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 2013 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 WINSILI William Buick John Gosden 3-8st 11lbs Prince Khaled Abdullah 20/1
2 THISTLE BIRD James Doyle Roger Charlton Lady Rothschild 33/1
3 HOT SNAP Tom Queally Lady Cecil Prince Khaled Abdullah 5/1
4 SAJJHAA Silvestre De Sousa Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 8/1
5 SKY LANTERN Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Mr B Keswick 7/4 fav
6 JUST PRETENDING Seamie Heffernan Aiden O'Brien Smith, Tabor, Magnier 20/1
7 INTEGRAL Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 8/1
8 MAGICAL DREAM Michael Hussey Aiden O'Brien Smith, Tabor, Magnier 50/1
9 AMBIVALENT Johnny Murtagh Roger Varian Ali Said 16/1
10 MOMENT IN TIME Martin Harley David Simcock Mrs Julia Annabale 25/1
11 SEMAYYEL Neil Callan Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 100/1
12 JUST THE JUDGE Jamie Spencer Charlie Hills Qatar Racing/Sangster Family 9/2
13 BEATRICE AURORE Olivier Peslier Ed Dunlop Benny Andersson 33/1
14 BANOFFEEL Kieren Fallon Hughie Morrison Mr Peter Savill 25/1
This race took place on Saturday 3rd August 2013 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £113,420 (equivalent to £128,400 in 2021). Over round 126%