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Oak Tree Stakes

Group 3 race
Oak Tree Stakes
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1980
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 9 lb (3yo);
9 st 2 lb (4yo+)
8 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 £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The Oak Tree 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 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

The event was established in 1980, and it was initially called the "New Stand Stakes". This was to commemorate the opening of a new grandstand at Goodwood by Queen Elizabeth II. The following year it was named the "Royal Wedding Day Stakes", as it took place on the same day as the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana.

The race was given its present title in 1982. It is named after the Oak Tree Racing Association which operates at Santa Anita Park in California. This racecourse is closely associated with Goodwood, and it stages a Grade I event called the Goodwood Stakes.

For a period the Oak Tree Stakes was classed at Listed level, and it was then promoted to Group 3 status in 2004. It is now held on the penultimate day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.



Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Steve CauthenFenny Rough (1983), Ever Genial (1985), Gayane (1987), Alidiva (1990)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Henry CecilChalon (1982), Ever Genial (1985), Gayane (1987), Alidiva (1990), Selfish (1999)







1980 Trevita 3 Paul Cook Harry Thomson Jones
1981 Star Pastures 3 Brian Taylor Jeremy Hindley
1982 Chalon 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983 Fenny Rough 3 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1984 Brocade 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1985 Ever Genial 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1986 Royal Loft 3 Ray Cochrane William Jarvis 1:28.51
1987 Gayane 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:26.77
1988 Ohsomellow 3 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 1:30.35
1989 Kerita 3 Pat Eddery Fulke Johnson Houghton 1:27.90
1990 Alidiva 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:25.60
1991 Himiko 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:27.51
1992 Storm Dove 3 Paul Eddery Roger Charlton 1:25.67
1993 Moon Over Miami 3 John Reid Charlie James 1:30.24
1994 Blue Siren 3 Michael Hills Ian Balding 1:26.45
1995 Brief Glimpse 3 Michael Hills David Chappell 1:23.88
1996 Thrilling Day 3 David Harrison Neil Graham 1:26.07
1997 Dazzle 3 John Reid Michael Stoute 1:27.63
1998 Beraysim 3 Frankie Dettori Michael Jarvis 1:27.46
1999 Selfish 5 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:24.41
2000 Danceabout 3 Kevin Darley Geoff Wragg 1:27.62
2001 Mauri Moon 3 Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg 1:26.13
2002 Desert Alchemy 3 Seb Sanders Amanda Perrett 1:25.25
2003 Tantina 3 Richard Hughes Barry Hills 1:26.82
2004 Phantom Wind 3 Steve Drowne John Gosden 1:26.10
2005 Majestic Desert 4 Ted Durcan Mick Channon 1:27.25
2006 Red Evie 3 Frankie Dettori Michael Bell 1:24.94
2007 Wake Up Maggie 4 George Baker Chris Wall 1:25.48
2008 Visit 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:26.02
2009 Summer Fete 3 Richard Mullen Bryan Smart 1:26.08


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Oak Tree Stakes (2009).

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