Nassau Stakes

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Nassau Stakes
Group 1 race
LocationGoodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated1840
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
WebsiteGoodwood
Race information
Distance1m 1f 197y (1,991 m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight8 st 13 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Purse£600,000 (2019)
1st: £340,260
Nassau Stakes
2019
Red, grey hoop, white sleeves Red, dark blue sleeves, white cap Red, white stripe, striped sleeves
Deirdre Mehdaayih Rawdaa

The Nassau Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile, 1 furlong and 197 yards (1,991 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

History[edit]

The title of the event acknowledges the friendship between the 5th Duke of Richmond, a former owner of Goodwood Racecourse, and the House of Orange-Nassau. The race was established in 1840, and it was originally restricted to three-year-old fillies. During the early part of its history it was contested over a distance of 1 mile. It was extended to 1½ miles in 1900, and shortened to its present length in 1911.

The Nassau Stakes was opened to fillies and mares aged four or older in 1975. For a period it was classed at Group 2 level, and it was promoted to Group 1 status in 1999.

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

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Nat FlatmanDil-bar (1842), Mania (1843), Clementina (1847), Clarissa (1849), Hirsuta (1852), Cantine (1859)
  • Sir Gordon RichardsSolfatara (1933), Coppelia (1935), Barrowby Gem (1936), Goblet (1948), Jet Plane (1949), Sea Parrot (1951)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • Sir Henry CecilRoussalka (1975, 1976), Connaught Bridge (1979), Nom de Plume (1987), Lyphard's Delta (1993), Midday (2009, 2010, 2011)

Leading owner (7 wins):

Winners since 1975[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1975 Roussalka 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Nicky Phillips
1976 Roussalka 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Nicky Phillips
1977 Triple First 3 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute R Clifford-Turner
1978 Cistus 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Michael Sobell
1979 Connaught Bridge 3 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil H Barker
1980 Vielle 3 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Tom Blackwell
1981 Go Leasing 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood W. Norton
1982 Dancing Rocks 3 Pat Eddery Harry Wragg Philip Oppenheimer
1983 Acclimatise 3 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Jocelyn Hambro 2:08.80
1984 Optimistic Lass 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:11.90
1985 Free Guest 4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani Fittocks Stud 2:14.10
1986 Park Express 3 John Reid Jim Bolger Paddy Burns 2:08.40
1987 Nom de Plume 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.08
1988 Ela Romara 3 Pat Eddery Geoff Wragg Exors of Eric Moller 2:10.36
1989 Mamaluna 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou 2:06.88
1990 Kartajana 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:04.96
1991 Ruby Tiger 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker 2:08.71
1992 Ruby Tiger 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker 2:07.78
1993 Lyphard's Delta 3 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil Saud bin Khaled 2:11.93
1994 Hawajiss 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:06.17
1995 Caramba 3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 7th Earl of Carnarvon 2:08.65
1996 Last Second 3 George Duffield Mark Prescott Faisal bin Salman 2:07.45
1997 Ryafan 3 Michael Hills John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:05.56
1998 Alborada 3 George Duffield Mark Prescott Kirsten Rausing 2:08.01
1999 Zahrat Dubai 3 Gary Stevens Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:05.56
2000 Crimplene 3 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain Marwan Al Maktoum 2:05.30
2001 Lailani 3 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:07.12
2002 Islington 3 Kieren Fallon Michael Stoute Exors of Lord Weinstock 2:04.69
2003 Russian Rhythm 3 Kieren Fallon Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 2:04.80
2004 Favourable Terms 4 Kieren Fallon Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:05.70
2005 Alexander Goldrun 4 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Miriam O'Callaghan 2:08.02
2006 Ouija Board 5 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:04.47
2007 Peeping Fawn 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 2:04.53
2008 Halfway to Heaven 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 2:09.73
2009 Midday 3 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:09.42
2010 Midday 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:07.25
2011 Midday 5 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:07.72
2012 The Fugue 4 Richard Hughes John Gosden Lord Lloyd-Webber 2:09.61
2013 Winsili 3 William Buick John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:06.19
2014 Sultanina 4 William Buick John Gosden Normandie Stud 2:06.58
2015 Legatissimo 3 Wayne Lordan David Wachman Magnier / Tabor / Smith 2:06.04
2016 Minding 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:05.05
2017 Winter 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith 2:11.79
2018 Wild Illusion 3 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 2:06.22
2019 Deirdre 5 Oisin Murphy Mitsuru Hashida Toji Morita 2:02.93

