March Stakes

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March Stakes
Listed race
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1965
Race type Flat
Sponsor Lewis Badges
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 1m 6f (2,816 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old
Weight 8 st 9 lb
Allowances
5 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 3 winners *
3 lb for Listed winners *
* since October 31 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £50,000 (2016)
1st: £28,355
March Stakes
2016
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Emerald green, red stripe, halved sleeves, emerald green and red striped cap Maroon
Platitude Vive Ma Fille Mr Singh

The March Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs (2,816 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late August.

History[edit]

The event is named after the Earldom of March, a title inherited by the eldest son of the Duke of Richmond, the owner of Goodwood Racecourse. It was established when a new fixture was introduced at the venue in 1965.

The race was originally restricted to three-year-olds, and it was formerly a leading trial for the St. Leger Stakes. The first horse to achieve victory in both events was Commanche Run in 1984, and the latest was Michelozzo in 1989.

The March Stakes was opened to older horses in 1999 and closed to them again from 2017.[1]


Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • First Charter – 2002, 2003
  • Tungsten Strike – 2007, 2008

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Willie CarsonWater Mill (1980), Band (1983), Jahafil (1991), Rain Rider (1992)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteZaffaran (1988), Shaiba (1993), Ta-Lim (1998), Alva Glen (2000), First Charter (2002, 2003), Platitude (2016)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1965 Vivat Rex 3 Johnny Roe Walter Wharton
1966 Wrekin Rambler 3 T. Stringer Sir Gordon Richards
1967 Dart Board 3 Scobie Breasley Sir Gordon Richards
1968 Deep Sapphire 3 S. Smith Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
1969 Ribofilio 3 Lester Piggott Fulke Johnson Houghton
1970 Hazy Idea 3 Lester Piggott Dick Hern
1971 Alderney 3 Geoff Baxter Arthur Budgett
1972 Scottish Rifle 3 Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop
1973 Honey Crepe 3 Paul Cook Jack Watts
1974 Crash Course 3 Tony Kimberley Jeremy Hindley
1975 Whip It Quick 3 Tony Murray Ryan Price
1976 Marquis de Sade 3 Brian Taylor Ryan Price
1977 Sporting Yankee 3 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1978 Le Moss 3 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1979 Torus [a] 3 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton
1980 Water Mill 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1981 Capstan 3 Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1982 Santella Man 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1983 Band 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1984 Commanche Run 3 Darrel McHargue Luca Cumani
1985 no race 1985 [b]
1986 Celestial Storm 3 Walter Swinburn Luca Cumani 3:03.61
1987 Ala Hounak 3 Billy Newnes Frankie Durr 2:57.88
1988 Zaffaran 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 3:03.44
1989 Michelozzo 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:00.77
1990 River God 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:01.97
1991 Jahafil 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 3:02.25
1992 Rain Rider 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop 3:07.71
1993 Shaiba 3 Michael Roberts Michael Stoute 3:01.86
1994 Midnight Legend 3 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 3:04.07
1995 Jellaby Askhir 3 Ray Cochrane Reg Akehurst 3:03.40
1996 Sharaf Kabeer 3 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:06.57
1997 Pentad 3 Frankie Dettori Roger Charlton 3:06.39
1998 Ta-Lim 3 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 3:09.16
1999 Yavana's Pace 7 Richard Hughes Mark Johnston 3:04.70
2000 Alva Glen 3 Pat Eddery Sir Michael Stoute 3:05.13
2001 Shamaiel 4 Jamie Spencer Gerard Butler 3:01.74
2002 First Charter 3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 3:01.00
2003 First Charter 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 3:00.43
2004 Orange Touch 4 Johnny Murtagh Amanda Perrett 3:09.47
2005 Mubtaker 8 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 3:02.27
2006 Jadalee 3 Dale Gibson Marcus Tregoning 3:02.37
2007 Tungsten Strike 6 Darryll Holland Amanda Perrett 3:04.47
2008 Tungsten Strike 7 Darryll Holland Amanda Perrett 3:06.28
2009 Mourilyan 5 Ryan Moore Gary L. Moore 3:00.71
2010 Drunken Sailor 5 Kieren Fallon Luca Cumani 3:07.34
2011 Motrice 4 Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott 3:03.42
2012 Quest for Peace 4 Richard Hughes Luca Cumani 3:07.99
2013 Harris Tweed 6 George Baker William Haggas 3:04.87
2014 Forever Now 3 William Buick John Gosden 3:02.43
2015 The Twisler 3 Frederik Tylicki Jane Chapple-Hyam 3:05.07
2016 Platitude 3 Andrea Atzeni Sir Michael Stoute 3:00.28

a The 1979 running took place at Ascot.
b The 1985 edition was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.

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