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John of Gaunt Stakes

Group 3 race
John of Gaunt Stakes
Location Haydock Park
Haydock, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Timeform
Website Haydock Park
Race information
Distance 7f 30y (1,436 metres)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
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 *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £70,000 (2009)
1st: £39,739

The John of Gaunt 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 Haydock Park over a distance of 7 furlongs and 30 yards (1,436 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May or early June.

The event is named after John of Gaunt, the 1st Duke of Lancaster, who lived in the 14th century. It was formerly open to horses aged three or older, and it used to be classed at Listed level. The minimum age was raised to four in 1998, and the race was promoted to Group 3 status in 2008. Since 2009 the race has been sponsored by the Timeform organisation and run under the title of the Timeform Jury Stakes.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse since 1976 (2 wins):

  • Warningford – 1999, 2002
  • Main Aim - 2009, 2010

Leading jockey since 1988 (3 wins):

  • Ryan MooreMajor Cadeaux (2008), Main Aim (2009,2010)

Leading trainer since 1988 (4 wins):

  • John GosdenMutakddim (1995), Decorated Hero (1997), Mount Abu (2001), Sleeping Indian (2005)

Winners since 1988

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1988 Wantage Park 4 Philip Robinson Mick Ryan 1:30.54
1989 Weldnaas 3 Shaun Keightley Ben Hanbury 1:29.43
1990 Palace Street 3 John Williams Toby Balding 1:32.94
1991 Swordsmith 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:29.30
1992 Norton Challenger 5 Mark Birch Peter Easterby 1:30.31
1993 Celestial Key 3 Gary Carter Steve Norton 1:31.96
1994 Eurolink Thunder 4 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 1:32.24
1995 Mutakddim 4 Gary Hind John Gosden 1:28.39
1996 Inzar 4 Richard Hills Paul Cole 1:33.79
1997 Decorated Hero 5 Gary Hind John Gosden 1:29.74
1998 Nigrasine 4 Jason Weaver Les Eyre 1:29.10
1999 Warningford 5 Oscar Urbina James Fanshawe 1:30.30
2000 Pulau Tioman [1] 4 Michael Roberts Michael Jarvis 1:33.50
2001 Mount Abu 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:31.27
2002 Warningford 8 Oscar Urbina James Fanshawe 1:34.67
2003 With Reason 5 John Egan David Loder 1:29.34
2004 Suggestive 6 Michael Hills William Haggas 1:29.57
2005 Sleeping Indian 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:30.11
2006 Quito 9 Tony Culhane David Chapman 1:29.65
2007 Mine 9 Richard Quinn James Bethell 1:28.88
2008 Major Cadeaux 4 Ryan Moore Richard Hannon 1:29.98
2009 Main Aim 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:30.42
2010 Main Aim 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:33.69

1 One Won One finished first in 2000, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

Earlier winners

  • 1976 - Record Token
  • 1977 - Gwent
  • 1978 - Persian Bold
  • 1979 - Borzoi
  • 1980 - Hard Fought
  • 1981 - Last Fandango
  • 1982 - Indian King
  • 1983 - no race
  • 1984 - Mr Meeka
  • 1985 - Sarab
  • 1986 - Firm Landing
  • 1987 - Linda's Magic


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – John of Gaunt Stakes (2009).

See also



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