National Stakes (Sandown Park)

The National Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged two years old. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of 5 furlongs and 10 yards (1,015 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year at the end of May.

National Stakes
Listed race
LocationSandown Park
Esher, England
Inaugurated1889
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorMatchbook
WebsiteSandown Park
Race information
Distance5f 10y (1,110m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-olds
Weight9 st 3 lb
Allowances
5 lb for fillies
Penalties
5 lb for Group race winners
3 lb for Listed winners
Purse£30,000 (2019)
1st: £17,013
National Stakes
2019
Royal blue, yellow stripe, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets and star on yellow cap Light green, white stars on sleeves, light green cap, white star Orange and purple (quartered), emerald green sleeves and cap
Flippa The Strippa Jm Jackson Strive For Glory

The race was first run in 1889 and was known as the National Breeders' Produce Stakes until 1959. In 1932 it was "the most valuable two-year-old race on the English calendar".[1]

Previous winners include Pretty Polly (1903), Cicero (1904), Neil Gow (1909), The Tetrarch (1913), Tetratema (1919), Tiffin (1928), Myrobella (1932), Tudor Minstrel (1946) and Belle of All (1950).

Winners since 1975Edit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1975 Super Cavalier Paul Cook Gavin Hunter
1976 Piney Ridge Lester Piggott Mick Kauntze
1977 Noiritza Pat Eddery Mick O'Toole
1978 Schweppeshire Lad Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1979 Rollahead Joe Mercer Jeremy Hindley
1980 Penmarric Greville Starkey Gavin Hunter
1981 no race
1982 Krayyan Greville Starkey Gavin Hunter
1983 Precocious Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1984 Primo Dominie John Reid Brian Swift
1985 Moonlight Lady Pat Eddery Paul Kelleway 1:04.37
1986 Risk Me Pat Eddery Paul Kelleway 1:02.75
1987 Tricky Note 1:01.18
1988 Superpower Tony Ives Bill O'Gorman 1:03.22
1989 Princess Taufan Ray Cochrane Dr Jon Scargill 1:00.47
1990 Balwa Willie Carson Alex Scott 1:02.15
1991 Marling Gary Carter Geoff Wragg 1:01.59
1992 Lyric Fantasy Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 0:59.62
1993 Redoubtable Richard Quinn Richard Hannon Sr. 1:00.95
1994 Signs Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. 1:03.14
1995 Amaretto Bay Mick Kinane Brian Meehan 1:03.54
1996 Deadly Dudley Mick Kinane Richard Hannon Sr. 1:01.83
1997 Pool Music Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:00.72
1998 Bint Allayl Frankie Dettori Mick Channon 1:02.36
1999 Rowaasi Frankie Dettori Mick Channon 0:59.95
2000 Taras Emperor Jimmy Fortune John Quinn 1:05.89
2001 Shiny Philip Robinson Clive Brittain 1:02.72
2002 Presto Vento Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:02.00
2003 Russian Valour Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 1:00.65
2004 Polly Perkins Kevin Darley Nick Littmoden 1:01.65
2005 Salut d'Amour Kieren Fallon Jeremy Noseda 1:02.33
2006 Excellent Art Frankie Dettori Neville Callaghan 1:06.49
2007 Sweepstake Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:02.72
2008 Icesolator Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:04.89
2009 Monsieur Chevalier Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:00.83
2010 Dinkum Diamond Dane O'Neill Henry Candy 1:01.88
2011 Pyman's Theory Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 1:02.55
2012 Sir Prancealot Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:01.85
2013 Rizeena Ryan Moore Clive Brittain 1:03.57
2014 Tiggy Wiggy Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Jr. 1:03.92
2015 King Of Rooks Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Jr. 1:01.30
2016 Global Applause Ryan Moore Ed Dunlop 1:01.17
2017 Havana Grey P. J. McDonald Karl Burke 0:59.93
2018 Vintage Brut David Allan Tim Easterby 1:02.50
2019 Flippa The Strippa Silvestre de Sousa Charles Hills 1:00.85

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1889: Rathbeal
  • 1890: Tittle Tattle
  • 1891: Lady Caroline
  • 1892: Tibble Shiels
  • 1893: Delphos
  • 1894: Saintly
  • 1895: Elmsworth
  • 1896: Chelandry
  • 1900: Star Shoot / Ian[a]
  • 1901: Game Chick
  • 1902: Rabelais
  • 1903: Pretty Polly
  • 1904: Cicero
  • 1905: Sarcelle
  • 1906: Traquair
  • 1907: White Eagle
  • 1908: Bayardo
  • 1909: Neil Gow
  • 1910: Celllni
  • 1911: Mountain Mint
  • 1912: Prue
  • 1913: The Tetrarch
  • 1914: Redfern
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Tetratema
  • 1920: Polly Flinders
  • 1921: Polyhistor
  • 1922: Town Guard
  • 1923: Mumtaz Mahal
  • 1924: Garden of Allah
  • 1925: Kate Coventry
  • 1926: Priscilla
  • 1927: Flamingo
  • 1928: Tiffin
  • 1929: Queen of the Nore
  • 1930: Thyestes
  • 1931: Orwell
  • 1932: Myrobella
  • 1933: Colombo
  • 1934: Bahram
  • 1955: Wyndham
  • 1956: Full Sail
  • 1937: Portmarnock
  • 1938: Rogerstone Castle
  • 1939: Stardust
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Tudor Minstrel [b]
  • 1947: The Cobbler
  • 1948: Abernant
  • 1949: Palestine
  • 1950: Belle of All
  • 1951: Constantia
  • 1952: Bebe Grande
  • 1953: Tudor Honey
  • 1954: Courageous
  • 1955: Rustam
  • 1956: Military Law
  • 1957: Promulgation
  • 1958: Captain Kidd
  • 1959: Sing Sing
  • 1960: Kerrabee
  • 1961: Display
  • 1962: Whistling Wind
  • 1963: Pourparler
  • 1964: Double Jump
  • 1965: Zahedan
  • 1966: Falcon
  • 1967: Sovereign
  • 1968: Tower Walk
  • 1969: Quarryknowe
  • 1970: Trasi Girl
  • 1971: Stilvi
  • 1972: Hunters Path
  • 1973: Daring Boy [c]
  • 1974: Streak
  1. ^ The 1900 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners
  2. ^ The 1946 race was run at Ascot
  3. ^ The 1973 race was run at Kempton Park

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AS GOOD AS TIFFIN?". Evening Post. 27 August 1932. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
  • Ruff's Guide to the Turf 1987. Macdonald Queen Anne Press. 1987. p. 232-3.