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Molecomb Stakes

Group 3 race
Molecomb Stakes
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1829
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Betfair
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 5f (1,006 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £60,000 (2009)
1st: £34,062

The Molecomb Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

The event was established in 1829, and it was named after a part of the Goodwood Estate. It was originally open to two-year-olds of either gender, but in 1932 it was restricted to fillies only. It was reopened to colts and geldings in 1981. The Molecomb Stakes is presently contested on day one of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (8 wins):

  • Lester PiggottAbelia (1957), Smooth (1966), Flying Legs (1968), Lady Rowley (1974), Hayloft (1975), Marwell (1980), Prowess Prince (1981), Precocious (1983)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • John Barham Day – Waresti (1834), Grey Momus (1837), Wapiti (1838), Crucifix (1839), The Ugly Buck (1843), Nutbourne (1844), Elmsthorpe (1852)
  • John PorterRed Hazard (1877), St. Blaise (1882), Luminary (1884), Freedom (1886), Friar's Balsam (1887), La Fleche (1891), Rampion (1895)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1980 Marwell Lester Piggott Michael Stoute
1981 Prowess Prince Lester Piggott Eric Eldin
1982 Kafu Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1983 Precocious Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984 Absent Chimes Philip Robinson David Thom
1985 Hotbee Tyrone Williams John Bridger
1986 Gemini Fire Steve Cauthen Paul Felgate 1:01.15
1987 Classic Ruler John Reid Charlie Nelson 0:59.33
1988 Almost Blue John Carroll Jack Berry 1:01.16
1989 Haunting Beauty Pat Eddery Jimmy Etherington 1:00.15
1990 Poets Cove [1] John Reid Wally Carter 0:57.53
1991 Sahara Star John Reid Michael Stoute 0:59.14
1992 Millyant Michael Roberts Rae Guest 0:57.58
1993 Risky Walter Swinburn Richard Hannon 1:00.77
1994 Hoh Magic Michael Hills Michael Bell 0:57.75
1995 Almaty Kevin Darley Con Collins 0:58.17
1996 Carmine Lake John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 0:58.32
1997 Lady Alexander Pat Shanahan Con Collins 1:00.12
1998 Inya Lake Richard Quinn Mick Channon 0:59.96
1999 Misty Miss John Egan David Evans 0:58.37
2000 Misty Eyed Lee Newman Nerys Dutfield 0:58.48
2001 Whitbarrow Basil Marcus Rod Millman 0:58.25
2002 Wunders Dream Michael Fenton James Given 0:58.28
2003 Majestic Missile Michael Hills William Haggas 0:58.83
2004 Tournedos Ted Durcan Mick Channon 0:58.54
2005 Strike Up the Band Adrian Nicholls David Nicholls 0:58.36
2006 Enticing Michael Hills William Haggas 0:59.19
2007 Fleeting Spirit Johnny Murtagh Jeremy Noseda 0:57.96
2008 Finjaan Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 0:57.88
2009 Monsieur Chevalier Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 0:58.24

