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Abernant Stakes

Listed race
Abernant Stakes
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Connaught Access Flooring
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 7 lb (3yo);
9 st 5 lb (4yo+)
5 lb for fillies and mares
10 lb for G1 / G2 winners *
6 lb for G3 winners *
4 lb for Listed winners *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £40,000 (2010)
1st: £22,708

The Abernant Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to Thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Craven Meeting in mid April.

The event is named after Abernant, a multiple winner of major British sprint races in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The leading horses from the Abernant Stakes sometimes go on to compete in the Duke of York Stakes.



Most successful horse since 1986:

  • no horse has won this race more than once since 1986

Leading jockey since 1986 (2 wins):

  • Paul Eddery – Rich Charlie (1988), Point of Light (1989)
  • Pat EdderyLake Coniston (1995), Passion for Life (1996)

Leading trainer since 1986 (3 wins):

  • Geoff LewisPoint of Light (1989), Lake Coniston (1995), Passion for Life (1996)

Winners since 1986






1986 Homo Sapien 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1987 Governor General 4 Brian Rouse David Elsworth
1988 Rich Charlie 4 Paul Eddery Charlie Nelson 1:14.57
1989 Point of Light 4 Paul Eddery Geoff Lewis 1:13.94
1990 Sharp Reminder 6 Bruce Raymond C. N. Williams 1:11.61
1991 Case Law 4 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 1:11.36
1992 Fylde Flyer 3 Lester Piggott Jack Berry 1:12.76
1993 Splice 4 Walter Swinburn James Fanshawe 1:13.39
1994 Midhish 4 Walter Swinburn Ben Hanbury 1:13.73
1995 Lake Coniston 4 Pat Eddery Geoff Lewis 1:10.25
1996 Passion for Life 3 Pat Eddery Geoff Lewis 1:11.49
1997 Monaassib 6 Daragh O'Donohoe Ed Dunlop 1:11.42
1998 Tedburrow 6 Kieren Fallon Eric Alston 1:14.02
1999 Bold Edge 4 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon 1:11.68
2000 Cretan Gift 9 Tom McLaughlin Nick Littmoden 1:13.30
2001 Primo Valentino 4 Richard Quinn Peter Harris 1:12.94
2002 Reel Buddy 4 Jimmy Fortune Richard Hannon 1:11.02
2003 Needwood Blade 5 Seb Sanders Bryan McMahon 1:13.87
2004 Arakan 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:12.37
2005 Quito 8 Tony Culhane David Chapman 1:12.14
2006 Paradise Isle 5 Kevin Darley Chris Wall 1:10.50
2007 Asset 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:09.64
2008 Zidane 6 Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 1:12.56
2009 Tax Free 7 Francis Norton David Nicholls 1:10.30
2010 Equiano 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:11.07

See also



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