Superlative Stakes

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Superlative Stakes
Group 2 race
Location July Course
Newmarket, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor 666Bet
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 9 st 1 lb
3 lb for fillies
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse £80,000 (2016)
1st: £45,368
Superlative Stakes
Royal blue, white cap NEON PINK and GREEN diabolo, striped sleeves, PINK cap, GREEN visor Light blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap
Boynton War Decree Mr Scaramanga

The Superlative Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old horses. It is run on the July Course at Newmarket over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.


The event was formerly known as the Bernard van Cutsem Stakes. It was named in memory of Bernard van Cutsem, a successful racehorse trainer who died in 1975.

The race was renamed the Superlative Stakes in 1991. It now honours Superlative, the winner of the July Stakes in 1983.

For a period the Superlative Stakes held Listed status. It was upgraded to Group 3 level in 2003, and to Group 2 in 2006.

It is currently staged on the final day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival meeting.


Leading jockey since 1986 (4 wins):

  • Steve CauthenSuhailie (1986), Samoan (1988), Be My Chief (1989), Hokusai (1990)
  • Pat EdderyUndercut (1987), Ardkinglass (1992), Bal Harbour (1993), Allied Forces (1995)

Leading trainer since 1986 (9 wins):

  • Henry CecilSuhailie (1986), Samoan (1988), Be My Chief (1989), Hokusai (1990), Ardkinglass (1992), Bal Harbour (1993), Allied Forces (1995), Baltic State (1997), Vacamonte (2000)

Winners since 1986[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1986 Suhailie Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:26.86
1987 Undercut Pat Eddery Guy Harwood 1:24.98
1988 Samoan Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:29.14
1989 Be My Chief Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:26.66
1990 Hokusai Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:26.78
1991 Dr Devious Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:26.48
1992 Ardkinglass Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 1:26.07
1993 Bal Harbour Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 1:29.26
1994 Fleet Hill Frankie Dettori Mick Channon 1:25.41
1995 Allied Forces Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 1:27.84
1996 Recondite Kevin Darley Mick Channon 1:26.64
1997 Baltic State Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:26.96
1998 Commander Collins John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:25.74
1999 Thady Quill Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:25.87
2000 Vacamonte Richard Quinn Henry Cecil 1:26.95
2001 Redback Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:26.63
2002 Surbiton Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:26.96
2003 Kings Point Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:24.42
2004 Dubawi Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:26.48
2005 Horatio Nelson Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:26.40
2006 Halicarnassus Tony Culhane Mick Channon 1:26.02
2007 Hatta Fort Hugh Bowman Mick Channon 1:25.91
2008 Firth of Fifth Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 1:26.15
2009 Silver Grecian Michael Hills John Ryan 1:24.37
2010 King Torus Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:26.24
2011 Red Duke Kieren Fallon John Quinn 1:24.57
2012 Olympic Glory Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:32.19
2013 Good old boy Lukey Ryan Moore Richard Fahey 1:24.58
2014 Estidhkaar Paul Hanagan Richard Hannon Jr. 1:26.73
2015 Birchwood James Doyle Richard Fahey 1:23.33
2016 Boynton Adam Kirby Charlie Appleby 1:24.86

See also[edit]