Rous Memorial Stakes

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Rous Memorial Stakes
Horse race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1878
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Surface Turf
Qualification Three-years-old and up

The Rous Memorial Stakes was a flat horse race in Great Britain open to Thoroughbreds aged three years and over. It was run at Ascot Racecourse in June.

History[edit]

The Rous Memorial Stakes at Ascot was first run in 1878 as a one-mile race with a subscription of £10 each with £1000 added.[1] The race commemorated Henry John Rous, who had died the previous year. Rous was the official handicapper and developed the Weight for Age system.[2]

In the latter part of the nineteenth century there were several races run under the title of Rous Memorial Stakes, most notably a two-year-old race at Goodwood.

It has been discontinued.[when?]

Early winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Ref.
1878 Petrarch 5 Fred Archer Joseph Cannon 4th Earl of Lonsdale [1]
1879 Phoenix 4 Goater [3]
1880 Rayon d'Or 4 Goater Tom Jennings Count de Lagrange [4]
1881 Petronel 4 8th Duke of Beaufort [5]
1882 Retreat 5 Fred Archer 3rd Earl of Bradford [6]
1883 Chislehurst 3 Charles Wood C. Perkins [7]
1884 Lucerne 4 Tom Cannon Mr. de Rothschild [8]
1885 Isobar 3 K Tomlinson 3rd Earl of Bradford [9]
1886 St. Gatien 5 Charles Wood James Waugh Jack Hammond [10]
1887 Ormonde 4 Tom Cannon John Porter 1st Duke of Westminster [11]
1888 Phil 4 Tom Cannon H T Fenwick 1:45 [12]
1889 Love-in-Idleness 3 Tom Cannon Prince Soltykoff [13]
1890 St. Serf 3 Tommy Loates 6th Duke of Portland 1:44.2 [14]
1891 Amphion 5 Tom Cannon Chandler General Byrne [15]
1892 Orvieto 4 John Watts J. H. Houldsworth [16]
1893 Orme 4 Morny Cannon John Porter 1st Duke of Westminster [17]
1894 Court Ball 3 F. Finlay 5th Earl Cadogan [18]
1895 The Lombard 3 Tommy Loates H. McCalmont [19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Greg Wood (2006-04-03). "Horse racing: End of an era as Jockey Club falls on own sword | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  3. ^ "YESTERDAY'S RACING". Huddersfield Chronicle. 13 June 1879. 
  4. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 7 August 1880. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  5. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 30 July 1881. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  6. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 5 August 1882. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  7. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". 'Otago Witness. 28 July 1883. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  8. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND. ASCOT". Otago Witness. 9 August 1884. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  9. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 8 August 1885. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  10. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 30 July 1886. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  11. ^ "June 7,8,9,10". Otago Witness. 29 July 1887. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  12. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 27 July 1888. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  13. ^ "THE CUP DAY AT ASCOT". London Daily News. 21 June 1889. 
  14. ^ "SPORTING INTELLIGENCE". Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. 20 June 1890. 
  15. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 23 July 1891. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  16. ^ "ENGLISH AND FOREIGN". Otago Witness. 4 August 1892. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  17. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 10 August 1893. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  18. ^ http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OW18940809.2.101
  19. ^ http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OW18950808.2.93