Falmouth Stakes

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Falmouth Stakes
Group 1 race
Location July Course
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1911
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Tattersalls
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Purse £200,000 (2016)
1st: £113,420
Falmouth Stakes
2016
Dark blue Royal blue, Red cap Royal blue, white cap
Alice Springs Very Special Always Smile

The Falmouth Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run on the July Course at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

History[edit]

The event is named in honour of Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth, who was a leading racehorse owner and breeder in the 19th century. It was established in 1911, and it was originally restricted to three-year-old fillies.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Falmouth Stakes was initially classed at Group 3 level. It was opened to older fillies and mares in 1974. It became known as the Child Stakes in 1975, when Child's Bank began a period of sponsorship. It was promoted to Group 2 level in 1987, and it reverted to its original name in 1992. It was raised to Group 1 status in 2004.

The Falmouth Stakes is currently held on the second day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival meeting.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Lester PiggottSylphide (1957), Green Opal (1960), Chrona (1966), Vital Match (1969), Chalon (1982), Niche (1993), Lemon Souffle (1994)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Alec Taylor, Jr.First Spear (1914), Tomatina (1919), Lady Ava (1920), Blue Lady (1921), Leighon Tor (1922), Maid of Bath (1924)

Leading owner (4 wins):

Winners since 1979[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1979 Rose Above 4 Willie Carson Michael Cunningham James O'Reilly
1980 Stumped 3 George Duffield Bruce Hobbs Tony Villar
1981 Star Pastures 3 Pat Eddery Jeremy Hindley Robert Sangster
1982 Chalon 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Michael Riordan
1983 Royal Heroine 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Robert Sangster 1:41.35
1984 Meis El-Reem 3 Steve Cauthen Olivier Douieb Bechara Choucair
1985 Al Bahathri 3 Tony Murray Harry Thomson Jones Hamdan Al Maktoum
1986 Sonic Lady 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:37.45
1987 Sonic Lady 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:38.09
1988 Inchmurrin 3 Paul Eddery Geoff Wragg Sir Philip Oppenheimer 1:42.92
1989 Magic Gleam 3 Pat Eddery Alex Scott Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:37.50
1990 Chimes of Freedom 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Stavros Niarchos 1:37.05
1991 Only Yours 3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. Mrs M. Butcher 1:40.43
1992 Gussy Marlowe 4 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Lucille van Geest 1:40.24
1993 Niche 3 Lester Piggott Richard Hannon Sr. 7th Earl of Carnarvon 1:37.08
1994 Lemon Souffle 3 Lester Piggott Richard Hannon Sr. 7th Earl of Carnarvon 1:41.30
1995 Caramba 3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 7th Earl of Carnarvon 1:40.17
1996 Sensation 3 Michael Kinane Criquette Head Sheikh Mohammed 1:37.53
1997 Ryafan 3 Pat Eddery John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:38.43
1998 Lovers Knot 3 John Reid Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:35.53
1999 Ronda 3 Dominique Boeuf Carlos Laffon-Parias Dario Hinojosa 1:37.49
2000 Alshakr 3 Richard Hills Ben Hanbury Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:39.70
2001 Proudwings 5 Yutaka Take Ralf Suerland Hyperion Breeding 1:38.73
2002 Tashawak 3 Richard Hills John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:38.05
2003 Macadamia 4 Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 3rd Baron Vestey 1:38.11
2004 Soviet Song 4 Johnny Murtagh James Fanshawe Elite Racing Club 1:36.11
2005 Soviet Song 5 Johnny Murtagh James Fanshawe Elite Racing Club 1:38.99
2006 Rajeem 3 Kerrin McEvoy Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 1:40.89
2007 Simply Perfect 3 Johnny Murtagh Jeremy Noseda Smith / Tabor / Magnier 1:37.14
2008 Nahoodh 3 Frankie Dettori Mark Johnston H. bin M. Al Maktoum 1:38.60
2009 Goldikova 4 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:36.21
2010 Music Show 3 Richard Hughes Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah 1:36.76
2011 Timepiece 4 Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 1:41.06
2012 Giofra 4 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Haras de la Perelle 1:42.14
2013 Elusive Kate 4 William Buick John Gosden Teruya Yoshida 1:40.54
2014 Integral 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:41.96
2015 Amazing Maria 4 James Doyle David O'Meara Sir Robert Ogden 1:42.05
2016 Alice Springs 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Tabor / Magnier 1:34.42

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1911: Alice
  • 1912: Saucy Vixen
  • 1913: Queen's Parade
  • 1914: First Spear
  • 1915: Silver Tag
  • 1916: Eos
  • 1917: no race
  • 1918: Herself
  • 1919: Tomatina
  • 1920: Lady Ava
  • 1921: Blue Lady
  • 1922: Leighon Tor
  • 1923: Shrove
  • 1924: Maid of Bath
  • 1925: Bar Sinister
  • 1926: Glasheen
  • 1927: Hunt the Slipper
  • 1928: Mara
  • 1929: Point Duty
  • 1930: Theresina
  • 1931: Pisa
  • 1932: Pennycross
  • 1933: Eclair
  • 1934: Mis Tor
  • 1935: Coppelia
  • 1936: Crested Crane
  • 1937: Tumbrel
  • 1938: La-Li
  • 1939: Bountiful
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Commotion
  • 1942–44: no race
  • 1945: Sweet Cygnet
  • 1946: Wheedler
  • 1947: Mermaid
  • 1948: Goblet
  • 1949: Suntime
  • 1950: Val d'Assa
  • 1951: Red Shoes
  • 1952: Queen of Light
  • 1953: Happy Laughter
  • 1954: Sundry
  • 1955: Gloria Nicky
  • 1956: Following Breeze
  • 1957: Sylphide
  • 1958: Court One
  • 1959: Crystal Palace
  • 1960: Green Opal
  • 1961: Aphrodita
  • 1962: Tournella
  • 1963: Crevette
  • 1964: Alborada
  • 1965: Pugnacity
  • 1966: Chrona
  • 1967: Resilience II
  • 1968: Ileana
  • 1969: Vital Match
  • 1970: Caprera
  • 1971: Favoletta
  • 1972: Waterloo
  • 1973: Jacinth
  • 1974: Himawari
  • 1975: Sauceboat
  • 1976: Duboff
  • 1977: River Dane
  • 1978: Cistus

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