Brigadier Gerard Stakes

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Brigadier Gerard Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Sandown Park
Esher, Surrey, England
Inaugurated 1953
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor BetVictor
Website Sandown Park
Race information
Distance 1m 2f 7y (2,018 m)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 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 August 31 last year
Purse £65,000 (2016)
1st: £36,862
Brigadier Gerard Stakes
2016
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Royal blue
Time Test Western Hymn Scottish

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, 2 furlongs and 7 yards (2,018 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 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)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteStagecraft (1991), Opera House (1992), Pilsudski (1996), Insatiable (1998), Notnowcato (2006), Workforce (2011), Carlton House (2012)


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

a 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]


  • galopp-sieger.deBrigadier Gerard Stakes (ex Coronation Stakes).
  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2016).
  • 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.