|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||7f (1,408 metres)|
sired by winner at 1 mile 2 furlongs+
|Weight||9 st 3 lb|
5 lb for fillies
5 lb for Group winners
3 lb for Listed winners
|Pinatubo||Lope Y Fernandez||Highland Chief|
The Chesham Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old horses. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.
The event is named after the 3rd Baron Chesham, who served as the last Master of the Buckhounds in 1900–01. It was established in 1919, and it was originally contested over 5 furlongs. It replaced a previous race, the first leg of the Triennial Stakes. The race has an unusual restriction, being open only to horses sired by stallions who won over ten furlongs or more.
For a period the Chesham Stakes was contested over 6 furlongs, and it was extended to 7 furlongs in 1996. It is currently restricted to horses whose sires won at a distance in excess of 1 mile and 1½ furlongs, or in excess of 1,900 metres.
The Chesham Stakes is now the opening race on the final day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
Lester Piggott rode seven winners of the race between 1960 and 1982.
Leading jockey since 1986 (4 wins):
- Frankie Dettori – Central Park (1997), Rhapsodist (1998), Seba (2001), Tha'ir (2012)
Leading trainer since 1986 (4 wins):
Winners since 1984
|1984||Old Bailey||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:14.96|
|1985||Bakharoff||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:15.31|
|1986||Minstrella||John Reid||Charlie Nelson||1:13.63|
|1987||Lapierre||Steve Cauthen||Clive Brittain||1:19.29|
|1988||Jacamar||Bruce Raymond||Ben Hanbury||1:14.21|
|1989||Be My Chief||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:15.21|
|1990||Chicarica||Pat Eddery||John Gosden||1:16.72|
|1991||Fair Cop||Alan Munro||Paul Cole||1:14.80|
|1992||Humam||Richard Hills||Harry Thomson Jones||1:14.26|
|1993||State Performer||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||1:20.34|
|1994||Montjoy||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||1:15.14|
|1995||World Premier||Brett Doyle||Clive Brittain||1:14.97|
|1996||Shamikh||Richard Hills||Saeed bin Suroor||1:30.57|
|1997||Central Park||Frankie Dettori||Paul Cole||1:29.84|
|1998||Rhapsodist||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||1:32.84|
|1999||Bach||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:28.88|
|2000||Celtic Silence||Kieren Fallon||Mark Johnston||1:30.59|
|2001||Seba||Frankie Dettori||David Loder||1:29.64|
|2002||Helm Bank||Keith Dalgleish||Mark Johnston||1:29.00|
|2003||Pearl of Love||Darryll Holland||Mark Johnston||1:28.50|
|2004||Whazzat||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:29.55|
|2005||Championship Point [a]||Ted Durcan||Mick Channon||1:24.14|
|2006||Champlain||Philip Robinson||Michael Jarvis||1:27.90|
|2007||Maze||Royston Ffrench||Bryan Smart||1:29.28|
|2008||Free Agent||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:29.59|
|2009||Big Audio||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:30.19|
|2010||Zaidan||Seb Sanders||Clive Brittain||1:27.51|
|2011||Maybe||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||1:32.46|
|2012||Tha'ir||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:30.01|
|2013||Berkshire||Jim Crowley||Paul Cole||1:28:46|
|2014||Richard Pankhurst||William Buick||John Gosden||1:27:58|
|2015||Suits You||Cristian Demuro||Eoghan O'Neill||1:26.93|
|2016||Churchill||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||1:29.57|
|2017||September||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||1:26.70|
|2018||Arthur Kitt||Richard Kingscote||Tom Dascombe||1:28.08|
|2019||Pinatubo||James Doyle||Charlie Appleby||1:25.73|
- "The Chesham Stakes" (pdf). British Horseracing Authority. p. 88. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
- Racing Post:
- pedigreequery.com – Chesham Stakes – Ascot.