Brocklesby Stakes

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Brocklesby Stakes
Class 4 race
LocationDoncaster Racecourse
Doncaster, England
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Weight9 st 3 lb
5 lb for fillies
Purse£10,000 (2017)
1st: £6,469
Brocklesby Conditions Stakes
Mauve, white armlets, white cap Emerald green, royal blue star, hooped sleeves Purple, yellow triple diamond and sleeves, yellow cap, purple star
Izzer Broken Spear Wasntexpectingthat

The Brocklesby Stakes is a British horse race, notable as the traditional opening two-year-old race of the British Flat racing season.[1] It is run over five furlongs at Doncaster Racecourse.


The Brocklesby was first run in 1849 as an all-age 12 furlong race at the now defunct Carholme racecourse in Lincoln, but became a five furlong race for two-year-olds in 1875.[2] It moved to Doncaster in 1965, where it appears on the same card as the Lincolnshire Handicap, also previously run at Carholme. Arguably the best horse to win the race was Donovan, in 1888.[3] Donovan went on to win The Derby and the St Leger in 1889. Other top class horses to win the race have included Semolina, Deep Diver, Provideo, The Last Lion and Hearts of Fire.[4]

Winners since 1988[edit]

  • Separate divisions of the race indicated by (1) and (2).
Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1988 Denham Green J H Brown S J Muldoon 1:07.98
1989 Red Henry Tony Ives Bill O'Gorman 1:03.43
1990 Itsagame Paul Eddery Simon Dow 1:02.14
1991 Sylvan Sabre John Williams Pat Mitchell 1:03.88
1992 Touch Silver Darryll Holland Barry Hills 1:03.38
1993 Bandon Castle David Harrison Brian Rothwell 1:00.53
1994 Mind Games John Carroll Jack Berry 1:02.28
1995 World Premier Mark Rimmer Clive Brittain 1:03.49
1996 Indian Spark Tim Sprake Bill Turner 1:02.03
1997 Blueridge Dancer Michael Tebbutt Brian Meehan 1:01.65
1998 Charlene Lacy Fergus Sweeney Alan Jarvis 1:04.31
1999 Seraphina George Duffield Bryan McMahon 1:02.00
2000 Nearly A Fool Kevin Darley Bryan McMahon 1:00.55
2001 Shuffling Kid Richard Quinn Bryan McMahon 1:05.13
2002 The Lord Alan Daly Bill Turner 1:05.81
2003 Red Power Robbie FitzPatrick Paul Blockley 1:02.87
2004 Next Time Around Robert Winston Linda Stubbs 1:01.57
2005 Phantom Whisper Alan Munro Rod Millman 1:02.10
2006 Spoof Master[1] Robert Miles Bill Turner 1:03.68
2007 Mister Hardy[2] Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 1:04.99
2008 Sally's Dilemma Tolley Dean Bill Turner 1:02.66
2009 Hearts Of Fire Paul Eddery Pat Eddery 0:59.71
2010 Chiswick Bey Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 1:04.35
2011 He's So Cool Kieren Fox Bill Turner 1:01.70
2012 My Boy Bill Paddy Aspell Mick Easterby 1:00.14
2013 Mick's Yer Man Ryan While Bill Turner 1:03.78
2014 Cock Of The North Matthew Hopkins Scott Dixon 1:01.84
2015 Ravenhoe Silvestre De Sousa Mark Johnston 1:02.70
2016 The Last Lion Franny Norton Mark Johnston 1:04.90
2017 (1) Santry Neil Farley Declan Carroll 1:01.09
2017 (2) Requinto Dawn Tony Hamilton Richard Fahey 1:01.31
2018 Izzer Charles Bishop Mick Channon 1:04.64

1 The 2006 running took place at Redcar.
2 The 2007 running took place at Newcastle.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rod Street predicts changes will be made to racing's championships". The Guardian. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  2. ^ "The rich history of horse racing in Lincolnshire". Lincolnshire Echo. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  3. ^ "Lincoln Spring Meeting". Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  4. ^ "Turner seeks Brocklesby nap hand". Racing Post Weekender. London. 28 March 2012. p. 2.
  5. ^ "Brocklesby Conditions Stakes winners". Retrieved 2011-11-21.

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