Rose of Lancaster Stakes
|Group 3 race|
|Rose of Lancaster Stakes|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 2f 95y (2,099 m)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up
exc. G1 winners at 3yo+
|Weight||8 st 8 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
7 lb for Group 2 winners *
4 lb for Group 3 winners *
* after November 1 2012
(2yo wins not penalised)
The Rose of Lancaster Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 95 yards (2,099 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early August.
The event was established in 1986, and it was initially called the Summer Trophy. It was given its current title and promoted from Listed to Group 3 status in 1989. For a period it was sponsored by Burtonwood Brewery, and it was later backed by the property development firm Petros. The Tote began sponsoring the event in 2007.
The Rose of Lancaster Stakes was formerly contested over 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 120 yards. It was cut to its present distance in 2009. The sponsorship of the race was adopted by Betfred when the company bought the Tote in 2011, and in 2012 It was been sponsored by Victor Chandler International. Betfred took over the sponsorship again from 2013.
Most successful horse:
- no horse has won this race more than once
Leading jockey (3 wins):
- Richard Hills – Fahal (1995), Ekraar (2000), Nayef (2001)
Leading trainer (3 wins):
- Sir Michael Stoute – Greek Dance (1999), Notable Guest (2005), Class Is Class (2011)
- Marcus Tregoning – Ekraar (2000), Nayef (2001), Mulaqat (2006)
|1986||Wassl Touch||3||Willie Carson||Dick Hern|
|1987||Free Fact||3||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||2:19.28|
|1988||Galitzin||3||Steve Cauthen||Clive Brittain||2:14.04|
|1989||Braiswick||3||Gary Carter||Geoff Wragg||2:16.79|
|1990||Defensive Play||3||Pat Eddery||Guy Harwood||2:11.37|
|1991||Lord of Tusmore||4||Alan Munro||Barry Hills||2:16.03|
|1992||Half a Tick||4||Chris Rutter||Paul Cole||2:17.01|
|1993||Knifebox||5||Michael Roberts||John Gosden||2:19.70|
|1994||Urgent Request||4||Richard Quinn||Reg Akehurst||2:09.59|
|1995||Fahal||3||Richard Hills||David Morley||2:08.53|
|1996||Tamayaz||4||Gary Carter||Saeed bin Suroor||2:13.15|
|1997||Romanov||3||David Harrison||Peter Chapple-Hyam||2:10.52|
|1998||Mutamam||3||Michael Roberts||Alec Stewart||2:14.92|
|1999||Greek Dance||4||Gary Stevens||Sir Michael Stoute||2:16.60|
|2000||Ekraar||3||Richard Hills||Marcus Tregoning||2:13.07|
|2001||Nayef||3||Richard Hills||Marcus Tregoning||2:12.86|
|no race 2002 [a]|
|2003||Sabre d'Argent||3||Eddie Ahern||David Loder||2:10.78|
|2004||Mister Monet||3||Joe Fanning||Mark Johnston||2:10.40|
|2005||Notable Guest||4||Richard Hughes||Sir Michael Stoute||2:17.17|
|2006||Mulaqat||3||Neil Callan||Marcus Tregoning||2:10.29|
|2007||Halicarnassus||3||Tadhg O'Shea||Mick Channon||2:15.76|
|2008||Multidimensional||5||Ted Durcan||Henry Cecil||2:22.92|
|2009||Jukebox Jury||3||Royston Ffrench||Mark Johnston||2:09.95|
|2010||Poet||5||Adam Kirby||Clive Cox||2:17.31|
|2011||Class Is Class||5||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||2:15.40|
|2012||Hunter's Light||4||Silvestre de Sousa||Saeed bin Suroor||2:11.73|
|2013||David Livingston||4||Johnny Murtagh||Mike de Kock||2:11.83|
a The 2002 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.
- Racing Post:
- galopp-sieger.de – Rose of Lancaster Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Rose of Lancaster Stakes (2011).
- pedigreequery.com – Rose of Lancaster Stakes – Haydock.
- Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. p. 146. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.