International Stakes

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For the horse race in Ireland, see International Stakes (Ireland).
International Stakes
(Juddmonte International)
Group 1 race
ASSERT.jpg
Assert, oil on canvas
Painting by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003)
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated 1972
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Juddmonte
Website York
Race information
Distance 1m 2f 88y (2,092 m)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £963,750 (2016)
1st: £546,543
International Stakes
2016
Yellow, large black spots and spots on cap Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Postponed Highland Reel Mutakayyef

The International Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at York over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards (2,092 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

History[edit]

The event was devised by Major Leslie Petch, a former Clerk of the Course at York. It was first run in 1972, but by this time Petch had resigned from his position due to ill health. The race was originally sponsored by Benson and Hedges and called the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup. The inaugural running was won by Roberto, that year's Derby winner. The second-placed horse was Brigadier Gerard – his only defeat in a career of eighteen races.

The sponsorship of Benson and Hedges continued until 1985, and for the following two years the event was backed by the bloodstock company Matchmaker. Its title during this period was the Matchmaker International. The present sponsor, Juddmonte Farms, started supporting the race in 1989. It is now familiarly known as the Juddmonte International.

The International Stakes is currently held on the opening day of York's four-day Ebor Festival meeting. It is the venue's richest race of the season.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Lester PiggottDahlia (1974, 1975), Hawaiian Sound (1978), Commanche Run (1985), Rodrigo de Triano (1992)
  • Frankie DettoriHalling (1996), Singspiel (1997), Sakhee (2001), Sulamani (2004), Authorized (2007)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteShardari (1986), Ezzoud (1993, 1994), Singspiel (1997), Notnowcato (2006)
  • Aidan O'Brien - Giant's Causeway (2000), Duke of Marmalade (2008), Rip van Winkle (2010), Declaration of War (2013), Australia (2014)

Leading owner (5 wins): (includes part ownership)

  • Susan Magnier - Giant's Causeway (2000), Duke of Marmalade (2008), Rip van Winkle (2010), Declaration of War (2013), Australia (2014)
  • Michael Tabor - Giant's Causeway (2000), Duke of Marmalade (2008), Rip van Winkle (2010), Declaration of War (2013), Australia (2014)


Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1972 Roberto 3 Braulio Baeza Vincent O'Brien John W. Galbreath 2:07.10
1973 Moulton 4 Geoff Lewis Harry Wragg Budgie Moller 2:20.40
1974 Dahlia 4 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:09.40
1975 Dahlia 5 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:10.93
1976 Wollow 3 Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio 2:11.61
1977 Relkino 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Lady Beaverbrook 2:09.24
1978 Hawaiian Sound 3 Lester Piggott Barry Hills Robert Sangster 2:09.75
1979 Troy 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Sobell / Weinstock 2:06.40
1980 Master Willie 3 Philip Waldron Henry Candy William Barnett 2:13.30
1981 Beldale Flutter 3 Pat Eddery Michael Jarvis Tony Kelly 2:13.28
1982 Assert 3 Pat Eddery David O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:09.09
1983 Caerleon 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:16.35
1984 Cormorant Wood 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Bobby McAlpine 2:09.87
1985 Commanche Run 4 Lester Piggott Luca Cumani Ivan Allan 2:18.79
1986 Shardari 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:08.28
1987 Triptych 5 Steve Cauthen Patrick Biancone Alan Clore 2:15.53
1988 Shady Heights [a] 4 Willie Carson Robert Armstrong George Tong 2:06.35
1989 Ile de Chypre 4 Tony Clark Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou 2:06.91
1990 In the Groove 3 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth Brian Cooper 2:08.77
1991 Terimon 5 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Lady Beaverbrook 2:16.18
1992 Rodrigo de Triano 3 Lester Piggott Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 2:07.19
1993 Ezzoud 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:12.16
1994 Ezzoud 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:08.85
1995 Halling 4 Walter Swinburn Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:06.42
1996 Halling 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:06.88
1997 Singspiel 5 Frankie Dettori Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:12.10
1998 One So Wonderful 4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani Helena Springfield Ltd 2:06.46
1999 Royal Anthem 4 Gary Stevens Henry Cecil Thoroughbred Corp. 2:06.91
2000 Giant's Causeway 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:09.30
2001 Sakhee 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:08.27
2002 Nayef 4 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:08.74
2003 Falbrav 5 Darryll Holland Luca Cumani Rencati / Yoshida 2:06.84
2004 Sulamani 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:11.82
2005 Electrocutionist 4 Michael Kinane Valfredo Valiani Earle I. Mack 2:07.47
2006 Notnowcato 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute A. & D. de Rothschild 2:12.32
2007 Authorized 3 Frankie Dettori Peter Chapple-Hyam Al Homaizi / Al Sagar 2:11.82
2008 Duke of Marmalade [b] 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier/ Tabor 2:01.53
2009 Sea the Stars 3 Michael Kinane John Oxx Christopher Tsui 2:05.29
2010 Rip Van Winkle 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier/Tabor/ Smith 2:08.58
2011 Twice Over 6 Ian Mongan Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:14.70
2012 Frankel 4 Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:06.59
2013 Declaration of War 4 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Magnier/ Tabor/ Smith / Allen 2:05.74
2014 Australia 3 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor / Ah Khing 2:07.35
2015 Arabian Queen 3 Silvestre de Sousa David Elsworth Jeff Smith 2:07.35
2016 Postponed 5 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum 2:06.58

a Persian Heights finished first in 1988, but he was relegated to third place following a stewards' inquiry.
b The 2008 running took place at Newmarket over 1 mile and 2 furlongs.

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