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Coral Eclipse Stakes 2011 Betting Guide | Race Runners Tips | Stats

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Coral Eclipse Stakes 2011 Race Preview

The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 7 yards (2,018 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early July.

1st place £227,080
2nd £86,080
3rd £43,080
4th £21,480
5th £10,760
6th £5,400

Race Infomations

Distance: 1m 2f 7y (2,018 m)
Track: Turf, right-handed
Qualification: Three-years-old and up
Weight: 8 st 10 lb (3yo); 9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Allowances: 3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse: £400,000 (2011)

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History of race

The event is named after Eclipse, a celebrated 18th-century racehorse. It was established in 1886, and its inaugural prize fund was £10,000. This was donated by Leopold de Rothschild at the request of General Owen Williams, a co-founder of Sandown Park. At that time it was Britain`s richest ever race (the same year`s Derby Stakes was worth £4,600). From its launch, the Eclipse Stakes attracted high-quality fields. The first three finishers in 1903 — Ard Patrick, Sceptre and Rock Sand — had won seven Classics between them.

The race has been sponsored by the bookmaker Coral since 1976, and it is now familiarly known as the "Coral-Eclipse". It has continued to feature Classic winners, and the most recent of these to achieve victory was Sea the Stars (the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner) in 2009.

Leading jockeys: Lester Piggott – Mystery IX (1951), Darius (1955), Arctic Explorer (1957), St. Paddy (1961), Pieces of Eight (1966), Wolver Hollow (1969), Artaius (1977)
Leading trainer: Alec Taylor, Jr. – Bayardo (1909), Lemberg (1910, dead-heat), Buchan (1919, 1920), Craig an Eran (1921), Saltash (1923)
Leading owners: 17th Earl of Derby – Swynford (1911), Colorado (1927), Fairway (1928), Caerleon (1931), Gulf Stream (1946)
                            Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor – Buchan (1919, 1920), Craig an Eran (1921), Saltash (1923), Rhodes Scholar (1936)

Most successful horse (2 wins): Orme – 1892, 1893; Buchan – 1919, 1920; Polyphontes – 1924, 1925; Mtoto – 1987, 1988; Halling – 1995, 1996

Previous Winners

Last 3 races was won by Mount Nelson, Sea the Stars and Twice Over.


Year Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
2010 Twice Over Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah
2009 Sea the Stars Michael Kinane John Oxx Christopher Tsui
2008 Mount Nelson Johnny Murtagh Aidan O`Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor
2007 Notnowcato Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute A. & D. de Rothschild
2006 David Junior Jamie Spencer Brian Meehan Roldvale Ltd
2005 Oratorio Kieren Fallon Aidan O`Brien Magnier / Tabor
2004 Refuse to Bend Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin
2003 Falbrav Darryll Holland Luca Cumani Sc. Rencati / Yoshida
2002 Hawk Wing Michael Kinane Aidan O`Brien Sue Magnier
2001 Medicean Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud
2000 Giant`s Causeway George Duffield Aidan O`Brien Magnier / Tabor



This year bookmakers favorites for the race are So You Think at 2.63, Workforce at 2.75 and Canford Cliffs at 9.12 .


SO YOU THINK 2.63 BOYLESPORTS Two wins and one second place in the last three races, this is the horse with the highest chances to win this race. Very good form, it will be hard to beat.  
WORKFORCE 2.75 STANJAMES Also two wins in the last two races, this is the strongest contender for the top favorite. With a good start, can win this race  
CANFORD CLIFFS 9.12 BETFAIR Good results in the last races, yet this horse is not seen as a top favorite to win this race. But it can bring good money to betters.  
AWAIT THE DAWN 17.58 BETFAIR Good form for the top 4 favorite too. Won the last 3 races, but as well, not seen as to favorite to win this race.  
ZOFFANY 19.95 BETFAIR Last from the top 5 favorite, with very interesting odds for betters. Can bring a fortune to better if this horse manage to win the race.  


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