Irish Listed Horse Races

There are so many stakes and conditions races in Ireland including the popular listed class.

The Irish listed class is a horse race at a level just below the Group level. Listed horse races are three tiers of the highest-rated events in Ireland’s race meetings calendar. The racehorses run off level weights unless receiving a weight allowance for a 3yo racing against older horses or carrying a penalty for previous success.

The top-rated horse racing trainers and jockeys fight out in listed races throughout the year in Ireland.

No minimum official rating is required to run in a Listed race but, nonetheless Listed races are considered more prestigious than Irish premier handicap races.

In our Irish listed class horse racing guide, we will list everything you need to know about the biggest and best listed graded stakes horse races in Ireland.

Do You Receive Black Type Winning a Listed Race?

Listed races are the easiest opportunity for horses to earn black-type status.

Black-type horses have their names printed in bold, black type, in sales catalogues.

The listed races are regulated by the European Pattern Committee to give black-type statuses.

Are Horses Handicapped in Listed Races?

Listed races are intended to be a test of class, so horses compete at level weights and no horses are handicapped.

There is a weight allowance subject to weight-for-age and weight-for-sex allowances and penalties for winning in a higher grade or previous listed event.

Higher grade races include Irish Group One Races, Group Two Races in Ireland and Irish Group 3 Racing Events.

All Irish Listed Horse Races

Here is a list of all the listed races in Ireland:

Race Name Racecourse Distance Age Month
Patton Stakes Dundalk 1m 3yo March
Devoy Stakes Naas 1m 4yo+ March
Cork Stakes Cork 6f 3yo+ April
Noblesse Stakes Leopardstown 1m 4f 4yo+ f April
Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes Leopardstown 7f 3yo April
Heritage Stakes Leopardstown 1m 4yo+ April
Committed Stakes Navan 5f 164y 3yo April
Salsabil Stakes Navan 1m 2f 3yo f April
Woodlands Stakes Naas 5f 3yo+ April
Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes Gowran Park 1m 1f 100y 3yo+ f April
Polonia Stakes Naas 5½f 3yo+ f May
Vintage Tipple Stakes Gowran Park 1m 6f 4yo+ f May
First Flier Stakes Curragh 5f 2yo May
Tetrarch Stakes Curragh 7f 3yo May
Saval Beg Stakes Leopardstown 1m 6f 4yo+ May
Sole Power Sprint Stakes Curragh 5f 4yo+ May
Yeats Stakes Navan 1m 5f 3yo May
Owenstown Stud Stakes Naas 7f 3yo+ May
Marble Hill Stakes Curragh 6f 2yo May
Orby Stakes Curragh 1m 2f 3yo+ June
Nijinsky Stakes Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo June
Glencairn Stakes Leopardstown 1m 3yo+ June
Midsummer Sprint Stakes Cork 5f 3yo+ June
Naas Oaks Trial Naas 1m 2f 3yo f June
Celebration Stakes Curragh 1m 3yo+ June
Belgrave Stakes Curragh 6f 3yo+ June
Ulster Derby Down Royal 1m 4f 190y 3yo+ June
Her Majesty’s Plate Down Royal 1m 6f 4yo+ July
Lenebane Stakes Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo+ July
Tipperary Stakes Tipperary 5f 2yo July
Cairn Rouge Stakes Killarney 1m 100y 3yo+ f July
Sweet Mimosa Stakes Naas 6f 3yo+ f July
Corrib Fillies Stakes Galway 7f 3yo+ f July
Platinum Stakes Cork 1m 3yo+ August
El Gran Senor Stakes Tipperary 7f 100y 2yo August
Vinnie Roe Stakes Leopardstown 1m 6f 3yo August
Abergwaun Stakes Tipperary 5f 3yo+ August
Hurry Harriet Stakes Gowran Park 1m 1f 100y 3yo+ f August
Ruby Stakes Killarney 1m 100y 3yo+ August
Curragh Stakes Curragh 5f 2yo August
Oyster Stakes Galway 1m 4f 3yo+ f September
Listowel Stakes Listowel 1m 1f 3yo+ September
Ingabelle Stakes Leopardstown 7f 2yo September
Blenheim Stakes Fairyhouse 6f 2yo September
Martin Molony Stakes Limerick 1m 4f 110y 4yo+ October
Star Appeal Stakes Dundalk 7f 2yo October
Finale Stakes Curragh 1m 4f 3yo+ October
Staffordstown Stud Stakes Curragh 1m 2yo f October
Testimonial Stakes Curragh 6f 3yo+ October
Legacy Stakes Navan 5f 182y 2yo October
Carlingford Stakes Dundalk 1m 2f 150y 3yo+ October
Navigation Stakes Cork 1m 100y 3yo+ October
Bluebell Stakes Naas 1m 4f 3yo+ f October
Garnet Stakes Naas 1m 3yo+ f October
Mercury Stakes Dundalk 5f 2yo+ October
Trigo Stakes Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo+ October
Knockaire Stakes Leopardstown 7f 3yo+ October
Cooley Fillies Stakes Dundalk 1m 3yo+ f October

