Middle Park Stakes

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Middle Park Stakes
Group 1 race
LocationRowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
QualificationTwo-year-old colts
Weight9 st 0 lb
Purse£220,000 (2020)
1st: £124,762
Middle Park Stakes
White, purple hoop, armlets and cap Emerald green, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Supremacy Lucky Vega Minzaal

The Middle Park Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old colts. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.


The event was founded by William Blenkiron, and it is named after his stud at Eltham. It was established in 1866, and was initially titled the Middle Park Plate. It was originally open to horses of either gender.

The race was formerly staged during Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Meeting in late September or early October. It was restricted to colts in 1987. It became part of a new fixture called Future Champions Day in 2011.

From 2015, the Middle Park Stakes was moved from Future Champions Day and brought forward two weeks, returning to the Cambridgeshire meeting, to avoid a clash with the similar Dewhurst Stakes.

The Middle Park Stakes was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2012. The winner earned an automatic invitation to compete in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.[1] The Middle Park Stakes was dropped from the Challenge series when the Juvenile Sprint Stakes was discontinued after the 2012 running.

The leading horses from the Middle Park Stakes sometimes go on to compete in the following season's 2000 Guineas. The first to win both was Prince Charlie (1871–72), and the most recent was Rodrigo de Triano (1991–92).


Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Danny MaherMinstead (1901), Flotsam (1902), Lesbia (1907), Bayardo (1908), Lemberg (1909), Corcyra (1913)
  • Sir Gordon RichardsMedieval Knight (1933), Scottish Union (1937), Khaled (1945), The Cobbler (1947), Abernant (1948), Royal Challenger (1953)
  • Lester PiggottPetingo (1967), Steel Heart (1974), Junius (1978), Mattaboy (1980), Cajun (1981), Diesis (1982)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Aidan O'BrienMinardi (2000), Johannesburg (2001), Ad Valorem (2004), Crusade (2011), US Navy Flag (2017), Ten Sovereigns (2018)

Leading owner (6 wins) (includes part ownership):

  • HH Aga Khan IIIDiophon (1923), Costaki Pasha (1928), Felicitation (1932), Bahram (1934), Khaled (1945), Buisson Ardent (1955)
  • Susan Magnier - Minardi (2000), Johannesburg (2001), Ad Valorem (2004), Crusade (2011), US Navy Flag (2017), Ten Sovereigns (2018)


