Molecomb Stakes

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Molecomb Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated1829
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Markel Corporation
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance5f (1,006 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-olds
Weight9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £40,000 (2020)
1st: £22,684
Molecomb Stakes
2019
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The Molecomb Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old horses. 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.

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History

The event is named after Molecomb, a house on the Goodwood Estate originally built by the 3rd Duke of Richmond for his sister Lady Sarah Lennox. The race was established in 1829, and the inaugural running was won by Convert.

The Molecomb Stakes was originally open to two-year-olds of either gender, but it was restricted to fillies in 1932. It was reopened to colts and geldings in 1981.

The race is currently held on the second day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.

Records

Leading jockey (8 wins):

Leading trainer (7 wins):

Winners since 1980

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerTime
1980 Marwell Lester Piggott Michael Stoute
1981Prowess Prince Lester Piggott Eric Eldin
1982Kafu Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1983 Precocious Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984Absent Chimes Philip Robinson David Thom
1985HotbeeTyrone WilliamsJohn Bridger
1986Gemini Fire Steve Cauthen Paul Felgate1:01.15
1987Classic Ruler John Reid Charlie Nelson0:59.33
1988Almost BlueJohn CarrollJack Berry1:01.16
1989Haunting Beauty Pat Eddery Jimmy Etherington1:00.15
1990Poets Cove [lower-alpha 1] John Reid Wally Carter0:57.53
1991Sahara Star John Reid Michael Stoute 0:59.14
1992Millyant Michael Roberts Rae Guest0:57.58
1993Risky Walter Swinburn Richard Hannon Sr. 1:00.77
1994Hoh Magic Michael Hills Michael Bell 0:57.75
1995Almaty Kevin Darley Con Collins0:58.17
1996Carmine Lake John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 0:58.32
1997Lady AlexanderPat ShanahanCon Collins1:00.12
1998Inya Lake Richard Quinn Mick Channon 0:59.96
1999Misty MissJohn EganDavid Evans0:58.37
2000Misty EyedLee NewmanNerys Dutfield0:58.48
2001WhitbarrowBasil MarcusRod Millman0:58.25
2002Wunders Dream Micky Fenton James Given0:58.28
2003Majestic Missile Michael Hills William Haggas 0:58.83
2004Tournedos Ted Durcan Mick Channon 0:58.54
2005Strike Up the BandAdrian Nicholls David Nicholls 0:58.36
2006Enticing Michael Hills William Haggas 0:59.19
2007 Fleeting Spirit Johnny Murtagh Jeremy Noseda 0:57.96
2008Finjaan Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 0:57.88
2009Monsieur Chevalier Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 0:58.24
2010Zebedee Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 0:58.49
2011Requinto Wayne Lordan David Wachman 0:57.51
2012Bungle Inthejungle Martin Harley Mick Channon 0:58.22
2013Brown Sugar Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon Sr. 0:59.30
2014Cotai Glory George Baker Charles Hills0:57.30
2015KachyRichard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 0:58.55
2016Yalta James Doyle Mark Johnston 0:57.14
2017Havana Grey P. J. McDonald Karl Burke1:00.89
2018Rumble Inthejungle Tom Queally Richard Spencer0:58.22
2019Liberty BeachJason HartJohn Quinn0:58.88
2020Steel Bull Colin Keane Michael O'Callaghan0:58.59
  1. Jimmy Barnie finished first in 1990, but he was relegated to fourth place following a stewards' inquiry

Earlier winners

* The 1941 running took place at Newmarket.

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