Sandown Racecourse History

In the 19th century racing was staged at Hampton in the Sunbury-on-Thames area of London, although the course was not enclosed which made it difficult to control and even more difficult to make it pay. The Jockey Club were reluctant to allow the course to continue once safety became an issue, opening up the chance for other courses in the area to develop. Two such courses were Hurst Park and Kempton Park, but arguably the most successful of them all was Sandown Park. The first meeting to take place on this closed park course, where an admission charge of half a crown was made, was on Thursday 22nd April 1875. The opening race, the Trial Stakes, was won by Mr T Smith’s Sivori, with the full result shown below. Although the crowd was lower than had been anticipated because of inclement weather, this did not deter Hwfa Williams, Sir Wilfred Brett and General Owen Williams from celebrating the realisation of their dream to create a magnificent, enclosed course on the outskirts of London. They even constructed a Royal Box for the use of the Prince of Wales. The ever ambitious Hwfa Williams sought to expand interest in Sandown when he invited the Household Brigade to host a meeting in 1876. The first Eclipse Stakes, a £10,000 race supported by Leopold de Rothschild, was run in 1886 when won by Bendigo, beating the Derby winner St Gatien. At this time the Derby was only worth £4,600, which indicates the importance of the Eclipse Stakes. In 1887 the Prince of Wales won the Grand Military Gold Cup with Hohenlinden, while in 1900 Diamond Jubilee provided the Prince of Wales with another Eclipse success. Racing ceased between 1914 and 1918 during the First World War when the ground was used for agricultural purposes, and closed again between 1939 and 1945 when used as a training ground for the Welsh Guards. Sandown became famous in 1947 as the first racecourse to have a race shown live on television. The course closed in 1972 for refurbishment and rebuilding work immediately after Brigadier Gerard triumphed in the Eclipse Stakes, but reopened in 1973. The course launched the Whitbread Gold Cup in 1957 and the Tingle Creek Chase, named after the speedy chaser who won at Sandown many times in the 1970s. The Queen Mother and Lord Oaksey made frequent visits to the course and hinted that this was their favourite course. In the same way that many Aintree fences are known the world over, so the group of railway fences and the Pond fence have built up a similar reputation. Currently the course hosts 26 fixtures annually.
Thursday 22nd April 1875
The Trial Stakes over a mile

1. Sivori, 3 year old owned by Mr T Smith and ridden by Rossiter
2. Boatman, 5 year old owned by Mr Mumford and ridden by Newhouse
3. Miss Jeffery, 3 year old owned by Mr G Jarvis and ridden by J Jarvis

Sandown Park continues to thrive today, whereas nearby Croydon closed its gates for the final time in 1890.

Racing first took place in the Surrey town of Croydon on Croydon Common in 1841, although there was then a lapse before a more formal period of racing began in 1860. The first 2 day meeting was staged on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December 1860 when the Railway Stakes saw Harlequin beat Surprise, the Croydon Stand Plate went to Red Rover, and the Metropolitan to Johnny. The oval course was a mile and three furlongs in circumference, slightly downhill from the mile to 6 furlong marker, but then with an incline leading up to the winning post.  Steeplechase and Flat meetings took place for the next 30 years, although they were often blighted by the weather. In 1867, and again in 1869, meetings had to be constantly postponed due to snow and frost. The final 2 day meeting was held on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th October 1890.

Wednesday 15th October 1890
The Welter Handicap over a mile
1. Lamprey owned by Mr W Heasman
2. Jarretieres owned by Mr J McKenna
3. Sobriety owned by Mr T S Starkey

I am grateful to Ordnance Survey (© Crown Copyright) for permission to use the 1945 map shown below.
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The newspaper extract below reports on the inaugural meeting held at Sandown Park on Thursday 22nd April 1875 and is shown courtesy of Bell's Life and the Sporting Chronicle and the British Newspaper Online.

