Sovereign Stakes

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Sovereign Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Salisbury Racecourse
Salisbury, England
Inaugurated 2000
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totepool
Website Salisbury
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
colts and geldings
Weight 8 st 8 lb (3yo);
9 st 0 lb (4yo+)
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* after 2016
Purse £75,000(2016)
1st: £42,532
Sovereign Stakes
2017
Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow cap, royal blue spots Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Royal blue
Ballet Concerto Tabarrak Carry On Deryck

The Sovereign Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to colts and geldings aged three years or older. It is run at Salisbury over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event was established in 2000, replacing the Whitchurch Conditions Stakes, and it was initially classed at Listed level. It was promoted to its current status, Group 3, in 2004.

The Sovereign Stakes is one of Salisbury's two highest class races of the season, along with the Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (2 wins):

  • Dane O'Neill – Hopeful Light (2000), Umistim (2001)
  • Jimmy FortuneSide Glance (2011), Tullius (2012)
  • Ryan Moore - Ordnance Row (2008), Ballet Concerto (2017)

Leading trainer (3 wins):


Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
2000 Hopeful Light 3 Dane O'Neill John Gosden 1:43.21
2001 Umistim 4 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:40.97
2002 Priors Lodge 4 Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon Sr. 1:41.02
2003 Passing Glance 4 Martin Dwyer Andrew Balding 1:39.49
2004 Norse Dancer 4 John Egan David Elsworth 1:41.63
2005 Layman 3 Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor 1:38.29
2006 Belenus 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:41.39
2007 Pride of Nation 5 Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani 1:43.90
2008 Ordnance Row 5 Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. 1:44.24
2009 Mac Love 8 Michael Fenton Stef Liddiard 1:40.29
2010 Sea Lord 3 Kieren Fallon Mark Johnston 1:41.82
2011 Side Glance 4 Jimmy Fortune Andrew Balding 1:41.01
2012 Tullius 4 Jimmy Fortune Andrew Balding 1:41.84
2013 Afsare 6 Andrea Atzeni Luca Cumani 1:39.28
2014 Captain Cat 5 James Doyle Roger Charlton 1:41.45
2015 Kodi Bear 3 Gérald Mossé Clive Cox 1:40.58
2016 Zonderland 3 Oisin Murphy Clive Cox 1:40.35
2017 Ballet Concerto 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:42.49

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