Welcome to our page dedicated to the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes which takes place on the first day of the Irish Derby Festival.
The Pretty Polly Stakes is a Group 1 horse race open to Fillies and Mares who are three years of age or older. It is one of the most prestigious races for fillies in Europe and always attracts a strong field. It is raced over 1 mile and 2 furlongs at the Curragh on the day before the Irish Derby The winner earns herself an immediate invitation to challenge for the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf raced in America in November and which carries one of the richest prizes in racing.
The race has been won for the last two years by raiders from Newmarket, Sir Michael Stoute won in 2008 Promising Lead, while John Gosden came up trumps in 2009 with his brilliant Dar Re Mi.
Despite his success in most group One races in Ireland, Aidan O’Brien has only trained one winner of the race which was Peeping Fawn in 2007, while Jim Bolger won it twice in succession in 2005 and 2006 with Alexander Goldrun.
|2012||Izzi Top||W Buick||J Gosden|
|2011||Misty For Me||S Heffernan||A O'Brien|
|2010||Chinese White||P Smullen||D Weld|
|2009||Dar Re Mi||J Fortune||J Gosden|
|2008||Promising Lead||R Moore||Sir M Stoute|
|2007||Peeping Fawn||K Fallon||A O'Brien|
|2006||Alexander Goldrun||K Manning||J Bolger|
|2005||Alexander Goldrun||K Manning||J Bolger|
|2004||Chorist||D Holland||W Haggas|
|Result||Curragh - 1 July 2012||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Izzi Top 6/4||4||W Buick||J Gosde|
|2nd||Sapphire 11/10F||4||P Smullen||D Weld|
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The Group One, Irish Derby is Ireland's most popular flat race for both racegoers and punters alike. It is followed avidly by the entire country with few missing out on having a bet on its outcome.
Over recent years the race has been dominated by Aidan O'Brien and his Ballydoyle string, who have won the race for the last 5 years.
It is regarded almost as highly as the Epsom Derby and has attracted some of the best three year olds to have ever raced.
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