Eclipse Stakes

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Eclipse Stakes
(Coral-Eclipse)
Group 1 race
Location Sandown Park
Esher, England
Inaugurated 1886
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Coral
Website Sandown Park
Race information
Distance 1m 2f 7y (2,018 m)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £450,000 (2014)
1st: £255,195
Eclipse Stakes
2014
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Royal blue Maroon, black epaulets
Mukhadram Trading Leather Somewhat

The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 7 yards (2,018 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early July.

History[edit]

The event is named after Eclipse, a celebrated 18th-century racehorse. It was established in 1886, and the inaugural running was won by Bendigo. At that time, it was Britain's richest ever race.[1] The prize fund of £10,000 was donated by Leopold de Rothschild at the request of General Owen Williams, a co-founder of Sandown Park.

The Eclipse Stakes was contested by high-quality fields from its inception. It was won by Ayrshire, the previous year's Derby winner, in 1889. The first three finishers in 1903 — Ard Patrick, Sceptre and Rock Sand — had won seven Classics between them.

The race has been sponsored by Coral since 1976, and it is now familiarly known as the "Coral-Eclipse". The most recent Classic winner to achieve victory was Sea the Stars in 2009.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Orme1892, 1893
  • Buchan – 1919, 1920
  • Polyphontes – 1924, 1925
  • Mtoto1987, 1988
  • Halling1995, 1996

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Lester PiggottMystery IX (1951), Darius (1955), Arctic Explorer (1957), St Paddy (1961), Pieces of Eight (1966), Wolver Hollow (1969), Artaius (1977)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Alec Taylor, Jr.Bayardo (1909), Lemberg (1910, dead-heat), Buchan (1919, 1920), Craig an Eran (1921), Saltash (1923)

Leading owner (5 wins): (includes part ownership)

  • 17th Earl of DerbySwynford (1911), Colorado (1927), Fairway (1928), Caerleon (1931), Gulf Stream (1946)
  • Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount AstorBuchan (1919, 1920), Craig an Eran (1921), Saltash (1923), Rhodes Scholar (1936)
  • Sue MagnierGiant's Causeway (2000), Hawk Wing (2002), Oratorio (2005), Mount Nelson (2008), So You Think (2011)


Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1886 Bendigo 6 Tom Cannon, Sr. Charles Jousiffe H. T. Barclay 2:12.4
1888 Orbit 3 Tom Cannon, Sr. John Porter 1st Duke of Westminster 2:14.0
1889 Ayrshire 4 Fred Barrett George Dawson 6th Duke of Portland 2:14.0
1891 Surefoot 4 John Liddiard G Moore A W Merry
1892 Orme 3 George Barrett John Porter 1st Duke of Westminster 2:15.0
1893 Orme 4 Morny Cannon John Porter 1st Duke of Westminster 2:11.8
1894 Isinglass 4 Tommy Loates James Jewitt Harry McCalmont
1895 Le Justicier 3 T French W Webb Baron Arthur de Schickler
1896 St. Frusquin 3 Tommy Loates Alfred Hayhoe Leopold de Rothschild
1897 Persimmon 4 John Watts Richard Marsh Prince of Wales
1898 Velasquez 4 Charles Wood W Walters 5th Earl of Rosebery
1899 Flying Fox 3 Morny Cannon John Porter 1st Duke of Westminster
1900 Diamond Jubilee 3 Herbert Jones Richard Marsh Prince of Wales
1901 Epsom Lad 4 Santiago Gomez Luis Alvarez James Buchanan
1902 Cheers 3 Danny Maher Weston Goodwin 8th Duke of Devonshire
1903 Ard Patrick 4 Otto Madden Sam Darling John Gubbins
1904 Darley Dale 3 Danny Maher John Porter 6th Duke of Portland
1905 Val d'Or 3 George Stern Robert Denman Edmund Blanc 2:09.8
1906 Llangibby 4 Danny Maher Peter Gilpin Ludwig Neumann
1907 Lally 4 Bernard Dillon Tom Lewis William Purefoy
1908 Your Majesty 3 Walter Griggs Charles Morton Jack Barnato Joel
1909 Bayardo 3 Danny Maher Alec Taylor, Jr. Alfred W. Cox
1910
(dh)
Lemberg
Neil Gow
3
3
Bernard Dillon
Danny Maher
Alec Taylor, Jr.
Percy Peck
Alfred W. Cox
5th Earl of Rosebery
1911 Swynford 4 Frank Wootton George Lambton 17th Earl of Derby
1912 Prince Palatine 4 Frank O'Neill Henry Beardsley Thomas Pilkington
1913 Tracery 4 Albert Whalley John Watson August Belmont, Jr.
1914 Hapsburg 3 Cornelius Foy William Halsey Sir Ernest Cassel
1919 Buchan 3 Joe Childs Alec Taylor, Jr. Waldorf Astor
1920 Buchan 4 Frank Bullock Alec Taylor, Jr. 2nd Viscount Astor
1921 Craig an Eran 3 Frank Bullock Alec Taylor, Jr. 2nd Viscount Astor
1922 Golden Myth 4 Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir George Bullough
1923 Saltash 3 Jack Brennan Alec Taylor, Jr. 2nd Viscount Astor
1924 Polyphontes 3 William McLachlan Etienne de Mestre Solomon Joel
1925 Polyphontes 4 Harry Wragg Walter Earl Solomon Joel
1926 Coronach 3 Joe Childs Fred Darling 1st Baron Woolavington
1927 Colorado 4 Tommy Weston Frank Butters 17th Earl of Derby
1928 Fairway 3 Tommy Weston Frank Butters 17th Earl of Derby
1929 Royal Minstrel 4 Joe Childs Cecil Boyd-Rochfort John Hay Whitney
1930 Rustom Pasha 3 Harry Wragg Dick Dawson Aga Khan III
1931 Caerleon 4 Tommy Weston George Lambton 17th Earl of Derby
1932 Miracle 3 Harry Wragg Jack Jarvis 6th Earl of Rosebery
1933 Loaningdale 4 Joe Childs Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Guy Wilson
1934 King Salmon 4 Harry Wragg Ossie Bell Richard Brooke
1935 Windsor Lad 4 Charlie Smirke Marcus Marsh Martin Benson
1936 Rhodes Scholar 4 Bobby Dick Joe Lawson 2nd Viscount Astor
1937 Boswell 4 Pat Beasley Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward, Sr.
1938 Pasch 3 Gordon Richards Fred Darling Henry Morriss
1939 Blue Peter 3 Eph Smith Jack Jarvis 6th Earl of Rosebery
1946 Gulf Stream 3 Harry Wragg Walter Earl 17th Earl of Derby
1947 Migoli 3 Charlie Smirke Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1948 Petition 4 Ken Gethin Frank Butters Sir Alfred Butt
1949 Djeddah 4 Charlie Elliott Charles Semblat Marcel Boussac
1950 Flocon 4 Freddie Palmer Percy Carter Geoffroy de Waldner
1951 Mystery 3 Lester Piggott Percy Carter Mme Edward Esmond
1952 Tulyar 3 Charlie Smirke Marcus Marsh Aga Khan III
1953 Argur 4 Charlie Elliott J. Glynn Marcel Boussac
1954 King of the Tudors 4 Ken Gethin Willie Stephenson Frank Dennis
1955 Darius 4 Lester Piggott Harry Wragg Sir Percy Loraine
1956 Tropique 4 Paul Blanc Geoff Watson Guy de Rothschild
1957 Arctic Explorer 3 Lester Piggott Noel Murless Giles Loder]
1958 Ballymoss 4 Scobie Breasley Vincent O'Brien John McShain
1959 Saint Crespin 3 George Moore Alec Head Prince Aly Khan
1960 Javelot 4 Freddie Palmer Percy Carter Geoffroy de Waldner 2:14.80
1961 St Paddy 4 Lester Piggott Noel Murless Sir Victor Sassoon 2:06.50
1962 Henry the Seventh 4 Edward Hide Bill Elsey Jim Joel 2:07.40
1963 Khalkis 3 Garnie Bougoure Paddy Prendergast Viscount Elveden 2:10.60
1964 Ragusa 4 Garnie Bougoure Paddy Prendergast Jim Mullion 2:07.40