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1840: Rosa Bianca
  • 1841: Scarf
  • 1842: Dil-bar
  • 1843: Mania
  • 1844: All Round My Hat
  • 1845: Refraction
  • 1846: Princess Alice
  • 1847: Clementina
  • 1848: Canezou
  • 1849: Clarissa
  • 1850: Nutmeg
  • 1851: Anspach
  • 1852: Hirsuta
  • 1853: Mayfair
  • 1854: Virago
  • 1855: Instructress
  • 1856: Mincepie
  • 1857: Beechnut
  • 1858: Go-ahead
  • 1859: Cantine
  • 1860: Provision
  • 1861: Pardalote
  • 1862: Bertha
  • 1863: Fantail
  • 1864: Bradamante
  • 1865: Peeress
  • 1866: Hebe
  • 1867: The Duchess
  • 1868: Leonie
  • 1869: Morna
  • 1870: Agility
  • 1871: Lady Atholstone
  • 1872: Maid of Perth
  • 1873: Albani
  • 1874: Aventuriere
  • 1875: Spinaway
  • 1876: Zee
  • 1877: Lady Golightly
  • 1878: Eau de Vie
  • 1879: Reconciliation
  • 1880: Muriel
  • 1881: Thebais
  • 1882: St Marguerite
  • 1883: Spectre
  • 1884: Sandiway
  • 1885: Armida
  • 1886: Miss Jummy
  • 1887: Maize
  • 1888: Zanzibar
  • 1889: Wrinkle
  • 1890: Memoir
  • 1891: Haute Saône
  • 1892: La Fleche
  • 1893: Harfleur II
  • 1894: Throstle
  • 1895: Butterfly
  • 1896: Miss Fraser
  • 1897: Perce Neige
  • 1898: Chinook
  • 1899: Saint Lundi
  • 1900: Merry Gal
  • 1901: Royal Summons
  • 1902: Sceptre
  • 1903: Red Lily
  • 1904: Pretty Polly
  • 1905: Cherry Lass
  • 1906: Glasconbury
  • 1907: Altitude
  • 1908: Siberia
  • 1909: Maid of the Mist
  • 1910: Winkipop
  • 1911: Hair Trigger II
  • 1912: Belleisle
  • 1913: Arda
  • 1914: First Spear
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Keysoe
  • 1920: Most Beautiful
  • 1921: Pompadour
  • 1922: Selene
  • 1923: Concertina
  • 1924: Straitlace
  • 1925: Saucy Sue
  • 1926: Foliation
  • 1927: Book Law
  • 1928: La Sologne
  • 1929: Nuwara Eliya
  • 1930: Quinine
  • 1931: Suze
  • 1932: Ada Dear
  • 1933: Solfatara
  • 1934: Zelina
  • 1935: Coppelia
  • 1936: Barrowby Gem
  • 1937: First Flight
  • 1938: Valedah
  • 1939: Olein
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Wayward Belle
  • 1947: Wild Child
  • 1948: Goblet
  • 1949: Jet Plane
  • 1950: Flying Slipper
  • 1951: Sea Parrot
  • 1952: Hortentia
  • 1953: Happy Laughter
  • 1954: Key
  • 1955: Reel In
  • 1956: Dilettante
  • 1957: Swallowswift
  • 1958: Darlene
  • 1959: Crystal Palace
  • 1960: Desert Beauty
  • 1961: Rachel
  • 1962: Nortia
  • 1963: Spree
  • 1964: Cracker
  • 1965: Aunt Edith
  • 1966: Haymaking
  • 1967: Fair Winter
  • 1968: Hill Shade
  • 1969: Lucyrowe
  • 1970: Pulchra
  • 1971: Catherine Wheel
  • 1972: Crespinall
  • 1973: Cheveley Princess
  • 1974: Mil's Bomb

See also[edit]

References[edit]


  • galopp-sieger.deNassau Stakes.
  • ifhaonline.orgInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Nassau Stakes (2019).
  • pedigreequery.comNassau Stakes – Goodwood.
  • Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 144–146. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.