Salisbury Course Guide

The Wiltshire course stage races throughout the summer including three Listed contests but the highlight of Salisbury’s season is the Group 3 Sovereign Stakes, traditionally staged in August.

Upgraded from Listed status in 2004, the David Elsworth-trained Norse Dancer landed the first Pattern race of his career in the year the one-mile contest was upgraded to Group Three status. Other recent winners include the very smart Captain Cat (2014) and Kodi Bear (2015).

Other feature races staged at Salisbury include the 12-furlong Listed Upavon Fillies’ Stakes and the Cathedral Stakes, which takes place annually on a Sunday meeting in mid-June. Run over six furlongs for three-year-olds and older, the race was won in 2007 by Sakhee’s Secret, who landed the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket on his next start.

The final Listed event of the season is the Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes which is restricted to two-year-olds and run over six furlongs.


Right handed. A loop course, and despite the run-in of seven furlongs (with a right-handed elbow after three furlongs), those ridden handily can gain an advantage as the gallop is often on the steady side around the sharp loop section. The straight course is uphill throughout the last half-mile and rather testing, especially for early season two-year-olds, so an ability to see out the trip thoroughly is important.

The ground runs away from you down towards the bottom loop at Salisbury and the bend is tighter than some people think. It doesn’t seem to ride as a smooth turn, either, with a short ‘straight’ before the long left-hander into the home straight. You definitely do not want to be wide on that bend and, when it’s wet, it can be a bit slippy. Poor positioning going into the loop is a big disadvantage, too, but, because Salisbury is a track that’s largely on the collar, you don’t get many hard-luck stories there.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver
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Last Update: 27/01/2021 07:00

12:20 PKF Francis Clark British EBF Novice Stakes
Div 1
1m | Class 4 | 2YO only | 12 ran
  • Winner: Belloccio 11/1
  • Jockey: David Egan Trainer: D Menuisier
  • Owner: All For One Racing
12:50 PKF Francis Clark British EBF Novice Stakes
Div 2
1m | Class 4 | 2YO only | 14 ran
  • Winner: The Rosstafarian 6/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: James Doyle Trainer: Hugo Palmer
  • Owner: Middleham Park Racing Lxxxvii
13:20 Byerley Stud British EBF Novice Stakes
Div 1
7f | Class 4 | 2YO only | 13 ran
  • Winner: Autumn Twilight 20/1
  • Jockey: K Shoemark Trainer: D Menuisier
  • Owner: Mrs A G Kavanagh & Partner
13:55 Byerley Stud British EBF Novice Stakes
Div 2
7f | Class 4 | 2YO only | 13 ran
  • Winner: Champagne Piaff 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Hector Crouch Trainer: G L Moore
  • Owner: Mr Ashley Head
14:30 Weatherbys TBA Conditions Stakes
6f | Class 2 | 2YO only | 4 ran
  • Winner: Apollo One 9/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: M Harley Trainer: P Charalambous
  • Owner: Pcracing Co Uk
15:05 Byerley Stud Handicap
6f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Ice Station Zebra 9/1
  • Jockey: Rob Hornby Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Owner: Mr P K Gardner
15:40 Consign With Byerley Stud Handicap
Div 1
7f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: The King's Steed 22/1
  • Jockey: K Shoemark Trainer: S Lycett
  • Owner: D Gilbert, J Lancaster, G Wills
16:15 Consign With Byerley Stud Handicap
Div 2
7f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Raha 28/1
  • Jockey: D E Hogan Trainer: Miss J Feilden
  • Owner: Ahamed Farook & Julia Feilden

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