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Princess Margaret Stakes

Group 3 race
Princess Margaret Stakes
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1946
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Abu Dhabi
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight 8 st 12 lb
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £55,000 (2009)
1st: £31,223

The Princess Margaret Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

The event was established in 1946, and it was named in honour of Princess Margaret, the younger daughter of King George VI. For a period it was classed at Listed level, and it was then promoted to its current status, Group 3, in 1986. It is now held on the same afternoon as Ascot's most valuable race, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (10 wins):

  • Lester PiggottParrotia (1958), Parquetta (1961), Soft Angels (1965), Fleet (1966), Star Story (1968), Secret Kiss (1971), Fiery Diplomat (1972), Roussalka (1974), Al Stanza (1976), Desirable (1983)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteCircus Ring (1981), Hiaam (1986), Enthused (2000), Russian Rhythm (2002), Visit (2007)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1979 Luck of the Draw Willie Carson Dick Hern
1980 Tolmi Edward Hide Bruce Hobbs
1981 Circus Ring Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1982 Royal Heroine Philip Robinson Mick Ryan 1:15.40
1983 Desirable Lester Piggott Barry Hills
1984 Al Bahathri Tony Murray Harry Thomson Jones
1985 Kingscote Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1986 Hiaam Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1987 Bluebook Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:17.53
1988 Muhbubh Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones 1:17.24
1989 Pharaoh's Delight Pat Eddery Peter Hudson 1:15.11
1990 Cloche d'Or Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 1:16.00
1991 Bezelle Pat Shanahan Con Collins 1:15.62
1992 Marina Park Dean McKeown Mark Johnston 1:16.01
1993 A Smooth One John Reid Richard Hannon 1:18.24
1994 Tajannub Willie Carson Robert Armstrong 1:14.79
1995 Blue Duster Michael Kinane David Loder 1:16.20
1996 Seebe Michael Hills Ian Balding 1:14.81
1997 Embassy Pat Eddery David Loder 1:16.80
1998 Mythical Girl Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:14.70
1999 Saintly Speech Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:15.50
2000 Enthused Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute 1:15.88
2001 Leggy Lou Olivier Peslier Jeremy Noseda 1:14.26
2002 Russian Rhythm Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:15.30
2003 River Belle Kieren Fallon Alan Jarvis 1:15.55
2004 Soar Johnny Murtagh James Fanshawe 1:15.60
2005 Mixed Blessing [1] Kieren Fallon Alan Jarvis 1:11.19
2006 Scarlet Runner Kerrin McEvoy John Dunlop 1:14.16
2007 Visit Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:16.97
2008 African Skies Neil Callan Kevin Ryan 1:14.77
2009 Lady of the Desert Martin Dwyer Brian Meehan 1:14.95

1 The 2005 running took place at Newbury.

Earlier winners

  • 1946 - Orum Blaze
  • 1947 - Fair Dinah
  • 1948 - Azolla
  • 1949 - Rose of Torridge
  • 1950 - Par Avion
  • 1951 - Pareo
  • 1952 - Blue Ballas
  • 1953 - Holwood
  • 1954 - Torbidora
  • 1955 - Persian Fair
  • 1956 - Taittinger
  • 1957 - Medina
  • 1958 - Parrotia
  • 1959 - Lady Advocate
  • 1960 - Abanilla
  • 1961 - Parquetta
  • 1962 - Palm Springs
  • 1963 - High Powered
  • 1964 - Attitude
  • 1965 - Soft Angels
  • 1966 - Fleet
  • 1967 - Photo Flash
  • 1968 - Star Story
  • 1969 - Red Velvet
  • 1970 - Boulevard
  • 1971 - Secret Kiss
  • 1972 - Fiery Diplomat
  • 1973 - Celestial Dawn
  • 1974 - Roussalka
  • 1975 - Outer Circle
  • 1976 - Al Stanza
  • 1977 - Sarissa
  • 1978 - Devon Ditty


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Princess Margaret Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 124. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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