The Flying Childers Stakes is held on Friday 15th September 2023.
The race attracts some of the fastest juveniles in training and several winners have gone on to become Group 1 sprinters.
Notable Flying Childers Stakes winners include Marwell (1980), Green Desert (1985), Paris House (1991) and Fleeting Spirit (2007).
Find out more about the Flying Childers Stakes:
- 1 Race Overview – The Flying Childers
- 2 Flying Childers Stakes Odds 2023
- 3 Flying Childers Stakes Tips 2023
- 4 Flying Childers Stakes Previous Winners
- 5 Flying Childers Stakes Previous Result
- 6 Famous Flying Childers Stakes Winners
- 7 Key Flying Childers Stakes Trials
- 8 Flying Childers Stakes Betting Trends
- 9 Flying Childers Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 10 Best Flying Childers Stakes Betting Sites
- 11 Flying Childers Stakes FAQ’s
- 12 Summary of Flying Childers Stakes
- 13 Resources
- 14 2023 Doncaster St Leger Festival Posts
- 15 Related September Articles
Race Overview – The Flying Childers
The Flying Childers Stakes is a two-year-old flat horse race in the United Kingdom. It takes place every year in September at Doncaster over the distance of 5 furlongs and 3 yards.
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Flying Childers Stakes Odds 2023
Here are the latest odds for the Flying Childers Stakes in 2023:
These odds have not yet been released.
Flying Childers Stakes Tips 2023
Here are some tips for Flying Childers Stakes in 2023:
- 2 points to win for Big Evs
- 1 point each way for Kylian
Some of the horses in the Flying Childers 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 racing tips on more races at Doncaster, check out our tips guide.
Flying Childers Stakes Previous Winners
Check out the previous winners below:
|1967||D'Urberville||Jimmy Lindley||Jeremy Tree||–|
|1968||Tower Walk||Taffy Thomas||Geoffrey Barling||–|
|1969||Tribal Chief||Lester Piggott||Brian Swift||1:02.00|
|1970||Mummy's Pet||Geoff Lewis||John Sutcliffe, Jr.||1:00.20|
|1971||Rose Dubarry||Tony Murray||Tom Waugh||0:58.10|
|1972||Marble Arch||Lester Piggott||Ted Curtin||1:02.80|
|1973||Gentle Thoughts||Lester Piggott||Ted Curtin||1:00.80|
|1974||Hot Spark||Lester Piggott||Dermot Weld||1:01.80|
|1975||Hittite Glory||Frankie Durr||Scobie Breasley||1:01.00|
|1976||Mandrake Major||Willie Carson||Denys Smith||1:02.80|
|1977||Music Maestro||Greville Starkey||Michael Stoute||1:02.50|
|1978||Devon Ditty||Greville Starkey||Harry Thomson Jones||1:01.80|
|1979||Abeer||Steve Cauthen||Jeremy Tree||–|
|1980||Marwell||Greville Starkey||Michael Stoute||1:01.40|
|1981||Peterhof||Edward Hide||Vincent O'Brien||–|
|1982||Kafu||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||–|
|1983||Superlative||Tony Ives||Bill O'Gorman||1:02.70|
|1984||Prince Sabo||John Reid||Brian Swift||1:00.60|
|1985||Green Desert||Lester Piggott||Michael Stoute||1:01.20|
|1986||Sizzling Melody||Richard Hills||Lord John FitzGerald||0:58.91|
|1987||Gallic League||Steve Cauthen||Barry Hills||1:00.48|
|1988||Shuttlecock Corner||Ray Cochrane||Paul Felgate||1:00.59|
|1989||no race [a]||–||–||–|
|1990||Distinctly North||Pat Eddery||Jack Berry||1:00.23|
|1991||Paris House||John Carroll||Jack Berry||1:00.19|
|1992||Poker Chip||Michael Hills||Ian Balding||1:00.56|
|1993||Imperial Bailiwick||John Williams||Mark Usher||1:00.44|
|1994||Raah Algharb||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:01.69|
|1995||Cayman Kai||Pat Eddery||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:01.01|
|1996||Easycall||Michael Tebbutt||Brian Meehan||1:00.08|
|1997||Land of Dreams||Darryll Holland||Mark Johnston||1:00.94|
