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Ormonde Stakes

Group 3 race
Ormonde Stakes
Location Chester Racecourse
Chester, England
Inaugurated 1936
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Betchronicle
Website Chester
Race information
Distance 1m 5f 89y (2,697 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £75,000 (2009)
1st: £42,578

The Ormonde Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Chester over a distance of 1 mile, 5 furlongs and 89 yards (2,697 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

It is named after the highly-acclaimed racehorse Ormonde (foaled 1883), who was bred nearby to Chester at Eaton Hall. The earliest event known as the Ormonde Stakes was a race for two-year-olds contested over 5 furlongs. The present version, which was initially open to horses aged three or older, was established in 1936. For a brief period, from 1955 to 1957, it was restricted to three-year-olds only, and it was run over a shorter distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 10 yards. It is now confined to older horses, and it sometimes serves as a trial for the Coronation Cup.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Sovrango – 1962, 1963
  • Shambo – 1993, 1994
  • St Expedit – 2001, 2002

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Lester PiggottPrimera (1959), Arctic Vale (1964), Biomydrin (1966), David Jack (1967), Quayside (1971)
  • Pat EdderyOats (1977), Crow (1978), Teenoso (1984), Saddlers' Hall (1992), Sadian (1999)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Harry WraggSovrango (1962, 1963), Ormindo (1973), Pelerin (1981), Six Mile Bottom (1982)
  • Geoff WraggTeenoso (1984), St Expedit (2001, 2002), Asian Heights (2003), The Whistling Teal (2006)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1980 Niniski 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:49.63
1981 Pelerin 4 Brian Taylor Harry Wragg
1982 Six Mile Bottom 4 Steve Cauthen Harry Wragg
1983 no race 1983 [1]
1984 Teenoso 4 Pat Eddery Geoff Wragg 2:51.92
1985 Seismic Wave 4 Brent Thomson Barry Hills
1986 Brunico 4 Brent Thomson Rod Simpson 3:15.38
1987 Rakaposhi King 5 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:45.43
1988 Mr Pintips 4 Willie Carson Lord Huntingdon 3:20.49
1989 Mountain Kingdom 5 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 2:55.96
1990 Braashee 4 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 2:58.17
1991 Per Quod 6 Bruce Raymond Ben Hanbury 2:55.68
1992 Saddlers' Hall 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:48.38
1993 Shambo 6 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 2:50.45
1994 Shambo 7 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 2:51.74
1995 Zilzal Zamaan 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:52.47
1996 Oscar Schindler 4 Michael Kinane Kevin Prendergast 2:55.39
1997 Royal Court 4 John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 3:15.85
1998 Stretarez 5 Kevin Darley Venetia Williams 2:50.64
1999 Sadian 4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:52.26
2000 Daliapour 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2:50.16
2001 St Expedit 4 Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg 2:49.47
2002 St Expedit 5 Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg 2:47.40
2003 Asian Heights 5 Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg 2:52.96
2004 Systematic 5 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 2:56.34
2005 Day Flight 4 Richard Hughes John Gosden 2:59.70
2006 The Whistling Teal 10 Steve Drowne Geoff Wragg 3:00.71
2007 Ask 4 Kerrin McEvoy Sir Michael Stoute 2:52.33
2008 Macarthur 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:53.20
2009 Buccellati 5 William Buick Andrew Balding 3:45.91
2010 Harbinger 4 Ryan L. Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:56.73

1 The 1983 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.

Earlier winners

  • 1937 - Young England
  • 1938 - Senor
  • 1939 - Tricameron
  • 1940–45 - no race
  • 1946 - High Stakes
  • 1947 - Turkish Tune
  • 1948 - Goyama
  • 1950 - Oleins Grace
  • 1951 - Cagire II
  • 1953 - Wyandank
  • 1954 - Stem King
  • 1955 - North Cone
  • 1956 - Stephanotis
  • 1957 - Hindu Festival
  • 1958 - Doutelle
  • 1959 - Primera
  • 1960 - Light Horseman
  • 1961 - Alcaeus
  • 1962 - Sovrango
  • 1963 - Sovrango
  • 1964 - Arctic Vale
  • 1965 - Indiana
  • 1966 - Biomydrin
  • 1967 - David Jack
  • 1968 - Hopeful Venture
  • 1969 - no race
  • 1970 - Blakeney
  • 1971 - Quayside
  • 1972 - Selhurst
  • 1973 - Ormindo
  • 1974 - Crazy Rhythm
  • 1975 - Rouser
  • 1976 - Zimbalon
  • 1977 - Oats
  • 1978 - Crow
  • 1979 - Remainder Man


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Ormonde Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 39. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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