Yorkshire Oaks

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Yorkshire Oaks
Group 1 race
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated1849
Race type Flat
Sponsor Darley
Website York
Race information
Distance1m 3f 188y (2,385 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Purse £245,925 (2020)
1st: £141,775
Yorkshire Oaks
2021
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Miss K Rausing.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
SnowfallAlbafloraLa Joconde
Previous years
2020
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LoveAlpinistaOne Voice
2019
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Lord Lloyd-Webber.svg
EnableMagicalLah Ti Dar
2018
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Sea of ClassCoronetEziyra
2017
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EnableCoronetQueen's Trust
2016
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Seventh HeavenFoundQueen's Trust
2015
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PleascachCovert LoveSea Calisi
2014
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TapestryTaghroodaTasaday
2013
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The FugueVenus de MiloSecret Gesture
2012
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SharetaThe FugueWas
2011
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
Blue BuntingVita NovaWonder Of Wonders
2010–2001
2010
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MiddaySnow FairyEleanora Duse
2009
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2008
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2007
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Peeping FawnAllegrettoTrick Or Treat
2006
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AlexandrovaShort SkirtAllegretto
2005
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PunctiliousDash To The TopLune D'or
2004
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QuiffPongeeHazarista
2003
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IslingtonOcean SilkSummitville
2002
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IslingtonGuadalupeSulk
2001
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Super TassaSacred SongRockerlong
2000–1991
2000
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PetrushkaLove DivineRamruma
1999
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RamrumaEla AthenaSilver Rhapsody
1998
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CatchascatchcanHigh And LowCloud Castle
1997
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My EmmaWhitewater AffairCrown Of Light
1996
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Key ChangePaperingMezzogiorno
1995
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Pure GrainMagical RetreatWind In Her Hair
1994
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Only RoyaleDancing BloomState Crystal
1993
Owner G Sainaghi.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner Mr W J Gredley.svg
Only RoyaleDancing BloomUser Friendly
1992
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User FriendlyBineyahGuilty Secret
1991
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Magnificent StarJet Ski LadyShamshir
1990–1981
1990
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HellenicKartajanaWajd
1989
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Roseate TernAlydaressPetite Ile
1988
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DiminuendoSudden LoveSparrow's Air
1987
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Bint PashaBlessed EventBourbon Girl
1986
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UntoldPark ExpressIvor's Image
1985
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Sally BrownKiliniskiHelen Street
1984
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Circus PlumeKanzBallinderry
1983
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Sun PrincessGreen LuciaGive Thanks
1982
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr J F C Bryce.svg Owner Sir John Astor.svg
AwaasifDish DashCut Loose
1981
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CondessaLeap LivelyFiesta Fun
1980–1971
1980
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Shoot A LineVielleKahaila
1979
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Connaught BridgeSenorita PoquitoReprocolor
1978
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Fair SaliniaSorbusBe Sweet
1977
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BusacaRoyal HiveDunfermline
1976
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Sarah SiddonsAfrican DancerRoses for the Star
1975
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May HillLight DutyJuliette Marny
1974
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DibidaleMil's BombSea Singer
1973
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MysteriousVirungaCheveley Princess
1972
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Attica MeliCoral BeachGinevra
1971
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Fleet WahineOutbackMaina
1980–1960
1970
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LupeHighest HopesChristine
1969
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Frontier GoddessWenduyneSleeping Partner
1968
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ExchangeBorder BountyHardiesse
1967
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PalatchCranberry SauceArawak
1966
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Parthian GlancePredicamentBrief Chorus
1965
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MabelEucumbeneBracey Bridge
1964
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Homeward BoundBeaufrontAncasta
1963
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OutcropAmicableKazanlik
1962
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West Side StoryAlmirantaNortia
1961
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TenacityIrristableWistful
1960
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The Yorkshire Oaks is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at York over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 188 yards (2,385 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1849, and it was originally restricted to fillies aged three. The inaugural running was won by Ellen Middleton, owned by the 2nd Earl of Zetland.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Yorkshire Oaks was subsequently classed at Group 1 level. It was opened to older fillies and mares in 1991.

The race has been sponsored by Darley Stud since 2006, and it is currently held on the second day of York's four-day Ebor Festival meeting.

