Rockfel Stakes

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Rockfel Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Newmarket Racecourse, Suffolk, England
  • Inaugural Race: 1981
  • Distance:  1,408 metres (7 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Straight, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Two-year-old fillies
  • 2022 Purse: $112,141
  • 2022 Race Date: Friday, September 23rd

2022 Rockfel Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE
2CommissioningRobert Havlin / John & Thady Gosden$8.40 / $3.60
5Electric EyesDaniel Tudhope / K R Burke$9.80
11Rage Of BambyCharles Bishop / Eve Johnson Houghton$4.80
13Sweet HarmonyHollie Doyle / Richard Spencer
14Sydneyarms ChelseaWilliam Buick / Charles Hills
3Dance In The GrassAndrea Atzeni / Charlie & Mark Johnston
12RichPat Dobbs / Richard Hannon
4Dubai JemilaRyan Moore / Ryan Moore
10Olivia MaraldaRossa Ryan / M D O'Callaghan
8Lakota SiouxRichard Kingscote / Charlie & Mark Johnston
7Ipanema PrincessTom Marquand / Amy Murphy
6EximiousJack Mitchell / Roger Varian
1Cell Sa BeelaDavid Egan / Roger Varian
9LeitzelJim Crowley / David O'Meara

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1 Exacta (2-5):  $58.50
  • $1 Trifecta (2-5-11): $482.80

Watch the 2022 Rockfel Stakes

Rockfel Stakes Race History

The Rockfel Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race run each year on the Rowley Mile at the Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk, England. Inaugurated in 1981, the race is contested at 1,408 metres and takes place in late September.

The race is named for famed British filly Rockfel, who won both the Epsom Oaks and 1000 Guineas Stakes (both British Classics) in 1938. Currently two jockeys are tied for most wins with 4 each: Michael Hills (1989, 1998, 2004, 2012) and Frankie Dettori (1990, 1996, 2016, 2017).

As part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series, the winner automatically qualifies for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Rockfel Stakes Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2022CommissioningRobert Havlin / John and Thady Gosden7 F / 1:24.40
2021Hello YouRossa Ryan / David Loughnanne7 F / 1:23.12
2020Isabella GilesAdam Kirby / Clive Cox7 F / 1:22.55
2019DaahyehWilliam Buick / Roger Varian7 F / 1:24.14
2018Just WonderfulRyan Moore / Aidan O'Brien7 F / 1:25.30
2017Juliet CapuletFrankie Dettori / John Gosden7 F / 1:27.23
2016Spain BurgFrankie Dettori / Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte7 F / 1:24.92
2015Promising RunJames Doyle / Saeed bin Suroor7 F / 1:23.55
2014LucidaKevin Manning / Jim Bolger7 F / 1:22.82
2013Al ThakhiraMartin Harley / Marco Botti7 F / 1:25.54
2012Just The JudgeMichael Hills / Charles Hills7 F / 1:25.15
2011WadingRyan Moore / Aidan O'Brien7 F / 1:23.75
2010Cape DollarRyan Moore / Sir Michael Stoute7 F / 1:26.91
2009Music ShowKieren Fallon / Mick Channon7 F / 1:23.83
2008LahaleebDarryll Holland / Mick Channon7 F / 1:23.95
2007Kitty MatchamJohnny Murtagh / Aidan O'Brien7 F / 1:27.01
2006Finsceal BeoKevin Manning / Jim Bolger7 F / 1:27.12
2005SpeciosaMicky Fenton / Pam Sly7 F / 1:27.01
2004Maids CausewayMichael Hills / Barry Hills7 F / 1:28.93
2003CairnsTed Durcan / Mick Channon7 F / 1:25.88
2002Luvah GirlKevin Darley / Roger Charlton7 F / 1:24.98
2001Distant ValleyDane O'Neill / Richard Hannon Sr.7 F / 1:28.53
2000SayedahRichard Hills / Marcus Tregoning7 F / 1:27.96
1999LahanRichard Hills / John Gosden7 F / 1:26.79
1998Hula AngelMichael Hills / Barry Hills7 F / 1:25.84
1997Name of LoveKieren Fallon / David Loder7 F / 1:26.42
1996Moonlight ParadiseFrankie Dettori / Saeed bin Suroor7 F / 1:26.26
1995Bint SalsabilWillie Carson / John Dunlop7 F / 1:26.05
1994GermaneMicky Fenton / Michael Bell7 F / 1:25.76
1993Relatively SpecialRay Cochrane / Luca Cumani7 F / 1:27.82
1992YawlDarryll Holland / Barry Hills7 F / 1:23.81
1991MusicalePat Eddery / Henry Cecil7 F / 1:23.92
1990Crystal GazingFrankie Dettori / Luca Cumani7 F / 1:29.80
1989NegligentMichael Hills / Barry Hills7 F / 1:24.42
1988Musical BlissWalter Swinburn / Michael Stoute7 F / 1:28.64
1987no race7 F / NA
1986At RiskSteve Cauthen / Henry Cecil7 F / NA
1985TraltheeLester Piggott / Luca Cumani7 F / NA
1984Kashi LagoonBruce Raymond / Ben Hanbury7 F / NA
1983MahoganyJoe Mercer / Charlie Nelson7 F / NA
1982Saving MercyBrian Taylor / Jeremy Hindley7 F / NA
1981Top HopeWalter Swinburn / Michael Stoute7 F / NA