Patton Stakes

Note: Date, Track and Qualifying Points are based on the Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby schedule

When:  February 28, 2020

Where:  Dundalk (County Louth, Ireland)

Purse: €70,500

Race Distance: 1 mile

History:  The Patton Stakes is very new to the Irish Horse Racing calendar having only first been established in 2013. It essentially replaces the Loughbrown Stakes that took place at the Curragh. The race takes place on Ireland's only artificial horse racing track.

Originally a seven furlong race, it added an extra furlong to get to the mile distance in 2018 so it could be added to the European Road to the Kentucky Derby.

This is the first race that sees a jump in qualifying points awarded after the first four on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby featuring the 10-4-2-1 system. Each top-four finishing position in this race is worth double.

Qualifying Points:  20-8-4-2

Past Winners:

2020 - Crossfirehurricane
2019 - Playa del Puente
2018 - Mendelssohn
2017 - War Secretary
2016 - Washington DC
2015 - Convergence
2014 - Prince Of All
2013 - Gale Force Ten