Ormonde Stakes

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The Ormonde Stakes is a Group 3 race for four-year-olds and upwards over an extended mile and five furlongs.

The Ormonde Stakes takes place on the 9th of May 2024.

It takes place on day 2 of the Chester May meeting and is often used as a prep race for the Coronation Cup at Epsom and the Cup races.

Notable past winners include Teenoso (1984), Harbinger (2010), St Nicholas Abbey (2011) and Brown Panther (2014).

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Ormonde Stakes

Race Overview – The Ormonde Stakes

The Ormonde Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race for horses aged four and higher annually in the United Kingdom.

It is run in May over a distance of 1 mile, 5 furlongs, and 84 yards at Chester.

Ormonde Stakes 2024 Odds

Here are the latest odds for the Ormonde Stakes in May 2024:

These odds have not yet been released.

Ormonde Stakes 2024 Tips

Here are some tips for Ormonde Stakes in May 2024:

  • 2 points to win for TBC
  • 1 point each way for TBC

Some of the horses in the Ormonde 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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Famous Ormonde Stakes Winners

The Ormonde Stakes is named after a locally-bred horse who won the English Triple Crown in 1886. His other career wins included the St James’s Palace Stakes, Champion Stakes and the Hardwicke Stakes. The race was originally run as a five-furlong event for juveniles but the current version was established in 1936.

There have been three dual winners of the race; Sovrango (1962, 1963), Shambo (1993, 1994) and St Expedit (2001, 2002). The 1984 renewal was won by 1983 Derby winner Teenoso, trained by Geoff Wragg and ridden by Pat Eddery. Teenoso had been ridden by Lester Piggott at Epsom the previous season and went on to win the 1984 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Harbinger was another top-class winner in 2010, trained by Sir Michael Stoute. He had always promised to be a Group 1 performer and he won the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot before producing a lifetime best in the King George. Harbinger won by 11 lengths in a new track record time but suffered a leg fracture on the gallops and was retired from racing.

2011 winner St Nicholas Abbey was an exceptional horse trained by Aidan O’Brien. He only ran once as a three-year-old when disappointing in the 2000 Guineas. He followed up his Ormonde win by landing the Coronation Cup at Epsom. He made the race his own with three consecutive victories and his other wins included the Breeders Cup Turf (2011) and Dubai Sheema Classic (2013).

In 2014 the race was won by popular stayer Brown Panther, owned by former England footballer Michael Owen. The gelding had won the Goodwood Cup in 2013 and added the Irish St Leger in 2014. He achieved his biggest victory in the 2015 Dubai Gold Cup but was fatally injured when attempting a second Irish Leger success later that season.

Ormonde Stakes Previous Winners

Here are the previous winners for the Ormonde Stakes.

2013Mount Athos6Jamie SpencerLuca Cumani
2014Brown Panther6Richard KingscoteTom Dascombe
2015Clever Cookie7Graham LeePeter Niven
2016Dartmouth4Ryan MooreMichael Stoute
2017Western Hynm6Frankie DettoriJohn Gosden
2018Idaho5Ryan MooreAidan O’Brien
2019Morando6Silvestre de SousaAndrew Balding
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2021Japan5Ryan MooreAidan O’Brien
2022Hamish6Tom MarquandWilliam Haggas
2023Hamish7Tom MarquandWilliam Haggas

Ormonde Stakes Previous Result

Check out this result on the Chester Racing Track:

Key Ormonde Stakes Trials

The Ormonde Stakes can attract horses that have been contesting the staying Classic races in the past, notably the St Leger.

This race is also a possible starting point for horses that are being considered for a tilt at the Ascot Gold Cup.

Four of the last eleven winners ran in the Coronation Cup at Epsom next time, although St Nicholas Abbey (2011) was the last horse to win both races.

The Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot was the next target for four of the other winners with Dartmouth completing the double for Her Majesty The Queen in 2016. B

rown Panther (2014) won the Henry II Stakes at Sandown next time while Clever Cookie (2015) won the Grand Cup at York.

Small fields are the order of the day in the Ormonde Stakes and it has attracted no more than 9 runners in the past eleven renewals. This is reflected in the odds of the winners with four favourites and six second favourites.

The only surprise winner during recent years was 8-1 chance Clever Cookie in 2015.

The biggest shock in the history of the race was Rod Simpson’s Brunico defeating The Aga Khan’s Shardari back in 1986, although that did occur in bottomless ground.

The oldest winner of the race was The Whistling Teal who was successful as a ten-year-old in 2006.

Dartmouth was the only four-year-old to win the race since 2012 with horses aged five and six doing best in recent years.

All but one of the last eleven winners had won at least once in Group race company.

Only three of those eleven had raced during the current campaign.

Ormonde Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

The leading trainer in the history of the Ormonde Stakes is Sir Michael Stoute with six winners; Saddlers Hall (1992), Zilzal Zamaan (1995), Daliapour (2000), Ask (2007), Harbinger (2010) and Dartmouth (2016).

Aidan O’Brien moved to within one of that total when Japan provided him with a fifth success in the race in 2021. O’Brien’s previous winners were Macarthur (2008), St Nicholas Abbey (2011), Memphis Tennessee (2012) and Idaho (2018).

Trainer Geoff Wragg won the race four times in a six-year spell between 2001 and 2006 including twice with St Expedit.

Three jockeys currently share the honours as leading rider in the race with five victories; Lester Piggott, Pat Eddery and Ryan Moore. The latter joined his illustrious predecessors when partnering Japan to victory. His previous successes came aboard Harbinger (2010), St Nicholas Abbey (2011), Dartmouth (2016) and Idaho (2018).

Betting on the Ormonde Stakes

The Ormonde Stakes has been dominated by the first and second favourites and class is the key here.

This is a useful stepping-stone to bigger prizes at Epsom and Royal Ascot and is certainly on the radar for Aidan O’Brien as his closes in on Sir Michael Stoute’s record in the race.

Popular Questions

What distance is the Ormonde Stakes?

The Ormonde Stakes is 1 mile, 5 furlongs, and 84 yards.

Where is the Ormonde Stakes held?

The Ormonde Stakes is held at Chester Racecourse.

Summary of Ormonde Stakes

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