Challenge Stakes

The Challenge Stakes is a flat horse race for horses aged three and up to run in the United Kingdom.

The Challenge Stakes takes place on Friday 13th October 2023.

Every year in October, it is run over a course of 7 furlongs on the Rowley Mile in Newmarket.

Check out our guides to all the other Group 2 horse races.

Challenge Stakes

Challenge Stakes 2023 Odds

Here are the latest odds for the Challenge Stakes in September 2023:

Challenge Stakes
  • Date: Friday 7th of October 2022
  • Time: 15:00
  • Details: 8 Runners
Ever Given

Challenge Stakes Tips

Here are some tips for Challenge Stakes in September 2023:

  • 2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
  • 1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC

Some of the horses in the Challenge 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.

Challenge Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1977Boldboy7Willie CarsonDick Hern
1978Spence Bay3Joe MercerSeamus McGrath
1979Kris3Joe MercerHenry Cecil1:24.49
1980Moorestyle3Lester PiggottRobert Armstrong
1981Moorestyle4Lester PiggottRobert Armstrong
1982Noalcoholic5George DuffieldGavin Pritchard-Gordon
1983Salieri3Lester PiggottHenry Cecil
1984Brocade3Greville StarkeyGuy Harwood
1985Efisio3Willie CarsonJohn Dunlop
1986Lucky Ring4Willie CarsonDick Hern
1987Asteroid Field4Michael HillsBarry Hills1:33.94
1988Salse3Michael RobertsHenry Cecil1:27.04
1989Distant Relative3Michael HillsBarry Hills1:25.13
1990Sally Rous3Gary CarterGeoff Wragg1:25.42
1991Mystiko3Michael RobertsClive Brittain1:22.77
1992Selkirk4Ray CochraneIan Balding1:22.27
1993Catrail3Michael RobertsJohn Gosden1:27.92
1994Zieten4Frankie DettoriJohn Gosden1:25.89
1995Harayir3Willie CarsonDick Hern1:23.79
1996Charnwood Forest4Frankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:25.12
1997Kahal3Frankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:25.38
1998Decorated Hero6Olivier PeslierJohn Gosden1:25.76
1999Susu6Kieren FallonSir Michael Stoute1:24.20
2000Last Resort3Michael HillsBarry Hills1:26.34
2001Munir3Darryll HollandBarry Hills1:27.50
2002Nayyir4Eddie AhernGerard Butler1:22.69
2003Just James4Pat EdderyJeremy Noseda1:24.68
2004Firebreak5Frankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:27.22
2005Le Vie dei Colori5Gérald MosséLuca Cumani1:25.34
2006Sleeping Indian5Jimmy FortuneJohn Gosden1:26.16
2007Miss Lucifer3Michael HillsBarry Hills1:25.56
2008Stimulation3Darryll HollandHughie Morrison1:22.48
2009Arabian Gleam5Johnny MurtaghJeremy Noseda1:23.81
2010Red Jazz3Robert WinstonBarry Hills1:26.04
2011Strong Suit3Richard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.1:22.74
2012Fulbright3Joe FanningMark Johnston1:24.03
2013Fiesolana4Billy LeeWillie McCreery1:24.24
2014Here Comes When4Jim CrowleyAndrew Balding1:26.53
2015Cable Bay4Frankie DettoriCharlie Hills1:24.45
2016Aclaim3Frankie DettoriMartyn Meade1:23.92
2017Limato5Harry BentleyHenry Candy1:22.24
2018Limato6Harry BentleyHenry Candy1:24.87
2019Mustashry6Jim CrowleySir Michael Stoute1:24.91
2020Happy Power4Silvestre de SousaAndrew Balding1:25.11
2021Al Suhail4William BuickCharlie Appleby1:24.29
2022Pogo6William BuickCharles Hills1:23.83

Challenge Stakes Previous Result

Popular Questions

How Can I Watch The Challenge Stakes Race?

The best places to watch the Challenge Stakes Race are:

If you are abroad and want to see the race take a look at our guide on what channel to watch the horse racing events.

What Are the Important Facts About The Challenge Stakes Race?

Here are interesting facts about The Challenge Stakes Race:

  • The Challenge Stakes is run at Newmarket Racecourse, England
  • The Challenge Stakes prize money is £120,000
  • The Challenge Stakes is for horses aged 2
  • The Challenge Stakes is a Group 2 horse race in Great Britain
  • The Challenge Stakes distance is 7 furlongs

Summary of Challenge Stakes

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As the Founder of British Racecourses, I have a life-long passion for horse racing and have loved the sport as long as I can remember. I am also a keen racehorse owner and have worked in the gambling industry for several years. I set up British Racecourses with the desire to share my passion for racing with other like-minded people.