Jersey Stakes

The Jersey Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old horses. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

Jersey Stakes
Group 3 race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1919
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance7f (1,408 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse£60,000 (2020)
1st: £35,520
Jersey Stakes
2020
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Dark green, light green yoke, light green armlets, dark green cap Dark blue, large yellow spots
Molatham Monarch Of Egypt Symbolize

The event was established when a three-year cycle of races called the Triennial Stakes was discontinued after World War I. The Triennial Stakes had comprised a race for two-year-olds over 5 furlongs, a race for three-year-olds over 7 furlongs, and a race for four-year-olds over 2 miles. Horses would return each year to compete over the increasing distances.

The Jersey Stakes replaced the second leg of the Triennial Stakes in 1919. It was named after the 4th Earl of Jersey, who served as the Master of the Buckhounds in the late eighteenth century.

The race is now run on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.

RecordsEdit

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Sir Gordon RichardsRattlin the Reefer (1929), Medieval Knight (1934), Theft (1935), Cave Man (1938), Nebuchadnezzar (1947), Rhinehart (1953)
  • Lester PiggottFavorita (1961), The Creditor (1963), Young Christopher (1964), Gay Fandango (1975), Hard Fought (1980), Rasa Penang (1981)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteEtienne Gerard (1977), Hard Fought (1980), Zilzal (1989), Among Men (1997), Jeremy (2006), Expert Eye (2018)

Winners since 1963Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1963 The Creditor Lester Piggott Noel Murless
1964 Young Christopher Lester Piggott Freddie Maxwell
1965 Fortezza Frankie Durr Harry Wragg
1966 Vibrant Peter Robinson Teddy Lambton
1967 St Chad George Moore Noel Murless
1968 World Cup Bill Williamson Paddy Prendergast
1969 Crooner John Gorton Doug Smith
1970 Fluke George Duffield John Oxley
1971 Ashleigh Bill Williamson Paddy Prendergast
1972 Proof Positive Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1973 Pitskelly Bill Williamson Michael Jarvis
1974 Red Alert Johnny Roe Dermot Weld
1975 Gay Fandango Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien
1976 Gwent Geoff Lewis Bruce Hobbs
1977 Etienne Gerard Paul Cook Michael Stoute
1978 Camden Town Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1979 Blue Refrain Brian Rouse John Benstead
1980 Hard Fought Lester Piggott Michael Stoute
1981 Rasa Penang Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong
1982 Merlin's Charm Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1983 Tecorno Willie Carson Dick Hern
1984 Miss Silca Key Brian Rouse David Elsworth 1:28.17
1985 Pennine Walk Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1986 Cliveden Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:27.85
1987 Midyan Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:30.07
1988 Indian Ridge Cash Asmussen David Elsworth 1:26.20
1989 Zilzal Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:26.30
1990 Sally Rous Gary Carter Geoff Wragg 1:27.16
1991 Satin Flower Steve Cauthen John Gosden 1:28.63
1992 Prince Ferdinand John Reid Matt McCormack 1:25.94
1993 Ardkinglass Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 1:35.68
1994
(dh)
River Deep
Gneiss
Richard Quinn
Paul Eddery
Paul Cole
Julie Cecil
1:28.70
1995 Sergeyev Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:27.12
1996 Lucayan Prince Richard Hughes David Loder 1:28.35
1997 Among Men Michael Kinane Michael Stoute 1:26.66
1998 Diktat Darryll Holland David Loder 1:28.43
1999 Lots of Magic Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:26.45
2000 Observatory Kevin Darley John Gosden 1:28.93
2001 Mozart Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:27.86
2002 Just James Olivier Peslier Jeremy Noseda 1:27.19
2003 Membership Gary Stevens Clive Brittain 1:26.64
2004 Kheleyf Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:27.35
2005 Proclamation [a] Johnny Murtagh Jeremy Noseda 1:22.82
2006 Jeremy Michael Kinane Sir Michael Stoute 1:27.54
2007 Tariq Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:26.76
2008 Aqlaam Richard Hills William Haggas 1:26.98
2009 Ouqba Tadhg O'Shea Barry Hills 1:27.65
2010 Rainfall Ryan Moore Mark Johnston 1:24.94
2011 Strong Suit Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:26.09
2012 Ishvana Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 1:25.45
2013 Gale Force Ten Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 1:25.32
2014 Mustajeeb Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:24.54
2015 Dutch Connection Jim Crowley Charles Hills 1:26.83
2016 Ribchester William Buick Richard Fahey 1:28.49
2017 Le Brivido Pierre-Charles Boudot André Fabre 1:25.05
2018 Expert Eye James McDonald Michael Stoute 1:26.25
2019 Space Traveller Daniel Tudhope Richard Fahey 1:24.57
2020 Molatham Jim Crowley Roger Varian 1:28.94
  1. ^ The 2005 running took place at York

