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 1992 Group 3 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 RUBY TIGER Richard Quinn Paul Cole 5-9st 1lbs Mrs Philip Blacker 2/1
2 ALL AT SEA Pat Eddery Sir Henry Cecil Prince Khalid Abdullah 8/11 fav
3 MOHICAN GIRL Frankie Dettori James Fanshawe Mr A R G Cane 25/1
4 OUMALDAAYA Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 12/1
5 FRAGRANT HILL Ray Cochrane Ian Balding Mr Paul Mellon 40/1
6 GUSSY MARLOWE Gary Carter Clive Brittain Mrs John Van Geest 12/1
7 GAI BULGA Richard Hills Geoff Wragg Sir Philip Oppenheimer 50/1
This race took place on Saturday 1st August 1992 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £50,980 (equivalent to £90,800 in 2021). Over round 115%