Sagaro Stakes

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The Sagaro Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile 7 furlongs and 209 yards (3,209 metres) at Ascot in late April or early May.

Sagaro Stakes
Group 3 race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance1m 7f 209y (3,209 metres)
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 0 lb (4yo);
9 st 2 lb (5yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since 31 August 2021
Purse£80,000 (2022)
1st: £45,368
Sagaro Stakes
White, emerald green hoops, dark blue sleeves and cap Red, yellow seams, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap, yellow star Purple, light blue chevron, light blue and black check sleeves and cap
Coltrane Wise Eagle El Habeeb
Previous years
Purple, yellow sleeves, purple and yellow striped cap Pale blue, campbell tartan hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Royal blue, orange hoop and armlets, hooped cap
Princess Zoe Quickthorn Enemy
Black, yellow cap Emerald green, red disc, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red spots Royal blue, red epaulets, striped cap
Stradivarius Ocean Wind Nayef Road
Silver, tassel on cap Light blue, orange epaulets Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
Dee Ex Bee Raymond Tusk Cleonte
Orange, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, orange cap Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star
Torcedor Time To Study Desert Skyline
Royal blue, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, red and white quartered cap Royal blue, red stripe, striped sleeves and cap Black, emerald green hoop and armlets, emerald green cap, black spots
Sweet Selection Prince Of Arran Nearly Caught
Forest green, white horseshoe, white seams on sleeves, red cap Royal blue, red epaulets, dark blue cap White, emerald green hoop
Mizzou Clever Cookie Flying Officer
Dark green, red and dark green halved sleeves, red cap Royal blue and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Maroon
Mizzou Vent De Force Forever Now
Yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Mauve, yellow seams, yellow cap Royal blue, white spots, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and spots on white cap
Tac De Boistron Earth Amber Oriental Fox
Purple, gold braid, scarlet sleeves, black velvet cap, gold fringe Pink, white sleeves Yellow, red chevrons, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, black cap
Estimate Caucus Sir Graham Wade
Royal blue Light blue and red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red cap, light blue diamond Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Colour Vision Red Cadeaux Thimaar
Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Purple, gold braid, scarlet sleeves, black velvet cap, gold fringe
Askar Tau Akmal Free Agent
Purple and emerald green diabolo, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves, orange cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Orange, black stars, halved sleeves
Illustrious Blue Aajel Electrolyser
Pale blue, white and yellow check cap Yellow, black spots, yellow sleeves and cap Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, black armlets, emerald green cap
Patkai Mischief Making Baddam
Dark Blue, Maroon star, Maroon cap Maroon, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, maroon diamond Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
Shipmaster Peppertree Lane Distinction
Black, light blue armlets Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, black armlets, emerald green cap Red, Green hoops, Yellow cap, Green hoop
Tungsten Strike Baddam The Last Drop
Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Black, light blue armlets Royal Blue, Light Blue disc, Light Blue cap
Cover Up Tungsten Strike Hearthstead Wings
Dark green, yellow hoop and armlets, checked cap Dark green and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, quartered cap Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap
Alcazar Franklins Gardens Dubai Success
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Red, emerald green striped sleeves and cap Grey, red cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
Risk Seeker Dusky Warbler Millenary
Dark green, yellow hoop and armlets, checked cap Light Green and Yellow check, Yellow cap White, green sleeves, orange cap
Alcazar Savannah Bay Pole Star
Black, emerald green sleeves, striped cap Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Purple, pink stripe, halved sleeves, checked cap
Give Notice Persian Punch Double Honour
Red, white sash, royal blue cap Dark blue and white checked, blue sleeves, yellow cap Eton Blue
Solo Mio San Sebastian Romantic Affair
Peacock Blue, White cap Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Emerald Green, Black and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Black cap
Orchestra Stall Persian Punch Celeric
Emerald Green, Black and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Black cap Red and black (quartered), white sleeves, white cap, red star Red, grey sleeves, red armlets, grey cap
Celeric Shaya Canon Can
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Apple green, black sleeves, green cap Royal blue, white diabolo on sleeves, star on cap
Persian Punch Busy Flight Samraan
Peacock Blue, White cap Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap
Orchestra Stall Wilawander Election Day
Emerald green, red stripe, halved sleeves, emerald green and red striped cap Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Royal blue, white stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white diamond
Double Trigger Grey Shot Always Aloof
Emerald green, red stripe, halved sleeves, emerald green and red striped cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Royal Blue, Pink hoop and sleeves, quartered cap
Double Trigger Poltarf Silence In Court
Cream, green spots, cream cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Dark blue, white sleeves and cap
Safety In Numbers Cairo Prince Arcadian Heights
Blue, white cross of lorraine, red cap, white spots Black, yellow cap Black, gold cross and stripe on cap
Roll A Dollar Assessor Spinning
Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Dark Blue star White and blue chevrons, green sleeves, white cap Brown and orange diamonds, brown sleeves and cap
Al Mutahm Supreme Choice Shambo
Red, red and Royal blue check cap Brown and orange diamonds, brown sleeves and cap Red and white diamonds, black sleeves, white armlets, white cap
Teamster Shambo Double Dutch
Red, red and Royal blue check cap Red, black spots and sleeves, red cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Teamster Thethingaboutitis Cossack Guard
Green, yellow epaulets, white cap Emerald green, orange braces and cap, hooped sleeves Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Travel Mystery Mazzacano Zaffaran
Henderson tartan, lime green sleeves and cap Red, white cap, green diamond Red, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap
Sergeyevich Shimshek Waterfield