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Starting in 1875, J.R.GAUNT & SON LTD in Montreal, Canada and London, Great Britain produced metalwork. (Tokens, badges, buttons) for police, railroad, military and other Governmental and private agencies on custom die stamps. After the initial production run the die was placed in the factory inventory, most of the older ones are over 100 years old. A few years ago these rusted dies were sold as scrap metal; some were salvaged displaying a number of different designs, the one show above being one of them. Made of solid steel with a raised relief, this die stamp is pictured beside a penny for size comparison; the penny is about 18mm across. The die stamp shown above reads ‘Sandown Park Season Pass Badge 1905’, this is the first production die in a series of two for that year, the image of the horse having not been applied or embossed yet. This is known as a hub die, a positive die or right reading die, used for the making of the working press dies. In brief: A design is engraved into this solid steel plate or round and then hardened by heat treatment. This hub die (the positive) is then pressed into the end of specially prepared steel cylinders to form a (negative) impression. That steel cylinder then becomes the stamping die which presses out the insignia. The hub die is actually a master die from which numerous stamping dies can be made. The hub dies were maintained in inventory when the production run was completed as they could always be used to manufacture more working press dies. As such, these are probably the only remnants from the original insignia / button production run.

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The front cover/ principal races from this rare racecard are provided courtesy of the Robert Shaw collection.

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The rare handbill shown below is provided courtesy of the Robert Shaw collection.

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1903 Ladies 1904 Member 1904 Ladies 1904 Member 1905 Member

The Eclipse Stakes is arguably the most important Group 1 race staged at Sandown Park which is contested over 1 mile 2 furlongs and 7 yards. It is named after the spectacular 18th century racehorse Eclipse and has been run since 1886. Full details of all winners are shown below:-
1886 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Bendigo (6/4 fav), owned by Mr H T Barclay, trained by Charles Jousiffe and ridden by Tom Cannon Senior 12 ran

1906 Ladies 1906 Member 1907 Member 1907 Member 1907 Ladies

1887 The Eclipse Stakes was not staged
1888 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Orbit (9/4 fav), owned by the 1st Duke of Westminster, trained by John Porter and ridden by Tom Cannon Senior 13 ran

1908 Member 1908 Ladies 1908 Member 1909 Member 1909 Ladies

1889 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Ayrshire (4/5 fav), owned by the 6th Duke of Portland, trained by George Dawson and ridden by Fred Barrett 6 ran
1890 The Eclipse Stakes was not staged

1909 Member 1910 Member 1910 Ladies 1910 Member 1911 Pair

1891 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Surefoot (100/8), owned by Mr A W Merry, trained by G Moore and ridden by John Liddiard 9 ran
1892 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Orme (5/4 fav), owned by the 1st Duke of Westminster, trained by John Porter and ridden by George Barrett 7 ran

1912 Pair 1913 Member 1913 Ladies 1913 Member 1914 Ladies

1893 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Orme (2/1), owned by the 1st Duke of Westminster, trained by John Porter and ridden by Mornington Cannon 5 ran
1894 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Isinglass (4/5 fav), owned by Harry McCalmont, trained by James Jewitt and ridden by Tommy Loates 7 ran

1914 Gents 1915 Gents 1915 Ladies 1919 Member 1920 Member

1895 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Le Justicier (6/1), owned by Baron Arthur de Schickler, trained by W Webb and ridden by T French 8 ran
1896 The Eclipse Stakes was won by St Frusquin (1/2 fav), owned by Leopold de Rothschild, trained by Alfred Hayhoe and ridden by Tommy Loates 4 ran

1920 Ladies 1920 Gents 1921 Ladies 1921 Member 1921 Gents

1897 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Persimmon (12/100 fav), owned by the Prince of Wales, trained by Richard Marsh and ridden by John Watts 5 ran
1898 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Velasquez (9/2) , owned by the 5th Earl of Rosebery, trained by W Walters and ridden by Charles Wood

