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Prestige Stakes

Group 3 race
Prestige Stakes
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1974
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Berry Bros. & Rudd
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight 9 st 0 lb
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £50,000 (2009)
1st: £28,385

The Prestige Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. 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 August.

The event was established in 1974, and in its first year it was called the "Globtik Stakes". It became the "Waterford Candelabra Stakes" in 1975. For a period it was classed at Listed level, and it was then promoted to its current status, Group 3, in 1981. The race was given its present title in 1989.

The leading horses from the Prestige Stakes often go on to compete in the following month's Fillies' Mile. The most recent to win both events was Nannina in 2005.



Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Pat EdderyOne Over Parr (1974), Fairy Footsteps (1980), Stratospheric (1981), Musicale (1991)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Henry CecilCappuccilli (1975), Formulate (1978), Fairy Footsteps (1980), Moon Cactus (1989), Musicale (1991), Midnight Line (1997)






1974 One Over Parr Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1975 Cappuccilli Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1976 Triple First Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1977 Cistus Willie Carson Dick Hern
1978 Formulate Michael Roberts Henry Cecil
1979 Schweppes Forever [1] Brian Taylor Ryan Price
1980 Fairy Footsteps Pat Eddery Henry Cecil
1981 Stratospheric Pat Eddery John Dunlop
1982 Flamenco John Matthias Ian Balding
1983 Shoot Clear Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1984 Bella Colora Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1985 Asteroid Field Brent Thomson Barry Hills
1986 Invited Guest Steve Cauthen Robert Armstrong 1:30.47
1987 Obeah Cash Asmussen Barry Hills 1:28.81
1988 Life at the Top Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 1:28.00
1989 Moon Cactus Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:27.64
1990 Jaffa Line Steve Cauthen David Elsworth 1:27.44
1991 Musicale Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 1:32.56
1992 Love of Silver Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 1:32.14
1993 Glatisant Michael Hills Geoff Wragg 1:26.14
1994 Pure Grain John Reid Michael Stoute 1:27.92
1995 Bint Shadayid Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:26.27
1996 Red Camellia George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 1:31.41
1997 Midnight Line Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 1:29.97
1998 Circle of Gold John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:27.71
1999 Icicle Ray Cochrane James Fanshawe 1:27.77
2000 Freefourracing Richard Quinn Brian Meehan 1:28.48
2001 Gossamer Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani 1:28.56
2002 Geminiani Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:26.75
2003 Gracefully John Egan Sylvester Kirk 1:27.26
2004 Dubai Surprise Ryan Moore David Loder 1:32.30
2005 Nannina Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:27.63
2006 Sesmen Oscar Urbina Marco Botti 1:25.76
2007 Sense of Joy Richard Hughes John Gosden 1:29.57
2008 Fantasia Dane O'Neill Luca Cumani 1:29.49
2009 Sent from Heaven Robert Winston Barry Hills 1:27.45

1 The 1979 running took place at Ascot.


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prestige Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 161. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1974 – the Prestige Stakes is included under its original title, Globtik Stakes.


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