|Group 3 race|
|Location|| Newbury Racecourse |
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Sponsor||Dubai Duty Free|
|Distance||1m 4f (2,414 m)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Weight||9 st 0 lb |
3 lb for fillies and mares
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
*since 31 August last year
|Al Aasy||Without A Fight||Outbox|
|Defoe||Danehill Kodiac||What About Carlo|
|Muntahaa||Chemical Charge||Second Step|
|Arab Spring||Pether's Moon||Romsdal|
|Universal||Quiz Mistress||Noble Mission|
|Harris Tweed||Allied Powers||Bridge of Gold|
|Indian Days||Bridge of Gold||Poet|
|Royal And Regal||Zaham||Tempelstern|
|Day Flight||Frank Sonata||Dubai Success|
|Dubai Success||Gamut||Imperial Dancer|
|Warrsan||Asian Heights||Compton Bolter|
|Zindabad||St Expedit||Water Jump|
|Yavana's Pace||Capri||Life Is Life|
|Strategic Choice||Broadway Flyer||Shambo|
|Right Win||Persian Brave||Bobzao|
|Linpac West||Spring||Always Friendly|
|Saddlers' Hall||Shambo||Parting Moment|
|Rock Hopper||Warm Feeling||Rudjig|
|Alwasmi||Sir Harry Lewis||Lake Erie|
|Rakaposhi King||Geordie's Delight||Gorgeous Strike|
|Lemhill||Eagling||Gold And Ivory|
|Jupiter Island||Ilium||Gay Lemur|
|Diamond Shoal||Little Wolf||Amyndas|
|Glint of Gold||Amyndas||Critique|
|Orchestra||Welsh Dancer||Sporting Yankee|
|Decent Fellow||Swell Fellow||Dutch Treat|
|Quiet Fling||Rouge Sang||Libra's Rib|
|Salado||Major Green||Court Dancer|
|Rheingold||Knockroe||Coup de Feu|
|Meadowville||High Line||Rock Roi|
|Torpid||Precipice Wood||Royal Rocket|
The John Porter Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs (2,414 metres) at Newbury in April.
The event is named after John Porter (1838–1922), a successful horse trainer who co-founded Newbury Racecourse.
The race was established in 1928, and it was originally held in late September. It was initially restricted to three-year-olds and run over 1 mile and 5 furlongs. It was opened to four-year-olds in 1929, and cut to 1¼ miles in 1936.
The present version of the John Porter Stakes was introduced in 1949. From this point it was staged in April, and contested by older horses over 1½ miles.
The John Porter Stakes is currently sponsored by Dubai Duty Free. Its sponsored title promotes the company's Finest Surprise lottery.
Most successful horse:
Leading jockey (5 wins):
Leading trainer (7 wins):
|1970||Torpid||5||Brian Taylor||J Oxley|
|1971||Meadowville||4||Frankie Durr||Michael Jarvis||2:35.7|
|1972||Rock Roi||5||Duncan Keith||Peter Walwyn||2:46.8|
|1973||Rheingold||4||Yves Saint-Martin||Barry Hills||2:35.8|
|1974||Freefoot||4||Lester Piggott||Harry Wragg||2:38.3|
|1975||Salado||4||Willie Carson||P Mitchell||2:58.1|
|1976||Quiet Fling||4||Lester Piggott||Jeremy Tree||2:29.8|
|1977||Decent Fellow||4||Lester Piggott||Toby Balding||2:35.5|
|1978||Orchestra||4||R Carroll||John Oxx sr.||2:47.2|
|1979||Icelandic||4||Christy Roche||Paddy Prendergast||2:39.9|
|1980||Niniski||4||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||2:31.07|
|1981||Pelerin||4||Brian Taylor||Harry Wragg||2:44.30|
|1982||Glint of Gold||4||John Matthias||Ian Balding||2:31.85|
|1983||Diamond Shoal||4||Steve Cauthen||Ian Balding||2:40.40|
|1984||Gay Lemur||4||Geoff Baxter||Bruce Hobbs||2:31.90|
|1985||Jupiter Island||6||Greville Starkey||Clive Brittain|
|1986||Lemhill||4||Ray Cochrane||Michael Blanshard||2:47.35|
|1987||Rakaposhi King||5||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||2:54.62|
|1988||Alwasmi||4||Richard Hills||Harry Thomson Jones||2:37.39|
|1989||Unfuwain||4||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||2:40.85|
|1990||Brush Aside||4||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||2:33.73|
|1991||Rock Hopper||4||Pat Eddery||Michael Stoute||2:32.90|
|1992||Saddlers' Hall||4||Pat Eddery||Michael Stoute||2:41.70|
|1993||Linpac West||7||Frankie Dettori||Bill Elsey||2:41.92|
|1994||Right Win||4||Pat Eddery||Richard Hannon Sr.||2:43.99|
|1995||Strategic Choice||4||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||2:32.36|
|1996||Spout||4||Tim Sprake||Roger Charlton||2:38.80|
|1997||Whitewater Affair||4||Olivier Peslier||Michael Stoute||2:35.63|
|1998||Posidonas||6||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||2:50.65|
|1999||Sadian||4||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||2:31.21|
|2000||Yavana's Pace||8||Darryll Holland||Mark Johnston||2:45.86|
|2001||Lucido||5||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||2:43.23|
|2002||Zindabad||6||Kevin Darley||Mark Johnston||2:30.64|
|2003||Warrsan||5||Philip Robinson||Clive Brittain||2:32.32|
|2004||Dubai Success||4||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||2:35.54|
|2005||Day Flight||4||Richard Hughes||John Gosden||2:40.22|
|2006||Mubtaker||9||Martin Dwyer||Marcus Tregoning||2:33.18|
|2007||Maraahel||6||Richard Hills||Sir Michael Stoute||2:36.83|
|2008||Royal and Regal||4||Neil Callan||Michael Jarvis||2:43.19|
|2009||Enroller||4||Martin Dwyer||Willie Muir||2:42.78|
|2010||Harbinger||4||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||2:30.58|
|2011||Indian Days||6||Tom Queally||James Given||2:32.11|
|2012||Harris Tweed||5||Liam Jones||William Haggas||2:44.02|
|2013||Universal||4||Silvestre de Sousa||Mark Johnston||2:37.86|
|2014||Cubanita||5||Jim Crowley||Ralph Beckett||2:37.98|
|2015||Arab Spring||5||Ryan Moore||Michael Stoute||2:32.35|
|2016||Dartmouth||4||Ryan Moore||Michael Stoute||2:50.43|
|2017||Muntahaa||4||Jim Crowley||John Gosden||2:31.58|
|2018||Defoe||4||Andrea Atzeni||Roger Varian||2:40.21|
|2019||Marmelo||6||Gerald Mosse||Hughie Morrison||2:42.15|
|no race 2020|
|2021||Al Aasy||4||Jim Crowley||William Haggas||2:31.92|
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