Criterion Stakes

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Criterion Stakes
Group 3 race
Location July Course
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated1978
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Randox Health
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance7f (1,408 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 5 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners*
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* after 31 August 2018
Purse £60,000 (2019)
1st: £34,026
Criterion Stakes
2020
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The Criterion Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. 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 late June or early July.

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The present Criterion Stakes was established in 1978, and for a period it was classed at Listed level. During the eighties the race was known as the Van Geest Stakes. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 1986.

A previous race with the same name was an important event for two-year-olds. Its winners included Ormonde (1885), Flying Fox (1898), Pretty Polly (1903) and Gay Crusader (1916).

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerTime
1978Daring March4 George Duffield James Bethell
1979Alert3Eric Eldin Clive Brittain
1980Captain Nick4Jimmy Bleasdale Jeremy Hindley
1981Dalsaan4 Edward Hide Michael Stoute
1982 Noalcoholic 5 George Duffield Gavin Pritchard-Gordon
1983Thug3 Brian Taylor Jeremy Hindley
1984Grey Desire4Benjy CooganD. Plant
1985Capricorn Belle4Rae Guest Luca Cumani
1986Mister Wonderful3Tony Ives John Dunlop 1:25.51
1987Linda's Magic3 Willie Carson Robert Armstrong1:27.95
1988 Cadeaux Genereux 3 Pat Eddery Olivier Douieb1:24.19
1989 Zilzal 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:25.95
1990Rock City3Bruce Raymond Richard Hannon Sr. 1:25.61
1991La Grange Music4 Walter Swinburn James Fanshawe 1:25.89
1992 Toussaud 3 Pat Eddery John Gosden 1:24.80
1993Inchinor3 Richard Quinn Roger Charlton 1:23.56
1994Hill Hopper3 Philip Robinson John Gosden 1:26.43
1995Pipe Major3 Jason Weaver Patrick Haslam 1:25.00
1996Gabr6 Richard Hills Robert Armstrong1:24.04
1997Ramooz4 Willie Ryan Ben Hanbury1:27.59
1998Muchea4 David Harrison Mick Channon 1:25.66
1999 Diktat 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:24.63
2000Arkadian Hero5 Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani 1:24.14
2001Shibboleth4 Richard Quinn Henry Cecil 1:23.66
2002Atavus5Jamie MackayGeorge Margarson1:25.17
2003Trade Fair3 Richard Hughes Roger Charlton 1:23.84
2004Arakan4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:25.04
2005Vortex6 Micky Fenton Gay Kelleway1:25.19
2006Suggestive8Nicky Mackay William Haggas 1:24.16
2007Silver Touch4Tadhg O'Shea Mick Channon 1:28.03
2008Racer Forever5 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:25.41
2009Imbongi5Kevin SheaMike de Kock1:24.83
2010Premio Loco6 Jack Mitchell Chris Wall1:24.74
2011Libranno3 Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. 1:23.56
2012Libranno4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:24.66
2013Producer4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:23.09
2014Gregorian5 William Buick John Gosden 1:26.78
2015Markaz3 Dane O'Neill Barry Hills 1:23.37
2016Breton Rock6 Martin Harley David Simcock1:29.90
2017Home Of The Brave5 James Doyle Hugo Palmer1:23.13
2018Sir Dancealot4 Gérald Mossé David Elsworth 1:26.12
2019 Limato 7 Harry Bentley Henry Candy 1:24.51
2020 Limato [lower-alpha 1] 8 Adam Kirby Henry Candy 1:22.81
  1. The 2020 race was run on Newmarket's Rowley Mile course due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom

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