1965 Canisbay 4 Stan Clayton Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Queen Elizabeth II 2:07.30
1966 Pieces of Eight 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Countess de la Valdène 2:08.90
1967 Busted 4 Bill Rickaby Noel Murless Stanhope Joel 2:07.70
1968 Royal Palace 4 Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Jim Joel 2:07.50
1969 Wolver Hollow 5 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Hope Goddard Iselin 2:11.80
1970 Connaught 5 Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Jim Joel 2:06.00
1971 Mill Reef 3 Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:05.40
1972 Brigadier Gerard 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern Jean Hislop 2:20.20
1973 Scottish Rifle [a] 4 Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop Sandy Struthers 2:12.39
1974 Coup de Feu 5 Pat Eddery Duncan Sasse Tim Sasse 2:08.86
1975 Star Appeal 5 Greville Starkey Theo Grieper Waldemar Zeitelhack 2:06.10
1976 Wollow [b] 3 Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio 2:05.42
1977 Artaius 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Mrs George Getty II 2:05.30
1978 Gunner B 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Pauline Barratt 2:05.05
1979 Dickens Hill 3 Tony Murray Mick O'Toole Mrs Jean-Pierre Binet 2:06.17
1980 Ela-Mana-Mou 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Simon Weinstock 2:10.20
1981 Master Willie 4 Philip Waldron Henry Candy Robert Barnett 2:07.44
1982 Kalaglow 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Tony Ward 2:08.83
1983 Solford 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:06.36
1984 Sadler's Wells 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:04.53
1985 Pebbles 4 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.33
1986 Dancing Brave 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Khalid Abdullah 2:06.18
1987 Mtoto 4 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:04.33
1988 Mtoto 5 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:06.14
1989 Nashwan 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:07.38
1990 Elmaamul 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:04.63
1991 Environment Friend 3 George Duffield James Fanshawe Bill Gredley 2:07.61
1992 Kooyonga 4 Warren O'Connor Michael Kauntze Mitsuo Haga 2:10.83
1993 Opera House 5 Michael Kinane Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:06.25
1994 Ezzoud 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:04.70
1995 Halling 4 Walter Swinburn Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:05.32
1996 Halling 5 John Reid Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:08.05
1997 Pilsudski 5 Michael Kinane Michael Stoute Lord Weinstock 2:12.51
1998 Daylami 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:06.82
1999 Compton Admiral 3 Darryll Holland Gerard Butler Erik Penser 2:06.42
2000 Giant's Causeway 3 George Duffield Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:05.32
2001 Medicean 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 2:04.65
2002 Hawk Wing 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 2:13.34
2003 Falbrav 5 Darryll Holland Luca Cumani Rencati / Yoshida 2:05.59
2004 Refuse to Bend 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:08.31
2005 Oratorio 3 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:07.00
2006 David Junior 4 Jamie Spencer Brian Meehan Roldvale Ltd 2:07.31
2007 Notnowcato 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute A. & D. de Rothschild 2:05.85
2008 Mount Nelson 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:05.56
2009 Sea the Stars 3 Michael Kinane John Oxx Christopher Tsui 2:03.40
2010 Twice Over 5 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:04.64
2011 So You Think 5 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith et al. 2:04.77
2012 Nathaniel 4 William Buick John Gosden Lady Rothschild 2:06.94
2013 Al Kazeem 5 James Doyle Roger Charlton John Deer 2:04.35
2014 Mukhadram 5 Paul Hanagan William Haggas Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:04.47

The race was not run from 1915-1918 because of World War I and from 1940-1945 because of World War II
a The 1973 running took place at Kempton Park.
b Trepan finished first in 1976, but he was later disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


  1. ^ Wood, Greg (4 July 2003). "Nayef heads 14 rivals in Eclipse". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 October 2012.