When is the 2022 Falmouth Stakes?
- We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2022 Falmouth Stakes
- This Group One will take place at Newmarket's July Festival on Friday 8th July 2022
Sean Levey riding Snow Lantern (L) win The Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. (Getty)
When is the 2022 Falmouth Stakes?
The 2022 Falmouth Stakes will be run at Newmarket racecourse on Friday 8th July 2022.
What is the Falmouth Stakes?
The Falmouth Stakes is Group One race staged on day two of Newmarket's July Festival. This historic race is open only to fillies and mares, and open to entrants aged three-years-old or above.
Who won the Falmouth Stakes?
Richard Hannon and his team celebrated as Snow Lantern powered past Alcohol Free and Mother Earth to win the 2021 Falmouth Stakes.
Which horses will run in the 2022 Falmouth Stakes?
Snow Lantern, Alcohol Free and Mother Earth could return to the July Festival as four-year-olds and bid to win the Falmouth Stakes in 2022. Fillies who run in the 2022 1000 Guineas and that year's Coronation Stakes will travel to Newmarket to take on their elders.
Where is the Falmouth Stakes run?
The Falmouth Stakes is run at Newmarket racecourse. Unlike the Guineas and the Dewhurst, which are both run on the Rowley Mile, the July Cup takes place on Newmarket's other track, the July course.
Where can I watch the Falmouth Stakes?
The Falmouth Stakes will be shown on channels like ITV and RacingTV, but the easiest way would be to stream the race live. 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.
Falmouth 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 2022 Falmouth Stakes live online:
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- Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.
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Falmouth Stakes History
The Falmouth Stakes is named in honour of Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth. The Falmouth Stakes started in 1911 and has been featured in the Newmarket July Festival for many years.
Trainer James Fanshawe scored three consecutive wins from 2003-2005. Fanshaw trained Macadamia and Soviet Song. Richard Hannon Sr also won the Falmouth Stakes three consecutive times with Niche, Lemon Souffle and Caramba.
It has often been the starting point to a successful career for especially the fillies. Goldikova won in 2009 before later winning at the Breeders' Cup for the third time in 2010.
Winners at the July Festival often compete in the Matron Stakes or Sun Chariot Stakes following the Falmouth Stakes.
It was originally a Group 3 before progressing to Group 2 level in 1987. Group 1 status was awarded in 2004 when Soviet Song won the first of two consecutive wins and in the process writing his name into the record books. Soviet Song was only the second runner to win back-to-back Falmouth Stakes after Sonic Lady won in 1986 and 1987.
Lester Piggott is the leading jockey with seven wins, but Ryan Moore has won three of the last four Falmouth Stakes' and he's riding in superb form. Moore won on Integral in 2014 and followed that up with victories aboard Alice Springs and Roly Poly in 2016 and 2017.
The 2020 renewal of the Falmouth Stakes went the way of John Gosden, as Nazeef defeated Billesdon Brook and Terebellum in a thrilling finish at Newmarket.
The 2016 and 2017 races went to the well-backed runners, with Roly Poly winning at 6/4 and Alice Spring winning as the second favourite at 5/2, but the Falmouth Stakes hasn't been kind to favourites over the history of the Newmarket race.
Goldikova is the only other favourite to have won in the last 12 years and there have been some value winners along the way. Nahoodh paid 10/1 with Frankie Dettori in the saddle in 2008 and Music Show was a 13/2 winner in 2010. Timepiece (16/1) and Girofra (10/1) scored consecutive victories as double-figure chances and both had one at least one start that season.
Winning form isn't always great form for the Falmouth Stakes. Of the last 12 winners, only four had won previously that season from a combined 33 starts.
Fillies and mares have needed time to mature for the Falmouth Stakes, so bettors should be looking for the improved runners as opposed to those that have been winning.
Drawing a good barrier is key with only one winner starting from barrier nine or worse in the last 12 years.