Hungerford Stakes

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Hungerford Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated 1949
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Betfred
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb (3yo);
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
4 lb for Group 1 winners *
2 lb for Group 2 winners *
* after October 31, 2015
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £150,000 (2016)
1st: £85,065
Hungerford Stakes
2016
Royal blue, white cap Royal blue Emerald green, white chevrons, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap
Richard Pankhurst Home Of The Brave Dark Emerald

The Hungerford Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Newbury over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

History[edit]

The event is named after Hungerford, a town located several miles to the west of Newbury. It was established in 1949, and the inaugural running was contested over 1½ miles. The first winner was Star King (later renamed Star Kingdom).

The Hungerford Stakes was formerly held on Newbury's left-handed course, with a distance of about 7 furlongs and 64 yards. For a period it was classed at Group 3 level. It was switched to the straight track in 2002, and promoted to Group 2 status in 2006.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Jimmy Reppin – 1968, 1969

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Frankie DettoriInchinor (1993), Pollen Count (1994, dead-heat), Bin Rosie (1996), Decorated Hero (1997), Lend a Hand (1999), Shakespearean (2010)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • John GosdenPollen Count (1994, dead-heat), Decorated Hero (1997), Muhtathir (1998), Sleeping Indian (2005), Gregorian (2013), Richard Pankhurst (2016)

Winners since 1979[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1979 Skyliner 4 Geoff Baxter Paul Cole
1980 Kampala 4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1981 Dalsaan 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1982 Pas de Seul 3 Pat Eddery David O'Brien
1983 Salieri 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984 Prego 4 Pat Eddery Barry Hills
1985 Ever Genial 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1986 Hadeer 4 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 1:28.80
1987 Abuzz 3 Tony Ives Clive Brittain 1:29.54
1988 Salse 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:30.30
1989 Distant Relative 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:31.14
1990 Norwich 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:28.52
1991 Only Yours 3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 1:27.37
1992 Mojave 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:31.99
1993 Inchinor 3 Frankie Dettori Roger Charlton 1:26.28
1994
(dh)
Pollen Count
Young Ern
5
4
Frankie Dettori
Willie Ryan
John Gosden
Simon Dow
1:31.07
1995 Harayir 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:28.30
1996 Bin Rosie 4 Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:27.28
1997 Decorated Hero 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:27.56
1998 Muhtathir 3 Richard Hills John Gosden 1:26.86
1999 Lend a Hand 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:28.09
2000 Arkadian Hero 5 Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani 1:26.36
2001 Atavus 4 Jamie Mackay George Margarson 1:27.01
2002 Reel Buddy 4 Richard Quinn Richard Hannon Sr. 1:23.61
2003 With Reason 5 Richard Hughes David Loder 1:23.02
2004 Chic 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:23.99
2005 Sleeping Indian 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:24.68
2006 Welsh Emperor 7 Jamie Spencer Tom Tate 1:26.76
2007 Red Evie 4 Jamie Spencer Michael Bell 1:26.09
2008 Paco Boy 3 Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. 1:24.35
2009 Balthazaar's Gift 6 Philip Robinson Clive Cox 1:25.31
2010 Shakespearean 3 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:26.38
2011 Excelebration 3 Adam Kirby Marco Botti 1:24.72
2012 Lethal Force 3 Adam Kirby Clive Cox 1:22.96
2013 Gregorian 4 Robert Havlin John Gosden 1:25.84
2014 Breton Rock 4 Martin Lane David Simcock 1:27.18
2015 Adaay 3 Paul Hanagan William Haggas 1:26.76
2016 Richard Pankhurst 4 Robert Havlin John Gosden 1:24.43

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1949: Star King *
  • 1950: Hyperbole
  • 1951: La Valeuse
  • 1952: Agitator
  • 1953: Olga
  • 1954: Tip the Bottle
  • 1955: Princely Gift
  • 1956: High Bhan
  • 1957: Picture Light
  • 1958: Lovestone
  • 1959: Agile
  • 1960: Fagus
  • 1961: Eagle
  • 1962: Romulus
  • 1963: Dunce Cap
  • 1964: Derring-Do
  • 1965: Roan Rocket
  • 1966: Silly Season
  • 1967: St Chad
  • 1968: Jimmy Reppin
  • 1969: Jimmy Reppin
  • 1970: Zingari
  • 1971: Welsh Pageant
  • 1972: Home Guard
  • 1973: Brook
  • 1974: Pitcairn
  • 1975: Court Chad
  • 1976: Ardoon
  • 1977: He Loves Me
  • 1978: Tannenberg

* The 1949 winner Star King was later exported to Australia and renamed Star Kingdom.

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