|Group 2 race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||7f (1,408 metres)|
|Weight||9 st 0 lb|
3 lb for fillies
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
The Superlative Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run on the July Course at Newmarket over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early July.
The event was formerly known as the Bernard van Cutsem Stakes, named in honour of Bernard van Cutsem, a successful racehorse trainer. It was given its present title in 1991, and at that time it held Listed status. Since then it has been upgraded twice – to Group 3 in 2003 and to Group 2 in 2006. The Superlative Stakes is now contested on the final day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival meeting and is sponsored by 32Red, an online casino.
Leading jockey since 1986 (4 wins):
- Steve Cauthen – Suhailie (1986), Samoan (1988), Be My Chief (1989), Hokusai (1990)
- Pat Eddery – Undercut (1987), Ardkinglass (1992), Bal Harbour (1993), Allied Forces (1995)
Leading trainer since 1986 (9 wins):
- Henry Cecil – Suhailie (1986), Samoan (1988), Be My Chief (1989), Hokusai (1990), Ardkinglass (1992), Bal Harbour (1993), Allied Forces (1995), Baltic State (1997), Vacamonte (2000)
Winners since 1986
|1986||Suhailie||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:26.86|
|1987||Undercut||Pat Eddery||Guy Harwood||1:24.98|
|1988||Samoan||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:29.14|
|1989||Be My Chief||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:26.66|
|1990||Hokusai||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:26.78|
|1991||Dr Devious||Willie Carson||Peter Chapple-Hyam||1:26.48|
|1992||Ardkinglass||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||1:26.07|
|1993||Bal Harbour||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||1:29.26|
|1994||Fleet Hill||Frankie Dettori||Mick Channon||1:25.41|
|1995||Allied Forces||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||1:27.84|
|1996||Recondite||Kevin Darley||Mick Channon||1:26.64|
|1997||Baltic State||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||1:26.96|
|1998||Commander Collins||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||1:25.74|
|1999||Thady Quill||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:25.87|
|2000||Vacamonte||Richard Quinn||Henry Cecil||1:26.95|
|2001||Redback||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:26.63|
|2002||Surbiton||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:26.96|
|2003||Kings Point||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:24.42|
|2004||Dubawi||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:26.48|
|2005||Horatio Nelson||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||1:26.40|
|2006||Halicarnassus||Tony Culhane||Mick Channon||1:26.02|
|2007||Hatta Fort||Hugh Bowman||Mick Channon||1:25.91|
|2008||Firth of Fifth||Richard Kingscote||Tom Dascombe||1:26.15|
|2009||Silver Grecian||Michael Hills||John Ryan||1:24.37|
- galopp-sieger.de – Superlative Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Superlative Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Superlative Stakes – Newmarket.