Cheveley Park Stakes

The Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket is one of the top races of the season. The winner of this race often tops the official ratings and can go into the winter as the favourite for the 1000 Guineas.

The Cheveley Park Stakes is a Group 1 race hosted in the UK for horses aged two. It is run each year in September at Newmarket on the Rowley Mile with a distance of 6 furlongs.

This 2:25 pm race is part of The 3-Day Cambridgeshire Meeting. This race is hosted on Saturday 30th September 2023 at 14:25, this is Day 3 of the 3-Day Festival. Day 3 includes many other popular races such as the Cambridgeshire Handicap.

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Cheveley Park Stakes

The Race – The Cheveley Park Stakes

The Cheveley Park Stakes is a Group 1 race for two-year-old fillies over six furlongs.

It takes place on the third and final day of Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire meeting in late September.

The going can be quite changeable at this time of year so the form from Royal Ascot and Goodwood in the summer is not guaranteed to be upheld.

It often provides an interesting mixture of established Group 1 fillies and inexperienced but talented juveniles.

Famous Cheveley Park Stakes Winners & History

The Cheveley Park Stakes is named after the local estate in Newmarket and was first run in 1899 with victory going to Lutetia.

The first filly to win this race and go on to win the 1000 Guineas was Pretty Polly (1903-04). She went on to become only the fifth filly in history to win the British Fillies’ Triple Crown of 1000 Guineas, Epsom Oaks and Doncaster St Leger.

The first fillies’ Classic was also won by Cheveley Park winners Night Off (1964), Fleet (1966) and Humble Duty (1969), helping to establish the race as a classic trial in its own right.

1971 winner Waterloo continued the trend when going on to a rare Classic success for Yorkshire. She was trained by Bill Watts and ridden by “Cock o’ the North” Eddie Hide.

1976 winner Durtal is best remembered for a frightening incident before the Epsom Oaks the following season. She bolted on the way to the start, unseating Lester Piggott and crashing through a rail. Although she did eventually return to racing, she was soon retired to the paddocks where she produced dual Ascot Gold Cup winner Gildoran.

Ma Biche (1982) and Ravinella (1987) were two exceptional fillies trained in France by Criquette Head. Ma Biche defeated a high-class 1000 Guineas field that included subsequent Breeders’ Cup winner Royal Heroine and Horse of the Year Habibti. Ravinella won the English and French Guineas as a three-year-old.

Head would later win the Cheveley Park with Pas de Response (1996) and Special Duty (2009). The latter needed the help of the stewards to be handed the 1000 Guineas after being beaten a nose by disqualified 66-1 outsider Jacqueline Quest.

Clive Brittain trained 1992 winner Sayyedati who went on to win the 1000 Guineas and defeated the colts in the Prix Jacques le Marois. She also won the Sussex Stakes in 1995, a feat also achieved by 2020 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Alcohol Free.

Key Cheveley Park Stakes Trials

The Lowther Stakes at York has proved to be the best guide to the Cheveley Park in recent seasons. Ten of the last twelve Lowther wins have run here and three fillies won both races; Rosdhu Queen (2012), Tiggy Wiggy (2014) and Fairyland (2018). Two recent Cheveley Park winners had been placed in the Dick Poole Stakes at Salisbury.

Cheveley Park Stakes 2023 Odds

The odds for the Cheveley Park Stakes have not yet been released.

Cheveley Park Stakes Tips 2023

Our tips for the Cheveley Park Stakes are below:

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

Cheveley Park Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1971WaterlooEdward HideBill WattsSusan Stanley
1972JacinthJohn GortonBruce HobbsLady Butt
1973Gentle ThoughtsBill PyersTed CurtinNelson Bunker Hunt
1974Cry of TruthJohn GortonBruce HobbsPearl Lawson Johnston
1975PastyPat EdderyPeter WalwynPercival Williams
1976DurtalLester PiggottBarry HillsRobert Sangster
1977SookeraWally SwinburnDermot WeldRobert Sangster1:11.50
1978Devon DittyGreville StarkeyHarry Thomson JonesSir Edwin McAlpine1:21.10
1979Mrs PennyJohn MatthiasIan BaldingEric Kronfeld1:13.60
1980MarwellLester PiggottMichael StouteSir Edmund Loder1:12.74
1981WoodstreamPat EdderyVincent O'BrienRobert Sangster1:14.12
1982Ma BicheFreddy HeadCriquette HeadGhislaine Head1:14.63
1983DesirableSteve CauthenBarry HillsCatherine Corbett1:14.84
1984Park AppealDeclan GillespieJim BolgerPaddy Burns1:13.98
1985EmblaAngel CorderoLuca CumaniCharles St George1:12.52
1986Minstrella [a]John ReidCharlie NelsonNed Evans1:12.50
1987RavinellaGary W. MooreCriquette HeadEcurie Aland1:14.26
1988Pass the PeaceRichard QuinnPaul ColeBrian Bell1:11.88
1989Dead CertainCash AsmussenDavid ElsworthToby Marten1:14.47
1990CapricciosaJohn ReidVincent O'BrienRobert Sangster1:12.23
1991MarlingWalter SwinburnGeoff WraggSir Edmund Loder1:11.17
1992SayyedatiWalter SwinburnClive BrittainMohamed Obaida1:11.82
1993ProphecyPat EdderyJohn GosdenKhalid Abdullah1:14.68
1994Gay GallantaPat EdderyMichael StouteCheveley Park Stud1:11.08
1995Blue DusterMichael KinaneDavid LoderSheikh Mohammed1:12.78
1996Pas de ReponseFreddy HeadCriquette HeadWertheimer et Frère1:11.16
1997EmbassyKieren FallonDavid LoderSheikh Mohammed1:12.26
1998Wannabe GrandPat EdderyJeremy NosedaBruce McAllister1:12.40
1999[b]SeazunRichard QuinnMick ChannonJohn Breslin1:12.92
2000Regal RoseFrankie DettoriSir Michael StouteCheveley Park Stud1:13.75
2001Queen's LogicSteve DrowneMick ChannonJaber Abdullah1:12.34
2002AirwaveChris RutterHenry CandyHenry Candy & Partners1:10.72
2003Carry On KatieFrankie DettoriJeremy NosedaMohammed Rashid1:13.03
2004Magical RomanceRobert WinstonBrian MeehanCon Wilson1:12.61
2005Donna BliniMichael KinaneBrian MeehanJayne Cunningham1:10.88
2006Indian InkRichard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.Raymond Tooth1:14.81
2007NatagoraChristophe LemairePascal BaryStefan Friborg1:11.55
2008Serious AttitudeJimmy FortuneRae GuestWillis / Guest1:09.94
2009Special DutyStéphane PasquierCriquette Head-MaarekKhalid Abdullah1:10.38
2010HooraySeb SandersSir Mark PrescottCheveley Park Stud1:14.09
2011Lightening PearlJohnny MurtaghGer LyonsPearl Bloodstock Ltd1:11.23
2012Rosdhu QueenJohnny MurtaghWilliam HaggasClipper Logistics1:11.10
2013VordaOlivier PeslierPhilippe SogorbMohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani1:13.34
2014Tiggy WiggyRichard HughesRichard Hannon Jr.Potensis Ltd C Giles Merriebelle Stables1:11.40
2015LumiereWilliam BuickMark JohnstonHamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum1:11.98
2016Brave AnnaSeamie HeffernanAidan O'BrienEvie Stockwell1:11.92
2017ClemmieRyan MooreAidan O'BrienTabor / Smith / Magnier1:12.00
2018FairylandDonnacha O'BrienAidan O'BrienStockwell / Tabor / Smith1:10.13
2019MillisleShane FoleyJessica HarringtonStonethorn Stud Farms1:09.39
2020Alcohol FreeOisin MurphyAndrew BaldingJeff Smith1:10.00
2021TenebrismRyan MooreAidan O'BrienWesterberg / Coolmore / Merribelle Stables1:11.00
2022LezooWilliam BuickRalph BeckettMarc Chan & Andrew Rosen1:11.84

Cheveley Park Stakes Previous Result

Cheveley Park Stakes Betting Trends

Favourites have won seven of the last twenty renewals, the most recent being Clemmie in 2017.

Vorda (2013) and Tiggy Wiggy (2014) were also well-backed favourites with 9 of the last 12 winners coming from the first three in the betting.

Brave Anna (2016) provided a 25-1 shock for Aidan O’Brien in 2016 while 2021 winner Tenebrism started at 14-1 for the same stable.

Another relatively unfancied Irish-trained winner of the Cheveley Park was Jessica Harrington’s Millisle at 16-1 in 2019.

Cheveley Park Stakes Stats

Nine of the last twelve Cheveley Park winners had at least two previous victories, including at least one over six furlongs.

Eleven of the twelve had finished either first or second in their most recent race.

An official rating of 100 or higher is usually required to win this race.

The highest-rated filly to win the Cheveley Park in recent years was Tiggy Wiggy (117) in 2014.

Almost all of the last twenty winners had raced within the previous six weeks, although Tenebrism bucked that trend in 2021 having not raced since March.

Top Trainers and Jockeys of the Cheveley Park Stakes

Aidan O’Brien has joined Criquette Head and Alec Taylor (four winners between 1908 and 1924) in sharing the all-time record for the Cheveley Park. O’Brien’s winners have all come in the past six seasons; Brave Anna (2016), Clemmie (2017), Fairyland (2018) and Tenebrism (2021).

Nobody has come close to matching Sir Gordon Richards who rode a record nine Cheveley Park winners between 1928 and 1953.

Ryan Moore has ridden the winner twice in recent years with Clemmie (2017) and Tenebrism (2021).

Betting on the Cheveley Park Stakes

There is a strong ante-post market on the Cheveley Park Stakes but it does not really take shape until Newmarket week.

Aidan O’Brien has a good recent record and usually has several options, leaving his final selection until a couple of days before the race.

History suggests that the Lowther Stakes form at York is always worth a second look for this race.

Surprisingly, Alcohol Free is the only filly between 2010 and 2020 to win their next race after the Cheveley Park. She won the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury on her first run as a three-year-old. Rosdhu Queen (2012) and Tiggy Wiggy (2014) were both beaten in the Fred Darling. The last four fillies to go straight to the 1000 Guineas after winning the Cheveley Park were all beaten.

Popular Questions

How Can I Watch The Cheveley Park Stakes Race?

The best places to watch the Cheveley Park Stakes Race are:

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

With ITV Racing featuring the Newmarket races, the Cheveley Park Stakes Race will be watched by millions live on television.

What Are the Important Facts About The Cheveley Park Stakes Race?

Here are interesting facts about The Cheveley Park Stakes Race:

  • The Cheveley Park Stakes is run at Newmarket Racecourse, England
  • The Cheveley Park Stakes is for horses aged 2 only
  • The Cheveley Park Stakes is a Group 1 horse race in Great Britain
  • The Cheveley Park Stakes distance is 6 furlongs
  • The Cheveley Park Stakes is held on the third day of Newmarket’s three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting
  • The Cheveley Park Stakes is run on the same day as the Cambridgeshire Handicap

Summary of the Cheveley Park Stakes

The Cheveley Park Stakes is regarded as one of the key trials in establishing the favourite for the following year’s 1000 Guineas.

The recent record is modest as far as the first Classic is confirmed but there are still some useful clues for future big races.


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