Sun Chariot Stakes

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Sun Chariot Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated1966
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Kingdom of Bahrain
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance1 mile (1,609 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
fillies and mares
Weight9 st 0 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
Purse£235,000 (2020)
1st: £133,269
Sun Chariot Stakes
2020
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Godolphin white cap.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum.svg
NazeefHalf LightCloak Of Spirits
Previous years
2019
Owner Pall Mall Partners.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez.svg
Billesdon BrookVeraciousIridessa
2018
Owner Mr John Dance.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith white cap.svg Owner Mr Nurlan Bizakov.svg
LaurensHappilyAltyn Orda
2017
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Mr Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah.svg
Roly PolyPersuasiveNathra
2016
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Alice SpringsAlways SmileErvedya
2015
Owner Mrs P Robeson.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Mr Rick Barnes.svg
EsoteriqueIntegralIrish Rookie
2014
Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
IntegralMiss FranceFintry
2013
Owner Mr Simon Keswick.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd.svg
Sky LanternIntegralDuntle
2012
Owner Mr Robert Jeffcock.svg Owner Mr Teruya Yoshida.svg Owner Ann Black,m Al Qatami and K M Al Mudhaf.svg
SiyoumaElusive KateLaugh Out Loud
2011
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SahpresaChachamaideeStrawberrydaiquiri
2010-2001
2010
Owner Mr D O McIntyre.svg Owner Mr Fawzi Abdulla Nass.svg Owner Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.svg
SahpresaStrawberrydaiquiriRainfall
2009
Owner Mr D O McIntyre.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
SahpresaGhanaatiSpacious
2008
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Princess Zahra Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
Halfway To HeavenDarjinaVisit
2007
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Majestic RoiNanninaEchelon
2006
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Spinning QueenSoviet SongAlexander Goldrun
2005
Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Mountain High Partnership.svg Owner Whatton Manor Stud.svg
PeeressSummitvilleMusicanna
2004
Owner Duke of Roxburghe.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
AttractionChicNebraska Tornado
2003
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Lord Vestey.svg Owner Vallin.svg
Echoes In EternityMacadamiaAlmond Mousse
2002
Owner Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd.svg Owner Normandie Stud Ltd.svg Owner Dr T A Ryan.svg
Dress To ThrillDoloresSpinnette
2001
Owner Cliveden Stud.svg Owner Food Brokers Ltd.svg Owner Mr G Middlebrook.svg
IndependenceFoodbroker FancyRiberac
2000-1991
2000
Owner Bloomsbury Stud.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Lord Hartington.svg
DanceaboutAlshakrMay Ball
1999
Owner Pegasus Racing Ltd.svg Owner Mr R N Khan.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg
Lady In WaitingGino's SpiritsAll Our Hope
1998
Owner Helena Springfield Ltd.svg Owner Wyck Hall Stud.svg Owner S Khaled.svg
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1997
Owner Helena Springfield Ltd.svg Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
One So WonderfulKool Kat KatieReams of Verse
1996
Owner Mr Faisal Salman.svg Owner Lady Rothschild.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
Last SecondSpoutFlame Valley
1995
Owner Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr P W Harris.svg
Warning ShadowsFlagbirdPoppy Carew
1994
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Michael Poland.svg Owner Helena Springfield Ltd.svg
La ConfederationState CrystalRelatively Special
1993
Owner Mr P G Goulandris.svg Owner Dr Carlos E Stelling.svg Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg
TalentedAndromaqueFelawnah
1992
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Pin Oak Stable LLC.svg
Red SlippersFeminine WilesSusurration
1991
Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr P G Goulandris.svg
RistnaDartreyThird Watch
1990-1988
1990
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KartajanaStarletFilia Ardross
1989
Owner Mollers Racing.svg Owner Ettore Landi.svg Owner Capt B W Bell.svg
BraiswickLife At The TopPass The Peace
1988
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Indian SkimmerInfamyPercy's Lass
 

The Sun Chariot Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early October.

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History

The event is named after Sun Chariot, the fillies' Triple Crown winner in 1942. Due to war, that year's Triple Crown races were all staged at Newmarket.

The Sun Chariot Stakes was established in 1966. It was originally contested by three-year-old fillies over 1 mile and 2 furlongs.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Sun Chariot Stakes was classed at Group 2 level. It was opened to older fillies and mares in 1974.

The race was cut to a mile in 2000, and promoted to Group 1 status in 2004.

