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Lillie Langtry Stakes

Group 3 race
Lillie Langtry Stakes
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 2003
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Moët Hennessy
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 1m 6f (2,816 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 6 lb (3yo);
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £70,000 (2009)
1st: £39,739

The Lillie Langtry Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs (2,816 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

The event was established in 2003, and the inaugural running was titled the "Gladness Stakes". This was classed at Listed level, and the following year it was promoted to Group 3 status. Simultaneously the race was renamed the "Lily Langtry Stakes", and this was altered to the current spelling in 2005. It is named after Lillie Langtry, a British actress who was a mistress of King Edward VII.

The Lillie Langtry Stakes has been sponsored by Moët Hennessy since 2008, and it is now run as the "Moët Hennessy Fillies' Stakes". The race is presently held on day three of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.



Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Tartouche – 2005, 2006

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Seb SandersMoments of Joy (2003), Tartouche (2005, 2006)

Leading trainer (2 wins):

  • Lady Herries – Tartouche (2005, 2006)







2003 Moments of Joy 3 Seb Sanders Rae Guest 3:02.77
2004 Astrocharm 5 Neil Callan Mark Tompkins 3:00.27
2005 Tartouche 4 Seb Sanders Lady Herries 3:07.81
2006 Tartouche 5 Seb Sanders Lady Herries 3:00.70
2007 Hi Calypso 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:02.47
2008 Gravitation 3 Alan Munro William Jarvis 3:04.67
2009 Sevenna 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil 3:06.55


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Lillie Langtry Stakes (2009).

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