Guide To All Irish Listed Races

Here is a guide to all the list races in Ireland:

Patton Stakes

The Patton Stakes is a Listed flat horse race run at Dundalk Racecourse over a 1-mile distance in March. The Irish listed race is open to horses aged three years old.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Patton Stakes listed event.

Devoy Stakes

The Devoy Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbred horses aged four and up. It is held every year in March at Naas over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs. In 2019, the race was designated as a new Listed event.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Devoy Stakes listed fixture.

Cork Stakes

The Cork Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event open to horses aged three and up. It is held every year in late March or early April at Cork over a distance of 6 furlongs. In 2001, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Cork Stakes listed race.

Noblesse Stakes

The Noblesse Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse competition for mares and fillies aged four and up. It is held at Leopardstown over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs and takes place in early April each year. In 2015, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Noblesse Stakes listed horse race.

Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes

The Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes is three-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings only Listed flat horse event in Ireland. In March or April, it is run over a distance of 7 furlongs at Leopardstown.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes listed race event.

Heritage Stakes

The Heritage Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for horses aged four and up. It is held annually in April at Leopardstown over a one-mile route. The first running of the race took place in 2004.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Heritage Stakes listed horse event.

Committed Stakes

The Committed Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Ireland that is only available to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is held each year in April at Navan over a distance of 5 furlongs and 164 yards.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Committed Stakes listed event.

Salsabil Stakes

The Salsabil Stakes is a three-year-old thoroughbred filly event in Ireland. It takes place each year in April at Navan over a course of one mile and two furlongs. In the year 2003, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Salsabil Stakes listed fixture.

Woodlands Stakes

The Woodlands Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbred horses aged three and over. It takes place every year in April at Naas over a distance of 5 furlongs. In 2003, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Woodlands Stakes listed horse race.

Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes

The Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares. It is held each year in late April or early May at Gowran Park over a course of one mile, one furlong, and one hundred yards.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes listed horse event.

Polonia Stakes

The Polonia Stakes is a flat horse event that takes place in Ireland and it is open to three-year-old fillies and over. It is held every year in May at Naas racecourse and has a distance of 5 and a half furlongs.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Polonia Stakes listed race.

Vintage Tipple Stakes

The Vintage Tipple Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to four-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares. It is held each year in May at Gowran Park over a course of 1 mile and 6 furlongs. In 2018, the race was designated as a new Listed race.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Vintage Tipple Stakes listed race.

First Flier Stakes

The First Flier Stakes is a horse race for aged two fillies only. The event takes place in May at the Curragh Racecourse and has a distance of 5 furlongs.

For more information, read our full guide to the First Flier Stakes race.

Tetrarch Stakes

The Tetrarch Stakes is a three-year-old thoroughbred flat horse race held in Ireland. It takes place at the Curragh in early May over a distance of seven furlongs.

For more information, read our full guide to the Tetrarch Stakes horse race.

Saval Beg Stakes

The Saval Beg Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged four and up. It is held each year in late May or early June at Leopardstown over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs. Previously, the event was held over a two-mile course.

For more information, read our full guide to the Saval Beg Stakes horse race.

Sole Power Sprint Stakes

The Sole Power Sprint Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged four and up. It takes held every year in May at the Curragh over a distance of 5 furlongs.

For more information, read our full guide to the Sole Power Sprint Stakes race.

Yeats Stakes

The Yeats Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Ireland that is only open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is held every year in May at Navan over a distance of 1 mile and 5 furlongs. In 2017, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out the full guide to the Yeats Stakes fixture.

Owenstown Stud Stakes

The Owenstown Stud Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It takes place every year in May at Naas over a distance of 7 furlongs. In 2011, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out the full guide to the Owenstown Stud Stakes listed race.

