) - BORDIGHERA (USA) ALYSHEBA (USA)
|K FALLON||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||6|
| DAMSON (IRE) 2F |
ENTREPRENEUR (GB) - TADKIYRA (IRE) DARSHAAN (GB)
|K FALLON||56.0||D WACHMAN||1|
| ONE COOL CAT (USA) 2C |
STORM CAT (USA) - TACHA (USA) MR PROSPECTOR (USA)
|M KINANE||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||2|
| SPARTACUS (IRE) 2C |
DANEHILL (USA) - TESLEMI (USA) OGYGIAN (USA)
|C O'DONOGHUE||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||5|
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