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Seaton Delaval Stakes

Group 3 race (discontinued)
Seaton Delaval Stakes
Location Newcastle Racecourse
Newcastle, England
Inaugurated 1867
Last run August 13, 1985
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Newcastle
Race information
Distance 5f (1,006 metres)
7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-olds

The Seaton Delaval Stakes was a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which was open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It was run at Newcastle, and it was scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event was established in 1867, and it was originally called the Seaton Delaval Plate. It was named after Seaton Delaval, a village located to the north of Newcastle. For much of its history the race was contested over a distance of 5 furlongs.

When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Seaton Delaval Stakes was classed at Group 3 level. Its distance was extended to 7 furlongs in 1976. The race was last run in 1985.



Leading jockey since 1960 (2 wins):

  • Taffy Thomas – Unity (1964), Galipar (1966)

Leading trainer since 1960 (3 wins):

  • Barry HillsSexton Blake (1977), Knoxville (1983), Zaizafon (1984)

Winners 1960–85





1960 China Clipper Liam Ward Tommy Shaw
1961 La Tendresse Ron Hutchinson Paddy Prendergast
1962 Dunce Cap David Morris Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
1963 no race 1963
1964 Unity Taffy Thomas Geoffrey Barling
1965 Gay Palm Johnny Seagrave Pat Rohan
1966 Galipar Taffy Thomas Geoffrey Barling
1967 Sky Rocket Lester Piggott Sam Armstrong
1968 Lady's View Duncan Keith Peter Ashworth
1969 Goldwyn Jimmy Etherington Mick Easterby
1970 Melodina Sandy Barclay Noel Murless
1971 Sharpen Up Willie Carson Bernard van Cutsem
1972 Rapid River T. Kelsey Arthur Stephenson
1973 Blessed Rock Lester Piggott Jeremy Hindley
1974 Asterina Geoff Lewis Noel Murless
1975 Sweet Nightingale Bruce Raymond Mick Easterby
1976 Nice Balance Brian Taylor Ryan Price
1977 Sexton Blake Willie Carson Barry Hills
1978 no race 1978
1979 Final Straw Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1980 Robellino John Matthias Ian Balding
1981 Zilos Edward Hide Bruce Hobbs
1982 All Systems Go George Duffield Gavin Pritchard-Gordon
1983 Knoxville Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1984 Zaizafon Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1985 Moorgate Man Pat Eddery Ron Boss

Earlier winners

  • 1869 - Agility
  • 1870 - King of the Forest
  • 1885 - Minting
  • 1886 - Lady Muncaster
  • 1907 - Bromus
  • 1908 - Holiday House
  • 1909 - Charles O'Malley
  • 1913 - Cressington
  • 1920 - Thunderer
  • 1926 - Helene
  • 1930 - Pot-Pourri
  • 1947 - Gold Mist
  • 1948 - Ballisland
  • 1950 - Judith Paris
  • 1951 - Dornoch
  • 1953 - Tiger Kloof
  • 1955 - Vigo
  • 1956 - Lunar Way
  • 1957 - Pinched
  • 1958 - Lindsay
  • 1959 - Tin Whistle


See also


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