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St. Simon Stakes

Group 3 race
St. Simon Stakes
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated 1969
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totesport
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance 1m 4f 5y (2,419 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
exc. G1 winners at 3yo+
Weight 8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
6 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since February 28
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The St. Simon 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 Newbury over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 5 yards (2,419 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

The event is named after St. Simon, an undefeated racehorse in the 1880s, and subsequently a highly successful sire. It was established in 1969, and the inaugural running was won by Rangong.

When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the St. Simon Stakes was classed at Group 3 level. It is now restricted to horses which have not won a Group 1 event since the age of two.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Jupiter Island – 1983, 1986

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Brian TaylorFrascati (1971), Ballyhot (1973), Obraztsovy (1978)
  • Pat EdderyMain Reef (1979), Dark Moondancer (1998), Signorina Cattiva (1999)
  • Michael HillsFurther Flight (1991), Persian Brave (1994), High Heeled (2009)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Henry CecilMain Reef (1979), Upend (1988), Wellbeing (2000), High Pitched (2001)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1969 Rangong 4 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless
1970 Politico 3 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless
1971 Frascati 3 Brian Taylor Noel Murless
1972 Knockroe 4 Eric Eldin Peter Nelson
1973 Ballyhot 5 Brian Taylor John Winter
1974 Never Return 3 Willie Carson Robert Armstrong
1975 Dakota 4 Sandy Barclay Sam Hall
1976 Mart Lane 3 Bruce Raymond Seamus McGrath
1977 Hot Grove 3 Willie Carson Fulke Johnson Houghton
1978 Obraztsovy 3 Brian Taylor Ryan Price
1979 Main Reef 3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil
1980 Shining Finish 3 Steve Cauthen Jeremy Tree
1981 Little Wolf 3 Graham Sexton Dick Hern
1982 no race 1982 [1]
1983 Jupiter Island 4 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain
1984 Gay Lemur 4 Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs
1985 Shardari 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:35.87
1986 Jupiter Island 7 Tony Murray Clive Brittain
1987 Lake Erie 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:44.29
1988 Upend 3 Ray Cochrane Henry Cecil 2:43.41
1989 Sesame 4 Gary Hind David Morley 2:41.58
1990 Down the Flag 3 Bruce Raymond Ben Hanbury 2:44.79
1991 Further Flight 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 2:38.18
1992 Up Anchor 3 Alan Munro Paul Cole 2:44.22
1993 Kithanga 3 Jason Weaver Luca Cumani 2:38.86
1994 Persian Brave 4 Michael Hills Michael Bell 2:48.39
1995 Phantom Gold 3 Richard Hills Lord Huntingdon 2:39.71
1996 Salmon Ladder 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:39.69
1997 Kaliana 3 Royston Ffrench Luca Cumani 2:36.38
1998 Dark Moondancer [2] 3 Pat Eddery Peter Chapple-Hyam 2:39.81
1999 Signorina Cattiva 3 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:45.02
2000 Wellbeing 3 Richard Quinn Henry Cecil 2:46.10
2001 High Pitched [2] 3 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 2:31.83
2002 The Whistling Teal 6 Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg 2:41.47
2003 Imperial Dancer 5 Ted Durcan Mick Channon 2:35.20
2004 Orcadian 3 Martin Dwyer James Eustace 2:53.11
2005 Day Flight 4 Richard Hughes John Gosden 2:36.99
2006 Short Skirt 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:41.74
2007 Crime Scene 4 Ted Durcan Saeed bin Suroor 2:42.21
2008 Buccellati 4 William Buick Andrew Balding 2:45.51
2009 High Heeled 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 2:40.91

1 The 1982 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.
2 The 1998 and 2001 editions were held at Newmarket.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – St. Simon Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 219. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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