|Group 1 race|
|Location|| Rowley Mile |
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||6f (1,207 metres)|
|Weight||9 st 0 lb|
|Earthlight||Golden Horde||Summer Sands|
|Ten Sovereigns||Jash||Rumble Inthejungle|
|U S Navy Flag||Fleet Review||Cardsharp|
|The Last Lion||Blue Point||Mehmas|
|Astaire||Hot Streak||Justice Day|
|Reckless Abandon||Moohaajim||Gale Force Ten|
|Dream Ahead||Strong Suit||Approve|
|Dark Angel||Strike The Deal||Tajdeef|
|Dutch Art||Wi Dud||Captain Marvelous|
|Amadeus Wolf||Red Clubs||Always Hopeful|
|Oasis Dream||Tomahawk||Elusive City|
|Minardi||Endless Summer||Red Carpet|
|Lujain||Bertolini||Vision Of Night|
|Bahamian Bounty||Muchea||In Command|
|Royal Applause||Woodborough||Kahir Almaydan|
|Rodrigo De Triano||Lion Cavern||River Falls|
|Balla Cove||Rock City||Cordoba|
|Mon Tresor||Pure Genius||Northern Tryst|
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.
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.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).
Leading jockey (6 wins):
Leading trainer (6 wins):
Leading owner (6 wins) (includes part ownership):
|1866||The Rake||J Loates||Joseph Dawson||F Pryor|
|1867||Green Sleeve||Samuel Kenyon||John Porter||Sir J Hawley|
|1868||Pero Gomez||Jimmy Adams||John Porter||Sir J Hawley|
|1869||Frivolity‡||Tom Chaloner||Joseph Dawson||W A Lyndon|
|1870||Albert Victor||John Morris||Tom Olliver||W S Cartwight|
|1871||Prince Charlie||William Hunt||Joseph Dawson||Joseph Dawson|
|1872||Surinam||John Osborne||Charles Peck||Sir R W Bulkeley|
|1873||Newry||Fred Webb||F Fisher|
|1874||Plebeian||Sam Mordan||R Christophers|
|1875||Petrarch||Jem Goater||John Dawson||Mr. Spencer|
|1876||Chamant||Jem Goater||Thomas Jennings||Frederic de Lagrange|
|1877||Beauclerc||James Snowden||William I'Anson||C Perkins|
|1878||Peter||Charles Wood||Joseph Dawson||J Peel|
|1879||Beaudesert||George Fordham||John Day||3rd Marquess of Anglesey|
|1880||St Louis||George Fordham||Alec Taylor Sr.||W S Crawfurd|
|1881||Kermesse‡||Tom Cannon Sr.||Joseph Cannon||5th Earl of Rosebery|
|1882||Macheath||Charles Wood||R Sherrard||W 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|
|1886||Florentine||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|
|1889||Signorina‡||George Barrett||Odorado Ginistrelli||Odorado Ginistrelli|
|1890||Gouverneur||James Woodburn||Tom Jennings Jr||Edmond Blanc|
|1891||Orme||George Barrett||John Porter||1st Duke of Westminster|
|1892||Isinglass||George Chaloner||James Jewitt||Harry McCalmont|
|1893||Ladas||Alfred White||Mathew Dawson||5th Earl of Rosebery|
|1894||Speedwell||Fred Pratt||J Ryan||Alfred W Cox|
|1895||St. Frusquin||Fred Pratt||Alfred Hayhoe||Leopold de Rothschild|
|1896||Galtee More||Mornington Cannon||Sam Darling||John Gubbins|
|1897||Dieudonne||Otto Madden||Richard Marsh||8th Duke of Devonshire|
|1898||Caiman||Tod Sloan||J Huggins||Lord William Beresford|
|1899||Democrat||Tod Sloan||J Huggins||Lord William Beresford|
|1900||Floriform||Mornington Cannon||Tom Cannon Jr.||T S Jay|
|1901||Minstead||Danny Maher||George Chaloner||5th Earl of Harewood|
|1902||Flotsam||Danny Maher||George Blackwell||Sir Daniel Cooper|
|1903||Pretty Polly||William Lane||Peter Gilpin||Eustace Loder|
|1904||Jardy||Georges Stern||Robert Denman||Edmond Blanc|
|1905||Flair‡||William Higgs||Peter Gilpin||Sir Daniel Cooper|
|1906||Galvani||Bernard Dillon||Peter Gilpin||Eustace Loder|
|1907||Lesbia‡||Danny Maher||George Blackwell||Sir Daniel Cooper|
|1908||Bayardo||Danny Maher||Alec Taylor Jr.||Alfred W Cox|
|1909||Lemberg||Danny Maher||Alec Taylor Jr.||Alfred W Cox|
|1910||Borrow||Skeets Martin||A J Joyner||Harry Payne Whitney|
|1911||Absurd||Skeets Martin||Charles Morton||Jack Barnato Joel|
|1912||Craganour||William Saxby||Jack Robinson||Charles Bower Ismay|
|1913||Corcyra||Danny Maher||R H Dewhurst||6th Marquess of Londonderry|
|1914||Friar Marcus||Herbert Jones||Richard Marsh||King George V|
|1915||Argos||Walter Griggs||Peter Gilpin||Ludwig Neumann|
|1916||North Star||Frank Bullock||Reg Day||Jack Barnato Joel|
|1917||Benevente‡||Fred Rickaby||R H Dewhurst||6th Marquess of Londonderry|
|1918||Stefan the Great||Brownie Carslake||Atty Persse||L Robinson|
|1919||Tetratema||Brownie Carslake||Atty Persse||Dermot McCalmont|
|1920||Monarch||Frank Bullock||Walter Griggs||Sir H Bird|
|1921||Golden Corn‡||Steve Donoghue||Hugh Powney||M Field|
|1922||Drake||Michael Beary||Harry Cottrill||Mrs S Whitburn|
|1923||Diophon||George Hulme||Richard Dawson||Aga Khan III|
|1924||Picaroon||Frank Bullock||Alec Taylor Jr.||Alexander Robb Cox|
|1925||Lex||Michael Beary||Reg Day||Abe Bailey|
