One of nine Group 1 races staged at the Newmarket Racecourses each year, the Falmouth Stakes is open to all fillies and mares aged three and over who can contest a prize fund of some £200,000.
Taking place on the July Course during the July Meeting, the Falmouth is run over a mile. It is crucial for breeding given that it is one of only three Group 1 races over a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter for older fillies and mares, the others being the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and the Sun Chariot Stakes back here at Newmarket.
The Falmouth Stakes is named after Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth and was inaugurated in 1911 when it was a race only for three-year-olds, aimed at those who had taken part in the 1000 Guineas back in May.
Recent winners include Soviet Song, Goldikova, Roly Poly, Alpha Centauri and Veracious, all of whom were very smart fillies indeed and loved by the racing public.