|1998||Sheer Viking||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||0:59.94|
|1999||Mrs P||Pat Eddery||Linda Stubbs||1:00.25|
|2000||Superstar Leo||Michael Hills||William Haggas||0:59.32|
|2001||Saddad||Richard Hills||Sir Michael Stoute||0:59.94|
|2002||Wunders Dream||Micky Fenton||James Given||0:59.00|
|2003||Howick Falls||Frankie Dettori||David Loder||1:01.58|
|2004||Chateau Istana [b]||Seb Sanders||Nick Littmoden||1:00.36|
|2005||Godfrey Street||Ryan Moore||Richard Hannon Sr.||1:02.43|
|2006||Wi Dud [c]||Neil Callan||Kevin Ryan||0:58.39|
|2007||Fleeting Spirit||Frankie Dettori||Jeremy Noseda||0:58.46|
|2008||Madame Trop Vite||Ted Durcan||Kevin Ryan||1:00.22|
|2009||Sand Vixen||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||0:58.10|
|2010||Zebedee||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon Sr.||0:59.42|
|2011||Requinto||Wayne Lordan||David Wachman||0:59.23|
|2012||Sir Prancealot||Johnny Murtagh||Richard Hannon Sr.||0:59.47|
|2013||Green Door||Jim Crowley||Olly Stevens||0:59.94|
|2014||Beacon||William Buick||Richard Hannon Jr.||0:58.36|
|2015||Gutaifan||Frankie Dettori||Richard Hannon Jr.||0:58.04|
|2016||Ardad||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||0:59.19|
|2017||Heartache||Ryan Moore||Clive Cox||0:58.73|
|2018||Soldier's Call||Daniel Tudhope||Archie Watson||0:59.08|
|2019||A'ali||Frankie Dettori||Simon Crisford||0:59.35|
|2020||Ubettabelieveit||Rowan Scott||Nigel Tinkler||1:00.77|
|2021||Caturra||Adam Kirby||Clive Cox||0:58.58|
|2022||Trillium||Pat Dobbs||Richard Hannon Jr.||0:59.34|
|2023||Big Evs||Tom Marquand||Michael Appleby||0:59.89|
Flying Childers Stakes Previous Result
Check out this result from the Doncaster Racecourse:
Famous Flying Childers Stakes Winners
The Flying Childers Stakes was established in 1967 and is named after a locally bred racehorse and successful stallion.
The inaugural running was won by D’Urberville, trained by Jeremy Tree and ridden by Jimmy Lindley.
The race has been won by some top-class sprinters, one of the earliest being Mummy’s Pet. He won the Temple Stakes at Sandown and the Hyperion Stakes at Ascot and went on to sire champion racehorses in Great Britain and Ireland.
Lester Piggott rode four of the first eight winners of the Flying Childers; Tribal Chief (1969), Marble Arch (1972), Gentle Thoughts (1973) and Hot Spark (1974). 1975 winner Hittite Glory produced a 100-1 shock and later proved that it was no fluke by taking the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.
Devon Ditty (1978) was a brilliant juvenile filly, winning five consecutive races; Cherry Hinton Stakes, Princess Margaret Stakes, Lowther Stakes, Flying Childers Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes. She was trained for the 1000 Guineas as a three-year-old but did not stay and finished a creditable fifth. After contesting some top-class sprints without winning she was transferred to John Gosden in California where she won three times.
1980 winner Marwell also went on to win the Cheveley Park and, like Devon Ditty, failed to stay a mile when fourth in the 1000 Guineas. She successfully dropped back to sprinting to win the King’s Stand Stakes. Marwell then won the Group 1 July Stakes and the Prix de l’Abbaye.
Green Desert was yet another champion sprinter to emerge from the Flying Childers. He had enough class to finish runner-up to Dancing Brave in the 2000 Guineas and to Sure Blade in the St James’s Palace Stakes. He reverted to sprinting to win the July Cup and Haydock Sprint Cup. Recent winners worthy of note include Superstar Leo (2000) and Fleeting Spirit (2007).
