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Richmond Stakes

Group 2 race
Richmond Stakes
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1877
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse £80,000 (2009)
1st: £45,416

The Richmond Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

The event is named after the Duke of Richmond, one of the dukedoms held by the owner of Goodwood Racecourse. It was first run in 1877, and it was originally open to horses of either gender. Six of the first eight winners were ridden by the jockey Fred Archer. During the early part of its history the race was often won by a subsequent Classic winner, but there has been only one — Palestine — since World War II.

The Richmond Stakes was restricted to male horses only in 1989. It is now held on the penultimate day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Fred ArcherJannette (1877), Wheel of Fortune (1878), Bend Or (1879), Bal Gal (1880), Dutch Oven (1881), Rosy Morn (1884)
  • Lester PiggottRomantic (1962), Swing Easy (1970), Dragonara Palace (1973), J O Tobin (1976), Persian Bold (1977), Gallant Special (1982)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Mathew Dawson – Jannette (1877), Wheel of Fortune (1878), Bal Gal (1880), Dutch Oven (1881), Rosy Morn (1884)

Winners since 1978

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1978 Young Generation Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:13.60
1979 Castle Green Paul Cook Michael Stoute
1980 Another Realm Joe Mercer Frankie Durr
1981 Tender King Philip Waldron John Sutcliffe, Jr. 1:13.10
1982 Gallant Special Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong 1:11.80
1983 Godstone [1] Graham Sexton Patrick Haslam 1:11.00
1984 Primo Dominie John Reid Brian Swift 1:12.60
1985 Nomination Richard Quinn Paul Cole
1986 Rich Charlie John Reid Charlie Nelson 1:11.65
1987 Warning Pat Eddery Guy Harwood 1:12.96
1988 Heart of Arabia Ray Cochrane Clive Brittain 1:13.45
1989 Contract Law Bruce Raymond William Jarvis 1:12.23
1990 Mac's Imp Alan Munro Bill O'Gorman 1:10.25
1991 Dilum Alan Munro Paul Cole 1:13.05
1992 Son Pardo John Reid Richard Hannon 1:11.26
1993 First Trump Michael Hills Geoff Wragg 1:12.69
1994 Sri Pekan Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:11.51
1995 Polaris Flight John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:11.27
1996 Easycall Brett Doyle Brian Meehan 1:12.13
1997 Daggers Drawn Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:12.62
1998 Muqtarib Richard Hills John Dunlop 1:14.46
1999 Bachir Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:09.81
2000 Pyrus [2] Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:12.99
2001 Mister Cosmi Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 1:11.55
2002 Revenue [3] Darryll Holland Michael Bell 1:10.80
2003 Carrizo Creek Kieren Fallon Brian Meehan 1:12.25
2004 Montgomery's Arch Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:12.81
2005 Always Hopeful Graham Gibbons Eoghan O'Neill 1:13.05
2006 Hamoody Alan Munro Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:10.68
2007 Strike the Deal Eddie Ahern Jeremy Noseda 1:11.59
2008 Prolific Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:11.13
2009 Dick Turpin Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:11.31

1 Vacarme and Creag-an-Sgor were first and second in 1983, but the race was awarded to the third-placed horse.
2 Endless Summer finished first in 2000, but he was subsequently disqualified for being an ineligible runner.
3 Elusive City was first in 2002, but he was later disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

Earlier winners

  • 1877 - Jannette
  • 1878 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 1880 - Bal Gal
  • 1881 - Dutch Oven
  • 1882 - Sigmophone
  • 1883 - Duke of Richmond
  • 1884 - Rosy Morn
  • 1885 - Sunrise
  • 1886 - Panzerschiff
  • 1887 - Friar's Balsam
  • 1888 - Gulliver
  • 1889 - Golden Gate
  • 1890 - Siphonia
  • 1891 - Orme
  • 1892 - Inverdon
  • 1893 - Galloping Dick
  • 1894 - The Nipper
  • 1896 - Chillingham
  • 1897 - Paladore
  • 1898 - St. Gris
  • 1899 - Winifreda
  • 1900 - Handicapper
  • 1901 - Duke of Westminster
  • 1902 - Mead
  • 1903 - Queen's Holiday
  • 1905 - Lally
  • 1906 - Weathercock
  • 1907 - Bolted
  • 1909 - Charles O'Malley
  • 1910 - Pietri
  • 1911 - Sweeper II
  • 1912 - Seremond
  • 1913 - Black Jester
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Golden Guinea
  • 1920 - Sunblaze
  • 1921 - Fodder
  • 1922 - Bombay Duck
  • 1923 - Halcyon
  • 1924 - Manna
  • 1925 - Pantera
  • 1926 - The Satrap
  • 1927 - Gang Warily
  • 1928 - Rattlin the Reefer
  • 1929 - Challenger
  • 1930 - Four Course
  • 1931 - Spenser
  • 1932 - Solar Boy
  • 1933 - Colombo
  • 1934 - Bobsleigh
  • 1936 - Perifox
  • 1937 - Unbreakable
  • 1938 - Chancery
  • 1939 - Moradabad
  • 1940–45 - no race
  • 1946 - Petition
  • 1947 - Birthday Greetings
  • 1950 - Grey Sovereign
  • 1951 - Gay Time
  • 1952 - Artane
  • 1953 - The Pie King
  • 1954 - Eubulides
  • 1955 - Ratification
  • 1957 - Promulgation
  • 1958 - Hieroglyph
  • 1959 - Dollar Piece
  • 1960 - Typhoon
  • 1961 - Sovereign Lord
  • 1962 - Romantic
  • 1963 - Gentle Art
  • 1964 - Ragtime
  • 1965 - Sky Gipsy
  • 1966 - Hambleden
  • 1967 - Berber
  • 1968 - Tudor Music
  • 1969 - Village Boy
  • 1970 - Swing Easy
  • 1971 - Sallust
  • 1972 - Master Sing
  • 1973 - Dragonara Palace
  • 1974 - Legal Eagle
  • 1975 - Stand to Reason
  • 1977 - Persian Bold

* The 1948 winner Star King was later exported to Australia and renamed Star Kingdom.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Richmond Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 133. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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