1922 Gents 1922 Ladies 1923 Ladies 1923 Gents 1923 Member

1899 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Flying Fox (14/100 fav), owned by the 1st Duke of Westminster, trained by John Porter and ridden by Mornington Cannon
1900 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Diamond Jubilee (7/4), owned by the Prince of Wales, trained by Richard Marsh and ridden by Herbert Jones 9 ran

1924 Ladies 1924 Gents 1925 Ladies 1925 Gents 1926 Gents

1901 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Epsom Lad (7/1), owned by James Buchanan, trained by Luis Alvarez and ridden by Santiago Gomez 13 ran
1902 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Cheers (20/1), owned by the 8th Duke of Devonshire, trained by Weston Goodwin and ridden by Danny Maher 12 ran

1926 Ladies 1927 Gents 1927 Ladies 1927 Member 1928 Member

1903 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Ard Patrick (5/1), owned by John Gubbins, trained by Sam Darling and ridden by Otto Madden 5 ran
1904 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Darley Dale (6/1), owned by the 6th Duke of Portland, trained by John Porter and ridden by Danny Maher

1929 Matched Trio 1929 Gents 1930 Gents 1930 Ladies 1931 Gents

1905 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Val d’Or (3/1), owned by Edmund Blanc, trained by Robert Denman and ridden by George Stern 6 ran
1906 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Llangibby (2/1), owned by Ludwig Neumann, trained by Peter Gilpin and ridden by Danny Maher 9 ran

1931 Ladies 1932 Gents 1932 Ladies 1933 Member 1933 Lady Member

1907 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Lally (5/1), owned by William Purefoy, trained by Tom Lewis and ridden by Bernard Dillon 7 ran
1908 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Your Majesty (100/8), owned by Jack Joel, trained by Charles Morton and ridden by Walter Griggs 10 ran

1933 Gents 1933 Ladies 1934 Gents 1934 Ladies 1934 Member

1909 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Bavardo (40/85 fav), owned by Alfred W Cox, trained by Alec Taylor Jnr and ridden by Danny Maher 4 ran
1910 The Eclipse Stakes resulted in a dead-heat between Lemberg (5/4 fav), owned by Alfred W Cox, trained by Alec Taylor jnr and ridden by Bernard Dillon, and Neil Gow (6/4), owned by the 5th Earl of Rosebery, trained by Percy Peck and ridden by Danny Maher 6 ran

1935 Gents 1935 Ladies 1936 Ladies 1936 Gents 1937 Ladies

1911 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Swynford (9/4), owned by the 17th Earl of Derby, trained by George Lambton and ridden by Frank Wootton 7 ran
1912 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Prince Palatine (5/1), owned by Thomas Pilkington, trained by Henry Beardsley and ridden by Frank O’Neill 8 ran

1937 Gents 1938 Ladies 1938 Gents 1939 Gents 1939 Member

1913 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Tracery (1/2 fav), owned by August Belmont jnr, trained by John Watson and ridden by Albert Whalley 7 ran
1914 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Hapsburg (10/1), owned by Sir Ernest Cassel, trained by William Halsey and ridden by Cornelius Foy

1939 Ladies 1940 Gents 1940 Ladies 1947 Gents 1947 Ladies

1915-18 The Eclipse Stakes was not contested due to the First World War
1919 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Buchan (2/7 fav), owned by Waldorf Astor, trained by Alec Taylor jnr and ridden by Joe Childs 7 ran

1948 Ladies 1948 Gents 1948 Lady Member 1948 Gents Member 1949 Gents

1920 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Buchan (5/2), owned by the 2nd Viscount Astor, trained by Alec Taylor jnr and ridden by Frank Bullock 7 ran
1921 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Craig an Eran (2/7 fav), owned by the 2nd Viscount Astor, trained by Alec Taylor jnr and ridden by Frank Bullock 5 ran

