Oh So Sharp Stakes
|Group 3 race|
|Oh So Sharp Stakes|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||7f (1,408 metres)|
|Weight||8 st 12 lb|
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
The Oh So Sharp Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.
The event is named in honour of Oh So Sharp, a successful filly trained at Newmarket in the mid 1980s. She won the fillies' version of the Triple Crown in 1985. The race was given Listed status in 1993, and it was promoted to Group 3 level in 2007.
The Oh So Sharp Stakes is now held on the second day of Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting. It is currently sponsored by Shadwell, and its full title includes the name of Sakhee, a Shadwell stallion.
Leading jockey since 1987 (4 wins):
- Richard Hills – Hiwaya (1994), Sarayir (1996), Khulood (2002), Tabassum (2009)
Leading trainer since 1987 (5 wins):
- Sir Michael Stoute – Arsaan (1988), Dartrey (1990), Lilium (2000), Top Romance (2003), Tabassum (2009)
Winners since 1987
|1987||Intimate Guest||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:27.35|
|1988||Arsaan||Tony Kimberley||Michael Stoute||1:28.20|
|1989||Va Toujours||Mark Rimmer||Hugh Collingridge||1:25.44|
|1990||Dartrey||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:25.56|
|1991||Rose Indien||Tony Cruz||Mohammed Moubarak||1:24.21|
|1992||Yawl||Darryll Holland||Barry Hills||1:28.98|
|1993||Bulaxie||Willie Carson||John Dunlop||1:31.98|
|1994||Hiwaya||Richard Hills||Harry Thomson Jones||1:29.07|
|1995||Ruznama||Willie Carson||Barry Hills||1:25.33|
|1996||Sarayir||Richard Hills||Dick Hern||1:24.05|
|1997||Name of Love||Kieren Fallon||David Loder||1:24.22|
|1998||Smittenby||Simon Whitworth||Nerys Dutfield||1:27.74|
|1999||Agrippina||Pat Eddery||Alan Bailey||1:29.14|
|2000||Lilium||Jimmy Fortune||Sir Michael Stoute||1:26.47|
|2001||Protectress||Richard Quinn||Henry Cecil||1:26.61|
|2002||Khulood||Richard Hills||John Dunlop||1:23.02|
|2003||Top Romance||Jamie Spencer||Sir Michael Stoute||1:24.22|
|2004||Penkenna Princess||Paul Hanagan||Ralph Beckett||1:26.22|
|2005||Race for the Stars||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||1:25.47|
|2006||Selinka||Ryan Moore||Richard Hannon||1:28.28|
|2007||Raymi Coya||Kerrin McEvoy||Marco Botti||1:27.51|
|2008||Souter's Sister||Jimmy Fortune||Richard Hannon||1:22.47|
|2009||Tabassum||Richard Hills||Sir Michael Stoute||1:23.90|
- galopp-sieger.de – Oh So Sharp Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Oh So Sharp Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Oh So Sharp Stakes – Newmarket.