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|Notable races||Sovereign Stakes|
Salisbury Racecourse is a flat racecourse in the United Kingdom featuring thoroughbred horse racing, 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Fifteen race meetings a year are held there between early May and mid-October.
There has been racing at the race course located three miles from Salisbury since the mid-16th century. Many great horses have won at the track, including Gimcrack (1768), Eclipse (1769), Sun Chariot (1941), Mill Reef (1970) and Brigadier Gerard (1970). Sir Percy, winner of the 2006 Derby, and Look Here, winner of the 2008 Oaks, had both won at Salisbury the previous year. Jockey Lester Piggott first rode in public at Salisbury when he was aged twelve; that was in 1948 when he was an apprentice jockey and weighed just five stone. American jockey Steve Cauthen made his British debut at the course in 1979 when he rode Marquee Universal to victory here.
About sixteen race meetings take place at Salisbury Racecourse each year between early May and mid-October. It is a downland flat-racing course with no jumps. There is a mix of race types with the majority being handicaps, where horses of similar ability race against each other, and maidens, where horses which have yet to win a race compete. The course is also renowned for its races for two-year-olds, and many of these young horses have gone on to achieve great things.
|June||Sunday||Cathedral Stakes||Flat||Listed||6f||3yo +|
|August||Wednesday||Upavon Fillies' Stakes||Flat||Listed||1m 1f 198y||3yo +|
|August||Thursday||Sovereign Stakes||Flat||Group 3||1m||3yo +|
|September||Thursday||Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes||Flat||Group 3||6f||2yo only f|
- Other races
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- "Racegoers Guide". Salisbury Racecourse. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
- Richard Edmondson (6 November 1998). "Racing: Cauthen finds bluegrass is greener". The Independent. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
- Whyte, James Christie (1840). History of the British turf, from the earliest period to the present day, Volume I. London: H. Colburn. p. 402. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- Salisbury Racecourse (Official website)
- Salisbury Racecourse Official Facebook Page
- Course guide on GG.COM
- Course guide on At The Races