St. James's Palace Stakes

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St. James's Palace Stakes
Group 1 race
Chief Singer.jpg
Chief Singer, painted by Bob Demuyser
oil on canvas
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1834
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old colts
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Purse £375,000 (2014)
1st: £212,663
St James's Palace Stakes
2014
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves White, red sash, red and white striped cap Royal blue
Kingman Night Of Thunder Outstrip

The St. James's Palace Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

The event is named after St. James's Palace, a royal residence during the Tudor period. It was established in 1834, and the inaugural race was a walkover.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the St. James's Palace Stakes was classed at Group 2 level. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 1988.

The St. James's Palace Stakes usually features horses which ran previously in the 2,000 Guineas, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains or the Irish 2,000 Guineas. It is contested on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Michael KinaneDara Monarch (1982), Brief Truce (1992), Grand Lodge (1994), Giant's Causeway (2000), Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Azamour (2004)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Mathew DawsonThe Reiver (1853), Gladstone (1863), Queen's Messenger (1872), Great Tom (1876), Galliard (1883), Galore (1888, dead-heat)
  • Aidan O'BrienGiant's Causeway (2000), Black Minnaloushe (2001), Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Excellent Art (2007), Henrythenavigator (2008), Mastercraftsman (2009)

Leading owner (6 wins): (includes part ownership)

  • Sue MagnierGiant's Causeway (2000), Black Minnaloushe (2001), Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Excellent Art (2007), Henrythenavigator (2008), Mastercraftsman (2009)

Winners since 1901[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1900 Bonarose Lester Reiff Frederick William Day Ernest Cassel
1901 Lauzun Morny Cannon Richard Marsh Duke of Devonshire
1902 Sceptre F W Hardy Robert Sievier Robert Sievier
1903 Rock Sand Danny Maher George Blackwell James Miller
1904 Challenger William Lane Sam Darling L Robinson
1905 Cherry Lass Herbert Jones Jack Robinson William Hall-Walker
1906 Black Arrow B Lynham Jack Robinson William Hall-Walker
1907 Slieve Gallion Billy Higgs Sam Darling Henry Greer
1908 Your Majesty Walter Griggs Charles Morton Jack Barnato Joel
1909 Minoru Herbert Jones Richard Marsh King Edward VII
1910 Lemberg Danny Maher Alec Taylor, Jr. Alfred W. Cox
1911 Stedfast Frank Wootton George Lambton Lord Derby
1912 Tracery Danny Maher John Watson August Belmont, Jr.
1913 Roseworthy Danny Maher Atty Persse A F Bassett
1914 Carrickfergus J Clark Jack Robinson William Hall-Walker
1915–18 no race
1919 Grand Parade Arthur Smith Frank Barling Lord Glanely
1920 Allenby F Slade P Linton Walter Raphael
1921 Craig an Eran Frank Bullock Alec Taylor, Jr. Lord Astor
1922 Captain Cuttle Steve Donoghue Fred Darling Lord Woolavington
1923 Ellangowan Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
1924 Tom Pinch George Archibald Fred Darling Lord Woolavington
1925 Zambo Brownie Carslake Dick Dawson Aga Khan III
1926 Coronach Joe Childs Fred Darling Lord Woolavington
1927 Kincardine Harry Beasley Atty Persse A Barclay
1928 Royal Minstrel Joe Childs Cecil Boyd-Rochfort G P Gough
1929 Mr Jinks Harry Beasley Atty Persse Dermot McCalmont
1930 Christopher Robin Rufus Beasley Victor Gilpin Giles Loder
1931 Cameronian Freddie Fox Fred Darling John Arthur Dewar
1932 Andrea Tommy Weston P Whitaker Duke of Marlborough
1933 Canon Law Robert Dick Joe Lawson Lord Astor
1934 Flamenco Harry Wragg Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
1935 Bahram Freddie Fox Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1936 Rhodes Scholar Robert Dick Joe Lawson Lord Astor
1937 Goya Charlie Elliott George Lambton Marcel Boussac
1938 Scottish Union Brownie Carslake Noel Cannon James V. Rank
1939 Admiral's Walk Eph Smith Jack Jarvis John Arthur Dewar
1940 no race
1941 Orthodox 2 Doug Smith Noel Cannon James V. Rank
1942–45 no race
1947 Tudor Minstrel Gordon Richards Fred Darling John Arthur Dewar
1948 Black Tarquin Edgar Britt Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward, Sr.
1949 Faux Tirage Gordon Richards Noel Murless John Arthur Dewar
1950 Palestine Charlie Smirke Marcus Marsh Aga Khan III
1951 Turco Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward, Sr.
1952 King's Bench Gordon Richards M Feakes A Tompestt
1953 Nearula Edgar Britt Charles Elsey William Humble
1954 Darius Manny Mercer Harry Wragg Percy Loraine
1955 Tamerlane Scobie Breasley Neville Bertie Lord Porchester
1956 Pirate King Doug Smith Humphrey Cottrill Lionel Brook Holliday
1957 Chevastrid J Eddery S McGrath Joseph McGrath
1958 Major Portion Eph Smith T E Leader Jim Joel
1959 Above Suspicion Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Elizabeth II
1960 Venture George Moore Alec Head Aly Khan
1961 Tudor Treasure Doug Smith Jack Watts Lord Derby
1962 Court Sentence Eph Smith T E Leader Jim Joel
1963 Crocket Doug Smith Geoffrey Brooke D van Clief
1964 Roan Rocket Lester Piggott George Todd T Frost
1965 Silly Season Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Paul Mellon
1966 Track Spare Jimmy Lindley Ronald Mason Ronald Mason
1967 Reform Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Michael Sobell
1968 Petingo Lester Piggott Sam Armstrong Marcos Lemos
1969 Right Tack Geoff Lewis John Sutcliffe J. R. Brown
1970 Saintly Song Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Stanhope Joel 1:40.10
1971 Brigadier Gerard Joe Mercer Dick Hern Jean Hislop 1:46.94
1972 Sun Prince Jimmy Lindley Dick Hern Sir Michael Sobell 1:44.00
1973 Thatch Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Jack Mulcahy 1:40.50
1974 Averof Brian Taylor Clive Brittain Marcos Lemos 1:41.50
1975 Bolkonski Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio
1976 Radetzky Pat Eddery Clive Brittain Curtis Elliot 1:40.40
1977 Don Edward Hide Bill Elsey Eugene Ryan 1:46.50
1978 Jaazeiro Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:40.80
1979 Kris Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:41.74
1980 Posse Pat Eddery John Dunlop Ogden Mills Phipps 1:44.74
1981 To-Agori-Mou Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Andry Muinos 1:39.90
1982 Dara Monarch Michael Kinane Liam Browne Mrs Liam Browne 1:41.10
1983 Horage Steve Cauthen Matt McCormack A. Rachid 1:40.10
1984 Chief Singer Ray Cochrane Ron Sheather Jeff Smith 1:38.90
1985 Bairn Lester Piggott Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed 1:41.50
1986 Sure Blade Brent Thomson Barry Hills Sheikh Mohammed 1:41.50
1987 Half a Year Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani John C. Mabee 1:43.42
1988 Persian Heights Pat Eddery Geoff Huffer Yazid Saud 1:39.57
1989 Shaadi Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:39.33
1990 Shavian Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:41.52
1991 Marju Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:41.97
1992 Brief Truce Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 1:39.32
1993 Kingmambo Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:44.05
1994 Grand Lodge Michael Kinane William Jarvis Lord Howard de Walden 1:38.83
1995 Bahri Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:40.15
1996 Bijou d'Inde Jason Weaver Mark Johnston Stuart Morrison 1:39.70
1997 Starborough Frankie Dettori David Loder Sheikh Mohammed 1:39.18
1998 Dr Fong Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:41.33
1999 Sendawar Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:39.99
2000 Giant's Causeway Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:42.61
2001 Black Minnaloushe Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:41.37
2002 Rock of Gibraltar Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Ferguson / Magnier 1:40.91
2003 Zafeen Darryll Holland Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah 1:39.91
2004 Azamour Michael Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 1:39.02
2005 Shamardal [a] Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.18
2006 Araafa Alan Munro Jeremy Noseda Al Homaizi / Al Sagar 1:39.59
2007 Excellent Art Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier et al. 1:39.33
2008 Henrythenavigator Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:38.70
2009 Mastercraftsman Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:39.21
2010 Canford Cliffs Richard Hughes Richard Hannon, Sr. Heffer / Roy / Instance 1:39.55
2011 Frankel Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 1:39.24
2012 Most Improved Kieren Fallon Brian Meehan Iraj Parvizi 1:40.14
2013 Dawn Approach Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Godolphin 1:39.23
2014 Kingman James Doyle John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:39.06

