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Craven Stakes

Group 3 race
Craven Stakes
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1878
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Racing Post Breeze-up Bonus
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight 8 st 12 lb
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse £65,000 (2010)
1st: £36,901

The Craven Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old Thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Craven Meeting in mid April.

The event serves as a trial for the first colts' Classics of the European flat season, and the last winner to achieve victory in the 2,000 Guineas Stakes was Haafhd in 2004.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Morny Cannon – Harbinger (1893), Sempronius (1894), Guernsey (1897), Solennis (1899), Port Blair (1902), His Eminence (1906)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteShadeed (1985), Ajdal (1987), Doyoun (1988), Shaadi (1989), Alnasr Alwasheek (1992), Desert Story (1997), King of Happiness (2002), Adagio (2007)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1980 Tyrnavos Edward Hide Bruce Hobbs 1:41.87
1981 Kind of Hush Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1982 Silver Hawk Tony Murray Michael Albina 1:39.61
1983 Muscatite Brian Taylor Jeremy Hindley 1:47.23
1984 Lear Fan Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:38.12
1985 Shadeed Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:38.84
1986 Dancing Brave Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:49.96
1987 Ajdal Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:39.49
1988 Doyoun Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:38.48
1989 Shaadi Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:43.76
1990 Tirol Pat Eddery Richard Hannon 1:38.38
1991 Marju Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:36.12
1992 Alnasr Alwasheek Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute 1:37.39
1993 Emperor Jones Ray Cochrane John Gosden 1:37.80
1994 King's Theatre Michael Kinane Henry Cecil 1:43.42
1995 Painter's Row John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:37.08
1996 Beauchamp King John Reid John Dunlop 1:37.82
1997 Desert Story Michael Kinane Michael Stoute 1:38.08
1998 Xaar Olivier Peslier André Fabre 1:42.31
1999 Compton Admiral Frankie Dettori Gerard Butler 1:38.72
2000 Umistim Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:41.11
2001 King's Ironbridge Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:42.25
2002 King of Happiness Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:37.39
2003 Hurricane Alan Jimmy Fortune Richard Hannon 1:39.93
2004 Haafhd Richard Hills Barry Hills 1:38.33
2005 Democratic Deficit Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:39.43
2006 Killybegs Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:38.79
2007 Adagio Kerrin McEvoy Sir Michael Stoute 1:35.55
2008 Twice Over Ted Durcan Henry Cecil 1:38.54
2009 Delegator Jamie Spencer Brian Meehan 1:36.56
2010 Elusive Pimpernel Ryan Moore John Dunlop 1:37.16

Earlier winners

Prior to 1878 there was a race called the Craven Stakes which was also open to fillies and older horses.

  • 1878 – Thurio
  • 1879 – Discord
  • 1880 – Fernandez
  • 1881 – Cameliard
  • 1882 – Laureate
  • 1883 – Grandmaster
  • 1884 – Scot Free
  • 1885 – Esterling
  • 1886 – Grey Friars
  • 1887 – The Baron
  • 1888 – Orbit
  • 1889 – Gay Hampton
  • 1890 – Morion
  • 1891 – Friar Lubin
  • 1892 – The Lover
  • 1893 – Harbinger
  • 1894 – Sempronius
  • 1895 – The Owl
  • 1896 – Lord Hervey
  • 1897 – Guernsey
  • 1898 – Jeddah
  • 1899 – Solennis
  • 1900 – Headpiece
  • 1901 – Rigo
  • 1902 – Port Blair
  • 1903 – Countermark
  • 1904 – Airlie
  • 1905 – St. Oswald
  • 1906 – His Eminence
  • 1907 – Slieve Gallion
  • 1908 – no race
  • 1909 – Howick
  • 1910 – Neil Gow
  • 1911 – Irish King
  • 1912 – Jingling Geordie
  • 1913 – Sanquhar
  • 1914 – Kennymore
  • 1915 – Rossendale
  • 1916 – Sir Dighton / Roi d'Ecosse *
  • 1917 – Dansellon
  • 1918 – Benevente
  • 1919 – Buchan
  • 1920 – Daylight Patrol
  • 1921 – no race
  • 1922 – Collaborator
  • 1923 – Light Hand
  • 1924 – St. Germans
  • 1925 – Picaroon
  • 1926 – Harpagon
  • 1927 – Tattoo
  • 1928 – Royal Minstrel
  • 1929 – Cragadour
  • 1930 – Writ
  • 1931 – Philae
  • 1932 – Loaningdale
  • 1933 – Lochiel
  • 1934 – Colombo
  • 1935 – Buckleigh
  • 1936 – Monument
  • 1937 – Snowfall
  • 1938 – Challenge
  • 1939 – Signal Light
  • 1940 – Prince Tetra
  • 1941 – Morogoro
  • 1942–45 – no race
  • 1946 – Gulf Stream
  • 1949 – Moondust
  • 1950 – Rising Flame
  • 1951 – Claudius
  • 1952 – Kara Tepe
  • 1953 – Oleandrin
  • 1954 – Ambler II
  • 1955 – True Cavalier
  • 1956 – Pirate King
  • 1957 – Shearwater
  • 1959 – Pindari
  • 1960 – Tudorich
  • 1961 – Aurelius
  • 1962 – High Noon
  • 1963 – Crocket
  • 1964 – Young Christopher
  • 1965 – Corifi
  • 1966 – Salvo
  • 1967 – Sloop
  • 1968 – Petingo
  • 1969 – Paddy's Progress
  • 1970 – Tamil
  • 1971 – Levanter
  • 1972 – Leicester
  • 1973 – My Drifter
  • 1974 – Numa
  • 1975 – No Alimony
  • 1976 – Malinowski
  • 1977 – Limone
  • 1978 – Admiral's Launch
  • 1979 – Lyphard's Wish

* The 1916 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

See also

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 18. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 



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