The Sun Chariot Stakes was held on the final day of Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting, the same day as the Cambridgeshire Handicap, but was moved to a fixture a week later from 2014.

Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (6 wins):

Leading owner (3 wins):

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1966Lucaya3Jimmy Lindley Bill Elsey David Aykroyd
1967Cranberry Sauce3 George Moore Noel Murless John Hornung
1968Hill Shade3Sandy Barclay Noel Murless George Pope, Jr.
1969Lucyrowe3Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn Louis Freedman 2:13.10
1970 Popkins 3 Lester Piggott Harry Wragg Budgie Moller2:13.30
1971Hill Circus3 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless George Pope, Jr.
1972Sleat3John Gorton Bruce Hobbs David Wills2:12.50
1973Cheveley Princess3 Lester Piggott Harry Wragg Budgie Moller2:15.30
1974Sweet Farewell3 Pat Eddery Sir Hugh NugentC. Gaisford-St Lawrence2:08.70
1975Duboff3 Willie Carson Barry Hills Mrs C. Radcliffe2:04.00
1976Ranimer3Alfred GibertPeter HeadSir Robin McAlpine2:08.50
1977Triple First3 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute Raymond Clifford-Turner2:01.75
1978 Swiss Maid 3 Lester Piggott Paul KellewayMax Fine2:09.99
1979Topsy3 Lester Piggott Harry Wragg Budgie Moller2:09.79
1980Snow3 Lester Piggott Kevin PrendergastM. Fraser2:07.10
1981Home on the Range3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Louis Freedman 2:06.06
1982 Time Charter 3 Billy Newnes Henry Candy Robert Barnett2:06.83
1983 Cormorant Wood 3 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Bobby McAlpine2:05.81
1984Free Guest3 Darrel McHargue Luca Cumani M. Boffa2:06.59
1985Free Guest4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani Fittocks Stud2:01.97
1986Dusty Dollar3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:06.45
1987Infamy3 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani Gerald Leigh2:08.61
1988 Indian Skimmer 4 Michael Roberts Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:05.44
1989Braiswick3Gary Carter Geoff Wragg White Lodge Stud2:05.79
1990Kartajana3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:03.05
1991Ristna3 Willie Carson John Gosden George Strawbridge 2:03.47
1992Red Slippers3 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed 2:08.01
1993Talented3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Peter Goulandris2:09.61
1994La Confederation3 Kevin Darley David Loder Sheikh Mohammed 2:05.60
1995Warning Shadows3 Kevin Darley Clive Brittain Marwan Al Maktoum2:04.91
1996Last Second3 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Faisal bin Salman 2:02.84
1997 One So Wonderful 3 John Reid Luca Cumani Helena Springfield Ltd2:02.38
1998Kissogram3 John Reid Luca Cumani Helena Springfield Ltd2:05.94
1999Lady in Waiting4 Jimmy Fortune Paul Cole Pegasus Racing Ltd2:09.72
2000Danceabout3 Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg Bloomsbury Stud1:38.79
2001Independence3 Kieren Fallon Ed Dunlop Cliveden Stud1:38.79
2002Dress to Thrill3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 1:35.67
2003Echoes in Eternity3 Jamie Spencer Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:35.39
2004 Attraction 3 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 10th Duke of Roxburghe 1:36.27
2005 Peeress 4 Kevin Darley Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:38.81
2006 Spinning Queen 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills Marston / Cavendish1:38.83
2007 Majestic Roi 3 Darryll Holland Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah1:37.83
2008 Halfway to Heaven 3 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:35.41
2009 Sahpresa 4 Ted Durcan Rod ColletDouglas McIntyre1:34.40
2010 Sahpresa 5 Christophe Soumillon Rod ColletDouglas McIntyre1:38.80
2011 Sahpresa 6 Christophe Lemaire Rod Collet Teruya Yoshida 1:37.60
2012 Siyouma 4 Gérald Mossé François Doumen Robert Jeffcock1:34.66
2013 Sky Lantern 3 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. Brian Keswick1:38.02
2014 Integral 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:37.52
2015 Esoterique 5 Pierre-Charles Boudot André Fabre Édouard de Rothschild 1:35.87
2016 Alice Springs 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:37.46
2017 Roly Poly 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:34.88
2018 Laurens 3 Daniel Tudhope Karl BurkeJohn Dance1:37.94
2019 Billesdon Brook 4 Sean Levey Richard Hannon Jr. Pall Mall / McCreery1:38.01
2020 Nazeef 4 Jim Crowley John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:42.21

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