July Stakes

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July Stakes
Group 2 race
LocationJuly Course
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated1786
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorTattersalls
WebsiteNewmarket
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight9 st 0 lb
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse£80,000 (2019)
1st: £45,368
July Stakes
2019
Royal Blue, Orange Disc, Striped Sleeves, Royal Blue cap Royal blue Purple, pale blue sleeves and cap
Royal Lytham Platinum Star Visinari

The July Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old colts and geldings. It is run on the July Course at Newmarket over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

History[edit]

The July Stakes is the oldest surviving event for two-year-olds in the British flat racing calendar. It was established in 1786, and it was originally open to horses of either gender. The conditions initially stipulated that those horses sired by Eclipse or Highflyer should carry an additional weight of three pounds.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the July Stakes was classed at Group 3 level. The event was restricted to colts and geldings in 1977, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2003.

The July Stakes is currently held on the opening day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival meeting. The equivalent race for fillies is the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • George FordhamTolurno (1861), Robin Hood (1865), Lady Elizabeth (1867), Ecossais (1873), Levant (1875), Ruperra (1878)
  • Sir Gordon RichardsHilla (1934), High Sheriff (1944), Rivaz (1945), Masaka (1947), Diableretta (1949), Tamerlane (1954)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Frank ButtersFairway (1927), Alishah (1933), Hilla (1934), Mirza II (1937), Rivaz (1945), Masaka (1947), Diableretta (1949)

Winners since 1979[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1979 Final Straw Paul Cook Michael Stoute
1980 Age Quod Agis Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1981 End of the Line Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1982 Horage Pat Eddery Matt McCormack
1983 Superlative Tony Ives Bill O'Gorman
1984 Primo Dominie John Reid Brian Swift
1985 Green Desert Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:11.92
1986 Mansooj Cash Asmussen Neville Callaghan 1:12.90
1987 Sanquirico Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:11.79
1988 Always Valiant Willie Carson Neville Callaghan 1:16.97
1989 Rock City Willie Carson Richard Hannon Sr. 1:12.29
1990 Mujtahid Willie Carson Robert Armstrong 1:10.61
1991 Showbrook Bruce Raymond Richard Hannon Sr. 1:14.16
1992 Wharf Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 1:13.49
1993 First Trump Michael Hills Geoff Wragg 1:12.97
1994 Fallow Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:12.73
1995 Tagula Walter Swinburn Ian Balding 1:11.83
1996 Rich Ground John Reid James Bethell 1:12.04
1997 Bold Fact Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:12.64
1998 Bertolini Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:12.16
1999 City on a Hill Sylvain Guillot David Loder 1:10.70
2000 Noverre Jimmy Fortune David Loder 1:13.06
2001 Meshaheer Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:11.89
2002 Mister Links Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:14.28
2003 Nevisian Lad Kieren Fallon Michael Bell 1:12.39
2004 Captain Hurricane Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:13.61
2005 Ivan Denisovich Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:12.42
2006 Strategic Prince Eddie Ahern Paul Cole 1:12.15
2007 Winker Watson Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:11.56
2008 Classic Blade Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 1:13.21
2009 Arcano Martin Dwyer Brian Meehan 1:10.53
2010 Libranno Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.37
2011 Frederick Engels Eddie Ahern David Brown 1:13.76
2012 Alhebayeb Paul Hanagan Richard Hannon Sr. 1:14.39
2013 Anjaal Paul Hanagan Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.21
2014 Ivawood Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Jr. 1:11.02
2015 Shalaa Robert Havlin John Gosden 1:11.19
2016 Mehmas Frankie Dettori Richard Hannon Jr. 1:10.92
2017 Cardsharp James Doyle Mark Johnston 1:11.75
2018 Advertise Frankie Dettori Martyn Meade 1:11.63
2019 Royal Lytham Wayne Lordan Aidan O'Brien 1:11.16