Key Flying Childers Stakes Trials
The two most informative trials for the Flying Childers Stakes in recent seasons have been the Gimcrack Stakes at York and the Prix Morny at Deauville. Each of these races has supplied three of the last twelve winners, although only one of them had been placed.
Future targets for winners of the Flying Childers include the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Four of the last twelve winners headed to France for their next race but only Soldier’s Call (third in 2018) managed to feature. A’Ali (2019) and Ubettabelieveit (2020) ran in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with the latter finishing third.
None of the last twelve winners managed to win their next start as a juvenile.
Flying Childers Stakes Betting Trends
Four of the last twelve favourites have won the Flying Childers Stakes but only one of the last nine; Gutaifan in 2015. Zebedee (2010), Requinto (2011) and Sir Prancealot (2012) all started favourite, winning at 100-30 twice and 7-4 favourite respectively.
Hittite Glory (1975) remains the longest-priced winner in the history of the race but Ubettabelieveit produced a 40-1 shock in 2020. Green Door (2013) won at 18-1 for Olly Stevens and Jim Crowley so the race can still throw up the occasional surprise.
Green Door was the lowest rated winner in the same twelve-year period on 94. A rating of 101 or higher is normally required to win this, the highest officially rated winner in the same spell being Gutaifan on 114.
Flying Childers Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
Sir Michael Stoute is the leading trainer in the history of the Flying Childers Stakes with five winners. He first won it with Music Maestro (1977) and the struck with subsequent champion sprinters Marwell (1980) and Green Desert (1985). His fourth winner was Raah Algharb in 1994 and his most recent success came with Saddad in 2001.
Stoute trained one more winner than Richard Hannon Snr who last won it with Sir Prancealot in 2012. Richard Hannon Jnr has kept the family tradition going with back-to-back victories for Beacon (2014) and Gutaifan (2015).
Clive Cox has won it twice in the past five seasons with Heartache (2017) and Caturra (2021).
Frankie Dettori leads the all-time jockey stands with six winners; Howick Falls (2003), Fleeting Spirit (2007), Sand Vixen (2009), Gutaifan (2015), Ardad (2016) and A’Ali (2019).
Best Flying Childers Stakes Betting Sites
The Flying Childers Stakes is always fast and furious and has a good record for producing leading sprinters.
The race often attracts a strong field of ten or more runners with some good each-way betting opportunities. It can provide the occasional shock result the first three in the market have accounted for the majority of recent winners.
If you are looking to place a bet on the Flying Childers Stakes we recommend checking out the best horse racing websites UK and these other bookmakers:
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Flying Childers Stakes FAQ’s
How Can I Watch The Doncaster Flying Childers Stakes Race?
The best places to watch the Doncaster Flying Childers Stakes Race are:
- ITV Racing
- Sky Sports Racing
- Bet365 Sports Live Streaming
- Bookmakers with Live Streaming
As the Doncaster Flying Childers Stakes Race is broadcasted on ITV television the ITV Racing bet365 free bet promotion is going to be many of the horse racing punters’ number one betting offer for existing customers.
If you are abroad and looking to watch the race check out our guide on where to watch the horse racing events.
With ITV Racing featuring the Doncaster St Leger Festival races, the Flying Childers Stakes Race will be watched by millions live on television.
What Are the Important Facts About The Flying Childers Stakes Race?
Here are interesting facts about The Flying Childers Stakes Race:
- The Flying Childers Stakes is run at Doncaster Racecourse, South Yorkshire, England
- The Flying Childers Stakes prize money is £65,217
- The Flying Childers Stakes is for two-year-old racehorses only (2yo race)
- The Flying Childers Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain
- The Flying Childers Stakes distance is 5 furlongs and 3 yards
- The Flying Childers Stakes is held on the third day of Doncaster’s four-day St. Leger Festival
What distance is the Flying Childers Stakes?
The Flying Childers Stakes is 5 furlongs and 3 yards long.
Where is the Flying Childers Stakes held?
The Flying Childers Stakes is held at Doncaster Racecourse.
Summary of Flying Childers Stakes
We hope you enjoyed our guide to the Flying Childers.
It is one of the top races of the 2 year old season and often produces a top-class sprinter who goes on to have proven success at the top level.
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