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Lingfield Derby Trial

Group 3 race
Lingfield Derby Trial
Location Lingfield Park
Lingfield, England
Inaugurated 1932
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totesport
Website Lingfield Park
Race information
Distance 1m 3f 106y (2,310 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old
colts and geldings
Weight 8 st 12 lb
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* at 7 furlongs or over
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The Lingfield Derby Trial is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run at Lingfield Park over a distance of 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 106 yards (2,310 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The race was first run in 1932, and its purpose is to serve as a trial for the Epsom Derby. The left-handed track at Lingfield Park bears a close resemblance to that at Epsom – it has an undulating, cambered terrain with a sharp downhill turn into the home straight. The inaugural winner of the Lingfield Derby Trial, April the Fifth (trained by the actor Tom Walls), went on to win the Derby, and since then there have been seven other horses to achieve victory in both events. The most recent of these was High-Rise in 1998.

The 2010 renewal of the race saw Captain James Cook, a Montjeu colt trained by Aidan O'Brien, slip and suffer a fatal leg break on the entrance to the home straight. Almost with the eventual winner Bullet Train on the turn, he slipped, was pulled up and dismounted immediately by his rider Johnny Murtagh, but had to be euthanized on the track.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Harry Carr – Black Tarquin (1948), Aureole (1953), Doutelle (1957), Alcide (1958), Parthia (1959), Pardao (1961)

Leading trainer (10 wins):

  • Cecil Boyd-RochfortHypnotist (1939), Black Tarquin (1948), Brown Rover (1949), North Carolina (1951), Aureole (1953), Doutelle (1957), Alcide (1958), Parthia (1959), Jet Stream (1960), Pardao (1961)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1979 Milford Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1980 Ginistrelli Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 2:36.54
1981 Riberetto Philip Robinson Ron Boss
1982 Jalmood Willie Carson John Dunlop
1983 Teenoso Steve Cauthen Geoff Wragg 2:54.63
1984 Alphabatim Brian Rouse Guy Harwood
1985 Slip Anchor Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:37.45
1986 Mashkour Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:43.54
1987 Legal Bid Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 2:32.03
1988 Kahyasi Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 2:39.00
1989 Cacoethes Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 2:30.89
1990 Rock Hopper Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:28.35
1991 Corrupt Cash Asmussen Neville Callaghan 2:27.01
1992 Assessor Walter Swinburn Richard Hannon 2:31.65
1993 Bob's Return Philip Robinson Mark Tompkins 2:25.34
1994 Hawker's News Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 2:34.42
1995 Munwar Willie Carson Peter Walwyn 2:25.37
1996 Mystic Knight Frankie Dettori Roger Charlton 2:25.79
1997 Silver Patriarch Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:34.44
1998 High-Rise Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 2:24.80
1999 Lucido Richard Quinn John Dunlop 2:30.31
2000 Saddler's Quest Kevin Darley Gerard Butler 2:35.24
2001 Perfect Sunday Richard Hughes Barry Hills 2:30.37
2002 Bandari Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 2:28.47
2003 Franklins Gardens Darryll Holland Mark Tompkins 2:33.23
2004 Percussionist Frankie Dettori John Gosden 2:38.30
2005 Kong Richard Quinn John Dunlop 2:34.51
2006 Linda's Lad Christophe Soumillon André Fabre 2:29.25
2007 Aqaleem Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 2:31.46
2008 Alessandro Volta Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:28.91
2009 Age of Aquarius Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:29.93
2010 Bullet Train Tom Queally Henry Cecil 2:32.48

Earlier winners

  • 1933 - Myosotis
  • 1934 - Medieval Knight
  • 1935 - Field Trial
  • 1936 - Barrystar
  • 1937 - Mid-day Sun
  • 1938 - Blandstar
  • 1939 - Hypnotist
  • 1940–45 - no race
  • 1946 - Fast and Fair
  • 1948 - Black Tarquin
  • 1949 - Brown Rover
  • 1950 - Tramper
  • 1951 - North Carolina
  • 1953 - Aureole
  • 1954 - Rowston Manor
  • 1955 - True Cavalier
  • 1956 - Induna
  • 1957 - Doutelle
  • 1959 - Parthia
  • 1960 - Jet Stream
  • 1961 - Pardao
  • 1962 - Pindaric
  • 1963 - Duplation
  • 1964 - Oncidium
  • 1965 - Solstice
  • 1966 - Black Prince II
  • 1967 - Heave Ho
  • 1968 - Laureate
  • 1969 - The Elk
  • 1970 - Meadowville
  • 1971 - Homeric
  • 1972 - Charling
  • 1973 - Ksar
  • 1975 - Patch
  • 1976 - Norfolk Air
  • 1977 - Caporello
  • 1978 - Whitstead


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Derby Trial Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 40. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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