Famous Horse Races

National Stakes

The Curragh Racecourse
A Brief History Of National Stakes
The National Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in for two-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres) at the Curragh in September.

It has been run as a Group 1 since 1985. The distance was increased to 1 mile (1,609 metres) in 1997, but was reverted to 7 furlongs in 2000. The race is frequently won by subsequent English and Irish classic winners.
Year
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
Winner

New Approach
Teofilo
George Washington
Dubawi
One Cool Cat
Refuse to Bend
Hawk Wing
Beckett
Sinndar
Mus-If
King of Kings
Desert King
Danehill Dancer
Definite Article
Manntari
Fatherland
El Prado
Heart of Darkness
Dashing Blade
Classic Fame
Age
Jockey

Kevin Manning
Kevin Manning
Kieren Fallon
Frankie Dettori
Michael Kinane
Pat Smullen
Michael Kinane
Seamus Heffernan
Johnny Murtagh
Michael Kinane
Christy Roche
Walter Swinburn
Pat Eddery
Michael Kinane
Johnny Murtagh
Lester Piggott
Lester Piggott
Pat Shanahan
John Matthias
John Reid
Trainer

Jim Bolger
Jim Bolger
Aidan O'Brien
Saeed bin Suroor
Aidan O'Brien
Dermot Weld
Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
John Oxx
Dermot Weld
Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
Neville Callaghan
Dermot Weld
John Oxx
Vincent O'Brien
Vincent O'Brien
Ian Balding
Ian Balding
Vincent O'Brien
Owner

Jackie Bolger
Jackie Bolger
Sue Magnier
Godolphin Stables
Sue Magnier
Moyglare Stud Farm
Sue Magnier
Sue Magnier
HH Aga Khan IV
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Sue Magnier
Michael Tabor
Michael Tabor
Moyglare Stud Farm
HH Aga Khan IV
Jacqueline O'Brien
Robert Sangster
Paul Mellon
Jeff Smith
Classic Thoroughbred
Time

1:23.51
1:26.4
1:23.7
1:24.8
1:23.1
1:26.0
1:20.9
1:29.8
1:46.2
1:41.5
1:43.3
1:25.7
1:24.1
1:31.1
1:29.7
1:33.7
1:24.4
1:23.1
1:25.2
1:28.0