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Nassau Stakes

Group 1 race
Nassau Stakes
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1840
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Blue Square
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 1m 1f 192y (1,986 m)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 5 lb (4yo+)
Purse £200,000 (2009)
1st: £113,540

The Nassau Stakes is a Group 1 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, 1 furlong and 192 yards (1,986 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

The event was named in recognition of the friendship between the 5th Duke of Richmond, who owned Goodwood Racecourse, and the House of Orange-Nassau. It was established in 1840, and it was originally restricted to three-year-old fillies only. During the first part of its history it was contested over 1 mile, and this was extended to 1½ miles in 1900. The present distance, about 1¼ miles, was introduced in 1911.

The Nassau Stakes was opened to fillies and mares aged four or older in 1975. For a period it was classed at Group 2 level, and it was then promoted to its current status, Group 1, in 1999. It is now held on the final day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Roussalka – 1975, 1976
  • Ruby Tiger – 1991, 1992

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Nat FlatmanDil-bar (1842), Mania (1843), Clementina (1847), Clarissa (1849), Hirsuta (1852), Cantine (1859)
  • Sir Gordon RichardsSolfatara (1933), Coppelia (1935), Barrowby Gem (1936), Goblet (1948), Jet Plane (1949), Sea Parrot (1951)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Alec Taylor, Jr.Maid of the Mist (1909), First Spear (1914), Pompadour (1921), Concertina (1923), Saucy Sue (1925), Foliation (1926), Book Law (1927)
  • Sir Michael StouteTriple First (1977), Optimistic Lass (1984), Kartajana (1990), Hawajiss (1994), Islington (2002), Russian Rhythm (2003), Favourable Terms (2004)

Leading owner (7 wins):

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Vielle 3 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Tom Blackwell
1981 Go Leasing 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood W. Norton
1982 Dancing Rocks 3 Pat Eddery Harry Wragg Sir Philip Oppenheimer
1983 Acclimatise 3 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Jocelyn Hambro 2:08.80
1984 Optimistic Lass 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:11.90
1985 Free Guest 4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani Fittocks Stud
1986 Park Express 3 John Reid Jim Bolger Paddy Burns 2:08.40
1987 Nom de Plume 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.08
1988 Ela Romara 3 Pat Eddery Geoff Wragg Exors of Eric Moller 2:10.36
1989 Mamaluna 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou 2:06.88
1990 Kartajana 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:04.96
1991 Ruby Tiger 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker 2:08.71
1992 Ruby Tiger 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker 2:07.78
1993 Lyphard's Delta 3 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil Saud bin Khaled 2:11.93
1994 Hawajiss 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:06.17
1995 Caramba 3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon 7th Earl of Carnarvon 2:08.65
1996 Last Second 3 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Faisal Salman 2:07.45
1997 Ryafan 3 Michael Hills John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:05.56
1998 Alborada 3 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Kirsten Rausing 2:08.01
1999 Zahrat Dubai 3 Gary Stevens Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:05.56
2000 Crimplene 3 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain Marwan Al Maktoum 2:05.30
2001 Lailani 3 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:07.12
2002 Islington 3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Exors of Lord Weinstock 2:04.69
2003 Russian Rhythm 3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 2:04.80
2004 Favourable Terms 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:05.70
2005 Alexander Goldrun 4 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Miriam O'Callaghan 2:08.02
2006 Ouija Board 5 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:04.47
2007 Peeping Fawn 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 2:04.53
2008 Halfway to Heaven 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 2:09.73
2009 Midday 3 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:09.42

