Balanchine Stakes - Trends

Wednesday, 15 February, 2012

BALANCHINE STAKES (Group 2) 1,800m (Turf)

Year

Winner

Country Trained

Jockey

Trainer

Second

Third

Margins

Time

2004

GONFILIA

UAE

L Dettori

S bin Suroor

Desert Glow

Special Parade

6len, .5len

1.48.70

2005

MOON DAZZLE

South Africa

J Geroudis

M de Kock

Ribella

Majestic Desert

Sht hd, 1.75len

1.49.80

2006

IRRIDESCENCE

South Africa

W Marwing

M de Kock

Satwa Queen

Brindisi

1.25len, 5.5len

1.52.17

2007

ROYAL ALCHEMIST

UAE

K McEvoy

I Mohammed

Abhisheka

Don’t Dili Dali

2.25len, .75len

1.49.13

2008

SUN CLASSIQUE

South Africa

K Shea

M de Kock

Many Colours

Light Green

Neck, len

1.52.23

2009

MY CENTRAL

South Africa

J Murtagh

H Brown

Front House

Happy Spirit

1.25len, Nose

1.51.09

2010

DEEM

Saudi Arabia

O Peslier

J Barton

Aspectoflove

Zirconeum

Sht Hd, 1.5len

1.53.93

2011

RIVER JETEZ

South Africa

C Soumillon

M de Kock

Reem

Long Lashes

2.5len, len

1.48.79

 

Country Records

Bahrain

3

0

0

0

Brazil

3

0

0

1

France

4

0

1

0

GB

12

0

0

2

Germany

2

0

0

0

India

1

0

0

0

Ireland

5

0

0

0

Italy

1

0

0

0

Japan

1

0

0

0

Saudi Arabia

2

1

0

0

South Africa

16

5

2

3

Turkey

1

0

1

0

UAE

29

2

4

2

Age Records

3

8

1

1

1

4

44

2

6

5

5

21

4

0

2

6

3

0

1

0

7

3

1

0

0

8

3

1

0

0

  • Upgraded to Listed status in 2006. Went to Group 3 in 2009 and to Group 2 in 2011.
  • The eight winners of the Balanchine have been trained in three different countries
  • The 2008 winner Sun Classique went on the win the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic whilst 2011 River Jetez was second in the Dubai Duty Free
  • South Africa is the most successful country with five wins with Mike de Kock the most successful trainer with four wins.
  • No jockey has won the race more than once.

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