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 1982 Group 3 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 DANCING ROCKS Pat Eddery Wragg 3-8st 5lbs Sir Philip Oppenheimer 12/1
2 TIME CHARTER Billy Newnes Henry Candy Mr R Barnett 85/40 fav
3 TRIPPLE TIPPLE Steve Cauthen Luca Cumani Battocks Stud Ltd 8/1
4 SING SOFTLY Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Mrs P Harris 7/2
5 DISH DASH Bruce Raymond Robert Armstrong Mr J Bryce 5/1
6 CLARE ISLAND John Matthias Henry Cecil Snailwell Stud Co Ltd 7/1
7 SANCTA Joe Mercer Peter Walwyn Lord Howard de Walden 10/1
8 DIONE Brian Rouse John Dunlop Mr D Prenn 16/1
9 MAIN SAIL Willie Carson W Hern Mr R Hollingsworth 25/1
10 ASH RIDGE Bryn Crossley Harry Wragg Mr E Moller 25/1
11 CADI HA Tony Murray Bruce Hobbs Mr A Budgett 25/1
This race took place on Saturday 31st July 1982 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £26,124 (equivalent to £74,500 in 2021). Over round 127%