Corrib Fillies Stakes

The Corrib Fillies Stakes is a listed race over seven furlongs at the Galway Festival in late July or early August. It is restricted to fillies and mares aged three years and upwards.

Surrounding became the first dual winner of the race, winning at the age of six in 2019 and again as a nine-year-old in 2022.

Other notable winners include Music Box (2017) and Champers Elysees (2020).

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Corrib Stakes

Race Overview – The Corrib Fillies Stakes

The Corrib Fillies Stakes is a Listed flat horse race for fillies and mares. 

It is scheduled to be run at Galway over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres) during the Galway Festival every year in late July or early August.

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Corrib Fillies Stakes 2022 Odds

The Corrib Fillies Stakes 2022 odds are below:

3.55 Galway (Race 4) - Night Of Romance v Nectaris
  • Date: Thursday 28th of July 2022
  • Time: 15:55
  • Details: 2 Runners Flat
Night Of Romance

Corrib Fillies Stakes Tips 2022

Our Corrib Fillies Stakes tips are:

  • 2 points to win on TBC
  • 1 point each way on TBC

There are horses from the Corrib Fillies Stakes that will also run in other races through the year so stay updated on them and place ante-post bets.

Corrib Fillies Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2013 Yellow Rosebud 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld
2014 Dalkova 5 Niall McCullagh Johnny Murtagh
2015 Laviniad 5 Declan McDonogh Willie Mullins
2016 Planchart 3 Declan McDonogh Andrew Slattery
2017 Music Box 3 Donnacha O’Brien Aidan O’Brien
2018 Yulong Gold Fairy 3 Shane Foley Dermot Weld
2019 Surrounding 6 Ronan Whelan Michael Halford
2020 Champers Elysees 3 Ben Coen Johnny Murtagh
2021 Galtee Mist 5 Gary Carroll Joseph G Murphy
2022 Surrounding 9 Ronan Whelan Michael Halford

Famous Corrib Fillies Stakes Winners

The Corrib Fillies Stakes was first run in 2012 with victory going to Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning with Lady Wingshot.

Dermot Weld struck the following season with Yellow Rosebud, ridden by the late Pat Smullen.

Weld became the first trainer to win the race twice when successful with Yulong Gold Fairy in 2018, this time with Shane Foley in the saddle.

The 2014 renewal went to Dalkova, trained by Johnny Murtagh. The same trainer took his tally to two Corrib Fillies Stakes wins with Champers Elysees. She went on to win the Fairy Bridge Stakes and the Group 1 Matron Stakes. She beat a good field including Fancy Blue, Peaceful and Albigna.

Surrounding completed a brilliant double, winning in 2019 and 2022. She was trained by Michael Halford and ridden by Ronan Whelan. Her win as a nine-year-old was her eleventh in total and took her career earnings over the £250,000 mark.

Key Corrib Fillies Stakes Trials

Surrounding had been placed in the Group 3 Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse on her previous start in 2022, a race which she had won prior to her first victory. Dalkova (2014) had been placed in the Cairn Rouge Stakes at Killarney on her previous start.

Laviniad (2015) had won a handicap at Gowran Park last time out before taking a step up in class.

Planchart (2016) had failed to stay the trip in the Naas Oaks Trial and stepped back in trip to win this prize for Andrew Slattery.

Corrib Fillies Stakes Betting Trends

There have been four winning outright favourites and one joint-favourite in the last ten years; Yellow Rosebud (2013), Music Box (2017 Joint-Favourite), Yulong Gold Fairy (2018), Surrounding (2019) and Champers Elysees (2020).

The longest-priced winner during that spell was Galtee Mist (2021) at 11-1.

Surrounding was one point shorter at 10-1 in 2022.

Three-year-olds have won five of the first eleven renewals. Surrounding won at the age of nine to show that age is no barrier to success in the Corrib Fillies Stakes.

Corrib Fillies Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

This is a relatively new race so trainer and jockey stats are unclear.

Three trainers have won it twice so far; Dermot Weld, Johnny Murtagh and Michael Halford. Jockeys Declan McDonagh (Laviniad and Planchart) and Ronan Whelan (Surrounding) also have two winners apiece.

Betting on the Corrib Fillies Stakes

The Corrib Fillies Stakes has quickly become established as part of the Galway Festival meeting. It always attracts a good quality field and there have been relatively few surprise results to date. If you are looking to place a bet check out our horse racing websites reviews.

Summary of Corrib Fillies Stakes

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We have looked at the race history, key trails, betting, tips and more.

We hope you enjoy the race as much as we do.


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