The Henry II Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse event held in the United Kingdom for horses aged four and up.
The Henry II Stakes takes place on 23rd May 2024.
The Henry II Stakes is a Group 3 race for four-year-olds and upwards over two miles. It is run at Sandown Park in late May and is a recognised trial for the Ascot Gold Cup.
Notable past winners include Buckskin (1979), Ardross (1982), Drum Taps (1992), Double Trigger (1995, 1996) and Persian Punch (1997, 1998 and 2000).
This guide has all of the most recent tips, odds, and the option to view prior year’s winners. We hope you will enjoy it.
- 1 Race Overview – Henry II Stakes
- 2 Henry II Stakes 2023 Odds
- 3 Henry II Stakes 2023 Tips
- 4 What Happened In The 2023 Henry II Stakes
- 5 Henry II Stakes Previous Winners
- 6 Betting On The Henry II Stakes Group 3 Race
- 7 Famous Henry II Stakes Winners
- 8 Key Henry II Stakes Trials
- 9 Henry II Stakes Betting Trends
- 10 Henry II Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 11 Betting on the Henry II Stakes
- 12 Summary of the Henry II Stakes
- 13 Popular Questions
- 14 Related May Articles
- 15 Resources
- 16 Searches Associated With Henry II Stakes
Race Overview – Henry II Stakes
Henry II Stakes is held every year in late May in Sandown Park over a distance of 2 miles and 50 yards.
Henry II Stakes 2023 Odds
The Henry II Stakes 2023 odds are below:
These odds have not yet been released.
Henry II Stakes 2023 Tips
Our Henry II Stakes Tips are below:
- 2 points to win for TBC
- 1 point each way for TBC
Here is a list of today’s betting predictions for the Sandown Races from excellent wagerers who consider important data like the Sandown Park Draw Bias.
What Happened In The 2023 Henry II Stakes
Check out this previous result from Henry II Stakes:
Henry II Stakes Previous Winners
Take a look at the previous winners for the Henry II Stakes:
|1978||Smuggler||5||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||–|
|1979||Buckskin||6||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||–|
|1980||Billion||6||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||–|
|1981||no race 1981 [a]||–||–||–||–|
|1982||Ardross||6||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil||–|
|1983||Ore||5||Lester Piggott||Willie Musson||–|
|1984||Harly||4||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||–|
|1985||Destroyer||4||Simon Whitworth||Kim Brassey||–|
|1986||Longboat||5||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||3:37.83|
|1987||Saronicos||4||Tony Ives||Clive Brittain||3:30.47|
|1988||Primitive Rising||4||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||3:40.95|
|1989||Sadeem||6||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||3:29.93|
|1990||Teamster||4||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||3:33.88|
|1991||Top of the World||4||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||3:35.59|
|1992||Drum Taps||6||Frankie Dettori||Lord Huntingdon||3:32.75|
|1993||Brier Creek||4||Michael Roberts||John Gosden||3:39.64|
|1994||My Patriarch||4||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||3:38.34|
|1995||Double Trigger||4||Jason Weaver||Mark Johnston||3:33.01|
|1996||Double Trigger||5||Jason Weaver||Mark Johnston||3:41.15|
|1997||Persian Punch||4||Ray Cochrane||David Elsworth||3:35.15|
|1998||Persian Punch||5||Walter Swinburn||David Elsworth||3:35.58|
|1999||Arctic Owl||5||Ray Cochrane||James Fanshawe||3:33.18|
|2000||Persian Punch||7||Philip Robinson||David Elsworth||3:53.45|
|2001||Solo Mio||7||Michael Kinane||Amanda Perrett||3:37.43|
|2002||Akbar||6||Richard Hills||Mark Johnston||3:32.44|
|2003||Mr Dinos||4||Frankie Dettori||Paul Cole||3:30.50|
|2004||Papineau||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||3:34.17|
|2005||Fight Your Corner||6||Kerrin McEvoy||Saeed bin Suroor||3:38.77|
|2006||Tungsten Strike||5||Ryan Moore||Amanda Perrett||3:45.55|
|2007||Allegretto||4||Seb Sanders||Sir Michael Stoute||3:39.47|
|2008||Finalmente||6||Frankie Dettori||Simon Callaghan||3:54.30|
|2009||Geordieland||8||Shane Kelly||Jamie Osborne||3:30.07|
|2010||Akmal||4||Richard Hills||John Dunlop||3:37.92|
|2011||Blue Bajan||9||Daniel Tudhope||David O'Meara||3:41.33|
