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Easter Stakes

Former Listed race
Easter Stakes
Location Kempton Park,
Sunbury, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Kempton Park
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Track Polytrack, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight 8 st 12 lb
5 lb for Group winners
3 lb for Listed winners
Purse £40,000 (2009)
1st: £22,708

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.[1]



Leading jockey since 1986 (3 wins):

  • Pat EdderyZelphi (1988), Two O'Clock Jump (1995), Prince Tum Tum (2003)
  • John ReidLunar Mover (1989), Lucky Lindy (1992), Right Win (1993)

Leading trainer since 1986 (7 wins):

  • Richard HannonLucky Lindy (1992), Right Win (1993), Two O'Clock Jump (1995), Regiment (1996), Pelham (1997), Asset (2006), Pure Poetry (2009)

Winners 1986–2009





0000 0001Turf 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
2005.1 0002Polytrack 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 [1] Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:38.49

1 The 2009 winner Pure Poetry was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Cheerful Delights.

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