What is the Beresford Stakes?

The Beresford Stakes at the Curragh on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

Run at one mile, the Beresford Stakes is a Group 2 turf stakes on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby. Contested at the Curragh Racecourse in County Kildaire, Ireland, the top five finishers receive qualifying points toward a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May, with a distribution of 10–5–3–2–1 points to those horses.