The Brocklesby Stakes is a conditions race for two-year-olds over five furlongs at Doncaster in late March.
It is traditionally the first juvenile race of the new turf flat racing season.
Notable past winners include Donovan, Provideo, Mind Games, The Last Lion and Persian Force.
Find out more about the Brocklesby Stakes:
- 1 Race Overview – The Brocklesby Stakes
- 2 Brocklesby Stakes 2023 Odds
- 3 Brocklesby Stakes Tips
- 4 Brocklesby Stakes Previous Winners
- 5 Brocklesby Stakes Previous Result
- 6 Famous Brocklesby Stakes Winners
- 7 Key Brocklesby Stakes Trials
- 8 Brocklesby Stakes Betting Trends
- 9 Brocklesby Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 10 Betting on the Brocklesby Stakes
- 11 Brocklesby Stakes Facts
- 12 Summary of the Brocklesby Stakes
- 13 Other March Related Articles
- 14 Resources
Race Overview – The Brocklesby Stakes
The Brocklesby Stakes is a two-year-old horse race held in Great Britain.
It is noteworthy because it serves as the British Flat Racing season’s customary first race for two-year-olds.
It is run over five furlongs.
Brocklesby Stakes 2023 Odds
The odds for this race will be listed below:
These odds have not yet been released.
Check out the betting odds at Doncaster Races today.
Brocklesby Stakes Tips
The Brocklesby Stakes tips are below:
2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC
Check out our Doncaster horse racing betting tips page if you are looking for more racing tips for events at Doncaster Racecourse.
Brocklesby Stakes Previous Winners
Check out the previous winners for this race:
|2013||Mick’s Yer Man||Ryan While||Bill Turner|
|2014||Cock Of The North||Matthew Hopkins||Scott Dixon|
|2015||Ravenhoe||Silvestre De Sousa||Mark Johnston|
|2016||The Last Lion||Franny Norton||Mark Johnston|
|2017 (1)||Santry||Neil Farley||Declan Carroll|
|2017 (2)||Requinto Dawn||Tony Hamilton||Richard Fahey|
|2018||Izzer||Charles Bishop||Mick Channon|
|2019||Show Me Show Me||Paul Hanagan||Richard Fahey|
|no race 2020 [c]|
|2021||Chipotle||Charles Bishop||Eve Johnson Houghton|
|2022||Persian Force||Rossa Ryan||Richard Hannon Jr.|
Brocklesby Stakes Previous Result
Check out the latest result from this race:
"He's absolutely trounced them!" ????
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) March 26, 2022
Famous Brocklesby Stakes Winners
The Brocklesby was first run in 1849 as an all-age twelve-furlong race run at Lincoln. It became a five-furlong race for two-year-olds in 1875 and produced a dual Classic winner in 1888. Donovan went on to win the Epsom Derby and the St Leger at Doncaster in 1889.
In modern times the race has produced some smart sprint winners over the years. Provideo was a prolific two-year-old winner trained by Bill O’Gorman. He set a new record for a juvenile in 1984 when winning sixteen of his twenty-four races including the Star Stakes at Sandown and the Champion Two-year-old Trophy at Ripon.
Mind Games (1994) was a high-class sprinter trained by Jack Berry while 2016 winner The Last Lion won the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. 2022 winner Persian Force also proved to be much better than an early season two-year-old. He was placed in three Group 1 races including the Prix Morny at Deauville. He was also a creditable fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf and was retired to stand at the Tally Ho Stud.
Key Brocklesby Stakes Trials
There are obviously no trials for the first two-year-old race of the new season. The winner sometimes runs at the Newmarket Craven meeting and it has produced a surprisingly high level of juvenile in recent seasons.
Brocklesby Stakes Betting Trends
There have been three winning favourites and one joint-favourite in the past ten seasons; Ravenhoe (2015) 7-2 joint-favourite, The Last Lion (2016) 4-5, Show Me Show Me (2019) 11-4 and Persian Force (2022) Evens.
The market is often a good guide to the chances of these unraced juveniles. The last winner to start at a double-figure price as Cock Of The North (2014) at 14-1. Chipotle (2021) was the next highest price over the same ten-year period at 8-1.
Brocklesby Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
Bryan McMahon trained the winner for three consecutive seasons from 1999 to 2001 with Seraphina, Nearly A Fool and Shuffling Kid.
Bill Turner always liked to have a speedy juvenile primed for the Brocklesby, winning it six times between 1996 and 2013; Indian Spark (1996), The Lord (2002), Spoof Master (2006), Sally’s Dilemma (2008), He’s So Cool (2011) and Mick’s Yer Man (2013).
In more recent seasons Richard Fahey has won it four times with Mister Hardy (2007), Chiswick Bey (2010), Requinto Dawn (2017) and Show Me Show Me (2019).
Paul Hanagan is among the leading jockeys in the race with three winners; Mister Hardy (2007), Chiswick Bey (2010) and Show Me Show Me (2019).
Betting on the Brocklesby Stakes
The Brocklesby Stakes has produced some decent two-year-olds over the years. The market is often a good guide to the leading contenders and shock results have been surprisingly rare.
Brocklesby Stakes Facts
- The Brocklesby Stakes is a flat horse race in the United Kingdom open to two-year-old thoroughbreds.
- It is run over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres) at Doncaster Racecourse, and it takes place annually in late March or early April.
Summary of the Brocklesby Stakes
Thank you for reading our Brocklesby Guide, we have looked at stats, betting and tips, so you have all the information you need, whether placing a bet or simply watching the race.
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