The Cheshire Oaks is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Chester over a distance of 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 79 yards (2,285 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.
The event was first run in 1950, and from 1971 to 1985 it held Group 3 status. It serves as a trial for the Epsom Oaks, and the most recent horse to win both races was Light Shift in 2007. The present trophy for the Cheshire Oaks is known as the Robert Sangster Memorial Cup. This honours the memory of Robert Sangster (1936–2004), a successful racehorse owner and breeder.
Winners since 1989
|1989||Braiswick||Pat Eddery||Geoff Wragg||2:23.71|
|1990||Pharian||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||2:31.40|
|1991||Peplum||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||2:31.42|
|1992||Aquamarine||Paul Eddery||Barry Hills||2:25.79|
|1993||Abury||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||2:25.21|
|1994||Bolas||Pat Eddery||Barry Hills||2:23.80|
|1995||Dance a Dream||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||2:25.07|
|1996||Tout a Coup||Michael Kinane||Gerry Cusack||2:26.50|
|1997||Kyle Rhea||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||2:36.37|
|1998||High and Low||Darryll Holland||Barry Hills||2:29.49|
|1999||Valentine Girl||Pat Eddery||Barry Hills||2:25.02|
|2000||Solaia||Jimmy Fortune||Paul Cole||2:26.35|
|2001||Rockerlong||Darryll Holland||Geoff Wragg||2:22.55|
|2002||Shadow Dancing||Martin Dwyer||Marcus Tregoning||2:24.07|
|2003||Hammiya||Willie Supple||Marcus Tregoning||2:25.49|
|2004||Hidden Hope||Ted Durcan||Geoff Wragg||2:27.30|
|2005||Alumni||Richard Hughes||Barry Hills||2:31.04|
|2006||Time On||Frankie Dettori||John Dunlop||2:26.06|
|2007||Light Shift||Ted Durcan||Henry Cecil||2:22.99|
|2008||Sail||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||2:27.92|
|2009||Perfect Truth||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||2:22.17|
|2010||Gertrude Bell||William Buick||John Gosden||2:26.98|
- galopp-sieger.de – Cheshire Oaks.
- pedigreequery.com – Cheshire Oaks – Chester.