Irish Listed Horse Races

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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 NameRacecourseDistanceAgeMonth
Patton StakesDundalk1m3yoMarch
Devoy StakesNaas1m4yo+March
Cork StakesCork6f3yo+April
Noblesse StakesLeopardstown1m 4f4yo+ fApril
Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial StakesLeopardstown7f3yoApril
Heritage StakesLeopardstown1m4yo+April
Committed StakesNavan5f 164y3yoApril
Salsabil StakesNavan1m 2f3yo fApril
Woodlands StakesNaas5f3yo+April
Victor McCalmont Memorial StakesGowran Park1m 1f 100y3yo+ fApril
Polonia StakesNaas5½f3yo+ fMay
Vintage Tipple StakesGowran Park1m 6f4yo+ fMay
First Flier StakesCurragh5f2yoMay
Tetrarch StakesCurragh7f3yoMay
Saval Beg StakesLeopardstown1m 6f4yo+May
Sole Power Sprint StakesCurragh5f4yo+May
Yeats StakesNavan1m 5f3yoMay
Owenstown Stud StakesNaas7f3yo+May
Marble Hill StakesCurragh6f2yoMay
Orby StakesCurragh1m 2f3yo+June
Nijinsky StakesLeopardstown1m 4f3yoJune
Glencairn StakesLeopardstown1m3yo+June
Midsummer Sprint StakesCork5f3yo+June
Naas Oaks TrialNaas1m 2f3yo fJune
Celebration StakesCurragh1m3yo+June
Belgrave StakesCurragh6f3yo+June
Ulster DerbyDown Royal1m 4f 190y3yo+June
Her Majesty’s PlateDown Royal1m 6f4yo+July
Lenebane StakesRoscommon1m 4f3yo+July
Tipperary StakesTipperary5f2yoJuly
Cairn Rouge StakesKillarney1m 100y3yo+ fJuly
Sweet Mimosa StakesNaas6f3yo+ fJuly
Corrib Fillies StakesGalway7f3yo+ fJuly
Platinum StakesCork1m3yo+August
El Gran Senor StakesTipperary7f 100y2yoAugust
Vinnie Roe StakesLeopardstown1m 6f3yoAugust
Abergwaun StakesTipperary5f3yo+August
Hurry Harriet StakesGowran Park1m 1f 100y3yo+ fAugust
Ruby StakesKillarney1m 100y3yo+August
Curragh StakesCurragh5f2yoAugust
Oyster StakesGalway1m 4f3yo+ fSeptember
Listowel StakesListowel1m 1f3yo+September
Ingabelle StakesLeopardstown7f2yoSeptember
Blenheim StakesFairyhouse6f2yoSeptember
Martin Molony StakesLimerick1m 4f 110y4yo+October
Star Appeal StakesDundalk7f2yoOctober
Finale StakesCurragh1m 4f3yo+October
Staffordstown Stud StakesCurragh1m2yo fOctober
Testimonial StakesCurragh6f3yo+October
Legacy StakesNavan5f 182y2yoOctober
Carlingford StakesDundalk1m 2f 150y3yo+October
Navigation StakesCork1m 100y3yo+October
Bluebell StakesNaas1m 4f3yo+ fOctober
Garnet StakesNaas1m3yo+ fOctober
Mercury StakesDundalk5f2yo+October
Trigo StakesLeopardstown1m 2f3yo+October
Knockaire StakesLeopardstown7f3yo+October
Cooley Fillies StakesDundalk1m3yo+ fOctober

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.

Patton Stakes

The Irish listed race is open to horses aged three years old.

Devoy Stakes

The Devoy Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbred horses aged four and up.

Devoy Stakes

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.

Cork Stakes

The Cork Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event open to horses aged three and up.

Cork Stakes

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.

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.

Leopardstown Noblesse Stakes

In 2015, the race was held for the first time.

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.

Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial Stakes

In March or April, it is run over a distance of 7 furlongs at Leopardstown.

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.

Heritage Stakes

The first running of the race took place in 2004.

Committed Stakes

The Committed Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Ireland that is only available to three-year-old thoroughbreds.

Committed Stakes

It is held each year in April at Navan over a distance of 5 furlongs and 164 yards.

Yeats Stakes

The Yeats Stakes is a Listed flat horse race which is 1 mile and 5 furlongs long.

Yeats Stakes

This race takes place in May.

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.

