Solario Stakes

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Solario Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Sandown Park
Esher, England
Inaugurated 1947
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor European Wealth
Website Sandown Park
Race information
Distance 7f 16y (1,423 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £45,000 (2013)
1st: £25,519
Solario Stakes
2013
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Royal blue, white cap Royal blue
Kingman Emirates Flyer Music Theory

The Solario Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old horses. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of 7 furlongs and 16 yards (1,423 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late August or early September.

History[edit]

The event is named after Solario, a successful racehorse in the 1920s and subsequently a leading sire. It was established in 1947, and the inaugural running was won by Panair.

For a period the Solario Stakes was classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 1986.

The race was formerly held during Sandown Park's Variety Club Day, an annual fundraising event for the Variety Club. The 2011 running promoted the charity's Sunshine Coaches. In 2012 Variety Club day was moved to August and the sponsorship of the Solario Stakes was taken over by Candy Kittens. The 2014 race was sponsored by European Wealth.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Lester PiggottMarch Past (1952), Pindari (1958), Speed of Sound (1966), Remand (1967), The Fort (1982), Oh So Sharp (1984)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Henry CecilLyphard's Wish (1978), The Fort (1982), Oh So Sharp (1984), Sanquirico (1987), High Estate (1988), Be My Chief (1989)


Winners since 1978[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1978 Lyphard's Wish Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1979 Rankin Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1980 To-Agori-Mou Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1981 Silver Hawk Brian Taylor Michael Albina
1982 The Fort Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983 Falstaff Willie Carson Dick Hern
1984 Oh So Sharp Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1985 Bold Arrangement Pat Eddery Clive Brittain
1986 Shining Water Steve Cauthen Fulke Johnson Houghton
1987 Sanquirico Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:29.28
1988 High Estate Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:29.60
1989 Be My Chief Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:29.38
1990 Radwell George Duffield James Fanshawe 1:30.34
1991 Chicmond George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 1:29.90
1992 White Crown Walter Swinburn Ben Hanbury 1:31.53
1993 Island Magic Kieren Fallon Lynda Ramsden 1:31.08
1994 Lovely Millie Frankie Dettori Hilal Ibrahim 1:30.05
1995 Alhaarth Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:31.00
1996 Brave Act George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 1:29.97
1997 Little Indian John Reid Sean Woods 1:31.45
1998 Raise a Grand Gary Carter Pip Payne 1:29.74
1999 Best of the Bests Philip Robinson Clive Brittain 1:29.06
2000 King's Ironbridge Richard Hughes Richard Hannon, Sr. 1:31.45
2001 Redback Jimmy Fortune Richard Hannon, Sr. 1:30.60
2002 Foss Way Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:29.50
2003 Barbajuan Darryll Holland Neville Callaghan 1:32.03
2004 Windsor Knot Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:32.12
2005 Opera Cape Steve Drowne Sylvester Kirk 1:31.01
2006 Drumfire Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1:29.18
2007 Raven's Pass Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:26.56
2008 Sri Putra Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 1:29.13
2009 Shakespearean Richard Hills Mark Johnston 1:29.23
2010 Native Khan Eddie Ahern Ed Dunlop 1:29.19
2011 Talwar Jimmy Fortune Jeremy Noseda 1:33.27
2012 Fantastic Moon William Buick Jeremy Noseda 1:28.18
2013 Kingman James Doyle John Gosden 1:28.38
2014 Aktabantay Ryan Moore Hugo Palmer 1:29.84

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1947: Panair
  • 1948: Suntime
  • 1949: Scratch
  • 1950: Turco II
  • 1951: Gay Time
  • 1952: March Past
  • 1953: Barton Street
  • 1954: North Cone
  • 1955: Castelmarino
  • 1956: Nagaika
  • 1957: Aggressor
  • 1958: Pindari
  • 1959: Intervener
  • 1960: Dual
  • 1961: Hidden Meaning
  • 1962: Happy Omen
  • 1963: Penny Stall
  • 1964: Rehearsed
  • 1965: Charlottown
  • 1966: Speed of Sound
  • 1967: Remand
  • 1968: Murrayfield
  • 1969: Miracle
  • 1970: Athens Wood
  • 1971: Meadow Mint
  • 1972: Duke of Ragusa
  • 1973–74: no race
  • 1975: Over to You
  • 1976: Avgerinos
  • 1977: Bolak

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