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Sprint Stakes

Group 3 race
Sprint Stakes
Location Sandown Park
Esher, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Coral
Website Sandown Park
Race information
Distance 5f 6y (1,011 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
8 lb for Group 1 winners *
6 lb for Group 2 winners *
4 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The Sprint Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of 5 furlongs and 6 yards (1,011 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year on the first Saturday in July.

The event is held on the same afternoon as Sandown Park's most prestigious flat race, the Eclipse Stakes. For a period it was classed at Listed level, and it was then promoted to its current status, Group 3, in 2004. The long-term sponsors of the Eclipse Stakes, Coral, began to back the Sprint Stakes in addition to that event in 2009. The race was thus given an alternative title – the "Coral Charge".



Most successful horse since 1987:

  • no horse has won this race more than once since 1987

Leading jockey since 1987 (2 wins):

  • Alex Greaves – Ya Malak (1997), Fire Dome (1998)

Leading trainer since 1987 (2 wins):

  • David Nicholls – Ya Malak (1997), Fire Dome (1998)

Winners since 1987






1987 Perion 5 Pat Eddery Geoff Lewis 1:00.49
1988 Silver Fling 3 John Matthias Ian Balding 1:01.50
1989 Desert Dawn 3 Richard Hills Lord John Fitzgerald 1:00.39
1990 Night at Sea 3 Basil Marcus Luca Cumani 1:01.02
1991 Case Law 4 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 1:01.95
1992 Medaille d'Or 4 Alan Munro Pip Payne 1:02.55
1993 Lochsong 5 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding 1:00.32
1994 Up and at 'Em 4 Gary Carter Jack Berry 1:00.99
1995 Bunty Boo 6 Michael Kinane Richard Hannon 1:00.00
1996 Eveningperformance 5 Chris Rutter Henry Candy 0:59.74
1997 Ya Malak 6 Alex Greaves David Nicholls 1:01.69
1998 Fire Dome 6 Alex Greaves David Nicholls 1:02.89
1999 Cortachy Castle 4 Darryll Holland Brian Meehan 1:00.35
2000 Watching 3 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon 1:00.21
2001 Misraah 4 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 0:59.63
2002 Palace Affair 4 Stephen Carson Toby Balding 1:03.83
2003 The Tatling 6 Darryll Holland Milton Bradley 1:00.34
2004 Orientor 6 Kieren Fallon Jim Goldie 1:02.38
2005 Resplendent Glory 3 Shane Kelly Terry Mills 1:01.27
2006 Pivotal Point 6 Seb Sanders Peter Makin 1:00.83
2007 Hoh Mike 3 Jamie Spencer Michael Bell 1:01.89
2008 Ancien Regime 3 Frankie Dettori Michael Jarvis 1:00.40
2009 Ialysos 5 Christophe Lemaire Luca Cumani 1:00.17
2010 Triple Aspect 4 Liam Jones William Haggas 0:59.47

See also



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