St. James's Palace Stakes

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St. James's Palace Stakes
Group 1 race
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 1970[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
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
  • 1900: Bonarosa
  • 1901: Lauzun
  • 1902: Sceptre
  • 1903: Rock Sand
  • 1904: Challenger
  • 1905: Cherry Lass
  • 1906: Black Arrow
  • 1907: Slieve Gallion
  • 1908: Your Majesty
  • 1909: Minoru
  • 1910: Lemberg
  • 1911: Stedfast
  • 1912: Tracery
  • 1913: Roseworthy
  • 1914: Carrickfergus
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Grand Parade
  • 1920: Allenby
  • 1921: Craig an Eran
  • 1922: Captain Cuttle
  • 1923: Ellangowan
  • 1924: Tom Pinch
  • 1925: Zambo
  • 1926: Coronach
  • 1927: Kincardine
  • 1928: Royal Minstrel
  • 1929: Mr Jinks
  • 1930: Christopher Robin
  • 1931: Cameronian
  • 1932: Andrea
  • 1933: Canon Law
  • 1934: Flamenco
  • 1935: Bahram
  • 1936: Rhodes Scholar
  • 1937: Goya II
  • 1938: Scottish Union
  • 1939: Admiral's Walk
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Orthodox 2
  • 1942–45: no race
  • 1946: Khaled
  • 1947: Tudor Minstrel
  • 1948: Black Tarquin
  • 1949: Faux Tirage
  • 1950: Palestine
  • 1951: Turco II
  • 1952: King's Bench
  • 1953: Nearula
  • 1954: Darius
  • 1955: Tamerlane
  • 1956: Pirate King
  • 1957: Chevastrid
  • 1958: Major Portion
  • 1959: Above Suspicion
  • 1960: Venture VII
  • 1961: Tudor Treasure
  • 1962: Court Sentence
  • 1963: Crocket
  • 1964: Roan Rocket
  • 1965: Silly Season
  • 1966: Track Spare
  • 1967: Reform
  • 1968: Petingo
  • 1969: Right Tack

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.