Lowther Stakes

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Lowther Stakes
Group 2 race
LocationYork Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated1946
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorSky Bet
WebsiteYork
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-old fillies
Weight9 st 0 lb
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse£225,000 (2018)
1st: £127,598
Lowther Stakes
2018
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The Lowther Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old fillies. It is run at York over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

History[edit]

A different event called the Lowther Stakes, a middle-distance race open to horses aged three or older, used to be contested at Newmarket. Its winners included Bay Ronald (1896), Bayardo (1909) and Gay Crusader (1917).

The present version is named in memory of Hugh Lowther (1857–1944), the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. It was established in 1946, and the inaugural running was won by Southernwood.

The Lowther Stakes is currently held on the second day of York's four-day Ebor Festival meeting. The leading horses from the race sometimes go on to compete in the Cheveley Park Stakes and the most recent filly to win both races was Fairyland in 2018.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Harry Carr – Woodflower (1947), Gamble in Gold (1950), Dunce Cap (1962)
  • Ron Hutchinson – Kathy Too (1960), La Tendresse (1961), Sovereign (1967)
  • Lester PiggottKittyhawk (1980), Prickle (1983), Niche (1992)
  • Richard Hughes - Best Terms (2011), Rosdhu Queen (2012), Tiggy Wiggy (2014)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Richard Hannon Sr.Enstone Spark (1977), Only Yours (1990), Niche (1992), Infamous Angel (2008), Best Terms (2011)

Winners since 1976[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1974 Cry of Truth John Gorton Bruce Hobbs
1975 Pasty Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1976 Icena Brian Taylor Harry Thomson Jones
1977 Enstone Spark Frankie Durr Richard Hannon Sr.
1978 Devon Ditty Greville Starkey Harry Thomson Jones
1979 Mrs Penny John Matthias Ian Balding
1980 Kittyhawk Lester Piggott Dick Hern
1981 Circus Ring Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:14.10
1982 Habibti Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:13.00
1983 Prickle Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 1:12.20
1984 Al Bahathri Tony Murray Harry Thomson Jones 1:10.80
1985 Kingscote Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1986 Polonia John Reid Jim Bolger 1:10.99
1987 Ela Romara Paul Eddery Geoff Wragg 1:14.06
1988 Miss Demure Michael Roberts Robert Armstrong 1:12.84
1989 Dead Certain Steve Cauthen David Elsworth 1:11.54
1990 Only Yours Bruce Raymond Richard Hannon Sr. 1:10.68
1991 Culture Vulture Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:12.44
1992 Niche Lester Piggott Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.61
1993 Velvet Moon Alan Munro Paul Cole 1:11.82
1994 Harayir Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:11.14
1995 Dance Sequence Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:11.59
1996 Bianca Nera Kevin Darley David Loder 1:10.54
1997 Cape Verdi John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:12.48
1998 Bint Allayl Michael Kinane Mick Channon 1:10.92
1999 Jemima Lindsay Charnock Tim Easterby 1:14.83
2000 Enthused Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute 1:12.72
2001 Queen's Logic Steve Drowne Mick Channon 1:11.01
2002 Russian Rhythm Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:11.05
2003 Carry On Katie Frankie Dettori Jeremy Noseda 1:10.67
2004 Soar Johnny Murtagh James Fanshawe 1:15.90
2005 Flashy Wings Ted Durcan Mick Channon 1:10.14
2006 Silk Blossom Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:14.82
2007 Nahoodh Jamie Spencer Mick Channon 1:12.62
2008 Infamous Angel [a] Eddie Ahern Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.65
2009 Lady of the Desert Martin Dwyer Brian Meehan 1:09.34
2010 Hooray Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott 1:10.14
2011 Best Terms Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:12.35
2012 Rosdhu Queen Richard Hughes William Haggas 1:11.75
2013 Lucky Kristale Tom Queally George Margarson 1:10.58
2014 Tiggy Wiggy Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Jr. 1:08.90
2015 Besharah Pat Cosgrave William Haggas 1:11.87
2016 Queen Kindly Jamie Spencer Richard Fahey 1:09.84
2017 Threading James Doyle Mark Johnston 1:12.48
2018 Fairyland Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 1:11.23

a The 2008 running took place at Newmarket.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1946: Southernwood
  • 1947: Woodflower
  • 1948: Shard Bridge
  • 1949: Corejada
  • 1950: Gamble in Gold
  • 1951: Constantia
  • 1952: Royal Duchy
  • 1953: Crimson
  • 1954: Our Betters
  • 1955: La Fresnes
  • 1956: Pharsalia
  • 1957: Liberal Lady
  • 1958: Fortune's Darling
  • 1959: Queensberry
  • 1960: Kathy Too
  • 1961: La Tendresse
  • 1962: Dunce Cap
  • 1963: Pourparler
  • 1964: Pugnacity
  • 1965: Reet Lass
  • 1966: Pia
  • 1967: Sovereign
  • 1968: Flying Legs
  • 1969: Humble Duty
  • 1970: Cawston's Pride
  • 1971: Rose Dubarry
  • 1972: Regardia
  • 1973: Bitty Girl

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1980"., "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post:
  • galopp-sieger.deLowther Stakes.
  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Lowther Stakes (2018).
  • pedigreequery.comLowther Stakes – York.
  • Abelson, Edward; Tyrrel, John (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 160–161. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.