|2012||Opinion Poll||6||Frankie Dettori||Mahmood Al Zarooni||3:34.80|
|2013||Gloomy Sunday||4||Olivier Peslier||Christophe Ferland||3:44.57|
|2014||Brown Panther||6||Richard Kingscote||Tom Dascombe||3:47.94|
|2015||Vent De Force||4||Richard Hughes||Hughie Morrison||3:37.86|
|2016||Pallasator||7||Oisin Murphy||Sir Mark Prescott||3:43.12|
|2017||Big Orange||6||Frankie Dettori||Michael Bell||3:32.67|
|2018||Magic Circle||6||Fran Berry||Ian Williams||3:41.09|
|2019||Dee Ex Bee||4||Silvestre de Sousa||Mark Johnston||3:34.00|
|2020 [b]||Dashing Willoughby||4||Oisin Murphy||Andrew Balding||3:35.36|
|2021||Lismore||4||Jamie Spencer||Henry De Bromhead||3:50.22|
|2022||Quickthorn||5||Tom Marquand||Hughie Morrison||3:38.27|
|2023||Roberto Escobarr||6||Richard Kingscote||William Haggas||3:38.67|
Betting On The Henry II Stakes Group 3 Race
Betting stalls may be found around Sandown Racecourse, so putting a wager should not be difficult.
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Famous Henry II Stakes Winners
The Henry II Stakes was first run in 1963 with victory going to Gaul. The race was run as a Group 2 between 2002 and 2012 before reverting to Group 3 status. 1979 winner Buckskin was a top class stayer but victory in the Ascot Gold Cup eluded him, partly due to recurring health problems. He did manage to win the Prix du Cadran in his native France in 1997 and 1998.
1982 winner Ardross was a Champion Stayer, winning the Ascot Gold Cup in 1981 and 1982. He also won the Yorkshire Cup twice and the Doncaster Cup and was a close second in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Drum Taps (1992) also added the Ascot Gold Cup in 1992 and 1993 while popular stayer Double Trigger won this race in successive seasons in 1995 and 1996.
The only three-time winner of the Henry II Stakes was Persian Punch, a grand stayer trained by David Elsworth. He was famous for his tenacious front-running performances, winning here in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Other notable winners include Mr Dinos (2003), Papineau (2004) and Brown Panther (2014). The last horse to win this race and the Ascot Gold Cup in the same season was Big Orange in 2017. He held off the hot favourite Order of St George by a short-head. He then became the first horse in history to win the Goodwood Cup for three successive seasons.
Key Henry II Stakes Trials
Three of the last twelve winners of the Henry II Stakes had raced in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot on their previous start. One had been successful and two were placed. The winner of this race often goes to Royal Ascot next time for the Gold Cup. Seven of the last twelve ran at Ascot with only Big Orange winning both races. 2022 winner Quickthorn won the Prix Maurice de Nieuil at Longchamp on his next start.
Henry II Stakes Betting Trends
Seven of the last twelve Henry II Stakes winners started favourite. Big Orange (2017) and Dee Ex Bee (2019) were both odds-on, starting at 4-5 and 4-7 respectively. There have been a couple of surprise winners; Gloomy Sunday (2013) at 20-1 and Lismore (2021) at 14-1. Four-year-olds has won five of the last twelve renewals. The oldest winner in modern times was Geordieland (2009) at the age of eight.
Henry II Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
The most successful trainer in the history of the Henry II Stakes is Major Dick Hern with six winners. Mark Johnston trained the winner four times, most recently with Dee Ex Bee in 2019. Frankie Dettori leads the jockey stats with six victories, his last coming aboard Big Orange in 2017.
Betting on the Henry II Stakes
The Henry II Stakes is an established trial for the Royal Ascot Gold Cup, although the recent record of winners going to Ascot has been poor. Favourites have a good record here and shock results have been few and far between.
Summary of the Henry II Stakes
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The Henry II Stakes takes place on the same day as the Brigadier Gerard Stakes, National Stakes and Whitsun Cup.
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Where is the Henry II Stakes held?
The Henry II Stakes is held at Sandown Park.
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