The event was formerly known as the Paradise Stakes, and it was originally held at Hurst Park. For a period it was contested by three-year-olds over 1¼ miles. It was later a race for older horses over 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 66 yards.

The Paradise Stakes continued to be staged at Hurst Park until 1962. It was transferred to Ascot in 1963, and temporarily switched to Newbury in 1964.

The race was renamed the Sagaro Stakes in 1978. It was named after Sagaro, the winner of Ascot's Gold Cup in each of the preceding three seasons.

The Sagaro Stakes was given Group 3 status in 1983. That year's edition was abandoned due to waterlogging, so it was first run as a Group race in 1984.

Since 2019 the official title has indicated that the race should be considered as a trial for the Ascot Gold Cup, run at the Royal Meeting at the same course (but a half mile further) in June.

Several winners of the Sagaro Stakes have won the Gold Cup in the same season. The most recent was Estimate in 2013.

The title Paradise Stakes is now assigned to a different race at Ascot, a 1-mile Listed event for older horses.


Most successful horse since 1978 (2 wins):

  • Nicholas Bill – 1979, 1981
  • Teamster – 1990, 1991
  • Double Trigger1995, 1996
  • Orchestra Stall – 1997, 2000
  • Alcazar – 2003, 2005
  • Mizzou – 2015, 2016

Leading jockey since 1978 (5 wins):

Leading trainer since 1978 (6 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteShangamuzo (1978), Teamster (1990, 1991), Cover Up (2006), Patkai (2009), Estimate (2013)

