John Porter Stakes

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John Porter Stakes
(Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes)
Group 3 race
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated1928
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Dubai Duty Free
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance1m 4f (2,414 m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 0 lb
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£45,000 (2021)
1st: £25,520
John Porter Stakes
2021
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2019
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2010-2001
2010
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2009
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2008
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2007
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2006
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2005
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2004
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2003
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2002
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2001
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2000-1991
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1999
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1998
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1997
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Whitewater AffairEla-AristokratiKutta
1996
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SpoutWayne CountyMoonax
1995
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Strategic ChoiceBroadway FlyerShambo
1994
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Right WinPersian BraveBobzao
1993
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1992
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1991
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1990-1981
1990
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1989
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1988
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1987
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1986
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LemhillEaglingGold And Ivory
1985
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1984
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1983
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Diamond ShoalLittle WolfAmyndas
1982
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1981
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1980-1970
1980
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1979
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1978
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1977
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1976
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1975
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1974
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1973
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1972
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1971
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1970
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TorpidPrecipice WoodRoyal 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.

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History

The event is named after John Porter (1838–1922), a successful horse trainer who co-founded Newbury Racecourse. [1]

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. [2] It was opened to four-year-olds in 1929, [3] and cut to 1¼ miles in 1936. [4]

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. [5]

The John Porter Stakes is currently sponsored by Dubai Duty Free. Its sponsored title promotes the company's Finest Surprise lottery.

Records

Most successful horse:

Leading jockey (5 wins):

Leading trainer (7 wins):

Winners since 1970

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerTime
1970Torpid5 Brian Taylor J Oxley
1971Meadowville4Frankie Durr Michael Jarvis 2:35.7
1972Rock Roi5Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn 2:46.8
1973 Rheingold 4 Yves Saint-Martin Barry Hills 2:35.8
1974Freefoot4 Lester Piggott Harry Wragg 2:38.3
1975Salado4 Willie Carson P Mitchell2:58.1
1976 Quiet Fling 4 Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree 2:29.8
1977Decent Fellow4 Lester Piggott Toby Balding 2:35.5
1978Orchestra4R CarrollJohn Oxx sr.2:47.2
1979Icelandic4 Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast 2:39.9
1980 Niniski 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:31.07
1981Pelerin4 Brian Taylor Harry Wragg 2:44.30
1982 Glint of Gold 4John Matthias Ian Balding 2:31.85
1983 Diamond Shoal 4 Steve Cauthen Ian Balding 2:40.40
1984Gay Lemur4Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs 2:31.90
1985 Jupiter Island 6 Greville Starkey Clive Brittain
1986Lemhill4 Ray Cochrane Michael Blanshard2:47.35
1987Rakaposhi King5 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:54.62
1988Alwasmi4 Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones 2:37.39
1989 Unfuwain 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:40.85
1990Brush Aside4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:33.73
1991Rock Hopper4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:32.90
1992 Saddlers' Hall 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:41.70
1993Linpac West7 Frankie Dettori Bill Elsey 2:41.92
1994Right Win4 Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. 2:43.99
1995 Strategic Choice 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:32.36
1996Spout4Tim Sprake Roger Charlton 2:38.80
1997Whitewater Affair4 Olivier Peslier Michael Stoute 2:35.63
1998Posidonas6 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:50.65
1999Sadian4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:31.21
2000Yavana's Pace [lower-alpha 1] 8 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 2:45.86
2001Lucido5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:43.23
2002Zindabad6 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 2:30.64
2003 Warrsan 5 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain 2:32.32
2004Dubai Success4 Michael Hills Barry Hills 2:35.54
2005Day Flight4 Richard Hughes John Gosden 2:40.22
2006Mubtaker9 Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 2:33.18
2007Maraahel6 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 2:36.83
2008Royal and Regal4 Neil Callan Michael Jarvis 2:43.19
2009Enroller4 Martin Dwyer Willie Muir2:42.78
2010 Harbinger 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:30.58
2011Indian Days6 Tom Queally James Given2:32.11
2012Harris Tweed5Liam Jones William Haggas 2:44.02
2013Universal4 Silvestre de Sousa Mark Johnston 2:37.86
2014Cubanita5 Jim Crowley Ralph Beckett2:37.98
2015Arab Spring5 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute 2:32.35
2016Dartmouth [lower-alpha 2] 4 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute 2:50.43
2017Muntahaa4 Jim Crowley John Gosden 2:31.58
2018 Defoe 4 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian 2:40.21
2019Marmelo6 Gerald Mosse Hughie Morrison 2:42.15
no race 2020 [lower-alpha 3]
2021Al Aasy4 Jim Crowley William Haggas 2:31.92
  1. The 2000 edition was run at Haydock Park over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 200 yards
  2. The 2016 running took place at Chelmsford City over 1 mile, 5 furlongs and 66 yards
  3. The 2020 running was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom [6]

Earlier winners

See also

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References

  1. "Inauguration Day at Newbury". Glasgow Herald . 27 September 1905. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  2. "1928 John Porter Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 29 September 1928. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. "1929 John Porter Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 28 September 1929. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  4. "1936 John Porter Plate". Glasgow Herald. 26 September 1936. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  5. "1949 John Porter Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 2 April 1949. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  6. "Coronavirus: Horse racing in Great Britain suspended until end of April". BBC Sport. 17 March 2020.