Jockey Club Stakes

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Jockey Club Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1894
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Overbury Stud
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1m 4f (2,414 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-hand "L"
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* at 1 mile or over
since August 31 last year
Purse £100,000 (2015)
1st: £56,710
Jockey Club Stakes
2016
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Yellow, black and yellow striped sleeves, white cap
Exosphere Simple Verse Big Orange

The Jockey Club Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres) on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket in late April or early May.

History[edit]

The event was introduced by the Jockey Club in 1894. It was originally held in the autumn, and was initially run over 1 mile and 2 furlongs.[1]

In the early part of its history, the Jockey Club Stakes was open to horses aged three or older. It sometimes featured one or more of the season's Classic winners. It was extended to 1 mile and 6 furlongs in 1901.[2]

The race continued to be staged in the autumn until 1962. It was switched to the spring and cut to 1 mile and 4 furlongs in 1963.[3] It was subsequently closed to three-year-olds.

The Jockey Club Stakes is currently held on the opening day of Newmarket's two-day Guineas Festival meeting. It is run on the same day as the 2,000 Guineas.

The leading contenders from the Jockey Club Stakes often go on to compete in the Coronation Cup. The last to win both races in the same year was Shirocco in 2006.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Phardante – 1986, 1987

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Lester PiggottHolmbush (1950), Nucleus (1955), Court Prince (1959), St. Paddy (1961), Knockroe (1972), Relay Race (1974), Ardross (1982)

Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • Alec Taylor, Jr.Love Wisely (1897), Sceptre (1903), Sancy (1907), Lemberg (1910), Trois Temps (1914), Prince Chimay (1918), Lady Juror (1922), Inkerman (1923), Book Law (1927)


Winners since 1976[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1976 Orange Bay 4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1977 Oats 4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1978 Classic Example 4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1979 Obraztsovy 4 Brian Taylor H. Ryan Price
1980 More Light 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1981 Master Willie 4 Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1982 Ardross 6 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983 Electric 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1984 Gay Lemur 4 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs
1985 Kirmann 4 Steve Cauthen Fulke Johnson Houghton
1986 Phardante 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 2:36.45
1987 Phardante 5 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 2:34.27
1988 Almaarad 5 Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:39.57
1989 Unfuwain 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:31.09
1990 Roseate Tern 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 2:30.10
1991 Rock Hopper 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:34.48
1992 Sapience 6 Ray Cochrane David Elsworth 2:32.13
1993 Zinaad 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:31.40
1994 Silver Wisp 5 Michael Hills David Nicholson 2:31.37
1995 Only Royale 6 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 2:31.26
1996 Riyadian 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:32.20
1997 Time Allowed 4 John Reid Michael Stoute 2:29.15
1998 Romanov 4 John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 2:39.10
1999 Silver Patriarch 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:28.48
2000 Blueprint 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2:31.72
2001 Millenary 4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:32.67
2002 Marienbard 5 Jamie Spencer Saeed bin Suroor 2:30.09
2003 Warrsan 5 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain 2:35.48
2004 Gamut 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2:29.77
2005 Alkaased 5 Jimmy Fortune Luca Cumani 2:31.43
2006 Shirocco 5 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre 2:36.25
2007 Sixties Icon 4 Frankie Dettori Jeremy Noseda 2:33.52
2008 Getaway 5 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre 2:35.63
2009 Bronze Cannon 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 2:30.70
2010 Jukebox Jury 4 Royston Ffrench Mark Johnston 2:32.34
2011 Dandino 4 Paul Mulrennan James Given 2:33.70
2012 Al Kazeem 4 James Doyle Roger Charlton 2:39.66
2013 Universal 4 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 2:32.83
2014 Gospel Choir 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:33.03
2015 Second Step 4 Andrea Atzeni Luca Cumani 2:32.37
2016 Exosphere 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:30.92

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1894: Isinglass
  • 1895: Laveno
  • 1896: Persimmon
  • 1897: Love Wisely
  • 1898: Cyllene
  • 1899: Flying Fox
  • 1900: Disguise II
  • 1901: Pietermaritzburg
  • 1902: Rising Glass
  • 1903: Sceptre
  • 1904: Rock Sand
  • 1905: St Amant
  • 1906: Beppo
  • 1907: Sancy
  • 1908: Siberia
  • 1909: Phaleron
  • 1910: Lemberg
  • 1911: Stedfast
  • 1912: Prince Palatine
  • 1913: Cantilever
  • 1914: Trois Temps
  • 1915: Lanius
  • 1916: Cannobie
  • 1917: no race
  • 1918: Prince Chimay
  • 1919: no race
  • 1920: Torelore
  • 1921: Milenko
  • 1922: Lady Juror
  • 1923: Inkerman
  • 1924: Teresina
  • 1925: Tatra
  • 1926: Foxlaw
  • 1927: Book Law
  • 1928: Toboggan
  • 1929: Cyclonic
  • 1930: Pyramid
  • 1931: Shell Transport
  • 1932: Firdaussi
  • 1933: Tai-Yang
  • 1934: Umidwar
  • 1935: Plassy
  • 1936: Precipitation
  • 1937: Solfo
  • 1938: Challenge
  • 1939–44: no race
  • 1945: Black Peter
  • 1946: Rising Light
  • 1947: Esprit de France
  • 1948: Alycidon
  • 1949: Dust Devil
  • 1950: Holmbush
  • 1951: Pardal
  • 1952: Mister Cube
  • 1953: Buckhound
  • 1954: Brilliant Green
  • 1955: Nucleus
  • 1956: Kurun
  • 1957: Court Harwell
  • 1958: All Serene
  • 1959: Court Prince
  • 1960: Prolific
  • 1961: St Paddy
  • 1962: Gaul
  • 1963: Darling Boy
  • 1964: Fighting Ship
  • 1965: Bal Masque
  • 1966: Alcalde
  • 1967: Acrania
  • 1968: Crozier
  • 1969: Torpid
  • 1970: Queen of Twilight
  • 1971: Meadowville
  • 1972: Knockroe
  • 1973: Our Mirage
  • 1974: Relay Race
  • 1975: Shebeen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1894 Jockey Club Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 28 September 1894. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "1901 Jockey Club Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 4 October 1901. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "1963 Jockey Club Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 30 April 1963. Retrieved 17 February 2013.