St James's Palace Stakes

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St. James's Palace Stakes
Group 1 race
Chief Singer.jpg
Chief Singer, painted by Bob Demuyser
oil on canvas
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1834
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance7f 213yd (1,603 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-old colts
Weight9 st 0 lb
Purse £350,000 (2021)
1st: £198,485
St James's Palace Stakes
2020
Owner Paul and Jenny Green.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
Palace PierPinatuboWichita
Previous years
2019
Owner Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd.svg Owner Lady Bamford.svg Owner Lord Lloyd-Webber.svg
Circus MaximusKing Of ComedyToo Darn Hot
2018
Owner John Gunther and Tanya Gunther.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Without ParoleGustav KlimtWootton
2017
Owner Godolphin white cap.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Barney RoyLancaster BomberThunder Snow
2016
Owner Al Shaqab Racing.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
Galileo GoldThe GurkhaAwtaad
2015
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.svg
GleneaglesLatharnachConsort
2014
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Saeed Manana.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
KingmanNight Of ThunderOutstrip
2013
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg
Dawn ApproachToronadoMars
2012
Owner Mr Iraj Parvizi.svg Owner Mrs H C Logan.svg Owner H R H Princess Haya of Jordan.svg
Most ImprovedHermivalGregorian
2011
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr Giuliano Manfredini.svg
FrankelZoffanyExcelebration
2010-2001
2010
Owner The Heffer Syndicate.svg Owner Mr John Manley.svg Owner Mr P J J Eddery.svg
Canford CliffsDick TurpinHearts Of Fire
2009
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mrs P Good.svg Owner Mr Mark T Gittins.svg
MastercraftsmanDelegatorLord Shanakill
2008
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Stonerside Stable LLC.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
HenrythenavigatorRaven's PassTwice Over
2007
Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
Excellent ArtDuke Of MarmaladeAstronomer Royal
2006
Owner Mr Saleh Al Homaizi.svg Owner Ecurie Mister Ess A S.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
AraafaStormy RiverIvan Denisovich
2005
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
ShamardalAd ValoremOratorio
2004
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Lagardere Family.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
AzamourDiamond GreenAntonius Pius
2003
Owner Mr Jaber Abdullah.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Gestut Hony-Hof.svg
ZafeenKalamanMartillo
2002
Owner Sir Alex Ferguson.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg
Rock Of GibraltarLandseerAramram
2001
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Prince A A Faisal.svg
Black MinnalousheNoverreOlden Times
2000-1991
2000
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr A E Oppenheimer.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
Giant's CausewayValentinoMedicean
1999
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner George E K Teo.svg
SendawarAljabrGold Academy
1998
Owner The Thoroughbred Corporation.svg Owner Lucayan Stud.svg Owner Duke of Devonshire.svg
Dr FongDesert PrinceDuck Row
1997
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr Mohamed Obaida.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
StarboroughAir ExpressDaylami
1996
Owner Mr J S Morrison.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner P D Q.svg
Bijou d'IndeAshkalaniSorbie Tower
1995
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg
BahriCharnwood ForestVettori
1994
Owner Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
Grand LodgeDistant ViewTurtle Island
1993
Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Mr Saeed Manana.svg Owner Gerecon Italia.svg
KingmamboNeedle GunVentiquattrofogli
1992
Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg
Brief TruceZaahiEzzoud
1991
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Richard L Duchossois.svg Owner Lucayan Stud.svg
MarjuSecond SetHokusai
1990-1988
1990
Owner Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden.svg Owner A F Budge (equine) Limited.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
ShavianRock CityLord Florey
1989
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed white cap.svg
ShaadiGreensmithScenic
1988
Owner H H Prince Yazid Saud.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Sir Edmund Loder.svg
Persian HeightsRaykourCaerwent
 

The St. James's Palace Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old colts. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 7 furlongs and 213 yards (1,603 metres). It is scheduled to be run each year in June.

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History

The event is named after St. James's Palace, a royal residence during the Tudor period. It was established in 1834, and the inaugural race was a walkover. [1]

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the St. James's Palace Stakes was classed at Group 2 level. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 1988.