Marble Hill Stakes

The Marble Hill Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse event in Ireland that is only open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It takes held every year in May at the Curragh over a distance of 6 furlongs. Since 1967, the race has been held. Prior to 2017, it was run over 5 furlongs.

For more information, check out the full guide to the Marble Hill Stakes listed fixture.

Orby Stakes

The Orby Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbred horses aged three and over. In June, it is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs. The Hotel Conrad Silver Race was held for the first time in 1991. Leopardstown hosted the race in 2004 and 2005.

For more information, check out the full guide to the Marble Hill Stakes listed event.

Nijinsky Stakes

The Nijinsky Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Ireland that is exclusively open to three-year-old horses. It is held at Leopardstown over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs and takes place every year in June. The race was first held in 2008, and from 2013 to 2019, it was known as the King George V Cup.

For more information, read the full guide to the Nijinsky Stakes listed event.

Glencairn Stakes

The Glencairn Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It is held every year in June at Leopardstown over a distance of one mile. Prior to 2001, the race was held over a distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong.

For more information, read the full guide to the Glencairn Stakes listed race.

Midsummer Sprint Stakes

The Midsummer Sprint Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It takes place every year in June in Cork over a distance of 5 furlongs. In 2011, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our guide to the Midsummer Sprint Stakes listed horse race.

Naas Oaks Trial

The Naas Oaks Trial is a Listed flat horse race for three-year-old thoroughbred fillies held in Ireland. It is held every year in June at Naas over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs. In 2012, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our guide to the Naas Oaks Trial listed horse event.

Celebration Stakes

The Celebration Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbred horses aged three and over. It is held every year in late June or early July in the Curragh over a distance of one mile. The first race was held in 1995.

For more information, check out our guide to the Celebration Stakes listed horse event.

Belgrave Stakes

The Belgrave Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event open to horses aged three and up. It takes held every year in June at the Curragh over a distance of 6 furlongs. In 1991, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our guide to the Belgrave Stakes horse event.

Ulster Derby

The Ulster Derby is a three-year-old horse race in Northern Ireland with a flat handicap. It is held every year in June at Down Royal over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs and 150 yards. The competition began in 1936 and was initially limited to three-year-olds.

For more information, check out our guide to the Ulster Derby horse race.

Her Majesty’s Plate

The Her Majesty’s Plate is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged four and up. It is held at the Down Royal over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs and takes place every year in July.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Her Majesty’s Plate horse event.

Lenebane Stakes

The Lenebane Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It takes place each year on Ladies Day, the first day of Roscommon’s July meeting, and is run over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 175 yards.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Lenebane Stakes listed fixture.

Tipperary Stakes

The Tipperary Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Ireland that is only open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It takes place every year in July at Tipperary over a distance of five furlongs. The Entrepreneur Stakes was held for the first time in 2001.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Tipperary Stakes listed event.

Cairn Rouge Stakes

The Cairn Rouge Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares. It is held every year in July at Killarney over a distance of 1 mile and 100 yards. In 2014, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Cairn Rouge Stakes listed horse racing event.

Sweet Mimosa Stakes

The Sweet Mimosa Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Ireland for three-year-old fillies and mares. It takes place every year in July at Naas over a distance of 6 furlongs. In 2003, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Sweet Mimosa Stakes horse racing event.

Corrib Fillies Stakes

The Corrib Fillies Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for mares and fillies aged three and up. It is raced every year during the Galway Festival in late July or early August and is run over a distance of 7 furlongs. In 2012, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Corrib Fillies Stakes horse racing fixture.

Platinum Stakes

The Platinum Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It takes place every year in August at Cork over a distance of one mile.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Platinum Stakes fixture.

El Gran Senor Stakes

The El Gran Senor Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland that is only available to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It takes place every year in August at Tipperary over a distance of seven furlongs and one hundred yards. The El Gran Senor Stakes was held for the first time in 2003.

For more information, check out our full guide to the El Gran Senor Stakes racing fixture.

Vinnie Roe Stakes

The Vinnie Roe Stakes is a listed horse event based in Ireland for aged 3 fillies only. The fixture takes part on the Leopardstown Racecourse in August with a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Vinnie Roe Stakes racing event.

Abergwaun Stakes

The Abergwaun Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It takes place every year in August at Tipperary over a distance of 5 furlongs. In 2003, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Abergwaun Stakes horse race.

