Hardwicke Stakes

The Hardwicke Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 211 yards (2,406 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

Hardwicke Stakes
Group 2 race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1879
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance1m 3f 211y (2,406 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse£225,000 (2018)
1st: £127,598
Hardwicke Stakes
2019
Defoe Nagano Gold Mirage Dancer

History

The event is named in honour of the 5th Earl of Hardwicke, who served as the Master of the Buckhounds in the 19th century. It was established in 1879, and it was originally open to horses aged three or older. The last three-year-old to win was Helioscope in 1949.

The Hardwicke Stakes is now held on the final day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting. The leading horses often return to the venue to compete in the following month's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The first to win both races in the same year was Aureole in 1954, and the most recent was Harbinger in 2010.

Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Lester PiggottElopement (1955), St Paddy (1961), Karabas (1970), Relay Race (1974), Meneval (1977), Critique (1982), Jupiter Island (1985)
  • Pat EdderyCharlie Bubbles (1975), Orange Bay (1976), Dihistan (1986), Assatis (1989), Rock Hopper (1991, 1992), Posidonas (1998)

Leading trainer (11 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteDihistan (1986), Rock Hopper (1991, 1992), Maraahel (2006, 2007), Harbinger (2010), Sea Moon (2012), Telescope (2014), Snow Sky (2015), Dartmouth (2016), Crystal Ocean (2018)

Winners since 1980

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1980 Scorpio 4 Philippe Paquet François Boutin 2:32.20
1981 Pelerin 4 Brian Taylor Harry Wragg 2:28.40
1982 Critique 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 2:29.90
1983 Stanerra 5 Brian Rouse Frank Dunne 2:27.00
1984 Khairpour 5 Steve Cauthen Fulke Johnson Houghton 2:30.79
1985 Jupiter Island 6 Lester Piggott Clive Brittain 2:45.40
1986 Dihistan 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:29.32
1987 Orban 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:43.03
1988 Almaarad 5 Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:30.30
1989 Assatis 4 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood 2:29.04
1990 Assatis 5 Ray Cochrane Guy Harwood 2:32.53
1991 Rock Hopper [a] 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:30.20
1992 Rock Hopper 5 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:29.19
1993 Jeune 4 Ray Cochrane Geoff Wragg 2:39.43
1994 Bobzao 5 John Reid Terry Mills 2:27.36
1995 Beauchamp Hero 5 John Reid John Dunlop 2:29.22
1996 Oscar Schindler 4 Michael Kinane Kevin Prendergast 2:27.84
1997 Predappio 4 Gary Stevens Saeed bin Suroor 2:32.14
1998 Posidonas 6 Pat Eddery Paul Cole 2:34.79
1999 Fruits of Love 4 Olivier Peslier Mark Johnston 2:28.70
2000 Fruits of Love 5 Olivier Peslier Mark Johnston 2:31.10
2001 Sandmason 4 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 2:29.59
2002 Zindabad 6 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 2:31.18
2003 Indian Creek 5 Richard Quinn David Elsworth 2:27.24
2004 Doyen 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:26.53
2005 Bandari [b] 6 Willie Supple Mark Johnston 2:26.28
2006 Maraahel 5 Richard Hills Michael Stoute 2:29.25
2007 Maraahel 6 Richard Hills Michael Stoute 2:35.47
2008 Macarthur 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:31.29
2009 Bronze Cannon 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 2:27.59
2010 Harbinger 4 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute 2:27.36
2011 Await the Dawn 4 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 2:38.40
2012 Sea Moon 4 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute 2:29.60
2013 Thomas Chippendale 4 Johnny Murtagh Lady Cecil 2:30.65
2014 Telescope 4 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute 2:27.45
2015 Snow Sky 4 Pat Smullen Michael Stoute 2:31.51
2016 Dartmouth 4 Olivier Peslier Michael Stoute 2:32.06
2017 Idaho 4 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 2:28.94
2018 Crystal Ocean 4 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute 2:28.08
2019 Defoe 5 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian 2:31.09

a Topanoora finished first in 1991, but he was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry.
b The 2005 running took place at York.

Earlier winners

  • 1879: Chippendale
  • 1880: Exeter *
  • 1881: Peter
  • 1882: Tristan
  • 1883: Tristan
  • 1884: Tristan
  • 1885: Bendigo
  • 1886: Ormonde
  • 1887: Ormonde
  • 1888: Minting
  • 1889: Gulliver
  • 1890: Amphion
  • 1891: L'Abbesse de Jouarre
  • 1892: St Damien
  • 1893: Watercress
  • 1894: Ravensbury
  • 1895: Barbary
  • 1896: Shaddock
  • 1897: Bay Ronald
  • 1898: Collar
  • 1899: Ninus
  • 1900: Boniface
  • 1901: Merry Gal
  • 1902: Joshua
  • 1903: Sceptre
  • 1904: Rock Sand
  • 1905: Bachelor's Button
  • 1906: Wombwell
  • 1907: Beppo
  • 1908: Bembo
  • 1909: Primer
  • 1910: Swynford
  • 1911: Swynford
  • 1912: Stedfast
  • 1913: Lancaster
  • 1914: Peter the Hermit
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Sir Douglas
  • 1920: Black Gauntlet
  • 1921: Franklin
  • 1922: Welsh Spear
  • 1923: Chosroes
  • 1924: Chosroes
  • 1925: Hurstwood
  • 1926: Lancegaye
  • 1927: Coronach
  • 1928: Foliation
  • 1929: Posterity
  • 1930: Alcester
  • 1931: Orpen
  • 1932: Goyescas
  • 1933: Limelight
  • 1934: Cotoneaster
  • 1935: J R Smith
  • 1936: Corrida
  • 1937: Mid-day Sun
  • 1938: Maranta
  • 1939: Pointis
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Priam
  • 1947: Nirgal
  • 1948: Sayajirao
  • 1949: Helioscope
  • 1950: Peter Flower
  • 1951: Saturn
  • 1952: Dynamiter
  • 1953: Guersant
  • 1954: Aureole
  • 1955: Elopement
  • 1956: Hugh Lupus
  • 1957: Fric
  • 1958: Brioche
  • 1959: Impatient
  • 1960: Aggressor
  • 1961: St Paddy
  • 1962: Aurelius
  • 1963: Miralgo
  • 1964: no race
  • 1965: Soderini
  • 1966: Prominer
  • 1967: Salvo
  • 1968: Hopeful Venture
  • 1969: Park Top
  • 1970: Karabas
  • 1971: Ortis
  • 1972: Selhurst
  • 1973: Rheingold
  • 1974: Relay Race
  • 1975: Charlie Bubbles
  • 1976: Orange Bay
  • 1977: Meneval
  • 1978: Montcontour
  • 1979: Obraztsovy

* The 1880 winner Exeter was later exported to Argentina and renamed El Plata.

See also

References

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

  • galopp-sieger.deHardwicke Stakes.
  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Hardwicke Stakes (2018).
  • pedigreequery.comHardwicke Stakes – Ascot.
  • Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 97–99. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.
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