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 2005 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ALEXANDER GOLDRUN Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 4-9st 3lbs Mrs N O'Callaghan 13/8 fav
2 CASSYDORA Kerrin McEvoy John Dunlop Hesmonds Stud 16/1
3 RED BLOOM Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 9/1
4 SONGERIE Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott Miss K Rausing 14/1
5 SOMETHING EXCITING Richard Quinn David Elsworth Setsquare Recruitment 4/1
6 VIRGINIA WATERS Kieren Fallon Aiden O'Brien Smith, Magnier, Tabor 8/1
7 PENKENNA PRINCESS Ryan Moore Ralph Beckett Mrs H M Chamberlain 25/1
8 JOINT ASPIRATION Ted Durcan Mick Channon Ridgeway Downs Racing 50/1
9 HAZARISTA Mick Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan 8/1
10 SECRET HISTORY Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Mr J Shack 20/1
11 MAGICAL ROMANCE Liam Keniry Brain Meehan Mr F C T Wilson 20/1
This race took place on Saturday 30th July 2005 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £116,000 (equivalent to £165,700 in 2021). Over round 119%