1949 Ladies 1950 Ladies 1950 Gents 1951 Ladies 1951 Gents

1922 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Golden Myth (8/1), owned by Sir George Bullough, trained by Jack Jarvis and ridden by Charlie Elliott 12 ran
1923 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Saltash (20/1), owned by the 2nd Viscount Astor, trained by Alec Taylor jnr and ridden by Jack Brennan 9 ran

1951 Lady Member 1952 Lady Member 1952 Gents 1952 Ladies 1953 Ladies

1924 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Polyphontes (7/1), owned by Solly Joel, trained by Etienne de Mestre and ridden by William McLachlan 8 ran
1925 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Polyphontes (11/4 fav), owned by Solly Joel, trained by Walter Earl and ridden by Harry Wragg 13 ran

1953 Gents 1954 Gents 1954 Ladies 1955 Gents 1955 Ladies

1926 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Coronach (2/5 fav), owned by the 1st Baron Woolavington, trained by Fred Darling and ridden by Joe Childs 8 ran
1927 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Colorado (10/11 fav), owned by the 17th Earl of Derby, trained by Frank Butters and ridden by Tommy Weston 3 ran

1956 Ladies 1956 Gents 1957 Gents 1957 Ladies 1958 Ladies

1928 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Fairway (9/2), owned by the 17th Earl of Derby, trained by Frank Butters and ridden by Tommy Weston 12 ran
1929 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Royal Minstrel (9/2), owned by John Hay Whitney, trained by Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and ridden by Joe Childs 8 ran

1958 Gents 1959 Ladies 1959 Gents 1960 Ladies 1960 Gents

1930 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Rustom Pasha (4/1), owned by HH Aga Khan III, trained by Dick Dawson and ridden by Harry Wragg 11 ran
1931 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Caerleon (25/1), owned by the 17th Earl of Derby, trained by George Lambton and ridden by Tommy Weston 11 ran

1961 Gents 1961 Ladies 1961 Lady Member 1962 Ladies 1962 Gents

1932 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Miracle (10/1), owned by the 6th Earl of Rosebery, trained by Jack Jarvis and ridden by Harry Wragg 13 ran
1933 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Loaningdale (9/2), owned by Guy Wilson, trained by Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and ridden by Joe Childs 10 ran

1962 Lady Member 1963 Ladies 1963 Gents 1963 Lady Member 1964 Gents

1934 The Eclipse Stakes was won by King Salmon (4/1), owned by Richard Brooke, trained by Ossie Bell and ridden by Harry Wragg 10 ran
1935 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Windsor Lad (4/7 fav), owned by Martin Benson, trained by Marcus Marsh and ridden by Charlie Smirke

1964 Ladies 1965 Gents 1965 Ladies 1966 Gents 1966 Ladies

1936 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Rhodes Scholar (8/11 fav), owned by the 2nd Viscount Astor, trained by Joe Lawson and ridden by Bobby Dick 9 ran
1937 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Boswell (20/1), owned by William Woodward snr, trained by Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and ridden by Pat Beasley 6 ran

1966 Lady Member 1967 Ladies 1967 Gents 1967 Lady Member 1968 Gents

1938 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Pasch (13/8), owned by Henry Morriss, trained by Fred Darling and ridden by Gordon Richards
1939 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Blue Peter (2/7 fav), owned by the 6th Earl of Rosebery, trained by Jack Jarvis and ridden by Eph Smith 8 ran

1968 Ladies 1969 Lady Member 1969 Gents 1969 Ladies 1970 Gents

1940-45 The Eclipse Stakes was not run due to the Second World War
1946 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Gulf Stream (8/13 fav), owned by the 17th Earl of Derby, trained by Walter Earl and ridden by Harry Wragg

1970 Ladies 1971 Gents 1971 Ladies 1972 Gents 1972 Ladies

1947 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Migoli (7/2), owned by HH Aga Khan III, trained by Frank Butters and ridden by Charlie Smirke 5 ran
1948 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Petition (8/1), owned by Sir Alfred Butt, trained by Frank Butters and ridden by Ken Gethin 8 ran