Earlier winners

  • 1840 - Rosa Bianca
  • 1841 - Scarf
  • 1842 - Dil-bar
  • 1843 - Mania
  • 1844 - All Round My Hat
  • 1845 - Refraction
  • 1846 - Princess Alice
  • 1847 - Clementina
  • 1848 - Canezou
  • 1849 - Clarissa
  • 1850 - Nutmeg
  • 1851 - Anspach
  • 1852 - Hirsuta
  • 1853 - Mayfair
  • 1854 - Virago
  • 1855 - Instructress
  • 1856 - Mincepie
  • 1857 - Beechnut
  • 1858 - Go-ahead
  • 1859 - Cantine
  • 1860 - Provision
  • 1861 - Pardalote
  • 1862 - Bertha
  • 1863 - Fantail
  • 1864 - Bradamante
  • 1865 - Peeress
  • 1866 - Hebe
  • 1867 - The Duchess
  • 1868 - Leonie
  • 1869 - Morna
  • 1870 - Agility
  • 1871 - Lady Atholstone
  • 1872 - Maid of Perth
  • 1873 - Albani
  • 1874 - Aventuriere
  • 1875 - Spinaway
  • 1876 - Zee
  • 1877 - Lady Golightly
  • 1878 - Eau de Vie
  • 1879 - Reconciliation
  • 1880 - Muriel
  • 1881 - Thebais
  • 1882 - St. Marguerite
  • 1883 - Spectre
  • 1884 - Sandiway
  • 1885 - Armida
  • 1886 - Miss Jummy
  • 1887 - Maize
  • 1888 - Zanzibar
  • 1889 - Wrinkle
  • 1890 - Memoir
  • 1891 - Haute Saone
  • 1892 - La Fleche
  • 1893 - Harfleur II
  • 1894 - Throstle
  • 1895 - Butterfly
  • 1896 - Miss Fraser
  • 1897 - Perce Neige
  • 1898 - Chinook
  • 1899 - Saint Lundi
  • 1900 - Merry Gal
  • 1901 - Royal Summons
  • 1903 - Red Lily
  • 1905 - Cherry Lass
  • 1906 - Glasconbury
  • 1907 - Altitude
  • 1908 - Siberia
  • 1909 - Maid of the Mist
  • 1910 - Winkipop
  • 1911 - Hair Trigger II
  • 1912 - Belleisle
  • 1913 - Arda
  • 1914 - First Spear
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Keysoe
  • 1920 - Most Beautiful
  • 1921 - Pompadour
  • 1922 - Selene
  • 1923 - Concertina
  • 1924 - Straitlace
  • 1925 - Saucy Sue
  • 1926 - Foliation
  • 1927 - Book Law
  • 1928 - La Sologne
  • 1929 - Nuwara Eliya
  • 1930 - Quinine
  • 1931 - Suze
  • 1932 - Ada Dear
  • 1933 - Solfatara
  • 1934 - Zelina
  • 1935 - Coppelia
  • 1936 - Barrowby Gem
  • 1937 - First Flight
  • 1938 - Valedah
  • 1939 - Olein
  • 1940–45 - no race
  • 1946 - Wayward Belle
  • 1947 - Wild Child
  • 1948 - Goblet
  • 1949 - Jet Plane
  • 1950 - Flying Slipper
  • 1951 - Sea Parrot
  • 1952 - Hortentia
  • 1953 - Happy Laughter
  • 1954 - Key
  • 1955 - Reel In
  • 1956 - Dilettante
  • 1957 - Swallowswift
  • 1958 - Darlene
  • 1959 - Crystal Palace
  • 1960 - Desert Beauty
  • 1961 - Rachel
  • 1962 - Nortia
  • 1963 - Spree
  • 1964 - Cracker
  • 1965 - Aunt Edith
  • 1966 - Haymaking
  • 1967 - Fair Winter
  • 1968 - Hill Shade
  • 1969 - Lucyrowe
  • 1970 - Pulchra
  • 1971 - Catherine Wheel
  • 1972 - Crespinall
  • 1973 - Cheveley Princess
  • 1974 - Mil's Bomb
  • 1975 - Roussalka
  • 1976 - Roussalka
  • 1977 - Triple First
  • 1978 - Cistus
  • 1979 - Connaught Bridge


References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 144. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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