Famous Horse Races

Royal Whip Stakes

The Curragh Racecourse
A Brief History Of Royal Whip Stakes
The Royal Whip Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs (2,012 metres) at the Curragh in August.

The race has been classed as a Group 2 since 1998, before which it was a Group 3. The race distance prior to 1995 was 1 mile 4 furlongs (2,414 metres).
Year
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
Winner

Eagle Mountain
Mustameet
Tropical Lady
Solskjaer
High Chaparral
Chancellor
Bach
Takali
Zomaradah
Make No Mistake
King Alex
Pilsudski
Shemaran
Dancing Sunset
Rayseka
Jahafil
George Augustus
Splash of Colour
Beyond the Lake
Heavenly Manna
Age

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

Kieren Fallon
Declan McDonogh
Kevin Manning
Jamie Spencer
Michael Kinane
Michael Hills
Michael Kinane
Johnny Murtagh
John Reid
Michael Kinane
Michael Kinane
Walter Swinburn
Johnny Murtagh
Christy Roche
Michael Kinane
Willie Carson
Johnny Murtagh
John Reid
Michael Kinane
Christy Roche
Trainer

Aidan O'Brien
Kevin Prendergast
Jim Bolger
Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
Barry Hills
Aidan O'Brien
John Oxx
Luca Cumani
Dermot Weld
Roger Charlton
Michael Stoute
John Oxx
Aidan O'Brien
John Oxx
Dick Hern
John Oxx
Vincent O'Brien
Dermot Weld
Paddy Mullins
Owner


Time

2:15.5
2:07.3
2:07.6
2:02.9
2:04.8
2:11.1
2:12.2
2:13.7
2:04.0
2:01.8
2:04.8
2:03.0
2:02.9
2:34.0
2:35.9
2:36.2
2:54.8
2:32.2
2:35.5
2:46.8