1973 Gents 1973 Ladies 1974 Gents 1974 Ladies 1975 Gents

1949 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Djeddah (6/4 fav), owned by Marcel Boussac, trained by Charles Semblat and ridden by Charlie Elliott
1950 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Flocon (100/9), owned by Geoffroy de Waldner, trained by Percy Carter and ridden by Freddie Palmer

1975 Ladies 1976 Gents 1976 Ladies 1977 Gents 1978 Ladies

1951 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Mystery (100/8), owned by Mme Edward Esmond, trained by Percy Carter and ridden by Lester Piggott
1952 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Tulyar (1/3 fav), owned by HH Aga Khan III, trained by Marcus Marsh and ridden by Charlie Smirke 7 ran

1978 Gents 1979 Gents 1980 Gents 1981 Member 1981 Gents

1953 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Argur (100/9), owned by Marcel Boussac, trained by J Glyn and ridden by Charlie Elliott 7 ran
1954 The Eclipse Stakes was won King of the Tudors (9/2), owned by Frank Dennis, trained by Willie Stephenson and ridden by Ken Gethin 6 ran

1982 Gents 1982 Ladies 1983 Gents 1984 Member 1984 Joint Membership

1955 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Darius (11/10 fav), owned by Sir Percy Loraine, trained by Harry Wragg and ridden by Lester Piggott 7 ran
1956 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Tropique (3/1), owned by Guy de Rothschild, trained by Geoff Watson and ridden by Paul Blanc

1985 Member 1985 Joint Membership 1986 Member 1986 Joint Membership 1987 Joint Membership

1957 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Arctic Explorer (100/30), owned by Giles Loder, trained by Noel Murless and ridden by Lester Piggott
1958 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Ballymoss (8/11 fav), owned by the John McShain, trained by M Vincent O’Brien and ridden by Scobie Breasley 7 ran

1987 Member 1988 Joint Membership 1988 Member 1989 Member 1989 Joint Membership

1959 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Saint Crispin (5/2), owned by Prince Aly Khan, trained by Alec Head and ridden by George Moore 9 ran
1960 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Javelot (4/1), owned by Geoffroy de Waldner, trained by Percy Carter and ridden by Freddie Palmer 9 ran

1989 Honorary Member 1989 Junior 1990 Member 1990 Joint Membership 1990 Junior

1961 The Eclipse Stakes was won by St Paddy (2/13 fav), owned by Sir Victor Sassoon, trained by Noel Murless and ridden by Lester Piggott 7 ran
1962 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Henry the Seventh (8/11 fav), owned by Jim Joel, trained by Bill Elsey and ridden by Edward Hide 7 ran

1990 Honorary Member 1991 Junior 1991 Member 1991 Joint Membership 1991 Honorary Member

1963 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Khalkis (7/4 fav), owned by Viscount Elveden, trained by Paddy Prendergast and ridden by Garnie Bougoure 9 ran
1964 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Ragusa (4/6 fav), owned by Jim Mullion, trained by Paddy Prendergast and ridden by Garnie Bougoure 10 ran

1992 Member 1992 Junior 1992 Honorary Member 1993 Member 1993 Joint Membership

1965 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Canisbay (20/1), owned by HM Queen Elizabeth II, trained by Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and ridden by Stan Clayton 8 ran
1966 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Pieces of Eight (15/2), owned by Countess de la Valdene , trained by M Vincent O’Brien and ridden by Lester Piggott 10 ran

1993 Honorary Member 1994 Member 1994 Junior 1994 Honorary 1994-5 Member

1967 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Busted (8/1), owned by Stanhope Joel, trained by Noel Murless and ridden by Bill Rickaby
1968 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Royal Palace (9/4), owned by Jim Joel, trained by Noel Murless and ridden by Sandy Barclay 5 ran

