International Stakes
(Juddmonte International)
Group 1 race
Assert, oil on canvas
Painting by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003)
LocationYork Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated1972
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorJuddmonte
WebsiteYork
Race information
Distance1m 2f 56y (2,063 m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 13 lb (3yo);
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse£275,000 (2020)
1st: £155,953
International Stakes
2020
Ghaiyyath Magical Lord North
Previous years
2019
Japan Crystal Ocean Elarqam
2018
Roaring Lion Poet's Word Thundering Blue
2017
Ulysses Churchill Barney Roy
2016
Postponed Highland Reel Mutakayyef
2015
Arabian Queen Golden Horn The Grey Gatsby
2014
Australia The Grey Gatsby Telescope
2013
Declaration Of War Trading Leather Al Kazeem
2012
Frankel Farhh St Nicholas Abbey
2011
Twice Over Midday Await The Dawn
2010-2001
2010
Rip Van Winkle Twice Over Byword
2009
Sea The Stars Mastercraftsman Set Sail
2008
Duke Of Marmalade Phoenix Tower New Approach
2007
Authorized Dylan Thomas Notnowcato
2006
Notnowcato Maraahel Blue Monday
2005
Electrocutionist Zenno Rob Roy Maraahel
2004
Sulamani Norse Dancer Bago
2003
Falbrav Magistretti Nayef
2002
Nayef Golan Noverre
2001
Sakhee Grandera Medicean
2000-1991
2000
Giant's Causeway Kalanisi Lear Spear
1999
Royal Anthem Greek Dance Chester House
1998
One So Wonderful Faithful Son Chester House
1997
Singspiel Desert King Benny The Dip
1996
Halling First Island Bijou d'Inde
1995
Halling Bahri Annus Mirabilis
1994
Ezzoud Muhtarram King's Theatre
1993
Ezzoud Sabrehill Spartan Shareef
1992
Rodrigo De Triano All At Sea Seattle Rhyme
1991
Terimon Quest For Fame Stagecraft
1990-1981
1990
In The Groove Elmaamul Batshoof
1989
Ile De Chypre Cacoethes Shady Heights
1988
Shady Heights Indian Skimmer Persian Heights
1987
Triptych Ascot Knight Sir Harry Lewis
1986
Shardari Triptych Damister
1985
Commanche Run Oh So Sharp Triptych
1984
Cormorant Wood Tolomeo Chief Singer
1983
Caerleon Hot Touch John French
1982
Assert Norwick Amyndas
1981
Beldale Flutter Kirtling Master Willie
1980-1978
1980
Master Willie Cairn Rouge Cracaval
1979
Troy Crimson Beau Lyphard's Wish
1978
Hawaiian Sound Gunner B Jellaby
 

The International Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at York over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 56 yards (2,063 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

History

The event was devised by Major Leslie Petch, a former Clerk of the Course at York. It was first run in 1972, but by this time Petch had resigned from his position due to ill health. The race was originally sponsored by Benson and Hedges and called the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup. The inaugural running was won by Roberto, that year's Derby winner. The second-placed horse was Brigadier Gerard – his only defeat in a career of eighteen races.

The sponsorship of Benson and Hedges continued until 1985, and for the following two years the event was backed by the bloodstock company Matchmaker. Its title during this period was the Matchmaker International. The present sponsor, Juddmonte Farms, started supporting the race in 1989. It is now familiarly known as the Juddmonte International.

The International Stakes is currently held on the opening day of York's four-day Ebor Festival meeting. It is the venue's richest race of the season.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

Leading trainer (6 wins):

Leading owner (6 wins): (includes part ownership)

Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1972 Roberto 3 Braulio Baeza Vincent O'Brien John W. Galbreath 2:07.10
1973 Moulton 4 Geoff Lewis Harry Wragg Budgie Moller 2:20.40
1974 Dahlia 4 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:09.40
1975 Dahlia 5 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:10.93
1976 Wollow 3 Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio 2:11.61
1977 Relkino 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Lady Beaverbrook 2:09.24
1978 Hawaiian Sound 3 Lester Piggott Barry Hills Robert Sangster 2:09.75
1979 Troy 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Sobell / Weinstock 2:06.40
1980 Master Willie 3 Philip Waldron Henry Candy William Barnett 2:13.30
1981 Beldale Flutter 3 Pat Eddery Michael Jarvis Tony Kelly 2:13.28
1982 Assert 3 Pat Eddery David O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:09.09
1983 Caerleon 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:16.35
1984 Cormorant Wood 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Bobby McAlpine 2:09.87
1985 Commanche Run 4 Lester Piggott Luca Cumani Ivan Allan 2:18.79
1986 Shardari 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:08.28
1987 Triptych 5 Steve Cauthen Patrick Biancone Alan Clore 2:15.53
1988 Shady Heights [a] 4 Willie Carson Robert Armstrong George Tong 2:06.35
1989 Ile de Chypre 4 Tony Clark Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou 2:06.91
1990 In the Groove 3 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth Brian Cooper 2:08.77
1991 Terimon 5 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Lady Beaverbrook 2:16.18
1992 Rodrigo de Triano 3 Lester Piggott Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 2:07.19
1993 Ezzoud 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:12.16
1994 Ezzoud 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:08.85
1995 Halling 4 Walter Swinburn Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:06.42
1996 Halling 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:06.88
1997 Singspiel 5 Frankie Dettori Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:12.10
1998 One So Wonderful 4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani Helena Springfield Ltd 2:06.46
1999 Royal Anthem 4 Gary Stevens Henry Cecil Thoroughbred Corp. 2:06.91
2000 Giant's Causeway 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:09.30
2001 Sakhee 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:08.27
2002 Nayef 4 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:08.74
2003 Falbrav 5 Darryll Holland Luca Cumani Rencati / Yoshida 2:06.84
2004 Sulamani 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:11.82
2005 Electrocutionist 4 Michael Kinane Valfredo Valiani Earle I. Mack 2:07.47
2006 Notnowcato 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute A. & D. de Rothschild 2:12.32
2007 Authorized 3 Frankie Dettori Peter Chapple-Hyam Al Homaizi / Al Sagar 2:11.82
2008 Duke of Marmalade [b] 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier/ Tabor 2:01.53
2009 Sea the Stars 3 Michael Kinane John Oxx Christopher Tsui 2:05.29
2010 Rip Van Winkle 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier/Tabor/ Smith 2:08.58
2011 Twice Over 6 Ian Mongan Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:14.70
2012 Frankel 4 Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:06.59
2013 Declaration of War 4 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Magnier/ Tabor/ Smith / Allen 2:05.74
2014 Australia 3 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor / Ah Khing 2:07.35
2015 Arabian Queen 3 Silvestre de Sousa David Elsworth Jeff Smith 2:07.35
2016 Postponed 5 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum 2:06.58
2017 Ulysses 4 Jim Crowley Sir Michael Stoute Flaxman Stables Ireland 2:12.11
2018 Roaring Lion 3 Oisin Murphy John Gosden Qatar Racing Limited 2:07.70
2019 Japan 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier/Tabor/ Smith 2:07.77
2020 Ghaiyyath 5 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 2:07.38
  1. ^ Persian Heights finished first in 1988, but he was relegated to third place following a stewards' inquiry
  2. ^ The 2008 running took place at Newmarket over 1 mile and 2 furlongs

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