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Hardwicke Stakes

Group 2 race
Hardwicke Stakes
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1879
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1m 4f (2,414 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £125,000 (2009)
1st: £70,962

The Hardwicke Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

The event was established in 1879, and it was named in honour of the 5th Earl of Hardwicke, who served as the Master of the Buckhounds at that time. During the early part of its history the race was open to horses aged three or older – the last three-year-old to win was Helioscope in 1949.

The Hardwicke Stakes is presently contested on the final day of the Royal Ascot meeting. The leading horses from the race often return to Ascot to compete in the following month's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Tristan – 1882, 1883, 1884

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Lester PiggottElopement (1955), St. Paddy (1961), Karabas (1970), Relay Race (1974), Meneval (1977), Critique (1982), Jupiter Island (1985)
  • Pat EdderyCharlie Bubbles (1975), Orange Bay (1976), Dihistan (1986), Assatis (1989), Rock Hopper (1991, 1992), Posidonas (1998)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Noel MurlessElopement (1955), Hugh Lupus (1956), St. Paddy (1961), Aurelius (1962), Hopeful Venture (1968), Selhurst (1972)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1980 Scorpio 4 Philippe Paquet François Boutin 2:32.20
1981 Pelerin 4 Brian Taylor Harry Wragg 2:28.40
1982 Critique 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 2:29.90
1983 Stanerra 5 Brian Rouse Frank Dunne 2:27.00
1984 Khairpour 5 Steve Cauthen Fulke Johnson Houghton 2:30.70
1985 Jupiter Island 6 Lester Piggott Clive Brittain 2:45.40
1986 Dihistan 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:29.32
1987 Orban 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:43.03
1988 Almaarad 5 Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:30.30
1989 Assatis 4 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood 2:29.04
1990 Assatis 5 Ray Cochrane Guy Harwood 2:32.53
1991 Rock Hopper [1] 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:30.20
1992 Rock Hopper 5 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:29.19
1993 Jeune 4 Ray Cochrane Geoff Wragg 2:39.43
1994 Bobzao 5 John Reid Terry Mills 2:27.36
1995 Beauchamp Hero 5 John Reid John Dunlop 2:29.22
1996 Oscar Schindler 4 Michael Kinane Kevin Prendergast 2:27.84
1997 Predappio 4 Gary Stevens Saeed bin Suroor 2:32.14
1998 Posidonas 6 Pat Eddery Paul Cole 2:34.79
1999 Fruits of Love 4 Olivier Peslier Mark Johnston 2:28.70
2000 Fruits of Love 5 Olivier Peslier Mark Johnston 2:31.10
2001 Sandmason 4 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 2:29.59
2002 Zindabad 6 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 2:31.18
2003 Indian Creek 5 Richard Quinn David Elsworth 2:27.24
2004 Doyen 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:26.53
2005 Bandari [2] 6 Willie Supple Mark Johnston 2:26.28
2006 Maraahel 5 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 2:29.25
2007 Maraahel 6 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 2:35.47
2008 Macarthur 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:31.29
2009 Bronze Cannon 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 2:27.59
2010 Harbinger 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:27.36

1 Topanoora finished first in 1991, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
2 The 2005 running took place at York.

Earlier winners

  • 1879 - Chippendale
  • 1880 - Exeter *
  • 1881 - Peter
  • 1882 - Tristan
  • 1883 - Tristan
  • 1884 - Tristan
  • 1885 - Bendigo
  • 1888 - Minting
  • 1889 - Gulliver
  • 1890 - Amphion
  • 1891 - L'Abbesse de Jouarre
  • 1892 - St. Damien
  • 1893 - Watercress
  • 1894 - Ravensbury
  • 1895 - Barbary
  • 1896 - Shaddock
  • 1898 - Collar
  • 1899 - Ninus
  • 1900 - Boniface
  • 1901 - Merry Gal
  • 1902 - Joshua
  • 1905 - Bachelor's Button
  • 1906 - Wombwell
  • 1907 - Beppo
  • 1908 - Bembo
  • 1909 - Primer
  • 1912 - Stedfast
  • 1913 - Lancaster
  • 1914 - Peter the Hermit
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Sir Douglas
  • 1920 - Black Gauntlet
  • 1921 - Franklin
  • 1922 - Welsh Spear
  • 1923 - Chosroes
  • 1924 - Chosroes
  • 1925 - Hurstwood
  • 1926 - Lancegaye
  • 1927 - Coronach
  • 1928 - Foliation
  • 1929 - Posterity
  • 1930 - Alcester
  • 1931 - Orpen
  • 1932 - Goyescas
  • 1933 - Limelight
  • 1934 - Cotoneaster
  • 1935 - J R Smith
  • 1937 - Mid-day Sun
  • 1938 - Maranta
  • 1939 - Pointis
  • 1940–45 - no race
  • 1946 - Priam
  • 1947 - Nirgal
  • 1949 - Helioscope
  • 1950 - Peter Flower
  • 1951 - Saturn
  • 1952 - Dynamiter
  • 1953 - Guersant
  • 1954 - Aureole
  • 1955 - Elopement
  • 1956 - Hugh Lupus
  • 1957 - Fric
  • 1958 - Brioche
  • 1959 - Impatient
  • 1960 - Aggressor
  • 1962 - Aurelius
  • 1963 - Miralgo
  • 1964 - no race
  • 1965 - Soderini
  • 1966 - Prominer
  • 1967 - Salvo
  • 1968 - Hopeful Venture
  • 1970 - Karabas
  • 1971 - Ortis
  • 1972 - Selhurst
  • 1974 - Relay Race
  • 1975 - Charlie Bubbles
  • 1976 - Orange Bay
  • 1977 - Meneval
  • 1978 - Montcontour
  • 1979 - Obraztsovy

* The 1880 winner Exeter was later exported to Argentina and renamed El Plata.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Hardwicke Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 97. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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