Henry II Stakes

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Henry II Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Sandown Park
Esher, England
Inaugurated1963
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Ladbrokes Coral
Website Sandown Park
Race information
Distance2m 50y (3,264m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 1 lb (4yo);
9 st 2 lb (5yo+)
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 *
* since 31 August last year
Purse£60,000 (2021)
1st: £34,026
Henry II Stakes
2021
Owner Mrs Sonia Rogers.svg Owner Kingsclere Racing Club.svg Owner Rockingham Reins Limited.svg
LismoreRanch HandOcean Wind
Previous years
2020
Owner Mick And Janice Mariscotti.svg Owner Team Valor.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Dashing WilloughbySpanish MissionCross Counter
2019
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Dee Ex BeeMekongAustrian School
2018
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Magic CircleRed VerdonWeekender
2017
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Big OrangeHigher PowerShe Is No Lady
2016
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PallasatorSuegiooMax Dynamite
2015
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Vent De ForceTrip To ParisAussie Reigns
2014
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Brown PantherHigh JinxWhiplash Willie
2013
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Gloomy SundayNumber TheoryModel Pupil
2012
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr T Henderson.svg Owner The Pink Hat Racing Partnership.svg
Opinion PollIbicencoChiberta King
2011
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Blue BajanMontaffHolberg
2010-2001
2010
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AkmalSaptapadiDarley Sun
2009
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GeordielandPatkaiTastahil
2008
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FinalmenteBalkan KnightRoyal And Regal
2007
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AllegrettoBalkan KnightBulwark
2006
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Tungsten StrikeWinged d'ArgentBarolo
2005
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Fight Your CornerLochbuieAlcazar
2004
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PapineauMr DinosNew South Wales
2003
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Mr DinosPole StarKasthari
2002
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AkbarInvermarkPersian Punch
2001
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Solo MioRomantic AffairPersian Punch
2000-1991
2000
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Persian PunchChurlish CharmArctic Owl
1999
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Arctic OwlRainbow HighMaridpour
1998
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Persian PunchSamraanKayf Tara
1997
Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner Christopher Spence.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
Persian PunchCelericEva Luna
1996
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Double TriggerAssessorCourt Of Honour
1995
Owner Mr R W Huggins.svg Owner Mrs R D Cowell.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Double TriggerOld RouvelLinney Head
1994
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My PatriarchZinaadFurther Flight
1993
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Brier CreekNot In DoubtAssessor
1992
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Drum TapsArcadian HeightsTyrone Bridge
1991
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Top Of The WorldCrackTeamster
1990-1988
1990
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TeamsterMountain KingdomChelsea Girl
1989
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SadeemZero WattZaffaran
1988
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Primitive RisingGuarde RoyaleSadeem
 

The Henry II Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of 2 miles and 50 yards (3,264 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May.

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History

The event is named after Henry II, who founded a priory on the site of Sandown Park in the 12th century. It was established in 1963, and the inaugural running was won by Gaul.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Henry II Stakes held Group 3 status. It was promoted to Group 2 in 2002, and relegated back to Group 3 in 2012. [1]

The leading horses from the Henry II Stakes often go on to compete in the following month's Gold Cup at Ascot. The last to win both in the same year was Big Orange in 2017.

Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (6 wins):

Winners since 1978

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerTime
1978Smuggler5 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1979 Buckskin 6 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1980Billion6 Pat Eddery John Dunlop
no race 1981 [lower-alpha 1]
1982 Ardross 6 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983Ore5 Lester Piggott Willie Musson
1984Harly4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop
1985Destroyer4Simon WhitworthKim Brassey
1986 Longboat 5 Willie Carson Dick Hern 3:37.83
1987Saronicos4Tony Ives Clive Brittain 3:30.47
1988Primitive Rising4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:40.95
1989 Sadeem 6 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 3:29.93
1990 Teamster 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 3:33.88
1991Top of the World4 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 3:35.59
1992 Drum Taps 6 Frankie Dettori Lord Huntingdon 3:32.75
1993Brier Creek4 Michael Roberts John Gosden 3:39.64
1994My Patriarch4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 3:38.34
1995 Double Trigger 4 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 3:33.01
1996 Double Trigger 5 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 3:41.15
1997 Persian Punch 4 Ray Cochrane David Elsworth 3:35.15
1998 Persian Punch 5 Walter Swinburn David Elsworth 3:35.58
1999 Arctic Owl 5 Ray Cochrane James Fanshawe 3:33.18
2000 Persian Punch 7 Philip Robinson David Elsworth 3:53.45
2001Solo Mio7 Michael Kinane Amanda Perrett 3:37.43
2002Akbar6 Richard Hills Mark Johnston 3:32.44
2003 Mr Dinos 4 Frankie Dettori Paul Cole 3:30.50
2004 Papineau 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:34.17
2005Fight Your Corner6 Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor 3:38.77
2006Tungsten Strike5 Ryan Moore Amanda Perrett 3:45.55
2007 Allegretto 4 Seb Sanders Sir Michael Stoute 3:39.47
2008Finalmente6 Frankie Dettori Simon Callaghan 3:54.30
2009Geordieland8 Shane Kelly Jamie Osborne 3:30.07
2010Akmal4 Richard Hills John Dunlop 3:37.92
2011Blue Bajan9 Daniel Tudhope David O'Meara3:41.33
2012Opinion Poll6 Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni 3:34.80
2013Gloomy Sunday4 Olivier Peslier Christophe Ferland3:44.57
2014 Brown Panther 6Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 3:47.94
2015Vent De Force4 Richard Hughes Hughie Morrison 3:37.86
2016Pallasator7 Oisin Murphy Sir Mark Prescott 3:43.12
2017 Big Orange 6 Frankie Dettori Michael Bell 3:32.67
2018Magic Circle6 Fran Berry Ian Williams3:41.09
2019Dee Ex Bee4 Silvestre de Sousa Mark Johnston 3:34.00
2020 [lower-alpha 2] Dashing Willoughby4 Oisin Murphy Andrew Balding 3:35.36
2021Lismore4 Jamie Spencer Henry De Bromhead 3:50.22
  1. The 1981 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course
  2. The 2020 race was run in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Earlier winners

  1. Bruni finished first in 1977, but he was disqualified for bumping Grey Baron

See also

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References

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