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Coventry Stakes

Group 2 race
Coventry Stakes
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1890
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

The Coventry Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

The event was established in 1890, and it was named after the 9th Earl of Coventry, who served as the Master of the Buckhounds at that time.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Coventry Stakes used to be classed at Group 3 level. It was promoted to Group 2 status in 2004. It is usually contested on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (9 wins):

  • Sir Gordon RichardsManitoba (1932), Medieval Knight (1933), Hairan (1934), Nasrullah (1942), Khaled (1945), Tudor Minstrel (1946), The Cobbler (1947), Palestine (1949), King's Bench (1951)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Frank ButtersFairway (1927), Hairan (1934), Mirza II (1937), Turkhan (1939), Nasrullah (1942), Khaled (1945), Palestine (1949)
  • Fred DarlingLemnarchus (1930), Cockpen (1931), Manitoba (1932), Medieval Knight (1933), Big Game (1941), Tudor Minstrel (1946), The Cobbler (1947)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1980 Recitation Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:18.20
1981 Red Sunset Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:16.30
1982 Horage Pat Eddery Matt McCormack 1:15.50
1983 Chief Singer Ray Cochrane Ron Sheather 1:16.00
1984 Primo Dominie John Reid Brian Swift
1985 Sure Blade Brent Thomson Barry Hills
1986 Cutting Blade Cash Asmussen Lester Piggott 1:17.14
1987 Always Fair Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:17.49
1988 High Estate Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:13.80
1989 Rock City Willie Carson Richard Hannon 1:15.02
1990 Mac's Imp Alan Munro Bill O'Gorman 1:15.69
1991 Dilum Alan Munro Paul Cole 1:15.99
1992 Petardia Walter Swinburn Geoff Wragg 1:13.95
1993 Stonehatch John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:18.15
1994 Sri Pekan Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:15.24
1995 Royal Applause Walter Swinburn Barry Hills 1:15.26
1996 Verglas Willie Supple Kevin Prendergast 1:14.34
1997 Harbour Master Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 1:14.45
1998 Red Sea Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:17.58
1999 Fasliyev Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:14.59
2000 Cd Europe Steve Drowne Mick Channon 1:16.97
2001 Landseer Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 1:15.62
2002 Statue of Liberty Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:15.73
2003 Three Valleys Richard Hughes Roger Charlton 1:13.62
2004 Iceman Kieren Fallon John Gosden 1:14.83
2005 Red Clubs [1] Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:10.91
2006 Hellvelyn Ted Durcan Bryan Smart 1:14.51
2007 Henrythenavigator Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:12.46
2008 Art Connoisseur Jamie Spencer Michael Bell 1:13.59
2009 Canford Cliffs Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:13.64
2010 Strong Suit Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:14.29

1 The 2005 running took place at York.

Earlier winners

  • 1890 - The Deemster
  • 1891 - Danure
  • 1892 - Milford
  • 1893 - Ladas
  • 1894 - Whiston
  • 1896 - Goletta
  • 1897 - Orzil
  • 1898 - Desmond
  • 1899 - Democrat
  • 1900 - Good Morning
  • 1901 - Sterling Balm
  • 1903 - St. Amant
  • 1904 - Cicero
  • 1905 - Black Arrow
  • 1906 - Traquair
  • 1907 - Prospector
  • 1908 - Louviers
  • 1909 - Admiral Hawke
  • 1910 - Radiancy
  • 1911 - Lady Americus
  • 1912 - Shogun
  • 1914 - Lady Josephine
  • 1915 - Marcus
  • 1916 - Diadem
  • 1917 - Benevente
  • 1918 - Bruff Bridge
  • 1919 - Sarchedon
  • 1920 - Milesius
  • 1921 - Pondoland
  • 1922 - Drake
  • 1923 - Knight of the Garter
  • 1924 - Iceberg
  • 1926 - Knight of the Grail
  • 1927 - Fairway
  • 1928 - Reflector
  • 1929 - Diolite
  • 1930 - Lemnarchus
  • 1931 - Cockpen
  • 1933 - Medieval Knight
  • 1934 - Hairan
  • 1935 - Black Speck
  • 1936 - Early School
  • 1937 - Mirza II
  • 1938 - Panorama
  • 1939 - Turkhan
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1941 - Big Game
  • 1943 - Orestes
  • 1947 - The Cobbler
  • 1948 - Royal Forest
  • 1950 - Big Dipper
  • 1951 - King's Bench
  • 1952 - Whistler
  • 1953 - The Pie King
  • 1954 - Noble Chieftain
  • 1955 - Ratification
  • 1956 - Messmate
  • 1957 - Amerigo
  • 1958 - Hieroglyph
  • 1960 - Typhoon
  • 1961 - Xerxes
  • 1962 - Crocket
  • 1963 - Showdown
  • 1964 - Silly Season
  • 1965 - Young Emperor
  • 1967 - Mark Royal
  • 1968 - Murrayfield
  • 1969 - Prince Tenderfoot
  • 1971 - Sun Prince
  • 1972 - Perdu
  • 1973 - Doleswood
  • 1974 - Whip It Quick
  • 1975 - Galway Bay
  • 1976 - Cawston's Clown
  • 1977 - Solinus
  • 1978 - Lake City
  • 1979 - Varingo

* The race was run at Newmarket during the wartime periods of 1915–18 and 1941–44.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Coventry Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 71. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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