Famous Horse Races

Eclipse Stakes

Sandown Racecourse
A Brief History Of Eclipse Stakes
The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs and 7 yards (2,018 metres) at Sandown Park in early July.

It was first run in 1886 and is named after the great 18th century racehorse Eclipse. The race has been sponsored by English bookmaker Coral since 1976 and is the longest sponsorship in English horse racing. In 2006 their sponsorship of the race was extended to 2012.

The Eclipse is traditionally the race when the top horses from the classic generation (three-year-olds) meet older horses for the first time. It is a high quality race, and the ten furlong distance can attract both Newmarket and Epsom classic winners.
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Winner

Notnowcato
David Junior
Oratorio
Refuse to Bend
Falbrav
Hawk Wing
Medicean
Giant's Causeway
Compton Admiral
Daylami
Pilsudski
Halling
Halling
Ezzoud
Opera House
Kooyonga
Environment Friend
Elmaamul
Nashwan
Mtoto
Mtoto
Dancing Brave
Pebbles
Sadler's Wells
Solford
Kalaglow
Master Willie
Ela Mana Mou
Dickens Hill
Gunner B
Artaius
Wollow
Star Appeal
Coup de Feu
Scottish Rifle
Brigadier Gerard
Mill Reef
Connaught
Wolver Hollow
Royal Palace
Busted
Pieces of Eight
Canisbay
Ragusa
Khalkis
Henry the Seventh
St. Paddy
Javelot
Saint Crespin III
Ballymoss
Arctic Explorer
Tropique
Darius
King of the Tudors
Argur
Tulyar
Mystery IX
Flocon
Djeddah
Petition
Migoli
Gulf Stream
no race
Blue Peter
Pasch
Boswell
Rhodes Scholar
Windsor Lad
King Salmon
Loaningdale
Miracle
Caerleon
Rustom Pasha
Royal Minstrel
Fairway
Colorado
Coronach
Polyphontes
Polyphontes
Saltash
Golden Myth
Craig An Eran
Buchan
Buchan
no race
Hapsburg
Tracery
Prince Palatine
Swynford
Lemberg
Bayardo
Your Majesty
Lally
Llangibby
Val d'Or
Darley Dale
Ard Patrick
Cheers
Epsom Lad
Diamond Jubilee
Flying Fox
Velasquez
Persimmon
St. Frusquin
Le Justicier
Isinglass
Orme
Orme
Surefoot
no race
Ayrshire
Orbit
no race
Bendigo
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Jockey

Ryan Moore
Jamie Spencer
Kieren Fallon
Frankie Dettori
Darryll Holland
Michael Kinane
Kieren Fallon
George Duffield
Darryll Holland
Frankie Dettori
Michael Kinane
John Reid
Walter Swinburn
Walter Swinburn
Michael Kinane
Warren O'Connor
George Duffield
Willie Carson
Willie Carson
Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
Greville Starkey
Trainer

Sir Michael Stoute
Brian Meehan
Aidan O'Brien
Saeed bin Suroor
Luca Cumani
Aidan O'Brien
Sir Michael Stoute
Aidan O'Brien
Gerard Butler
Saeed bin Suroor
Michael Stoute
Saeed bin Suroor
Saeed bin Suroor
Michael Stoute
Michael Stoute
Michael Kauntze
Nigel Wright
Dick Hern
Dick Hern
Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart
Guy Harwood
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A & D de Rothschild
Roldvale Limited
Sue Magnier
Godolphin Stables
Scuderia Rencati
Sue Magnier
Cheveley Park Stud
Sue Magnier
Erik Penser
Godolphin Stables
Lord Weinstock
Godolphin Stables
Godolphin Stables
Maktoum Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed
Mitsuo Haga
Bill Gredley
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Ahmed Al Maktoum
Ahmed Al Maktoum
Khalid Abdulla
Time

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2:07.31
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2:10.83
2:07.61
2:04.63
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2:06.14
2:03.33
2:06.18