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John Porter Stakes

Group 3 race
John Porter Stakes
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated 1928
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Dubai Duty Free
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance 1m 4f 5y (2,419 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 11 lb (4yo);
8 st 12 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* at 1 mile or over
since August 31 last year
Purse £65,000 (2010)
1st: £36,901

The John Porter Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to Thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Newbury over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 5 yards (2,419 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in April.

The event is named in honour of John Porter (1838–1922), a highly successful trainer and a founder of Newbury Racecourse in 1905. It was established in 1928, and it was originally open to horses aged three or older. The minimum age was raised to four in 1949.

The John Porter Stakes is now sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, and its sponsored title currently promotes the company's Finest Surprise lottery.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Pat EdderyRock Hopper (1991), Saddlers' Hall (1992), Right Win (1994), Sadian (1999), Lucido (2001)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteRock Hopper (1991), Saddlers' Hall (1992), Whitewater Affair (1997), Maraahel (2007), Harbinger (2010)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1980 Niniski 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:31.07
1981 Pelerin 4 Brian Taylor Harry Wragg 2:44.30
1982 Glint of Gold 4 John Matthias Ian Balding 2:31.85
1983 Diamond Shoal 4 Steve Cauthen Ian Balding 2:40.40
1984 Gay Lemur 4 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs
1985 Jupiter Island 6 Greville Starkey Clive Brittain
1986 Lemhill 4 Ray Cochrane Michael Blanshard 2:47.35
1987 Rakaposhi King 5 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:54.62
1988 Alwasmi 4 Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones 2:37.39
1989 Unfuwain 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:40.85
1990 Brush Aside 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:33.73
1991 Rock Hopper 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:32.90
1992 Saddlers' Hall 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:41.70
1993 Linpac West 7 Frankie Dettori John Spearing 2:41.92
1994 Right Win 4 Pat Eddery Richard Hannon 2:43.99
1995 Strategic Choice 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:32.36
1996 Spout 4 Tim Sprake Roger Charlton 2:38.80
1997 Whitewater Affair 4 Olivier Peslier Michael Stoute 2:35.63
1998 Posidonas 6 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:50.65
1999 Sadian 4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:31.21
2000 Yavana's Pace [1] 8 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 2:45.86
2001 Lucido 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:43.23
2002 Zindabad 6 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 2:30.64
2003 Warrsan 5 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain 2:32.32
2004 Dubai Success 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills 2:35.54
2005 Day Flight 4 Richard Hughes John Gosden 2:40.22
2006 Mubtaker 9 Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 2:33.18
2007 Maraahel 6 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 2:36.83
2008 Royal and Regal 4 Neil Callan Michael Jarvis 2:43.19
2009 Enroller 4 Martin Dwyer Willie Muir 2:42.78
2010 Harbinger 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:30.58

1 The 2000 edition was run at Haydock Park over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 200 yards.

Earlier winners

  • 1928 – Ox and Ass
  • 1929 – Silver Hussar
  • 1930 – Wedding Favour
  • 1931 – Birthday Book
  • 1932 – Corn Belt
  • 1933 – Sarum
  • 1934 – Felicitation
  • 1935 – Night Owl
  • 1936 – St. Botolph
  • 1937 – Haulfryn
  • 1938 – Fair Copy
  • 1939–40 – no race
  • 1941 – Ruscus
  • 1942–48 – no race
  • 1949 – Solar Slipper
  • 1950 – Native Heath
  • 1951 – no race
  • 1952 – Neron
  • 1954 – Harwin
  • 1955 – Entente Cordiale
  • 1956 – Acropolis
  • 1957 – China Rock
  • 1958 – Doutelle
  • 1959 – Cutter
  • 1960 – Aggressor
  • 1961 – High Perch
  • 1962 – Hot Brandy
  • 1963 – Peter Jones
  • 1964 – Royal Avenue
  • 1965 – Soderini
  • 1966 – no race
  • 1968 – Fortissimo
  • 1969 – Crozier
  • 1970 – Torpid
  • 1971 – Meadowville
  • 1972 – Rock Roi
  • 1974 – Freefoot
  • 1975 – Salado
  • 1976 – Quiet Fling
  • 1977 – Decent Fellow
  • 1978 – Orchestra
  • 1979 – Icelandic


See also

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 15. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 



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