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Pretty Polly Stakes

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THUNDERING NIGHTS (R) winning the Pretty Polly Stakes.
THUNDERING NIGHTS (R) winning the 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 three 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 worth €300,000 in 2022.

Notable winners of the Pretty Polly Stakes include La Petite Coco (2022), 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 2022 Pretty Polly Stakes was won by La Petite Coco from My Astra and Thunder Kiss.


Racing and Sports

Previous Pretty Polly Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
LA PETITE COCO (IRE) 4F
RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE) - LA PETITE VIRGINIA (GER) KONIGSTIGER (GER)
W J LEE 62.5 P TWOMEY 6
THUNDERING NIGHTS (IRE) 4F
NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) - CAPE CASTLE (IRE) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
S M CROSSE 62.5 JOSEPH O'BRIEN 7
MAGICAL (IRE) 5M
GALILEO (IRE) - HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (IRE) PIVOTAL (GB)
J A HEFFERNAN 62.5 A P O'BRIEN 5
IRIDESSA (IRE) 3F
RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE) - SENTA'S DREAM (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
W M LORDAN 56.0 JOSEPH O'BRIEN 3
URBAN FOX (GB) 4F
FOXWEDGE (AUS) - LOMAPAMAR (GB) NASHWAN (USA)
D TUDHOPE 61.0 W J HAGGAS 5
NEZWAAH (GB) 4F
DUBAWI (IRE) - FERDOOS (GB) DANSILI (GB)
ANDREA ATZENI 61.0 ROGER VARIAN 5
MINDING (IRE) 3F
GALILEO (IRE) - LILLIE LANGTRY (IRE) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
RYAN MOORE 56.0 A P O'BRIEN 3
DIAMONDSANDRUBIES (IRE) 3F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - QUARTER MOON (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
J A HEFFERNAN 56.0 A P O'BRIEN 2
THISTLE BIRD (GB) 6M
SELKIRK (USA) - DOLMA (FR) MARCHAND DE SABLE (USA)
GEORGE BAKER 61.5 R CHARLTON 5
MY AMBIVALENT (IRE) 4M
AUTHORIZED (IRE) - DARRERY (GB) DARSHAAN (GB)
J MURTAGH 61.5 ROGER VARIAN 1
IZZI TOP (GB) 4M
PIVOTAL (GB) - ZEE ZEE TOP (GB) ZAFONIC (USA)
WILLIAM BUICK 61.0 JOHN GOSDEN 1
MISTY FOR ME (IRE) 3F
GALILEO (IRE) - BUTTERFLY COVE (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
J A HEFFERNAN 56.0 A P O'BRIEN 4
CHINESE WHITE (IRE) 5M
DALAKHANI (IRE) - CHIANG MAI (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
P SMULLEN 61.5 D K WELD 2
DAR RE MI (GB) 4M
SINGSPIEL (IRE) - DARARA (GB) TOP VILLE (GB)
JIMMY FORTUNE 61.5 JOHN GOSDEN 4
PROMISING LEAD (GB) 4M
DANEHILL (USA) - ARRIVE (GB) KAHYASI (IRE)
RYAN MOORE 61.5 SIR MICHAEL STOUTE 1
PEEPING FAWN (USA) 3F
DANEHILL (USA) - MARYINSKY (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
K FALLON 56.0 A P O'BRIEN 7
ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (IRE) 5M
GOLD AWAY (IRE) - RENASHAAN (FR) DARSHAAN (GB)
K J MANNING 61.0 J S BOLGER 1
ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (IRE) 4M
GOLD AWAY (IRE) - RENASHAAN (FR) DARSHAAN (GB)
K J MANNING 60.5 J S BOLGER 5
CHORIST (GB) 5M
PIVOTAL (GB) - CHOIR MISTRESS (GB) CHIEF SINGER (GB)
D HOLLAND 60.5 W J HAGGAS 1
HANAMI (GB) 3F
HERNANDO (FR) - RUSSIAN ROSE (IRE) SOVIET LAD (USA)
C SOUMILLON 55.0 JAMES TOLLER 4
TARFSHI (GB) 4M
MTOTO (GB) - PASS THE PEACE (GB) ALZAO (USA)
PHILIP ROBINSON 59.5 M A JARVIS 5
REBELLINE (IRE) 3F
ROBELLINO (USA) - FLEETING RAINBOW (GB) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
D P MCDONOGH 54.0 KEVIN PRENDERGAST
LADY UPSTAGE (IRE) 3F
ALZAO (USA) -
MICHAEL HILLS 54.5 B W HILLS

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