Gordon Stakes

The Gordon Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old horses. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 218 yards (2,412 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

Gordon Stakes
Group 3 race
LocationGoodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated1902
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorJohn Pearce Racing
WebsiteGoodwood
Race information
Distance1m 3f 218y (2,412 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* after 2018
Purse£75,000 (2020)
1st: £42,533
Gordon Stakes
2020
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Lime green, royal blue epaulets and cap
Mogul Highland Chief Subjectivist

HistoryEdit

The event is named after the Duke of Gordon, one of the dukedoms held by the Duke of Richmond, the owner of Goodwood Racecourse. It was established in 1902, and it was restricted to three-year-olds in 1903.

The Gordon Stakes can serve as a trial for the St. Leger Stakes, and nine horses have won both races. The first was Prince Palatine in 1911, and the latest was Conduit in 2008.

During the 1890s there was a 1 mile 2 furlong race open to three-year-olds and older called the Gordon Stakes that was run in late July or early August.[1]

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

RecordsEdit

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Sir Gordon RichardsTavern (1933), Magnet (1936), Nathoo (1948), Royal Forest (1949), Prince d'Ouilly (1951), Gay Time (1952)
  • Willie CarsonGrey Thunder (1974), More Light (1979), Prince Bee (1980), Bustomi (1981), Love the Groom (1987), Minster Son (1988)

Leading trainer (10 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteElectric (1982), Kazaroun (1985), Warrshan (1989), Alexius (2001), Maraahel (2004), Conduit (2008), Harbinger (2009), Snow Sky (2014), Ulysses (2016), Crystal Ocean (2017)

Winners since 1979Edit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1979 More Light Willie Carson Dick Hern
1980 Prince Bee Willie Carson Dick Hern
1981 Bustomi Willie Carson Dick Hern
1982 Electric Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1983 John French Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984 Commanche Run Lester Piggott Luca Cumani
1985 Kazaroun Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1986 Allez Milord Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 2:35.09
1987 Love the Groom Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:33.90
1988 Minster Son Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:40.54
1989 Warrshan Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:35.06
1990 Karinga Bay Brian Rouse Denys Smith 2:32.42
1991 Stylish Senor George Duffield James Fanshawe 2:41.62
1992 Bonny Scot Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 2:37.21
1993 Right Win John Reid Richard Hannon Sr. 2:42.26
1994 Broadway Flyer Michael Hills John Hills 2:35.32
1995 Presenting Frankie Dettori John Gosden 2:31.57
1996 St Mawes Kevin Darley John Dunlop 2:35.18
1997 Stowaway Kevin Darley Saeed bin Suroor 2:33.98
1998
(dh)
Nedawi
Rabah
Frankie Dettori
Richard Hills
Saeed bin Suroor
John Dunlop
2:37.54
1999 Compton Ace Kieren Fallon Gerard Butler 2:34.17
2000 Millenary Richard Quinn John Dunlop 2:35.42
2001 Alexius Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2:33.13
2002 Bandari Willie Supple Mark Johnston 2:34.26
2003 Phoenix Reach Darryll Holland Andrew Balding 2:36.53
2004 Maraahel Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 2:36.01
2005 The Geezer Richard Quinn David Elsworth 2:38.83
2006 Sixties Icon Frankie Dettori Jeremy Noseda 2:36.85
2007 Yellowstone Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:40.69
2008 Conduit Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:37.14
2009 Harbinger Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:39.98
2010 Rebel Soldier Ryan Moore Jeremy Noseda 2:35.04
2011 Namibian Silvestre de Sousa Mark Johnston 2:39.55
2012 Noble Mission Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil 2:37.02
2013 Cap O'Rushes Mickael Barzalona Charlie Appleby 2:39.13
2014 Snow Sky James Doyle Sir Michael Stoute 2:33.08
2015 Highland Reel Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 2:34.94
2016 Ulysses Andrea Atzeni Sir Michael Stoute 2:38.37
2017 Crystal Ocean Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:42.94
2018 Cross Counter William Buick Charlie Appleby 2:31.39
2019 Nayef Road Silvestre de Sousa Mark Johnston 2:35.67
2020 Mogul Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 2:34.89

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1902: Osbech
  • 1903: Zinfandel
  • 1904: Delaunay
  • 1905: Dinneford
  • 1906: Victorious
  • 1907: Galvani
  • 1908: Putchamin
  • 1909: Moscato
  • 1910: Cardinal Beaufort
  • 1911: Prince Palatine
  • 1912: Fantasio
  • 1913: Augur
  • 1914: My Prince
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Sir Douglas
  • 1920: The Alder
  • 1921: Stanislaus
  • 1922: Tamar
  • 1923: Bold and Bad
  • 1924: Black Sheep
  • 1925: Kentish Knock
  • 1926: Thistledown
  • 1927: Tiger Hill
  • 1928: Cyclonic
  • 1929: Defoe
  • 1930: Press Gang / Ut Majeur *
  • 1931: Rose en Soleil
  • 1932: Firdaussi
  • 1933: Tavern
  • 1934: Bright Bird
  • 1935: Bideford Bay
  • 1936: Magnet
  • 1937: Perifox
  • 1938: Valedictory
  • 1939: Wheatland
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Fast and Fair
  • 1947: Merry Quip
  • 1948: Nathoo
  • 1949: Royal Forest
  • 1950: Foxboro
  • 1951: Prince d'Ouilly
  • 1952: Gay Time
  • 1953: Prince Canarina
  • 1954: Brilliant Green
  • 1955: Manati
  • 1956: Dacian
  • 1957: Pipe of Peace
  • 1958: Guersillus
  • 1959: Above Suspicion
  • 1960: Kipling
  • 1961: Pardao
  • 1962: Gay Challenger
  • 1963: Tiger
  • 1964: Sweet Moss
  • 1965: King Log
  • 1966: Khalekan
  • 1967: Sun Rock
  • 1968: Mount Athos
  • 1969: Harmony Hall
  • 1970: Rock Roi
  • 1971: Athens Wood
  • 1972: Scottish Rifle
  • 1973: Duke of Ragusa
  • 1974: Grey Thunder
  • 1975: Guillaume Tell
  • 1976: Smuggler
  • 1977: Pollerton
  • 1978: Sexton Blake

* The 1930 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1982"., "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post:
  1. ^ "RACING IN ENGLAND". Otago Witness. 22 September 1892. Retrieved 2012-09-25.