The St. James's Palace Stakes usually features horses which ran previously in the 2,000 Guineas, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains or the Irish 2,000 Guineas. It is contested on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (8 wins):

Leading owner (8 wins):(includes part ownership)

Winners since 1900

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1900Bonarose Lester Reiff Frederick William Day Ernest Cassel
1901Lauzun Morny Cannon Richard Marsh Duke of Devonshire
1902 Sceptre F W HardyRobert SievierRobert Sievier
1903 Rock Sand Danny Maher George BlackwellJames Miller
1904ChallengerWilliam LaneSam DarlingL Robinson
1905 Cherry Lass Herbert Jones Jack Robinson William Hall-Walker
1906Black ArrowB LynhamJack Robinson William Hall-Walker
1907 Slieve Gallion Billy Higgs Sam DarlingHenry Greer
1908 Your Majesty Walter GriggsCharles Morton Jack Barnato Joel
1909 Minoru Herbert Jones Richard Marsh King Edward VII
1910 Lemberg Danny Maher Alec Taylor, Jr. Alfred W. Cox
1911Stedfast Frank Wootton George Lambton Lord Derby
1912 Tracery Danny Maher John Watson August Belmont Jr.
1913Roseworthy Danny Maher Atty Persse A F Bassett
1914CarrickfergusJ ClarkJack Robinson William Hall-Walker
1915–18no race
1919 Grand Parade Arthur SmithFrank Barling Lord Glanely
1920AllenbyF SladeP LintonWalter Raphael
1921 Craig an Eran Frank Bullock Alec Taylor, Jr. Lord Astor
1922 Captain Cuttle Steve Donoghue Fred Darling Lord Woolavington
1923 Ellangowan Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
1924Tom PinchGeorge Archibald Fred Darling Lord Woolavington
1925Zambo Brownie Carslake Dick Dawson Aga Khan III
1926 Coronach Joe Childs Fred Darling Lord Woolavington
1927KincardineHarry Beasley Atty Persse A Barclay
1928 Royal Minstrel Joe Childs Cecil Boyd-Rochfort G P Gough
1929 Mr Jinks Harry Beasley Atty Persse Dermot McCalmont
1930Christopher RobinRufus BeasleyVictor GilpinGiles Loder
1931 Cameronian Freddie Fox Fred Darling John Arthur Dewar
1932Andrea Tommy Weston P Whitaker Duke of Marlborough
1933Canon LawRobert Dick Joe Lawson Lord Astor
1934Flamenco Harry Wragg Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
1935 Bahram Freddie Fox Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1936Rhodes ScholarRobert Dick Joe Lawson Lord Astor
1937Goya Charlie Elliott George Lambton Marcel Boussac
1938 Scottish Union Brownie Carslake Noel CannonJames V. Rank
1939Admiral's Walk Eph Smith Jack Jarvis John Arthur Dewar
1940no race
1941Orthodox 2 Doug Smith Noel CannonJames V. Rank
1942–45no race
1947 Tudor Minstrel Gordon Richards Fred Darling John Arthur Dewar
1948 Black Tarquin Edgar Britt Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward, Sr.
1949Faux Tirage Gordon Richards Noel Murless John Arthur Dewar
1950 Palestine Charlie Smirke Marcus Marsh Aga Khan III
1951Turco Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward, Sr.
1952King's Bench Gordon Richards M FeakesA Tompestt
1953 Nearula Edgar Britt Charles Elsey William Humble
1954 Darius Manny Mercer Harry Wragg Percy Loraine
1955Tamerlane Scobie Breasley Neville Bertie Lord Porchester
1956Pirate King Doug Smith Humphrey CottrillLionel Brook Holliday
1957ChevastridJ EdderyS McGrath Joseph McGrath
1958Major Portion Eph Smith T E Leader Jim Joel
1959Above Suspicion Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Elizabeth II
1960Venture George Moore Alec Head Aly Khan
1961Tudor Treasure Doug Smith Jack Watts Lord Derby
1962Court Sentence Eph Smith T E Leader Jim Joel
1963Crocket Doug Smith Geoffrey BrookeD van Clief
1964Roan Rocket Lester Piggott George ToddT Frost
1965Silly Season Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Paul Mellon
1966Track Spare Jimmy Lindley Ronald MasonRonald Mason
1967 Reform Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Michael Sobell
1968 Petingo Lester Piggott Sam Armstrong Marcos Lemos
1969 Right Tack Geoff Lewis John SutcliffeJ. R. Brown
1970Saintly SongSandy Barclay Noel Murless Stanhope Joel1:40.10
1971 Brigadier Gerard Joe Mercer Dick Hern Jean Hislop1:46.94
1972Sun PrinceJimmy Lindley Dick Hern Sir Michael Sobell 1:44.00
