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Acomb Stakes

Group 3 race
Acomb Stakes
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Racing UK
Website York
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, left-hand elbow
Qualification Two-year-olds
exc. winners before July 7
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £50,000 (2009)
1st: £29,630

The Acomb Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at York over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event is named after Acomb, an area of York which is located to the north-west of the racecourse. It was given Listed status in 1998, and it was promoted to Group 3 level in 2006. It is now held on the opening day of the four-day Ebor Festival meeting.

The leading horses from the Acomb Stakes sometimes go on to compete in Group 1 races, and certain participants have been successful in the following year's Classics.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey since 1986 (4 wins):

  • Pat EdderyBellotto (1986), Torrey Canyon (1991), Concordial (1993), Options Open (1994)

Leading trainer since 1986 (4 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteAlways Fair (1987), Aquatic (1989), King's Best (1999), Comfy (2001)

Winners since 1986

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1986 Bellotto Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 1:26.60
1987 Always Fair Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:31.03
1988 Thorn Dance Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:25.89
1989 Aquatic Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:24.13
1990 Sedair Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:26.03
1991 Torrey Canyon Pat Eddery Roger Charlton 1:27.16
1992 Woodchat Alan Munro Paul Cole 1:23.65
1993 Concordial Pat Eddery Roger Charlton 1:25.91
1994 Options Open Pat Eddery Richard Hannon 1:22.98
1995 Bijou d'Inde Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 1:23.53
1996 Revoque John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:24.05
1997 Saratoga Springs Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:26.08
1998 Auction House Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:23.30
1999 King's Best Gary Stevens Sir Michael Stoute 1:23.03
2000 Hemingway Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:25.12
2001 Comfy Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:23.09
2002 Bourbonnais Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 1:25.71
2003 Rule of Law Jamie Spencer David Loder 1:23.42
2004 Elliots World Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1:25.06
2005 Palace Episode Kieren Fallon Kevin Ryan 1:24.27
2006 Big Timer Tom Eaves Ian Semple 1:27.28
2007 Fast Company Ryan Moore Brian Meehan 1:26.66
2008 no race 2008 [1]
2009 Elusive Pimpernel Eddie Ahern John Dunlop 1:22.45

1 The 2008 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.

Earlier winners

  • 1951 - Alcinus
  • 1952 - Aureole
  • 1954 - Acropolis
  • 1955 - Mamounia
  • 1959 - Beau Ideal
  • 1960 - Tender Word
  • 1961 - Cyrus
  • 1965 - Le Cordonnier
  • 1974 - Tanzor
  • 1978 - Senorita Poquito
  • 1981 - Height of Fashion
  • 1982 - Gorytus
  • 1983 - Elusive
  • 1984 - Kohaylan


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