Bengough Stakes

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Bengough Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor John Guest
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 1 lb (3yo);
9 st 2 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 *
* after 31 March
Purse £70,000 (2017)
1st: £39,697
Bengough Stakes
2017
Royal blue White, dark blue armlets and cap Navy blue, red and light blue hoop and armlets, white cap
Blue Point Projection Magical Memory

The Bengough Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early October.

History[edit]

The event was originally held at Newmarket, where it was called the Bentinck Stakes. It was named after Lord George Bentinck (1802–1848), a successful racehorse owner. It was established in 1986, and was initially a 5-furlong race with Listed status. It was extended to 6 furlongs in 1993, and promoted to Group 3 level in 2003.

The race was transferred to Ascot and renamed the Bengough Memorial Stakes in 2008. Its title was shortened to the Bengough Stakes in 2010. It was formerly staged in mid-October, but it is currently held in the early part of the month.

The Bengough Stakes is named in memory of Sir Piers Bengough (1929–2005), Her Majesty's Representative at Ascot from 1984 to 1997.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Royal Rock – 2009, 2011

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Ted Durcan – Royal Millennium (2004), Greek Renaissance (2007), Royal Rock (2011)

Leading trainer (3 wins):

  • Saeed bin SuroorRussian Revival (1996), Bygone Days (2006), Greek Renaissance (2007)
  • Chris Wall – Ashdown Express (2003), Royal Rock (2009, 2011)


Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1986 Gwydion 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:01.73
1987 Perion 5 Pat Eddery Geoff Lewis 1:02.96
1988 Umbelata 5 Michael Roberts Mick Naughton 1:00.90
1989 Lugana Beach 3 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth 0:59.45
1990 Ra'A 3 Willie Carson Harry Thomson Jones 1:00.20
1991 On Tiptoes 3 Michael Roberts Jim Leigh 0:58.64
1992 Hamas 3 Willie Carson Peter Walwyn 0:58.22
1993 Montendre 6 John Reid Matt McCormack 1:13.32
1994 Elrafa Ah 3 Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones 1:11.80
1995 Royale Figurine 4 John Reid Martin Fetherston-Godley 1:11.53
1996 Russian Revival 3 Walter Swinburn Saeed bin Suroor 1:11.38
1997 My Best Valentine 7 Ray Cochrane Vic Soane 1:14.81
1998 Bold Edge 3 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.52
1999 Gaelic Storm 5 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 1:13.60
2000 Bahamian Pirate 5 Adrian Nicholls David Nicholls 1:13.63
2001 Danehurst 3 Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott 1:14.97
2002 Needwood Blade 4 Seb Sanders Bryan McMahon 1:11.20
2003 Ashdown Express 4 Richard Mullen Chris Wall 1:13.18
2004 Royal Millennium 6 Ted Durcan Mick Channon 1:13.71
2005 Welsh Emperor 6 Darryll Holland Tom Tate 1:13.06
2006 Bygone Days 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:12.89
2007 Greek Renaissance 4 Ted Durcan Saeed bin Suroor 1:12.21
2008 Conquest 4 Jimmy Fortune William Haggas 1:14.74
2009 Royal Rock 5 George Baker Chris Wall 1:14.99
2010 Bewitched 3 Johnny Murtagh Charles O'Brien 1:14.85
2011 Royal Rock 7 Ted Durcan Chris Wall 1:13.51
2012 Mince 3 James Doyle Roger Charlton 1:14.81
2013 Tropics 5 Robert Winston Dean Ivory 1:14.55
2014 Lightning Moon 3 George Baker Ed Walker 1:15.70
2015 Eastern Impact 4 Jack Garrity Richard Fahey 1:13.34
2016 Shalaa 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:14.32
2017 Blue Point 3 William Buick Charlie Appleby 1:16.24

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