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First Run:
Month Run: August
Venue: Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Distance: 6 furlongs
Status: Group 1 for 2 year olds
Originally a 5 furlong Group 2 event run at Phoenix Park, the race gained Group 1 status in 1979, being increased in distance to 6 furlongs in 1982. Phoenix Park racecourse was situated in the northwest corner of Dublin. Founded by Mr J. H. H. Peard, racing there dates back to 1902. However after various financial problems the course was closed in the early 1990s and this event was moved to nearby Leopardstown in 1991. The race usually attracts a field of speedy juveniles. In 2002 it was moved to The Curragh, Co. Kildare.

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