|Group 3 race|
|Location|| Rowley Mile |
|Inaugurated||1771 (original version)|
1878 (current version)
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
colts and geldings
|Weight||9 st 0 lb|
|Master Of The Seas||La Barrosa||Mystery Smiles|
|Masar||White Mocha||Roaring Lion|
|Toormore||The Grey Gatsby||Postponed|
|Trumpet Major||Crius||Eastern Sun|
|Elusive Pimpernel||Dancing David||Critical Moment|
|Delegator||Sans Frontieres||Pure Poetry|
|Twice Over||Raven's Pass||The Bogberry|
|Adagio||Sonny Red||Thousand Words|
|Killybegs||Metropolitan Man||Gin Jockey|
|Democratic Deficit||Rob Roy||Kandidate|
|Haafhd||Three Valleys||Peak To Creek|
|Hurricane Alan||Lundy's Lane||Splendid Era|
|King Of Happiness||Della Francesca||Sweet Band|
|King's Ironbridge||Red Carpet||Nayef|
|Compton Admiral||Brancaster||Debbie's Warning|
|Desert Story||Grapeshot||Cape Cross|
|Beauchamp King||Alhaarth||Polaris Flight|
|King's Theatre||Colonel Collins||Suplizi|
|Alnasr Alwasheek||Dr Devious||Irish Memory|
|Ajdal||Don't Forget Me||Most Welcome|
|Dancing Brave||Faraway Dancer||Mashkour|
|Lear Fan||Rainbow Quest||Telios|
|Muscatite||Spanish Place||Guns of Navarone|
|Chalon||Merlin's Charm||Triple Tipple|
|Kind of Hush||To-Agori-Mou||Dalby Mustang|
|Tyrnavos||Star Way||World Leader|
|Limone||Sporting Yankee||Lucky Sovereign|
|No Alimony||Bolkonski||Sefton Court|
|Numa||Colonel Nelson||Son of Silver|
|My Drifter||Freefoot||So Royal|
|Tamil||Gold Rod||Rock Roi|
|Paddy's Progress||Fascination||Harmony Hall|
|Salvo||Out of Orbit||Parbury|
The Craven Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old colts and geldings. It is run over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket in mid-April.
The event is named after William Craven, 6th Baron Craven, century. His support for racing at Newmarket led to the introduction of the Craven Meeting in 1771.a member of the Jockey Club in the 18th
The first race had a subscription of 5 guineas, to which 21 subscribed. It was to be run "from the ditch to the turn of the lands."The race was won by Pantaloon, owned by a Mr Vernon. Fourteen horses had taken part.
An open-age version of the Craven Stakes was staged annually until the 1870s.It traditionally took place on a Monday in April, and was usually Newmarket's first race of the season. Several other venues had a race of the same name.
The present race, a one-mile event for three-year-olds, was established in 1878.The inaugural running was won by Thurio.
The modern version of the Craven Stakes can serve as a trial for the 2,000 Guineas. The first horse to win both races was Scot Free in 1884. The most recent was Haafhd in 2004.
The Craven Stakes is currently held on the second day of Newmarket's three-day Craven Meeting.
Most successful horse (3 wins):
Leading jockey since 1878 (6 wins):
Leading trainer since 1878 (8 wins):
|1970||Tamil||Willie Carson||Bernard van Cutsem||1:45.10|
|1971||Levanter||Tony Murray||Ryan Price||1:43.10|
|1972||Leicester||Geoff Lewis||Noel Murless||1:47.00|
|1973||My Drifter||Eric Eldin||John Sutcliffe jr.|
|1974||Numa||Pat Eddery||Peter Walwyn||1:40.20|
|1975||No Alimony||Pat Eddery||Peter Walwyn||1:52.50|
|1976||Malinowski||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien|
|1977||Limone||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:40.40|
|1978||Admirals' Launch||Willie Carson||Dick Hern|
|1979||Lyphard's Wish||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil|
|1980||Tyrnavos||Edward Hide||Bruce Hobbs||1:41.87|
|1981||Kind of Hush||Steve Cauthen||Barry Hills|
|1982||Silver Hawk||Tony Murray||Michael Albina||1:39.61|
|1983||Muscatite||Brian Taylor||Jeremy Hindley||1:47.23|
|1984||Lear Fan||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:38.12|
|1985||Shadeed||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:38.84|
|1986||Dancing Brave||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:49.96|
|1987||Ajdal||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:39.49|
|1988||Doyoun||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:38.48|
|1989||Shaadi||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:43.76|
|1990||Tirol||Pat Eddery||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:38.38|
|1991||Marju||Willie Carson||John Dunlop||1:36.12|
|1992||Alnasr Alwasheek||Steve Cauthen||Michael Stoute||1:37.39|
|1993||Emperor Jones||Ray Cochrane||John Gosden||1:37.80|
|1994||King's Theatre||Michael Kinane||Henry Cecil||1:43.42|
|1995||Painter's Row||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||1:37.08|
|1996||Beauchamp King||John Reid||John Dunlop||1:37.82|
|1997||Desert Story||Michael Kinane||Michael Stoute||1:38.08|
|1998||Xaar||Olivier Peslier||André Fabre||1:42.31|
|1999||Compton Admiral||Frankie Dettori||Gerard Butler||1:38.72|
|2000||Umistim||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:41.11|
|2001||King's Ironbridge||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:42.25|
|2002||King of Happiness||Kieren Fallon||Michael Stoute||1:37.39|
|2003||Hurricane Alan||Jimmy Fortune||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:39.93|
|2004||Haafhd||Richard Hills||Barry Hills||1:38.33|
|2005||Democratic Deficit||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||1:39.43|
|2006||Killybegs||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:38.79|
|2007||Adagio||Kerrin McEvoy||Michael Stoute||1:35.55|
|2008||Twice Over||Ted Durcan||Henry Cecil||1:38.54|
|2009||Delegator||Jamie Spencer||Brian Meehan||1:36.56|
|2010||Elusive Pimpernel||Ryan Moore||John Dunlop||1:37.16|
|2011||Native Khan||Kieren Fallon||Ed Dunlop||1:37.56|
|2012||Trumpet Major||Ryan Moore||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:37.44|
|2013||Toronado||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:35.19|
|2014||Toormore||Ryan Moore||Richard Hannon Jr.||1:35.42|
|2015||Kool Kompany||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Jr.||1:38.86|
|2016||Stormy Antarctic||George Baker||Ed Walker||1:44.01|
|2017||Eminent||Jim Crowley||Martyn Meade||1:35.15|
|2018||Masar||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||1:38.15|
|2019||Skardu||James Doyle||William Haggas||1:37.89|
|no race 2020|
|2021||Master of The Seas||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||1:38.79|
* The 1916 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
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