Winners since 1978

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1978 Shangamuzo 5 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute
1979 Nicholas Bill 4 Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1980 Pragmatic 5 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton
1981 Nicholas Bill 6 Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1982 Castelnau 4 Pat Eddery Paul Cole
1983 no race
1984 Gildoran 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1985 Longboat 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1986 Valuable Witness 6 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 3:47.41
1987 Sadeem 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 3:25.29
1988 Sergeyevich 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop 3:35.51
1989 Travel Mystery 6 Ray Cochrane Martin Pipe 3:31.07
1990 Teamster 4 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 3:35.58
1991 Teamster 5 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 3:42.19
1992 Al Mutahm 4 Frankie Dettori Jim Old 3:39.36
1993 Roll a Dollar 7 Brian Rouse David Elsworth 3:42.36
1994 Safety in Numbers 4 Kevin Darley Lady Herries 3:35.88
1995 Double Trigger 4 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 3:28.90
1996 Double Trigger 5 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 3:27.64
1997 Orchestra Stall 5 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 3:29.69
1998 Persian Punch 5 Kieren Fallon David Elsworth 3:36.23
1999 Celeric 7 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 3:37.46
2000 Orchestra Stall 8 Kevin Darley John Dunlop 3:40.69
2001 Solo Mio 7 Michael Kinane Amanda Perrett 3:23.75
2002 Give Notice 5 Frankie Dettori John Dunlop 3:39.19
2003 Alcazar 8 Micky Fenton Hughie Morrison 3:36.20
2004 Risk Seeker 4 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche 3:49.97
2005 Alcazar 10 Micky Fenton Hughie Morrison 3:43.51
2006 Cover Up 9 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 3:34.68
2007 Tungsten Strike 6 Darryll Holland Amanda Perrett 3:25.52
2008 Shipmaster 5 Richard Hughes Alan King 3:42.22
2009 Patkai 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:30.23
2010 Illustrious Blue 7 Jim Crowley William Knight 3:29.08
2011 Askar Tau 6 George Baker Marcus Tregoning 3:29.42
2012 Colour Vision 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:21.50
2013 Estimate 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:28.32
2014 Tac De Boistron 7 Frankie Dettori Marco Botti 3:34.07
2015 Mizzou 4 William Buick Luca Cumani 3:24.12
2016 Mizzou 5 Andrea Atzeni Luca Cumani 3:30.40
2017 Sweet Selection 5 Silvestre de Sousa Hughie Morrison 3:30.23
2018 Torcedor 6 Colm O'Donoghue Jessica Harrington 3:36.51
2019 Dee Ex Bee 4 William Buick Mark Johnston 3:24.97
2020 Nayef Road 4 Ben Curtis Mark Johnston 3:34.63
2021 Stradivarius 7 Frankie Dettori John and Thady Gosden 3:30.75
2022 Princess Zoe 7 Joey Sheridan Tony Mullins 3:26.41
2023 Coltrane 6 Oisin Murphy Andrew Balding 3:37.52

Paradise Stakes

  • 1920: Comrade
  • 1922: Blandford
  • 1923: Portumna
  • 1924: Frater
  • 1925: Dignity
  • 1926: Legatee
  • 1927: Vanoc
  • 1928: Lodore
  • 1929: Horus
  • 1930: Rear Admiral
  • 1931: Hill Cat
  • 1932: Robber Chief
  • 1933: Town Crier
  • 1934: Wychwood Abbot
  • 1935: Whataday
  • 1936: Noble Turk
  • 1937: Lazybones
  • 1938: Knole Star
  • 1939: Time Step
  • 1948: Mombasa
  • 1949: Flush Royal
  • 1951: Kelling
  • 1955: Entente Cordiale
  • 1956: Nucleus
  • 1957: China Rock
  • 1958: Sway
  • 1959: Vacarme
  • 1960: Parthia
  • 1961: High Hat
  • 1962: Pinzon
  • 1963: Orchardist
  • 1964: Oakville
  • 1965: Anselmo
  • 1966: Vivat Rex
  • 1967: Mehari
  • 1968: Parbury
  • 1969: Fortissimo
  • 1970: Precipice Wood
  • 1971: Rock Roi
  • 1972: Erimo Hawk
  • 1973: Hakodate
  • 1974: Proverb
  • 1975: Night in Town
  • 1976: Marco Ricci
  • 1977: Centrocon

See also


  • galopp-sieger.deSagaro Stakes (ex Paradise Stakes).
  • ifhaonline.orgInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Sagaro Stakes (2019).
  • pedigreequery.comSagaro Stakes – Ascot.
  • Abelson, Edward; Tyrrel, John (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 22–23. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.