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Dante Stakes

Group 2 race
Dante Stakes
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated 1958
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totesport
Website York
Race information
Distance 1m 2f 88y (2,092 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
3 lb for G1 win this year
Purse £150,000 (2009)
1st: £85,155

The Dante Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at York over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards (2,092 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was established in 1958, and it is currently a feature race of York's three-day Dante Festival meeting. It is named after Dante, the Yorkshire-trained winner of the 1945 Derby Stakes, which was run that year at Newmarket rather than Epsom. The Dante Stakes has become a leading trial for the Derby, and nine horses have won both races. The most recent of these was Authorized in 2007. The 2010 Derby winner, Workforce, was second in the Dante Stakes, and was the first horse beaten in the Dante to go on to win the Derby.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Pat EdderyBeldale Flutter (1981), Hot Touch (1983), Damister (1985), Red Glow (1988), Sanglamore (1990), Tenby (1993)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Henry CecilApproval (1970), Lyphard's Wish (1979), Hello Gorgeous (1980), Simply Great (1982), Claude Monet (1984), Reference Point (1987), Tenby (1993)

Winners since 1976

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1976 Trasi's Son Edward Hide Martin Tate 2:18.10
1977 Lucky Sovereign Taffy Thomas Harry Wragg 2:16.70
1978 Shirley Heights Greville Starkey John Dunlop 2:10.84
1979 Lyphard's Wish Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1980 Hello Gorgeous Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 2:10.10
1981 Beldale Flutter Pat Eddery Michael Jarvis 2:19.10
1982 Simply Great Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983 Hot Touch Pat Eddery Geoff Wragg 2:18.10
1984 Claude Monet Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:08.55
1985 Damister Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 2:17.23
1986 Shahrastani Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:11.72
1987 Reference Point Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:08.25
1988 Red Glow Pat Eddery Geoff Wragg 2:11.95
1989 Torjoun Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 2:06.98
1990 Sanglamore Pat Eddery Roger Charlton 2:09.18
1991 Environment Friend George Duffield James Fanshawe 2:12.42
1992 Alnasr Alwasheek Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute 2:08.71
1993 Tenby Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 2:12.36
1994 Erhaab Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:06.18
1995 Classic Cliche Walter Swinburn Saeed bin Suroor 2:10.63
1996 Glory of Dancer Olivier Peslier Paul Kelleway 2:12.40
1997 Benny the Dip Olivier Peslier John Gosden 2:11.97
1998 Saratoga Springs Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 2:11.57
1999 Salford Express Richard Quinn David Elsworth 2:16.36
2000 Sakhee Richard Hills John Dunlop 2:07.81
2001 Dilshaan Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2:10.69
2002 Moon Ballad Jamie Spencer Saeed bin Suroor 2:07.06
2003 Magistretti Kevin Darley Neville Callaghan 2:09.48
2004 North Light Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2:15.69
2005 Motivator Johnny Murtagh Michael Bell 2:16.17
2006 Septimus Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 2:17.55
2007 Authorized Frankie Dettori Peter Chapple-Hyam 2:11.54
2008 Tartan Bearer Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:09.50
2009 Black Bear Island Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 2:11.64
2010 Cape Blanco Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:06.70

Earlier winners

  • 1959 - Dickens
  • 1961 - Gallant Knight
  • 1962 - Lucky Brief
  • 1963 - Merchant Venturer
  • 1964 - Sweet Moss
  • 1965 - Ballymarais
  • 1966 - Hermes
  • 1967 - Gay Garland
  • 1968 - Lucky Finish
  • 1969 - Activator
  • 1970 - Approval
  • 1971 - Fair World
  • 1973 - Owen Dudley
  • 1974 - Honoured Guest
  • 1975 - Hobnob


References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 43. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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