The July Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old colts and geldings. It is run on the July Course at Newmarket over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

July Stakes
Group 2 race
LocationJuly Course
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated1786; 238 years ago (1786)
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorTattersalls
WebsiteNewmarket
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight9 st 0 lb
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse£100,000 (2022)
1st: £56,710
July Stakes
2023
Red, gold braid, white sleeves and cap with gold tassel Dark blue, white triple diamond, white and dark blue striped sleeves, white cap Light blue, white sleeves, light blue and red quartered cap
Jasour Lake Forest Toca Madera
Previous years
2022
Violet, white quartered cap Light blue, white sleeves, light blue and red quartered cap Royal blue
Persian Force Show Respect Mysterious Night
2021
Silver, gold braid, gold cap, gold tassel White, emerald green stars on sleeves Gold, black stripes on sleeves, gold cap with black button
Lusail Asymmetric Sam Maximus
2020-2011
2020
Purple, gold braid, scarlet sleeves, black velvet cap, gold fringe Yellow, black epaulets Grey
Tactical Yazaman Escape Route
2019
Royal Blue, Orange Disc, Striped Sleeves, Royal Blue cap Royal blue Purple, pale blue sleeves and cap
Royal Lytham Platinum Star Visinari
2018
White, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, orange star Red, gold braid, white sleeves and cap with gold tassel White, purple cap
Advertise Konchek Charming Kid
2016
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Dark blue Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap
Mehmas Intelligence Cross Broken Stones
2015
Silver, gold braid, GOLD cap Royal blue Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Shalaa Steady Pace Elronaq
2014
Purple, light green star, purple sleeves, light green stars, purple cap, light green star Dark green, red cap, dark green diamond Royal Blue, White Epaulets, Black cap
Ivawood Jungle Cat Muhaarar
2013
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Royal blue Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap
Anjaal Figure Of Speech Jallota
2012
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap White and light green check, white sleeves, hooped cap Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel
Alhebayeb Lewisham Ahern
2011
Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Mauve Dark green, red cap, dark green diamond
Frederick Engels Roman Soldier Bannock
2010-2001
2010
Yellow, emerald green cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, emerald green cap Royal blue Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Libranno Neebras Elzaam
2009
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Grey, red star, armlets and cap Light blue and red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red cap, light blue diamond
Arcano Orpen Grey Red Jazz
2008
White, Red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and hooped cap Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Light Blue, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap
Classic Blade Sayif Prolific
2007
Red, black hoops, red and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap Red, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap
Winker Watson River Proud Swiss Franc
2006
Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Dark blue, yellow epaulets Royal Blue, White triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap
Strategic Prince Armigerent Dubai's Touch
2005
Dark Blue Green, yellow stars on body and cap Red, white sleeves, blue and white striped cap
Ivan Denisovich Northern Empire Black Charmer
2004
Red, black hoops, black and red diabolo on sleeves, black cap Royal blue Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Captain Hurricane Council Member Mystical Land
2003
Khaki Navy blue, red and light blue hoop and armlets, white cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Nevisian Lad Cape Fear Byron
2002
White, red cross belts, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star White, dark blue armlets and cap Green, royal blue hoop, hoop on cap
Mister Links Tacitus The Bonus King
2001
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Green, white and black halved sleeves, red cap Light blue, dark blue diabolo on sleeves
Meshaheer Scottish River Prince Dayjur
2000-1991
2000
Royal blue Emerald green and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, pink cap, emerald green diamond Dark blue, red epaulettes, red and white striped sleeves, red and white striped cap
Noverre Media Mogul Bram Stoker
1999
Royal blue Dark blue Black, white chevron hoop and cap
City On A Hill Mull Of Kintyre Red Pepper
1998
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Purple, white triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Dark blue
Bertolini El Tango Black Amber
1997
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Beige and Dark Blue stripes, Beige sleeves Green, blue star, stars on sleeves and cap
Bold Fact Linden Heights Pool Music
1996
Red, White chevron, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Royal blue, red epaulets, striped cap
Rich Ground Juwwi Air Express
1995
Light blue, orange diamonds on body, star on cap Black, red sleeves, quartered cap Brown and orange diamonds, brown sleeves and cap
Tagula Take A Left World Premier
1994
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Blue, yellow braces and armlets, quartered cap Red, white stripe and stars on sleeves
Fallow Zeb Munguy
1993
Chocolate, Gold braid and sleeves, quartered cap Light blue, brown chevron, brown cap Cerise, white hoops, blue and white check cap
First Trump Fast Eddy Prince Babar
1992
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Pink, dark green spots White and yellow check
Wharf Canaska Star Pips Pride
1991
Yellow, red epaulets, hooped sleeves, red cap Green, red armlets and cap White, pink spots, blue sleeves, pink cap
Showbrook Made Of Gold Wilde Rufo
1990-1988
1990
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Light blue, orange star and cap Light blue, dark blue sleeves, white cap, dark blue hoop
Mujtahid Mac's Imp The Old Firm
1989
Yellow, red epaulets, hooped sleeves, red cap Tangerine, Royal Blue diamond Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Rock City Champagne Gold Wadood
1988
owned by Dewfresh Mushrooms Grey, royal blue sash Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Always Valiant Frequent Flyer Dancing Dissident
 

History edit

The July Stakes is the oldest surviving event for two-year-olds in the British flat racing calendar. It was established in 1786, and it was originally open to horses of either gender. The conditions initially stipulated that those horses sired by Eclipse or Highflyer should carry an additional weight of three pounds.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the July Stakes was classed at Group 3 level. The event was restricted to colts and geldings in 1977, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2003.

