Nassau Stakes

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For the horse race in Canada, see Nassau Stakes (Canada).
Nassau Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1840
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Markel Insurance
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 1m 1f 192y (1,986 m)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 11 lb (3yo);
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
Purse £200,000 (2013)
1st: £113,420.00
Nassau Stakes
2013
Green, pink sash, white sleeves Dark blue, yellow chevron hoop, yellow cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Winsili Thistle Bird Hot Snap

The Nassau Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile, 1 furlong and 192 yards (1,986 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

History[edit]

The title of the event acknowledges the friendship between the 5th Duke of Richmond, a former owner of Goodwood Racecourse, and the House of Orange-Nassau. The race was established in 1840, and it was originally restricted to three-year-old fillies. During the early part of its history it was contested over a distance of 1 mile. It was extended to 1½ miles in 1900, and shortened to its present length in 1911.

The Nassau Stakes was opened to fillies and mares aged four or older in 1975. For a period it was classed at Group 2 level, and it was promoted to Group 1 status in 1999.

The race is currently held on the final day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Nat FlatmanDil-bar (1842), Mania (1843), Clementina (1847), Clarissa (1849), Hirsuta (1852), Cantine (1859)
  • Sir Gordon RichardsSolfatara (1933), Coppelia (1935), Barrowby Gem (1936), Goblet (1948), Jet Plane (1949), Sea Parrot (1951)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • Sir Henry CecilRoussalka (1975, 1976), Connaught Bridge (1979), Nom de Plume (1987), Lyphard's Delta (1993), Midday (2009, 2010, 2011)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount AstorWinkipop (1910), First Spear (1914), Pompadour (1921), Concertina (1923), Saucy Sue (1925), Book Law (1927), Jet Plane (1949)


Winners since 1980[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1980 Vielle 3 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Tom Blackwell
1981 Go Leasing 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood W. Norton
1982 Dancing Rocks 3 Pat Eddery Harry Wragg Sir Philip Oppenheimer
1983 Acclimatise 3 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Jocelyn Hambro 2:08.80
1984 Optimistic Lass 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:11.90
1985 Free Guest 4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani Fittocks Stud 2:14.10
1986 Park Express 3 John Reid Jim Bolger Paddy Burns 2:08.40
1987 Nom de Plume 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.08
1988 Ela Romara 3 Pat Eddery Geoff Wragg Exors of Eric Moller 2:10.36
1989 Mamaluna 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou 2:06.88
1990 Kartajana 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:04.96
1991 Ruby Tiger 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker 2:08.71
1992 Ruby Tiger 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker 2:07.78
1993 Lyphard's Delta 3 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil Saud bin Khaled 2:11.93
1994 Hawajiss 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:06.17
1995 Caramba 3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon, Sr. 7th Earl of Carnarvon 2:08.65
1996 Last Second 3 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Faisal bin Salman 2:07.45
1997 Ryafan 3 Michael Hills John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:05.56
1998 Alborada 3 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Kirsten Rausing 2:08.01
1999 Zahrat Dubai 3 Gary Stevens Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:05.56
2000 Crimplene 3 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain Marwan Al Maktoum 2:05.30
2001 Lailani 3 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:07.12
2002 Islington 3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Exors of Lord Weinstock 2:04.69
2003 Russian Rhythm 3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 2:04.80
2004 Favourable Terms 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:05.70
2005 Alexander Goldrun 4 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Miriam O'Callaghan 2:08.02
2006 Ouija Board 5 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:04.47
2007 Peeping Fawn 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 2:04.53
2008 Halfway to Heaven 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 2:09.73
2009 Midday 3 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:09.42
2010 Midday 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:07.25
2011 Midday 5 Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:07.72
2012 The Fugue 3 Richard Hughes John Gosden Lord Lloyd-Webber 2:09.61
2013 Winsili 3 William Buick John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:06.19

