|Group 3 race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Sponsor||Cuisine de France|
|Distance||6f (1,207 metres)|
|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)
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):
- Stephen Carson – Palace Affair (2001, 2002)
Leading trainer (2 wins):
- Richard Hannon – Nanoushka (1998), Lucky Spin (2005)
- Toby Balding – Palace Affair (2001, 2002)
|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|
- galopp-sieger.de – Summer Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Summer Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Summer Stakes – York.