The Yorkshire Oaks often features horses which ran previously in The Oaks. The first to achieve victory in both races was Brown Duchess in 1861, and the most recent was Snowfall in 2021.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (8 wins):

Leading trainer (9 wins):

Leading owner (7 wins):

Winners since 1955

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1955Ark Royal3 Manny Mercer George CollingDick Hollingsworth
1956Indian Twilight3 Joe Mercer Jack Colling Jakie Astor
1957Almeria3Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Elizabeth II
1958None Nicer3Stan Clayton Dick Hern Lionel B. Holliday
1959 Petite Etoile 3 Lester Piggott Noel Murless Aly Khan
1960Lynchris3 Bill Williamson John Oxx Sr.Mrs E Fawcett
1961Tenacity3 Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Mrs W Riley-Smith
1962West Side Story3Eph SmithTed Leader Jim Joel
1963Outcrop3Eph SmithGeoffrey BarlingJ Priestman
1964 Homeward Bound 3 Greville Starkey John Oxley Foster Robinson
1965Mabel3 Joe Mercer Peter Walwyn G Williams
1966Parthian Glance3 Lester Piggott George ToddMrs W R Smith
1967Palatch3 Brian Taylor Harvey LeaderCarlo Vittadini
1968Exchange3 Brian Taylor Harvey LeaderMrs R Mildwood
1969Frontier Goddess3 Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn C Spence
1970 Lupe 3 Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Gladys Joel
1971Fleet Wahine3 Geoff Lewis Harry Thomson Jones R Ohrstrom
1972 Attica Meli 3 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless Louis Freedman
1973 Mysterious 3 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless George Pope, Jr.
1974 Dibidale 3 Willie Carson Barry Hills Nick Robinson
1975 May Hill 3 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Percival Williams
1976 Sarah Siddons 3 Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast J R Mullion2:33.1
1977 Busaca 3 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Marianne Esterhazy
1978 Fair Salinia 3 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute Sven Hanson
1979 Connaught Bridge 3 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil H Barker
1980 Shoot A Line 3 Lester Piggott Dick Hern R. A. Budgett2:36.33
1981 Condessa 3Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger Paddy Barrett2:35.32
1982 Awaasif 3 Lester Piggott John Dunlop Sheikh Mohammed 2:30.57
1983 Sun Princess 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Sir Michael Sobell 2:36.12
1984 Circus Plume 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Sir Robin McAlpine2:34.97
1985 Sally Brown 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Robert Cowell2:37.24
1986 Untold 3 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:30.37
1987 Bint Pasha 3 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:38.45
1988 Diminuendo 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:25.79
1989 Roseate Tern 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 7th Earl of Carnarvon 2:31.58
1990 Hellenic 3 Willie Carson Michael Stoute Lord Weinstock 2:28.14
1991 Magnificent Star 3 Tony Cruz Mohammed MoubarakEcurie Fustok2:35.92
1992 User Friendly 3 George Duffield Clive Brittain Bill Gredley2:29.41
1993 Only Royale 4 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani Giuseppe Sainaghi2:31.76
1994 Only Royale 5 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Giuseppe Sainaghi2:28.07
1995 Pure Grain 3 John Reid Michael Stoute Robert Barnett2:28.68
1996 Key Change 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx Lady Clague 2:27.56
1997 My Emma 4 Darryll Holland Rae Guest Matthews Breeding 2:30.59
1998 Catchascatchcan 3 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 2:26.06
1999 Ramruma 3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:29.17
2000 Petrushka 3 Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute Highclere Racing Ltd2:29.41
2001 Super Tassa 5 Kevin Darley Valfredo ValianiValfredo Valiani2:30.17
2002 Islington 3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Exors of Lord Weinstock 2:26.74
2003 Islington 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Exors of Lord Weinstock 2:27.44
2004 Quiff 3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Khalid Abdullah 2:38.03
2005 Punctilious 4 Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:28.76
2006 Alexandrova 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith2:32.41
2007 Peeping Fawn 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 2:32.70
2008 Lush Lashes [lower-alpha 1] 3 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Jackie Bolger2:25.11
2009 Dar Re Mi 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Lord Lloyd-Webber 2:30.98
2010 Midday 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:30.53
2011 Blue Bunting 3 Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 2:35.34
2012 Shareta 4 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:33.87
2013 The Fugue 4 William Buick John Gosden Lord Lloyd-Webber 2:28.29
2014 Tapestry 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith / Flaxman 2:28.59
2015 Pleascach 3 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Godolphin 2:32.77
2016 Seventh Heaven 3 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith2:28.50
2017 Enable 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:35.79
2018 Sea of Class 3 James Doyle William Haggas Sunderland Holding Inc 2:30.44
2019 Enable 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:29.90
2020 Love 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 2:31.31
2021 Snowfall 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:26.61
  1. The 2008 running took place at Newmarket

Earlier winners

* The 1932 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

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