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Darley Stakes

Group 3 race
Darley Stakes
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Thurlow Nunn Standen
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1m 1f (1,811 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 13 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
8 lb for Group 1 winners *
6 lb for Group 2 winners *
4 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since February 28
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The Darley Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three 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 October.

Having been previously classed at Listed level, the event was promoted to its present status, Group 3, in 2003. It is currently staged on the opening day of Newmarket's two-day Champions' Meeting.



Most successful horse since 1987:

  • no horse has won this race more than once since 1987

Leading jockey since 1987 (3 wins):

Leading trainer since 1987 (2 wins):

  • Luca CumaniMedia Starguest (1988), Princess Accord (1989)

Winners since 1987






1987 no race 1987 [1]
1988 Media Starguest 4 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 1:55.67
1989 Princess Accord 3 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 1:50.70
1990 Raj Waki 3 Ray Cochrane Guy Harwood 1:53.22
1991 Susurration 4 Willie Carson John Gosden 1:48.35
1992 Mellottie 7 John Lowe Mary Reveley 1:48.62
1993 Wharf 3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 1:53.15
1994 Desert Shot 4 Frankie Dettori Michael Stoute 1:50.63
1995 Restructure 3 Paul Eddery Julie Cecil 1:50.23
1996 Tarawa 4 Richard Hughes Neville Callaghan 1:51.91
1997 Fahris 3 Richard Hills Ben Hanbury 1:55.43
1998 Haami 3 Richard Hills John Dunlop 1:50.54
1999 Indian Lodge [2] 3 Kieren Fallon Amanda Perrett 1:47.40
2000 Albarahin 5 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 1:53.87
2001 Right Wing 7 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 1:57.44
2002 Golden Silca 6 Ted Durcan Mick Channon 1:50.52
2003 Far Lane 4 Richard Hughes Barry Hills 1:51.60
2004 Autumn Glory 4 Steve Drowne Geoff Wragg 1:54.96
2005 Enforcer 3 Martin Dwyer Willie Muir 1:53.38
2006 Stage Gift 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:53.69
2007 Windsor Knot 5 Ted Durcan Saeed bin Suroor 1:52.38
2008 Charlie Farnsbarns 4 Ryan Moore Brian Meehan 1:47.78
2009 Steele Tango 4 Liam Keniry Roger Teal 1:49.55

1 The race was abandoned in 1987 because of high winds and structural damage.
2 The 1999 running took place on Newmarket's July Course over 1 mile and 110 yards.


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