Lockinge Stakes

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Lockinge Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated 1958
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor JLT
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £200,000 (2014)
1st: £121,359.40
Lockinge Stakes
2014
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Navy blue, red and light blue hoop and armlets, white cap Dark blue
Olympic Glory Tullius Verrazano

The Lockinge Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) at Newbury in May.

History[edit]

The event is named after Lockinge, a former civil parish located to the north of Newbury. It was established in 1958, and originally open to horses aged three or older. The first edition was won by that year's 2,000 Guineas winner Pall Mall.[1] The horse repeated his success as a four-year-old in 1959.[2]

The present race grading system was introduced in 1971, and the Lockinge Stakes was given Group 2 status. It was abandoned due to torrential rain in 1975.[3][4]

The event was relegated to Group 3 level in 1983,[5] and promoted back to Group 2 in 1985.[6] It was raised to Group 1 and closed to three-year-olds in 1995.

The Lockinge Stakes became part of the British Champions Series in 2011.[7] It is currently the second race in the mile division, which concludes with the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in October.

The leading horses from the Lockinge Stakes often go on to compete in the Queen Anne Stakes. The last to win both races in the same year was Frankel in 2012.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Pall Mall1958, 1959
  • Welsh Pageant – 1970, 1971
  • Soviet Line – 1995, 1996

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Lester PiggottSovereign Path (1960), The Creditor (1964), Sparkler (1973), Belmont Bay (1981), Polar Falcon (1991), Swing Low (1993)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteScottish Reel (1986), Safawan (1990), Soviet Line (1995, 1996), Medicean (2001), Russian Rhythm (2004), Peeress (2006)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • Cheveley Park StudScottish Reel (1986), Medicean (2001), Russian Rhythm (2004), Peeress (2006), Virtual (2009)


Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1958 Pall Mall 3 Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM Queen Elizabeth II
1959 Pall Mall 4 Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM Queen Elizabeth II
1960 Sovereign Path 4 Lester Piggott Ron Mason Ron Mason
1961 Prince Midge 3 Duncan Keith Jack Colling Jakie Astor
1962 Superstition 3 David Morris Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Hope Goddard Iselin
1963 Queen's Hussar 3 Scobie Breasley Atty Corbett 6th Earl of Carnarvon
1964 The Creditor 4 Lester Piggott Noel Murless Lady Sassoon
1965 Young Christopher 4 Bill Williamson Freddie Maxwell J. McShane
1966 Silly Season 4 Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Paul Mellon
1967 Bluerullah 4 Bill Williamson Seamus McGrath Seamus McGrath 1:42.80
1968 Supreme Sovereign 4 Ron Hutchinson Harry Wragg Mrs R. Hodges 1:49.00
1969 Habitat 3 Ron Hutchinson F. Johnson Houghton Charles Engelhard 1:47.20
1970 Welsh Pageant 4 Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Jim Joel 1:38.80
1971 Welsh Pageant 5 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless Jim Joel 1:37.70
1972 Brigadier Gerard 4 Joe Mercer Ian Balding Jean Hislop 1:41.40
1973 Sparkler 5 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong Maria Mehl-Mülhens 1:39.30
1974 Boldboy 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern Lady Beaverbrook 1:41.60
1975 no race [a]
1976 El Rastro 6 Bill Pyers Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 1:40.80
1977 Relkino 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Lady Beaverbrook 1:45.80
1978 Don 4 Brian Rouse Bill Elsey Eugene Ryan 1:41.60
1979 Young Generation 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Tony Ward
1980 Kris 4 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:36.21
1981 Belmont Bay 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Daniel Wildenstein 1:45.90
1982 Motavato 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Robert Sangster
1983 Noalcoholic 6 George Duffield G. Pritchard-Gordon William du Pont III
1984
(dh)
Cormorant Wood
Wassl
4
4
Steve Cauthen
Willie Carson
Barry Hills
John Dunlop
Bobby McAlpine
Ahmed Al Maktoum
1:39.79
1985 Prismatic 3 Paul Eddery Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:38.60
1986 Scottish Reel 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:40.10
1987 Then Again 4 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani Richard Shannon 1:37.71
1988 Broken Hearted 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Fahd Salman 1:39.41
1989 Most Welcome 5 Paul Eddery Geoff Wragg Sir Philip Oppenheimer 1:36.52
1990 Safawan 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Patricia Thompson 1:36.42
1991 Polar Falcon 4 Lester Piggott John Hammond David Thompson 1:42.70
1992 Selkirk 4 Ray Cochrane Ian Balding George Strawbridge 1:36.99
1993 Swing Low 4 Lester Piggott Richard Hannon, Sr. Roldvale Ltd 1:39.31
1994 Emperor Jones 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 1:35.76
1995 Soviet Line 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:36.96
1996 Soviet Line 6 Richard Quinn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:44.22
1997 First Island 5 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing 1:40.04
1998 Cape Cross 4 Daragh O'Donohoe Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:35.33
1999 Fly to the Stars 5 Willie Supple Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:39.64
2000 Aljabr 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.64
2001 Medicean 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:45.39
2002 Keltos 4 Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias Tanaka / Marinopoulos 1:38.69
2003 Hawk Wing 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:36.78
2004 Russian Rhythm 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:37.00
2005 Rakti 6 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Gary Tanaka 1:33.59
2006 Peeress 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:44.57
2007 Red Evie 4 Jamie Spencer Michael Bell Terry Neill 1:40.43
2008 Creachadoir 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.70
2009 Virtual 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Cheveley Park Stud 1:40.32
2010 Paco Boy 5 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon, Sr. Calvera Partnership 2 1:37.31
2011 Canford Cliffs 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon, Sr. Heffer / Tabor / Smith 1:36.52
2012 Frankel 4 Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 1:38.14
2013 Farhh 5 Silvestre de Sousa Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:35.43
2014 Olympic Glory 4 Frankie Dettori Richard Hannon, Jr. Al Shaqab Racing 1:36.98

a The 1975 running was abandoned because of torrential rain.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1958 Lockinge Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 31 May 1958. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "1959 Lockinge Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 30 May 1959. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "1975 Lockinge Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 17 May 1975. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Saturday's Winners". Glasgow Herald. 19 May 1975. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "1984 Lockinge Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 19 May 1984. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "1985 Lockinge Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 17 May 1985. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "2011 British Champions Series". britishchampionsseries.com. Retrieved 28 April 2013.