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Lockinge Stakes

Group 1 race
Lockinge Stakes
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated 1958
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Juddmonte
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £250,000 (2009)
1st: £141,925

The Lockinge Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Newbury over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was established in 1958, and it was originally open to horses aged three or older. The inaugural running was won by that year's 2,000 Guineas winner, Pall Mall. When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Lockinge Stakes was classed at Group 2 level. It was relegated to Group 3 in 1983, and then restored to Group 2 in 1985. The minimum age was raised to four in 1995, and simultaneously the event was promoted to its current status, Group 1. The leading horses from the race often go on to compete in the following month's Queen Anne Stakes.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Pall Mall – 1958, 1959
  • Welsh Pageant – 1970, 1971
  • Soviet Line – 1995, 1996

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Lester PiggottSovereign Path (1960), The Creditor (1964), Sparkler (1973), Belmont Bay (1981), Polar Falcon (1991), Swing Low (1993)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteScottish Reel (1986), Safawan (1990), Soviet Line (1995, 1996), Medicean (2001), Russian Rhythm (2004), Peeress (2006)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • Cheveley Park Stud – Scottish Reel (1986), Medicean (2001), Russian Rhythm (2004), Peeress (2006), Virtual (2009)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Young Generation 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Anthony P. Ward
1980 Kris 4 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:36.21
1981 Belmont Bay 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Daniel Wildenstein 1:45.90
1982 Motavato 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Robert Sangster
1983 Noalcoholic 6 George Duffield G. Pritchard-Gordon William duPont III

1984

Cormorant Wood (DH) 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Bobby McAlpine

1984

Wassl (DH) 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop Ahmed Al Maktoum
1985 Prismatic 3 Paul Eddery Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:38.60
1986 Scottish Reel 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:40.10
1987 Then Again 4 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani R. J. Shannon 1:37.71
1988 Broken Hearted 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 1:39.41
1989 Most Welcome 5 Paul Eddery Geoff Wragg Sir Philip Oppenheimer 1:36.52
1990 Safawan 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Patricia Thompson 1:36.42
1991 Polar Falcon 4 Lester Piggott John Hammond David Thompson 1:42.70
1992 Selkirk 4 Ray Cochrane Ian Balding George Strawbridge 1:36.99
1993 Swing Low 4 Lester Piggott Richard Hannon Roldvale Ltd 1:39.31
1994 Emperor Jones 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 1:35.76
1995 Soviet Line 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:36.96
1996 Soviet Line 6 Richard Quinn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:44.22
1997 First Island 5 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing 1:40.04
1998 Cape Cross 4 Daragh O'Donohoe Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:35.33
1999 Fly to the Stars 5 Willie Supple Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:39.64
2000 Aljabr 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.64
2001 Medicean 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:45.39
2002 Keltos 4 Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias Tanaka / Marinopoulos 1:38.69
2003 Hawk Wing 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:36.78
2004 Russian Rhythm 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:37.00
2005 Rakti 6 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Gary A. Tanaka 1:33.59
2006 Peeress 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:44.57
2007 Red Evie 4 Jamie Spencer Michael Bell Terry Neill 1:40.43
2008 Creachadoir 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.70
2009 Virtual 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Cheveley Park Stud 1:40.32
2010 Paco Boy 5 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon The Calvera Partnership No 2 1:37.31

Earlier winners

  • 1958 - Pall Mall
  • 1959 - Pall Mall
  • 1960 - Sovereign Path
  • 1961 - Prince Midge
  • 1962 - Superstition
  • 1963 - Queen's Hussar
  • 1964 - The Creditor
  • 1965 - Young Christopher
  • 1966 - Silly Season
  • 1967 - Bluerullah
  • 1968 - Supreme Sovereign
  • 1969 - Habitat
  • 1970 - Welsh Pageant
  • 1971 - Welsh Pageant
  • 1973 - Sparkler
  • 1974 - Boldboy
  • 1975 - no race
  • 1976 - El Rastro
  • 1977 - Relkino
  • 1978 - Don


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Lockinge Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 45. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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