The Jersey Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old horses. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it takes place each year in June on the final day of Royal Ascot (Friday).
JOCKEY & TRAINER
The race was established when a three-year cycle of races called the Triennial Stakes was discontinued shortly after World War I. The Triennial Stakes had comprised a race for two-year-olds over 5 furlongs, a race for three-year-olds over 7 furlongs, and a race for four-year-olds over 2 miles and horses would return each year to compete over the increasing distances.
The Jersey Stakes replaced the second leg of the Triennial Stakes in 1919, and was named after the 4th Earl of Jersey, who served as the Master of the Buckhounds in the late eighteenth century.
The race is now run on the final day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting (Saturday).
No trainer has trained more winners of the Jersey Stakes than Sir Michael Stoute, who has six winners to his name, Etienne Gerard (1977), Hard Fought (1980), Zilzal (1989), Among Men (1997), Jeremy (2006), and Expert Eye (2018).
Sir Gordon Richards: Rattlin the Reefer (1929), Medieval Knight (1934), Theft (1935), Cave Man (1938), Nebuchadnezzar (1947), Rhinehart (1953), and the great Lester Piggott: Favorita (1961), The Creditor (1963), Young Christopher (1964), Gay Fandango (1975), Hard Fought (1980), Rasa Penang (1981) are the joint leading jockeys in the race with six wins each.