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1786: Bullfinch
  • 1787: Jubilator
  • 1788: Seagull
  • 1789: Ostrich
  • 1790: filly by Saltram
  • 1791: Trumpetta
  • 1792: Cymbeline
  • 1793: filly by Trumpator
  • 1794: colt by Volunteer
  • 1795: colt by Anvil
  • 1796: Emigrant
  • 1797: Young Spear
  • 1798: Vivaldi
  • 1799: Skyrocket
  • 1800: Flambeau
  • 1801: Julia
  • 1802: Duckling
  • 1803: Ringtail
  • 1804: Newmarket
  • 1805: Pantaloon
  • 1806: Little Sally
  • 1807: Susan
  • 1808: Spindle
  • 1809: Cambric
  • 1810: Joke
  • 1811: Cato
  • 1812: July
  • 1813: Vittoria
  • 1814: Minuet
  • 1815: Belvoirina
  • 1816: Merrymaker
  • 1817: Loo
  • 1818: Miracle
  • 1819: Caroline
  • 1820: Gustavus
  • 1821: The Stag
  • 1822: Palais Royal
  • 1823: Reformer
  • 1824: Red Gauntlet
  • 1825: Crusader
  • 1826: Tom Thumb
  • 1827: Scribe
  • 1828: Green Mantle
  • 1829: The Mummer
  • 1830: Zany
  • 1831: Beiram
  • 1832: Forester
  • 1833: Zulima
  • 1834: Kate Kearney
  • 1835: The Athenian
  • 1836: Armenia
  • 1837: Mecca
  • 1838: Bulwark
  • 1839: Crucifix
  • 1840: Yorkshire Lad
  • 1841: Chatham
  • 1842: Extempore
  • 1843: Orlando
  • 1844: Old England
  • 1845: Queen Anne
  • 1846: Miami
  • 1847: Iodine
  • 1848: The Flying Dutchman
  • 1849: Sweetheart
  • 1850: Grecian
  • 1851: Hobbie Noble
  • 1852: The Reiver
  • 1853: Marsyas
  • 1854: The Bonnie Morn
  • 1855: Spindle
  • 1856: Drumour
  • 1857: Gin
  • 1858: Cynricus
  • 1859: Buccaneer
  • 1860: Dictator
  • 1861: Tolurno
  • 1862: Saccharometer
  • 1863: Cambuscan
  • 1864: Liddington
  • 1865: Robin Hood
  • 1866: Achievement
  • 1867: Lady Elizabeth
  • 1868: Ryshworth
  • 1869: Sunshine
  • 1870: Hannah
  • 1871: Sir Amyas
  • 1872: Somerset
  • 1873: Ecossais
  • 1874: Camballo
  • 1875: Levant
  • 1876: Warren Hastings
  • 1877: Strathfleet
  • 1878: Ruperra
  • 1879: Mask
  • 1880: Bal Gal
  • 1881: Kermesse
  • 1882: Macheath
  • 1883: Queen Adelaide
  • 1884: Luminary
  • 1885: Kendal
  • 1886: Enterprise
  • 1887: Friar's Balsam
  • 1888: Donovan
  • 1889: Loup
  • 1890: Beauharnais
  • 1891: Flyaway
  • 1892: Milford
  • 1893: Speed
  • 1894: Kirkconnel
  • 1895: Labrador
  • 1896: Velasquez
  • 1897: Mousme
  • 1898: Desmond
  • 1899: Captain Kettle
  • 1900: Doricles / Veles 1
  • 1901: Sceptre
  • 1902: Hammerkop
  • 1903: Montem
  • 1904: Cicero
  • 1905: Gorgos
  • 1906: Traquair
  • 1907: Pearl of the Loch
  • 1908: Battleaxe
  • 1909: Prince Rupert
  • 1910: St Anton
  • 1911: White Star
  • 1912: Rock Flint
  • 1913: Ambassador
  • 1914: Roseland
  • 1915: Figaro
  • 1916: Grand Fleet
  • 1917: no race
  • 1918: Buchan
  • 1919: Sarchedon
  • 1920: Monarch
  • 1921: Lembach
  • 1922: Legality
  • 1923: Diophon
  • 1924: Runnymede
  • 1925: Apple Sammy
  • 1926: The Satrap
  • 1927: Fairway
  • 1928: Mr Jinks
  • 1929: Teacup
  • 1930: Four Course
  • 1931: Riot
  • 1932: Colorow
  • 1933: Alishah
  • 1934: Hilla
  • 1935: Daytona
  • 1936: Foray
  • 1937: Mirza II
  • 1938: Prometheus
  • 1939: colt by Colombo
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Ujiji
  • 1942–43: no race
  • 1944: High Sheriff 2
  • 1945: Rivaz
  • 1946: Miss Stripes
  • 1947: Masaka
  • 1948: Nimbus
  • 1949: Diableretta
  • 1950: Big Dipper
  • 1951: Bob Major
  • 1952: Empire Honey
  • 1953: Darius
  • 1954: Tamerlane
  • 1955: Edmundo
  • 1956: Earl Marshal
  • 1957: Abelia
  • 1958: Greek Sovereign
  • 1959: Sound Track
  • 1960: Favorita
  • 1961: Burning Thoughts
  • 1962: Romantic
  • 1963: Endless Honey
  • 1964: Ragtime
  • 1965: Sky Gipsy
  • 1966: Golden Horus
  • 1967: Lorenzaccio
  • 1968: Burglar
  • 1969: Huntercombe
  • 1970: Swing Easy
  • 1971: Deep Diver
  • 1972: Perdu
  • 1973: Dragonara Palace
  • 1974: Auction Ring
  • 1975: Super Cavalier
  • 1976: Sky Ship
  • 1977: Royal Harmony
  • 1978: Main Reef

1 The 1900 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
2 The 1944 running took place at Windsor.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1980"., "1982"., "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post: