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Temple Stakes

Group 2 race
Temple Stakes
Location Haydock Park
Haydock, England
Inaugurated 1965
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Betfred
Website Haydock Park
Race information
Distance 5f (1,006 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 4 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
4 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

The Temple Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May.

The event was established in 1965, and it was originally held at Sandown Park. It was transferred to its present venue in 2008. The leading horses from the race often go on to compete in the following month's King's Stand Stakes.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Mind Games – 1995, 1996

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Lester PiggottFalcon (1967), Raffingora (1970), Shoolerville (1972), Fearless Lad (1983)
  • Walter SwinburnPetorius (1984, dead-heat), Treasure Kay (1987), Dancing Dissident (1989), Elbio (1991)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteBlue Cashmere (1975), Petorius (1984, dead-heat), Dancing Dissident (1989), Snaadee (1992), Kingsgate Native (2010)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1980 Sharpo 3 Brian Rouse Jeremy Tree
1981 no race 1981 [1]
1982 Mummy's Game 3 Tony Ives Bill O'Gorman
1983 Fearless Lad 4 Lester Piggott Dick Peacock

1984

Petorius (DH) 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute

1984

Reesh (DH) 3 Taffy Thomas Bill O'Gorman
1985 Never So Bold 5 Steve Cauthen Robert Armstrong 1:00.63
1986 Double Schwartz 5 Pat Eddery Charlie Nelson 1:02.00
1987 Treasure Kay 4 Walter Swinburn Peter Makin 1:00.45
1988 Handsome Sailor 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:00.88
1989 Dancing Dissident 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:00.28
1990 Dayjur 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:01.89
1991 Elbio 4 Walter Swinburn Peter Makin 0:59.87
1992 Snaadee 5 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 1:00.30
1993 Paris House 4 John Carroll Jack Berry 1:00.99
1994 Lochsong 6 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding 1:00.84
1995 Mind Games 3 John Carroll Jack Berry 1:00.10
1996 Mind Games 4 John Carroll Jack Berry 1:00.99
1997 Croft Pool 6 Gary Carter Jeremy Glover 1:01.55
1998 Bolshoi 6 Carl Lowther Jack Berry 1:01.94
1999 Tipsy Creek 5 Richard Hills Ben Hanbury 1:00.77
2000 Perryston View 8 John Reid Jeremy Glover 1:04.45
2001 Cassandra Go 5 Michael Roberts Geoff Wragg 1:00.63
2002 Kyllachy 4 Jamie Spencer Henry Candy 1:00.58
2003 Airwave 3 Dane O'Neill Henry Candy 1:00.33
2004 Night Prospector [2] 4 Johnny Murtagh Pip Payne 0:56.10
2005 Celtic Mill 7 Philip Robinson David Barker 1:00.06
2006 Reverence 5 Kevin Darley Eric Alston 1:02.10
2007 Sierra Vista 7 Paul Hanagan David Barker 1:01.02
2008 Fleeting Spirit 3 Ryan Moore Jeremy Noseda 0:57.15
2009 Look Busy 4 Slade O'Hara Alan Berry 1:04.03
2010 Kingsgate Native 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 0:58.92

1 The 1981 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.
2 The 2004 race took place at Epsom Downs. It was run without starting stalls, and it was hand-timed.

Earlier winners

  • 1965 - Holborn
  • 1966 - Polyfoto
  • 1967 - Falcon
  • 1968 - D'Urberville
  • 1969 - Song
  • 1970 - Raffingora
  • 1971 - Mummy's Pet
  • 1972 - Shoolerville
  • 1973 - Saulingo
  • 1974 - Bay Express
  • 1975 - Blue Cashmere
  • 1976 - Lochnager
  • 1977 - Vilgora
  • 1978 - Oscilight / Smarten Up *
  • 1979 - Double Form

* The 1978 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 46. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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