Ruby Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 231 Horse Racing

See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Ruby Stakes. This is a race that is hosted at Killarney with the race being run over a distance of 1m, see which trends the past winners of the Ruby Stakes have set for this year.

Ruby Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Ruby Stakes Preview

Scheduled to take place in August of each year at the Killarney Racecourse is the Ruby Stakes, the race holds a Listed status and is open to runners who are aged three or older. It was first run in 1997 and originally took place at Tralee until its closure in 2007, it was staged on the all-weather in 2008 and then moved to its new home at Killarney in 2009, the race is run over a trip of one mile and twenty yards.

Ruby Stakes Information:

Our dedicated Killarney tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Ruby Stakes but will also have predictions for each meeting at Killarney throughout the season so be sure to head over there.

How competitive is the Ruby Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 15 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2018 when the race had an over-round of 112%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 131%, whilst on average over the last 15 renewals of the Ruby Stakes, the over-round has been 120%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £120 which is bet.

Ruby Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 15 if you had followed the winner of the Ruby Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 14 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -1.24. Ahead of the 2024 Ruby Stakes why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

When looking over the past 15 renewals, a time of 1:40.55 was set by Horoscope in 2021, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by A P O'Brien and ridden by Emmet McNamara. The slowest winning time was set in 2020 when So Wonderful won in a time of 1:49.89, booked to ride was Seamie Heffernan on this A P O'Brien trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Ruby Stakes over the last 15 renewals:

  • 2021 - Horoscope (1:40.55)
  • 2013 - Wannabe Better (1:40.75)
  • 2015 - My Nordic Hero (1:41.42)

Ruby Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Ruby Stakes past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Ruby Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:44.20
Salt Lake City (IRE)
3yo 9-3 (5 of 8) 5/1
Killian Hennessy
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2022
1:42.93
Charterhouse (GB)
4yo 9-9 (12 of 12) 13/2
Scott McCullagh
John Joseph Murphy (IRE)
2021
1:40.55
Horoscope (IRE)
3yo 9-5 (12 of 11) 10/1
Emmet McNamara
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2020
1:49.89
So Wonderful (USA)
3yo 9-0 (11 of 9) 11/2
Seamie Heffernan
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2019
1:42.90
Lady Wannabe (IRE)
3yo 8-12 (13 of 15) 5/1F
Chris Hayes
J A Stack (IRE)
2018
1:41.70
I Can Fly (GB)
3yo 8-12 (4 of 7) 2/1F
Seamie Heffernan
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2017
1:46.64
Canary Row (IRE)
7yo 9-9 (9 of 8) 15/2
Ronan Whelan
P J Prendergast (IRE)
2016
1:42.16
Erysimum (IRE)
3yo 8-12 (1 of 10) 5/1
W J Lee
W McCreery (IRE)
2015
1:41.42
My Nordic Hero (GB)
3yo 9-3 (1 of 8) 9/2
Kevin Manning
J S Bolger (IRE)
2014
1:42.36
Brooch (USA)
3yo 8-12 (2 of 9) 8/11F
Pat Smullen
D K Weld (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Ruby Stakes have been based:

  • IRE: 15 winners with an additional 27 placings from 145 runners
  • GB: 0 winners with an additional 2 placings from 2 runners

Ruby Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Ruby Stakes over the last 15 renewals is A P O'Brien who has won the race eight times with those eight winners coming from Poet (2009), Pure Champion (2010), Wild Wind (2011), Soon (2012), I Can Fly (2018), So Wonderful (2020), Horoscope (2021) and Salt Lake City (2023). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Ruby Stakes, Joseph Patrick O'Brien has sent a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Ruby Stakes trainer statistics over the last 15 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
A P O'Brien 22-8-9 +23.25 +9.90
D K Weld 10-1-1 -8.27 -8.56
J S Bolger 9-1-2 -3.50 -4.00
W McCreery 7-1-6 -1.00 +2.92
John Joseph Murphy 5-1-2 +2.50 +1.20
J A Stack 3-1-1 +3.00 +1.00
Joseph Patrick O'Brien 11-0-3 -11.00 -7.25
Mrs John Harrington 8-0-2 -8.00 -5.20
G M Lyons 6-0-3 -6.00 -3.43
M Halford 6-0-1 -6.00 -4.30

Ruby Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Ruby Stakes over the last 15 renewals is Seamie Heffernan who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Pure Champion (2010), Soon (2012), I Can Fly (2018) and So Wonderful (2020).

Here are some of the top Ruby Stakes jockey statistics over the last 15 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Seamie Heffernan 7-4-4 +11.75 +5.90
Wayne Lordan 9-1-2 +4.00 +1.10
W J Lee 9-1-4 -3.00 -1.23
Chris Hayes 8-1-2 -2.00 -1.50
Ronan Whelan 5-1-2 +3.50 +1.27
Emmet McNamara 2-1-1 +9.00 +5.00
Scott McCullagh 1-1-1 +6.50 +3.90
Sean Levey 1-1-1 +5.00 +3.00
Killian Hennessy 1-1-1 +5.00 +3.00
Shane Foley 9-0-1 -9.00 -8.15

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 2, 1, 6, (4, 6), 2, 1, (2, 3), 5, 4, 1, 1, 7, 6, 2, 5

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 15 / 15 (63%) - No bigger than 12/1
  • 15 / 15 (75%) - Within the first 7 of the market
  • 15 / 15 (76%) - Achieved a TS of 64+ (Season)
  • 15 / 15 (78%) - Achieved an RPR of 92+ (Season)
  • 15 / 15 (78%) - Ran over 6f - 1m1f (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (80%) - Placed within last 4 starts
  • 15 / 15 (83%) - Achieved an RPR of 80+ (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (83%) - Had 1 - 6 placings (1 Year)
  • 15 / 15 (85%) - No bigger than 20/1 (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (87%) - Not BB/BG/CH in colour
  • 15 / 15 (87%) - Highest Won is not G3/LST/Cl5
  • 15 / 15 (88%) - Dam is not FR/GER bred
  • 15 / 15 (88%) - Had 1 - 4 wins (Career)
  • 14 / 15 (58%) - A RPR no less than 60 (Career)
  • 14 / 15 (78%) - No more than +1yrs (Vs Min Age)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Killarney racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Ruby Stakes. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works, No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Ruby Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 8+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +25.50 is when runners ran at Curragh on debut. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners carried 130lbs, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-26.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 5 (1,4) [8 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 12 (10,8) [12 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 12 (5,2) [11 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 11 (7,1) [9 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 13 (12,16) [15 Runners]

The courses which have produced the most winners of the Ruby Stakes are Galway and Curragh, there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 7 winners from a total of 67 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 8 winners from a total of 80 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Ruby Stakes, that stallion Galileo has produced 2 winners (2023,2012).

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Ruby Stakes, that stallion is Showcasing who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 15 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Wannabe Better in 2013, winning for T Stack at odds of 12/1 under the guidance of Wayne Lordan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 15 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

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