Patton Stakes

  • Dundalk, Ireland
  • Inaugural Race: 2013
  • Distance: One mile
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Artificial Track
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds
  • 2018 Purse: 43,500 euros (about $52,000)
  • 2018 Race Date: Friday March 2nd

2018 Patton Stakes Entries, Odds, and Results

Entrants listed by order of finish.

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERODDSRTKD POINTS EARNED
1MendelssohnR L MooreA P O'Brien1-120
4ThreeandfourpenceJ A HeffernanA P O'Brien5-28
2SeahengeD O'BrienA P O'Brien7-24
6Blackgold FairyP J SmullenM Halford16-12
7Princess YaizaR P WhelanG P Cromwell33-1
8Ship Of DreamsW M LordanJoseph P O'Brien12-1

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The History of the Patton Stakes

Formerly held in April over seven furlongs, the Patton Stakes at Dundalk, Ireland’s only artificial horse racing track, has been moved back to early March and increased in distance to one mile for the 2018 running.

This happened as the race was included in the inaugural European Road to the Kentucky Derby series for 2017-18. The series is made up of seven races, three held on artificial tracks in March. The first four finishers earn points on a 20-8-4-2 basis. The eventual winner of the series will earn a spot in the Derby field.

Three of the five renewals of the Patton Stakes have been won by horses from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable, and Ballydoyle can be expected to have a number of runners in future editions of the race. It should prove to be a useful guide to the likely winner of the overall European Road series.


Historical Results for Dundalk Patton Stakes

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerTime
2013Gale Force TenJoseph O'BrienAidan O'Brien01:23.9
2014Prince Of AllChris HayesPaul Deegan01:23.9
2015ConvergenceColin KeaneGer Lyons01:24.1
2016Washington DCSeamie HeffernanAidan O'Brien01:24.5
2017War SecretarySeamie HeffernanAidan O'Brien01:24.8