|Group 2 race|
W. Sussex, England
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 6f (2,816 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
fillies & mares
|Weight||8 st 9 lb (3yo);|
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* after 2017
|Wonderful Tonight||Tribal Craft||Albaflora|
The Lillie Langtry Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs (2,816 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.
The event was established in 2003, and it was initially titled the Gladness Stakes. It was named after Gladness, a successful racehorse whose victories included the Goodwood Cup in 1958. The inaugural running was classed at Listed level.
The race was renamed and promoted to Group 3 status in 2004. It was named after Lillie Langtry, a British actress who was a mistress of King Edward VII. Langtry owned Merman, the winner of the Goodwood Cup in 1899. As a woman she was not allowed to register the horse under her own name and used the pseudonym Mr Jersey, a reference to her place of birth. In 1907 Langtry became Lady de Bathe when her husband succeeded to the baronetcy following the death of his father. The race was upgraded again to Group 2 status from the 2018 running.
The Lillie Langtry Stakes was sponsored by Moët Hennessy from 2008 to 2010, and during this period it was known as the Moët Hennessy Fillies' Stakes. It was sponsored by BlackRock and run as the iShares Fillies' Stakes in 2011-12. In 2013 it was renamed the Blackrock Fillies' Stakes, and in 2014 it was sponsored by Sterling Insurance. From 2015 to 2017 the race was sponsored by Markel Insurance.
The race is currently held on the final day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
- Tartouche – 2005, 2006
- Wild Coco - 2012, 2013
- Enbihaar - 2019, 2020
Leading jockey (3 wins):
- Seb Sanders – Moments of Joy (2003), Tartouche (2005, 2006)
- Tom Queally - Sevenna (2009), Wild Coco (2012, 2013)
- Jim Crowley - Missunited (2014), Enbihaar (2019, 2020)
Leading trainer (3 wins):
- John Gosden - California (2016), Enbihaar (2019,2020)
|2003||Moments of Joy||3||Seb Sanders||Rae Guest||3:02.77|
|2004||Astrocharm||5||Neil Callan||Mark Tompkins||3:00.27|
|2005||Tartouche||4||Seb Sanders||Lady Herries||3:07.81|
|2006||Tartouche||5||Seb Sanders||Lady Herries||3:00.70|
|2007||Hi Calypso||3||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||3:02.47|
|2008||Gravitation||3||Alan Munro||William Jarvis||3:04.67|
|2009||Sevenna||4||Tom Queally||Henry Cecil||3:06.55|
|2010||Eastern Aria||4||Richard Hills||Mark Johnston||2:58.05|
|2011||Meeznah||4||Frankie Dettori||David Lanigan||2:57.61|
|2012||Wild Coco||4||Tom Queally||Sir Henry Cecil||3:03.39|
|2013||Wild Coco||5||Tom Queally||Lady Cecil||2:59.00|
|2014||Missunited||7||Jim Crowley||Michael Winters||2:59.27|
|2015||Simple Verse||3||Harry Bentley||Ralph Beckett||3:00.79|
|2016||California||4||Robert Havlin||John Gosden||3:03.71|
|2017||Endless Time||5||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||3:14.11|
|2018||Pilaster||3||David Egan||Roger Varian||2:59.16|
|2019||Enbihaar||4||Jim Crowley||John Gosden||2:58.69|
|2020||Enbihaar||5||Jim Crowley||John Gosden||3:03.42|
|2021||Wonderful Tonight||4||William Buick||David Menuisier||3:13.05|
- "The Goodwood Cup". Liverpool Mercury. 28 July 1899. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
- "European Pattern Committee announces changes to the 2018 European Programme of Black Type Races". British Horseracing Authority. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
- Racing Post:
- galopp-sieger.de – Lillie Langtry Stakes.
- ifhaonline.org – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Lillie Langtry Stakes (2019).
- pedigreequery.com – Lillie Langtry Stakes – Goodwood.