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 2015 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 LEGATISSIMO Wayne Lordan David Wachman 3-8st 12lbs Smith, Magnier, Tabor 2/1 fav
2 WEDDING VOW Colm O'Donoghue Aiden O'Brien Smith, Magnier, Tabor 10/1
3 ARABIAN QUEEN Silvestre De Sousa David Elsworth Mr Jeff Smith 25/1
4 CLADOCERA Antoine Hamelin Alain De Royer-Dupre Haras De La Perelle 16/1
5 JAZZI TOP William Buick John Gosden Helena Springfield Ltd 14/1
6 LADY OF DUBAI Andrea Atzeni Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed Obaid 5/1
7 STAR OF SEVILLE Frankie Dettori John Gosden Lady Bamford 6/1
8 BRIGHT APPROACH Richard Hughes John Gosden Saeed Manana 33/1
9 DIAMONDSANDRUBIES Seamie Heffernan Aiden O'Brien Mrs R Henry & Mrs J Magnier 100/30
This race took place on Saturday 1st August 2015 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £340,260 (equivalent to £379,600 in 2021). Over round 116%