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Rose of Lancaster Stakes

Group 3 race
Rose of Lancaster Stakes
Location Haydock Park
Haydock, England
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totesport
Website Haydock Park
Race information
Distance 1m 2f 95y (2,099 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
exc. G1 winners at 3yo+
Weight 8 st 8 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
7 lb for Group 2 winners *
4 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The Rose of Lancaster Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 95 yards (2,099 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early August.

The event was established in 1986, and it was initially called the "Summer Trophy". It was given its present title in 1989, and at the same time it was promoted from Listed to Group 3 status. For a period the race was sponsored by Burtonwood Brewery, and it was later backed by the property development company Petros. Its current sponsor, Totesport, began supporting the event in 2007.

The distance of the Rose of Lancaster Stakes was cut by 25 yards in 2009 – it had been previously contested over 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 120 yards.



Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Leading trainer (3 wins):

  • Marcus Tregoning – Ekraar (2000), Nayef (2001), Mulaqat (2006)







1986 Wassl Touch 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1987 Free Fact 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:19.28
1988 Galitzin 3 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 2:14.04
1989 Braiswick 3 Gary Carter Geoff Wragg 2:16.79
1990 Defensive Play 3 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood 2:11.37
1991 Lord of Tusmore 4 Alan Munro Barry Hills 2:16.03
1992 Half a Tick 4 Chris Rutter Paul Cole 2:17.01
1993 Knifebox 5 Michael Roberts John Gosden 2:19.70
1994 Urgent Request 4 Richard Quinn Reg Akehurst 2:09.59
1995 Fahal 3 Richard Hills David Morley 2:08.53
1996 Tamayaz 4 Gary Carter Saeed bin Suroor 2:13.15
1997 Romanov 3 David Harrison Peter Chapple-Hyam 2:10.52
1998 Mutamam 3 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 2:14.92
1999 Greek Dance 4 Gary Stevens Sir Michael Stoute 2:16.60
2000 Ekraar 3 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 2:13.07
2001 Nayef 3 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 2:12.86
2002 no race 2002 [1]
2003 Sabre d'Argent 3 Eddie Ahern David Loder 2:10.78
2004 Mister Monet 3 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 2:10.40
2005 Notable Guest 4 Richard Hughes Sir Michael Stoute 2:17.17
2006 Mulaqat 3 Neil Callan Marcus Tregoning 2:10.29
2007 Halicarnassus 3 Tadhg O'Shea Mick Channon 2:15.76
2008 Multidimensional 5 Ted Durcan Henry Cecil 2:22.92
2009 Jukebox Jury 3 Royston Ffrench Mark Johnston 2:09.95

1 The 2002 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Rose of Lancaster Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 146. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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