Nunthorpe Stakes

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Nunthorpe Stakes
Group 1 race
LocationYork Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated1922
Race typeFlat
SponsorCoolmore
WebsiteYork
Race information
Distance5f (1,006 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-years-old and up
Weight8 st 1 lb (2yo);
9 st 9 lb (3yo);
9 st 11 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse£250,000 (2020)
1st: £141,775
Nunthorpe Stakes
2020
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Dark blue, light blue spots, light blue cap Mauve, yellow sash
Battaash Que Amoro Moss Gill

The Nunthorpe Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged two years or older. It is run at York over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

History[edit]

The event is named after Nunthorpe, an area of York. The first version, a low-grade selling race, was established in 1903. The present version began in 1922, and the inaugural running was won by Two Step.

The race was sponsored by William Hill from 1976 to 1989, and during this period it was known as the William Hill Sprint Championship. It has had several different sponsors since then, and the latest is Coolmore Stud, which started supporting the event in 2007.

The Nunthorpe Stakes became part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2011. The winner of the race now earns an automatic invitation to compete in the same year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.[1]

The event is one of a limited number of races in which two-year-old horses can compete against their elders. The first juvenile to win was High Treason in 1953, and the most recent was Kingsgate Native in 2007. It is also the only Group 1 race in Great Britain open to two-year-old geldings.

The Nunthorpe Stakes is currently held on the third day of York's four-day Ebor Festival meeting.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Tag End – 1928, 1929, 1930
  • Sharpo1980, 1981, 1982

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Lester PiggottRight Boy (1958, 1959), Matatina (1963), Caterina (1966), Tower Walk (1969), Swing Easy (1971), Solinus (1978)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Ossie Bell – Highborn II (1926, 1927), Greenore (1932), Concerto (1933), Ipsden (1937)

Leading owner (3 wins):

