European Free Handicap
|European Free Handicap|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||7f (1,408 metres)|
The European Free Handicap is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Craven Meeting in mid April.
It is a handicap in which horses carry weights based on the European Thoroughbred Rankings, an assessment of the previous season's two-year-olds published in January.
The event sometimes serves as a trial for the first Classics of the European flat season. The last winner to achieve victory in the 2,000 Guineas was Mystiko in 1991, and the most recent participant to win the 1,000 Guineas was Harayir, the runner-up in 1995.
Leading jockey since 1986 (6 wins):
- Pat Eddery – Danehill (1989), Anshan (1990), Pursuit of Love (1992), So Factual (1993), Cayman Kai (1996), Twilight Blues (2002)
Leading trainer since 1986 (4 wins):
- Richard Hannon – Bluegrass Prince (1994), Cayman Kai (1996), Cape Town (2000), Kamakiri (2005)
Winners since 1986
- Weights given in stones and pounds.
|1986||Green Desert||9-07||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:32.36|
|1987||Noble Minstrel||9-07||Alain Badel||Olivier Douieb||1:27.00|
|1988||Lapierre||9-01||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||1:27.61|
|1989||Danehill||9-01||Pat Eddery||Jeremy Tree||1:27.57|
|1990||Anshan||9-07||Pat Eddery||John Gosden||1:24.07|
|1991||Mystiko||9-02||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||1:25.72|
|1992||Pursuit of Love||9-01||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||1:26.55|
|1993||So Factual||9-06||Pat Eddery||Guy Harwood||1:26.23|
|1994||Bluegrass Prince||8-13||Frankie Dettori||Richard Hannon||1:30.67|
|1995||Diffident||9-05||Michael Kinane||André Fabre||1:22.93|
|1996||Cayman Kai||9-07||Pat Eddery||Richard Hannon||1:22.98|
|1997||Hidden Meadow||9-03||Frankie Dettori||Ian Balding||1:25.60|
|1998||Desert Prince||9-05||Olivier Peslier||David Loder||1:31.39|
|1999||Bertolini||9-07||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||1:26.00|
|2000||Cape Town||9-02||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:27.50|
|2001||Clearing||9-06||Richard Hughes||John Gosden||1:29.37|
|2002||Twilight Blues||9-05||Pat Eddery||Brian Meehan||1:24.88|
|2003||Indian Haven||9-01||John Egan||Paul D'Arcy||1:27.01|
|2004||Brunel||8-13||Darryll Holland||William Haggas||1:26.45|
|2005||Kamakiri||8-10||Ryan Moore||Richard Hannon||1:24.51|
|2006||Misu Bond||8-13||Tony Culhane||Bryan Smart||1:24.11|
|2007||Prime Defender||9-05||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:23.36|
|2008||Stimulation||9-03||Steve Drowne||Hughie Morrison||1:27.17|
|2009||Ouqba||8-09||Richard Hills||Barry Hills||1:27.22|
|2010||Red Jazz||9-06||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:26.55|
- galopp-sieger.de – Newmarket Free Handicap.
- pedigreequery.com – European Free Handicap – Newmarket.