Middle Park Stakes

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Middle Park Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated1866
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Juddmonte
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-old colts
Weight9 st 0 lb
Purse£220,000 (2020)
1st: £124,762
Middle Park Stakes
2020
Owner Mr J Goddard.svg Owner Zhang Yuesheng.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
SupremacyLucky VegaMinzaal

The Middle Park Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old colts. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

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History

The event was founded by William Blenkiron, and it is named after his stud at Eltham. It was established in 1866, and was initially titled the Middle Park Plate. It was originally open to horses of either gender.

The race was formerly staged during Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Meeting in late September or early October. It was restricted to colts in 1987. It became part of a new fixture called Future Champions Day in 2011.

From 2015, the Middle Park Stakes was moved from Future Champions Day and brought forward two weeks, returning to the Cambridgeshire meeting, to avoid a clash with the similar Dewhurst Stakes.

The Middle Park Stakes was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2012. The winner earned an automatic invitation to compete in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. [1] The Middle Park Stakes was dropped from the Challenge series when the Juvenile Sprint Stakes was discontinued after the 2012 running.

The leading horses from the Middle Park Stakes sometimes go on to compete in the following season's 2000 Guineas. The first to win both was Prince Charlie (1871–72), and the most recent was Rodrigo de Triano (1991–92).

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (6 wins):

Leading owner (6 wins) (includes part ownership):

Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1866The RakeJ LoatesJoseph DawsonF Pryor
1867Green SleeveSamuel Kenyon John Porter Sir J Hawley
1868 Pero Gomez Jimmy Adams John Porter Sir J Hawley
1869Frivolity‡Tom ChalonerJoseph DawsonW A Lyndon
1870Albert VictorJohn MorrisTom OlliverW S Cartwight
1871 Prince Charlie William HuntJoseph DawsonJoseph Dawson
1872SurinamJohn OsborneCharles PeckSir R W Bulkeley
1873NewryFred WebbF Fisher
1874PlebeianSam MordanR Christophers
1875 Petrarch Jem GoaterJohn DawsonMr. Spencer
1876 Chamant Jem GoaterThomas Jennings Frederic de Lagrange
1877BeauclercJames SnowdenWilliam I'AnsonC Perkins
1878Peter Charles Wood Joseph DawsonJ Peel
1879Beaudesert George Fordham John Day 3rd Marquess of Anglesey
1880St Louis George Fordham Alec Taylor Sr. W S Crawfurd
1881Kermesse‡ Tom Cannon Sr. Joseph Cannon 5th Earl of Rosebery
1882Macheath Charles Wood R SherrardW S Crawfurd
1883 Busybody Fred Archer Mathew Dawson 6th Viscount Falmouth
1884 Melton Fred Archer Mathew Dawson 20th Baron Hastings
1885 Minting Fred Archer Mathew Dawson Robert Charles de Grey Vyner
1886Florentine John Watts James Jewitt 5th Baron Calthorpe
1887 Friar's Balsam George Barrett John Porter Frederick Johnstone
1888 Donovan Fred Barrett George Dawson 6th Duke of Portland
1889Signorina‡ George Barrett Odorado GinistrelliOdorado Ginistrelli
1890GouverneurJames WoodburnTom Jennings Jr Edmond Blanc
1891 Orme George Barrett John Porter 1st Duke of Westminster
1892 Isinglass George ChalonerJames Jewitt Harry McCalmont
1893 Ladas Alfred White Mathew Dawson 5th Earl of Rosebery
1894SpeedwellFred PrattJ Ryan Alfred W Cox
1895 St. Frusquin Fred PrattAlfred Hayhoe Leopold de Rothschild
1896 Galtee More Mornington Cannon Sam DarlingJohn Gubbins
1897Dieudonne Otto Madden Richard Marsh 8th Duke of Devonshire
1898Caiman Tod Sloan J Huggins Lord William Beresford
1899Democrat Tod Sloan J Huggins Lord William Beresford
1900Floriform Mornington Cannon Tom Cannon Jr.T S Jay
1901Minstead Danny Maher George Chaloner 5th Earl of Harewood
1902Flotsam Danny Maher George BlackwellSir Daniel Cooper
1903 Pretty Polly William Lane Peter Gilpin Eustace Loder
1904JardyGeorges SternRobert Denman Edmond Blanc
1905 FlairWilliam Higgs Peter Gilpin Sir Daniel Cooper
1906Galvani Bernard Dillon Peter Gilpin Eustace Loder
1907Lesbia‡ Danny Maher George BlackwellSir Daniel Cooper
1908 Bayardo Danny Maher Alec Taylor Jr. Alfred W Cox
1909 Lemberg Danny Maher Alec Taylor Jr. Alfred W Cox
1910Borrow Skeets Martin A J Joyner Harry Payne Whitney
1911Absurd Skeets Martin Charles Morton Jack Barnato Joel
1912CraganourWilliam Saxby Jack Robinson Charles Bower Ismay
1913Corcyra Danny Maher R H Dewhurst 6th Marquess of Londonderry
1914Friar Marcus Herbert Jones Richard Marsh King George V
1915ArgosWalter Griggs Peter Gilpin Ludwig Neumann
1916North StarFrank BullockReg Day Jack Barnato Joel
1917Benevente‡Fred RickabyR H Dewhurst 6th Marquess of Londonderry
1918Stefan the GreatBrownie Carslake Atty Persse L Robinson
1919 Tetratema Brownie Carslake Atty Persse Dermot McCalmont
1920MonarchFrank BullockWalter GriggsSir H Bird
1921Golden Corn‡ Steve Donoghue Hugh PowneyM Field
1922DrakeMichael BearyHarry CottrillMrs S Whitburn
1923 Diophon George Hulme Richard Dawson Aga Khan III
1924 Picaroon Frank Bullock Alec Taylor Jr. Alexander Robb Cox
1925LexMichael BearyReg Day Abe Bailey
1926 Call Boy Charlie Elliott Jack Watts Frank Curzon
1927 Pharamond Tommy Weston George Lambton 17th Earl of Derby
1928Costaki PashaMichael Beary Richard Dawson Aga Khan III
1929Press Gang Freddie Fox Fred Darling Lord Woolavington
1930PortlawHarry Beasley Atty Persse Abe Bailey
1931 the Golden Hair colt R A Jones Joseph Lawson Washington Singer
1932 Felicitation Michael Beary Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1933Medieval Knight Gordon Richards Fred Darling John Arthur Dewar
1934 Bahram Freddie Fox Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1935Abjer Charlie Elliott George Lambton Marcel Boussac
1936Fair CopyDick PerrymanColledge Leader 17th Earl of Derby
1937 Scottish Union Gordon Richards Noel CannonJames V. Rank
1938FoxbroughPatrick Beasley Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward Sr.
1939 Djebel Charlie Elliott A Swann Marcel Boussac
1940 [lower-alpha 1] HyacinthusPatrick Beasley Atty Persse A Bassett
1941 Sun Chariot Harry Wragg Fred Darling King George VI
1942Ribbon‡Eph Smith Jack Jarvis 6th Earl of Rosebery
1943OrestesTommy Carey Walter Nightingall Dorothy Paget
1944 Dante Billy NevettMatthew PeacockSir Eric Ohlson
1945 Khaled Gordon Richards Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1946Saravan Charlie Elliott Frank Butters Aly Khan
1947The Cobbler Gordon Richards Fred Darling Giles Loder
1948 Abernant Gordon Richards Noel Murless Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan
1949Masked Light Doug Smith Norman ScobieE Wanless
1950Big DipperHarry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mrs J Brice
1951King's Bench Charlie Elliott Matthew FeakesA Thompsett
1952 Nearula Edgar Britt Charles Elsey William Humble
