Dahlia Stakes

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The Dahlia Stakes is a Group 2 race over nine furlongs for fillies and mares aged four years and upwards. It takes place at the Newmarket Guineas Festival meeting in late April or early May.

The Dahlia Stakes takes place on the 5th of May 2024.

Heaven Sent (2008, 2009) is the only dual winner of the race while other notable winners include Dank (2013), Esoterique (2014) and Wuheida (2018).

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Dahlia Stakes

Race Overview – The Dahlia Stakes

The Dahlia Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse event for fillies and mares aged four and above.

It is always run over a distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket in late April or early May.

Dahlia Stakes 2024 Odds

Here are the latest odds for the Dahlia Stakes in May 2024:

  • There is no open book of odds in the ante-post market for this event yet

Dahlia Stakes Tips

Here are some tips for Dahlia Stakes in May 2024:

  • 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 Dahlia 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.

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Dahlia Stakes Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners for this race:

2013Dank4Ryan MooreSir Michael Stoute
2014Esoterique4Maxime GuyonAndré Fabre
2015Bragging4Ryan MooreMichael Stoute
2016Usherette4Mickael BarzalonaAndré Fabre
2017Somehow4Ryan MooreAidan O’Brien
2018Wuheida4William BuickCharlie Appleby
2019Worth Waiting4James DoyleDavid Lanigan
2020Terebellum[b]4Frankie DettoriJohn Gosden
2021Lady Bowthorpe5Kieran ShoemarkWilliam Jarvis
2022Dreamloper5Kieran ShoemarkEd Walker
2023Via Sistina5Jamie SpencerGeorge Boughey

Famous Dahlia Stakes Winners

The Dahlia Stakes is named after the brilliant mare who won the Irish Oaks (1973), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1973, 1974), York International (1974, 1975) and a host of other top races worldwide. The race was first run as a listed event in 1997 with victory going to Luca Cumani’s Balalaika. It was subsequently upgraded to Group 3 in 2004 and Group 2 in 2015.

Heaven Sent won the race for Cheveley Park, Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore in 2008 and 2009. 2013 winner Dank went on to enjoy great success aboard, taking the Beverly D Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. She retired with career earnings in excess of £1.4 million.

Andre Fabre won the race for France in 2014 with Esoterique. Her subsequent victories include the Prix Rothschild (2014), Prix Jacques Le Marois (2015) and Sun Chariot Stakes (2015). Wuheida (2018) was a previous winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, trained by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin.

Key Dahlia Stakes Trials

Ten of the last twelve winners of the Dahlia Stakes had already won at least once in Group race company.

Although there are no obvious trials for this race it may be worth noting that four of those twelve had also won at Newmarket previously.

Four of those fillies and mares went to Royal Ascot to contest the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes next time.

Usherette (2016) won both races while Izzi Top (2012) won the Middleton Stakes at York and Dreamloper (2022) won the Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp next time.

There have been four winning favourites in the last twelve renewals; Somehow (2017), Wuheida (2018), Terebellum (2020) and Via Sistina (2023).

All bar two of those twelve featured in the first three in the betting.

Shock results are rare with Lady Bowthorpe (2021) the longest priced winner at only 6-1.

Four-year-olds have the best record in this race, winning for eleven successive seasons before a run of three five-year-olds (2021-2023).

Dahlia Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore have been the Trainer and Jockey to follow in the Dahlia Stakes. They have both won it six times. Stoute’s winners; Echelon (2007), Heaven Sent (2008, 2009), Strawberrydaiquiri (2010), Dank (2013) and Bragging (2015). Moore’s winners; Heaven Sent (2008, 2009), Strawberrydaiquiri (2010), Dank (2013), Bragging (2015) and Somehow (2017).

Betting on the Dahlia Stakes

The Dahlia Stakes has been dominated by the first three in the betting so the form can be relied on here.

Sir Michael Stoute’s record speaks for itself, although his most recent win in the race was back in 2015. His entries are always worth noting

Dahlia Stakes Previous Result

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Popular Questions

How long is the Dahlia Stakes?

The Dahlia Stakes has a total distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong.

Where is the Dahlia Stakes run?

The Dahlia Stakes is run at the Rowley Mile at Newmarket Racecourse.

Summary of Dahlia Stakes

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