The Middleton Fillies Stakes is a Group 2 race for fillies and mares aged four years and upwards over ten furlongs.
The Middleton Stakes is held on 16th May 2024.
This race will take place as part of the York Dante Festival.
Find out more about the Middleton Stakes:
- 1 Race Overview – The Middleton Stakes
- 2 Middleton Stakes 2024 Odds
- 3 Middleton Stakes 2024 Tips
- 4 Middleton Stakes Previous Winners
- 5 Famous Middleton Fillies Stakes Winners
- 6 Key Middleton Fillies Stakes Trials
- 7 Middleton Fillies Stakes Betting Trends
- 8 Middleton Fillies Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 9 Betting on the Middleton Fillies Stakes
- 10 Popular Questions
- 11 Summary of Middleton Stakes
- 12 Related York Dante Festival Posts
Race Overview – The Middleton Stakes
It takes place on the second day of the York Dante meeting in May. Notable recent winners include Sariska (2010), Midday (2011) and Coronet (2018).
The Middleton Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse event held in the United Kingdom for four-year-old fillies and mares.
It is run over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs, and 56 yards at York in May.
Middleton Stakes 2024 Odds
Here are the latest odds for the Middleton Stakes in May 2024:
These odds have not yet been released.
Middleton Stakes 2024 Tips
Here are some tips for Middleton Stakes in May 2024:
- 2 points to win for TBC
- 1 point each way for TBC
Some of the horses in the Middleton 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.
Middleton Stakes Previous Winners
|Alain de Royer-Dupré
|Saeed bin Suroor
|Lah Ti Dar
|no race 2020 [a]
|Silvestre de Sousa
|Sir Michael Stoute
|John and Thady Gosden
Famous Middleton Fillies Stakes Winners
The Middleton Fillies Stakes was first run in 1981 and was initially restricted to three-year-olds.
The inaugural running was won by Pipina, trained by Harry Wragg and ridden by Pat Eddery. The race was restricted to older fillies in 1997 and was promoted from Group 3 to Group 2 status in 2010.
1990 winner Hellenic went on to win the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot and later returned to the Knavesmire to win the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks. Sir Michael Stoute let her take her chance in the St Leger at Doncaster where she was just run out of it by Snurge. Promising Lead also won this race for Stoute, later adding the Pretty Polly Stakes.
In 2010 the Middleton was won by Sariska who had won the Epsom Oaks and was named European Champion Three-year-old filly in 2009. She also won the Irish Oaks before finishing second to Dar Re Mi in the Yorkshire Oaks.
Midday (2011) won the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood for three successive seasons from 2009 to 2011. She also won the Yorkshire Oaks, Prix Vermeille and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
John Gosden’s Coronet (2018) had won the Ribblesdale the previous season. She went on to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and Prix Jean Romanet.
Key Middleton Fillies Stakes Trials
The Middleton Fillies Stakes often features high class fillies and mares who have been competing at Group 1 level.
It has also been won by Classic winning filly Sariska and the globetrotting Midday.
It can be used as a prep race for the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks here later in the summer.
Middleton Fillies Stakes Betting Trends
Favourites have won four of the last nine renewals of the Middleton.
Dalkala (2013), Coronet (2018), Lah Ti Dar (2019) and Queen Power (2021) were the successful market leaders.
Lah Ti Dar was by far the shortest priced winner at 1-3.
The longest priced winner during the same spell was Blond Me at 11-1 in 2017, trained by Andrew Balding.
Four and five-year-olds dominate this race.
Middleton Fillies Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys
Sir Michael Stoute is the leading trainer in the history of the Middleton Fillies Stakes with seven winners; Nearctic Flame (1989), Hellenic (1990), Bathilde (1996), Zee Zee Top (2003), Promising Lead (2008), Crystal Capella (2009) and Queen Power (2021).
John Gosden has also enjoyed success here with three winners; Izzi Top (2012), Coronet (2018) and Lah Ti Dar (2019).
Pat Eddery shares the riding honours with Walter Swinburn on four winners apiece.
Betting on the Middleton Fillies Stakes
The Middleton Fillies Stakes is an interesting early season contest for older fillies and mares.
It usually features fillies who were just shy of Classic standard as three-year-olds and is a useful stepping-stone to Royal Ascot and beyond.
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Where is the Middleton Stakes run?
What distance is the Middleton Stakes?
The Middleton Stakes is 1 mile, 2 furlongs, and 56 yards long.
Summary of Middleton Stakes
Thank you for reading our Middleton Stakes guide.
It is a high-class race that has produced may great winners over the years.
Currently, the Middleton Stakes is held on day two of York’s three-day Dante Festival meeting. The Dante Stakes and this race are held on the same day.
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Check out our guides to all the other Group 2 horse races.
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