Nassau Stakes

The Nassau Stakes, joint fifth oldest race at the Glorious Goodwood meeting along with the Chesterfield Cup, was named by the 5th Duke of Richmond, Charles Gordon-Lennox, in honour of his close ties and support of the House of Orange-Nassau, the reigning House of the Netherlands, and is a Group 1 race for fillies and mares aged 3 and above over 1 mile 1 furlong and 192 yards. When first contested, it was restricted to 3-year-old fillies over a mile, but in 1900 it was extended to 1 mile 4 furlongs, although it was reduced to its current distance in 1911. Race conditions were changed in 1975 when fillies and mares aged 4 and above were allowed entry and, at one stage, it was a Group 2 race, but was promoted to Group 1 level in 1999. It traditionally takes place on the third day of the 5-day meeting.
Early history:-The inaugural running of the Nassau Stakes was on Friday 31st July 1840 when Lord George Bentinck's 3-year-old filly Rosa Bianca defeated a Priam Filly and Sillistria.

Nassau Stakes 1899 Group 3 1 Mile
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 SAINT LUNDI M Cannon 3-8st 10lbs (John Porter) Lord Crewe 7/2 fav
2 UMBROSA W Bradford 3-8st 10lbs Mr L Brassey 7/1
3 LADY OGLE Sam Loates 3-8st 10lb Mr Wallace Johnstone 10/1
4 FAIRY GOLD F Allsopp 3-8st 10lbs Mr Leonard Cohen 10/1
5 ABOYNE Otto Madden 3-8st 10lbs Mr Arthur James 100/8
6 MYAKKA J H Martin 3-8st 10lbs Mr Pierre Lorillard 5/1
7 SYBARIS C Wood 3-8st 10lbs Lord Rosebery 5/1
8 STOLEN SWEETS T Loates 3-8st 10lbs Mr W G Stevens 100/7
9 ADINI Fred Rickaby 3-8st 10lbs Prince Soltykoff 7/1
10 ROYAUME F Finlay 3-8st 5lbs Sir J Blundell Maple 100/7
This race took place on Friday 28th July 1899 and was a subscription race of 50 sovereigns each for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. There were 51 subs and it was valued at 810 sovereigns (equivalent to £112,000 in 2021). Over round 120%