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Sweet Solera Stakes

Group 3 race
Sweet Solera Stakes
Location July Course
Newmarket, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Sky Bet
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight 8 st 12 lb
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £50,000 (2009)
1st: £28,385

The Sweet Solera Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run on the July Course at Newmarket over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event is named in honour of Sweet Solera, the winner of both the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks in 1961. For a period it was classed at Listed level, and it was then promoted to its present status, Group 3, in 2004.

The leading horses from the Sweet Solera Stakes often go on to compete in such races as the May Hill Stakes and the Fillies' Mile.



Leading jockey since 1987 (4 wins):

  • Michael HillsCatwalk (1996), Peaceful Paradise (2000), Bay Tree (2003), English Ballet (2006)

Leading trainer since 1987 (4 wins):

  • Barry HillsMuklah (2001), Bay Tree (2003), Maids Causeway (2004), English Ballet (2006)

Winners since 1987





1987 William's Bird Ray Cochrane David Elsworth 1:26.75
1988 Life at the Top Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 1:25.19
1989 Moon Cactus Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:26.77
1990 Trojan Crown Gary Carter Geoff Wragg 1:25.83
1991 Pearl Angel Michael Roberts Brooke Sanders 1:28.80
1992 Mystic Goddess Willie Carson Michael Stoute 1:27.61
1993 Fairy Heights Alan Munro Neville Callaghan 1:26.41
1994 Jural Philip Robinson Mark Johnston 1:26.89
1995 Bint Salsabil Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:25.68
1996 Catwalk Michael Hills William Haggas 1:27.26
1997 Diamond White David McCabe Giles Bravery 1:25.11
1998 Kareymah Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:27.13
1999 Princess Ellen Gary Stevens Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:26.23
2000 Peaceful Paradise Michael Hills John Hills 1:25.92
2001 Muklah Willie Supple Barry Hills 1:27.80
2002 Soviet Song Oscar Urbina James Fanshawe 1:29.98
2003 Bay Tree Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:25.20
2004 Maids Causeway Steve Drowne Barry Hills 1:25.50
2005 Nasheej Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon 1:24.62
2006 English Ballet Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:25.96
2007 Albabilia Ryan Moore Clive Brittain 1:25.67
2008 Rainbow View Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:27.80
2009 Long Lashes Ted Durcan Saeed bin Suroor 1:25.90


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Sweet Solera Stakes (2009).

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