Lennox Stakes

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Lennox Stakes
Group 2 race
LocationGoodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance7f (1,408 metres)
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* after 2016
Purse£300,000 (2018)
1st: £176,935
Lennox Stakes
Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star Red, grey star, red sleeves, grey stars, red cap, grey star Purple and white (quartered), white sleeves
Sir Dancealot Suedois Breton Rock

The Lennox Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.


The event is named after the Duke of Lennox, one of the dukedoms held by the Duke of Richmond, the owner of Goodwood Racecourse. It was established in 2000, and the inaugural running was won by Observatory. It replaced the Beeswing Stakes, a discontinued race at Newcastle.

The Lennox Stakes was initially classed at Group 3 level, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2003. It was sponsored by Betfair from 2004 to 2010, and during this period it was known as the Betfair Cup. It was sponsored by Bet365 from 2011 to 2014.

The race is currently held on the opening day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.


Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Nayyir – 2002, 2003

Leading jockey (2 wins):

Leading trainer (2 wins):


2000 Observatory 3 Kevin Darley John Gosden 1:25.67
2001 Fath 4 Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 1:27.19
2002 Nayyir 4 Eddie Ahern Gerard Butler 1:24.98
2003 Nayyir 5 Eddie Ahern Gerard Butler 1:27.06
2004 Byron 3 Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor 1:25.67
2005 Court Masterpiece 5 Philip Robinson Ed Dunlop 1:26.23
2006 Iffraaj 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:25.58
2007 Tariq 3 Kerrin McEvoy Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:26.93
2008 Paco Boy 3 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:26.59
2009 Finjaan 3 Tadhg O'Shea Marcus Tregoning 1:26.46
2010 Lord Shanakill 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil 1:25.52
2011 Strong Suit 3 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:25.65
2012 Chachamaidee 5 Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil 1:26.82
2013 Garswood 3 Ryan Moore Richard Fahey 1:27.30
2014 Es Que Love 5 Adam Kirby Clive Cox 1:24.55
2015 Toormore 4 James Doyle Richard Hannon Jr. 1:25.98
2016 Dutch Connection 4 James McDonald Charles Hills 1:24.48
2017 Breton Rock 7 Andrea Atzeni David Simcock 1:26.62
2018 Sir Dancealot 4 Gerald Mosse David Elsworth 1:27.08

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