The Aston Park Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race for horses aged four and higher that takes place in the United Kingdom.
The Aston Park Stakes is held on Saturday 20th May 2023.
The Aston Park Stakes is a Group 3 race for horses aged four and upwards over a mile and a half.
It takes place at Newbury in May and Crystal Ocean became the first dual winner in 2018 and 2019.
Other notable winners include Snurge (1991), Persian Punch (1997), Telescope (2015) and Hawkbill (2017).
Find out more about the Aston Park Stakes:
- 1 Race Overview – Aston Park Stakes
- 2 Aston Park Stakes 2023 Odds
- 3 Aston Park Stakes Tips
- 4 Aston Park Stakes Previous Winners
- 5 Aston Park Stakes Previous Results
- 6 Famous Aston Park Stakes Winners
- 7 Key Aston Park Stakes Trials
- 8 Aston Park Stakes Betting Trends
- 9 Aston Park Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 10 Betting on the Aston Park Stakes
- 11 Popular Questions
- 12 Summary of Aston Park Stakes
- 13 Related May Articles
- 14 Resources
Race Overview – Aston Park Stakes
At Newbury, Aston Park Stakes is run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs.
It used to be conducted every year in May over a distance of 1 mile 5 furlongs and 61 yards, but now it is held every year in May.
Aston Park Stakes 2023 Odds
Here are the latest odds for the Aston Park Stakes in May 2023:
Aston Park Stakes Tips
Here are some tips for Aston Park Stakes in May 2023:
- 2 points to win for YIBIR
- 1 point each way for HASKOY
Some of the horses in the Aston Park Stakes will run in other events later in the year. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.
Check out our guide for more racing tips on events at Newbury Races.
Aston Park Stakes Previous Winners
Check out the previous winners for the Aston Park Stakes:
|1988||Merce Cunningham||4||Willie Carson||Neil Graham||2:47.35|
|1989||Albadr||4||Michael Roberts||Robert Armstrong||2:47.83|
|1990||Sesame||5||Walter Swinburn||David Morley||2:48.87|
|1991||Snurge||4||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||2:54.15|
|1992||Endoli||5||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||2:45.15|
|1993||Brier Creek||4||Ray Cochrane||John Gosden||2:55.01|
|1994||Right Win||4||Pat Eddery||Richard Hannon Sr.||2:53.19|
|1995||Escarpment||4||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||2:47.26|
|1996||Election Day||4||Willie Carson||Michael Stoute||2:56.66|
|1997||Persian Punch||4||Ray Cochrane||David Elsworth||2:58.07|
|1998||Yorkshire||4||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||2:48.52|
|1999||Dark Shell||4||Olivier Peslier||Michael Stoute||2:56.05|
|2000||Sea Wave||5||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||2:50.23|
|2001||Water Jump||4||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||3:07.96|
|2002||High Pitched||4||Richard Quinn||Henry Cecil||2:50.68|
|2003||Gamut||4||Kieren Fallon||Michael Stoute||2:48.64|
|2004||The Whistling Teal||8||Darryll Holland||Geoff Wragg||2:48.97|
|2005||Wolfe Tone||4||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||2:48.96|
|2006||Distinction||7||Michael Kinane||Michael Stoute||3:03.45|
|2007||Peppertree Lane||4||Kevin Darley||Mark Johnston||2:52.03|
|2008||Tranquil Tiger||4||Ted Durcan||Henry Cecil||2:52.31|
|2009||Tastahil||5||Richard Hills||Barry Hills||2:52.42|
|2010||Claremont||4||William Buick||Mahmood Al Zarooni||2:50.90|
|2011||Drunken Sailor||6||Kieren Fallon||Luca Cumani||2:47.91|
|2012||Hawaafez||4||K T O'Neill||Marcus Tregoning||2:58.44|
|2013||Willing Foe||6||Silvestre De Sousa||Saeed bin Suroor||2:50.15|
|2014||Mount Athos||7||Jamie Spencer||Marco Botti||2:48.72|
|2015||Telescope||5||Ryan Moore||Michael Stoute||2:34.11|
|2016||Astronereus||5||Pat Dobbs||Amanda Perrett||2:38.41|
|2017||Hawkbill||4||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||2:42.75|
|2018||Crystal Ocean||4||Ryan Moore||Michael Stoute||2:35.69|
|2019||Crystal Ocean||5||Ryan Moore||Michael Stoute||2:33.78|
|–||no race 2020 [a]||–||–||–||–|
|2021||Al Aasy||4||Jim Crowley||William Haggas||2:39.11|
|2022||Ilaraab||5||Tom Marquand||William Haggas||2:30.55|
|2023||Haskoy||4||Frankie Dettori||Ralph Beckett||2:32.33|
Aston Park Stakes Previous Results
Take a look at the latest result from the Aston Park Stakes:
Famous Aston Park Stakes Winners
The Aston Park Stakes was over an extended mile and five furlongs until being shortened to a mile and a half in 2014. It had traditionally attracted St Leger horses from the previous season and potential Cup horses but the change in trip has put it on the radar for top middle-distance horses.
