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 2019 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 DEIRDRE Oisin Murphy Mitsuri Hashida 5-9st 7lbs Toji Morito 20/1
2 MEHDAAYIH Frankie Dettori John Gosden Emirates Park Pty 3/1
3 RAWDAA Danny Tudhope Sir Michael Stoute Abdulla Saeed Al Naboodah 5/1
4 SUN MAIDEN James Doyle Sir Michael Stoute Prince Khaled Abdullah 14/1
5 JUST WONDERFUL Wayne Lordan Aiden O'Brien Smith, Magnier, Tabor 20/1
6 NYALETI Joe Fanning Mark Johnston A Reay & 3 Batterhams 50/1
7 CHANNEL Pierre Charles Boudot F-H Graffard Samuel D Barras 11/1
8 MAQSAD Jim Crowley William Haggas Hamdan Al Maktoum 15/2
9 HERMOSA Ryan Moore Aiden O'Brien Smith, Magnier, Tabor 13/8 fav
This race took place on Thursday 1st August 2019 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £340,260 (equivalent to £352,000 in 2021). Over round 116%