a The 2005 running took place at York.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1834: Plenipotentiary
  • 1835: Ascot
  • 1836–37: no race
  • 1838: Boeotian
  • 1839: Euclid
  • 1840: Scutari
  • 1841: Satirist
  • 1842: Misdeal
  • 1843: Ameer
  • 1844: Ionian
  • 1845: Idas
  • 1846: The Free Lance
  • 1847: Montpensier
  • 1848: Glendower
  • 1849: Uriel
  • 1850: Nutcracker
  • 1851: The Ban
  • 1852: Daniel O'Rourke
  • 1853: The Reiver
  • 1854: Baalbec
  • 1855: Paletot
  • 1856: Pitapat
  • 1857: Anton
  • 1858: Fitz-Roland
  • 1859: Cynricus
  • 1860: Tom Bowline
  • 1861: Walloon
  • 1862: Carisbrook
  • 1863: Gladstone
  • 1864: The Beadle
  • 1865: Lasaretto
  • 1866: Staghound
  • 1867: Hermit
  • 1868: The Earl
  • 1869: Dunbar
  • 1870: King Cole
  • 1871: Dalnacardoch
  • 1872: Queen's Messenger
  • 1873: Gang Forward
  • 1874: Leolinus
  • 1875: Bay of Naples
  • 1876: Great Tom
  • 1877: Covenanter
  • 1878: Bonnie Scotland
  • 1879: Rayon d'Or
  • 1880: Bend Or
  • 1881: Iroquois
  • 1882: Battlefield
  • 1883: Galliard
  • 1884: Cambusmore
  • 1885: Sheraton
  • 1886: Ormonde
  • 1887: Florentine
  • 1888: Ossory / Galore 1
  • 1889: Pioneer
  • 1890: Janissary
  • 1891: Common
  • 1892: St Angelo
  • 1893: Phocion
  • 1894: Florizel II
  • 1895: Troon
  • 1896: His Reverence
  • 1897: Vesuvian
  • 1898: Cap Martin
  • 1899: Millennium

1 The 1888 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
2 The 1941 running was held at Newmarket.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


  • galopp-sieger.deSt. James's Palace Stakes.
  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – St. James's Palace Stakes (2011).
  • pedigreequery.comSt. James's Palace Stakes – Ascot.
  • Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 68–71. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.