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Vintage Stakes

Group 2 race
Vintage Stakes
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Veuve Clicquot
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 9 st 0 lb
3 lb for fillies
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse £80,000 (2009)
1st: £45,416

The Vintage Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

The event was established in 1975, and it was originally classed at Listed level. During the early part of its history it was sponsored by Lanson, and it was known as the "Lanson Champagne Vintage Stakes". The race was given Group 3 status in 1986, and it was promoted to Group 2 level in 2003. Since then it has been backed by Veuve Clicquot.

Several winners of the Vintage Stakes have gone on to achieve victory in one of the following year's Classics. Three of these — Troy, Dr Devious and Sir Percy — won the Derby. The race is presently contested on day two of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.



Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Willie CarsonTroy (1978), Church Parade (1980), Mukaddamah (1990), Dr Devious (1991), Maroof (1992), Alhaarth (1995)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Dick HernRiboboy (1975), Sky Ship (1976), Troy (1978), Church Parade (1980), Petoski (1984), Alhaarth (1995)
  • Henry CecilMarathon Gold (1979), Trojan Fen (1983), Faustus (1985), High Estate (1988), Be My Chief (1989), Eltish (1994)






1975 Riboboy Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1976 Sky Ship Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1977 Conte Santi Brian Taylor Ryan Price
1978 Troy Willie Carson Dick Hern
1979 Marathon Gold Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1980 Church Parade Willie Carson Dick Hern
1981 Treboro Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1982 All Systems Go George Duffield Gavin Pritchard-Gordon
1983 Trojan Fen Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984 Petoski Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1985 Faustus Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1986 Don't Forget Me Pat Eddery Richard Hannon 1:29.70
1987 Undercut Pat Eddery Guy Harwood 1:28.44
1988 High Estate Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:29.47
1989 Be My Chief Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:26.61
1990 Mukaddamah Willie Carson Peter Walwyn 1:25.99
1991 Dr Devious Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:28.71
1992 Maroof Willie Carson Robert Armstrong 1:25.97
1993 Mister Baileys Dean McKeown Mark Johnston 1:31.42
1994 Eltish Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 1:26.62
1995 Alhaarth Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:26.21
1996 Putra Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:27.32
1997 Central Park Pat Eddery Paul Cole 1:27.26
1998 Aljabr Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:29.16
1999 Ekraar Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 1:24.99
2000 No Excuse Needed Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute 1:27.70
2001 Naheef Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:26.32
2002 Dublin Jamie Spencer David Loder 1:27.58
2003 Lucky Story Keith Dalgleish Mark Johnston 1:27.95
2004 Shamardal Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1:27.41
2005 Sir Percy Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 1:28.66
2006 Strategic Prince Eddie Ahern Paul Cole 1:26.02
2007 Rio de la Plata Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:26.05
2008 Orizaba Frankie Dettori Mick Channon 1:26.54
2009 Xtension Adam Kirby Clive Cox 1:27.46


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Vintage Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 136. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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