The July Stakes is currently held on the opening day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival meeting. The equivalent race for fillies is the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes.

Records edit

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • George FordhamTolurno (1861), Robin Hood (1865), Lady Elizabeth (1867), Ecossais (1873), Levant (1875), Ruperra (1878)
  • Sir Gordon RichardsHilla (1934), High Sheriff (1944), Rivaz (1945), Masaka (1947), Diableretta (1949), Tamerlane (1954)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Frank ButtersFairway (1927), Alishah (1933), Hilla (1934), Mirza II (1937), Rivaz (1945), Masaka (1947), Diableretta (1949)

Winners since 1979 edit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1979 Final Straw Paul Cook Michael Stoute
1980 Age Quod Agis Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1981 End of the Line Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1982 Horage Pat Eddery Matt McCormack
1983 Superlative Tony Ives Bill O'Gorman
1984 Primo Dominie John Reid Brian Swift
1985 Green Desert Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:11.92
1986 Mansooj Cash Asmussen Neville Callaghan 1:12.90
1987 Sanquirico Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:11.79
1988 Always Valiant Willie Carson Neville Callaghan 1:16.97
1989 Rock City Willie Carson Richard Hannon Sr. 1:12.29
1990 Mujtahid Willie Carson Robert Armstrong 1:10.61
1991 Showbrook Bruce Raymond Richard Hannon Sr. 1:14.16
1992 Wharf Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 1:13.49
1993 First Trump Michael Hills Geoff Wragg 1:12.97
1994 Fallow Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:12.73
1995 Tagula Walter Swinburn Ian Balding 1:11.83
1996 Rich Ground John Reid James Bethell 1:12.04
1997 Bold Fact Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:12.64
1998 Bertolini Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:12.16
1999 City on a Hill Sylvain Guillot David Loder 1:10.70
2000 Noverre Jimmy Fortune David Loder 1:13.06
2001 Meshaheer Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:11.89
2002 Mister Links Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:14.28
2003 Nevisian Lad Kieren Fallon Michael Bell 1:12.39
2004 Captain Hurricane Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:13.61
2005 Ivan Denisovich Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:12.42
2006 Strategic Prince Eddie Ahern Paul Cole 1:12.15
2007 Winker Watson Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:11.56
2008 Classic Blade Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 1:13.21
2009 Arcano Martin Dwyer Brian Meehan 1:10.53
2010 Libranno Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.37
2011 Frederick Engels Eddie Ahern David Brown 1:13.76
2012 Alhebayeb Paul Hanagan Richard Hannon Sr. 1:14.39
2013 Anjaal Paul Hanagan Richard Hannon Sr. 1:11.21
2014 Ivawood Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Jr. 1:11.02
2015 Shalaa Robert Havlin John Gosden 1:11.19
2016 Mehmas Frankie Dettori Richard Hannon Jr. 1:10.92
2017 Cardsharp James Doyle Mark Johnston 1:11.75
2018 Advertise Frankie Dettori Martyn Meade 1:11.63
2019 Royal Lytham Wayne Lordan Aidan O'Brien 1:11.16
2020 Tactical William Buick Andrew Balding 1:12.42
2021 Lusail Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon Jr. 1:10.57
2022 Persian Force Rossa Ryan Richard Hannon Jr. 1:11.18
2023 Jasour Jim Crowley Clive Cox 1:11.11

