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Dahlia Stakes

For the American hose race of the same name, see Dahlia Stakes (United States)
Group 3 race
Dahlia Stakes
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1997
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Stan James
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1m 1f (1,811 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Four-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 12 lb
8 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The Dahlia Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged four years or older. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong (1,811 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late April or early May.

The event is named after the racehorse Dahlia, an internationally successful filly in the 1970s. It was first run in 1997, and it was initially classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2004.



Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Heaven Sent – 2008, 2009

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Ryan MooreHeaven Sent (2008, 2009), Strawberrydaiquiri (2010)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteEchelon (2007), Heaven Sent (2008, 2009), Strawberrydaiquiri (2010)







1997 Balalaika 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 1:51.81
1998 Yabint El Sultan 4 Ray Cochrane Bryan McMahon 1:56.46
1999 Putuna [1] 4 Kieren Fallon Ian Balding 1:46.10
2000 Cape Grace 4 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon 1:53.29
2001 Cayman Sunset 4 Jimmy Fortune Ed Dunlop 1:53.28
2002 Tarfshi 4 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 1:51.49
2003 Aldora 4 Martin Dwyer Mick Ryan 1:53.81
2004 Beneventa 4 Seb Sanders John Dunlop 1:50.65
2005 Tarfah 4 Seb Sanders Gerard Butler 1:48.78
2006 Violet Park 5 Richard Hughes Brian Meehan 1:54.24
2007 Echelon 5 Kerrin McEvoy Sir Michael Stoute 1:49.98
2008 Heaven Sent 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:55.00
2009 Heaven Sent 6 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:47.98
2010 Strawberrydaiquiri 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:54.03

1 The 1999 race was run on Newmarket's July Course over 1 mile and 110 yards (1,710 metres).


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