1994-5 Jumps 1994-5 Honorary Member 1994-5 Junior 1994-5 Junior Jumps 1995 Flat

1969 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Wolver Hollow (8/1), owned by Hope Goddard Iselin, trained by Henry Cecil and ridden by Lester Piggott 7 ran
1970 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Connaught (5/4), owned by Jim Joel, trained by Noel Murless and ridden by Sandy Barclay 3 ran

1995 Junior Flat 1995-6 Member 1995-6 Junior 1995-6 Jumps 1996 Flat

1971 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Mill Reef (5/4 fav), owned by Paul Mellon, trained by Ian Balding and ridden by Geoff Lewis 6 ran
1972 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Brigadier Gerard (4/11 fav), owned by Jean Hislop, trained by Dick Hern and ridden by Joe Mercer 6 ran

1996-7 Member 1996-7 Jumps 1996-7 Junior 1996-7 Honorary Member 1997 Flat

1973 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Scottish Rifle (15/8 fav), owned by Sandy Struthers, trained by John Dunlop and ridden by Ron Hutchinson 6 ran
1974 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Coup De Feu (33/1), owned by Tim Sasse, trained by Duncan Sasse and ridden by Pat Eddery 12 ran
1975 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Star Appeal (20/1), owned by Waldemar Zeitelhack, trained by Theo Grieper and ridden by Greville Starkey 16 ran
1976 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Wollow (9/4), owned by Carlo d’Alessio, trained by Henry Cecil and ridden by Gianfranco Dettori 9 ran

1997-8 Member 1997-8 Junior 1997-8 Jumps 1997-8 Honorary Member 1998 Flat

1977 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Artaius (9/2), owned by Mrs George Getty II, trained by M Vincent O’Brien and ridden by Lester Piggott 10 ran
1978 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Gunner B (7/4), owned by Pauline Barratt, trained by Henry Cecil and ridden by Joe Mercer 9 ran
1979 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Dickens Hill (7/4), owned by Mrs Jean-Pierre Binet, trained by Mick O’Toole and ridden by Tony Murray 7 ran
1980 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Ela-Mana-Mou (85/40 fav), owned by Simon Weinstock, trained by Dick Hern and ridden by Willie Carson 6 ran

1998-9 Jumps 1998-9 Member 1998-9 Junior 1999-2000 Member 1999 Flat

1981 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Master Willie (6/4 fav), owned by Robert Barnett, trained by Henry Candy and ridden by Philip Waldron 8 ran
1982 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Kalaglow (11/10 fav), owned by Tony Ward, trained by Guy Harwood and ridden by Greville Starkey 9 ran
1983 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Solford (3/1), owned by Robert Sangster, trained by M Vincent O’Brien and ridden by Pat Eddery 9 ran
1984 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Sadler’s Wells (11/4), owned by Robert Sangster, trained by M Vincent O’Brien and ridden by Pat Eddery 9 ran

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1999-2000 Member 2000 Member 2000 United Racecourses 2000-01 Jumps 2001 Arena Leisure

1985 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Pebbles (7/2), owned by Sheikh Mohammed, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Steve Cauthen 4 ran
1986 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Dancing Brave (4/9 fav), owned by Khalid Abdullah, trained by Guy Harwood and ridden by Greville Starkey 8 ran
1987 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Mtoto (6/1), owned by Ahmed Al Maktoum, trained by Alec Stewart and ridden by Michael Roberts 8 ran
1988 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Mtoto (6/4 fav), owned by Ahmed Al Maktoum, trained by Alec Stewart and ridden by Michael Roberts 8 ran

2001 Flat 2001 Annual Member 2001 Annual Member 2001 Annual Member 2001 United Racecourses

1989 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Nashwan (2/5 fav), owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, trained by Dick Hern and ridden by Willie Carson 6 ran
1990 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Elmaamul (13/2), owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, trained by Dick Hern and ridden by Willie Carson 7 ran
1991 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Environmental Friend (28/1), owned by Bill Gredley, trained by James Fanshawe and ridden by George Duffield 7 ran
1992 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Kooyonga (7/2 fav), owned by Mitsuo Haga, trained by Michael Kauntze and ridden by Warren O’Connor 12 ran

