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York Stakes

Group 2 race
York Stakes
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated 2006
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Sky Bet
Website York
Race information
Distance 1m 2f 88y (2,092 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 6 lb (3yo);
9 st 2 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
6 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

The York Stakes is a Group 2 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, 2 furlongs and 88 yards (2,092 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year on the last Saturday in July.

The event was introduced in 2006 as a direct replacement for the Scottish Derby, a discontinued Group 2 race which used to be held at Ayr.

The York Stakes serves as a possible trial for the following month's International Stakes, which is contested over the same course and distance during York's Ebor Festival.



Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey:

  • no jockey has won this race more than once

Leading trainer (2 wins):







2006 Best Alibi 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:07.93
2007 Stage Gift 4 Jamie Spencer Saeed bin Suroor 2:13.31
2008 Pipedreamer 4 Seb Sanders John Gosden 2:08.28
2009 Kirklees 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:10.27


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