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Strensall Stakes

Group 3 race
Strensall Stakes
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Sky Bet
Website York
Race information
Distance 1m 208y (1,800 metres)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 5 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
8 lb for Group 1 winners *
6 lb for Group 2 winners *
4 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since November 1 last year
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

The Strensall 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 York over a distance of 1 mile and 208 yards (1,800 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event is named after Strensall, a village which is located several miles to the north of York. It was formerly restricted to fillies only, and it used to be contested over 7 furlongs. For a period it was classed at Listed level, and it was usually staged in early September. In the late 1980s the race was opened to male horses, and its distance was extended by about 2 furlongs. It was promoted to its present status, Group 3, in 2003.

The Strensall Stakes became part of the Ebor Festival in 2008, but that year's running was abandoned because of a waterlogged track. It now takes place on the final day of the meeting, which is held over four days in mid August.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse since 1987 (2 wins):

  • Echo of Light – 2006, 2007

Leading jockey since 1987 (6 wins):

  • Frankie DettoriShaima (1991), Lower Egypt (1994), Triarius (1995), Naheef (2003), Echo of Light (2006, 2007)

Leading trainer since 1987 (4 wins):

  • Saeed bin SuroorTriarius (1995), Naheef (2003), Echo of Light (2006, 2007)

Winners since 1987

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1987 Lockton 3 Michael Hills Jeremy Hindley
1988 Kingsfold Flame 5 Richard Fox Michael Haynes 1:58.66
1989 Opening Verse 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:51.20
1990 Va Toujours 3 Mark Rimmer Hugh Collingridge 1:51.54
1991 Shaima 3 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 1:52.00
1992 Spartan Shareef 3 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 1:53.31
1993 Muhtarram 4 Willie Carson John Gosden 1:51.19
1994 Lower Egypt 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:57.00
1995 Triarius 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:51.36
1996 Even Top 3 Richard Quinn Mark Tompkins 1:50.33
1997 Winter Romance 4 Michael Hills Ed Dunlop 1:59.90
1998 Great Dane 3 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:52.09
1999 Gold Academy 3 Pat Eddery Richard Hannon 1:47.03
2000 Right Wing 6 John Reid John Dunlop 1:50.43
2001 Momentum 3 Michael Hills John Hills 1:50.91
2002 Binary File 4 Kieren Fallon John Gosden 1:49.60
2003 Naheef 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:50.18
2004 Red Bloom 3 Kevin Darley Sir Michael Stoute 1:54.74
2005 Mullins Bay 4 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:49.19
2006 Echo of Light 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:50.74
2007 Echo of Light 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:46.76
2008 no race 2008 [1]
2009 Palavicini 3 Eddie Ahern John Dunlop 1:51.06

1 The 2008 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.

Earlier winners

  • 1967 - Royal Saint
  • 1968 - Kursaal
  • 1971 - Magic Flute
  • 1974 - Flashy
  • 1975 - Joking Apart
  • 1976 - Sauceboat
  • 1978 - Spring in Deepsea
  • 1979 - Petty Purse
  • 1980 - Luck of the Draw
  • 1984 - Capricorn Belle
  • 1985 - Raabihah
  • 1986 - Entrancing


References


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

See also



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