Juddmonte International Stakes
Group 1, York
£1,250,000 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
1m 2f 56y, Class 1   
Wednesday 21st August 2024


The prestigious Group One Juddmonte International will be contested for a staggering £1,250,000 in 2024, marking a remarkable 25% increase in value.

This record-breaking purse solidifies the Juddmonte International’s status as the richest race ever held on the Knavesmire, and it also shares the distinction of being the joint most valuable all-age contest hosted on a racecourse-owned fixture in Britain.

In 2023, the Juddmonte International maintained its position as one of the world’s top ten races, having previously been honored as the Longines World’s Best Race in 2020. Last year’s champion was the impressive Mostahdaf, sired by the renowned Juddmonte stallion Frankel. Notably, Mostahdaf was one of the highest-rated horses globally, excluding those from Japan.

The unwavering support of Juddmonte for this prestigious event dates back to 1989. Over the course of these 35 years, the iconic green and pink silks associated with the late Prince Khalid Abdullah have graced the winner’s circle twice—first with Twice Over in 2011 and then, most famously, with the legendary Frankel in 2012.

William Derby, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Course at York Racecourse, said “We are delighted to announce this boost to the prize fund of our flagship race, the Juddmonte International, to £1.25m, confirming it as the richest race ever run at York. Juddmonte Day on Wednesday 21 August is a tremendous way to open the Sky Bet Ebor Festival, on the first of three World Pool racedays. The significant increase in prize money forms part of a wider strategy to ensure the race continues to attract the best horses in the world for racing followers at York and beyond, to enjoy.  From Roberto to Sea The Stars, Frankel, to one of his progeny, Mostahdaf, just last year, it is a race that consistently attracts the best in equine talent. Juddmonte have been fantastic partners and curators of this race with York since 1989 and we remain deeply appreciative of their wonderful support of York and wider British racing.

On behalf of Juddmonte, Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Erskine Crum said, “In our 35th year of sponsorship, this 25% increase in value demonstrates both York and Juddmonte's commitment to increasing prize money and further enhancing the Juddmonte International’s status as one of the world's very best races. We congratulate York on consistently making prize money a top priority across all their meetings, thereby taking the lead amongst UK racecourses.”

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Juddmonte International Stakes
(Group 1) (British Champions Series)
£1,250,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 1m 2f 56y, Class 1