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Musidora Stakes

Group 3 race
Musidora Stakes
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated 1961
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Tattersalls
Website York
Race information
Distance 1m 2f 88y (2,092 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 8 st 12 lb
Penalties
4 lb for Group 1 winners *
4 lb for Group 2 winners *
* at 7 furlongs or over
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The Musidora Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at York over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards (2,092 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was established in 1961, and it was named in honour of Musidora, a Yorkshire-trained winner of both the 1,000 Guineas and the Epsom Oaks in 1949. The Musidora Stakes serves as a trial for the latter race, and six fillies have won both events. The most recent to achieve this was Sariska in 2009.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Steve CauthenLast Feather (1982), Fatah Flare (1985), Indian Skimmer (1987), Diminuendo (1988), Snow Bride (1989)

Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • Henry CecilFatah Flare (1985), Indian Skimmer (1987), Diminuendo (1988), Snow Bride (1989), All at Sea (1992), Magnificient Style (1996), Reams of Verse (1997), Passage of Time (2007), Aviate (2010)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1979 Rimosa's Pet Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1980 Bireme Willie Carson Dick Hern
1981 Condessa Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger
1982 Last Feather Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1983 Give Thanks Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger
1984 Optimistic Lass Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1985 Fatah Flare Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1986 Rejuvenate Brent Thomson Barry Hills 2:13.29
1987 Indian Skimmer Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:12.57
1988 Diminuendo Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:11.46
1989 Snow Bride Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:08.25
1990 In the Groove Ray Cochrane David Elsworth 2:09.80
1991 Gussy Marlowe Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 2:12.23
1992 All at Sea Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 2:18.78
1993 Marillette Pat Eddery John Gosden 2:15.69
1994 Hawajiss Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:10.79
1995 Pure Grain John Reid Michael Stoute 2:11.59
1996 Magnificient Style Michael Kinane Henry Cecil 2:11.45
1997 Reams of Verse Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 2:11.81
1998 Bahr Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:16.22
1999 Zahrat Dubai Michael Kinane Saeed bin Suroor 2:15.34
2000 Kalypso Katie Michael Kinane Jeremy Noseda 2:12.32
2001 Time Away Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:09.71
2002 Islington Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2:09.11
2003 Cassis Pat Eddery Jeremy Noseda 2:09.08
2004 Punctilious Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:22.33
2005 Secret History Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 2:19.43
2006 Short Skirt Michael Kinane Sir Michael Stoute 2:15.63
2007 Passage of Time Richard Hughes Henry Cecil 2:11.78
2008 Lush Lashes Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 2:09.78
2009 Sariska Jamie Spencer Michael Bell 2:11.41
2010 Aviate Eddie Ahern Henry Cecil 2:09.14

Earlier winners

  • 1961 - Ambergris
  • 1962 - Fool's Gold
  • 1964 - Ela Marita
  • 1965 - Arctic Melody
  • 1966 - Orabella II
  • 1967 - Palatch
  • 1968 - Exchange
  • 1969 - Lovers Lane
  • 1970 - Whitefoot
  • 1971 - Catherine Wheel
  • 1972 - Jakomima
  • 1973 - Where You Lead
  • 1974 - Escorial
  • 1975 - Moonlight Night
  • 1976 - Everything Nice
  • 1977 - Triple First
  • 1978 - Princess of Man


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Musidora Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 41. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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