|Former Listed race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
colts and geldings
|Weight||8 st 12 lb|
5 lb for Group winners
3 lb for Listed winners
The Easter Stakes was a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain which was open to three-year-old Thoroughbred colts and geldings. It was run at Kempton Park over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it was scheduled to take place each year, usually on the Saturday of Easter weekend in March or April.
The event served as a trial for the first colts' Classics of the European flat season, and the winners Lucky Lindy and Rebel Rebel both went on to be second in the 2,000 Guineas.
The Easter Stakes was originally contested on turf, but it was switched to Kempton's newly-opened Polytrack circuit in 2006.
It lost Listed status after the three-year average of its winners' ratings failed to reach the required level in 2010. That year's edition was replaced by an ungraded conditions race sponsored by 32Red, but this was not billed as the Easter Stakes.
Leading jockey since 1986 (3 wins):
- Pat Eddery – Zelphi (1988), Two O'Clock Jump (1995), Prince Tum Tum (2003)
- John Reid – Lunar Mover (1989), Lucky Lindy (1992), Right Win (1993)
Leading trainer since 1986 (7 wins):
- Richard Hannon – Lucky Lindy (1992), Right Win (1993), Two O'Clock Jump (1995), Regiment (1996), Pelham (1997), Asset (2006), Pure Poetry (2009)
|Turf before 2006|
|1986||Tisn't||Philip Waldron||Paul Cole||1:50.27|
|1987||Shady Heights||Steve Cauthen||Robert Armstrong||1:43.42|
|1988||Zelphi||Pat Eddery||Jeremy Tree||1:46.86|
|1989||Lunar Mover||John Reid||Charlie Nelson||1:47.80|
|1990||Elmaamul||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||1:38.72|
|1991||Corrupt||Tony Cruz||Neville Callaghan||1:41.63|
|1992||Lucky Lindy||John Reid||Richard Hannon||1:44.66|
|1993||Right Win||John Reid||Richard Hannon||1:47.38|
|1994||Ultimo Imperatore||Willie Carson||John Dunlop||1:48.48|
|1995||Two O'Clock Jump||Pat Eddery||Richard Hannon||1:37.69|
|1996||Regiment||Richard Quinn||Richard Hannon||1:42.95|
|1997||Pelham||Dane O'Neill||Richard Hannon||1:39.30|
|1998||Krispy Knight||Richard Hills||John Hills||1:54.99|
|1999||Dehoush||Michael Roberts||Alec Stewart||1:39.46|
|2000||Kingsclere||Kieren Fallon||Ian Balding||1:47.35|
|2001||Herodotus||Philip Robinson||Clive Brittain||1:50.46|
|2002||Flat Spin||Kieren Fallon||John Dunlop||1:40.47|
|2003||Prince Tum Tum||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||1:37.23|
|2004||Privy Seal||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||1:42.80|
|2005||Rebel Rebel||Oscar Urbina||Neville Callaghan||1:42.60|
|Polytrack after 2005|
|2006||Asset||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:40.87|
|2007||Dubai's Touch||Jean-Pierre Guillambert||Mark Johnston||1:39.41|
|2008||Il Warrd||Martin Dwyer||Marcus Tregoning||1:38.56|
|2009||Pure Poetry ||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:38.49|
1 The 2009 winner Pure Poetry was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Cheerful Delights.
- ↑ "Bet at 32Red.com Conditions Stakes". racingpost.com. April 3, 2010. http://www.racingpost.com/horses/result_home.sd?race_id=501162&r_date=2010-04-03. Retrieved 2010-04-03.