Salsabil Stakes

In the year 2003, the race was held for the first time.

Cairn Rouge Stakes

In Ireland, thoroughbred fillies and mares three years of age or older are eligible to compete in the Cairn Rouge Stakes, a listed flat horse race.

Cairn Rouge Stakes

Every year in July, it is held at Killarney and spans a distance of one mile and one hundred yards.

Sweet Mimosa Stakes

In Ireland, fillies and mares three years of age and older are eligible to compete in the Sweet Mimosa Stakes, a listed flat horse race.

Sweet Mimosa Stakes

Every year in July, it is scheduled to take place at Naas over a distance of six furlongs.

Corrib Fillies Stakes

In Ireland, mares and fillies three years of age and older are eligible to compete in the Corrib Fillies Stakes, a listed flat horse race.

Corrib Fillies Stakes

Every year, in late July or early August, it is planned to take place at the Galway Festival, covering a distance of seven furlongs.

El Gran Senor Stakes

Only thoroughbreds older than two years old are eligible to compete in Ireland’s El Gran Senor Stakes, a listed flat horse event.

El Gran Senor Stakes

It is held annually in August at Tipperary and is run over a course of seven furlongs and one hundred yards.

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.

Woodlands Stakes

In 2003, the event was held for the first time.

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.

Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes

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.

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.

Vintage Tipple Stakes

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.

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.

Tetrarch Stakes

The Tetrarch Stakes is a three-year-old thoroughbred flat horse race held in Ireland.

Tetrarch Stakes

It takes place at the Curragh in early May over a distance of seven furlongs.

Saval Beg Stakes

The Saval Beg Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged four and up.

Saval Beg Stakes

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.

Sole Power Sprint Stakes

The Vinnie Roe Stakes is a listed horse event based in Ireland for aged 3 fillies only.

Sole Power Sprint Stakes

The fixture takes part on the Leopardstown Racecourse in August with a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs.

Abergwaun Stakes

The Abergwaun Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up.

Abergwaun Stakes

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.

Hurry Harriet Stakes

The Hurry Harriet Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares.

Hurry Harriet Stakes

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.

Platinum Stakes

In Ireland, thoroughbreds three years of age or older are eligible to compete in the Platinum Stakes, a listed flat horse race.

Platinum Stakes

It is arranged to take place in August every year at Cork, covering a distance of one mile.

Ruby Stakes

The Ruby Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbred horses aged three and over.

Ruby Stakes

It is held every year in August at Killarney over a distance of 1 mile and 20 yards.

Curragh Stakes

The Curragh Stakes is a two-year-old thoroughbred flat horse event held in Ireland.

Curragh Stakes

It takes held every year in August at the Curragh over a distance of 5 furlongs.

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.

Oyster Stakes

In 1991, the event was held for the first time.

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.

Listowel Stakes

In 2011, the race was held for the first time. It was previously run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs.

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.

Blenheim Stakes 1

The race was originally held in 1994, and until 2014, it was held at the Curragh.

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.

Martin Molony Stakes

In 2003, the event was held for the first time.

Star Appeal Stakes

The Star Appeal Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland for two-year-old thoroughbreds.

Star Appeal Stakes

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.

Finale Stakes

The Finale Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up.

Finale Stakes

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.

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.

Testimonial Stakes

The Testimonial Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up.

Testimonial Stakes

It is held every year in September at The Curragh over a distance of 6 furlongs.

Legacy Stakes

The Legacy Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland available only to two-year-old thoroughbreds.

Legacy Stakes

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.

Carlingford Stakes

The Carlingford Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged three and up.

Carlingford Stakes

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.

The Navigation Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up.

Navigation Stakes

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.

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.

Bluebell Stakes

In 2015, the race was held for the first time.

Garnet Stakes

The Garnet Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares.

Garnet Stakes

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.

Mercury Stakes

The Mercury Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse event in Ireland open to two-year-old thoroughbreds.

Mercury Stakes

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.

Trigo Stakes

The Trigo Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in Ireland for thoroughbreds aged three and up.

Trigo Stakes

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.

Knockaire Stakes

The Knockaire Stakes is an Irish Listed flat horse event for thoroughbreds aged three and up.

Knockaire Stakes

It is held every year in October at Leopardstown over a distance of 7 furlongs.

Cooley Fillies Stakes

The Cooley Fillies Stakes is a Listed flat horse event in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and mares.

Cooley Fillies Stakes

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.

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.

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