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 2002 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ISLINGTON Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 3-8st 6lbs Lord Weinstock 100/30
2 SULK Richard Hughes John Gosden Mr James Wigan 33/1
3 QUARTER MOON Mick Kinane Aiden O'Brien Mrs R Henry & Mrs J Magnier 9/4 fav
4 fALLEN STAR Steve Drowne John Dunlop Mr Nicholas Cooper 4/1
5 STARBOURNE Colm O'Donoghue Aiden O'Brien Mrs David Wachman 25/1
6 TARFSHI Pat eddery Michael Jarvis Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum 5/1
7 GOLDEN SILCA Ted Durcan Mick Channon Aldridge Racing Ltd 14/1
8 PREMIER PRIZE Richard Quinn David Elsworth Mr Jeff Smith 50/1
9 RED RIOJA George Duffield Eugene O'Neill Dr Karen Sanderson 20/1
10 SHINY Kevin Darley Clive Brittain Mrs C E Brittain 66/1
This race took place on Saturday 3rd August 2002 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £78,300 (equivalent to £117,200 in 2021). Over round 113%