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  Irish Champion Stakes

1946 - Present
1-1/4 miles (1 mile-2 furlongs) weight-for-age for 3 year olds and upwards, geldings excluded, on turf at Leopardstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Year Horse Statistics Sire - Dam - Dam's Sire Family No.
1946Bright News (IRE) br.c. 1943 Stardust (GB) - Inkling (GB) by Son-in-law (GB)13 - a
1947Turkish Tune (IRE) b.f. 1943Turkhan (IRE) - Madrigal by Prince Galahad2 - e
1948Heron Bridge (GB) ch.c. 1944 Artist`s Prince (GB) - Dancing Light (IRE) by Royal Dancer (GB)6 - f
1949Olein`s Grace (GB) b/br.c. 1946 His Grace (GB) - Sweet And Rough (GB) by Chulmleigh (GB)4 - l
1950Heron Bridge (GB) ch.c. 1944 Artist`s Prince (GB) - Dancing Light (IRE) by Royal Dancer (GB)6 - f
1951Do Well (IRE) b.c. 1948 Rosewell (IRE) - Dasaratha (GB) by Dastur (GB)7
1952The Dane (GB) b.c. 1949 Souverain (FR) - La Legion (FR) by Biribi (FR)1 - c
1953Northern Gleam (GB) b.f. 1950 Borealis (GB) - Flight Of The Heron (GB) by Cameronian (GB)10 - b
1954Northern Gleam (GB) b.f. 1950 Borealis (GB) - Flight Of The Heron (GB) by Cameronian (GB)10 - b
1955*Cool Choice (GB) ch.f. 1949 Challenge (GB) - Cooley (GB) by Rolling Rock (GB)15 - a
1955*Roman Nettle (GB) br.c. 1952 Pink Flower (GB) - Roman Figurehead (GB) by Phideas (GB)7 - f
1956Italian Mist (GB) b.f. 1953 Precipitation (GB) - Lugano (GB) by Nearco (ity)21 - a
1957Gladness (IRE) b/br.f. 1953 Sayajirao (GB) - Bright Lady (GB) by April The Fifth (GB)7 - a
1958Royal Highway (IRE) b.c. 1955 Straight Deal (GB) - Queen`s Highway (IRE) by His Highness (GB)16 - f
1959Little Mo (IRE) b.f. 1956 Sayajirao (GB) - Little Mop (FR) by Straight Deal (GB)15 - a
1960Hunch (GB) b.c. 1957Premonition (GB) - Urovira (GB) by Umidwar (GB)7
1961Sail Cheoil (IRE) b.f. 1958 Vimy (FR) - Staffa (GB) by Hyperion (GB)1 - n
1962March Wind (IRE) b.c. 1959 Hill Gail (USA) - War Loot (FR) by Court Martial (GB)8 - a
1962 - 1975 No race
1976Malacate (USA) b.c. 1973 Lucky Debonair (USA) - Eyeshadow (USA) by My Babu (FR)20 - a
1977North Stoke (IRE) ch.c. 1974Northfields (USA) - Mother (GB) by Whistler (IRE)5 - e
1978Inkerman (USA) b.c. 1975 Vaguely Noble (IRE) - Crimea (USA) by Princequillo (IRE)14 - c
1979Fordham (USA) br.c. 1885Falsetto (USA) - Semper Vive (USA) by Waverly (USA)12 - b
1980Gregorian (USA) b/br.c. 1976 Graustark (USA) - Natashka (USA) by Dedicate (USA)13 - c
1981Kings Lake (USA) b.c. 1978 Nijinsky (can) - Fish-bar (FR) by Baldric (USA)8 - c
1982Assert (IRE) b.c. 1979Be My Guest (USA) - Irish Bird (USA) by Sea-bird (FR)8 - c
1983Stanerra (IRE) ch.f. 1978 Guillaume Tell (USA) - Lady Aureola (IRE) by Aureole (GB)7 - e
1984Sadler`s Wells (USA) b.c. 1981 Northern Dancer (can) - Fairy Bridge (USA) by Bold Reason (USA)5 - h
1985Commanche Run (GB) b.c. 1981 Run The Gantlet (USA) - Volley (GB) by Ratification (GB)16 - h