1 Jimmy Barnie finished first in 1990, but he was relegated to fourth place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1829 - Convert
  • 1830 - filly by Emilius
  • 1831–32 - no race
  • 1833 - Defensive
  • 1834 - Waresti
  • 1835 - Elis
  • 1836 - Defender
  • 1837 - Grey Momus
  • 1838 - Wapiti
  • 1840 - Decision
  • 1841 - Barrier
  • 1842 - The Caster
  • 1843 - The Ugly Buck
  • 1844 - Nutbourne
  • 1845 - Sting
  • 1846 - Planet
  • 1847 - Glendower
  • 1848 - Mr Milner
  • 1849 - William the Conqueror
  • 1850 - Teddington
  • 1851 - Glenluce
  • 1852 - Elmsthorpe
  • 1853 - Andover
  • 1854 - Polydore
  • 1855 - Enchanter
  • 1856 - Lambourn
  • 1857 - The Lord of Lorn
  • 1858 - Merryman
  • 1859 - Buccaneer
  • 1860 - Diophantus
  • 1861 - Ace of Clubs
  • 1862 - colt by Lord of the Isles
  • 1863 - Fille de l'Air
  • 1864 - Koenig
  • 1865 - The Student
  • 1866 - Marksman
  • 1867 - Banditto
  • 1868 - Belladrum
  • 1869 - Mantilla
  • 1870 - General
  • 1871 - Vanderdecken
  • 1872 - Somerset
  • 1873 - Packington
  • 1874 - Craig Millar
  • 1875 - Red Cross Knight
  • 1876 - Shillelagh
  • 1877 - Red Hazard
  • 1878 - colt by Cambuscan
  • 1879 - Brotherhood
  • 1880 - Paw Paw
  • 1881 - Adrastus
  • 1882 - St. Blaise
  • 1883 - La Trappe
  • 1884 - Luminary
  • 1885 - The Devil to Pay
  • 1886 - Freedom
  • 1887 - Friar's Balsam
  • 1888 - Seclusion
  • 1889 - Le Nord
  • 1890 - Cleator
  • 1891 - La Fleche
  • 1892 - Harbinger
  • 1893 - La Nievre
  • 1894 - Bentworth
  • 1895 - Rampion
  • 1896 - Galtee More
  • 1897 - Royal Footstep
  • 1898 - Vara
  • 1899 - O'Donovan Rossa
  • 1900 - Princess Melton
  • 1901 - filly by Melton
  • 1902 - Quintessence
  • 1903 - Islesman
  • 1904 - Vedas
  • 1905 - Colonia
  • 1906 - My Pet II
  • 1907 - Sea King
  • 1908 - Perdiccas
  • 1909 - Tressady
  • 1910 - Beaurepaire
  • 1911 - White Star
  • 1912 - Rock Flint
  • 1913 - Black Jester
  • 1914 - Redfern
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1920 - Trash
  • 1921 - Lembach
  • 1922 - Town Guard
  • 1924 - Priory Park
  • 1925 - Review Order
  • 1926 - Shian Mor
  • 1927 - Black Watch
  • 1928 - Belle Mere
  • 1929 - Diolite
  • 1930 - Jacopo
  • 1931 - Safe Return
  • 1932 - Betty
  • 1933 - Light Brocade
  • 1934 - La Gaiete
  • 1935 - Crosspatch
  • 1936 - Bright Beam
  • 1937 - Ann of Austria
  • 1938 - Money Down
  • 1939 - Allure
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1941 - Feberion *
  • 1942–45 - no race
  • 1946 - Rule Britannia
  • 1947 - Phaetonia
  • 1948 - Integrity
  • 1949 - Diableretta
  • 1950 - Crawley Beauty
  • 1951 - Tayeh
  • 1952 - Tessa Gillian
  • 1953 - Urshalim
  • 1954 - Brave Venture
  • 1955 - Palariva
  • 1956 - Pharsalia
  • 1957 - Abelia
  • 1958 - Krakenwake
  • 1959 - Queensberry
  • 1960 - Cynara
  • 1961 - La Tendresse
  • 1962 - Royal Indiscretion
  • 1963 - Crimea II
  • 1964 - Regal Pink
  • 1965 - Reet Lass
  • 1966 - Smooth
  • 1967 - Lowna
  • 1968 - Flying Legs
  • 1969 - Mange Tout
  • 1970 - Cawston's Pride
  • 1971 - Pert Lassie
  • 1972 - Miss Slip
  • 1973 - Bitty Girl
  • 1974 - Lady Rowley
  • 1975 - Hayloft
  • 1976 - Be Easy
  • 1977 - Hatta
  • 1978 - Greenland Park
  • 1979 - Keep Off

* The 1941 running took place at Newmarket.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Molecomb Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 141. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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