  • Sir Hugo Cunliffe-OwenHighborn II (1926, 1927), Concerto (1933)
  • Jack JoelTag End (1928, 1929, 1930)
  • Monica Sheriffe – Sharpo (1980, 1981, 1982)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1922 Two Step 3 Herbert Jones Alec Taylor Jr. S Tattersall
1923 Golden Boss 3 Charlie Elliott Cecil Boyd-Rochfort A K Macomber
1924 Mumtaz Mahal 3 George Archibald Dick Dawson Aga Khan III
1925 Diomedes 3 Jack Leach Harvey Leader Sidney Beer
1926 Highborn 3 Joe Childs Ossie Bell Hugo Cunliffe-Owen
1927 Highborn 4 Joe Childs Ossie Bell Hugo Cunliffe-Owen
1928 Tag End 4 Brownie Carslake Charles Peck Jack Barnato Joel
1929 Tag End 5 Freddie Fox Charles Peck Jack Barnato Joel
1930 Tag End 6 Brownie Carslake Charles Peck Jack Barnato Joel
1931 Portlaw 3 Harry Beasley Atty Persse Abe Bailey
1932 Greenore 3 Harry Wragg Ossie Bell Lady Ludlow
1933 Concerto 5 Brownie Carslake Ossie Bell Hugo Cunliffe-Owen
1934 Gold Bridge 5 Charlie Elliott Vandeleur Beatty Lord Beatty
1935 Shalfleet 4 Henri Jelliss Harvey Leader Harvey Leader
1936 Bellacose 4 Patrick Beasley Jack Colling P Dunne
1937 Ipsden 4 Sam Wragg Ossie Bell Lady Ludlow
1938 Mickey The Greek 4 Harry Wragg Henry Leach Henry Leach
1939 Portobello 3 Gordon Richards Jack Colling P Dunne
1940 no race 1940
1940 no race 1941
1942 Linklater[a] 6 Eph Smith William Smyth A E Saunders
1943 Linklater[b] 7 Eph Smith William Smyth A E Saunders
1944 Sugar Palm[c] 6 Charlie Elliott Frank Hartigan A Bonsor
1945 Golden Cloud 4 Michael Beary Teddy Lambton Mrs G Lambton
1946 The Bug 3 Charlie Smirke Marcus Marsh Norman Wachman
1947 Como 5 Harry Carr Gerald Armstrong J Fielden
1948 Careless Nora 3 Charlie Elliott Johnny Dines George Frampton
1949 Abernant 3 Gordon Richards Noel Murless Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan
1950 Abernant 4 Gordon Richards Noel Murless Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan
1951 Royal Serenade 3 Charlie Elliott Harry Wragg Mrs G Kohn
1952 Royal Serenade 4 Gordon Richards Harry Wragg G Bell
1953 High Treason 2 Derrick Greening Ted Leader Jim Joel
1954 My Beau 2 Tommy Carter Paddy Prendergast A Wimbush
1955 Royal Palm 3 Willie Snaith Sam Armstrong Jack Gerber
1956 Ennis 2 Paul Tulk Walter Nightingall C Harper
1957 Gratitude 4 Willie Snaith Humphrey Cottrill Lionel Brook Holliday
1958 Right Boy 4 Lester Piggott Bill Dutton Geoffrey Gilbert
1959 Right Boy 5 Lester Piggott Pat Rohan David Wills
1960 Bleep-Bleep 4 Harry Carr Harry Cottrill Mrs M Turner
1961 Floribunda 3 Ron Hutchinson Paddy Prendergast Meg Mullion
1962 Gay Mairi 3 Scobie Breasley H Whiteman A Macdonald
1963 Matatina 3 Lester Piggott Sam Armstrong Mrs R Wilson
1964 Althrey Don 3 R Maddock Pat Rohan J Done
1965 Polyfoto 3 J Wilson E Reavey Mrs C Reavey
1966 Caterina 3 Lester Piggott Sam Armstrong R F Scully
1967 Forlorn River 5 Bruce Raymond Arthur Stephenson Mrs W A Richardson
1968 So Blessed 3 Frankie Durr Michael Jarvis David Robinson
1969 Tower Walk 3 Lester Piggott Geoffrey Barling V W Hardy
1970 Huntercombe 3 Sandy Barclay Arthur Budgett H Renshaw
1971 Swing Easy 3 Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree John Hay Whitney
1972 Deep Diver 3 Bill Williamson Paul Davey David Robinson
1973 Sandford Lad 3 Tony Murray Ryan Price C Olley
1974 Blue Cashmere 4 Edward Hide Michael Stoute R Clifford-Turner
1975 Bay Express 4 Willie Carson Peter Nelson P Miller
1976 Lochnager 4 Edward Hide Mick Easterby Charles Spence
1977 Haveroid 3 Edward Hide Neil Adam T Newton
1978 Solinus 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Danny Schwartz
1979 Ahonoora 4 Greville Starkey Frankie Durr Essa Alkhalifa
1980 Sharpo 3 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Monica Sheriffe 1:01.20
1981 Sharpo 4 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Monica Sheriffe 1:00.86
1982 Sharpo 5 Steve Cauthen Jeremy Tree Monica Sheriffe 0:58.68
1983 Habibti 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Mohamed Mutawa 0:57.99
1984 Committed 4 Brent Thomson Dermot Weld Robert Sangster 0:57.24
1985 Never So Bold 5 Steve Cauthen Robert Armstrong Edward Kessly 0:59.81
1986 Last Tycoon 3 Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 0:57.47
1987 Ajdal 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 0:58.48
1988 Handsome Sailor 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills Robert Sangster 0:58.73
1989 Cadeaux Genereux 4 Pat Eddery Alex Scott Maktoum Al Maktoum 0:57.67
1990 Dayjur 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 0:56.16
1991 Sheikh Albadou 3 Pat Eddery Alex Scott Hilal Salem 0:58.21
1992 Lyric Fantasy 2 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 7th Earl of Carnarvon 0:57.39
1993 Lochsong 5 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding Jeff Smith 0:58.12
1994 Piccolo [d] 3 John Reid Mick Channon John Mitchell & Partners 0:57.61
1995 So Factual 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 0:57.47
1996 Pivotal 3 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Cheveley Park Stud 0:56.53
1997
(dh)
Coastal Bluff
Ya Malak
5
6
Kevin Darley
Alex Greaves
David Barron
David Nicholls
Mrs David Sharp
Contrac / Consultco
0:59.58
1998 Lochangel 4 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding Jeff Smith 0:56.83
1999 Stravinsky 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 0:59.33
2000 Nuclear Debate 5 Gérald Mossé John Hammond Bob Chester 0:57.83
2001 Mozart 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 0:57.27
2002 Kyllachy 4 Jamie Spencer Henry Candy Thurloe / Cheveley Park 0:58.10
2003 Oasis Dream 3 Richard Hughes John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 0:56.20
2004 Bahamian Pirate 9 Seb Sanders David Nicholls Lucayan Stud 0:59.89
2005 La Cucaracha 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills Guy Reed 0:56.82
2006 Reverence 5 Kevin Darley Eric Alston G. & L. Middlebrook 1:00.68
2007 Kingsgate Native 2 Jimmy Quinn John Best John Mayne 0:58.14
2008 Borderlescott [e] 6 Pat Cosgrave Robin Bastiman Edgar / Donaldson 0:56.09
2009 Borderlescott 7 Neil Callan Robin Bastiman Edgar / Donaldson 0:57.50
2010 Sole Power 3 Wayne Lordan Edward Lynam Sabena Power 0:57.14
2011 Margot Did 3 Hayley Turner Michael Bell Redman / Philipps 0:58.66
2012 Ortensia 7 William Buick Paul Messara Fraser / Fraser / Ridley 0:57.62
2013 Jwala 4 Steve Drowne Robert Cowell Manor Stud / Hoare 0:57.34
2014 Sole Power 7 Richard Hughes Edward Lynam Sabena Power 0:57.92
2015 Mecca's Angel 4 Paul Mulrennan Michael Dods David T J Metcalfe 0:57.24
2016 Mecca's Angel 5 Paul Mulrennan Michael Dods David T J Metcalfe 0:56.24
2017 Marsha 4 Luke Morris Sir Mark Prescott Elite Racing Club 0:57.97
2018 Alpha Delphini 7 Graham Lee Bryan Smart Alpha Delphini Partnership 0:57.18
2019 Battaash 5 Jim Crowley Charles Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 0:55.90
2020 Battaash 6 Jim Crowley Charles Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 0:57.38
  1. ^ The 1942 running took place at Newmarket
  2. ^ The 1943 running took place at Newmarket
  3. ^ The 1944 running took place at Newmarket
  4. ^ Blue Siren finished first in 1994, but she was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry
  5. ^ The 2008 running took place at Newmarket

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule" (PDF). breederscup.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012.

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