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Cornwallis Stakes

Group 3 race
Cornwallis Stakes
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1946
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Willmott Dixon
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 5f (1,006 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £55,000 (2009)
1st: £31,224

The Cornwallis Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

The event was established in 1946, and it was initially contested over 6 furlongs. It was extended to a mile in 1948, and then cut to its present length in 1957.

When the current system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Cornwallis Stakes was classed at Group 3 level. It is now held during Ascot's last flat racing fixture of the year.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Joe MercerPlainsong (1953), Rosalba (1958), Pushy (1980)
  • Martin DwyerHalmahera (1997), Dominica (2001), Alzerra (2006)

Leading trainer (3 wins):

  • Noel MurlessAbelia (1957), Favorita (1960), Splashing (1973)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1979 Hanu Greville Starkey Scobie Breasley
1980 Pushy Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1981 My Lover Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis
1982 Tatibah John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton
1983 Petorius Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1984 Doulab Tony Murray Harry Thomson Jones
1985 Hallgate Kevin Hodgson Sally Hall
1986 Singing Steven Brian Rouse Richard Hannon
1987 no race 1987 [1]
1988 Hadif Pat Eddery Robert Armstrong 1:03.22
1989 Argentum John Reid Jack Holt 1:02.05
1990 Mujadil Steve Cauthen Robert Armstrong 1:00.29
1991 Magic Ring Alan Munro Paul Cole 1:02.42
1992 Up and at 'Em Benjy Coogan Jimmy Coogan 1:01.03
1993 no race 1993 [1]
1994 Millstream Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 1:01.26
1995 Mubhij Willie Carson Barry Hills 1:05.36
1996 Easycall Michael Tebbutt Brian Meehan 1:01.94
1997 Halmahera Martin Dwyer Ian Balding 1:04.06
1998 Show Me the Money Johnny Murtagh Noel Meade 1:06.25
1999 Kier Park Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 1:05.23
2000 Danehurst [2] George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 1:03.18
2001 Dominica Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 1:03.38
2002 Peace Offering Kevin Darley Terry Mills 1:02.24
2003 Majestic Missile Kieren Fallon William Haggas 1:01.93
2004 Castelletto [3] Graham Gibbons Bryan McMahon 1:01.79
2005 Hunter Street [3] Alan Munro Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:00.21
2006 Alzerra Martin Dwyer Mick Channon 1:01.94
2007 Captain Gerrard Tom Eaves Bryan Smart 1:00.81
2008 Amour Propre Dane O'Neill Henry Candy 1:01.39
2009 Our Jonathan Jamie Spencer Kevin Ryan 1:01.29

1 The 1987 and 1993 runnings were abandoned because of a waterlogged course.
2 The 2000 edition was switched to Newbury – it was called off at Ascot due to a security alert.
3 The race was held at Newmarket in 2004, and at Salisbury in 2005.

Earlier winners

  • 1946 - Golden Hackle
  • 1947 - Straight Play
  • 1948 - Burnt Brown
  • 1949 - Stella Polaris
  • 1950 - Par Avion
  • 1951 - Sir Phoenix
  • 1952 - Prince Canarina
  • 1953 - Plainsong
  • 1954 - Lark
  • 1955 - Roman Conquest
  • 1956 - Star Magic *
  • 1957 - Abelia
  • 1958 - Rosalba
  • 1959 - Sing Sing
  • 1960 - Favorita *
  • 1961 - Prince Tor
  • 1962 - Fair Astronomer
  • 1963 - Derring-Do *
  • 1964 - Spaniard's Mount
  • 1965 - Tin King
  • 1966 - Green Park
  • 1967 - So Blessed
  • 1968 - no race
  • 1969 - Huntercombe
  • 1970 - Cawston's Pride
  • 1971 - Deep Diver
  • 1972 - The Go-Between
  • 1973 - Splashing
  • 1974 - Paris Review
  • 1975 - Western Jewel
  • 1976 - no race
  • 1977 - Absalom
  • 1978 - Greenland Park

* The 1956, 1960 and 1963 runnings took place at Kempton Park.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Cornwallis Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 206. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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