Alpha Centauri

Owned by the Niarchos Family and trained by Jessica Harrington, Alpha Centauri was the outstanding three-year-old in the summer of 2018, winning an Irish Classic in May and three Group 1 races in Britain and France subsequently.

Alpha Centauri was retired in September 2018 after she chipped a joint in her fetlock when taking second place in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown. 

Her winning roll had begun at the Curragh in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas and that was followed in June by success in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. She won the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket in July and then beat the boys in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville in August. Colm O'Donoghue was in the saddle on each occasion. 

As her retirement was announced, Alpha Centauri's trainer Jessica Harrington said: "I've had an amazing summer with her. she gave me my first classic winner, my first Royal Ascot winner, my first French winner - she's done an awful lot of firsts for me. I can't thank the Niarchos family enough."

 

Current Rating: 124
Trainer: Mrs John Harrington
Previous Trainer(s):
Owner: Niarchos Family

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Flat 201831100€236,000€70,000€306,000
Flat 201732000€49,938€10,500€60,438

Venue
Date From
Date To
Jockey
Trainer
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Jockey Trainer Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Leopardstown 15/09/18 C. O'Donoghue Mrs John Harrington F 1m 2 9-0 124 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Group 1) Group 1 €70,000
Deauville 12/08/18 Colm O'Donoghue F 1m 1 8-9 PRIX DU HARAS DE FRESNAY-LE-BUFFARD JACQUES LE MAROIS (Group 1)
Newmarket 13/07/18 Colm O'Donoghue F 1m 1 8-12 THE TATTERSALLS FALMOUTH STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
Ascot 22/06/18 Colm O'Donoghue F 7f 213yds 1 9-0 THE CORONATION STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
Curragh 27/05/18 C. O'Donoghue Mrs John Harrington F 1m 1 9-0 108 Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) Group 1 €236,000
Leopardstown 14/04/18 C. O'Donoghue Mrs John Harrington F 7f 10 9-0 109 Ballylinch Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial Stks (Group 3) Group 3
Curragh 10/09/17 C. O'Donoghue Mrs John Harrington F 7f 5 9-0 108 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) Group 1 €10,500
Ascot 23/06/17 Colm O'Donoghue F 6f 2 9-0 THE ALBANY STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 3)
Naas 21/05/17 C. O'Donoghue Mrs John Harrington F 6f 1 9-0 Coolmore Stud EBF (Fillies) Sprint Stks (Listed) Listed €39,000
Naas 01/05/17 C. O'Donoghue Mrs John Harrington Mdn 6f 1 9-0 No Nay Never Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn €10,938

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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