|1926||Call Boy||Charlie Elliott||Jack Watts||Frank Curzon|
|1927||Pharamond||Tommy Weston||George Lambton||17th Earl of Derby|
|1928||Costaki Pasha||Michael Beary||Richard Dawson||Aga Khan III|
|1929||Press Gang||Freddie Fox||Fred Darling||Lord Woolavington|
|1930||Portlaw||Harry 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|
|1933||Medieval Knight||Gordon Richards||Fred Darling||John Arthur Dewar|
|1934||Bahram||Freddie Fox||Frank Butters||Aga Khan III|
|1935||Abjer||Charlie Elliott||George Lambton||Marcel Boussac|
|1936||Fair Copy||Dick Perryman||Colledge Leader||17th Earl of Derby|
|1937||Scottish Union||Gordon Richards||Noel Cannon||James V. Rank|
|1938||Foxbrough||Patrick Beasley||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||William Woodward Sr.|
|1939||Djebel||Charlie Elliott||A Swann||Marcel Boussac|
|1940||Hyacinthus||Patrick Beasley||Atty Persse||A Bassett|
|1941||Sun Chariot‡||Harry Wragg||Fred Darling||King George VI|
|1942||Ribbon‡||Eph Smith||Jack Jarvis||6th Earl of Rosebery|
|1943||Orestes||Tommy Carey||Walter Nightingall||Dorothy Paget|
|1944||Dante||Billy Nevett||Matthew Peacock||Sir Eric Ohlson|
|1945||Khaled||Gordon Richards||Frank Butters||Aga Khan III|
|1946||Saravan||Charlie Elliott||Frank Butters||Aly Khan|
|1947||The Cobbler||Gordon Richards||Fred Darling||Giles Loder|
|1948||Abernant||Gordon Richards||Noel Murless||Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan|
|1949||Masked Light||Doug Smith||Norman Scobie||E Wanless|
|1950||Big Dipper||Harry Carr||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Mrs J Brice|
|1951||King's Bench||Charlie Elliott||Matthew Feakes||A Thompsett|
|1952||Nearula||Edgar Britt||Charles Elsey||William Humble|
|1953||Royal Challenger||Gordon Richards||Patrick Beasley||A Gordon|
|1954||Our Babu||Doug Smith||Geoffrey Brooke||David Robinson|
|1955||Buisson Ardent||Doug Smith||Alec Head||Aga Khan III|
|1956||Pipe of Peace||Scobie Breasley||Gordon Richards||Stavros Niarchos|
|1957||Major Portion||Eph Smith||Ted Leader||Jim Joel|
|1958||Masham||Doug Smith||Geoffrey Brooke||A Ellis|
|1959||Venture||George Moore||Alec Head||Aly Khan|
|1960||Skymaster||Scobie Breasley||Bill Smyth||16th Duke of Norfolk|
|1961||Gustav||Jimmy Lindley||Jeremy Tree||Jock Whitney|
|1962||Crocket||Eph Smith||Geoffrey Brooke||D van Clief|
|1963||Showdown||Doug Smith||Fred Winter||Mrs D Prenn|
|1964||Spanish Express||Joe Mercer||L Hall||Mrs G Marcow|
|1965||Track Spare||Jimmy Lindley||Ronald Mason||Ronald 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 Sutcliffe||J R Brown|
|1969||Huntercombe||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 Goulandris||1:11.20|
|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 Armstrong||Ravi Tikkoo||1:11.37|
|1981||Cajun||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil||James Stone||1:16.49|
|1982||Diesis||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil||Lord Howard de Walden||1:13.36|
|1983||Creag-An-Sgor||Steve Cauthen||Charlie Nelson||Mrs W. Tulloch||1:13.24|
|1984||Bassenthwaite||Pat Eddery||Jeremy Tree||Stavros Niarchos||1:13.58|
|1985||Stalker||Joe Mercer||Peter Walwyn||Paddy Fetherston-Godley||1:12.12|
|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 Boss||Pam Fitsall||1:12.27|
|1989||Balla Cove||Steve Cauthen||Ron Boss||Harvey Cohen||1:11.04|
|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 Racing||1:13.74|
|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||Primo Valentino||Pat Eddery||Peter Harris||Primo Donnas||1:12.83|
|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||Pat Eddery||Jeremy Noseda||Sanford Robertson||1:10.68|
|2004||Ad Valorem||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||Sue Magnier||1:12.19|
|2005||Amadeus Wolf||Neil Callan||Kevin Ryan||Duddy / McDonald||1:12.36|
|2006||Dutch Art||Frankie Dettori||Peter Chapple-Hyam||Susan Roy||1:14.07|
|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 Simcock||Khalifa Dasmal||1:14.28|
|2011||Crusade||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||Tabor / Smith / Magnier||1:10.75|
|2012||Reckless Abandon||Gérald Mossé||Clive Cox||Deadman / Barrow||1:11.06|
|2013||Astaire||Neil Callan||Kevin Ryan||Angie Bailey||1:12.33|
|2014||Charming Thought||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||Godolphin||1:13.01|
|2015||Shalaa||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Al Shaqab Racing||1:11.92|
|2016||The Last Lion||Joe Fanning||Mark Johnston||John Brown & Megan Dennis||1:12.13|
|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 Cox||Jason Goddard||1:09.73|
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