1973 Thatch Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Jack Mulcahy1:40.50
1974Averof Brian Taylor Clive Brittain Marcos Lemos 1:41.50
1975 Bolkonski Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio
1976Radetzky Pat Eddery Clive Brittain Curtis Elliot1:40.40
1977Don Edward Hide Bill ElseyEugene Ryan1:46.50
1978 Jaazeiro Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:40.80
1979 Kris Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:41.74
1980 Posse Pat Eddery John Dunlop Ogden Mills Phipps 1:44.74
1981 To-Agori-Mou Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Andry Muinos1:39.90
1982 Dara Monarch Michael Kinane Liam BrowneMrs Liam Browne1:41.10
1983Horage Steve Cauthen Matt McCormackA. Rachid1:40.10
1984 Chief Singer Ray Cochrane Ron SheatherJeff Smith1:38.90
1985Bairn Lester Piggott Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed 1:41.50
1986Sure Blade Brent Thomson Barry Hills Sheikh Mohammed 1:41.50
1987Half a Year Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani John C. Mabee 1:43.42
1988 Persian Heights Pat Eddery Geoff HufferYazid Saud1:39.57
1989 Shaadi Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:39.33
1990 Shavian Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:41.52
1991 Marju Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:41.97
1992 Brief Truce Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 1:39.32
1993 Kingmambo Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:44.05
1994 Grand Lodge Michael Kinane William Jarvis Lord Howard de Walden 1:38.83
1995 Bahri Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:40.15
1996 Bijou d'Inde Jason Weaver Mark Johnston Stuart Morrison1:39.70
1997 Starborough Frankie Dettori David Loder Sheikh Mohammed 1:39.18
1998 Dr Fong Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:41.33
1999 Sendawar Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:39.99
2000 Giant's Causeway Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:42.61
2001 Black Minnaloushe Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:41.37
2002 Rock of Gibraltar Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Ferguson / Magnier 1:40.91
2003 Zafeen Darryll Holland Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah1:39.91
2004 Azamour Michael Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 1:39.02
2005 Shamardal [lower-alpha 1] Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.18
2006 Araafa Alan Munro Jeremy Noseda Al Homaizi / Al Sagar1:39.59
2007 Excellent Art Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier et al.1:39.33
2008 Henrythenavigator Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:38.70
2009 Mastercraftsman Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:39.21
2010 Canford Cliffs Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. Heffer / Roy / Instance1:39.55
2011 Frankel Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 1:39.24
2012 Most Improved Kieren Fallon Brian Meehan Iraj Parvizi1:40.14
2013 Dawn Approach Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Godolphin 1:39.23
2014 Kingman James Doyle John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:39.06
2015 Gleneagles Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:38.86
2016 Galileo Gold Frankie Dettori Hugo PalmerAl Shaqab Racing1:44.01
2017 Barney Roy James Doyle Richard Hannon Jr. Godolphin 1:37.22
2018 Without Parole Frankie Dettori John Gosden John & Tanya Gunther1:38.64
2019 Circus Maximus Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Flaxman/ Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:39.90
2020 Palace Pier Frankie Dettori John Gosden Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 1:42.38
2021 Poetic Flare Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Jackie Bolger1:37.04
  1. The 2005 running took place at York

Earlier winners

1 The 1888 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
2 The 1941 running was held at Newmarket.

See also

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References

  1. "Royal Ascot race histories". Eclipse Magazine.