1866 The Rake J Loates Joseph Dawson F Pryor
1867 Green Sleeve Samuel Kenyon John Porter Sir J Hawley
1868 Pero Gomez Jimmy Adams John Porter Sir J Hawley
1869 Frivolity‡ Tom Chaloner Joseph Dawson W A Lyndon
1870 Albert Victor John Morris Tom Olliver W S Cartwight
1871 Prince Charlie William Hunt Joseph Dawson Joseph Dawson
1872 Surinam John Osborne Charles Peck Sir R W Bulkeley
1873 Newry Fred Webb F Fisher
1874 Plebeian Sam Mordan R Christophers
1875 Petrarch Jem Goater John Dawson Mr. Spencer
1876 Chamant Jem Goater Thomas Jennings Frederic de Lagrange
1877 Beauclerc James Snowden William I'Anson C Perkins
1878 Peter Charles Wood Joseph Dawson J Peel
1879 Beaudesert George Fordham John Day 3rd Marquess of Anglesey
1880 St Louis George Fordham Alec Taylor Sr. W S Crawfurd
1881 Kermesse‡ Tom Cannon Sr. Joseph Cannon 5th Earl of Rosebery
1882 Macheath Charles Wood R Sherrard W S Crawfurd
1883 Busybody Fred Archer Mathew Dawson 6th Viscount Falmouth
1884 Melton Fred Archer Mathew Dawson 20th Baron Hastings
1885 Minting Fred Archer Mathew Dawson Robert Charles de Grey Vyner
1886 Florentine John Watts James Jewitt 5th Baron Calthorpe
1887 Friar's Balsam George Barrett John Porter Frederick Johnstone
1888 Donovan Fred Barrett George Dawson 6th Duke of Portland
1889 Signorina‡ George Barrett Odorado Ginistrelli Odorado Ginistrelli
1890 Gouverneur James Woodburn Tom Jennings Jr Edmond Blanc
1891 Orme George Barrett John Porter 1st Duke of Westminster
1892 Isinglass George Chaloner James Jewitt Harry McCalmont
1893 Ladas Alfred White Mathew Dawson 5th Earl of Rosebery
1894 Speedwell Fred Pratt J Ryan Alfred W Cox
1895 St. Frusquin Fred Pratt Alfred Hayhoe Leopold de Rothschild
1896 Galtee More Mornington Cannon Sam Darling John Gubbins
1897 Dieudonne Otto Madden Richard Marsh 8th Duke of Devonshire
1898 Caiman Tod Sloan J Huggins Lord William Beresford
1899 Democrat Tod Sloan J Huggins Lord William Beresford
1900 Floriform Mornington Cannon Tom Cannon Jr. T S Jay
1901 Minstead Danny Maher George Chaloner 5th Earl of Harewood
1902 Flotsam Danny Maher George Blackwell Sir Daniel Cooper
1903 Pretty Polly William Lane Peter Gilpin Eustace Loder
1904 Jardy Georges Stern Robert Denman Edmond Blanc
1905 Flair William Higgs Peter Gilpin Sir Daniel Cooper
1906 Galvani Bernard Dillon Peter Gilpin Eustace Loder
1907 Lesbia‡ Danny Maher George Blackwell Sir Daniel Cooper
1908 Bayardo Danny Maher Alec Taylor Jr. Alfred W Cox
1909 Lemberg Danny Maher Alec Taylor Jr. Alfred W Cox
1910 Borrow Skeets Martin A J Joyner Harry Payne Whitney
1911 Absurd Skeets Martin Charles Morton Jack Barnato Joel
1912 Craganour William Saxby Jack Robinson Charles Bower Ismay
1913 Corcyra Danny Maher R H Dewhurst 6th Marquess of Londonderry
1914 Friar Marcus Herbert Jones Richard Marsh King George V
1915 Argos Walter Griggs Peter Gilpin Ludwig Neumann
1916 North Star Frank Bullock Reg Day Jack Barnato Joel
1917 Benevente‡ Fred Rickaby R H Dewhurst 6th Marquess of Londonderry
1918 Stefan the Great Brownie Carslake Atty Persse L Robinson
1919 Tetratema Brownie Carslake Atty Persse Dermot McCalmont
1920 Monarch Frank Bullock Walter Griggs Sir H Bird
1921 Golden Corn‡ Steve Donoghue Hugh Powney M Field
1922 Drake Michael Beary Harry Cottrill Mrs S Whitburn
1923 Diophon George Hulme Richard Dawson Aga Khan III
1924 Picaroon Frank Bullock Alec Taylor Jr. Alexander Robb Cox
1925 Lex Michael Beary Reg Day Abe Bailey
1926 Call Boy Charlie Elliott Jack Watts Frank Curzon
1927 Pharamond Tommy Weston George Lambton 17th Earl of Derby
1928 Costaki Pasha Michael Beary Richard Dawson Aga Khan III
1929 Press Gang Freddie Fox Fred Darling Lord Woolavington
1930 Portlaw Harry Beasley Atty Persse Abe Bailey
1931 the Golden Hair colt R A Jones Joseph Lawson Washington Singer
1932 Felicitation Michael Beary Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1933 Medieval Knight Gordon Richards Fred Darling John Arthur Dewar
1934 Bahram Freddie Fox Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1935 Abjer Charlie Elliott George Lambton Marcel Boussac
1936 Fair Copy Dick Perryman Colledge Leader 17th Earl of Derby
1937 Scottish Union Gordon Richards Noel Cannon James V. Rank
1938 Foxbrough Patrick Beasley Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward Sr.
1939 Djebel Charlie Elliott A Swann Marcel Boussac
1940[a] Hyacinthus Patrick Beasley Atty Persse A Bassett
1941 Sun Chariot Harry Wragg Fred Darling King George VI
1942 Ribbon‡ Eph Smith Jack Jarvis 6th Earl of Rosebery
1943 Orestes Tommy Carey Walter Nightingall Dorothy Paget
1944 Dante Billy Nevett Matthew Peacock Sir Eric Ohlson
1945 Khaled Gordon Richards Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1946 Saravan Charlie Elliott Frank Butters Aly Khan
1947 The Cobbler Gordon Richards Fred Darling Giles Loder
1948 Abernant Gordon Richards Noel Murless Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan
1949 Masked Light Doug Smith Norman Scobie E Wanless
1950 Big Dipper Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mrs J Brice
1951 King's Bench Charlie Elliott Matthew Feakes A Thompsett
1952 Nearula Edgar Britt Charles Elsey William Humble
1953 Royal Challenger Gordon Richards Patrick Beasley A Gordon
1954 Our Babu Doug Smith Geoffrey Brooke David Robinson
1955 Buisson Ardent Doug Smith Alec Head Aga Khan III
