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 2009 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 MIDDAY Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil 3-8st 10lbs Prince Khaled Abdullah 11/2
2 RAINBOW VIEW Jimmy Fortune John Gosden George Strawbridge 5/2 fav
3 MONEYCANTBUYMELOVE Jamie Spencer Michael Bell Wright, Stanley, Marsh et al 17/2
4 BARSHIBA Paul Hanagan David Elsworth Mr Jeff Smith 14/1
5 HIGH HEELED Michael Hills Barry Hills Mr & Mrs Steven Jenkins 8/1
6 KATIYRA Mick Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan 7/2
7 HEAVEN SENT Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 8/1
8 SAPHIRAS FIRE Martin Dwyer William Muir Mr M J Caddy 50/1
9 SPACIOUS Frankie dettori James Fanshawe Cheveley Park Stud 11/1
10 NASHMIAH Neil Callan Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 50/1
This race took place on Saturday 1st August 2009 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £113,540 (equivalent to £146,300 in 2021). Over round 118%