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Redcar stages racing throughout the summer but there are two distinct Listed highlights at the North Yorkshire track, both of which are staged on the same card in late September/early October.
Run over six furlongs, the Listed Two-year-old Trophy is the most lucrative race of the season ran at the North Yorkshire course. The contest usually attracts a field of in excess of twenty runners and some decent juveniles have won the valuable contest before picking up Pattern races later in their careers. The roll of honour includes Pipalong (1998), Captain Rio (2001), Somnus (2002), and Limato (2014).
The Listed Guisborough Stakes ran over seven furlongs for three-year-olds and older, is the other Listed race at Redcar. The Elite Racing Club-owned New Seeker took the race for trainer Clive Cox 2006 while Godolphin have triumphed with Gonfilia (2004), Council Member (2005) and Il Warrd (2009). In 2013 Top Notch Tonto won the race before finishing second in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on his next start.
Redcar also stages the Zetland Gold Cup, which traditionally takes place on the second bank holiday Monday in May. Run over a mile and a half the prestigious handicap has been won by some notable horses including the multiple Group 3-winning Blue Monday, who won the race in 2005 for trainer Roger Charlton while the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Kingdom of Fife ran out an impressive two and a half length winner in 2009.
Narrow, left-handed, oval track which is approximately a mile and three quarters in extent. Races between five furlongs and one mile are run on the straight track. The course is perfectly flat, and with the exception of its two sharp bends, provides a very fair test. The course drains well, and when conditions are riding fast, it can sometimes be difficult to make up ground from off the pace.
A few ridges have developed at Redcar over the years and you definitely need to keep on the right side of those. The bottom turn is tricky to navigate too - there’s been more than one problem there - and the straight rides tremendously long. So, although it’s flat enough, races seem to change three or four times after the home turn. If you happen to be in front with one breathing down your neck, you have little chance of getting home, so patience is the key. Playing your cards late is the best option.
Distance Horse (Going) Date Winning time 5f Excessable (Good to Firm) 22 May 2017 56.27s 5f 217y Pretty Baby (Good to Firm) 03 May 2018 1m 8.95s 7f Dreamloper (Good to Firm) 27 Jul 2020 1m 20.67s 7f 219y Knighted (Good to Firm) 18 Sep 2018 1m 34.69s 1m 1f Effernock Fizz (Good to Firm) 21 Jul 2019 1m 51.52s 1m 2f 1y Al Muffrih (Good to Firm) 27 May 2019 2m 2.28s 1m 5f 218y Leodis (Good to Firm) 23 Jun 2018 2m 59.54s 2m 4y Cavalieri (Good) 17 Apr 2017 3m 30.49s
Trainer Runners Wins Prize Money Strike-Rate P/L T D Easterby 293 29 £174,797 9.9% £13.91 R A Fahey 179 21 £190,066 11.73% -£47.25 D O'Meara 132 17 £82,157 12.88% -£40.97 W J Haggas 32 12 £93,865 37.5% -£1.93 M Johnston 77 11 £78,161 14.29% -£31.90 Archie Watson 37 11 £44,710 29.73% -£4.55 T D Barron 64 9 £41,627 14.06% £1.20 D Carroll 57 9 £44,700 15.79% £29.00 R Varian 22 9 £40,625 40.91% -£0.97 M Dods 122 8 £41,271 6.56% -£18.00
Jockey Runners Wins Prize Money Strike-Rate P/L D Allan 146 19 £84,989 13.01% -£25.80 Kevin Stott 91 16 £73,980 17.58% £5.32 D Tudhope 93 15 £98,774 16.13% -£36.23 Jason Hart 112 12 £59,352 10.71% -£21.50 P Hanagan 85 12 £48,459 14.12% -£38.28 G Lee 131 11 £56,847 8.4% -£26.63 B A Curtis 86 10 £48,336 11.63% -£33.97 D Nolan 84 10 £49,682 11.9% -£17.50 A Mullen 110 10 £45,859 9.09% £4.13 J Fanning 63 9 £69,239 14.29% -£21.85
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