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R. N. Irwin Stakes

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Inaugurated  1955
Track  Left-handed
Purse  120,000 AUD (2016)
Surface  Turf
Distance  1,100 m
Location  Morphettville Racecourse, South Australia
Race type  Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Sponsor  Hughes Chauffeured Limousines (2016)

The R. N. Irwin Stakes is a South Australian Jockey Club Group 3 Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race for three years old and older, run over a distance of 1100 metres at Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, Australia in the autumn. Total prize money for the race is A$115,000.

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Race history

The race was originally run in January but was moved to March as part of the change in dates for the Adelaide Cup carnival in 2006. The race was moved again 2012 to April and the race is now a lead up preparation race for the Goodwood Handicap.

Race name

  • 1955–2006 - R.N. Irwin Stakes
  • 2007 - German Arms Hotel Stakes
  • 2008 - CMA Recycling Stakes
  • 2009 onwards - R.N. Irwin Stakes
  • Race distance

  • 1955–1972 - 6 furlongs (~1200 metres)
  • 1973–1974 - 1200 metres
  • 1975–1979 - 1100 metres
  • 1980–1981 - 1450 metres
  • 1982–1985 - 1200 metres
  • 1986–2000 - 1100 metres
  • 2001–2002 - 1000 metres
  • 2003 onwards - 1100 metres
  • Race grade

  • 1955–1979 - Principal Race
  • 1980–1990 - Group 2
  • 1991 onwards - Group 3
  • Race venue

  • 1955–1979 - Morphettville
  • 1980–1981 - Victoria Park
  • 1982–2000 - Morphettville
  • 2001 - Victoria Park
  • 2002 - Cheltenham Park
  • 2003 onwards - Morphettville
  • References

    R. N. Irwin Stakes Wikipedia


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