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Horris Hill Stakes

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Horris Hill Stakes
Group 3 race
LocationNewbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorVirgin Bet
Race information
Distance7f (1,408 metres)
colts and geldings
Weight9 st 0 lb
5 lb for G1/G2 winners
3 lb for Group 3 winners
Purse£50,000 (2022)
1st: £28,355
Horris Hill Stakes
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Grey, gold sleeves and cap Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves and star on cap
Orne Witness Stand Son Of Man
Previous years
Yellow and black stripes, halved sleeves Emerald green, yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap Dark blue, white epaulets
Knight Grey's Monument Ancestral Land
Black and orange (quartered), white sleeves, black cap White, black disc, black cap Yellow, red epaulets, quartered cap
Light Infantry Cresta Tacarib Bay
Royal Blue, White Epaulets, Black cap Yellow, purple star, yellow sleeves, purple stars Royal blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, quartered cap
Mujbar Percy's Lad Saint Lawrence
Yellow, red star, black and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap, red star White, royal blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap Dark blue, red chevron and sleeves
Kenzai Warrior Ropey Guest Impressor
Royal Blue, White Epaulets, Black cap Emerald green, red epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, red cap Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
Mohaather Azano Almufti
Dark blue and yellow (halved), dark blue sleeves, yellow cap Purple and white diamonds, purple sleeves Royal blue
Nebo Tangled Mythical Magic
Purple, mauve spots on sleeves, mauve cap Dark blue and pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap, dark blue diamond White, red sash, red and white striped cap
Pleaseletmewin Kings Gift Law And Order
Dark blue, white sash and sleeves, quartered cap Royal blue Light blue, dark blue inverted triangle and sleeves, white cap, dark blue star
Crazy Horse Start Time Return Of The Mak
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Purple, white triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Dark blue, white cross belts, white and dark blue striped sleeves
Smaih Fox Trotter King of Normandy
Emerald green, black collar, cuffs and cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap White, black chevron, sleeves and star on cap
Piping Rock Galiway Day Of Conquest
Royal blue Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap White, light blue cap
Tawhid Alhebayeb Boomshackerlacker
Royal blue, red chevrons, white and red striped sleeves, red and white quartered cap Pink, white hooped sleeves, white cap White, red sash, red and white striped cap
Tell Dad Saigon Hazaz
Red and yellow diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Klammer Dux Scholar Elzaam
Emerald green, red halved sleeves, quartered cap Royal blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Dark blue, beige stripe
Carnaby Street Pleasant Day Audacity Of Hope
Red, white sash, royal blue cap Emerald green, yellow stripe, yellow cap Emerald green, white chevron, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap
Evasive Bonnie Charlie Aahaykid
Orange, black stars, halved sleeves Purple, white diamonds on sleeves, check cap Royal blue
Beacon Lodge Stimulation Iguazu Falls
Yellow, black epaulets Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Emerald Green, White epaulets, Black sleeves, Black cap, White star
Dijeerr Mythical Kid Striving Storm
Dark blue Orange, Maroon disc, Maroon cap Dark green, beige stars on sleeves
Hurricane Cat Final Verse Araafa
Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Red and green stripes, checked cap Emerald green, white chevron, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap
Cupid's Glory Johnny Jumpup King Marju
Dark Blue and Orange diabolo, Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond Yellow, Black diamond and sleeves, Red cap Yellow, black epaulets
Peak To Creek Josephus Millbag
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap White, Royal Blue stars, White and Maroon striped sleeves, Maroon cap Dark blue and orange diabolo, dark blue sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, dark blue diamond
Makhlab Shane Wizard Of Noz
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Yellow, black epaulets Dark blue, light blue stars, light blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star
Rapscallion Samhari Advance Party
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Light blue and black stripes, black sleeves and cap
Clearing Prizeman Frenchmans Bay
Dark blue, light blue stripe, dark blue and red striped sleeves, red cap Black, yellow sash, green sleeves, yellow cap Yellow, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap
Umistim Cape Town Zyz
White, dark blue armlets and cap Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap RED and PURPLE DIAMONDS, red sleeves, purple cap
Brancaster Sicnee Cobourg Lodge
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Dark blue
La-Faah Sensory Victory Note
Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Yellow and blue diamonds, yellow cap White, emerald green hoop, white cap
Desert Story Royal Amaretto Hidden Meadow
Maroon, grey triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, diamond on cap Apple green, black sleeves, green cap Light blue, emerald green star, emerald green cap, light blue star
Tumbleweed Ridge Busy Flight Brandon Magic
Pale blue, white and yellow check cap Light green, black cap Dark Blue, White cross belts, sleeves and cap
Painter's Row Bishop Of Cashel Be Mindful
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Red, white cap, green diamond Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Tatami The Deep Erhaab
White, yellow hoop and armlets Blue, yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, star on cap Black, magenta quartered cap
Beggarman Thief Bin Ajwaad Port Lucaya
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Navy blue, red and light blue hoop and armlets, white cap Pink, purple epaulets and cap
Lion Cavern Autocracy Muharib
White, red inverted triangle and sleeves Yellow, light green stars, black sleeves, yellow cap Yellow, red epaulets, hooped sleeves, red cap
Sapieha Red Rainbow Regal Sabre
White, brown sleeves, hooped cap Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, striped sleeves and cap Red and white stripes, white sleeves, yellow cap
Tirol Robellation Missionary Ridge
Brown, yellow hoop and sleeves, quartered cap White, red epaulets, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Gouriev Always Valiant Annaf

The Horris Hill Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run at Newbury over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.


