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Hungerford Stakes

Group 2 race
Hungerford Stakes
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated 1949
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor CGA
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 11 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
4 lb for Group 1 winners *
2 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

The Hungerford Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Newbury over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event is named after Hungerford, a town located several miles to the west of Newbury. It was first run in 1949, and the inaugural race was contested over 1½ miles.

For many years the Hungerford Stakes was held on Newbury's left-handed course, with a distance of about 7 furlongs and 64 yards. For a period it was classed at Group 3 level. It was switched to the straight track in 2002, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2006.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Jimmy Reppin – 1968, 1969

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Frankie DettoriInchinor (1993), Pollen Count (1994, dead-heat), Bin Rosie (1996), Decorated Hero (1997), Lend a Hand (1999)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Noel MurlessOlga (1953), Princely Gift (1955), St. Chad (1967), Welsh Pageant (1971)
  • Henry CecilTannenberg (1978), Salieri (1983), Ever Genial (1985), Salse (1988)
  • John GosdenPollen Count (1994, dead-heat), Decorated Hero (1997), Muhtathir (1998), Sleeping Indian (2005)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1979 Skyliner 4 Geoff Baxter Paul Cole
1980 Kampala 4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1981 Dalsaan 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1982 Pas de Seul 3 Pat Eddery David O'Brien
1983 Salieri 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984 Prego 4 Pat Eddery Barry Hills
1985 Ever Genial 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1986 Hadeer 4 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 1:28.80
1987 Abuzz 3 Tony Ives Clive Brittain 1:29.54
1988 Salse 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:30.30
1989 Distant Relative 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:31.14
1990 Norwich 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:28.52
1991 Only Yours 3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon 1:27.37
1992 Mojave 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:31.99
1993 Inchinor 3 Frankie Dettori Roger Charlton 1:26.28

1994

Young Ern (DH) 4 Willie Ryan Simon Dow 1:31.07

1994

Pollen Count (DH) 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:31.07
1995 Harayir 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:28.30
1996 Bin Rosie 4 Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:27.28
1997 Decorated Hero 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:27.56
1998 Muhtathir 3 Richard Hills John Gosden 1:26.86
1999 Lend a Hand 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:28.09
2000 Arkadian Hero 5 Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani 1:26.36
2001 Atavus 4 Jamie Mackay George Margarson 1:27.01
2002 Reel Buddy 4 Richard Quinn Richard Hannon 1:23.61
2003 With Reason 5 Richard Hughes David Loder 1:23.02
2004 Chic 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:23.99
2005 Sleeping Indian 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:24.68
2006 Welsh Emperor 7 Jamie Spencer Tom Tate 1:26.76
2007 Red Evie 4 Jamie Spencer Michael Bell 1:26.09
2008 Paco Boy 3 Ryan Moore Richard Hannon 1:24.35
2009 Balthazaar's Gift 6 Philip Robinson Clive Cox 1:25.31

Earlier winners

  • 1950 - Hyperbole
  • 1951 - La Valeuse
  • 1952 - Agitator
  • 1953 - Olga
  • 1954 - Tip the Bottle
  • 1955 - Princely Gift
  • 1956 - High Bhan
  • 1957 - Picture Light
  • 1958 - Lovestone
  • 1959 - Agile
  • 1960 - Fagus
  • 1961 - Eagle
  • 1962 - Romulus
  • 1963 - Dunce Cap
  • 1964 - Derring-Do
  • 1965 - Roan Rocket
  • 1966 - Silly Season
  • 1967 - St. Chad
  • 1968 - Jimmy Reppin
  • 1969 - Jimmy Reppin
  • 1970 - Zingari
  • 1971 - Welsh Pageant
  • 1972 - Home Guard
  • 1973 - Brook
  • 1974 - Pitcairn
  • 1975 - Court Chad
  • 1976 - Ardoon
  • 1977 - He Loves Me
  • 1978 - Tannenberg

* The 1949 winner Star King was later exported to Australia and renamed Star Kingdom.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Hungerford Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 146. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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