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Lowther Stakes

Group 2 race
Lowther Stakes
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated 1946
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Jaguar Cars
Website York
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight 8 st 12 lb
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

The Lowther Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at York over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event was established in 1946, and it was named in memory of Hugh Lowther (1857–1944), the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. It is presently contested on day three of York's four-day Ebor Festival meeting. The leading horses from the race sometimes go on to compete in the Cheveley Park Stakes.

There was previously a different event called the Lowther Stakes which used to be held at Newmarket. This was a middle-distance race open to horses aged three or older. Its winners included Bay Ronald (1896), Bayardo (1909) and Gay Crusader (1917).

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Harry Carr – Woodflower (1947), Gamble in Gold (1950), Dunce Cap (1962)
  • Ron Hutchinson – Kathy Too (1960), La Tendresse (1961), Sovereign (1967)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Paddy Prendergast – Royal Duchy (1952), Kathy Too (1960), La Tendresse (1961), Pourparler (1963)
  • Harry Thomson JonesOur Betters (1954), Icena (1976), Devon Ditty (1978), Al Bahathri (1984)
  • Richard HannonEnstone Spark (1977), Only Yours (1990), Niche (1992), Infamous Angel (2008)
  • Sir Michael StouteCircus Ring (1981), Dance Sequence (1995), Enthused (2000), Russian Rhythm (2002)
  • Mick ChannonBint Allayl (1998), Queen's Logic (2001), Flashy Wings (2005), Nahoodh (2007)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1979 Mrs Penny John Matthias Ian Balding
1980 Kittyhawk Lester Piggott Dick Hern
1981 Circus Ring Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:14.10
1982 Habibti Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:13.00
1983 Prickle Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 1:12.20
1984 Al Bahathri Tony Murray Harry Thomson Jones 1:10.80
1985 Kingscote Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1986 Polonia John Reid Jim Bolger 1:10.99
1987 Ela Romara Paul Eddery Geoff Wragg 1:14.06
1988 Miss Demure Michael Roberts Robert Armstrong 1:12.84
1989 Dead Certain Steve Cauthen David Elsworth 1:11.54
1990 Only Yours Bruce Raymond Richard Hannon 1:10.68
1991 Culture Vulture Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:12.44
1992 Niche Lester Piggott Richard Hannon 1:11.61
1993 Velvet Moon Alan Munro Paul Cole 1:11.82
1994 Harayir Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:11.14
1995 Dance Sequence Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:11.59
1996 Bianca Nera Kevin Darley David Loder 1:10.54
1997 Cape Verdi John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:12.48
1998 Bint Allayl Michael Kinane Mick Channon 1:10.92
1999 Jemima Lindsay Charnock Tim Easterby 1:14.83
2000 Enthused Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute 1:12.72
2001 Queen's Logic Steve Drowne Mick Channon 1:11.01
2002 Russian Rhythm Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:11.05
2003 Carry on Katie Frankie Dettori Jeremy Noseda 1:10.67
2004 Soar Johnny Murtagh James Fanshawe 1:15.90
2005 Flashy Wings Ted Durcan Mick Channon 1:10.14
2006 Silk Blossom Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:14.82
2007 Nahoodh Jamie Spencer Mick Channon 1:12.62
2008 Infamous Angel [1] Eddie Ahern Richard Hannon 1:11.65
2009 Lady of the Desert Martin Dwyer Brian Meehan 1:09.34

1 The 2008 running took place at Newmarket.

Earlier winners

  • 1946 - Southernwood
  • 1947 - Woodflower
  • 1948 - Shard Bridge
  • 1949 - Corejada
  • 1950 - Gamble in Gold
  • 1951 - Constantia
  • 1952 - Royal Duchy
  • 1953 - Crimson
  • 1954 - Our Betters
  • 1955 - La Fresnes
  • 1956 - Pharsalia
  • 1957 - Liberal Lady
  • 1958 - Fortune's Darling
  • 1959 - Queensberry
  • 1960 - Kathy Too
  • 1961 - La Tendresse
  • 1962 - Dunce Cap
  • 1963 - Pourparler
  • 1964 - Pugnacity
  • 1965 - Reet Lass
  • 1966 - Pia
  • 1967 - Sovereign
  • 1968 - Flying Legs
  • 1969 - Humble Duty
  • 1970 - Cawston's Pride
  • 1971 - Rose Dubarry
  • 1972 - Regardia
  • 1973 - Bitty Girl
  • 1974 - Cry of Truth
  • 1975 - Pasty
  • 1976 - Icena
  • 1978 - Devon Ditty


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Lowther Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 160. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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