Abernant Stakes

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Abernant Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1969
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Connaught Access Flooring
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 9 lb (3yo);
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since 31 August last year
Purse £60,000 (2017)
1st: £34,026
Abernant Stakes
2017
Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Red, white sash, royal blue cap Black, grey hoops
Brando Ornate Windfast

The Abernant Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres) on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket in mid-April.

History[edit]

The event is named after Abernant, a successful sprinter in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was established in 1969, and the first running was won by Song.[1]

For a period the race held Listed status. It was promoted to Group 3 level in 2013.[2]

The race is currently staged on the last day of Newmarket's three-day Craven Meeting. It is run on the same day as the Craven Stakes.

The leading horses from the Abernant Stakes sometimes go on to compete in the Palace House Stakes or the Duke of York Stakes.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (4 wins):

  • Boldboy1974, 1976, 1977, 1978

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Joe MercerSong (1969), Shiny Tenth (1972), Boldboy (1974, 1976)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Dick HernBoldboy (1974, 1976, 1977, 1978)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1969 Song 3 Joe Mercer Derek Candy
1970 Crooner 4 John Gorton Doug Smith
1971 Realm 4 Brian Taylor John Winter 1:14.50
1972 Shiny Tenth 5 Joe Mercer Doug Marks
1973 Balliol 4 Brian Taylor John Winter
1974 Boldboy 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1975 Midsummer Star 5 Alan Bond Mick Masson
1976 Boldboy 6 Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1977 Boldboy 7 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1978 Boldboy 8 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1979 Vaigly Great 4 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1980 Gypsy Dancer 5 Lester Piggott Bill O'Gorman 1:12.79
1981 Rabdan 4 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong
1982 Lightning Label 6 Steve Cauthen Paul Kelleway
1983 Sweet Monday 5 Philip Waldron Jack Holt
1984 Reesh 3 Taffy Thomas Bill O'Gorman
1985 Grey Desire 5 Pat Eddery Mel Brittain
1986 Homo Sapien 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1987 Governor General 4 Brian Rouse David Elsworth
1988 Rich Charlie 4 Paul Eddery Charlie Nelson 1:14.57
1989 Point of Light 4 Paul Eddery Geoff Lewis 1:13.94
1990 Sharp Reminder 6 Bruce Raymond Colin Williams 1:11.61
1991 Case Law 4 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 1:11.36
1992 Fylde Flyer 3 Lester Piggott Jack Berry 1:12.76
1993 Splice 4 Walter Swinburn James Fanshawe 1:13.39
1994 Midhish 4 Walter Swinburn Ben Hanbury 1:13.73
1995 Lake Coniston 4 Pat Eddery Geoff Lewis 1:10.25
1996 Passion for Life 3 Pat Eddery Geoff Lewis 1:11.49
1997 Monaassib 6 Daragh O'Donohoe Ed Dunlop 1:11.42
1998 Tedburrow 6 Kieren Fallon Eric Alston 1:14.02
1999 Bold Edge 4 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.68
2000 Cretan Gift 9 Tom McLaughlin Nick Littmoden 1:13.30
2001 Primo Valentino 4 Richard Quinn Peter Harris 1:12.94
2002 Reel Buddy 4 Jimmy Fortune Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.02
2003 Needwood Blade 5 Seb Sanders Bryan McMahon 1:13.87
2004 Arakan 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:12.37
2005 Quito 8 Tony Culhane David Chapman 1:12.14
2006 Paradise Isle 5 Kevin Darley Chris Wall 1:10.50
2007 Asset 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:09.64
2008 Zidane 6 Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 1:12.56
2009 Tax Free 7 Franny Norton David Nicholls 1:10.30
2010 Equiano 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:11.07
2011 Genki 7 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton 1:11.12
2012 Mayson 4 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 1:11.86
2013 Tickled Pink 4 Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil 1:09.88
2014 Hamza 5 Jamie Spencer Kevin Ryan 1:09.88
2015 Astaire 4 Jamie Spencer Kevin Ryan 1:12.09
2016 Magical Memory 4 Frankie Dettori Charlie Hills 1:14.84
2017 Brando 5 Tom Eaves Kevin Ryan 1:10.19

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1969 Abernant Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 17 April 1969. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eight races upgraded by European Pattern Committee". the-racehorse.com. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.