The Chesham Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.
The event is named after the 3rd Baron Chesham, who served as the last Master of the Buckhounds in 1900–01. It was first run in 1919, and it was originally contested over 5 furlongs. It replaced a previous race, the first leg of the Triennial Stakes.
The distance of the Chesham Stakes was later extended to 6 furlongs, and this was increased to its current length, 7 furlongs, in 1996. It is now restricted to horses whose sires won at distances in excess of 9½ furlongs or 1,900 metres. It is presently the first race on the final day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
Winners since 1986
|1986||Minstrella||John Reid||Charlie Nelson||1:13.63|
|1987||Lapierre||Steve Cauthen||Clive Brittain||1:19.29|
|1988||Jacamar||Bruce Raymond||Ben Hanbury||1:14.21|
|1989||Be My Chief||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:15.21|
|1990||Chicarica||Pat Eddery||John Gosden||1:16.72|
|1991||Fair Cop||Alan Munro||Paul Cole||1:14.80|
|1992||Humam||Richard Hills||Harry Thomson Jones||1:14.26|
|1993||State Performer||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||1:20.34|
|1994||Montjoy||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||1:15.14|
|1995||World Premier||Brett Doyle||Clive Brittain||1:14.97|
|1996||Shamikh||Richard Hills||Saeed bin Suroor||1:30.57|
|1997||Central Park||Frankie Dettori||Paul Cole||1:29.84|
|1998||Rhapsodist||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||1:32.84|
|1999||Bach||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:28.88|
|2000||Celtic Silence||Kieren Fallon||Mark Johnston||1:30.59|
|2001||Seba||Frankie Dettori||David Loder||1:29.64|
|2002||Helm Bank||Keith Dalgleish||Mark Johnston||1:29.00|
|2003||Pearl of Love||Darryll Holland||Mark Johnston||1:28.50|
|2004||Whazzat||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:29.55|
|2005||Championship Point ||Ted Durcan||Mick Channon||1:24.14|
|2006||Champlain||Philip Robinson||Michael Jarvis||1:27.90|
|2007||Maze||Royston Ffrench||Bryan Smart||1:29.28|
|2008||Free Agent||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:29.59|
|2009||Big Audio||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:30.19|
|2010||Zaidan||Seb Sanders||Clive Brittain||1:27.51|
- pedigreequery.com – Chesham Stakes – Ascot.