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Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial

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Race type  Flat / Thoroughbred
Website  Leopardstown
Surface  Turf
Sponsor  Derrinstown Stud
Distance  1 mile (1,609 metres)
Location  Leopardstown Co. Dublin, Ireland

The Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) at Leopardstown in May.

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History

The event was formerly known as the Wassl Race. It was named after Wassl, the winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 1983. For a period it held Listed status.

The race was given its present title in 1990. From this point it was sponsored by Derrinstown Stud. It was promoted to Group 3 level in 2002.

The Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial serves as a trial for the Irish 1,000 Guineas. The last horse to win both races was Bethrah in 2010.

Winners since 1986

a Danse Royale finished first in 1993, but she was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry.
b c The 2004 and 2005 races were run over 7 furlongs (1,408 metres).

References

Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial Wikipedia


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