All Weather Championship graduates are championed for gaining success within the competition, and going on to flourish and grow within the industry. Find out a little more about some of our top graduates.
Sporting the colours of Prince Khalid Abdullah and trained by John Gosden, Enable won on her racecourse debut, a Maiden at Newcastle during Season 4 of the All-Weather Championships. Within a few months she went on to win the Listed Cheshire Oaks at Chester before becoming the first Classic winner to feature in the All-Weather Championships by winning the Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs, followed by the Irish Oaks at the Curragh, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York Racecourse. Enable’s star rose even further when she went on to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly in 2017 before sensationally defending her crown back at ParisLongchamp in October 2018.
Owned by Bjorn Nielsen and trained by John Gosden, Stradivarius won broke his maiden tagat Newcastle during Season 4 of the All-Weather Championships. Through 2017 he won the Group 2 Queen’s Vase at Ascot and Group 1 Goodwood Cup, whilst also placing in the St Leger at Doncaster and on British Champions Day in the Long Distance Cup. 2018 proved even more fruitful for the son of Sea The Stars with victory in the Yorkshire Cup, the Ascot Gold Cup, the Goodwood Cup and the Lonsdale Cup, and in doing so he became the first winner of the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million.
This Good Friday French raider, trained by Stéphane Wattel and owned by Jean-LouisBouchard, made his first start on British soil a winning one with victory in the Season 5 All-Weather Sprint Championship race, following three runs, including one win, on French tracks throughout the All-Weather Championships season. He has since gone on to win the Group 3 Prix de Saint-Georges at Longchamp and finish a short head runner up in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.
Roger Charlton’s Decorated Knight was already a winner at Listed and Group 3 level when he won the Betway Winter Derby Trial at Lingfield Park in Season 4 of the All-Weather Championships. He immediately went on to Group 1 success in Dubai, before returning to Europe, later adding two more Group 1 wins with victories in the Tattersall’s Gold Cup at the Curragh and, in September, the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, under Andrea Atzeni.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed’s all-weather 3-Year-Old Championship winner followed up his victory at Lingfield Park on Good Friday 2014 placing in both the 2016 and 2017 Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan. Further success at the Dubai track has included a number of valuable Handicaps as well as the Group 3 Meydan Sprint in 2017.
A hugely popular winner on Good Friday 2017 in the SunBets Mile at Lingfield Park, Sovereign Debt quickly racked up a sequence of Group wins in both the bet365 Mile (Group 2) at Sandown Park and the Diomed Stakes on Derby Day at Epsom Downs in June 2017 for trainer Ruth Carr.
Whilst trained by Seamus Durack, Litigant was a winner of a Fast Track Qualifier in the Marathon Category at Lingfield Park in March 2014. He went on to be crowned all-weather Marathon Champion on Finals Day that year, ridden by George Baker. After a 491 day break and a move of yard to trainer Joseph Tuite, Litigant won the hugely prestigious Ebor Handicap at York before adding another major victory in Doncaster’s November Handicap.
Owned by Michael Buckley and trained by Jamie Osborne, Toast of New York won his Maiden at Wolverhampton in November 2013. He went onto a glittering career that included winning the Group 2 UAE Derby in Meydan before an agonising second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita in November 2014 albeit beating US superstar California Chrome in the process.
Tryster racked up a sequence of Handicap wins at Kempton Park and Chelmsford City during Season 2 of the All-Weather Championships before winning both the Winter Derby and Easter Classic at Lingfield Park and being named all-weather Horse of the Year. He went to considerable success in Dubai, winning both the Dubai Millennium Stakes and the Group 1 Jebel Hatta stakes at Meydan.
Trained by John Gosden, Jack Hobbs was a Maiden Winner at Wolverhampton during Season 2 of the All-Weather Championships. Following that victory, he went on to win the 2015 Irish Derby at The Curragh, before coming third in the 2015 Champion Stakes at Ascot, a feat he repeated in 2016. His career has continued to flourish with another Group 1 win in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March 2017.