King George Stakes

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King George Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated1911
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance5f (1,006 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 13 lb (3yo);
9 st 2 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 £125,000 (2020)
1st: £70,888
King George Stakes
2021
Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg Owner Mr Yoshiro Kubota.svg Owner T G and Mrs M E Holdcroft.svg
SuesaDragon SymbolGlass Slippers
Previous years
2020
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner T G and Mrs M E Holdcroft.svg Owner Kings Road Racing Partnership.svg
BattaashGlass SlippersOrnate
2019
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Aquis Farm Pty Ltd.svg Owner Kings Road Racing Partnership.svg
BattaashHoutzenOrnate
2018
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Norcroft Park Stud.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum black cap.svg
BattaashTake CoverMuthmir
2017
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Elite Racing Club.svg
BattaashProfitableMarsha
2016
Owner Norcroft Park Stud.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Rei Of Sunshine Partnership.svg
Take CoverWashington DcGoldream
2015
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Norcroft Park Stud.svg Owner Mr Andrew Turton.svg
MuthmirTake CoverMove In Time
2014
Owner Norcroft Park Stud.svg Owner Sheikh Suhaim Al Thani.svg Owner Mr Harry Redknapp.svg
Take CoverExtortionistMoviesta
2013
Owner Mr Harry Redknapp.svg Owner Mr T F Harris.svg Owner Mr Saleh Al Homaizi.svg
MoviestaSwiss SpiritJustineo
2012
Owner A D Fraser, Ms A Fraser and Miss E Ridley.svg Owner Qatar Racing Limited.svg Owner Doctor Marwan Koukash.svg
OrtensiaSpirit QuartzMasamah
2011
Owner Doctor Marwan Koukash.svg Owner Mr Simon Broke.svg Owner Pearl Bloodstock Ltd.svg
MasamahAmour PropreGroup Therapy
2010-2001
2010
Owner Mr James Edgar.svg Owner Franconson Partners.svg Owner Ladas.svg
BorderlescottGroup TherapyAstrophysical Jet
2009
Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Coleman Bloodstock Limited.svg Owner Mr Ian Hewitson.svg
Kingsgate NativeTotal GalleryInxile
2008
Owner Lael Stable.svg Owner Lady O'Reilly.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
EnticingMasta PlastaDandy Man
2007
Owner Mr Ron Hull.svg Owner Lael Stable.svg Owner Mr Ian Hewitson.svg
Moorhouse LadEnticingTax Free
2006
Owner Mr Guy Reed.svg Owner Bull and Bell Partnership.svg Owner Mr R L Bedding.svg
La CucarachaDesert LordPivotal Flame
2005
Owner The Oak Apple Syndicate.svg Owner Dab Hand Racing.svg Owner Mr John C Grant.svg
Fire Up The BandThe TatlingMoss Vale
2004
Owner Prof C D Green.svg Owner Hippodrome Racing.svg Owner Dab Hand Racing.svg
Ringmoor DownBoogie StreetThe Tatling
2003
Owner Dab Hand Racing.svg Owner Miss Alison Jones.svg Owner Scuderia Lechereo.svg
The TatlingDragon FlyerSlap Shot
2002
Owner Mrs C L Weld.svg Owner Mr D Nicholls.svg Owner Derek Hilton.svg
AgnethaRudi's PetJessica's Dream
2001
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner R A B Saville.svg Owner T C Chiang.svg
DietrichAfaanEastern Purple
2000-1991
2000
Owner Mr Trevor C Stewart.svg Owner T C Chiang.svg Owner Mr G H Leatham.svg
Cassandra GoEastern PurpleRudi's Pet
1999
Owner Mr G H Leatham.svg Owner Dr Carlos E Stelling.svg Owner Mrs Duncan Allen.svg
Rudi's PetImperial BeautyDashing Blue
1998
Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mrs N O'Callaghan.svg Owner Mr J C Smith.svg
Land Of DreamsLady AlexanderLochangel
1997
Owner Mr D J Deer.svg Owner Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds.svg Owner Khalil Alsayegh.svg
AvertiCathedralIndian Rocket
1996
Owner Mrs Michael Hill.svg Owner Hever Racing Club I.svg Owner Countrywide Classics Limited.svg
Rambling BearHever Golf RoseCroft Pool
1995
Owner M P Hanson.svg Owner Mrs David Blackburn.svg Owner D S Hall.svg
Hever Golf RoseEveningperformanceSaint Express
1994
Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner Giovanni Alessi.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
LochsongMistertopogigoSplice
1993
Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner P E T Chandler.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
LochsongParis HouseKeen Hunter
1992
Owner Mr Michael Hill.svg Owner Mrs J Addleshaw.svg Owner R A Mohammed.svg
Freddie LloydBlyton LadArtistic Reef
1991
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Mr J David Abell.svg Owner Rex L Mead.svg
Title RollFood Of LoveRivers Rhapsody
1990-1981
1990
Owner K F Khan.svg Owner Mrs J Addleshaw.svg Owner Norman Harper.svg
ArgentumBlyton LadDancing Music
1989
Owner Richard L Duchossois.svg Owner Ray Richards.svg Owner Mrs Carol Lane.svg
StatoblestPrincess AthenaCarol's Treasure
1988
Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg Owner E F Robbins.svg Owner Ray Richards.svg
Silver FlingEver SharpPrincess Athena
1987
Owner Dr Steve Bennett.svg Owner Mrs Carol Lane.svg Owner Mr G W Yates.svg
Singing StevenCarol's TreasureTreasure Kay
1986
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Ecurie Fustok.svg
Double SchwartzGwydionRose of the Sea
1985
Owner Peter Wetzel.svg Owner Mrs R J Daniels.svg Owner Mr R L Emmitt.svg
Primo DominiePrince SaboPrince Reymo
1984
Owner Mrs Anita Quinn.svg Owner Yazid and Ahmed Ltd.svg Owner Mrs M A Clayton.svg
Anita's PrinceReeshJonacris
1983
Owner mme m j hills.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner mme c m smalley.svg
SobaFine EdgeChellaston Park
1982
Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Mr Joe L Allbritton.svg Owner Mr T E Sellier.svg
Tina's PetGolden GreenVaigly Star
1981
Owner The Farleigh Court Rac P'ship.svg Owner Mr E R Hill.svg Owner Mr Moufid F Dabaghi.svg
King of SpainWelshwynSayyaf
 