The event is named after Horris Hill, an area located to the south of the racecourse. It was established in 1949, and was originally open to horses of either gender. The first running was won by a filly called Lone Victress.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Horris Hill Stakes was initially given Group 2 status. It was later relegated to Group 3 level.

The race was restricted to male horses in 1987. For a period it was held on Newbury's left-handed course, with a distance of about 7 furlongs and 64 yards. It was switched to the slightly shorter straight track in 2000.

The Horris Hill Stakes is part of the venue's last flat racing fixture of the year. From 2012 to 2016 the race was run under various titles incorporating Worthington's name along with a charity, and in 2017 it was sponsored by Bathwick Tyres and run as the Bathwick Tyres Stakes. From 2018 to 2020 it was sponsored by the Molson Beverage Company and run under sponsored titles.


Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Pat EdderyCorby (1974), State Occasion (1975), Montekin (1981), Naheez (1986), Tirol (1989), Peak to Creek (2003)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Richard Hannon Sr.Tirol (1989), Umistim (1999), Carnaby Street (2009), Tell Dad (2011), Piping Rock (2013)

Winners since 1976[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1976 Fair Season Greville Starkey Ian Balding
Persian Bold
Eric Eldin
Lester Piggott
Doug Smith
Tony Ingham
1978 Kris Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 1:29.64
1979 Super Asset Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 1:35.36
1980 Kalaglow Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:35.46
1981 Montekin Pat Eddery John Dunlop
1982 no race [a]
1983 Elegant Air Steve Cauthen Ian Balding
1984 Efisio Willie Carson John Dunlop
1985 Celtic Heir Willie Ryan Gavin Pritchard-Gordon
1986 Naheez Pat Eddery David Elsworth 1:35.69
1987 Glacial Storm Cash Asmussen Barry Hills 1:36.07
1988 Gouriev Michael Roberts Peter Makin 1:37.01
1989 Tirol Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. 1:32.79
1990 Sapieha Walter Swinburn James Fanshawe 1:32.13
1991 Lion Cavern Steve Cauthen André Fabre 1:31.46
1992 Beggarman Thief Ray Cochrane John Gosden 1:35.24
1993 Tatami Michael Roberts Luca Cumani 1:35.63
1994 Painter's Row John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:32.98
1995 Tumbleweed Ridge Brett Doyle Brian Meehan 1:34.74
1996 Desert Story John Reid Michael Stoute 1:31.57
1997 La-Faah Richard Hills Barry Hills 1:32.06
1998 Brancaster Kieren Fallon Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:37.97
1999 Umistim Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:32.47
2000 Clearing Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:29.02
2001 Rapscallion Jason Tate James Eustace 1:38.02
2002 Makhlab Richard Hills Barry Hills 1:31.11
2003 Peak to Creek Pat Eddery Jeremy Noseda 1:26.73
2004 Cupid's Glory Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott 1:28.95
2005 Hurricane Cat Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 1:27.93
2006 Dijeerr Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 1:30.66
2007 Beacon Lodge Adam Kirby Clive Cox 1:29.27
2008 Evasive Christophe Soumillon Sir Michael Stoute 1:31.69
2009 Carnaby Street Jimmy Fortune Richard Hannon Sr. 1:29.96
2010 Klammer Jamie Spencer Jane Chapple-Hyam 1:28.21
2011 Tell Dad Eddie Ahern Richard Hannon Sr. 1:23.80
2012 Tawhid Jim Crowley Saeed bin Suroor 1:29.64
2013 Piping Rock Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon Sr. 1:30.84
2014 Smaih Frankie Dettori Richard Hannon Jr. 1:32.45
2015 Crazy Horse Robert Havlin John Gosden 1:29.69
2016 Pleaseletmewin Fran Berry Ralph Beckett 1:27.48
2017 Nebo Frankie Dettori Charles Hills 1:27.87
2018 Mohaather Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 1:27.56
2019 Kenzai Warrior[b] Jack Mitchell Roger Teal 1:28.74
2020 Mujbar Dane O'Neill Charles Hills 1:34.23
2021 Light Infantry Jamie Spencer David Simcock 1:29.59
2022 Knight David Egan Simon & Ed Crisford 1:29.79
2023 Orne[b] Robert Havlin John & Thady Gosden 1:32.62
  1. ^ The 1982 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course
  2. ^ a b The 2019 and 2023 races were run at Newmarket after the original Newbury fixtures were abandoned due to waterlogging

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1949: Lone Victress
  • 1950: Supreme Court
  • 1951: H.V.C.
  • 1952: Baldaquin
  • 1953: Court Splendour
  • 1954: Royal Palm
  • 1955: Clarification
  • 1956: Persuader
  • 1957: Alcide
  • 1958: Seascape
  • 1959: Ironic
  • 1960: Gallant Knight
  • 1961: Valentine
  • 1962: Scholar Gypsy
  • 1963: Atbara
  • 1964: Foothill
  • 1965: Charlottown
  • 1966: Alcan
  • 1967: Dalry
  • 1968: Sentier
  • 1969: Double First
  • 1970: Good Bond
  • 1971: Disguise
  • 1972: Long Row
  • 1973: Welsh Harmony
  • 1974: Corby
  • 1975: State Occasion

See also[edit]


  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".