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Cocked Hat Stakes

The Cocked Hat Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile and 3 furlongs (2,213 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was established in 1970, and it was originally called the Predominate Stakes. This was in honour of Predominate, a three-time winner of the Goodwood Stakes (1958–60) and the winner of the Goodwood Cup in 1961. The distance of the Predominate Stakes was formerly set at 1 mile and 4 furlongs. This was cut to 1 mile, 1 furlong and 192 yards in 1988, and then extended to its present length, 1 mile and 3 furlongs, in 2001. Its title was changed to the "Cocked Hat Stakes" in 2007.

The race occasionally serves as a trial for the Epsom Derby. The only horse to have achieved victory in both events was Troy in 1979.

Winners since 1987





1987 Ibn Bey Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:34.76
1988 Minster Son Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:07.65
1989 Warrshan Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:06.95
1990 Razeen Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:09.88
1991 Man from Eldorado Ray Cochrane Guy Harwood 2:07.98
1992 Jeune Michael Hills Geoff Wragg 2:08.45
1993 Geisway Lester Piggott Richard Hannon 2:13.28
1994 Opera Score Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 2:20.02
1995 Pentire Michael Hills Geoff Wragg 2:05.83
1996 Don Micheletto Michael Kinane Saeed bin Suroor 2:10.81
1997 Grapeshot John Reid Luca Cumani 2:12.70
1998 Rabah Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:08.31
1999 Dubai Millennium Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:07.54
2000 Roscius Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:10.27
2001 Asian Heights Kieren Fallon Geoff Wragg 2:23.00
2002 Coshocton Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 2:25.51
2003 High Accolade Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 2:25.61
2004 Manyana Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 2:28.01
2005 Unfurled Richard Quinn John Dunlop 2:26.17
2006 Championship Point Ted Durcan Mick Channon 2:26.78
2007 Halicarnassus Darryll Holland Mick Channon 2:29.88
2008 City Leader Jamie Spencer Brian Meehan 2:26.48
2009 Alwaary Richard Hills John Gosden 2:27.98
2010 Rewilding Frankie Dettori Mahmood al Zarooni 2:24.93


See also

  • Recurring events established in 1970 – the Cocked Hat Stakes is included under its original title, Predominate Stakes.


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