Middleton Stakes

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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.

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Middleton Stakes

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.

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Middleton Stakes Previous Winners

2013Dalkala4Christophe LemaireAlain de Royer-Dupré
2014Ambivalent5Andrea AtzeniRoger Varian
2015Secret Gesture5Andrea AtzeniRalph Beckett
2016Beautiful Romance4James DoyleSaeed bin Suroor
2017Blond Me5Oisin MurphyAndrew Balding
2018Coronet4Frankie DettoriJohn Gosden
2019Lah Ti Dar4Frankie DettoriJohn Gosden
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2021Queen Power5Silvestre de SousaSir Michael Stoute
2022Lilac Road4Tom MarquandWilliam Haggas
2023Free Wind5Frankie DettoriJohn 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.

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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Popular Questions

Where is the Middleton Stakes run?

The Middleton Stakes takes place at York Racecourse.

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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