2001 United Racecourses 2002 Annual Membership 2002 Flat 2002 United Racecourses 2003 Jumps

1993 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Opera House (9/2), owned by Sheikh Mohammed, trained by Michael Stoute and ridden by Michael Kinane 8 ran
1994 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Ezzoud (5/1), owned by Maktoum Al Maktoum, trained by Michael Stoute and ridden by Walter Swinburn 8 ran
1995 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Halling (7/1), owned by Godolphin, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Walter Swinburn 8 ran
1996 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Halling (100/30), owned by Hope Godolphin, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by John Reid 7 ran

2003 Annual 2003 Member 2003 Staff 2003 United Racecourses 2003 United Racecourses

1997 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Pilsudski (11/2), owned by Lord Weinstock, trained by Michael Stoute and ridden by Michael Kinane 5 ran
1998 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Daylami (6/4 fav), owned by Godolphin, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Frankie Dettori 7 ran
1999 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Compton Admiral (20/1), owned by Erik Penser, trained by Gerard Butler and ridden by Darryll Holland 8 ran
2000 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Giant’s Causeway (8/1), owned by John Magnier and Michael Tabor, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by George Duffield 8 ran

2003-4 Member 2004 Honorary Member 2004-5 Member 2005 Member 2005-6 Member

2001 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Medicean (7/2), owned by the Cheveley Park Stud, trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Kieren Fallon 8 ran
2002 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Hawk Wing (8/15 fav), owned by Sue Magnier, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Michael Kinane 5 ran
2003 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Falbrav (8/1), owned by Yoshida and Rencati, trained by Luca Cumani and ridden by Darryll Holland 15 ran
2004 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Refuse To Bend (15/2), owned by Godolphin, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Frankie Dettori 12 ran

2006 Member (2 horses) 2006 Honorary Member 2006 Member (1 horse) 2006-7 Member 2006-7 Honorary Member

2005 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Oratorio (12/1), owned by Michael Tabor and John Magnier, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Kieren Fallon 7 ran
2006 The Eclipse Stakes was won by David Junior (9/4), owned by Roldvale Ltd, trained by Brian Meehan and ridden by Jamie Spencer 9 ran
2007 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Notnowcato (7/1), owned by A & D de Rothschild, trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Moore 8 ran
2008 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Mount Nelson (7/2), owned by Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and John Magnier, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Johnny Murtagh 8 ran

2007-8 Member 2007-8 Member 2008-9 Honorary Member 2009-10 Honorary Member 2010-11 Honorary Member

2009 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Sea The Stars (4/7 fav), owned by Christopher Tsui, trained by John Oxx and ridden by Michael Kinane 10 ran
2010 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Twice Over (13/8 fav), owned by Khalid Abdullah, trained by Henry Cecil and ridden by Tom Queally 5 ran
2011 The Eclipse Stakes was won by So You Think (4/6 fav), owned by Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and John Magnier, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Seamie Heffernan 5 ran
2012 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Nathaniel (7/2), owned by Lady de Rothschild, trained by John Gosden and ridden by William Buick 9 ran

2012-13 Honorary Member 2014-15 Member 2015 Flat 2015 Annual Member 2015 Honorary Member

2013 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Al Kazeem (15/8 fav), owned by John Deer, trained by Roger Charlton and ridden by James Doyle 7 ran
2014 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Mukhadram (14/1), owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, trained by William Haggas and ridden by Paul Hanagan 9 ran
2015 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Golden Horn (4/9 fav), owned by Anthony Oppenheimer, trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori 5 ran
2016 The Eclipse Stakes was won by Hawkbill (6/1), owned by Godolphin, trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick 7 ran

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