Hungerford Stakes

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Hungerford Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated1949
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Unibet
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance7f (1,408 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight9 st 1 lb (3yo);
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* after 2017
Purse £60,000 (2020)
1st: £34,026
Hungerford Stakes
2020
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The Hungerford Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Newbury over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

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History

The event is named after Hungerford, a town located several miles to the west of Newbury. It was established in 1949, and the inaugural running was contested over 1½ miles. The first winner was Star King (later renamed Star Kingdom).

The Hungerford Stakes was formerly held on Newbury's left-handed course, with a distance of about 7 furlongs and 64 yards. For a period it was classed at Group 3 level. It was switched to the straight track in 2002, and promoted to Group 2 status in 2006.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (6 wins):

Winners since 1979

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerTime
1979Skyliner4Geoff Baxter Paul Cole
1980Kampala4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1981Dalsaan4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1982Pas de Seul3 Pat Eddery David O'Brien
1983Salieri3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984Prego4 Pat Eddery Barry Hills
1985Ever Genial3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1986Hadeer4 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 1:28.80
1987Abuzz3Tony Ives Clive Brittain 1:29.54
1988 Salse 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:30.30
1989 Distant Relative 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:31.14
1990Norwich3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:28.52
1991Only Yours3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 1:27.37
1992Mojave3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:31.99
1993Inchinor3 Frankie Dettori Roger Charlton 1:26.28
1994
(dh)
Pollen Count
Young Ern
5
4
Frankie Dettori
Willie Ryan
John Gosden
Simon Dow
1:31.07
1995 Harayir 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:28.30
1996Bin Rosie4 Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:27.28
1997Decorated Hero5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:27.56
1998Muhtathir3 Richard Hills John Gosden 1:26.86
1999Lend a Hand4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:28.09
2000Arkadian Hero5 Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani 1:26.36
2001Atavus4Jamie MackayGeorge Margarson1:27.01
2002 Reel Buddy 4 Richard Quinn Richard Hannon Sr. 1:23.61
2003With Reason5 Richard Hughes David Loder 1:23.02
2004 Chic 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:23.99
2005Sleeping Indian4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:24.68
2006Welsh Emperor7 Jamie Spencer Tom Tate1:26.76
2007 Red Evie 4 Jamie Spencer Michael Bell 1:26.09
2008 Paco Boy 3 Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. 1:24.35
2009Balthazaar's Gift6 Philip Robinson Clive Cox1:25.31
2010Shakespearean3 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:26.38
2011 Excelebration 3 Adam Kirby Marco Botti 1:24.72
2012 Lethal Force 3 Adam Kirby Clive Cox1:22.96
2013Gregorian4Robert Havlin John Gosden 1:25.84
2014Breton Rock4Martin LaneDavid Simcock1:27.18
2015Adaay3 Paul Hanagan William Haggas 1:26.76
2016Richard Pankhurst4Robert Havlin John Gosden 1:24.43
2017Massaat4 Jim Crowley Owen Burrows1:25.84
2018Sir Dancealot4 Gérald Mossé David Elsworth 1:26.15
2019Glorious Journey4 James Doyle Charlie Appleby 1:27.30
2020Dream of Dreams6 Oisin Murphy Sir Michael Stoute 1:24.35

Earlier winners

* The 1949 winner Star King was later exported to Australia and renamed Star Kingdom .

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