Famous Horse Races

Falmouth Stakes

Newmarket Racecourse
A Brief History Of Falmouth Stakes
The Falmouth Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race for three-year-old and above thoroughbred fillies and mares run over a distance of 1 mile at Newmarket Racecourse in early July.

It was first run in 1911 and named in honour of 6th Viscount Falmouth, who had been a leading owner/breeder in the 19th century. The race was restricted to the three-year-old generation only until 1973, and from 1975 to 1991 it was known as the Child Stakes.

When the Pattern system was introduced in 1971 the race was given Group 3 status, and it has been upgraded twice since, to Group 2 in 1987 and to Group 1 in 2004.
Year
2008
2007
2006
2005
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1989
1988
Winner

Simply Perfect
Rajeem
Soviet Song
Soviet Song
Macadamia
Tashawak
Proudwings
Alshakr
Ronda
Lovers Knot
Ryafan
Sensation
Caramba
Lemon Soufflé
Niche
Gussy Marlowe
Only Yours
Chimes of Freedom
Magic Gleam
Inchmurrin
Age

3
3
5
4
4
3
5
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
Jockey

Johnny Murtagh
Kerrin McEvoy
Johnny Murtagh
Johnny Murtagh
Jamie Spencer
Richard Hills
Yutaka Take
Richard Hills
Dominique Boeuf
John Reid
Pat Eddery
Michael Kinane
Michael Roberts
Lester Piggott
Lester Piggott
Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
Steve Cauthen
Pat Eddery
Paul Eddery
Trainer

Jeremy Noseda
Clive Brittain
James Fanshawe
James Fanshawe
James Fanshawe
John Dunlop
Ralf Suerland
Ben Hanbury
Carlos Laffon-Parias
Sir Michael Stoute
John Gosden
Criquette Head
Richard Hannon
Richard Hannon
Richard Hannon
Clive Brittain
Richard Hannon
Henry Cecil
Alex Scott
Geoff Wragg
Owner

Tabor, Magnier
Saeed Manana
Elite Racing Club
Elite Racing Club
3rd Baron Vestey
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Hyperion Breeding
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Dario Hinojosa
Cheveley Park Stud
Khalid Abdulla
Sheikh Mohammed
7th Earl of Carnarvon
7th Earl of Carnarvon
7th Earl of Carnarvon
Mrs John van Geest
Mrs M Butcher
Stavros Niarchos
Maktoum Al Maktoum
Philip Oppenheimer
Time

1:37.14
1:40.89
1:38.99
1:36.11
1:38.11
1:38.05
1:38.73
1:39.70
1:37.49
1:35.53
1:38.43
1:37.53
1:40.17
1:41.30
1:37.08
1:40.24
1:40.43
1:37.05
1:37.50
1:42.92