1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes

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1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes
Conditions race (discontinued)
Location Ascot / Salisbury
England
Last run9 April 1986
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance7f (1,408 metres)
SurfaceTurf
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Purse£8,000 (1986)
1st: £5,712

The 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes was a flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old fillies. It was run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it was scheduled to take place each year in early April.

Horse racing Equestrian sport

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys over a set distance for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports, as its basic premise – to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance – has been unchanged since at least classical antiquity.

Filly young female horse

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History

The event was originally held at Ascot. [1] The present grading system was introduced in 1971, and the race was classed at Group 3 level. It was staged at Newmarket in 1978, [2] and transferred to Salisbury in 1979. [3] It was relegated from Group 3 status in 1983, and discontinued after 1986.

Ascot Racecourse horse racing venue in England

Ascot Racecourse is a British racecourse, located in Ascot, Berkshire, England, which is used for thoroughbred horse racing. It is one of the leading racecourses in the United Kingdom, hosting 13 of Britain's 36 annual Group 1 horse races.

Conditions races are horse races in which the weights carried by the runners are laid down by the conditions attached to the race. Weights are allocated according to the sex of the runners, with female runners carrying less weight than males; the age of the runners, with younger horses receiving weight from older runners to allow for relative maturity, referred to as weight for age; and the quality of the runners, with horses that have won certain values of races giving weight to less successful entrants.

Newmarket Racecourse horse racing venue in England

The Newmarket Racecourse is a British Thoroughbred horse racing venue in Newmarket, Suffolk, comprising two individual racecourses: the Rowley Mile and the July Course. Newmarket is often referred to as the headquarters of British horseracing and is home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country and many key horse racing organisations, including Tattersalls, the National Horseracing Museum and the National Stud. Newmarket hosts two of the country's five Classic Races - the 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas, and numerous other Group races. In total, it hosts 9 of British racing's 36 annual Group 1 races.

The race served as a trial for the 1000 Guineas Stakes. The last horse to win both events was Full Dress in 1969.

The 1000 Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old fillies. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late April or early May on the Sunday following the 2000 Guineas Stakes.

The equivalent race for colts was the 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes.

A colt is a male horse, usually below the age of four years.

The 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes was a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It was run over a distance of 7 furlongs, and it was scheduled to take place each year in early April.

Records

Leading jockey since 1968 (3 wins):

Greville Michael Wilson Starkey was an English jockey who rode almost 2,000 winners during a 33-year career on the flat.


Leading trainer since 1968 (3 wins):

Harry Wragg (1902–1985) was a British jockey and racehorse trainer, who gained the nickname "The Head Waiter" due to his "come from behind" riding style. In a 27-year riding career, Wragg rode over 1700 winners in Britain and Ireland, including three victories in The Derby and ten in other British Classic Races. He then embarked on a successful 36-year training career, in which he trained many important winners including five more classics. He retired in 1982 and died three years later.

Winners since 1968

YearWinnerJockeyTrainer
1968IleanaRon Hutchinson Harry Wragg
1969 Full Dress Ron Hutchinson Harry Wragg
1970Highest HopesJimmy Lindley Dick Hern
1971 Cawston's Pride Brian Taylor Freddie Maxwell
1972Embroidery Bill Williamson Vincent O'Brien
1973Cheveley Princess Geoff Lewis Harry Wragg
1974 Polygamy Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1975no race
1976Gilding Greville Starkey Ian Balding
1977 Sanedtki Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb
1978Spring in Deepsea Greville Starkey Luca Cumani
1979Tudor Maid Edward Hide John Winter
1980Battlewind Ray Cochrane Ron Sheather
1981Go Leasing Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1982Rose of Montreaux John Reid Paul Cole
1983SilverdipPaul Cook Ian Balding
1984Meis El-Reem Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb
1985Dafayna Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1986Migiyas Richard Quinn Paul Cole

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References

  1. "Trial double?". Glasgow Herald . 2 April 1977. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  2. "Today's tips". Glasgow Herald . 1 April 1978. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  3. "Wonder boy will find it heavy going". Glasgow Herald . 7 April 1979. Retrieved 25 November 2012.