1953Royal Challenger Gordon Richards Patrick BeasleyA Gordon
1954 Our Babu Doug Smith Geoffrey Brooke David Robinson
1955Buisson Ardent Doug Smith Alec Head Aga Khan III
1956Pipe of Peace Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Stavros Niarchos
1957Major PortionEph SmithTed Leader Jim Joel
1958Masham Doug Smith Geoffrey BrookeA Ellis
1959Venture George Moore Alec Head Aly Khan
1960Skymaster Scobie Breasley Bill Smyth 16th Duke of Norfolk
1961Gustav Jimmy Lindley Jeremy Tree Jock Whitney
1962Crocket Eph Smith Geoffrey BrookeD van Clief
1963Showdown Doug Smith Fred Winter Mrs D Prenn
1964Spanish Express Joe Mercer L HallMrs G Marcow
1965Track Spare Jimmy Lindley Ronald MasonRonald Mason
1966 Bold Lad (IRE) D Lake Paddy Prendergast Lady Granard
1967 Petingo Lester Piggott Sam Armstrong Marcos Lemos
1968 Right Tack Geoff Lewis John SutcliffeJ R Brown
1969Huntercombe Ernie Johnson Arthur Budgett Horace Renshaw
1970 Brigadier Gerard Joe Mercer Dick Hern Jean Hislop
1971 Sharpen Up Willie Carson Bernard van Cutsem Mimi van Cutsem
1972 Tudenham Jimmy Lindley Denys Smith Lionel Brook Holliday
1973 Habat Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Carlo Vittadini
1974 Steel Heart Lester Piggott Dermot Weld Ravi Tikkoo
1975 Hittite Glory Frankie Durr Scobie Breasley Ravi Tikkoo
1976 Tachypous Geoff Lewis Bruce Hobbs George Cambanis
1977 Formidable Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Peter Goulandris1:11.20
1978 Junius Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Simon Fraser 1:11.00
1979 Known Fact Willie Carson Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 1:13.30
1980 Mattaboy Lester Piggott Robert ArmstrongRavi Tikkoo1:11.37
1981 Cajun Lester Piggott Henry Cecil James Stone1:16.49
1982 Diesis Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:13.36
1983 Creag-An-Sgor Steve Cauthen Charlie NelsonMrs W. Tulloch1:13.24
1984 Bassenthwaite Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Stavros Niarchos 1:13.58
1985 Stalker Joe Mercer Peter Walwyn Paddy Fetherston-Godley1:12.12
1986 Mister Majestic Ray Cochrane Robert Williams David Johnson 1:13.75
1987 Gallic League Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Robert Sangster 1:13.95
1988 Mon Tresor Michael Roberts Ron BossPam Fitsall1:12.27
1989 Balla Cove Steve Cauthen Ron BossHarvey Cohen1:11.04
1990 Lycius Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:10.14
1991 Rodrigo de Triano Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 1:11.11
1992 Zieten Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:11.28
1993 First Trump Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing1:13.74
1994 Fard Willie Carson David Morley Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:11.36
1995 Royal Applause Walter Swinburn Barry Hills Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:11.14
1996 Bahamian Bounty Frankie Dettori David Loder Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:11.95
1997 Hayil Richard Hills David Morley Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:12.39
1998 Lujain Frankie Dettori David Loder Sheikh Mohammed 1:14.74
1999 [lower-alpha 2] Primo Valentino Pat Eddery Peter Harris Primo Donnas1:12.83
2000 Minardi Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:12.75
2001 Johannesburg Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:11.73
2002 Oasis Dream Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:09.61
2003 Balmont [lower-alpha 3] Pat Eddery Jeremy Noseda Sanford Robertson1:10.68
2004 Ad Valorem Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:12.19
2005 Amadeus Wolf Neil Callan Kevin RyanDuddy / McDonald1:12.36
2006 Dutch Art Frankie Dettori Peter Chapple-Hyam Susan Roy1:14.07
2007 Dark Angel Michael Hills Barry Hills Corbett / Wright 1:12.08
2008 Bushranger Johnny Murtagh David Wachman Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:09.56
2009 Awzaan Richard Hills Mark Johnston Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:10.11
2010 Dream Ahead William Buick David SimcockKhalifa Dasmal1:14.28
2011 Crusade Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:10.75
2012 Reckless Abandon Gérald Mossé Clive CoxDeadman / Barrow1:11.06
2013 Astaire Neil Callan Kevin RyanAngie Bailey1:12.33
2014 Charming Thought William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:13.01
2015 Shalaa Frankie Dettori John Gosden Al Shaqab Racing1:11.92
2016 The Last Lion Joe Fanning Mark Johnston John Brown & Megan Dennis1:12.13
2017 U S Navy Flag Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:12.44
2018 Ten Sovereigns Donnacha O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:10.04
2019 Earthlight Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 1:09.31
2020 Supremacy Adam Kirby Clive CoxJason Goddard1:09.73
  1. The 1940 running took place at Nottingham
  2. The 1999 race was run on the July Course at Newmarket
  3. Three Valleys finished first in 2003, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance

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References

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