|Group 3 race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
colts and geldings
|Weight||8 st 7 lb (3yo);|
9 st 0 lb (4yo+)
8 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
The Sovereign Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbred colts and geldings aged three years or older. It is run at Salisbury over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.
The event was established in 2000, and it was initially classed at Listed level. It was promoted to its present status, Group 3, in 2004. Since then the race has been sponsored by the bookmaker Totesport.
The Sovereign Stakes is now Salisbury's highest class race of the season. It is also the track's most valuable event, with a prize fund of £65,000 in 2009.
Most successful horse:
- no horse has won this race more than once
Leading jockey (2 wins):
- Dane O'Neill – Hopeful Light (2000), Umistim (2001)
Leading trainer (3 wins):
- Richard Hannon – Umistim (2001), Priors Lodge (2002), Ordnance Row (2008)
|2000||Hopeful Light||3||Dane O'Neill||John Gosden||1:43.21|
|2001||Umistim||4||Dane O'Neill||Richard Hannon||1:40.97|
|2002||Priors Lodge||4||Pat Dobbs||Richard Hannon||1:41.02|
|2003||Passing Glance||4||Martin Dwyer||Andrew Balding||1:39.49|
|2004||Norse Dancer||4||John Egan||David Elsworth||1:41.63|
|2005||Layman||3||Kerrin McEvoy||Saeed bin Suroor||1:38.29|
|2006||Belenus||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:41.39|
|2007||Pride of Nation||5||Jamie Spencer||Luca Cumani||1:43.90|
|2008||Ordnance Row||5||Ryan Moore||Richard Hannon||1:44.24|
|2009||Mac Love||8||Michael Fenton||Stef Liddiard||1:40.29|
- galopp-sieger.de – Sovereign Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Sovereign Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Sovereign Stakes – Salisbury.