Oak Tree Stakes
|Group 3 race|
|Oak Tree Stakes|
W. Sussex, England
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||7f (1,408 metres)|
|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)
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 Cauthen – Fenny Rough (1983), Ever Genial (1985), Gayane (1987), Alidiva (1990)
Leading trainer (5 wins):
- Henry Cecil – Chalon (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|
- galopp-sieger.de – Oak Tree Stakes.
- goodwood.co.uk – Goodwood Media Guide (2009).
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Oak Tree Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Oak Tree Stakes – Goodwood.