Earlier winners edit

  • 1786: Bullfinch
  • 1787: Jubilator
  • 1788: Seagull
  • 1789: Ostrich
  • 1790: filly by Saltram
  • 1791: Trumpetta
  • 1792: Cymbeline
  • 1793: filly by Trumpator
  • 1794: colt by Volunteer
  • 1795: colt by Anvil
  • 1796: Emigrant
  • 1797: Young Spear
  • 1798: Vivaldi
  • 1799: Skyrocket
  • 1800: Flambeau
  • 1801: Julia
  • 1802: Duckling
  • 1803: Ringtail
  • 1804: Newmarket
  • 1805: Pantaloon
  • 1806: Little Sally
  • 1807: Susan
  • 1808: Spindle
  • 1809: Cambric
  • 1810: Joke
  • 1811: Cato
  • 1812: July
  • 1813: Vittoria
  • 1814: Minuet
  • 1815: Belvoirina
  • 1816: Merrymaker
  • 1817: Loo
  • 1818: Miracle
  • 1819: Caroline
  • 1820: Gustavus
  • 1821: The Stag
  • 1822: Palais Royal
  • 1823: Reformer
  • 1824: Red Gauntlet
  • 1825: Crusader
  • 1826: Tom Thumb
  • 1827: Scribe
  • 1828: Green Mantle
  • 1829: The Mummer
  • 1830: Zany
  • 1831: Beiram
  • 1832: Forester
  • 1833: Zulima
  • 1834: Kate Kearney
  • 1835: The Athenian
  • 1836: Armenia
  • 1837: Mecca
  • 1838: Bulwark
  • 1839: Crucifix
  • 1840: Yorkshire Lad
  • 1841: Chatham
  • 1842: Extempore
  • 1843: Orlando
  • 1844: Old England
  • 1845: Queen Anne
  • 1846: Miami
  • 1847: Iodine
  • 1848: The Flying Dutchman
  • 1849: Sweetheart
  • 1850: Grecian
  • 1851: Hobbie Noble
  • 1852: The Reiver
  • 1853: Marsyas
  • 1854: The Bonnie Morn
  • 1855: Spindle
  • 1856: Drumour
  • 1857: Gin
  • 1858: Cynricus
  • 1859: Buccaneer
  • 1860: Dictator
  • 1861: Tolurno
  • 1862: Saccharometer
  • 1863: Cambuscan
  • 1864: Liddington
  • 1865: Robin Hood
  • 1866: Achievement
  • 1867: Lady Elizabeth
  • 1868: Ryshworth
  • 1869: Sunshine
  • 1870: Hannah
  • 1871: Sir Amyas
  • 1872: Somerset
  • 1873: Ecossais
  • 1874: Camballo
  • 1875: Levant
  • 1876: Warren Hastings
  • 1877: Strathfleet
  • 1878: Ruperra
  • 1879: Mask
  • 1880: Bal Gal
  • 1881: Kermesse
  • 1882: Macheath
  • 1883: Queen Adelaide
  • 1884: Luminary
  • 1885: Kendal
  • 1886: Enterprise
  • 1887: Friar's Balsam
  • 1888: Donovan
  • 1889: Loup
  • 1890: Beauharnais
  • 1891: Flyaway
  • 1892: Milford
  • 1893: Speed
  • 1894: Kirkconnel
  • 1895: Labrador
  • 1896: Velasquez
  • 1897: Mousme
  • 1898: Desmond
  • 1899: Captain Kettle
  • 1900: Doricles / Veles 1
  • 1901: Sceptre
  • 1902: Hammerkop
  • 1903: Montem
  • 1904: Cicero
  • 1905: Gorgos
  • 1906: Traquair
  • 1907: Pearl of the Loch
  • 1908: Battleaxe
  • 1909: Prince Rupert
  • 1910: St Anton
  • 1911: White Star
  • 1912: Rock Flint
  • 1913: Ambassador
  • 1914: Roseland
  • 1915: Figaro
  • 1916: Grand Fleet
  • 1917: no race
  • 1918: Buchan
  • 1919: Sarchedon
  • 1920: Monarch
  • 1921: Lembach
  • 1922: Legality
  • 1923: Diophon
  • 1924: Runnymede
  • 1925: Apple Sammy
  • 1926: The Satrap
  • 1927: Fairway
  • 1928: Mr Jinks
  • 1929: Teacup
  • 1930: Four Course
  • 1931: Riot
  • 1932: Colorow
  • 1933: Alishah
  • 1934: Hilla
  • 1935: Daytona
  • 1936: Foray
  • 1937: Mirza II
  • 1938: Prometheus
  • 1939: colt by Colombo (British Empire)
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Ujiji
  • 1942–43: no race
  • 1944: High Sheriff 2
  • 1945: Rivaz
  • 1946: Miss Stripes
  • 1947: Masaka
  • 1948: Nimbus
  • 1949: Diableretta
  • 1950: Big Dipper
  • 1951: Bob Major
  • 1952: Empire Honey
  • 1953: Darius
  • 1954: Tamerlane
  • 1955: Edmundo
  • 1956: Earl Marshal
  • 1957: Abelia
  • 1958: Greek Sovereign
  • 1959: Sound Track
  • 1960: Favorita
  • 1961: Burning Thoughts
  • 1962: Romantic
  • 1963: Endless Honey
  • 1964: Ragtime
  • 1965: Sky Gipsy
  • 1966: Golden Horus
  • 1967: Lorenzaccio
  • 1968: Burglar
  • 1969: Huntercombe
  • 1970: Swing Easy
  • 1971: Deep Diver
  • 1972: Perdu
  • 1973: Dragonara Palace
  • 1974: Auction Ring
  • 1975: Super Cavalier
  • 1976: Sky Ship
  • 1977: Royal Harmony
  • 1978: Main Reef

1 The 1900 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
2 The 1944 running took place at Windsor.

See also edit

References edit

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1980"., "1982"., "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post:
  • galopp-sieger.deJuly Stakes.
  • ifhaonline.orgInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – July Stakes (2019).
  • pedigreequery.comJuly Stakes – Newmarket.
  • Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 115–119. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.