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 1998 Group 3 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ALBORADA George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 3-8st 9lbs Miss K Rausing 4/1
2 DIGITALIZE Darryll Holland Sir Henry Cecil Mr S Khaled 25/1
3 MIDNIGHT LINE Kieren Fallon Sir Henry Cecil Prince Fahd Salman 2/1 fav
4 KISSOGRAM Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Helena Springfield Ltd 5/1
5 ZANTE Willie Ryan Sir Henry Cecil Prince Khalid Abdullah 12/1
6 KITZA Mick Kinane Aiden O'Brien Mrs E M Stckwell 6/1
7 CLOUD CASTLE John Reid Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 7/1
8 ARRIVING Richard Hills John Hills Wyck Hall Stud 33/1
9 DAPHNES DOLL John Egan Gay Kelleway Mrs Alan Gordon 150/1
This race took place on Saturday 1st August 1998 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £42,800 (equivalent to £67,100 in 2021). Over round 112%