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Silver Tankard Stakes

The Silver Tankard Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Pontefract over a distance of 1 mile and 4 yards (1,613 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

One of the event's most notable participants in recent years is Comic Strip, the winner in 2004. Later in his career he was exported to be trained in Hong Kong, where he was renamed Viva Pataca. He went on to achieve a number of victories in Group 1 races.

Winners since 1993





1993 Barbaroja Walter Swinburn Jimmy FitzGerald 1:48.20
1994 Kalabo Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 1:48.80
1995 Weet-a-Minute Kieren Fallon Reg Hollinshead 1:43.60
1996 Entice Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:47.20
1997 Gulland Michael Hills Geoff Wragg 1:47.90
1998 Three Green Leaves Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1:47.50
1999 Hataab Richard Hills Ed Dunlop 1:46.60
2000 Worthily John Reid Mick Channon 1:51.60
2001 Bandari Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 1:48.50
2002 Battle Chant Seb Sanders Ed Dunlop 1:47.10
2003 New Mexican [1] Jamie Spencer Lynda Ramsden 1:44.18
2004 Comic Strip [2] Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott 1:46.45
2005 Nakheel Richard Hills Mark Johnston 1:47.02
2006 Sweet Lilly Tony Culhane Mick Channon 1:49.32
2007 Siberian Tiger Tadhg O'Shea Mick Channon 1:46.77
2008 Playfellow Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 1:51.25
2009 Gallic Star Chris Catlin Mick Channon 1:46.94

1 The 2003 winner New Mexican was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Golden Sun.
2 The 2004 winner Comic Strip was sent to Hong Kong and renamed Viva Pataca.


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