1956 Pipe of Peace Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Stavros Niarchos
1957 Major Portion Eph Smith Ted Leader Jim Joel
1958 Masham Doug Smith Geoffrey Brooke A Ellis
1959 Venture George Moore Alec Head Aly Khan
1960 Skymaster Scobie Breasley Bill Smyth 16th Duke of Norfolk
1961 Gustav Jimmy Lindley Jeremy Tree Jock Whitney
1962 Crocket Eph Smith Geoffrey Brooke D van Clief
1963 Showdown Doug Smith Fred Winter Mrs D Prenn
1964 Spanish Express Joe Mercer L Hall Mrs G Marcow
1965 Track Spare Jimmy Lindley Ronald Mason Ronald Mason
1966 Bold Lad (IRE) D Lake Paddy Prendergast Lady Granard
1967 Petingo Lester Piggott Sam Armstrong Marcos Lemos
1968 Right Tack Geoff Lewis John Sutcliffe J R Brown
1969 Huntercombe Ernie Johnson Arthur Budgett Horace Renshaw
1970 Brigadier Gerard Joe Mercer Dick Hern Jean Hislop
1971 Sharpen Up Willie Carson Bernard van Cutsem Mimi van Cutsem
1972 Tudenham Jimmy Lindley Denys Smith Lionel Brook Holliday
1973 Habat Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Carlo Vittadini
1974 Steel Heart Lester Piggott Dermot Weld Ravi Tikkoo
1975 Hittite Glory Frankie Durr Scobie Breasley Ravi Tikkoo
1976 Tachypous Geoff Lewis Bruce Hobbs George Cambanis
1977 Formidable Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Peter Goulandris 1:11.20
1978 Junius Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Simon Fraser 1:11.00
1979 Known Fact Willie Carson Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 1:13.30
1980 Mattaboy Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong Ravi Tikkoo 1:11.37
1981 Cajun Lester Piggott Henry Cecil James Stone 1:16.49
1982 Diesis Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 1:13.36
1983 Creag-An-Sgor Steve Cauthen Charlie Nelson Mrs W. Tulloch 1:13.24
1984 Bassenthwaite Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Stavros Niarchos 1:13.58
1985 Stalker Joe Mercer Peter Walwyn Paddy Fetherston-Godley 1:12.12
1986 Mister Majestic Ray Cochrane Robert Williams David Johnson 1:13.75
1987 Gallic League Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Robert Sangster 1:13.95
1988 Mon Tresor Michael Roberts Ron Boss Pam Fitsall 1:12.27
1989 Balla Cove Steve Cauthen Ron Boss Harvey Cohen 1:11.04
1990 Lycius Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:10.14
1991 Rodrigo de Triano Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 1:11.11
1992 Zieten Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:11.28
1993 First Trump Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing 1:13.74
1994 Fard Willie Carson David Morley Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:11.36
1995 Royal Applause Walter Swinburn Barry Hills Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:11.14
1996 Bahamian Bounty Frankie Dettori David Loder Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:11.95
1997 Hayil Richard Hills David Morley Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:12.39
1998 Lujain Frankie Dettori David Loder Sheikh Mohammed 1:14.74
1999[b] Primo Valentino Pat Eddery Peter Harris Primo Donnas 1:12.83
2000 Minardi Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:12.75
2001 Johannesburg Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:11.73
2002 Oasis Dream Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:09.61
2003 Balmont [c] Pat Eddery Jeremy Noseda Sanford Robertson 1:10.68
2004 Ad Valorem Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:12.19
2005 Amadeus Wolf Neil Callan Kevin Ryan Duddy / McDonald 1:12.36
2006 Dutch Art Frankie Dettori Peter Chapple-Hyam Susan Roy 1:14.07
2007 Dark Angel Michael Hills Barry Hills Corbett / Wright 1:12.08
2008 Bushranger Johnny Murtagh David Wachman Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:09.56
2009 Awzaan Richard Hills Mark Johnston Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:10.11
2010 Dream Ahead William Buick David Simcock Khalifa Dasmal 1:14.28
2011 Crusade Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:10.75
2012 Reckless Abandon Gérald Mossé Clive Cox Deadman / Barrow 1:11.06
2013 Astaire Neil Callan Kevin Ryan Angie Bailey 1:12.33
2014 Charming Thought William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:13.01
2015 Shalaa Frankie Dettori John Gosden Al Shaqab Racing 1:11.92
2016 The Last Lion Joe Fanning Mark Johnston John Brown & Megan Dennis 1:12.13
2017 U S Navy Flag Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:12.44
2018 Ten Sovereigns Donnacha O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:10.04
2019 Earthlight Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 1:09.31
2020 Supremacy Adam Kirby Clive Cox Jason Goddard 1:09.73
  1. ^ The 1940 running took place at Nottingham
  2. ^ The 1999 race was run on the July Course at Newmarket
  3. ^ Three Valleys finished first in 2003, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2012 Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule" (PDF). breederscup.com. Retrieved 1 July 2012.

  • galopp-sieger.deMiddle Park Stakes (ex Middle Park Plate).
  • ifhaonline.orgInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Middle Park Stakes (2019).
  • pedigreequery.comMiddle Park Stakes – Newmarket.
  • Abelson, Edward; Tyrrel, John (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 197–200. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.