Famous Horse Races

Matron Stakes

The Curragh Racecourse
A Brief History Of Matron Stakes
The Matron Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race for three-year-old and above thoroughbred fillies and mares run over a distance of 1 mile at Leopardstown Racecourse in September.

The race moved to Leopardstown from the Curragh as a Group 3 race in 2002. It has been upgraded twice since - to Group 2 in 2003 and to Group 1 in 2004.
Year
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
Winner

Echelon
Red Evie
Attraction
Soviet Song
Favourable Terms
Dress to Thrill
Independence
Iftiraas
Dazzling Park
Tadwiga
Clerio
Donna Viola
Timarida
Eternal Rêve
Chanzi
Cloud of Dust
Kooyonga
Spring Daffodil
Upward Trend
Llyn Gwynant
Age

5
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Jockey

Ryan Moore
Jamie Spencer
Kevin Darley
Johnny Murtagh
Kieren Fallon
Pat Smullen
Frankie Dettori
George Duffield
Kevin Manning
Richard Hughes
Michael Kinane
John Reid
Johnny Murtagh
Michael Kinane
Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
Warren O'Connor
Declan Gillespie
Christy Roche
Willie Carson
Trainer

Sir Michael Stoute
Michael Bell
Mark Johnston
James Fanshawe
Sir Michael Stoute
Dermot Weld
Ed Dunlop
John Dunlop
Jim Bolger
Richard Hannon
Henri-Alex Pantall
Chris Wall
John Oxx
François Boutin
John Oxx
John Dunlop
Michael Kauntze
Augustine Leahy
Jim Bolger
John Dunlop
Owner

Cheveley Park Stud
Terry Neill
Duke Of Roxburghe
Elite Racing Club
Maktoum Al Maktoum
Moyglare Stud Farm
Cliveden Stud
Kuwait Racing
Mrs Seamus Burns
Stonethorn Stud
Sheikh Mohammed
Kieran D Scott
HH Aga Khan IV
Sheikh Mohammed
Sheikh Mohammed
Peggy Kwoh
Mitsuo Haga
Golden Vale
Paul Green
Macdonald-Buchanan
Time

1:39.52
1:38.7
1:38.9
1:36.8
1:39.9
1:40.1
1:39.2
1:39.6
1:39.0
1:41.3
1:42.1
1:39.9
1:38.1
1:41.6
1:42.0
1:44.5
1:41.3
1:38.9
1:39.1
1:44.5