Flying Childers Stakes

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Flying Childers Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Doncaster Racecourse
Doncaster, England
Inaugurated 1967
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Pepsi Max
Website Doncaster
Race information
Distance 5f (1,006 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse £70,000 (2016)
1st: £39,697
Flying Childers Stakes
2015
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Red, white sash, royal blue cap Royal blue
Gutaifan Ornate Log Out Island

The Flying Childers Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old horses. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

History[edit]

The event is named after Flying Childers, a famous 18th-century racehorse bred at Carr House near Doncaster. It was established in 1967, and it was originally called the Norfolk Stakes. It was renamed when a different race became known as the Norfolk Stakes in 1973, and from this point it held Group 1 status. It was downgraded to Group 2 in 1979.

The Flying Childers Stakes is currently run on the third day of Doncaster's four-day St. Leger Festival, the day before the St. Leger Stakes.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Lester PiggottTribal Chief (1969), Marble Arch (1972), Gentle Thoughts (1973), Hot Spark (1974), Green Desert (1985)
  • Frankie Dettori - Howick Falls (2003), Fleeting Spirit (2007), Sand Vixen (2009), Gutaifan (2015), Ardad (2016)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteMusic Maestro (1977), Marwell (1980), Green Desert (1985), Raah Algharb (1994), Saddad (2001)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1967 D'Urberville Jimmy Lindley Jeremy Tree
1968 Tower Walk Taffy Thomas Geoffrey Barling
1969 Tribal Chief Lester Piggott Brian Swift 1:02.00
1970 Mummy's Pet Geoff Lewis John Sutcliffe, Jr. 1:00.20
1971 Rose Dubarry Tony Murray Tom Waugh 0:58.10
1972 Marble Arch Lester Piggott Ted Curtin 1:02.80
1973 Gentle Thoughts Lester Piggott Ted Curtin 1:00.80
1974 Hot Spark Lester Piggott Dermot Weld 1:01.80
1975 Hittite Glory Frankie Durr Scobie Breasley 1:01.00
1976 Mandrake Major Willie Carson Denys Smith 1:02.80
1977 Music Maestro Greville Starkey Michael Stoute 1:02.50
1978 Devon Ditty Greville Starkey Harry Thomson Jones 1:01.80
1979 Abeer Steve Cauthen Jeremy Tree
1980 Marwell Greville Starkey Michael Stoute 1:01.40
1981 Peterhof Edward Hide Vincent O'Brien
1982 Kafu Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1983 Superlative Tony Ives Bill O'Gorman 1:02.70
1984 Prince Sabo John Reid Brian Swift 1:00.60
1985 Green Desert Lester Piggott Michael Stoute 1:01.20
1986 Sizzling Melody Richard Hills Lord John FitzGerald 0:58.91
1987 Gallic League Steve Cauthen Barry Hills 1:00.48
1988 Shuttlecock Corner Ray Cochrane Paul Felgate 1:00.59
1989 no race [a]
1990 Distinctly North Pat Eddery Jack Berry 1:00.23
1991 Paris House John Carroll Jack Berry 1:00.19
1992 Poker Chip Michael Hills Ian Balding 1:00.56
1993 Imperial Bailiwick John Williams Mark Usher 1:00.44
1994 Raah Algharb Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:01.69
1995 Cayman Kai Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. 1:01.01
1996 Easycall Michael Tebbutt Brian Meehan 1:00.08
1997 Land of Dreams Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 1:00.94
1998 Sheer Viking Michael Hills Barry Hills 0:59.94
1999 Mrs P Pat Eddery Linda Stubbs 1:00.25
2000 Superstar Leo Michael Hills William Haggas 0:59.32
2001 Saddad Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 0:59.94
2002 Wunders Dream Michael Fenton James Given 0:59.00
2003 Howick Falls Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:01.58
2004 Chateau Istana [b] Seb Sanders Nick Littmoden 1:00.36
2005 Godfrey Street Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. 1:02.43
2006 Wi Dud [c] Neil Callan Kevin Ryan 0:58.39
2007 Fleeting Spirit Frankie Dettori Jeremy Noseda 0:58.46
2008 Madame Trop Vite Ted Durcan Kevin Ryan 1:00.22
2009 Sand Vixen Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 0:58.10
2010 Zebedee Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 0:59.42
2011 Requinto Wayne Lordan David Wachman 0:59.23
2012 Sir Prancealot Johnny Murtagh Richard Hannon Sr. 0:59.47
2013 Green Door Jim Crowley Olly Stevens 0:59.94
2014 Beacon William Buick Richard Hannon Jr. 0:58.36
2015 Gutaifan Frankie Dettori Richard Hannon Jr. 0:58.04
2016 Ardad Frankie Dettori John Gosden 0:59.19

a The 1989 race was abandoned because of subsidence.
b The 2004 winner Chateau Istana was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Chateau King Prawn.
c The 2006 running took place at York.

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