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 2000 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 CRIMPLENE Philip Robinson Clive Brittain 3-8st 6lbs Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum 7/4 fav
2 ELA ATHENA Michael Roberts Michael Jarvis Andreas Michael 7/1
3 PRINCESS ELLEN Kevin Darley Gerard Butler Mrs S Y Thomas 7/2
4 HIGH WALDEN Richard Quinn Sir Henry Cecil Prince Khaled Abdullah 9/2
5 DIAMOND WHITE John Egan M J Ryan Peter P Scott 25/1
6 NEW ASSEMBLY John Reid Sir Michael Stoute HM The Queen 25/1
7 LADY UPSTAGE Michael Hills Barry Hills Mrs E Roberts 6/1
This race took place on Saturday 5th August 2000 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £78,300 (equivalent to £120,200 in 2021). Over round 112%