Thoroughbred Stakes

The Thoroughbred Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds over a mile at the Glorious Goodwood Festival meeting.

The Thoroughbred Stakes is held on Friday 4th August 2023.

The winner of this race often goes on to compete at Group 1 level with notable past winners including Cape Cross (1997), Where Or When (2002) and Court Masterpiece.

The most famous winner of the Thoroughbred Stakes was Baaeed (2021) who went on to become the highest-rated racehorse in the world.

Find out more about the Thoroughbred Stakes:

Thoroughbred Stakes

Race Overview – The Thoroughbreds Stakes

The Thoroughbred Stakes is a flat horse race for three-year-olds. Every year in late July or early August, it is held at Goodwood over a one-mile course (1,609 metres).

Check out our guides to all the other Group 3 horse races.

Thoroughbred Stakes Odds 2023

Here are the latest odds for the Thoroughbred Stakes in 2023:

  • There is no open book of odds in the ante-post market for this event yet

Thoroughbred Stakes Tips 2023

Here are some tips for Thoroughbred Stakes in 2023:

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

Some of the horses in the Thoroughbred 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.

Thoroughbred Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1986Bronze OpalRobert WeaverToby Balding
1987Imperial FrontierRay CochraneLuca Cumani
1988LiteratiMichael HillsBarry Hills1:43.76
1989SabotageWalter SwinburnMichael Stoute1:41.21
1990ThakibWillie CarsonJohn Gosden1:38.68
1991FlashfootPat EdderyIan Balding1:41.02
1992River FallsJohn ReidRichard Hannon Sr.1:40.88
1993GabrWillie CarsonRobert Armstrong1:41.76
1994WijdanWillie CarsonDick Hern1:36.67
1995TamayazFrankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:38.58
1996HammersteinPat EdderyMichael Stoute1:36.89
1997Cape CrossFrankie DettoriJohn Gosden1:37.01
1998Great DaneKieren FallonHenry Cecil1:37.72
1999Slip StreamFrankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:38.53
2000AdilabadPat EdderySir Michael Stoute1:38.72
2001GogglesChris RutterHenry Candy1:39.87
2002Where Or WhenMichael KinaneTerry Mills1:37.05
2003Court MasterpieceJohnny MurtaghEd Dunlop1:38.38
2004Fong's ThongJimmy FortuneBrian Meehan1:37.81
2005Forward MoveRyan MooreRichard Hannon Sr.1:40.70
2006Prince of LightJoe FanningMark Johnston1:38.27
2007Dubai's TouchRoyston FfrenchMark Johnston1:37.20
2008River ProudRichard HughesPaul Cole1:38.29
2009ZacintoRyan MooreSir Michael Stoute1:41.30
2010Critical MomentMichael HillsBarry Hills1:38.16
2011NeebrasFrankie DettoriMahmood Al Zarooni1:38.08
2012(dh)ArchbishopTrumpet MajorFrankie DettoriRichard HughesBrian MeehanRichard Hannon Sr.1:37.53
2013MontiridgeRichard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.1:37.37
2014Wannabe YoursWilliam BuickJohn Gosden1:36.10
2015MalabarSilvestre de SousaMick Channon1:36.82
2016ThikriyaatPaul HanaganSir Michael Stoute1:38.16
2017Beat The BankRyan MooreAndrew Balding1:40.83
2018Regal RealityFrankie DettoriMichael Stoute1:36.79
2019Duke of HazzardP. J. McDonaldPaul Cole1:35.70
2020TilsitRyan MooreCharlie Hills1:40.46
2021BaaeedJim CrowleyWilliam Haggas1:41.20
2022RocchigianiTom MarquandPeter Schiergen1:38.10

Thoroughbred Stakes Previous Result

Famous Thoroughbred Stakes Winners

This race was originally run as the Surplice Stakes in 1986, acquiring its current title along with Listed status in 1998. It was elevated to Group 3 in 2012 and produced a dead-heat that year between Archbishop and Trumpet Major.