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1840: Rosa Bianca
  • 1841: Scarf
  • 1842: Dil-bar
  • 1843: Mania
  • 1844: All Round My Hat
  • 1845: Refraction
  • 1846: Princess Alice
  • 1847: Clementina
  • 1848: Canezou
  • 1849: Clarissa
  • 1850: Nutmeg
  • 1851: Anspach
  • 1852: Hirsuta
  • 1853: Mayfair
  • 1854: Virago
  • 1855: Instructress
  • 1856: Mincepie
  • 1857: Beechnut
  • 1858: Go-ahead
  • 1859: Cantine
  • 1860: Provision
  • 1861: Pardalote
  • 1862: Bertha
  • 1863: Fantail
  • 1864: Bradamante
  • 1865: Peeress
  • 1866: Hebe
  • 1867: The Duchess
  • 1868: Leonie
  • 1869: Morna
  • 1870: Agility
  • 1871: Lady Atholstone
  • 1872: Maid of Perth
  • 1873: Albani
  • 1874: Aventuriere
  • 1875: Spinaway
  • 1876: Zee
  • 1877: Lady Golightly
  • 1878: Eau de Vie
  • 1879: Reconciliation
  • 1880: Muriel
  • 1881: Thebais
  • 1882: St Marguerite
  • 1883: Spectre
  • 1884: Sandiway
  • 1885: Armida
  • 1886: Miss Jummy
  • 1887: Maize
  • 1888: Zanzibar
  • 1889: Wrinkle
  • 1890: Memoir
  • 1891: Haute Saône
  • 1892: La Fleche
  • 1893: Harfleur II
  • 1894: Throstle
  • 1895: Butterfly
  • 1896: Miss Fraser
  • 1897: Perce Neige
  • 1898: Chinook
  • 1899: Saint Lundi
  • 1900: Merry Gal
  • 1901: Royal Summons
  • 1902: Sceptre
  • 1903: Red Lily
  • 1904: Pretty Polly
  • 1905: Cherry Lass
  • 1906: Glasconbury
  • 1907: Altitude
  • 1908: Siberia
  • 1909: Maid of the Mist
  • 1910: Winkipop
  • 1911: Hair Trigger II
  • 1912: Belleisle
  • 1913: Arda
  • 1914: First Spear
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Keysoe
  • 1920: Most Beautiful
  • 1921: Pompadour
  • 1922: Selene
  • 1923: Concertina
  • 1924: Straitlace
  • 1925: Saucy Sue
  • 1926: Foliation
  • 1927: Book Law
  • 1928: La Sologne
  • 1929: Nuwara Eliya
  • 1930: Quinine
  • 1931: Suze
  • 1932: Ada Dear
  • 1933: Solfatara
  • 1934: Zelina
  • 1935: Coppelia
  • 1936: Barrowby Gem
  • 1937: First Flight
  • 1938: Valedah
  • 1939: Olein
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Wayward Belle
  • 1947: Wild Child
  • 1948: Goblet
  • 1949: Jet Plane
  • 1950: Flying Slipper
  • 1951: Sea Parrot
  • 1952: Hortentia
  • 1953: Happy Laughter
  • 1954: Key
  • 1955: Reel In
  • 1956: Dilettante
  • 1957: Swallowswift
  • 1958: Darlene
  • 1959: Crystal Palace
  • 1960: Desert Beauty
  • 1961: Rachel
  • 1962: Nortia
  • 1963: Spree
  • 1964: Cracker
  • 1965: Aunt Edith
  • 1966: Haymaking
  • 1967: Fair Winter
  • 1968: Hill Shade
  • 1969: Lucyrowe
  • 1970: Pulchra
  • 1971: Catherine Wheel
  • 1972: Crespinall
  • 1973: Cheveley Princess
  • 1974: Mil's Bomb
  • 1975: Roussalka
  • 1976: Roussalka
  • 1977: Triple First
  • 1978: Cistus
  • 1979: Connaught Bridge

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