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Beeswing Stakes

Group 3 race (discontinued)
Beeswing Stakes
Location Newcastle Racecourse
Newcastle, England
Inaugurated 1977
Last run July 24, 1999
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Newcastle
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Purse £30,000 (1999)
1st: £19,164

The Beeswing Stakes was a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which was open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It was run at Newcastle over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it was scheduled to take place each year in late July.

The event was named after Beeswing, a highly-successful racehorse in the 19th century who was bred in Northumberland. It was established in 1977, and for a period it was classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 1986.

The Beeswing Stakes was last run in 1999. It was replaced by the Lennox Stakes, a new event introduced at Goodwood the following year. Newcastle now stages a 7-furlong handicap race called the "Beeswing Handicap".



Most successful horse:

  • no horse won this race more than once

Leading jockey (2 wins):

  • Pat EdderyKampala (1980), Great Commotion (1989)
  • Tony Ives – Milk of the Barley (1981), Silly Steven (1982)
  • Edward Hide – Beaudelaire (1983), Major Don (1984)

Leading trainer (2 wins):

  • Paul ColeJohn de Coombe (1978), Sarab (1985)
  • John DunlopEurolink Thunder (1993), Shahid (1995)







1977 In Haste 3 John Lowe Bill Watts
1978 John de Coombe 3 Geoff Baxter Paul Cole
1979 Jeroboam 3 Lester Piggott Harry Wragg
1980 Kampala 4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1981 Milk of the Barley 4 Tony Ives Bill O'Gorman
1982 Silly Steven 3 Tony Ives Richard Hannon
1983 Beaudelaire 3 Edward Hide Vincent O'Brien
1984 Major Don 4 Edward Hide Ernie Weymes
1985 Sarab 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole
1986 Hadeer 4 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 1:26.64
1987 Farajullah 4 Gary Carter Geoff Huffer 1:29.26
1988 Salse 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:29.53
1989 Great Commotion 3 Pat Eddery Alex Scott 1:24.13
1990 Savahra Sound 5 Bruce Raymond Richard Hannon 1:27.29
1991 Bold Russian 4 Willie Carson Barry Hills 1:23.61
1992 Casteddu 3 Ray Cochrane Pip Payne 1:27.26
1993 Eurolink Thunder 3 Ray Cochrane John Dunlop 1:25.93
1994 Gabr 4 Richard Hills Robert Armstrong 1:24.20
1995 Shahid 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:25.21
1996 Iktamal 4 Willie Ryan Ed Dunlop 1:24.88
1997 Wizard King 6 Dean McKeown Sir Mark Prescott 1:24.16
1998 Decorated Hero 6 Gary Hind John Gosden 1:27.83
1999 Josr Algarhoud 3 Willie Supple Saeed bin Suroor 1:25.70


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 124. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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