Dream Doubles Of The Greenham And Lockinge Stakes

Ahead of the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, we’re looking back at some of the best horses who achieved a win in the Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes as well as the Lockinge Stakes.


#1 – Kris

On his debut as a three-year-old, Kris started 11/10 favourite for the Greenham Stakes, which he won by three lengths.

The following year, he started 4/9 favourite for the Lockinge Stakes despite conceding seven pounds to his opponents. He won by three quarters of a length from Foveros, setting a new course record.

To watch the race replays of Kris winning the Greenham Stakes and Lockinge Stakes, click below! 



#2 – Wassl

In 1983, Wassl began his three-year-old season in the Greenham Stakes.

Wassl was partnered with jockey Willie Carson Racing and started at odds of 11/2 after reports that he had been unimpressive in training gallops.

He took the lead in the closing stages and won comfortably by three quarters of a length.

In 1984, Wassl returned to Newbury for his first appearance as a four-year-old, where he was ridden by Carson again to take on the Lockinge Stakes.

It was a four-horse race and he was said to have looked impressive beforehand, starting at odds of 9/2. 

 After leading from the start, Wassl was overtaken by Cormorant Wood in the final furlong. He rallied strongly to gain back the ground and the pair crossed the line together.

The photo finish showed a dead heat, making them both joint-winners. This has only happened once in the long history of the Lockinge Stakes.

To watch the race replays of Wassl winning the Greenham Stakes and Lockinge Stakes, click below! 



#3 – Paco Boy

In his three-year-old season, Paco Boy won the Group 3 Greenham Stakes in his usual style of being held up before pushed on in the final furlong.

Paco Boy tried to win the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes a year after his Greenham win, but was disappointingly unsuccessful. In 2010, he came back to the Lockinge with a vengeance and won in extremely impressive style.

Paco Boy has always been described as a “favourite” by his trainer Richard Hannon Snr, as he was bought for only 30,000 but made over £1,000,000 in earnings throughout his racing career.

To watch the race replays of Paco Boy winning the Greenham Stakes and Lockinge Stakes, click below! 



#4 Olympic Glory

Olympic Glory was another Richard Hannon success story!

In 2013 and on his three-year-old debut, Olympic Glory featured in the Greenham Stakes, winning by a by a length.
A year later, Olympic Glory started as the 11/8 favourite for the Lockinge Stakes.

Ridden by Frankie Dettori, the colt was held back before taking the lead a furlong out and going on to win by two and a quarter lengths.

To watch the race replays of Olympic Glory winning the Greenham Stakes and Lockinge Stakes, click below!




#5 – Frankel

Frankel’s first start of his three-year-old career was the 2011 Greenham Stakes, where he defeated Excelebration to win by four lengths.

Frankel then made his first appearance of 2012 in the Lockinge Stakes, where he moved into the lead two furlongs from the finish, pulling clear to win by five lengths in front of a jubilant crowd.

Despite his impressive performance, Frankel’s trainer, Sir Henry Cecil, commented that he wasn’t yet 100% fit and would improve as the season progressed.

Frankel was never beaten during his 14-race career and is ranked by World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings as the best horse they have ever assessed.

To watch the race replays of Frankel winning the Greenham Stakes and Lockinge Stakes, click below!




Our Group 1 showpiece, the Al Shaqab Lockinge with Ladies Day returns for 2024, and what a day we have in store for everyone!

Enjoy the top-quality racing on the track, as well as immersing yourself in some of the fabulous entertainment off track.

Lovely Laura and Ben Santiago will bring the Ibizan house vibes to our Lockinge Afterparty, so get ready to put on your dancing shoes after a day of top-class summer racing.

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