History Of The Strickland Stakes

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Jun

BACKGROUND

  • The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 race held under weight for age conditions.
  • Brown & Black, a six-year-old mare, ridden by T.O’Brien was the first recoded winner.
  • The race was held at Ascot from its inception to 2004 & 2006-2010.
  • Belmont staged the 2005 edition before a permanent move in 2011.
  • Notable winners include: Nicopolis (1962), Ngawyni (1975), Haulpak’s Image (1983), Summer Beau (1998) and Scales Of Justice (2017).
  • From 1973 to 2004 and 2006 to 2019, the Strickland Stakes was run over 1800m.
  • From 2005 and 2011 onwards, the Strickland Stakes has been run over 2000m.
  • In 2002 Finito and Gwalia Girl were involved in a dead heat.

TRAINERS

  • 4-H.W.Campbell holds the record as most successful Strickland Stakes trainer after wins to Asteroid (1955), Tribal Ring (1957), Nicopolis (1962) & Millefleurs (1972).
  • 3-Hugh Jamieson: Rack And Ruin (1964), Chemech (1969) & Gilt Patten (1973).
  • 3-Fred Kersley: Marasco (2009-2010) & Ihtsahymn (2016).
  • 2-JJ Kelly: Lady Lucia (1947 & 1949).
  • 2-F.McAuliffe: Jovial Lad (1950) & Royal Coral (1965).
  • 2-Albert Jordan: Kuantan (1959) & Chestillion (1960).
  • 2-L.B.Harvey: Jolly Aster (1966-1968).
  • 2-Colin Hayes: Haymarket (1974) & Unaware (1976).
  • 2-Ted Hickling: Regimental Honour (1979) & Bungling (1985).
  • 2-Lou Luciani: Timeless Action (1989) & Prime Again (1994).
  • 2-Neville Parnham: Higginsville (1991) & God Has Spoken (2011).
  • 2- Phil Humann: Finito (2001-2002).
  • 2-Lindsey Smith: Exchequer (2006) & Scales Of Justice (2017).
  • 2-Adam Durrant: Mr Moet (2012) & Kincaple (2013).
  • Durrant’s father Geoff won the Strickland Stakes with Dedicated Miss, ridden by long-time friend, Jason Miller in 2004.

JOCKEYS

  • 6-Daniel Staeck holds the best riding record in the Strickland Stakes: Finito (2001-2002), Marasco (2009-2010), Kincaple (2013) & Scales Of Justice (2017).
  • 5-Bob Morley: Huette (1924), Maple (1926-1927), Panto (1936) & Lord Treat (1945).
  • 4-Frank “Tiger’ Moore: Asteroid (1955), Tribal Ring (1957), Nicopolis (1962) & Surrender (1970).
  • 4-Rod Kemp: Belle Talk (1980), Aldric (1981), Haulpak’s Image (1983) & My Serene (1984).
  • 3-Eric Treffone: Gay Prince (1938), Raconteur (1952) & Moderniste (1953).
  • 3-C.Coombe: First Orl (1961), Bernguard (1963) & Hilney (1967).

GENDER

  • 44 wins: Geldings
  • 22 wins: Horses.
  • 18 wins: Mares.
  • 16 wins: Colts.
  • 8 wins: Fillies.

AGE

  • Three and four-year-olds have dominated the Strickland Stakes with 60 wins combined.
  • Five-year-olds have won it on 21 occasions.
  • Six-year-olds have 14 wins.
  • Seven-year-olds are the oldest horses to win the Strickland Stakes-seven times.

BARRIERS (Since 1966).

  • Barrier 3: 7 wins
  • Barrier 2-8-9: 6 wins
  • Barrier 6: 5 wins
  • Barrier 5-7-10: 4 wins
  • Barrier 12 & 4: 3 wins
  • Barrier 1: 2 wins
  • Barrier 11 & 14: 1 win.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

YEAR HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER
2017 Scales Of Justice D.Staeck L.Smith
2016 Ihtsahymn S.Parnham F.Kersley
2015 Fuchsia Bandana J.Noske D.McAullife
2014 Fancy Feet B.Parnham S.Quilty
2013 Kincaple D.Staeck A.Durrant
2012 Mr Moet P.Hall A.Durrant
2011 God Has Spoken S.Parnham N.Parnham
2010 Marasco D.Staeck F.Kersley
2009 Marasco D.Staeck F.Kersley
2008 Action Pak S.O’Donnell J.Erkelens
2007 Forest Frolic J.Valas J.Cockell
2006 Exchequer W.Pike L.Smith
2005 True Steel C.Harvey M.Payne
2004 Dedicated Miss J.Miller G.Durrant
2003 Money Is Magic T.Turner C.Webster
2002 Finitio D.Staeck P.Humann
2002 Gwalia Girl S.Miller K.Mifflib
2001 Finito D.Staeck P.Humann

 

Julio Santarelli
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