The Sagaro Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile 7 furlongs and 209 yards (3,209 metres) at Ascot in late April or early May.

Sagaro Stakes
Group 3 race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorLongines
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance1m 7f 209y (3,209 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 1 lb (4yo);
9 st 2 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since 31 August 2018
Purse£60,000 (2019)
1st: £34,026
Sagaro Stakes
2019
Silver, tassel on cap Light blue, orange epaulets Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
Dee Ex Bee Raymond Tusk Cleonte

HistoryEdit

The event was formerly known as the Paradise Stakes, and it was originally held at Hurst Park. For a period it was contested by three-year-olds over 1¼ miles.[1] It was later a race for older horses over 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 66 yards.[2]

The Paradise Stakes continued to be staged at Hurst Park until 1962. It was transferred to Ascot in 1963, and temporarily switched to Newbury in 1964.

The race was renamed the Sagaro Stakes in 1978.[3] It was named after Sagaro, the winner of Ascot's Gold Cup in each of the preceding three seasons.

The Sagaro Stakes was given Group 3 status in 1983. That year's edition was abandoned due to waterlogging, so it was first run as a Group race in 1984.[4]

Several winners of the Sagaro Stakes have won the Gold Cup in the same season. The most recent was Estimate in 2013.

The title Paradise Stakes is now assigned to a different race at Ascot, a 1-mile Listed event for older horses.[5]

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse since 1978 (2 wins):

  • Nicholas Bill – 1979, 1981
  • Teamster – 1990, 1991
  • Double Trigger1995, 1996
  • Orchestra Stall – 1997, 2000
  • Alcazar – 2003, 2005
  • Mizzou - 2015, 2016

Leading jockey since 1978 (4 wins):

  • Pat EdderyCastelnau (1982), Valuable Witness (1986), Teamster (1990, 1991)
  • Frankie Dettori - Al Mutahm (1992), Give Notice (2002), Colour Vision (2012), Tac De Boistron (2014)

Leading trainer since 1978 (6 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteShangamuzo (1978), Teamster (1990, 1991), Cover Up (2006), Patkai (2009), Estimate (2013)

Winners since 1978Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1978 Shangamuzo 5 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1979 Nicholas Bill 4 Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1980 Pragmatic 5 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton
1981 Nicholas Bill 6 Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1982 Castelnau 4 Pat Eddery Paul Cole
1983 no race [a]
1984 Gildoran 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1985 Longboat 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1986 Valuable Witness 6 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 3:47.41
1987 Sadeem 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 3:25.29
1988 Sergeyevich 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop 3:35.51
1989 Travel Mystery 6 Ray Cochrane Martin Pipe 3:31.07
1990 Teamster 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 3:35.58
1991 Teamster 5 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 3:42.19
1992 Al Mutahm 4 Frankie Dettori Jim Old 3:39.36
1993 Roll a Dollar 7 Brian Rouse David Elsworth 3:42.36
1994 Safety in Numbers 4 Kevin Darley Lady Herries 3:35.88
1995 Double Trigger 4 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 3:28.90
1996 Double Trigger 5 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 3:27.64
1997 Orchestra Stall 5 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 3:29.69
1998 Persian Punch [b] 5 Kieren Fallon David Elsworth 3:36.23
1999 Celeric 7 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 3:37.46
2000 Orchestra Stall 8 Kevin Darley John Dunlop 3:40.69
2001 Solo Mio [b] 7 Michael Kinane Amanda Perrett 3:23.75
2002 Give Notice 5 Frankie Dettori John Dunlop 3:39.19
2003 Alcazar 8 Micky Fenton Hughie Morrison 3:36.20
2004 Risk Seeker 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche 3:49.97
2005 Alcazar [c] 10 Micky Fenton Hughie Morrison 3:43.51
2006 Cover Up [c] 9 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 3:34.68
2007 Tungsten Strike 6 Darryll Holland Amanda Perrett 3:25.52
2008 Shipmaster 5 Richard Hughes Alan King 3:42.22
2009 Patkai 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:30.23
2010 Illustrious Blue 7 Jim Crowley William Knight 3:29.08
2011 Askar Tau 6 George Baker Marcus Tregoning 3:29.42
2012 Colour Vision [d] 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:21.50
2013 Estimate 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:28.32
2014 Tac De Boistron 7 Frankie Dettori Marco Botti 3:34.07
2015 Mizzou 4 William Buick Luca Cumani 3:24.12
2016 Mizzou 5 Andrea Atzeni Luca Cumani 3:30.40
2017 Sweet Selection 5 Silvestre de Sousa Hughie Morrison 3:30.23
2018 Torcedor 6 Colm O'Donoghue Jessica Harrington 3:36.51
2019 Dee Ex Bee 4 William Buick Mark Johnston 3:24.97
  1. ^ The 1983 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course
  2. ^ a b The 1998 and 2001 races were held at Newmarket
  3. ^ a b The 2005 and 2006 editions took place at Lingfield Park
  4. ^ The 2012 race was run at Kempton Park on an all-weather racetrack

Paradise StakesEdit

  • 1920: Comrade
  • 1922: Blandford
  • 1923: Portumna
  • 1924: Frater
  • 1925: Dignity
  • 1926: Legatee
  • 1927: Vanoc
  • 1928: Lodore
  • 1929: Horus
  • 1930: Rear Admiral
  • 1931: Hill Cat
  • 1932: Robber Chief
  • 1933: Town Crier
  • 1934: Wychwood Abbot
  • 1935: Whataday
  • 1936: Noble Turk
  • 1937: Lazybones
  • 1938: Knole Star
  • 1939: Time Step
  • 1948: Mombasa
  • 1949: Flush Royal
  • 1951: Kelling
  • 1955: Entente Cordiale
  • 1956: Nucleus
  • 1957: China Rock
  • 1958: Sway
  • 1959: Vacarme
  • 1960: Parthia
  • 1961: High Hat
  • 1962: Pinzon
  • 1963: Orchardist
  • 1964: Oakville
  • 1965: Anselmo
  • 1966: Vivat Rex
  • 1967: Mehari
  • 1968: Parbury
  • 1969: Fortissimo
  • 1970: Precipice Wood
  • 1971: Rock Roi
  • 1972: Erimo Hawk
  • 1973: Hakodate[a]
  • 1974: Proverb
  • 1975: Night in Town
  • 1976: Marco Ricci
  • 1977: Centrocon
  1. ^ The 1973 winner Hakodate was previously named Talleyrand

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1922 Paradise Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 29 April 1922. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  2. ^ "1958 Paradise Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 12 April 1958. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. ^ "1978 Sagaro Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 29 April 1978. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  4. ^ "1984 Sagaro Stakes". Glasgow Herald. 2 May 1984. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  5. ^ "2011 Paradise Stakes". racingpost.com. Retrieved 17 February 2013.