Earl of Sefton Stakes

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Earl of Sefton Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1971
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Bet365
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1m 1f (1,811 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 13 lb
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 (2018)
1st: £34,026
Earl Of Sefton Stakes
2018
Emerald green, white cross belts, orange sleeves, royal blue cap Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Dark green, beige stars on sleeves
Forest Ranger Deauville Euginio

The Earl of Sefton Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong (1,811 metres) on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket in mid-April.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1971, and it was initially called the Rubbing House Stakes.[1] The first running was won by Pembroke Castle.

The race was renamed the Earl of Sefton Stakes in 1973.[2] It was named in memory of Hugh Molyneux (1898–1972), the seventh Earl of Sefton.

The Earl of Sefton Stakes is currently held on the second day of Newmarket's three-day Craven Meeting. It is run the day before the Craven Stakes.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Terimon1990, 1991
  • Mull of Killough - 2013, 2014

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Geoff LewisPembroke Castle (1971), Owen Dudley (1974), Chil the Kite (1976)
  • Joe MercerJimsun (1975), Gunner B (1978), Legend of France (1984)
  • Steve CauthenHawaiian Sound (1979), Reprimand (1989), Sure Sharp (1992)
  • Walter SwinburnHard Fought (1981), Ezzoud (1993), Desert Shot (1995)
  • Pat EdderyKing of Clubs (1985), K-Battery (1987), Right Wing (2001)
  • Michael KinaneLuso (1996), Indian Lodge (2000), Notnowcato (2006)
  • Kieren FallonAli-Royal (1997), Shiva (1999), Olden Times (2003)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Henry CecilGunner B (1978), Ivano (1983), Legend of France (1984), Reprimand (1989), Ali-Royal (1997), Shiva (1999), Phoenix Tower (2008)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1971 Pembroke Castle 4 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless 1:52.97
1972 Lord David 4 Lester Piggott Staff Ingham
1973 Scottish Rifle 4 Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop 1:51.80
1974 Owen Dudley 4 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless
1975 Jimsun 6 Joe Mercer Herbert Jones
1976 Chil the Kite 4 Geoff Lewis Bruce Hobbs
1977 Heaven Knows 4 Brian Taylor Ron Smyth
1978 Gunner B 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1979 Hawaiian Sound 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1980 Ela-Mana-Mou 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:50.88
1981 Hard Fought 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1982 Kalaglow 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:51.06
1983 Ivano 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984 Legend of France 4 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 1:51.49
1985 King of Clubs 4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding
1986 Supreme Leader 4 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain 1:59.02
1987 K-Battery 6 Pat Eddery Bill Elsey 1:54.53
1988 Media Starguest 4 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 1:51.90
1989 Reprimand 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:56.51
1990 Terimon 4 Ray Cochrane Clive Brittain 1:49.15
1991 Terimon 5 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 1:49.23
1992 Sure Sharp 5 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills 1:52.05
1993 Ezzoud 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:51.42
1994 Del Deya 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:56.82
1995 Desert Shot 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:48.73
1996 Luso 4 Michael Kinane Clive Brittain 1:47.96
1997 Ali-Royal 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:50.46
1998 Apprehension 4 Darryll Holland David Loder 1:58.49
1999 Shiva [a] 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:46.60
2000 Indian Lodge 4 Michael Kinane Amanda Perrett 1:54.90
2001 Right Wing 7 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 1:54.44
2002 Indian Creek 4 Richard Quinn David Elsworth 1:49.66
2003 Olden Times 5 Kieren Fallon John Dunlop 1:52.58
2004 Gateman 7 Keith Dalgleish Mark Johnston 1:52.77
2005 Norse Dancer 5 John Egan David Elsworth 1:49.10
2006 Notnowcato 4 Michael Kinane Sir Michael Stoute 1:49.21
2007 Manduro 5 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre 1:47.26
2008 Phoenix Tower 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil 1:54.11
2009 Tazeez 5 Richard Hills John Gosden 1:47.83
2010 Sri Putra 4 Neil Callan Michael Jarvis 1:49.33
2011 Ransom Note 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:49.42
2012 Questioning 4 William Buick John Gosden 1:50.62
2013 Mull of Killough 7 George Baker Jane Chapple-Hyam 1:48.58
2014 Mull of Killough 8 Adam Kirby Jane Chapple-Hyam 1:48.44
2015 French Navy 7 William Buick Charlie Appleby 1:51.81
2016 Mahsoob 5 Paul Hanagan John Gosden 1:53.67
2017 Steel Of Madrid[b] 4 Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon Jr. 1:51.27
2018 Forest Ranger 4 Tony Hamilton Richard Fahey 1:52.38

a The 1999 edition was run on Newmarket's July Course over 1 mile and 110 yards.
b Steel Of Madrid was later exported to Australia and renamed Calderon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Rubbing House Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 12 April 1972. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "1973 Earl of Sefton Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 11 April 1973. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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  • Abelson, Edward; Tyrrel, John (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. p. 17. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.