Brocklesby Stakes

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.

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Brocklesby Stakes

Race Overview – The Brocklesby Stakes

The Brocklesby Stakes is a two-year-old horse race held in Great Britain on flat conditions.

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 Brocklesby Stakes odds are listed below:

The odds for this race have not yet been released.

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

Many Brocklesby Stakes horses will race in more races throughout the years. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.

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Brocklesby Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
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
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2021 Chipotle Charles Bishop Eve Johnson Houghton
2022 Persian Force Rossa Ryan Richard Hannon Jr.

Brocklesby Stakes Previous Result

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

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