Temple Stakes

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Temple Stakes
Group 2 race
LocationHaydock Park
Haydock, England
Inaugurated1965
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteHaydock Park
Race information
Distance5f (1,006 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 4 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners*
* since August 31 last year
Purse£100,000 (2019)
1st: £56,710
Temple Stakes
2019
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Yellow, red triple diamond, armlets and cap Red, red cap, white spots
Battaash Alpha Delphini Mabs Cross

The Temple Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was established in 1965, and it was originally held at Sandown Park. It was transferred to its present venue in 2008.

The leading horses from the Temple Stakes often go on to compete in the King's Stand Stakes. The last to win both races in the same year was Profitable in 2016.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Mind Games – 1995, 1996
  • Kingsgate Native - 2010, 2013
  • Battaash - 2018, 2019

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Lester PiggottFalcon (1967), Raffingora (1970), Shoolerville (1972), Fearless Lad (1983)
  • Walter SwinburnPetorius (1984, dead-heat), Treasure Kay (1987), Dancing Dissident (1989), Elbio (1991)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteBlue Cashmere (1975), Petorius (1984, dead-heat), Dancing Dissident (1989), Snaadee (1992), Kingsgate Native (2010)

Winners since 1980[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1979 Double Form 4 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton
1980 Sharpo 3 Brian Rouse Jeremy Tree
1981 no race 1981 [a]
1982 Mummy's Game 3 Tony Ives Bill O'Gorman
1983 Fearless Lad 4 Lester Piggott Dick Peacock
1984
(dh)
Petorius
Reesh
3
3
Walter Swinburn
Taffy Thomas
Michael Stoute
Bill O'Gorman
1985 Never So Bold 5 Steve Cauthen Robert Armstrong 1:00.63
1986 Double Schwartz 5 Pat Eddery Charlie Nelson 1:02.00
1987 Treasure Kay 4 Walter Swinburn Peter Makin 1:00.45
1988 Handsome Sailor 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:00.88
1989 Dancing Dissident 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:00.28
1990 Dayjur 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:01.89
1991 Elbio 4 Walter Swinburn Peter Makin 0:59.87
1992 Snaadee 5 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 1:00.30
1993 Paris House 4 John Carroll Jack Berry 1:00.99
1994 Lochsong 6 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding 1:00.84
1995 Mind Games 3 John Carroll Jack Berry 1:00.10
1996 Mind Games 4 John Carroll Jack Berry 1:00.99
1997 Croft Pool 6 Gary Carter Jeremy Glover 1:01.55
1998 Bolshoi 6 Carl Lowther Jack Berry 1:01.94
1999 Tipsy Creek 5 Richard Hills Ben Hanbury 1:00.77
2000 Perryston View 8 John Reid Jeremy Glover 1:04.45
2001 Cassandra Go 5 Michael Roberts Geoff Wragg 1:00.63
2002 Kyllachy 4 Jamie Spencer Henry Candy 1:00.58
2003 Airwave 3 Dane O'Neill Henry Candy 1:00.33
2004 Night Prospector [b] 4 Johnny Murtagh Pip Payne 0:56.10
2005 Celtic Mill 7 Philip Robinson David Barker 1:00.06
2006 Reverence 5 Kevin Darley Eric Alston 1:02.10
2007 Sierra Vista 7 Paul Hanagan David Barker 1:01.02
2008 Fleeting Spirit 3 Ryan Moore Jeremy Noseda 0:57.15
2009 Look Busy 4 Slade O'Hara Alan Berry 1:04.03
2010 Kingsgate Native 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 0:58.92
2011 Sole Power 4 Keagan Latham Edward Lynam 0:57.67
2012 Bated Breath 5 George Baker Roger Charlton 0:56.39
2013 Kingsgate Native 8 Shane Kelly Robert Cowell 0:59.25
2014 Hot Streak 3 Oisin Murphy Kevin Ryan 1:00.15
2015 Pearl Secret 6 George Baker David Barron 1:00.36
2016 Profitable 4 Adam Kirby Clive Cox 0:59.40
2017 Priceless 4 Adam Kirby Clive Cox 0:57.55
2018 Battaash 4 Dane O'Neill Charles Hills 0:57.36
2019 Battaash 5 Jim Crowley Charles Hills 0:57.70
  1. ^ The 1981 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course
  2. ^ The 2004 race took place at Epsom. It was run without starting stalls, and it was hand-timed

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1965: Holborn
  • 1966: Polyfoto
  • 1967: Falcon
  • 1968: D'Urberville
  • 1969: Song
  • 1970: Raffingora
  • 1971: Mummy's Pet
  • 1972: Shoolerville
  • 1973: Saulingo
  • 1974: Bay Express
  • 1975: Blue Cashmere
  • 1976: Lochnager
  • 1977: Vilgora
  • 1978: Oscilight / Smarten Up [a]
  1. ^ The 1978 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post: