The Coventry Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds over six furlongs at Royal Ascot.
It is regarded by many as the first major juvenile race of the season with the potential to produce a Classic winner.
Notable past winners include Mill Reef (1970), Chief Singer (1983), Henrythenavigator (2007) and Dawn Approach (2012).
Find out more about the Coventry Stakes:
- 1 Race Overview – The Coventry Stakes
- 2 Coventry Stakes 2023 Odds
- 3 Coventry Stakes Tips
- 4 Coventry Stakes Previous Winners
- 5 Coventry Stakes Previous Result
- 6 Famous Coventry Stakes Winners
- 7 Key Coventry Stakes Trials
- 8 Coventry Stakes Betting Trends
- 9 Coventry Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 10 Best Coventry Stakes Betting Sites
- 10.1 Tote Bet 5 Get 20
- 10.2 bet365 Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.3 Betfred Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.4 William Hill Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.5 Unibet Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.6 SkyBet Free Bet
- 10.7 Betfair Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.8 BetVictor Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.9 Coral Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.10 Ladbrokes Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.11 Parimatch Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.12 Paddy Power Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.13 Betway Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.14 BoyleSports Royal Ascot Offer
- 10.15 Virgin Bet Free Bet
- 10.16 Spreadex Free Bet
- 10.17 LiveScoreBet Free Bet
- 10.18 Mr Play Free Bet
- 11 Popular Questions
- 12 Summary of Coventry Stakes
- 13 2023 Royal Ascot Festival Posts
- 14 Resources
Race Overview – The Coventry Stakes
The Coventry Stakes is a flat horse race for two-year-olds contested in the United Kingdom. Every year in June, it is held at Ascot over a distance of 6 furlongs as part of the Royal Festival.
Check out our guides to all the other Group 2 horse races.
Coventry Stakes 2023 Odds
Here are the latest odds for the Coventry Stakes in June 2023:
These odds have not yet been released.
Here is the full list of betting odds at Ascot Races today.
Coventry Stakes Tips
Here are some tips for Coventry Stakes in June 2023:
- 2 points to win for TBC
- 1 point each way for TBC
Some of the horses in the Coventry 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.
For more racing tips on races at Ascot Course, look at our guide.
Coventry Stakes Previous Winners
Take a look at the previous winners from the Coventry Stakes:
|1967||Mark Royal||Scobie Breasley||P Norris|
|1968||Murrayfield||Geoff Lewis||Ian Balding||1:17.20|
|1969||Prince Tenderfoot||Bill Williamson||Paddy Prendergast||1:17.00|
|1970||Mill Reef||Geoff Lewis||Ian Balding||1:16.16|
|1971||Sun Prince||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||1:23.20|
|1972||Perdu||Jimmy Lindley||T Corbett||1:17.60|
|1973||Doleswood||Frankie Durr||Reg Akehurst||1:17.20|
|1974||Whip It Quick||Geoff Lewis||Bill Marshall||1:18.40|
|1975||Galway Bay||Lester Piggott||Ian Balding||1:17.20|
|1976||Cawston's Clown||Taffy Thomas||Neil Adam||1:17.00|
|1977||Solinus||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||1:18.90|
|1978||Lake City||Brian Taylor||Ryan Price||1:16.80|
|1979||Varingo||Brian Taylor||Ryan Price||1:15.50|
|1980||Recitation||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:18.20|
|1981||Red Sunset||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:16.30|
|1982||Horage||Pat Eddery||Matt McCormack||1:15.50|
|1983||Chief Singer||Ray Cochrane||Ron Sheather||1:16.00|
|1984||Primo Dominie||John Reid||Brian Swift||1:15.36|
|1985||Sure Blade||Brent Thomson||Barry Hills||1:14.83|
|1986||Cutting Blade||Cash Asmussen||Lester Piggott||1:17.14|
|1987||Always Fair||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:17.49|
|1988||High Estate||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:13.80|
|1989||Rock City||Willie Carson||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:15.02|
|1990||Mac's Imp||Alan Munro||Bill O'Gorman||1:15.69|
|1991||Dilum||Alan Munro||Paul Cole||1:15.99|
|1992||Petardia||Walter Swinburn||Geoff Wragg||1:13.95|
|1993||Stonehatch||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||1:18.15|
|1994||Sri Pekan||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||1:15.24|
|1995||Royal Applause||Walter Swinburn||Barry Hills||1:15.26|
|1996||Verglas||Willie Supple||Kevin Prendergast||1:14.34|
|1997||Harbour Master||Christy Roche||Aidan O'Brien||1:14.45|
|1998||Red Sea||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||1:17.58|
|1999||Fasliyev||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:14.59|
|2000||Cd Europe||Steve Drowne||Mick Channon||1:16.97|
|2001||Landseer||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||1:15.62|
|2002||Statue of Liberty||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:15.73|
|2003||Three Valleys||Richard Hughes||Roger Charlton||1:13.62|
|2004||Iceman||Kieren Fallon||John Gosden||1:14.83|
|2005||Red Clubs [a]||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:10.91|
|2006||Hellvelyn||Ted Durcan||Bryan Smart||1:14.51|
|2007||Henrythenavigator||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||1:12.46|
|2008||Art Connoisseur||Jamie Spencer||Michael Bell||1:13.59|
|2009||Canford Cliffs||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:13.64|
|2010||Strong Suit||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:14.29|
|2011||Power||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||1:13.55|
|2012||Dawn Approach||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||1:13.64|
|2013||War Command||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||1:12.86|
|2014||The Wow Signal||Frankie Dettori||John Quinn||1:12.99|
|2015||Buratino||William Buick||Mark Johnston||1:13.11|
|2016||Caravaggio||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||1:16.36|
|2017||Rajasinghe||Stevie Donohoe||Richard Spencer||1:12.39|
|2018||Calyx||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||1:13.51|
|2019||Arizona||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||1:13.02|
|2020||Nando Parrado||Adam Kirby||Clive Cox||1:15.21|
|2021||Berkshire Shadow||Oisin Murphy||Andrew Balding||1:13.55|
|2022||Bradsell||Hollie Doyle||Archie Watson||1:13.02|
|2023||River Tiber||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||1:15.49|
Coventry Stakes Previous Result
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Famous Coventry Stakes Winners
The Coventry Stakes was first run in 1890, named after the 9th Earl of Coventry. The race was upgraded from Group 3 to a Group 2 in 2004 and has a rich history of being won by high-class performers. None more so than the great Mill Reef (1970), trained by Ian Balding and ridden by Geoff Lewis.
