Oak Tree Stakes
|Group 3 race|
W. Sussex, England
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||7f (1,408 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
|Weight||8 st 11 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* after 2016
The Oak Tree Stakes is a Group 3 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 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.
The event was established in 1980, and it was initially called the New Stand Stakes. The inaugural running was the first race at that year's Glorious Goodwood meeting, and it commemorated the opening of a new grandstand at the venue by Queen Elizabeth II.
The present registered title, which acknowledges the link between Goodwood and the Oak Tree Racing Association of California, was introduced in 1982. An event called the Goodwood Stakes was staged during the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park in October but was renamed the Awesome Again Stakes in 2012. The Goodwood race has been sponsored by L'Omarins since 2014 and named the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate to link the race with the South African race of that name.
For a period the Oak Tree Stakes was classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2004.
The race is currently held on the fourth day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
- Al Jazi - 2016, 2017
Leading jockey (4 wins):
- Steve Cauthen – Fenny Rough (1983), Ever Genial (1985), Gayane (1987), Alidiva (1990)
Leading trainer (6 wins):
- Sir Henry Cecil – Chalon (1982), Ever Genial (1985), Gayane (1987), Alidiva (1990), Selfish (1999), Chachamaidee (2011)
|1980||Trevita||3||Paul Cook||Harry Thomson Jones|
|1981||Star Pastures||3||Brian Taylor||Jeremy Hindley|
|1982||Chalon||3||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil|
|1983||Fenny Rough||3||Steve Cauthen||Barry Hills|
|1984||Brocade||3||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood|
|1985||Ever Genial||3||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil|
|1986||Royal Loft||3||Ray Cochrane||William Jarvis||1:28.51|
|1987||Gayane||3||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:26.77|
|1988||Ohsomellow||3||Ray Cochrane||Luca Cumani||1:30.35|
|1989||Kerita||3||Pat Eddery||Fulke Johnson Houghton||1:27.90|
|1990||Alidiva||3||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:25.60|
|1991||Himiko||3||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:27.51|
|1992||Storm Dove||3||Paul Eddery||Roger Charlton||1:25.67|
|1993||Moon Over Miami||3||John Reid||Charlie James||1:30.24|
|1994||Blue Siren||3||Michael Hills||Ian Balding||1:26.45|
|1995||Brief Glimpse||3||Michael Hills||David Chappell||1:23.88|
|1996||Thrilling Day||3||David Harrison||Neil Graham||1:26.07|
|1997||Dazzle||3||John Reid||Michael Stoute||1:27.63|
|1998||Beraysim||3||Frankie Dettori||Michael Jarvis||1:27.46|
|1999||Selfish||5||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||1:24.41|
|2000||Danceabout||3||Kevin Darley||Geoff Wragg||1:27.62|
|2001||Mauri Moon||3||Darryll Holland||Geoff Wragg||1:26.13|
|2002||Desert Alchemy||3||Seb Sanders||Amanda Perrett||1:25.25|
|2003||Tantina||3||Richard Hughes||Barry Hills||1:26.82|
|2004||Phantom Wind||3||Steve Drowne||John Gosden||1:26.10|
|2005||Majestic Desert||4||Ted Durcan||Mick Channon||1:27.25|
|2006||Red Evie||3||Frankie Dettori||Michael Bell||1:24.94|
|2007||Wake Up Maggie||4||George Baker||Chris Wall||1:25.48|
|2008||Visit||4||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||1:26.02|
|2009||Summer Fete||3||Richard Mullen||Bryan Smart||1:26.08|
|2010||Tropical Paradise||4||Ian Mongan||Peter Winkworth||1:25.60|
|2011||Chachamaidee||4||Tom Queally||Sir Henry Cecil||1:25.10|
|2012||Regal Realm||3||Ryan Moore||Jeremy Noseda||1:26.50|
|2013||Annecdote||3||Richard Kingscote||Jonathan Portman||1:25.33|
|2014||J Wonder||3||Jimmy Fortune||Brian Meehan||1:25.09|
|2015||Amy Eria||4||Gregory Benoist||François Rohaut||1:24.38|
|2016||Al Jazi||3||Gregory Benoist||François Rohaut||1:24.92|
|2017||Al Jazi||4||Frankie Dettori||François Rohaut||1:29.29|
- "Goodwood and L'Ormarins Queens Plate Join forces". goodwood.co.uk. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Racing Post:
- galopp-sieger.de – Oak Tree Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Oak Tree Stakes (2017).
- pedigreequery.com – Oak Tree Stakes – Goodwood.