Brigadier Gerard Stakes

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Brigadier Gerard Stakes
Group 3 race
LocationSandown Park
Esher, Surrey, England
Inaugurated1953
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorMatchbook
WebsiteSandown Park
Race information
Distance1m 1f 209y (2,002m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since 31 August last year
Purse£70,000 (2019)
1st: £39,697
Brigadier Gerard Stakes
2018
Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow cap, royal blue spots Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star
Poet's Word Laraaib Desert Encounter

The Brigadier Gerard Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of 1 mile 1 furlong and 209 yards (2,002 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May or early June.

The event was established in 1953, and it was originally called the Coronation Stakes. Its title commemorated the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The race was renamed the Brigadier Gerard Stakes in 1973. This was in honour of Brigadier Gerard, a recently retired champion racehorse whose victories included the Westbury Stakes (later re-named the Gordon Richards Stakes) and the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Chamier – 1954, 1955
  • Tacitus – 1963, 1964
  • Jellaby – 1977, 1979

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Lester PiggottArctic Explorer (1958), Petite Etoile (1961), Anne's Pretender (1976), Gregorian (1980), Adonijah (1984), Commanche Run (1985)
  • Ryan Moore - Workforce (2011), Carlton House (2012), Time Test (2016), Autocratic (2017), Poet's Word (2018), Regal Reality (2019)

Leading trainer (11 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteStagecraft (1991), Opera House (1992), Pilsudski (1996), Insatiable (1998), Notnowcato (2006), Workforce (2011), Carlton House (2012), Autocratic (2017), Poet's Word (2018), Regal Reality (2019)

Winners since 1977[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1977 Jellaby 4 Brian Taylor Ryan Price
1978 Gunner B 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1979 Jellaby 6 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1980 Gregorian 4 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien
1981 no race 1981 [a]
1982 Kalaglow 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 2:02.14
1983 Stanerra 5 Brian Rouse Frank Dunne
1984 Adonijah 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1985 Commanche Run 4 Lester Piggott Luca Cumani
1986 Bedtime 6 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:09.43
1987 Mtoto 4 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 2:06.55
1988 Highland Chieftain 5 Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:10.01
1989 Hibernian Gold 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 2:08.66
1990 Husyan 4 Willie Carson Peter Walwyn 2:09.26
1991 Stagecraft 4 Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute 2:07.75
1992 Opera House 4 Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute 2:08.68
1993 Red Bishop 5 Michael Roberts John Gosden 2:08.83
1994 Chatoyant 4 Michael Kinane Bill Watts 2:07.52
1995 Alriffa 4 Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. 2:12.15
1996 Pilsudski 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:06.76
1997 Bosra Sham 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 2:07.37
1998 Insatiable 5 Michael Kinane Michael Stoute 2:09.99
1999 Chester House 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 2:06.54
2000 Shiva 5 Richard Quinn Henry Cecil 2:13.90
2001 Border Arrow 6 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding 2:08.69
2002 Potemkin 4 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 2:09.97
2003 Sights on Gold 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:07.68
2004 Bandari 5 Willie Supple Mark Johnston 2:10.65
2005 New Morning 4 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 2:08.01
2006 Notnowcato 4 Michael Kinane Sir Michael Stoute 2:13.92
2007 Take a Bow 6 Jim Crowley Patrick Chamings 2:08.75
2008 Smokey Oakey 4 Jimmy Quinn Mark Tompkins 2:11.57
2009 Cima de Triomphe 4 Christophe Lemaire Luca Cumani 2:06.60
2010 Stotsfold 7 Adam Kirby Walter Swinburn 2:05.73
2011 Workforce 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:09.97
2012 Carlton House 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:08.38
2013 Mukhadram 4 Paul Hanagan William Haggas 2:11.78
2014 Sharestan 6 Kieren Fallon Saeed bin Suroor 2:23.46
2015 Western Hymn 4 James Doyle John Gosden 2:06.55
2016 Time Test 4 Ryan Moore Roger Charlton 2:06.18
2017 Autocratic 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:07.10
2018 Poet's Word 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:13.99
2019 Regal Reality 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:05.84
  1. ^ The 1981 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1953: Guersant
  • 1954: Chamier
  • 1955: Chamier
  • 1956: Tribord
  • 1957: Gilles de Retz
  • 1958: Arctic Explorer
  • 1959: Aggressor
  • 1960: Lucky Guy
  • 1961: Petite Etoile
  • 1962: Cipriani
  • 1963: Tacitus
  • 1964: Tacitus
  • 1965: Philanderer
  • 1966: Super Sam
  • 1967: Busted
  • 1968: Royal Palace
  • 1969: Connaught
  • 1970: Hotfoot
  • 1971: Pembroke Castle
  • 1972: Stubbs' Gazette
  • 1973: Scottish Rifle
  • 1974: Ksar
  • 1975: Rymer
  • 1976: Anne's Pretender

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1979"., "1982"., "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post:

  • galopp-sieger.deBrigadier Gerard Stakes (ex Coronation Stakes).
  • ifhaonline.orgInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2019).
  • pedigreequery.comBrigadier Gerard Stakes – Sandown Park.
  • Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 48–49. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.