Mill Reef’s most famous victories include the 1971 Epsom Derby, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. He was a contemporary of another legendary racehorse in Brigadier Gerard, his conqueror in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Chief Singer was a remarkable four lengths winner on his racecourse debut here in 1983. Trainer Ron Sheather knew he was something special after he comfortably gave weight and a beating to an older stable companion on the home gallops. The handsome black horse with the big white face proved a champion over six furlongs and a mile, winning the July Cup and the Sussex Stakes in 1984.
More recent top-class winners include Henrythenavigator (2007), Canford Cliffs (2009) and Dawn Approach (2012). Henrythenavigator completed the 2000 Guineas double in England and Ireland in 2008. He also won the St James’s Palace Stakes and the Sussex Stakes. Canford Cliffs was beaten in the Newmarket Guineas but won the Irish 2000 Guineas, St James’s Palace Stakes and Sussex Stakes. He won the Lockinge Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes in 2011 and was retired to stud after sustaining an injury when defeated by Frankel at Goodwood.
Dawn Approach was the most recent Coventry Stakes winner to go on to Classic success. He ended the season as the highest-rated juvenile colt in Europe after winning the Dewhurst Stakes. He was purchased by Godolphin and duly landed the 2000 Guineas before failing to stay in the Epsom Derby. He returned to a mile to win the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Key Coventry Stakes Trials
Coventry Stakes winners come from a wide variety of races.
Eleven of the last twelve winners had won on their previous outing, all having raced within the previous 32 days.
All but one had at least one victory to their credit.
Four of the last twelve Coventry Stakes winners won next time out. Five ran in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh with only Caravaggio (2016) winning. The Wow Signal (2014) won the Prix Morny at Deauville and Dawn Approach (2012) won the Vincent O’Brien Stakes at the Curragh.
Calyx (2018) did not reappear until May the following season when winning the Pavilion Stakes at Ascot.
Coventry Stakes Betting Trends
Favourites have a good record in the Coventry Stakes with five clear favourites and one joint-favourite successful in the past twelve years; Strong Suit (2010), Power (2011), The Wow Signal joint-favourite (2014), Caravaggio (2016), Calyx (2018) and Arizona (2019).
The race can produce the occasional shock result but the 150-1 victory of Nando Parrado (2020) was out of the blue. He was trained by Clive Cox and ridden by Adam Kirby and is the longest-priced winner ever at Royal Ascot. War Command (2013) was a 20-1 shot for Aidan O’Brien in 2013 while Rajasinghe (2017) and Berkshire Shadow (2021) returned at 11-1.
Coventry Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
Aidan O’Brien has won the Coventry Stakes on a record nine occasions; Harbour Master (1997), Fasiliyev (1999), Landseer (2001), Statue of Liberty (2002), Henrythenavigator (2007), Power (2011), War Command (2013), Caravaggio (2016) and Arizona (2019).
The leading jockey in the history of the race is Sir Gordon Richards who also won it nine times; Manitoba (1932), Medieval Knight (1933), Hairan (1934), Nasrullah (1942), Tudor Minstrel (1946), The Cobbler (1947), Palestine (1949) and King’s Beach (1951).
In more recent times, Richard Hughes won it three times with Three Valleys (2003), Canford Cliffs (2009) and Strong Suit (2010).
Ryan Moore claimed his third win in the race with Arizona (2019) following Power (2011) and Caravaggio (2016).
Betting on the Coventry Stakes
The Coventry Stakes is one of the most intriguing two-year-old races of the season. It features colts of enormous potential from the top yards in Britain and Ireland.
The winner will automatically earn quotes for the following season’s 2000 Guineas.
The market usually provides a good guide to the fancied runners and the form is worth following throughout the summer.
Best Coventry Stakes Betting Sites
Here are the most popular free bets for Coventry Stakes betting:
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How far is the Coventry Stakes?
The Coventry Stakes is 6 furlongs long.
Where is the Coventry Stakes held?
Summary of Coventry Stakes
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