Nassau Stakes

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Nassau Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated1840
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance1m 1f 197y (1,991 m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight8 st 13 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Purse £250,000 (2020)
1st: £141,775
Nassau Stakes
2020
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Craig Bernick.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
Fancy BlueOne VoiceNazeef
Previous years
2019
Owner Mr Toji Morita.svg Owner Emirates Park Pty Ltd.svg Owner Mr Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah.svg
DeirdreMehdaayihRawdaa
2018
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Barnane Stud Ltd.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
Wild IllusionUrban FoxVeracious
2017
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mrs Barbara M Keller.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
WinterBlond MeSobetsu
2016
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Al Shaqab Racing.svg
MindingQueen's TrustJemayel
2015
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner Mr J C Smith.svg
LegatissimoWedding VowArabian Queen
2014
Owner Normandie Stud Ltd.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
SultaninaNarniynVenus de Milo
2013
Owner Mr K Abdulla 2nd.svg Owner Lady Rothschild.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
WinsiliThistle BirdHot Snap
2012
Owner Lord Lloyd-Webber.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
The FugueTimepieceWas
2011
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Anamoine Ltd.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla 2nd.svg
MiddaySnow FairyPrincipal Role

The Nassau Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile, 1 furlong and 197 yards (1,991 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

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History

The title of the event acknowledges the friendship between the 5th Duke of Richmond, a former owner of Goodwood Racecourse, and the House of Orange-Nassau. The race was established in 1840, and it was originally restricted to three-year-old fillies. During the early part of its history it was contested over a distance of 1 mile. It was extended to 1½ miles in 1900, and shortened to its present length in 1911.

The Nassau Stakes was opened to fillies and mares aged four or older in 1975. For a period it was classed at Group 2 level, and it was promoted to Group 1 status in 1999.

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

Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (8 wins):

Leading owner (7 wins):

Winners since 1975

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1975 Roussalka 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Nicky Phillips
1976 Roussalka 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Nicky Phillips
1977Triple First3 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute R Clifford-Turner
1978Cistus3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Michael Sobell
1979 Connaught Bridge 3 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil H Barker
1980Vielle3Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Tom Blackwell
1981Go Leasing3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood W. Norton
1982Dancing Rocks3 Pat Eddery Harry Wragg Philip Oppenheimer
1983Acclimatise3Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Jocelyn Hambro2:08.80
1984Optimistic Lass3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:11.90
1985Free Guest4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani Fittocks Stud2:14.10
1986 Park Express 3 John Reid Jim Bolger Paddy Burns2:08.40
1987Nom de Plume3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.08
1988Ela Romara3 Pat Eddery Geoff Wragg Exors of Eric Moller2:10.36
1989Mamaluna3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou2:06.88
1990Kartajana3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:04.96
1991Ruby Tiger4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker2:08.71
1992Ruby Tiger5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Mrs Philip Blacker2:07.78
1993Lyphard's Delta3 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil Saud bin Khaled2:11.93
1994Hawajiss3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:06.17
1995Caramba3 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 7th Earl of Carnarvon 2:08.65
1996Last Second3 George Duffield Mark Prescott Faisal bin Salman 2:07.45
1997 Ryafan 3 Michael Hills John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:05.56
1998 Alborada 3 George Duffield Mark Prescott Kirsten Rausing 2:08.01
1999 Zahrat Dubai 3 Gary Stevens Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:05.56
2000 Crimplene 3 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain Marwan Al Maktoum2:05.30
2001 Lailani 3 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:07.12
2002 Islington 3 Kieren Fallon Michael Stoute Exors of Lord Weinstock 2:04.69
2003 Russian Rhythm 3 Kieren Fallon Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 2:04.80
2004 Favourable Terms 4 Kieren Fallon Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:05.70
2005 Alexander Goldrun 4 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Miriam O'Callaghan2:08.02
2006 Ouija Board 5 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:04.47
2007 Peeping Fawn 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 2:04.53
2008 Halfway to Heaven 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 2:09.73
2009 Midday 3 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:09.42
2010 Midday 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:07.25
2011 Midday 5 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:07.72
2012 The Fugue 4 Richard Hughes John Gosden Lord Lloyd-Webber 2:09.61
2013 Winsili 3 William Buick John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:06.19
2014 Sultanina 4 William Buick John Gosden Normandie Stud2:06.58
2015 Legatissimo 3 Wayne Lordan David Wachman Magnier / Tabor / Smith2:06.04
2016 Minding 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:05.05
2017 Winter 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith2:11.79
2018 Wild Illusion 3 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 2:06.22
2019 Deirdre 5 Oisin Murphy Mitsuru HashidaToji Morita2:02.93
2020 Fancy Blue 3 Ryan Moore Donnacha O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith2:04.99

Earlier winners

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