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 2018 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 WILD ILLUSION William Buick Charlie Appleby 3-8st 13lbs Godolphin 4/1
2 URBAN FOX Danny Tudhope William Haggas Barnane Stud Ltd 3/1
3 VERACIOUS Frankie Dettori Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 5/1
4 BILLESDON BROOK Tom Marquand Richard Hannon Mrs R J McCreery, Pall Mall 15/2
5 WILAMINA Oisin Murphy Martyn Meade Snailwell Stud 16/1
6 RHODODENDRON Ryan Moore Aiden O'Brien Smith, Magnier, Tabor 15/8 fav
This race took place on Thursday 2nd August 2018 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £340,260 (equivalent to £358,300 in 2021). Over round 115%