Where and when is the Coral-Eclipse?
The race takes place every year in early July at Sandown Park. The Coral-Eclipse 2022 is on Saturday July 2 at 3.35pm.
What is the Coral-Eclipse?
The Group 1 flat race is open to horses aged three years and above. It is run over one mile, one furlong and 209 yards. Named after a legendary 18th-century racehorse called Eclipse, it has been run since 1886 and sponsored by Coral since 1976.
Coral-Eclipse news and features
David Egan put Mishriff through his paces on the Newmarket gallops on Wednesday morning as the Coral-Eclipse approaches. The John and Thady Gosden-trained five-year-old has not been seen since disappointing in defence of his Saudi Cup title on dirt.
Real World is still in the mix for the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, having chased home Baaeed on his last two outings. Saeed bin Suroor’s five-year-old got closer to William Haggas’ unbeaten star at Royal Ascot than he did in the Lockinge, although he was still beaten by a length and three-quarters.
Last season’s Derby and King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes hero Adayar will miss the Coral-Eclipse and instead head straight to Ascot to defend his all-aged middle-distance crown.
St Mark’s Basilica put up a hugely impressive display to beat top-class older horses Addeybb and Mishriff.
Five horses have won the race on more than one occasion; Orme, Buchan, Polyphontes, Mtoto and Halling.
Three trainers have enjoyed six wins in the race, with Aidan O’Brien reaching that mark in 2021 to join Alex Taylor Jnr and Sir Michael Stoute.
Lester Piggott is the top jockey in the race with seven wins, the last of which was on Artaius in 1977.
Here is every winner of the race since Coral’s sponsorship began in 1976:
2021 – St Mark’s Basilica
2020 – Ghaiyyath
2019 – Enable
2018 – Roaring Lion
2017 – Ulysses
2016 – Hawkbill
2015 – Golden Horn
2014 – Mukhadram
2013 – Al Kazeem
2012 – Nathaniel
2011 – So You Think
2010 – Twice Over
2009 – Sea The Stars
2008 – Mount Nelson
2007 – Notnowcato
2006 – David Junior
2005 – Oratorio
2004 – Refuse To Bend
2003 – Falbrav
2002 – Hawk Wing
2001 – Medicean
2000 – Giant’s Causeway
1999 – Compton Admiral
1998 – Daylami
1997 – Pilsudski
1996 – Halling
1995 – Halling
1994 – Ezzoud
1993 – Opera House
1992 – Kooyonga
1991 – Environment Friend
1990 – Elmaamul
1989 – Nashwan
1988 – Mtoto
1987 – Mtoto
1986 – Dancing Brace
1985 – Pebbles
1984 – Sadler’s Wells
1983 – Solford
1982 – Kalaglow
1981 – Master Willie
1980 – Ela-Mana-Mou
1979 – Dickens Hill
1978 – Gunner B
1977 – Artaius
1976 – Wollow
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