Cardinal Stakes

The Cardinal Stakes is a new listed race for three-year-olds at Chelmsford City over a mile.

It takes place in late March or early April and is the last of seven European Road to the Kentucky Derby series.

Horses earn points with the chance to qualify for the prestigious Kentucky Derby.

Find out more about the Cardinal Stakes:

Cardinal Stakes

Race Overview – The Cardinal Stakes

Three-year-old horses can compete in the flat horse race known as the Cardinal Stakes.

It is conducted at Chelmsford City over a mile-long course.

Cardinal Stakes 2023 Odds

The Cardinal Stakes odds are listed below:

The odds for this race have not yet been released.

Check out the betting odds at Chelmsford Races today.

Cardinal Stakes Tips

The Cardinal 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 Cardinal 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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Cardinal Stakes Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners for this race:

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
2019 Bye Bye Hong Kong Silvestre de Sousa Andrew Balding
2020 no race[a]
2021 Fundamental Robert Havlin John and Thady Gosden
2022 Dark Moon Rising Kevin Stott Kevin Ryan

Cardinal Stakes Previous Results

Check out the latest result from this race:

Famous Cardinal Stakes Winners

The inaugural running was won by Minister in 2019, trained by Andrew Balding and ridden by Silvestre de Sousa.

Aidan O’Brien sent two horses over for the race with U S S Michigan finishing fourth as the 15-8 favourite and Antilles (33-1) finished second. Minster won the Royal Windsor Stakes next time and was later gelded and sold to race in Australia.

U S S Michigan did manage to finish third in the Group 3 Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh while Antilles career-best came with a third in the Group 3 Diamond Stakes at Dundalk. The 2020 renewal was lost to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2021 race was won by John and Thady Gosden’s Fundamental. He finished runner-up in the listed King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket and also finished second in a valuable handicap at the same track.

The 2022 race was won by Dark Moon Rising who finished fourth in a similar event at Newcastle but lost his way after that.

Key Cardinal Stakes Trials

With only three previous races, there is insufficient data to form any conclusions on likely trials for this race.

The winners have all taken different routes, although so far only Minister has managed to win another race and that was in Australia.

Cardinal Stakes Betting Trends

Fundamental (2021) is the only winning favourite in the first three renewals.

Minister returned at 7-2 and Dark Moon Rising was the longest-priced winner at 6-1.

They were officially rated 104, 105 and 102 respectively.

Cardinal Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

The successful trainers have been Kevin Ryan, John & Thady Gosden and Andrew Balding.

The first three winning riders were Kevin Stott, Robert Havlin and Silvestre de Sousa.

Betting on the Cardinal Stakes

It is very early days but the jury is out on whether the Cardinal Stakes will become a permanent fixture.

The early winners have fallen well short of the class needed to have any sort of prospects of making it to the Kentucky Derby.

Summary of the Cardinal Stakes

Thank you for reading our Cardinal Stakes guide.

We have looked at odds, tips, history, stats and more, so you have all the information you need about this intriguing listed race.


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