Matron Stakes

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Matron Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin, Ireland
  • Inaugural Race: 1980
  • Distance: 1 mile (1,609 metres)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old and up
  • 2022 Purse: €376,000
  • 2022 Race Date: Saturday, September 10th

2022 Matron Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE
2Pearls GaloreW J Lee / P Twomey$31.00 / $5.10
3Saffron BeachHollie Doyle / Jane Chapple-Hyam$2.70
11TenebrismRyan Moore / A P O'Brien$3.60
7Homeless SongsChris Hayes / D K Weld
8Honey GirlShane Foley / Henry De Bromhead
4AffogatoColin Keane / G M Lyons
10Star Girls AalmalWayne Lordan / Henry De Bromhead
6Concert HallSeamie Heffernan / A P O'Brien
1Lights OnChristophe Soumillon / Sir Michael Stoute

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (2-3) Paid: $58.00
  • $0.50 Trifecta (2-3-11) Paid: $128.80
  • $1.00 Superfecta (2-3-11-7) Paid: $449.10

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Matron Stakes Race History

The Matron Stakes is a Group I horse race run each year at Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, Ireland. The race was formerly known as the Gilltown Stud Stakes while it was run at the Curragh, but in the mid-1980’s it was renamed and further in 2002 the race was moved to Leopardstown permanently.

While no horse can claim most wins due to no repeat winners, Johnny Murtagh holds the record for most wins by a jockey with 3 (1995, 2004, 2010).

The race is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, offering the winners automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

Matron Stakes Past Winners Since 1986

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2022Pearls GaloreBilly Lee / Paddy Twomey1 M / 1:44.36
2021No Speak AlexanderShane Foley / Jessica Harrington1 M / 1:41.98
2020Champers ElyseesColin Keane / Johnny Murtagh1 M / 1:39.77
2019IridessaWayne Lordan / Joseph Patrick O'Brien1 M / 1:38.31
2018LaurensDaniel Tudhope / Karl Burke1 M / 1:39.23
2017HydrangeaWayne Lordan / Aidan O'Brien1 M / 1:41.89
2016Alice SpringsRyan Moore / Aidan O'Brien1 M / 1:42.08
2015LegatissimoWayne Lordan / David Wachman1 M / 1:39.95
2014FiesolanaBilly Lee / Willie McCreery1 M / 1:38.16
2013La CollinaChris Hayes / Kevin Prendergast1 M / 1:39.00
2012Chachamaidee [a]Tom Queally / Henry Cecil1 M / 1:37.58
2011EmulousPat Smullen / Dermot Weld1 M / 1:38.47
2010Lillie LangtryJohnny Murtagh / Aidan O'Brien1 M / 1:39.68
2009Rainbow ViewJimmy Fortune / John Gosden1 M / 1:39.89
2008Lush LashesKevin Manning / Jim Bolger1 M / 1:40.73
2007EchelonRyan Moore / Sir Michael Stoute1 M / 1:39.52
2006Red EvieJamie Spencer / Michael Bell1 M / 1:38.70
2005AttractionKevin Darley / Mark Johnston1 M / 1:38.90
2004Soviet SongJohnny Murtagh / James Fanshawe1 M / 1:36.80
2003Favourable TermsKieren Fallon / Sir Michael Stoute1 M / 1:39.90
2002Dress to ThrillPat Smullen / Dermot Weld1 M / 1:40.10
2001IndependenceFrankie Dettori / Ed Dunlop1 M / 1:39.20
2000IftiraasGeorge Duffield / John Dunlop1 M / 1:39.60
1999Dazzling ParkKevin Manning / Jim Bolger1 M / 1:39.00
1998TadwigaRichard Hughes / Richard Hannon Sr.1 M / 1:41.30
1997ClerioMichael Kinane / Henri-Alex Pantall1 M / 1:42.10
1996Donna ViolaJohn Reid / Chris Wall1 M / 1:39.90
1995TimaridaJohnny Murtagh / John Oxx1 M / 1:38.10
1994Eternal ReveMichael Kinane / Fran├žois Boutin1 M / 1:41.60
1993ChanziMichael Roberts / John Oxx1 M / 1:42.00
1992Cloud of DustMichael Roberts / John Dunlop1 M / 1:44.50
1991KooyongaWarren O'Connor / Michael Kauntze1 M / 1:41.30
1990Spring DaffodilDeclan Gillespie / Augustine Leahy1 M / 1:38.90
1989Upward TrendChristy Roche / Jim Bolger1 M / 1:39.10
1988Llyn GwynantWillie Carson / John Dunlop1 M / 1:44.50
1987Pixie ErinMichael Hills / Barry Hills1 M / 1:43.50
1986Grey GoddessStephen Craine / Edward O'Grady1 M / N/A