Hambleton Stakes

The Hambleton Stakes is a handicap for four-year-olds and upwards over a mile.

The Hambleton Stakes takes place on Thursday 18th May 2023.

It takes place at the York Dante meeting in May. Notable past winners include True Panache (1989), Soviet Line (1994), Navajo Chief (2013, 2014) and Here Comes When (2017).

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Hambleton Stakes

Race Overview – Hambleton Stakes

The Hambleton Stakes is a flat handicap horse event held in the UK for horses aged four and above.

It is held each year in May at York across a distance of seven furlongs and 192 yards (1,584 metres).

Before 2018, it was raced as a listed handicap, but the British Horseracing Authority downgraded it to a handicap race.

Hambleton Stakes 2023 Odds

Here are the latest odds for the Hambleton Stakes in May 2023:

Hambleton Handicap
  • Date: Thursday 18th of May 2023
  • Time: 15:00
  • Details: 11 Runners York.
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Hambleton Stakes Tips

Here are some tips for Hambleton Stakes in May 2023:

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  • 1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC

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Hambleton Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer Time
1988Sharblask49-03Paul CookNick Vigors1:40.72
1989True Panache48-06Pat EdderyJeremy Tree1:36.14
1990Power Take Off48-11Steve CauthenPeter Makin1:37.35
1991Mellottie69-01John LoweMary Reveley1:39.54
1992Band On The Run58-11Richard QuinnBryan McMahon1:35.98
1993Risk Master48-09Richard HillsCon Horgan1:39.09
1994Soviet Line48-13Walter SwinburnMichael Stoute1:35.13
1995Jawaal58-07John ReidLady Herries1:38.91
1996First Island49-07Ray CochraneGeoff Wragg1:36.40
1997Centre Stalls49-07Richard QuinnFulke Johnson Houghton1:39.01
1998Ramooz59-07Pat EdderyBen Hanbury1:39.04
1999Sugarfoot59-04Michael KinaneNigel Tinkler1:40.64
2000Mayaro Bay48-11Richard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.1:37.27
2001Soviet Flash49-00Frankie DettoriEd Dunlop1:37.13
2002Sea Star48-11Richard QuinnHenry Cecil1:35.62
2003Funfair48-07Kieren FallonMichael Stoute1:36.44
2004Autumn Glory48-07Steve DrowneGeoff Wragg1:40.75
2005Quito89-07Tony CulhaneDavid Chapman1:27.21
2006Zero Tolerance69-01Jamie SpencerDavid Barron1:42.32
2007Blythe Knight78-09Graham GibbonsJohn Quinn1:38.77
2008Mia's Boy48-07Jimmy QuinnChris Dwyer1:37.41
2009Yamal49-01Frankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:39.23
2010Fareer49-01Richard HillsEd Dunlop1:36.42
2011St Moritz59-02Adrian NichollsDavid Nicholls1:37.23
2012Fury49-04Ryan MooreWilliam Haggas1:39.27
2013Navajo Chief69-01Michael MurphyAlan Jarvis1:39.64
2014Navajo Chief79-00Kieren FallonAlan Jarvis1:37.70
2015Alfred Hutchinson78-07Barry McHughGeoff Oldroyd1:36.96
2016Always Smile49-04James DoyleSaeed bin Suroor1:36.34
2017Here Comes When79-01Oisin MurphyAndrew Balding1:35.96
2018Afaak49-01Jim CrowleyCharles Hills1:36.84
2019What's The Story59-05Joe FanningKeith Dalgleish1:38.15
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2021Kynren79-02Connor BeasleyDavid Barron1:37.52
2022Cruyff Turn59-05David AllanTim Easterby1:36.71

Famous Hambleton Stakes Winners

The Hambleton Stakes is one of the most competitive mile handicaps of the flat racing season. It was formerly run with Listed status prior to BHA rule change, removing all handicap races from listed or Group race level.

True Panache won here in 1989 for Jeremy Tree and Pat Eddery. He gained his biggest career victory in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot. Popular handicappers Mellottie (1991) and Band On The Run (1992) both picked up this valuable prize. There have also been some high-class winners, none more so than Soviet Line (1994), trained by Michael Stoute and ridden by Walter Swinburn. He won the Hong Kong Bowl in 1994 and the Lockinge Stakes in 1995 and 1996. He then raced in the United States and was successful in several major handicaps.

The only dual winner of the Hambleton Stakes was Navajo Chief for Trainer Alan Jarvis in 2013 and 2014.

Here Comes When won here as a seven-year-old for Andrew Balding and later that season sprang a surprise in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

Key Hambleton Stakes Trials

The Hambleton Stakes usually attracts exposed handicappers that have featured in races like the Lincoln and the Cambridgeshire.

It is also on the radar for improving four-year-olds.

The winners of this race often have the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot on their agenda while several have gone to be competitive in Group race company.

Hambleton Stakes Betting Trends

Favourites have a poor recent record in this race.

Always Smile (2016) managed to win as the 8-1 co-favourite for Saeed bin Suroor but he is the only market leader to prevail in the last nine seasons.

Alfred Hutchinson (2015) was the longest-priced winner during that time at 20-1 while Navajo Chief returned at 12-1 and 15-2 for his two victories.

There have been some well-supported winners including Afaak (2018) at 9-2 and Kynren (2021) at 15-2.

There has been no obvious age bias with horses winning from ages four to seven in recent seasons.

Quito (2005) was the oldest winner to date at the age of eight.

Hambleton Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

There has been a wide spread of winning trainers and jockeys in the Hambleton Stakes.

Among those on the two-winner mark are Sir Michael Stoute, Saeed bin Suroor and Alan Jarvis.

The last twenty renewals have been won by different jockeys. Dual-winning jockeys include Richard Hills, Pat Eddery and Frankie Dettori.

Betting on the Hambleton Stakes

The Hambleton Stakes is a very competitive handicap and has proved particularly difficult for punters in recent seasons.

It can produce the occasional Group horse but more typically provides clues to the big mile handicaps later in the summer, notably the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot.

Hambleton Stakes Previous Result

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Popular Questions

Where is the Hambleton Stakes ran?

The Hambleton Stakes is held at York Racecourse.

Summary of Hambleton Stakes

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The Hambleton Stakes takes place on day 2 of the York Dante Festival which is the same day as the Dante Stakes, Middleton Fillies’ Stakes and the Westow Stakes.

It is one of the toughest handicaps of the season often producing a tight finish.

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