The Nassau Stakes is a Group One contest open to fillies and mares aged three years and older and is run at Glorious Goodwood over a distance of one mile, one furlong and 192 yards.
Historically run as a Group Two, it was given Group One status in 1999 and is now the star attraction on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood, along with the Stewards' Cup.
First run in 1840, the Nassau Stakes has an illustrious roll of honour and in recent years has been predominantly won by three-year-olds. However, three horses have bagged the crown on two occasions with Roussalka winning in 1975 and 1976, Ruby Tiger in 1990 and 1991 and more recently the excellent Midday, who stormed to victory in 2009 and 2010.
Sir Michael Stoute and Sir Henry Cecil have dominated the race in recent years and have both trained seven winners, with the former saddling a triumvirate of winners in 2002, 2003 and 2004 in the way of Islington, Russian Rhythm and Favourable Terms.