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Pretty Polly Stakes

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History

MAGICAL was the winner of a Pretty Polly Stakes
MAGICAL was the winner of a Pretty Polly Stakes Picture: Pat Healy Photography

The Pretty Polly Stakes is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for fillies and mares at the Curragh conducted by the Curragh Racecourse for Horse Racing Ireland.
The Pretty Polly Stakes is run over a mile and a quarter. It was first run in 1948 and was won by Cobatlic.
It is one of two major races in Ireland for fillies and mares only. The other is the Matron Stakes.
The Pretty Polly Stakes is run on the round course. It was only for fillies but became unrestricted.
Originally a Group 2 it was elevated to Group 1 in 2004.
The race is named after one of the greats. Pretty Polly won so many big races at the start of the last century including the Triple Crown.
Two horses have more than one win – Dance Design and Alexander Goldrun.
In the last decade, only four fillies have saluted.
Leading trainer is held by Vincent O'Brien with seven wins.
Seven different jockeys have three wins in the race including Liam Ward, Bill Williamson, Johnny Roe, Lester Piggott, Christy Roche, Michael Kinane and Seamie Heffernan.
The Pretty Polly Stakes was reduced to €200,000 in 2020 due to the coronavirus.
Notable winners of the Pretty Polly Stakes include Magical (2020), Minding (2016), Izzi Top (2012), Misty For Me (2011), Dar Re Mi (2009), Peeing Fawn (2007), Alexander Goldrun (2005/2006), Rebelline (2001), Alborada (1998), Dance Design (1996/1997), Prince's Polly (1982), Godetia (1979) and Pidget (1972).
The 2020 Pretty Polly Stakes was won by Magical from Cayenne Pepper and Fleeting.


Racing and Sports

Previous Pretty Polly Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
MAGICAL (IRE) 5M
GALILEO (IRE) - HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (IRE) PIVOTAL (GB)
J A HEFFERNAN62.5A P O'BRIEN5
IRIDESSA (IRE) 3F
RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE) - SENTA'S DREAM (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
W M LORDAN56.0JOSEPH O'BRIEN3
URBAN FOX (GB) 4F
FOXWEDGE (AUS) - LOMAPAMAR (GB) NASHWAN (USA)
D TUDHOPE61.0W J HAGGAS5
NEZWAAH (GB) 4F
DUBAWI (IRE) - FERDOOS (GB) DANSILI (GB)
ANDREA ATZENI61.0ROGER VARIAN5
MINDING (IRE) 3F
GALILEO (IRE) - LILLIE LANGTRY (IRE) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
RYAN MOORE56.0A P O'BRIEN3
DIAMONDSANDRUBIES (IRE) 3F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - QUARTER MOON (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
J A HEFFERNAN56.0A P O'BRIEN2
THISTLE BIRD (GB) 6M
SELKIRK (USA) - DOLMA (FR) MARCHAND DE SABLE (USA)
GEORGE BAKER61.5R CHARLTON5
MY AMBIVALENT (IRE) 4M
AUTHORIZED (IRE) - DARRERY (GB) DARSHAAN (GB)
J MURTAGH61.5ROGER VARIAN1
IZZI TOP (GB) 4M
PIVOTAL (GB) - ZEE ZEE TOP (GB) ZAFONIC (USA)
WILLIAM BUICK61.0JOHN GOSDEN1
MISTY FOR ME (IRE) 3F
GALILEO (IRE) - BUTTERFLY COVE (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
J A HEFFERNAN56.0A P O'BRIEN4
CHINESE WHITE (IRE) 5M
DALAKHANI (IRE) - CHIANG MAI (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
P SMULLEN61.5D K WELD2
DAR RE MI (GB) 4M
SINGSPIEL (IRE) - DARARA (GB) TOP VILLE (GB)
JIMMY FORTUNE61.5JOHN GOSDEN4
PROMISING LEAD (GB) 4M
DANEHILL (USA) - ARRIVE (GB) KAHYASI (IRE)
RYAN MOORE61.5SIR MICHAEL STOUTE1
PEEPING FAWN (USA) 3F
DANEHILL (USA) - MARYINSKY (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
K FALLON56.0A P O'BRIEN7
ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (IRE) 5M
GOLD AWAY (IRE) - RENASHAAN (FR) DARSHAAN (GB)
K J MANNING61.0J S BOLGER1
ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (IRE) 4M
GOLD AWAY (IRE) - RENASHAAN (FR) DARSHAAN (GB)
K J MANNING60.5J S BOLGER5
CHORIST (GB) 5M
PIVOTAL (GB) - CHOIR MISTRESS (GB) CHIEF SINGER (GB)
D HOLLAND60.5W J HAGGAS1
HANAMI (GB) 3F
HERNANDO (FR) - RUSSIAN ROSE (IRE) SOVIET LAD (USA)
C SOUMILLON55.0JAMES TOLLER4
TARFSHI (GB) 4M
MTOTO (GB) - PASS THE PEACE (GB) ALZAO (USA)
PHILIP ROBINSON59.5M A JARVIS5
REBELLINE (IRE) 3F
ROBELLINO (USA) - FLEETING RAINBOW (GB) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
D P MCDONOGH54.0KEVIN PRENDERGAST
LADY UPSTAGE (IRE) 3F
ALZAO (USA) -
MICHAEL HILLS54.5B W HILLS

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