The Jockey Club Stakes is a Group 2 race for four-year-olds and upwards over a mile and a half at Newmarket. It typically takes place on the opening day of the Guineas Festival in late April/early May.
It is often the first run of the season for horses being aimed at the Coronation Cup at the Epsom Derby meeting. Phardante (1986, 1987) is the only dual winner of the Jockey Club Stakes while notable recent winners include Silver Patriarch (1999), Sixties Icon (2007) and Al Kazeem (2012).
Find out more about the Jockey Club Stakes:
- 1 Race Overview – Jockey Club Stakes
- 2 Jockey Club Stakes Odds 2023
- 3 Jockey Club Stakes Tips 2023
- 4 Jockey Club Stakes Previous Winners
- 5 Jockey Club Stakes 2023 Result
- 6 Famous Jockey Club Stakes Winners
- 7 Key Jockey Club Stakes Trials
- 8 Jockey Club Stakes Betting Trends
- 9 Jockey Club Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 10 Betting on the Jockey Club Stakes
- 11 Popular Questions
- 12 Summary of Jockey Club Stakes
- 13 Guineas Festival Related Posts
Race Overview – Jockey Club Stakes
The Jockey Club Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race for horses aged four and above annually in the United Kingdom.
It takes place in late April or early May on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs.
Check out our guides to all the other Group 2 horse races.
Jockey Club Stakes Odds 2023
The 2023 odds for the Jockey Club Stakes are:
These odds have not yet been released.
Jockey Club Stakes Tips 2023
We will release the Jockey Club 2023 tips as soon as we have them.
Some of the horses in the Jockey Club 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 horse racing tips on events taking place at Newmarket Racecourse, take a look at our Newmarket racecourse racing tips guide.
Jockey Club Stakes 2023 Result
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Famous Jockey Club Stakes Winners
The Jockey Club Stakes was first run over ten furlongs in 1894. The distance was extended to a mile and three-quarters in 1901 and later reduced to a mile and a half in 1962.
The great stayer Ardross won it in 1982, the winner of the Ascot Gold Cup in 1981 and 1982 and failing by only a head to win the 1982 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Phardante won it in consecutive seasons in 1986 and 1987 for Trainer Guy Harwood and jockey Greville Starkey.
Other high-class winners include St Leger winners Silver Patriarch (1999), Millenary (2001) and Sixties Icon (2007).
Al Kazeem was another top-class winner of this event in 2012 for Roger Charlton and James Doyle. His subsequent Group 1 victories included the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown in 2013. He also won the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh in 2013 and 2015 and retired with career earnings in excess of £1.5 million.
Key Jockey Club Stakes Trials
The Jockey Club Stakes is often the first start of the new season for potential Group 1 middle-distance horses. This often includes horses who ran well in the St Leger at Doncaster in their final race the previous season.
The John Porter Stakes at Newbury has produced three of the last eleven winners with two of them having been successful in that race. Five of the last eleven winners have contested the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot later in the season although only Universal (2013) was placed in that Group 1 contest.
Jockey Club Stakes Betting Trends
Five of the last eleven Jockey Club Stakes winners started favourite or joint-favourite; Jukebox Jury (2010), Dandino (2011), Seventh Heaven (2017), Defoe (2018) and Sir Ron Priestley (2021).
Three of the remaining winners featured in the first three in the betting and shock results are rare in this event. The longest-priced winner during that period was Communique at 12-1 for Mark Johnson and Silvestre de Sousa in 2019.
Four and five-year-olds have dominated this race. The only exceptions since Ardross won in 1982 were Sapience (1992) and Only Royale (1995), all three winning at the age of six.
The official rating of the winner has consistently been between 110 and 115. The only horse to fall below this mark in recent years was Communique (2019) on 108.
Jockey Club Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
Lester Piggott remains the most successful rider in the Jockey Club Stakes with seven victories between 1950 and 1982.
The late Pat Eddery won it six times, his last victory coming aboard Millenary for John Dunlop in 2001.
The leading trainer in the history of the race is Alex Taylor Jr. who won it 9 times between 1897 and 1927.
Sir Michael Stoute has won it seven times, his most recent success coming with Exosphere in 2016.
Mark Johnson has a good recent record with four victories in the last eight seasons.
Betting on the Jockey Club Stakes
The Jockey Club Stakes usually goes the way of a fancied runner with a field of five or less runners in six of the last eleven renewals. This trend looks set to continue and it could be a race to note for horses capable of stepping up to Group 1 company for the big meetings at Epsom and Royal Ascot.
What distance is the Jockey Club Stakes?
The Jockey Club Stakes is 1 mile and 4 furlongs long.
Where is the Jockey Club Stakes run?
Summary of Jockey Club Stakes
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