1991 winner Snurge won the St Leger in 1990 and he became something of a globetrotter for Trainer Paul Cole. His subsequent career wins included the Gran Premio di Milano (1991), Grand Prix de Deauville (1991, 1993) and the Canadian International Stakes (1992).
In 1997 the race was won by the popular stayer Persian Punch, trained by David Elsworth. He won 20 of his 63 races including the Henry II Stakes (1997, 1998, 2000) and the Jockey Club Cup (2000, 2002, 2003). He also won the Doncaster Cup and the Goodwood Cup twice but missed out on Ascot Gold Cup glory.
Sir Michael Stoute’s Telescope (2015) had missed the Derby as a three-year-old and produced a career-best to win the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot by seven lengths. He was later placed in Group 1 company including the King George and the decision was made to keep him in training at five. His six lengths win here promised much but he was retired after sustaining a tendon injury.
2017 winner Hawkbill was another top class performer, winning the Eclipse in 2016 and the Princess of Wales’s Stakes in 2017 for Godolphin. In his final season on the track Hawkbill won the Dubai City of Gold and the Sheema Classic, taking his career earnings to an incredible £3.54 million!
Key Aston Park Stakes Trials
The two key trials for this race in recent seasons have been the Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown and the John Porter Stakes at Newbury. Four of the last eleven winners ran in one of those races last time out, two winning the Gordon Richards and one taking the John Porter.
Three of the last eleven Aston Park winners ran in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot next time. Crystal Ocean won both races in 2018 and the following season he went on to take the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
Aston Park Stakes Betting Trends
Five of the last eleven winners started favourite; Telescope (2015), Hawkbill (2017), Crystal Ocean (2018, 2019) and Al Aasy (2021). Only two of those winners were not in the first three in the betting, the only surprise winner being Astronereus at 14-1 in 2016. Horses aged four and five have accounted for the last eight winners of this race. An official rating of 107 or higher is usually required to win here, Crystal Ocean being the highest rated winner in recent seasons on 125 in 2019.
Aston Park Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
Sir Michael Stoute has a fine record in this event with a record seven winners; Election Day (1996), Dark Shell (1999), Gamut (2003), Distinction (2006), Telescope (2015) and Crystal Ocean (2018, 2019). Ryan Moore was aboard the last three of those winners
Betting on the Aston Park Stakes
The Aston Park Stakes often sets up promising middle-distance horses for a successful campaign at a higher level. Shock results are rare and the form can be followed with confidence. Entries from the stable of Sir Michael Stoute are always worth noting.
Where does the Aston Park Stakes take place?
The Aston Park Stakes takes place at Newbury Racecourse.
What distance is the Aston Park Stakes?
The Aston Park Stakes is 1 mile and 4 furlongs long.
Summary of Aston Park Stakes
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The Aston Park Stakes, which had previously been held as a Listed race, was moved up from the 2016 running to Group 3 level. The race has been sponsored by Al Rayyan since the 2016 edition and is now known as the Al Rayyan Stakes.
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