1986Park Express (IRE) br.f 1983 Ahonoora (GB) - Matcher (can) by Match (FR)19 - b
1987Triptych (USA) b.f. 1982 Riverman (USA) - Trillion (USA) by Hail To Reason (USA)4 - n
1988Indian Skimmer (USA) gr.f. 1984 Storm Bird (can) - Nobiliare (USA) by Vaguely Noble (IRE)9 - b
1989Carroll House (IRE) ch.c. 1985 Lord Gayle (USA) - Tuna (GB) by Silver Shark (IRE)14 - c
1990Elmaamul (USA) ch.c. 1987 Diesis (GB) - Modena (USA) by Roberto (USA)9- e
1991Suave Dancer (USA) b.c. 1988 Green Dancer (USA) - Suavite (USA) by Alleged (USA)4 - r
1992Dr Devious (IRE) ch.c. 1989Ahonoora (GB) - Rose Of Jericho (USA) by Alleged (USA)1 - t
1993Muhtarram (USA) b.c. 1989 Alleged (USA) - Ballet De France (USA) by Northern Dancer (can)10 - a
1994Cezanne (GB) b.c. 1989 Ajdal (USA) - Reprocolor (GB) by Jimmy Reppin (GB)13 - e
1995Pentire (GB) b.c. 1992 Be My Guest (USA) - Gull Nook (GB) by Mill Reef (USA)1 - l
1996Timarida (IRE) gr.f. 1992 Kalaglow (IRE) - Triumphant (IRE) by Track Spare (IRE)13 - e
1997Pilsudski (IRE) b.c. 1992 Polish Precedent (USA) - Cocotte (GB) by Troy (GB)11
1998Swain (IRE) b.c. 1992 Nashwan (USA) - Love Smitten (can) by Key To The Mint (USA)14 - c
1999Daylami (IRE) gr.c. 1994 Doyoun (IRE) - Daltawa (IRE) by Miswaki (USA)9 - e
2000Giant`s Causeway (USA) ch.c. 1997 Storm Cat (USA) - Mariah`s Storm (USA) by Rahy (USA)11
2001Fantastic Light (USA) b.c. 1996 Rahy (USA) - Jood (USA) by Nijinsky (can)14 - c
2002Grandera (IRE) ch.c. 1998 Grand Lodge (USA) - Bordighera (USA) by Alysheba (USA)5 - g
2003High Chaparral (IRE) b.c. 1999 Sadler's Wells - Kasora by Darshaan1 - n
2004Azamour (IRE) b.c. 2001 Night Shift (USA) - Asmara (USA) by Lear Fan (USA)4 - i
2005Oratorio (IRE) b.c. 2002 Danehill (USA) - Mahrah (USA) by Vaguely Noble (IRE)9 - c
2006Dylan Thomas (IRE) b.c. 2003 Danehill (USA) - Lagrion (USA) by Diesis (GB)9 - c
2007Dylan Thomas (IRE) b.c. 2003 Danehill (USA) - Lagrion (USA) by Diesis (GB)9 - c
2008New Approach (IRE) ch.c. 2005 Galileo (IRE) - Park Express (IRE) by Ahonoora (GB)19-b
2009Sea the Stars (IRE) b.c. 2006 Cape Cross (IRE) - Urban Sea (USA) by Miswaki (USA)9 - h
2010Cape Blanco (IRE) ch.c. 2007 Galileo (IRE) - Laurel Delight (GB) by Presidium (GB)1 - s
2011So You Think (NZ) b/br.c. 2006 High Chaparral (IRE) - Triassic (NZ) by Tights (USA)13 - a
2012Snow Fairy (IRE)b.f. 2007 Intikhab (USA) - Woodland Dream (IRE) by Charnwood Forest (IRE)1 - k

*1955: Dead-heat.
1976 - Present: Group I race.

1946 - 1955: Called Champion Plate
1976 - 1983: Called Joe McGrath Memorial Stakes
1984 - Present: Called Irish Champion Stakes

Distances: 1946-1961: 1-3/4 miles (1 mile - 6 furlongs)
1962: 1-1/2 miles (1 mile - 4 furlongs)
1976-Present: 1-1/4 miles (1 mile - 2 furlongs)

1946 - 1962: The Curragh, Co. Kildare
1984-1990: Phoenix Park race course, Co. Dublin
1991 - Present: Leopardstown, Co. Dublin

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