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 2007 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 PEEPING FAWN Johnny Murtagh Aiden O'Brien 3-8st 10lbs Mrs J Magnier & M Tabor 2/1 fav
2 MANDESHA Christophe Soumillon A De Royer-Dupre Princess Zahra Aga Khan 7/2
3 LIGHT SHIFT Ted Durcan Sir Henry Cecil Niarchos Family 3/1
4 SWEET LILLY Hugh Bowman Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah 22/1
5 DONT DILI DALI John Egan J S Moore Peter Webb & Peter Lay 80/1
6 SPECIOSA Jamie Spencer Pam Sly Pam & Michael Sly, Dr T Davies 14/1
7 YAQEEN Richard Hills Michael Jarvis Hamdan Al Maktoum 14/1
8 NANNINA Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Cheveley Park Stud 6/1
This race took place on Saturday 4th August 2007 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £113,560 (equivalent to £154,900 in 2021). Over round 114%