The Jersey Stakes
The Jersey Stakes is a Group 3 race for thoroughbreds run on second day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
The Jersey Stakes is a modern addition to the Royal Ascot meeting. The race dates back to 1919, when it was created as a replacement for the two-legged Triennial Stakes. The Jersey Stakes was named in honour of the 4th Earl of Jersey, a Master of Buckhounds in the 18th century, and carries a prize fund of £70,000.
The Jersey Stakes is open to three-year-old thoroughbred racehorses that have not yet claimed a victory in either a Group 2 or Group 1 race. The race is run over a distance of seven furlongs.
Jersey Stakes Betting
The Jersey Stakes hosts a large field of international thoroughbreds. Picking a Jersey Stakes winner can be very difficult, as long-odds outsiders regularly finish the race placed, whilst favourites have a less than stellar record of standing up to pre-race hype.
Generally, the horse racing betting markets will provide more reliable indications of favourites closer to the race. However, Jersey Stakes betting is ultimately about balancing intuition against the movements of the betting markets and making good use of the wide variety of betting options available.
Jersey Stakes Winners
The Jersey Stakes qualifying criteria mean that a horse can only run the race once in its career, meaning that no horse has ever claimed more than one Jersey Stakes winners’ title. Proclamation holds the distinction of running the fastest race time in the last two decades, shaving five seconds off the previous race record with a blistering one minute 22 second race winning run in 2005.
A number of Britain’s top jockeys have won the Jersey Stakes in recent years, with Irishman Michael Kinane edging slightly ahead with three victories in the past decade, including his 2006 victory on Jeremy.
With big fields contesting the Jersey Stakes, it is difficult for trainers to chalk up multiple wins in the event. The biggest tally of wins in the Jersey Stakes stands at two and is shared by Jeremy Noseda and Henry Cecil.