Easter Stakes

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Easter Stakes
Conditions race
Location Kempton Park,
Sunbury, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Kempton Park
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Surface Polytrack
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old
colts and geldings
excluding Group winners
Weight 8 st 12 lb
8 lb for each Class 1 win *
6 lb for each Class 2 win *
4 lb for each Class 3 win *
* since May 31 last year
excluding handicap races
(cumulative to max. of 10lb)
Purse £40,000 (2009)
1st: £22,708
Easter Stakes
Red, emerald green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Purple, pink stars on sleeves Dark blue and light blue (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap
Pure Poetry Shampagne Mishrif

The Easter Stakes was a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old colts and geldings. It was run over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) at Kempton Park on Easter Saturday.[1]

It was run for the last time in April 2009.


The Easter Stakes was originally run on turf and served as a trial for various colts' Classics in Europe.

The race was transferred to Kempton's newly opened Polytrack circuit in 2006. It was demoted from Listed status after the 2009 running, when the three-year average of its winners' ratings failed to reach the required level, and the name was dropped.

The ungraded version of the Conditions race which replaced it was initially backed by 32Red. The bookmaking company Betfred became its sponsor in 2012.


Leading jockey since 1979 (3 wins):

  • Pat EdderyZelphi (1988), Two O'Clock Jump (1995), Prince Tum Tum (2003)
  • John ReidLunar Mover (1989), Lucky Lindy (1992), Right Win (1993)

Leading trainer since 1979 (7 wins):

  • Richard Hannon Sr.Lucky Lindy (1992), Right Win (1993), Two O'Clock Jump (1995), Regiment (1996), Pelham (1997), Asset (2006), Pure Poetry (2009)

Winners since 1979[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
0000 0001Turf before 2006
1979 Man of Vision Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis
1980 Master Willie Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1981 Noalto Greville Starkey Frankie Durr
1982 Rare Gift Lester Piggott John Sutcliffe, Jr.
1983 Sackford Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1984 Keen Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1985 Severn Bore Geoff Baxter Frankie Durr
1986 Tisn't Philip Waldron Paul Cole 1:50.27
1987 Shady Heights Steve Cauthen Robert Armstrong 1:43.42
1988 Zelphi Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 1:46.86
1989 Lunar Mover John Reid Charlie Nelson 1:47.80
1990 Elmaamul Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:38.72
1991 Corrupt Tony Cruz Neville Callaghan 1:41.63
1992 Lucky Lindy John Reid Richard Hannon Sr. 1:44.66
1993 Right Win John Reid Richard Hannon Sr. 1:47.38
1994 Ultimo Imperatore Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:48.48
1995 Two O'Clock Jump Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. 1:37.69
1996 Regiment Richard Quinn Richard Hannon Sr. 1:42.95
1997 Pelham Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:39.30
1998 Krispy Knight Richard Hills John Hills 1:54.99
1999 Dehoush Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 1:39.46
2000 Kingsclere Kieren Fallon Ian Balding 1:47.35
2001 Herodotus Philip Robinson Clive Brittain 1:50.46
2002 Flat Spin Kieren Fallon John Dunlop 1:40.47
2003 Prince Tum Tum Pat Eddery John Dunlop 1:37.23
2004 Privy Seal Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:42.80
2005 Rebel Rebel Oscar Urbina Neville Callaghan 1:42.60
2005.1 0002Polytrack after 2005
2006 Asset Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:40.87
2007 Dubai's Touch Jean-Pierre Guillambert Mark Johnston 1:39.41
2008 Il Warrd Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 1:38.56
2009 Pure Poetry [a] Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:38.49

a The 2009 winner Pure Poetry was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Cheerful Delights.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1979 Easter Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 14 April 1979. Retrieved 17 February 2013.