- 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.
|POST||HORSE||JOCKEY||TRAINER||ODDS||RTKD POINTS EARNED|
|1||Mendelssohn||R L Moore||A P O'Brien||1-1||20|
|4||Threeandfourpence||J A Heffernan||A P O'Brien||5-2||8|
|2||Seahenge||D O'Brien||A P O'Brien||7-2||4|
|6||Blackgold Fairy||P J Smullen||M Halford||16-1||2|
|7||Princess Yaiza||R P Whelan||G P Cromwell||33-1|
|8||Ship Of Dreams||W M Lordan||Joseph P O'Brien||12-1|
Recent Patton Stakes News
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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
|2013||Gale Force Ten||Joseph O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||01:23.9|
|2014||Prince Of All||Chris Hayes||Paul Deegan||01:23.9|
|2015||Convergence||Colin Keane||Ger Lyons||01:24.1|
|2016||Washington DC||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||01:24.5|
|2017||War Secretary||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||01:24.8|