Princess Elizabeth Stakes
|Group 3 race|
|Princess Elizabeth Stakes|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 114y (1,714 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
fillies & mares
|Weight||8 st 8 lb (3yo);|
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since August 31 last year
The Princess Elizabeth 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 Epsom Downs over a distance of 1 mile and 114 yards (1,714 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Derby meeting in early June.
A previous version of the event was contested at the same venue in April. This was restricted to three-year-old fillies only, and it served as a trial for the Oaks Stakes. For a period it held Group 3 status, but it was subsequently downgraded to Listed level. It was switched to Kempton Park in 1991, and after this running it was discontinued.
The present Princess Elizabeth Stakes has developed from the Victress Stakes, a Listed race for fillies aged three or older which was established in 1995. It was given its current title in 2001, and it was promoted to Group 3 class in 2004.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
- Echelon – 2006, 2007
Leading jockey (4 wins):
- Frankie Dettori – Fairy Queen (1999), Gonfilia (2004), Sundrop (2005), Antara (2010)
Leading trainer (4 wins):
- Saeed bin Suroor – Fairy Queen (1999), Gonfilia (2004), Sundrop (2005), Antara (2010)
|1995||Neither Nor||6||Gary Carter||D. A. Wilson||1:43.34|
|1996||Donna Viola||4||Wendyll Woods||Chris Wall||1:42.62|
|1997||Samara||4||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||1:44.21|
|1998||Lilli Claire||5||Tim Sprake||David Elsworth||1:47.31|
|1999||Fairy Queen||3||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:47.69|
|2000||Golden Silca||4||Steve Drowne||Mick Channon||1:47.40|
|2001||Sheppard's Watch||3||Martin Dwyer||Marcus Tregoning||1:45.42|
|2002||Kootenay||3||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||1:48.92|
|2003||Aldora||4||Martin Dwyer||Mick Ryan||1:44.23|
|2004||Gonfilia||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:45.61|
|2005||Sundrop||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:50.27|
|2006||Echelon||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||1:45.59|
|2007||Echelon||5||Kerrin McEvoy||Sir Michael Stoute||1:47.67|
|2008||Lady Gloria||4||Tom Queally||James Given||1:44.69|
|2009||Eva's Request||4||Edward Creighton||Mick Channon||1:43.84|
|2010||Antara||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:42.78|
- galopp-sieger.de – Princess Elizabeth Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Princess Elizabeth Stakes – Epsom.