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 1935 Group 3 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 COPPELIA Gordon Richards F Templeman 3-9st 1lbs Lord Hirst 9/2
2 FOX LAIR S Donoghue Cundell Mrs Corlette Glorney 8/1
3 MANNERISM J Sirett Lawson Lord Astor 5/2 fav
4 QUASHED Henri Jelliss C Leader Lord Stanley 8/1
5 IRISH LASSIE II T Weston Hugh Powney Mr R S Clark 20/1
6 FAWSLEY Joe Childs Boyd-Rochfort Mr R Tree 20/1
7 PAPYRETTE Charlie Smirke Digby Mr H J Simms 10/1
8 CORONAL Dick Perryman C Leader Lord Derby 10/1
9 FAL MA F Fox Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 20/1
10 CLERESTORY R A Jones Lawson Mr Somerville Tattersall 7/1
11 NYMPH ERRANT M Beary Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher 100/7
This race took place on Friday 2nd August 1935 and was a subscription race of 50 sovereigns each for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £300 (equivalent to £45,000 in 2021). Over round 120%