1997 winner Cape Cross had finished eighth in the 2000 Guineas for John Gosden and did not reach his peak until later in his career. He won the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in 1998 and the following year claimed the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Cape Cross became a successful stallion for Godolphin with his progeny including the winners of more than 20 Group 1 races worldwide.

2002 winner Where Or When had been competing at the highest level, finishing down the field in the 2000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby. He enjoyed a confidence-boosting win in this race and went on to lower the colours of Hawk Wing in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. He was the horse of a lifetime for Epsom trainer Terry Mills.

The race produced another subsequent Group 1 winner in 2003 when Court Masterpiece won for Ed Dunlop and Johnny Murtagh. He was particularly effective at Goodwood, winning the 2005 Lennox Stakes and the 2006 Sussex Stakes.

All previous winners of this race were put in the shade by the emergence of Baaeed in 2021. William Haggas trained the horse for the Shadwell Estate with their retained rider Jim Crowley on board. Starting 2-5 favourite, he trounced Chester Dee Stakes winner El Drama by six and a half lengths and already looked like a superstar in the making.

Group 1 victories followed in the Prix du Moulin (2021), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2021), Lockinge Stakes (2022), Queen Anne Stakes (2022), Sussex Stakes (2022) and International Stakes (2022). His International Stakes victory earned him an official rating of 135, just 1lb below Sea The Stars and 5lbs below Frankel.

Key Thoroughbred Stakes Trials

The key trial for this race is the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes at Newmarket. Duke Of Hazzard, Beat The Bank (2017), Montiridge (2013) and Baaeed (2021) had all been successful in that race before winning here.

The Jersey Stakes is another race worth looking at for form clues. Thikriyaat (2016) and Rocchigiani (2022) both ran in that Royal Ascot race on their previous outing.

The Joel Stakes at Newmarket has been the most popular choice for the winner’s next start. Beat The Bank won both races in 2017 while Wannabe Yours (2014) and Tilsit (2020) were both beaten at Newmarket. Baaeed stepped up successfully to Group 1 level on his next start, winning the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp.

Thoroughbred Stakes Betting Trends

Favourites have won five of the last ten renewals of the Thoroughbred Stakes. Baaeed (2021) was the shortest-priced winner at 2-5 with Montiridge (2013) also returning odds-on at 5-6. Thikriyaat (2016) at 9-4, Beat The Bank (2017) at 7-4 and Duke Of Hazzard (2019) at 3-1 were the other winning favourites.

Shock results have been few and far between in this race. The longest-priced winner during the same period was Tilsit (2020) who returned at 10-1. He had won his previous race by 19 lengths and owed his generous starting price to the disappointing odds-on favourite Khaloosy (4-7) who could finish only third.

Thoroughbred Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

Sir Michael Stoute leads the all-time trainer stats in this race with six winners; Sabotage (1989), Hammerstein (1996), Adilabad (2000), Zacinto (2009), Thikriyaat (2016) and Regal Reality (2018).

Richard Hannon Snr also enjoyed plenty of success here, winning it four times; River Falls (1992), Forward Move (2005), Trumpet Major (dh 2012) and Montiridge (2013).

Frankie Dettori leads the jockey standings with six victories; Tamayaz (1995), Cape Cross (1997), Slip Stream (1999), Neebras (2011), Archbishop (dh 2012) and Regal Reality (2018).

Betting on the Thoroughbred Stakes

The Thoroughbred Stakes is a fascinating race with some progressive three-year-olds looking to win a Group 3 before taking a step up the ladder.

The 2021 victory of Baaeed has raised the bar for this race. It may be a few years before we see another colt of his calibre but it is certainly a race worth following for the future.

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Summary of Thoroughbred Stakes

We hope you enjoyed our Thoroughbreds Stakes guide.

We have looked at previous winners, trends, the betting, tips and more.

Popular Questions

Where is the Thoroughbreds Stakes held?

The Thoroughbreds Stakes is held at Goodwood Racecourse.

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