Lancashire Oaks

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Lancashire Oaks
Group 2 race
Location Haydock Park
Haydock, England
Inaugurated 1939
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Bet365
Website Haydock Park
Race information
Distance 1m 3f 200y (2,396 m)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 6 lb (3yo);
9 st 5 lb (4yo+)
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £93,000 (2016)
1st: £52,740
Lancashire Oaks
2016
Royal blue White, black armlets Pink, white sleeves
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The Lancashire Oaks is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 200 yards (2,396 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early July.

History[edit]

The earliest recorded version of the race was run at Liverpool in the nineteenth century and was won in 1857 by the Epsom Derby winner Blink Bonny. The event was re-established in 1939, and it was run at Manchester Racecourse over 1 mile and 3 furlongs. It was abandoned throughout World War II, with no running from 1940 to 1946. In the early part of its history it was restricted to three-year-old fillies.

The original venue of the Lancashire Oaks closed in November 1963, and the race resumed at Haydock Park in 1965. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the event was subsequently given Group 3 status.

The Lancashire Oaks was opened to older fillies and mares in 1991. It was promoted to Group 2 level in 2004.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Barshiba – 2009, 2010

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Doug SmithSmoke Screen (1947), Noble Lassie (1959), Chota Hazri (1960), Irristable (1961), French Cream (1962), Royal Flirt (1966)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Henry CecilSing Softly (1982), Sandy Island (1984), Patricia (1991), Rainbow Lake (1993), State Crystal (1994), Catchascatchcan (1998), Sacred Song (2001)


Winners since 1978[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1978 Princess Eboli 3 Geoff Lewis Bruce Hobbs
1979 Reprocolor 3 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1980 Vielle 3 Paul Cook Bruce Hobbs
1981 Rhein Bridge 3 Edward Hide Bill Watts
1982 Sing Softly 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983 Give Thanks 3 Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger
1984 Sandy Island 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1985 Graecia Magna 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1986 Park Express 3 John Reid Jim Bolger 2:29.30
1987 Three Tails 3 Tony Ives John Dunlop 2:27.88
1988 Andaleeb 3 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 2:31.28
1989 Roseate Tern 3 Tony Ives Dick Hern 2:36.25
1990 Pharian 3 Frankie Dettori Clive Brittain 2:38.91
1991 Patricia 3 Gary Carter Henry Cecil 2:27.99
1992 Niodini 3 Paul Eddery Michael Stoute 2:32.66
1993 Rainbow Lake 3 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 2:33.44
1994 State Crystal 3 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 2:30.07
1995 Fanjica 3 Gary Carter John Dunlop 2:29.74
1996 Spout 4 Tim Sprake Roger Charlton 2:33.61
1997 Squeak 3 Gary Hind John Gosden 2:33.12
1998 Catchascatchcan 3 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 2:28.42
1999 Noushkey 3 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 2:36.20
2000 Ela Athena 4 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 2:30.42
2001 Sacred Song 4 Richard Quinn Henry Cecil 2:33.15
2002 Mellow Park 3 Darryll Holland Jeremy Noseda 2:33.13
2003 Place Rouge 4 Robert Havlin John Gosden 2:29.76
2004 Pongee 4 Jimmy Fortune Luca Cumani 2:32.90
2005 Playful Act 3 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 2:31.21
2006 Allegretto 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:28.44
2007 Turbo Linn [a] 4 Neil Callan Alan Swinbank 2:31.34
2008 Anna Pavlova 5 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 2:34.76
2009 Barshiba 5 Paul Hanagan David Elsworth 2:30.36
2010 Barshiba 6 Hayley Turner David Elsworth 2:30.85
2011 Gertrude Bell 4 William Buick John Gosden 2:30.59
2012 Great Heavens 3 Robert Havlin John Gosden 2:32.30
2013 Emirates Queen 4 Andrea Atzeni Luca Cumani 2:30.84
2014 Pomology 4 Graham Lee John Gosden 2:31.60
2015 Lady Tiana 4 Graham Lee Lucy Wadham 2:33.11
2016 Endless Time 4 James Doyle Charlie Appleby 2:40.21

a The 2007 running took place at Newmarket over 1 mile and 4 furlongs.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1857: Blink Bonny
  • 1939: Cestria
  • 1940–46: no race
  • 1947: Smoke Screen
  • 1948: Young Entry
  • 1949: Eyewash
  • 1950: Dutch Clover
  • 1951: Dollarina
  • 1952: Stream of Light
  • 1953: Harvest Festival
  • 1954: Blue Prelude
  • 1955: Jenny Lind
  • 1956: Hustle
  • 1957: Lobelia
  • 1958: St Lucia
  • 1959: Noble Lassie
  • 1960: Chota Hazri
  • 1961: Irristable
  • 1962: French Cream
  • 1963: Red Chorus
  • 1964: no race
  • 1965: Without Reproach
  • 1966: Royal Flirt
  • 1967: The Nun
  • 1968: Bringley
  • 1969: Gambola
  • 1970: Amphora
  • 1971: Maina
  • 1972: Star Ship
  • 1973: Istiea
  • 1974: Mil's Bomb
  • 1975: One Over Parr
  • 1976: Centrocon
  • 1977: Busaca

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