Gimcrack Stakes

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Gimcrack Stakes
Group 2 race
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated 1846
Race type Flat
Sponsor Al Basti Equiworld
Website York
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Two-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse £225,000 (2018)
1st: £127,597
Gimcrack Stakes
2018
White, emerald green epaulets and star on cap Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
Emaraaty Ana Legends Of War Shine So Bright

The Gimcrack Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old colts and geldings. It is run at York over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

History[edit]

The event is named after Gimcrack, a successful racehorse in the 18th century. Gimcrack won twenty-seven times in a career of thirty-six races, but none of his victories were achieved at York.

The Gimcrack Stakes was established in 1846, and it was originally open to horses of either gender. It was restricted to male horses in 1987.

The race is currently staged on the third day of York's four-day Ebor Festival meeting. The owner of the winning horse is traditionally invited to give a speech at the annual Gimcrack Dinner, which is held at the racecourse in December.[1]

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (9 wins):

  • John Osborne, Jr. – Exact (1852), Coastguard (1863), Wild Agnes (1864), Lord of the Vale (1865), Bothwell (1870), Thorn (1872), Holy Friar (1874), Constantine (1876), Simnel (1880)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • William I'Anson, Jr. – Pursebearer (1881), Castor (1885), Lady Muncaster (1886), Derwentwater (1887), Lockhart (1889), Royal Stag (1890), Barbette (1903)

Winners since 1980[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1980 Bel Bolide Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 1:16.00
1981 Full Extent John Lowe Steve Norton 1:16.70
1982 Horage Tony Murray Matt McCormack
1983 Precocious Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 1:11.90
1984 Doulab Tony Murray Harry Thomson Jones 1:11.30
1985 Stalker Joe Mercer Peter Walwyn
1986 Wiganthorpe Willie Carson Mick Easterby 1:11.85
1987 Reprimand Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:15.10
1988 Sharp N' Early Brian Rouse Richard Hannon Sr. 1:09.84
1989 Rock City Willie Carson Richard Hannon Sr. 1:10.97
1990 Mujtahid Willie Carson Robert Armstrong 1:10.55
1991 River Falls Bruce Raymond Richard Hannon Sr. 1:13.72
1992 Splendent Alan Munro Paul Cole 1:11.42
1993 Turtle Island John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:13.49
1994 Chilly Billy Kieren Fallon Lynda Ramsden 1:12.78
1995 Royal Applause Walter Swinburn Barry Hills 1:11.42
1996 Abou Zouz Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:10.78
1997 Carrowkeel Pat Eddery Barry Hills 1:13.39
1998 Josr Algarhoud Kieren Fallon Mick Channon 1:10.28
1999 Mull of Kintyre Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:11.51
2000 Bannister Johnny Murtagh Richard Hannon Sr. 1:12.50
2001 Rock of Gibraltar Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:11.23
2002 Country Reel Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:12.61
2003 Balmont Pat Eddery Jeremy Noseda 1:11.07
2004 Tony James Seb Sanders Clive Brittain 1:14.30
2005 Amadeus Wolf Neil Callan Kevin Ryan 1:09.75
2006 Conquest Jimmy Fortune William Haggas 1:11.81
2007 Sir Gerry Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 1:14.16
2008 Shaweel [a] Greg Fairley Mark Johnston 1:13.92
2009 Showcasing Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:09.28
2010 Approve Eddie Ahern William Haggas 1:11.67
2011 Caspar Netscher Robert Winston Alan McCabe 1:12.74
2012 Blaine Phillip Makin Kevin Ryan 1:11.53
2013 Astaire Neil Callan Kevin Ryan 1:13.72
2014 Muhaarar Paul Hanagan Charles Hills 1:10.52
2015 Ajaya Graham Gibbons William Haggas 1:10.84
2016 Blue Point William Buick Charlie Appleby 1:09.00
2017 Sands Of Mali Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 1:11.16
2018 Emaraaty Ana Frankie Dettori Kevin Ryan 1:10.79

a The 2008 running took place at Newbury.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1846: Ellerdale
  • 1847: Tuscan
  • 1848: Glauca
  • 1849: Mildew
  • 1850: Aaron Smith
  • 1851: Trousseau
  • 1852: Exact
  • 1853: Barrel
  • 1854: Nettle
  • 1855: Mirage
  • 1856: Blink Bonny
  • 1857: Princess Royal
  • 1858: Rainbow
  • 1859: Thormanby
  • 1860: Prudence
  • 1861: Johnny Armstrong
  • 1862: Le Marechal
  • 1863: Coastguard
  • 1864: Wild Agnes
  • 1865: Lord of the Vale
  • 1866: Blinkhoolie
  • 1867: The Earl
  • 1868: Lady Dewhurst
  • 1869: Hester
  • 1870: Bothwell
  • 1871: Lilian
  • 1872: Thorn
  • 1873: Padoroshna
  • 1874: Holy Friar
  • 1875: Springfield
  • 1876: Constantine
  • 1877: King Olaf
  • 1878: Amice
  • 1879: Duke of Cumberland
  • 1880: Simnel
  • 1881: Pursebearer
  • 1882: The Golden Farmer
  • 1883: Juventus
  • 1884: Thuringian Queen
  • 1885: Castor
  • 1886: Lady Muncaster
  • 1887: Derwentwater
  • 1888: Cheroot
  • 1889: Lockhart
  • 1890: Royal Stag
  • 1891: Therapia
  • 1892: Peppercorn
  • 1893: Styx
  • 1894: Bentworth
  • 1895: Amphora
  • 1896: Silver Fox
  • 1897: Mauchline
  • 1898: Queen Fairy
  • 1899: Dusky Queen
  • 1900: Garb Or
  • 1901: Sterling Balm
  • 1902: Chaucer
  • 1903: Barbette
  • 1904: Desiree
  • 1905: Colonia
  • 1906: Polar Star
  • 1907: Royal Realm
  • 1908: Blankney II
  • 1909: Lily Rose
  • 1910: Pietri
  • 1911: Lomond
  • 1912: Flippant
  • 1913: Stornoway
  • 1914–18: no race
  • 1919: Southern
  • 1920: Polemarch
  • 1921: Scamp
  • 1922: Town Guard
  • 1923: Sansovino
  • 1924: Game Shot
  • 1925: Lex
  • 1926: Bold Archer
  • 1927: Black Watch
  • 1928: The Black Abbot
  • 1929: Roral
  • 1930: Four Course
  • 1931: Miracle
  • 1932: Young Lover
  • 1933: Mrs Rustom
  • 1934: Bahram
  • 1935: Paul Beg
  • 1936: Goya II
  • 1937: Golden Sovereign
  • 1938: Cockpit
  • 1939: Tant Mieux
  • 1940–44: no race
  • 1945: Gulf Stream
  • 1946: Petition
  • 1947: Black Tarquin
  • 1948: Star King *
  • 1949: Palestine
  • 1950: Cortil
  • 1951: Windy City
  • 1952: Bebe Grande
  • 1953: The Pie King
  • 1954: Precast
  • 1955: Idle Rocks
  • 1956: Eudaemon
  • 1957: Pheidippides
  • 1958: Be Careful
  • 1959: Paddy's Sister
  • 1960: Test Case
  • 1961: Sovereign Lord
  • 1962: Crocket
  • 1963: Tallahassee
  • 1964: Double Jump
  • 1965: Young Emperor
  • 1966: Golden Horus
  • 1967: Petingo
  • 1968: Tudor Music
  • 1969: Yellow God
  • 1970: Mill Reef
  • 1971: Wishing Star
  • 1972: Rapid River
  • 1973: Giacometti
  • 1974: Steel Heart
  • 1975: Music Boy
  • 1976: Nebbiolo
  • 1977: Tumbledownwind
  • 1978: Stanford
  • 1979: Sonnen Gold

* The 1948 winner Star King was later exported to Australia and renamed Star Kingdom.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGrath, J. A. (13 December 2011). "Fears over Gimcrack speech unfounded". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 January 2012.