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Summer Stakes

Group 3 race
Summer Stakes
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated 1996
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Cuisine de France
Website York
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 2 lb (4yo+)
6 lb for Group 1 winners *
4 lb for Group 2 winners *
2 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £38,519

The Summer Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at York over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

The event was established in 1996, and it was initially classed at Listed level. It was promoted to its current status, Group 3, in 2003. The Summer Stakes is presently held on the opening day of York's two-day John Smith's Cup meeting.



Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Palace Affair – 2001, 2002

Leading jockey (2 wins):

Leading trainer (2 wins):







1996 Carranita 6 Tim Sprake Bryn Palling 1:11.42
1997 Bint Albaadiya 3 John Reid Michael Stoute 1:11.45
1998 Nanoushka 3 Pat Eddery Richard Hannon 1:10.33
1999 Imperial Beauty 3 Gary Stevens Peter Makin 1:10.75
2000 Hot Tin Roof 4 Kevin Darley Tim Easterby 1:12.21
2001 Palace Affair 3 Stephen Carson Toby Balding 1:12.04
2002 Palace Affair 4 Stephen Carson Toby Balding 1:11.43
2003 Torosay Spring 5 Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 1:11.34
2004 Tante Rose 4 Michael Hills Roger Charlton 1:13.26
2005 Lucky Spin 4 Ryan Moore Richard Hannon 1:11.35
2006 La Chunga 3 Darryll Holland Jeremy Noseda 1:10.14
2007 Theann 3 Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 1:13.27
2008 Our Faye 5 Neil Callan Sylvester Kirk 1:16.90
2009 Serious Attitude 3 Eddie Ahern Rae Guest 1:09.82


See also


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