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When is the 2021 Coral-Eclipse Stakes?

  • We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2021 Coral-Eclipse Stakes
  • The Coral-Eclipse takes place at Sandown Park on Saturday 3rd July in 2021
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Ghaiyyath winning the 2020 Coral-Eclipse Stakes. (Getty)

When is the 2021 Coral-Eclipse Stakes?


The Eclipse often takes place on the first Saturday in July. In 2021, the Coral-Eclipse Stakes will be run on Saturday 3rd July.

Who won the last Coral-Eclipse?


Ghaiyyath followed up his victory in the Coronation Cup with an excellent win in the 2020 Coral-Eclipse Stakes, making all and seeing off the returning Enable to win by a couple of lengths.

What is the Coral-Eclipse Stakes?


The Coral-Eclipse Stakes is a famous flat race staged in Britain during the summer. The first Eclipse Stakes was staged in the late 1800s. It's open to horses of three-year-olds and above, and it's run over a trip of one-and-a-quarter miles.

Where is the Coral-Eclipse Stakes run?


The Coral-Eclipse Stakes is run at Sandown Park. This popular dual-purpose track is one of the most popular in the UK, and is situated in Esher, Surrey.

Which horses will run in the Coral-Eclipse?


The Coral-Eclipse Stakes is so popular as it provides that year's Classic crop with their first opportunity to take on older horses at Group One level. 

Horses who ran well in the 2000 Guineas, 1000 Guineas, Epsom Derby and the Epsom Oaks will often run in the Eclipse. Older horses who took part in races like the Coronation Cup, the Queen Anne Stakes or the Prince Of Wales's Stakes will also head for the Coral-Eclipse in July.

Where can I watch the 2021 Coral-Eclipse Stakes?


The 2021 2000 Guineas will be shown live on ITV and RacingTV. If you plan on watching the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.

Coral-Eclipse Stakes Live Streaming 


The bet365 live streaming service covers a wide range of horse racing on a daily basis. Here's how to stream the 2021 Coral-Eclipse live online:

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  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

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Coral-Eclipse Stakes History


The Eclipse Stakes was named in honour of 18th Century racehorse Eclipse. Established in 1886, the Eclipse Stakes was the richest race in Britain with a prize pool of £10,000 and now boasts an impressive stake of £500,000.

The Coral-Eclipse provides three-year-olds with a first opportunity to take on older horses in Group One company, making it one of the most highly-anticipated races of the season.

It's best known to attract the Classic horses which have competed in the likes of the Derby and the Royal Ascot Festival, with many contenders coming through the Prince Of Wales's Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes.

It has been sponsored by Coral Bookmakers since 1976 and it can be referred to as the Coral-Eclipse.

Lester Piggott has the record for most wins as a jockey with seven. His first win came in 1951 with Mystery IX and his final win came in 1977 with Artaius.

Sir Michael Stoute has six training wins in the Eclipse Stakes with his most recent win coming in 2017 with Ulysses and he continues to line up quality types in the Sandown Park feature.

Stoute has also trained the likes of Notnowcato Opera House and Medician, which are just a few of his champion winners of the Eclipse Stakes.
The stallion-making race has spawned the likes of So You Think, Sea The Stars and Oratorio, which all went on to successful careers at stud.

Three-year-olds have won three of the last five renewals, with former Epsom Derby winner, Golden Horn coming away victorious in 2015.

In 2019, John Gosden chose the Eclipse for Enable's triumphant return to action, and the dual-Arc winner held off fellow mare Magical to win in impressive fashion.

Enable fell to a surprise defeat on her first start of the 2020 season, losing out to the impresisve Ghaiyyath, who won for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin.
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