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Pride Stakes

Group 2 race
Pride Stakes
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1946
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1m 4f (2,414 metres)
Track Turf, right-hand "L"
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
Penalties
4 lb for Group 1 winners *
2 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since February 28
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

The Pride Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and the latter part is on the Rowley Mile. It is scheduled to take place each year in October.

The event was formerly held at Ascot, and it was originally known as the Princess Royal Stakes. It was established in 1946, and it was named in honour of the Princess Royal at that time, Princess Mary. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Princess Royal Stakes was classed at Group 3 level.

The race was transferred to Newmarket in 2008, and at the same time it was given a new title and promoted to Group 2 status. It now pays tribute to Pride, a successful mare whose victories included Newmarket's Champion Stakes in 2006. The title "Princess Royal Stakes" has been adopted by a different event at Ascot – a Listed race previously called the Harvest Stakes. [1]

The Pride Stakes is staged on Champions' Day – the second day of Newmarket's two-day Champions' Meeting.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Shebeen – 1974, 1975

Leading jockey (8 wins):

  • Lester PiggottRose of Medina (1959), Green Opal (1960), Vhairi (1963), Bracey Bridge (1965), Bamboozle (1967), Mandera (1973), Karamita (1980), One Way Street (1984)

Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • John DunlopPredicament (1966), Trillionaire (1978), Flighting (1981), Believer (1982), Banket (1988), Labibeh (1995), Signorina Cattiva (1999), Head in the Clouds (2001), Acts of Grace (2006)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1979 Alia 3 S. Raymont Jeremy Tree
1980 Karamita 3 Lester Piggott Michael Stoute
1981 Flighting 3 Brian Rouse John Dunlop
1982 Believer 3 Brian Rouse John Dunlop
1983 Sylph 3 Tony Ives Jeremy Tree
1984 One Way Street 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1985 Free Guest 4 Rae Guest Luca Cumani
1986 Tashtiya 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1987 no race 1987 [1]
1988 Banket 3 Brian Rouse John Dunlop 2:40.66
1989 Snow Bride 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:30.73
1990 Narwala 3 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani 2:30.36
1991 Always Friendly 3 Alan Munro Henry Candy 2:38.78
1992 Cunning 3 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 2:36.19
1993 no race 1993 [1]
1994 Dancing Bloom 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:34.15
1995 Labibeh 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:41.86
1996 Time Allowed 3 John Reid Michael Stoute 2:33.44
1997 Delilah 3 Olivier Peslier Michael Stoute 2:45.33
1998 Silver Rhapsody 3 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 2:43.68
1999 Signorina Cattiva 3 Frankie Dettori John Dunlop 2:35.40
2000 Sacred Song [2] 3 Richard Quinn Henry Cecil 2:31.86
2001 Head in the Clouds 3 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:35.73
2002 Love Everlasting 4 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 2:33.55
2003 Itnab 3 Richard Hills Ben Hanbury 2:34.16
2004 Mazuna 3 Ryan Moore Clive Brittain 2:30.24
2005 Ouija Board [2] 4 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop 2:32.45
2006 Acts of Grace 3 Kerrin McEvoy John Dunlop 2:35.64
2007 Trick or Treat 4 Tom Queally James Given 2:36.93
2008 Crystal Capella 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:31.48
2009 Ashalanda 3 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré 2:31.55

1 The 1987 and 1993 runnings were abandoned because of a waterlogged course.
2 The 2000 and 2005 editions were temporarily switched from Ascot to Newmarket.

Earlier winners

  • 1946 - Mehmany
  • 1947 - Mombasa
  • 1948 - Angelola
  • 1949 - Jet Plane
  • 1950 - Divinalh
  • 1951 - Verse
  • 1952 - Nicky Nook
  • 1953 - Skye
  • 1954 - Dust Storm
  • 1955 - Nemora
  • 1956 - Carezza
  • 1957 - Nagaika
  • 1958 - Mother Goose
  • 1959 - Rose of Medina
  • 1960 - Green Opal *
  • 1961 - Tenacity
  • 1962 - Romantica
  • 1963 - Vhairi *
  • 1964 - French Possession
  • 1965 - Bracey Bridge
  • 1966 - Predicament
  • 1967 - Bamboozle
  • 1968 - no race
  • 1969 - Seventh Bride
  • 1970 - Heavenly Thought
  • 1971 - Hill Circus
  • 1972 - Attica Meli
  • 1973 - Mandera
  • 1974 - Shebeen
  • 1975 - Shebeen
  • 1976 - no race
  • 1977 - Aloft
  • 1978 - Trillionaire

* The 1960 and 1963 runnings took place at Newbury.

References




  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 205. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1946 – the Pride Stakes is included under its original title, Princess Royal Stakes.



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