Hurry Harriet Stakes

The Hurry Harriet Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares. It is held every year in August at Gowran Park over a distance of 1 mile, 1 furlong, and 100 yards. In 2007, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Hurry Harriet Stakes horse race.

Ruby Stakes

The Ruby Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbred horses aged three and over. It is held every year in August at Killarney over a distance of 1 mile and 20 yards.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Ruby Stakes horse race.

Curragh Stakes

The Curragh Stakes is a two-year-old thoroughbred flat horse event held in Ireland. It takes held every year in August at the Curragh over a distance of 5 furlongs.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Curragh Stakes horse racing event.

Oyster Stakes

The Oyster Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares. It is held every year in September at Galway over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs and 42 yards. In 1991, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Curragh Stakes horse racing event.

Listowel Stakes

The Listowel Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It is held every year in September at Listowel over a distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong. In 2011, the race was held for the first time. It was previously run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Listowel Stakes horse event.

Ingabelle Stakes

The Ingabelle Stakes is a Irish flat horse event for horses aged two only. The race takes place on the Leopardstown Racecourse in September and has a distance of 7 furlongs.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Ingabelle Stakes horse event.

Blenheim Stakes

The Blenheim Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Ireland that is only open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is held every year in September at Fairyhouse over a distance of 6 furlongs. The race was originally held in 1994, and until 2014, it was held at the Curragh.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Blenheim Stakes horse race.

Martin Molony Stakes

The Martin Molony Stakes is an Irish Group 3 flat horse event for thoroughbred horses aged four and over. It is held every year in October at Limerick over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs, and 110 yards. In 2003, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Martin Molony Stakes horse race.

Star Appeal Stakes

The Star Appeal Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland for two-year-old thoroughbreds. It takes place every year in October at Dundalk over a distance of 7 furlongs. In 2007, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Star Appeal Stakes horse race.

Finale Stakes

The Finale Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It is held at Naas Racecourse over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 180 yards, and it takes place in late November each year. The Brown Panther Stakes were held in 2016.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Finale Stakes horse fixture.

Staffordstown Stud Stakes

In Ireland, the Staffordstown Stud Stakes is a Listed flat horse event for two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is held every year in September at the Curragh over a distance of one mile. In 2001, the event was held for the first time. Leopardstown hosted it until 2002.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Staffordstown Stud Stakes listed horse race.

Testimonial Stakes

The Testimonial Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It is held every year in September at The Curragh over a distance of 6 furlongs.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Staffordstown Stud Stakes listed horse race.

Legacy Stakes

The Legacy Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland available only to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is competed every year in October at Navan over a distance of 5 furlongs and 164 yards. In 2017, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Legacy Stakes listed horse event.

Carlingford Stakes

The Carlingford Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It is held every year in October at Dundalk over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs, and 150 yards. In 2007, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Carlingford Stakes listed horse fixture.

Navigation Stakes

The Navigation Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It is held every year in October at Cork over a distance of 1 mile and 100 yards. In 2006, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our full guide to the Navigation Stakes horse fixture.

Bluebell Stakes

The Bluebell Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares. It is held at Naas Racecourse over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs and takes place every year in October. In 2015, the race was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our guide to the Bluebell Stakes listed fixture.

Garnet Stakes

The Garnet Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares. It takes place every year in October at Naas over a distance of one mile. In 2005, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our guide to the Garnet Stakes listed race.

Mercury Stakes

The Mercury Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse event in Ireland open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It takes place every year in October at Dundalk over a distance of 5 furlongs. In 2008, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our guide to the Mercury Stakes listed horse race.

Trigo Stakes

The Trigo Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It is held every year in October at Leopardstown over a course of 1 mile and 2 furlongs. In 1995, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our guide to the Trigo Stakes horse race.

Knockaire Stakes

The Knockaire Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged three and up. It is held every year in October at Leopardstown over a distance of 7 furlongs.

For more information, check out our guide to the Knockaire Stakes horse fixture.

Cooley Fillies Stakes

The Cooley Fillies Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares. It is held every year in late October or early November in Dundalk over a distance of one mile. In 2007, the event was held for the first time.

For more information, check out our guide to the Cooley Fillies Stakes horse event.

Summary

The Irish listed flat races are run over various distances varying from 5 furlongs up to 2-mile events.

Punters enjoy placing bets on the listed events as it is where racehorses can achieve their black-type status.

Check out the full list of horse racing betting events updated in November 2022 with the latest odds, tips and information surrounding the races. Or alternatively, our full guides to all the UK listed races.

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