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 1994 Group 3 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 HAWAJISS Walter Swinburn Sir Michael Stoute 3-8st 6lbs Maktoum Al Maktoum 4/1 jt fav
2 DEL DEYA Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 7/1
3 RELATIVELY SPECIAL John Reid Luca Cumani Helena Spingfield Ltd 8/1
4 BULAXIE Willie Carson John Dunlop Hesmonds Stud 7/1
5 WIND IN HER HAIR Richard Hills John Hills Mrs W Tulloch 4/1 jt fav
6 BEARALL Brian Rouse Richard Hannon Mr & Mrs M Winterford 25/1
7 NICE WELCOME John Carroll Rae Guest Mr M Wackett 33/1
8 MEADOW PIPIT Paul Eddery John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 20/1
9 INTERIM Richard Quinn Roger Charlton Prince Khalid Abdullah 8/1
This race took place on Saturday 30th July 1994 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £44,130 (equivalent to £75,200 in 2021). Over round 99%