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Somerville Tattersall Stakes

Group 3 race
Somerville Tattersall Stakes
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight 8 st 12 lb
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £60,000 (2009)
1st: £34,062

The Somerville Tattersall Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.

The event is named in honour of Edmund Somerville Tattersall (1863–1942), who was a senior partner of Tattersalls bloodstock auctioneers. For a period the race was classed at Listed level, and it used to be open to horses of either gender. It was promoted to its present status, Group 3, in 2000.

The Somerville Tattersall Stakes is now held on the opening day of Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting. The leading horses from the race sometimes go on to compete in the Dewhurst Stakes or the Racing Post Trophy.



Leading jockey since 1967 (6 wins):

  • Pat EdderyDon Comiso (1977), Borderline (1978), Damister (1984), Tertian (1991), Grand Lodge (1993), Milk It Mick (2003)

Leading trainer since 1967 (5 wins):

  • Henry CecilPolished Silver (1982), Salse (1987), Opening Verse (1988), Peter Davies (1990), Enrique (1998)

Winners since 1978





1978 Borderline Pat Eddery Ian Balding
1979 Stumped Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs
1980 Spark of Life Lester Piggott Michael Stoute
1981 Wind and Wuthering Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1982 Polished Silver Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983 Round Hill Willie Carson Dick Hern
1984 Damister Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1985 Truely Nureyev Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1986 Imperial Frontier Greville Starkey Luca Cumani 1:26.23
1987 Salse Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:27.51
1988 Opening Verse Michael Roberts Henry Cecil 1:25.66
1989 Free at Last Tony Clark Guy Harwood 1:28.60
1990 Peter Davies Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:24.66
1991 Tertian Pat Eddery André Fabre 1:25.76
1992 Nominator Willie Carson Reg Hollinshead 1:26.47
1993 Grand Lodge Pat Eddery William Jarvis 1:27.52
1994 Annus Mirabilis Michael Kinane Michael Stoute 1:25.15
1995 Even Top Philip Robinson Mark Tompkins 1:24.51
1996 Grapeshot Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 1:23.47
1997 Haami Richard Hills John Dunlop 1:24.52
1998 Enrique Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:26.81
1999 Scarteen Fox [1] Michael Kinane David Elsworth 1:28.34
2000 King Charlemagne Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:26.97
2001 Where or When Richard Quinn Terry Mills 1:27.13
2002 Governor Brown Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:25.87
2003 Milk It Mick Pat Eddery Jamie Osborne 1:24.90
2004 Diktatorial Martin Dwyer Andrew Balding 1:26.00
2005 Aussie Rules Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:23.44
2006 Thousand Words Richard Hughes Barry Hills 1:28.42
2007 River Proud Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:25.71
2008 Ashram Ryan Moore John Hills 1:22.39
2009 Sir Parky Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:24.59

1 The 1999 winner Scarteen Fox was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Best Light.

Earlier winners

  • 1950 - Turk's Reliance
  • 1951 - King's Bench
  • 1955 - Idle Rocks
  • 1964 - Goupi
  • 1967 - Virginia Gentleman
  • 1968 - Zarco
  • 1969 - Smokey Rocket
  • 1970 - Banco Divin
  • 1971 - Coup de Fou
  • 1972 - Silver Birch
  • 1973 - Spanish Warrior
  • 1974 - Escapologist
  • 1975 - Seadiver
  • 1976 - Princess Tiara
  • 1977 - Don Comiso


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Somerville Tattersall Stakes (2009).

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