Huxley Stakes

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Huxley Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Chester Racecourse
Chester, England
Inaugurated 1999
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Sportingbet
Website Chester
Race information
Distance 1m 2f 70y (2,076m)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £75,000 (2017)
1st: £42,533
Huxley Stakes
2017
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, pink and emerald green quartered cap Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow cap, royal blue spots Royal blue
Deauville Poet's Word Folkswood

The Huxley Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 70 yards (2,076 metres) at Chester in May.

History[edit]

The event is named after Huxley, a village located to the east of Chester. It was established in 1999, and the first running was won by Chester House. It initially held Listed status, and was promoted to Group 3 level in 2005.

The trophy for the Huxley Stakes is known as the Tradesman's Cup. Another race at the venue, the Chester Cup, was originally called the Tradesmen's Cup.[1]

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Maraahel – 2005, 2006, 2007

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Ryan Moore - Doctor Fremantle (2009), Await The Dawn (2011), Marcret (2012), Cannock Chase (2016), Deauville (2017)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteAdilabad (2001), Maraahel (2005, 2006, 2007), Doctor Fremantle (2009), Cannock Chase (2016)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1999 Chester House 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 2:11.79
2000 Sossus Vlei 4 Michael Roberts Geoff Wragg 2:11.95
2001 Adilabad 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2:10.32
2002 Freefourinternet 4 Pat Eddery Brian Meehan 2:09.69
2003 Parasol 4 Frankie Dettori David Loder 2:10.66
2004 Bandari 5 Richard Hills Mark Johnston 2:14.40
2005 Maraahel 4 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 2:13.29
2006 Maraahel 5 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 2:07.92
2007 Maraahel 6 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 2:08.88
2008 Championship Point 5 Darryll Holland Mick Channon 2:11.21
2009 Doctor Fremantle 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:10.04
2010 Debussy 4 William Buick John Gosden 2:12.38
2011 Await the Dawn 4 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 2:08.54
2012 Marcret 5 Ryan Moore Marco Botti 2:19.30
2013 Danadana 5 Kieren Fallon Luca Cumani 2:11.61
2014 Noble Mission 5 James Doyle Lady Cecil 2:13.11
2015 Maverick Wave 4 William Buick John Gosden 2:15.33
2016 Cannock Chase 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:11.65
2017 Deauville 4 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 2:10.22

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weatherby, Edward; Weatherby, James (1825). Racing Calendar for 1824. London: C. H. Reynell. pp. 25–26.