Earlier winnersEdit

Triennial StakesEdit

The second leg of the Triennial Stakes was contested by three-year-olds over 7 furlongs, and it was first run in 1849.

  • 1849: Borneo
  • 1850: no race
  • 1851: Miserrima
  • 1852: Songstress
  • 1853: Filbert
  • 1854: Meteora
  • 1855: Claret
  • 1856: Fly-by-Night
  • 1857–58: no race
  • 1859: St Clarence
  • 1860: The Wizard
  • 1861: Lupus
  • 1862: no race
  • 1863: Queen Bertha
  • 1864: Blair Athol
  • 1865: Broomielaw
  • 1866: Janitor
  • 1867: Vauban
  • 1868: Vale Royal
  • 1869: Duke of Beaufort
  • 1870: Normanby
  • 1871: Ripponden
  • 1872: Cremorne
  • 1873: The Laird of Holywell
  • 1874: Volturno
  • 1875: Ladylove
  • 1876: Morning Star
  • 1877: Placida
  • 1878: Jannette
  • 1879: Dalnaspidal II
  • 1880: Muncaster
  • 1881: Limestone
  • 1882: Shotover
  • 1883: Galliard
  • 1884: Talisman
  • 1885: Dandie Dimont
  • 1886: Mephisto
  • 1887: Jersey Lily
  • 1888: Rada
  • 1889: Cherry Bounce
  • 1890: Blue-green
  • 1891: Peter Flower
  • 1892: May Duke
  • 1893: Prisoner
  • 1894: Florizel II
  • 1895: Utica
  • 1896: Labrador
  • 1897: Cortegar
  • 1898: Nun Nicer
  • 1899: Santa Casa
  • 1900: Rice
  • 1901: Veles
  • 1902: Fowling-Piece
  • 1903: Rabelais
  • 1904: Henry the First
  • 1905: Polymelus
  • 1906: Troutbeck
  • 1907: Acclaim
  • 1908: Rhodora
  • 1909: Louviers
  • 1910: Admiral Hawke
  • 1911: Alice
  • 1912: Hector
  • 1913: Light Brigade
  • 1914: Sunny Lake
  • 1915–18: no race

Jersey StakesEdit

  • 1919: Knight of the Air
  • 1920: Tete a Tete
  • 1921: Gask
  • 1922: Dragoon
  • 1923: Friar
  • 1924: Blue Pete
  • 1925: Sherwood Starr
  • 1926: Review Order
  • 1927: Kincardine
  • 1928: Speyside
  • 1929: Rattlin the Reefer
  • 1930: Paradine
  • 1931: St Oswald
  • 1932: Limelight
  • 1933: Fur Tor
  • 1934: Medieval Knight
  • 1935: Theft
  • 1936: Thankerton
  • 1937: Lady of Shalott
  • 1938: Cave Man
  • 1939: Fairstone
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Sayani
  • 1947: Nebuchadnezzar
  • 1948: Hyperbole
  • 1949: Star King *
  • 1950: Double Eclipse
  • 1951: Royal Serenade
  • 1952: Kara Tepe
  • 1953: Rhinehart
  • 1954: Marshal Ney
  • 1955: Windsor Sun
  • 1956: Adare
  • 1957: Quorum
  • 1958: Faith Healer
  • 1959: Welsh Guard
  • 1960: Red Gauntlet
  • 1961: Favorita
  • 1962: Catchpole

* The 1949 winner Star King was later exported to Australia and renamed Star Kingdom.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1979"., "1980"., "1981"., "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post: