Greenham Stakes

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Greenham Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Inaugurated 1906
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor JLT
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Three-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Purse £60,000 (2017)
1st: £34,026
Greenham Stakes
2018
Yellow, black and yellow striped sleeves, white cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Dark blue, orange star and star on cap
James Garfield Expert Eye Hey Gaman

The Greenham Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain] open to three-year-old colts and geldings. It is run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres) at Newbury in April.

History[edit]

The event is named after Greenham, the civil parish where Newbury Racecourse is located. It was established in 1906, and was initially contested over a mile.[1]

The race continued with its original length until the start of World War II.[2] It was not staged from 1941 to 1948, and resumed with a distance of 7 furlongs and 60 yards in 1949.[3] It was shortened to 7 furlongs in 1956.[4]

The Greenham Stakes can serve as a trial for various colts' Classics in Europe. The last winner to achieve victory in the 2000 Guineas was Frankel in 2011, and the most recent 2,000 Guineas winner to compete in the Greenham Stakes was Night of Thunder, the 2014 runner-up.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Steve DonoghueSydmonton (1911), Polygnotus (1919), Silvern (1920), Green Fire (1924), Zelina (1934)
  • Joe MercerCounsel (1955), Heathen (1968), Boldboy (1973), Kris (1979), Creag-an-Sgor (1984)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Henry CecilWollow (1976), Kris (1979), Cajun (1982), Faustus (1986), Enrique (1999), Frankel (2011)
  • Richard Hannon Sr.Rock City (1990), Redback (2002), Major Cadeaux (2007), Paco Boy (2008), Dick Turpin (2010), Olympic Glory (2013)

Winners since 1931[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1931 Link Boy R Dick Joseph Lawson
1932 Orwell Bobby Jones Joseph Lawson
1933 Harinero C Ray Richard Dawson
1934 Zelina Steve Donoghue Hugh Powney
1935 Theft Gordon Richards Frank Butters
1936 Noble King R Perryman Frank Butters
1937 Fairford Tommy Weston Harry Cottrill
1938 Mirza Harry Wragg Frank Butters
1939 Fairstone C Richards Harry Cottrill
1940 Tant Mieux Gordon Richards Fred Darling
1941-48 no race
1949 Star King Doug Smith Jack Waugh
1950 Port o'Light Tommy Gosling Walter Nightingall
1951 no race
1952 Serpenyoe Frankie Durr William Smyth
1953 March Past Ted Fordyce Ken Cundell
1954 Infatuation Bill Rickaby Vic Smyth
1955 Counsel Joe Mercer Jack Colling
1956 Ratification Harry Carr Vic Smyth
1957 Pipe of Peace Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards
1958 Paresa Bill Rickaby Reg Day
1959 Masham Doug Smith Geoffrey Brooke
1960 Filipepi Geoff Lewis Ron Smyth
1961 Primus Doug Smith Gordon Richards
1962 Romulus Wally Swinburn Fulke Johnson Houghton
1963 Fighting Ship S Smith Jack Jarvis
1964 Excel Frankie Durr Tommy Gosling
1965 Silly Season Geoff Lewis Ian Balding
1966 no race
1967 Play High Duncan Keith Walter Nightingall
1968 Heathen Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1969 Tower Walk Taffy Thomas Geoffrey Barling
1970 Gold Rod Frankie Durr Reg Akehurst
1971 Mill Reef Geoff Lewis Ian Balding 1:27.81
1972 Martinmas Philip Waldron Ian Balding 1:32.00
1973 Boldboy Joe Mercer Dick Hern 1:27.00
1974 Glen Strae Tony Murray Ryan Price 1:28.10
1975 Mark Anthony Lester Piggott Clive Brittain 1:41.70
1976 Wollow Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil 1:26.10
1977 He Loves Me Tony Kimberley Jeremy Hindley 1:29.90
1978 Derrylin Eric Eldin Doug Smith
1979 Kris Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 1:28.02
1980 Final Straw Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1981 Another Realm Greville Starkey Frankie Durr
1982 Cajun Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983 Wassl Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:31.20
1984 Creag-An-Sgor Joe Mercer Charlie Nelson 1:26.91
1985 Bairn Lester Piggott Luca Cumani
1986 Faustus Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:35.98
1987 Risk Me Steve Cauthen Paul Kelleway 1:38.39
1988 Zelphi Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 1:29.12
1989 Zayyani Billy Newnes Fulke Johnson Houghton 1:31.72
1990 Rock City Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. 1:28.22
1991 Bog Trotter Lester Piggott William Haggas 1:26.49
1992 Lion Cavern Steve Cauthen André Fabre 1:32.04
1993 Inchinor Frankie Dettori Roger Charlton 1:30.38
1994 Turtle Island John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:30.89
1995 Celtic Swing Kevin Darley Lady Herries 1:24.31
1996 Danehill Dancer Pat Eddery Neville Callaghan 1:30.18
1997 Yalaietanee Frankie Dettori Michael Stoute 1:26.07
1998 Victory Note John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:33.27
1999 Enrique Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:25.19
2000 Barathea Guest [a] Philip Robinson George Margarson 1:26.88
2001 Munir Richard Hills Barry Hills 1:31.64
2002 Redback Darryll Holland Richard Hannon Sr. 1:23.84
2003 Muqbil Willie Supple John Dunlop 1:24.48
2004 Salford City Johnny Murtagh David Elsworth 1:26.97
2005 Indesatchel Jamie Spencer David Wachman 1:29.24
2006 Red Clubs Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:25.69
2007 Major Cadeaux Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:23.66
2008 Paco Boy Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:27.14
2009 Vocalised Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:27.81
2010 Dick Turpin Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. 1:22.72
2011 Frankel Tom Queally Henry Cecil 1:24.60
2012 Caspar Netscher Shane Kelly Alan McCabe 1:32.32
2013 Olympic Glory Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:26.14
2014 Kingman James Doyle John Gosden 1:26.95
2015 Muhaarar Frankie Dettori Charles Hills 1:20.80
2016 Tasleet[b] Paul Hanagan William Haggas 1:25.38
2017 Barney Roy James Doyle Richard Hannon Jr. 1:23.08
2018 James Garfield Frankie Dettori George Scott 1:26.98

a The 2000 running took place at Newmarket.
b The 2016 running took place at Chelmsford City.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1906: Rocketter
  • 1907: Donna Caterina
  • 1908: Sir Toby
  • 1909: Minoru
  • 1910: Bronzino
  • 1911: Sydmonton
  • 1912: Jingling Geordie
  • 1913: Shogun
  • 1914: Sunny Lake
  • 1915: Let Fly / Sunfire *
  • 1916: Analogy
  • 1917–18: no race
  • 1919: Polygnotus
  • 1920: Silvern
  • 1921: no race
  • 1922: Weathervane
  • 1923: Parth
  • 1924: Green Fire
  • 1925: Sparus
  • 1926: Friar Wile
  • 1927: Lordland
  • 1928: The Wheedler
  • 1929: Sidonia
  • 1930: Christopher Robin

* The 1915 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1907 Greenham Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 13 April 1907. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "1939 Greenham Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 1 April 1939. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "1949 Greenham Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 1 April 1949. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "1956 Greenham Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 13 April 1956. Retrieved 17 February 2013.