The King George Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1911, and it was founded to commemorate the coronation of King George V.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the King George Stakes was classed at Group 3 level.

The car manufacturer Audi sponsored the race from 2005 to 2011, and for several years it was known as the Audi Stakes. It was sponsored by Gordon's Gin in 2012 and by Betfred since 2013. It was promoted to Group 2 status in 2010. [1]

The King George Stakes is currently held on the fourth day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting. The leading participants often go on to compete in the Nunthorpe Stakes, and the last to win both races in the same year was Battaash in 2019.

Records

Most successful horse (4 wins):

Leading jockey (9 wins):

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Winners since 1980

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerTime
1980Valeriga4 Lester Piggott Luca Cumani
1981King of Spain5Paul CookPeter Cundell
1982Tina's Pet4 Lester Piggott Geoff Huffer
1983Soba4 David Nicholls David Chapman
1984Anita's Prince3 Lester Piggott Richard Lister0:58.70
1985Primo Dominie3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1986Double Schwartz5 Pat Eddery Charlie Nelson0:58.93
1987Singing Steven3Brian Rouse Richard Hannon Sr. 0:58.60
1988Silver Fling3 Pat Eddery Ian Balding 0:58.50
1989Statoblest3 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 0:58.16
1990Argentum3 John Reid Jack Holt0:57.02
1991Title Roll3 Willie Carson Tommy Stack 0:59.11
1992Freddie Lloyd3 John Reid Neville Callaghan0:57.88
1993 Lochsong 5 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding 1:00.20
1994 Lochsong 6 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding 0:57.36
1995 Hever Golf Rose 4 Jason Weaver Joe Naughton0:56.25
1996Rambling Bear3 Ray Cochrane Michael Blanshard0:57.98
1997Averti6 Kieren Fallon Willie Muir0:57.75
1998Land of Dreams3 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 0:58.13
1999Rudi's Pet5 Seb Sanders David Nicholls 0:56.01
2000 Cassandra Go 4 Michael Roberts Geoff Wragg 0:58.01
2001Dietrich3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 0:57.78
2002Agnetha3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 0:57.36
2003 The Tatling 6 Darryll Holland Milton Bradley0:58.19
2004Ringmoor Down5 Richard Quinn David Arbuthnot0:56.73
2005Fire up the Band6Adrian Nicholls David Nicholls 0:58.52
2006 La Cucaracha 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 0:56.83
2007Moorhouse Lad4 Ryan Moore Bryan Smart0:57.32
2008Enticing4 Johnny Murtagh William Haggas 0:56.63
2009 Kingsgate Native 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 0:57.96
2010 Borderlescott 8 Kieren Fallon Robin Bastiman0:57.22
2011Masamah5 Jamie Spencer Kevin Ryan0:56.67
2012 Ortensia 7 William Buick Paul Messara0:57.24
2013Moviesta3Paul MulrennanBryan Smart0:56.72
2014Take Cover7 Andrea Atzeni David Griffiths0:56.47
2015Muthmir5 Paul Hanagan William Haggas 0:56.08
2016Take Cover9David AllanDavid Griffiths0:56.86
2017 Battaash 3 Jim Crowley Charles Hills0:58.51
2018 Battaash 4 Jim Crowley Charles Hills0:56.50
2019 Battaash 5 Jim Crowley Charles Hills0:56.20
2020 Battaash 6 Jim Crowley Charles Hills0:55.62
2021Suesa3 William Buick Francois Rohaut0:59.35

Earlier winners

* The 1941 running took place at Newmarket.

See also

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References

  1. "Audi Stakes upgraded to Group 2". British Horseracing Authority. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2010.