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Diomed Stakes

Group 3 race
Diomed Stakes
Location Epsom Downs
Epsom, England
Inaugurated 1971
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Investec
Website Epsom Downs
Race information
Distance 1m 114y (1,714 metres)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 6 lb (3yo);
9 st 4 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 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 Diomed Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Epsom Downs over a distance of 1 mile and 114 yards (1,714 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early June.

The event is named after Diomed, the inaugural winner of Epsom's most famous race, the Derby Stakes, in 1780. The Diomed Stakes was established in 1971, although it could be regarded as a continuation of an earlier event, the St. James Stakes. The race is presently contested on the opening day of Epsom's two-day Derby Festival meeting.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • All Friends – 1975, 1976
  • Nayyir – 2002, 2006
  • Blythe Knight – 2007, 2008

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Lester PiggottSparkler (1971), Averof (1974), Hardgreen (1980), Adonijah (1984)

Leading trainer (3 wins):

  • Clive BrittainAverof (1974), Sylva Honda (1991), Mr Martini (1995)
  • Henry CecilOvac (1978), Adonijah (1984), Shining Steel (1989)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1971 Sparkler 3 Lester Piggott Sam Armstrong
1972 Sallust 3 Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1973 Owen Dudley 3 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless
1974 Averof 3 Lester Piggott Clive Brittain
1975 All Friends 3 Paul Cook Nick Vigors
1976 All Friends 4 Paul Cook Nick Vigors
1977 Gunner B 4 Joe Mercer Geoff Toft
1978 Ovac 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1979 Spring in Deepsea 4 Greville Starkey Luca Cumani
1980 Hardgreen 4 Lester Piggott Michael Stoute
1981 Saher 5 Ray Cochrane Ron Sheather
1982 Prima Voce 3 Bruce Raymond Robert Armstrong
1983 Lofty 3 Paul Cook Harry Thomson Jones
1984 Adonijah 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1985 Scottish Reel 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1986 Pennine Walk 4 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 1:43.28
1987 Lauries Warrior 3 Michael Roberts Ron Boss 1:41.00
1988 Waajib 5 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 1:42.38
1989 Shining Steel 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:42.99
1990 Eton Lad 3 Cash Asmussen Neville Callaghan 1:43.37
1991 Sylva Honda 3 Alan Munro Clive Brittain 1:40.75
1992 Zaahi 3 Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones 1:43.50
1993 Enharmonic 6 Frankie Dettori Lord Huntingdon 1:44.04
1994 Bluegrass Prince 3 Brent Thomson Richard Hannon 1:41.51
1995 Mr Martini 5 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 1:42.51
1996 Blomberg 4 David Harrison James Fanshawe 1:43.59
1997 Polar Prince 4 Ray Cochrane Michael Jarvis 1:42.26
1998 Intikhab 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:41.42
1999 Lear Spear 4 Richard Quinn David Elsworth 1:43.73
2000 Trans Island 5 Kieren Fallon Ian Balding 1:44.15
2001 Pulau Tioman 5 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 1:42.70
2002 Nayyir 4 Eddie Ahern Gerard Butler 1:45.78
2003 Gateman 6 Keith Dalgleish Mark Johnston 1:41.37
2004 Passing Glance 5 Martin Dwyer Andrew Balding 1:42.40
2005 Hazyview 4 Darryll Holland Neville Callaghan 1:44.73
2006 Nayyir 8 Frankie Dettori Gerard Butler 1:43.48
2007 Blythe Knight 7 Graham Gibbons John Quinn 1:43.36
2008 Blythe Knight 8 Graham Gibbons John Quinn 1:45.50
2009 Mac Love 8 Michael Fenton Stef Liddiard 1:43.61
2010 Bushman 6 William Buick David Simcock 1:43.03

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 56. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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