2022 Lockinge Stakes Tips, Odds and Predictions

One of the most important races to be staged at the start of the flat racing season is the Lockinge Stakes. This lucrative Group One takes place in early May, drawing the best milers from around Europe to Newbury to battle it out for a huge first prize.

Legendary names like Pall Mall, Brigadier Gerard and Frankel won the Lockinge during their illustrious careers and this year's renewal promises to be just as exciting as ever.

Lockinge Stakes Key Facts

DateSaturday 14th May
StatusGroup One
First Prize£200k

2022 Lockinge Stakes Odds

Mother Earth9/2
Real World7/1
Alcohol Free14/1

*Odds taken on 10/5/22*

2022 Lockinge Stakes Tips

You can find our full guide to the 2022 Lockinge Stakes on this page as soon as it's published.

2021 Lockinge Stakes Result

1stPalace Pier1/2f
2ndLady Bowthorpe22/1
3rdTop Rank11/1

Lockinge Stakes History

The Lockinge Stakes was introduced to the British flat racing calendar in 1958. The race has always been staged at Newbury racecourse, and it's named in honour of a civil parish found in the Newbury area.

Initially, the Lockinge was open to three-year-olds, as well as older horses. The first edition of the Lockinge Stakes was won by Pall Mall, who has won the 2000 Guineas at Newbury on his previous start. Pall Mall then became the first two-time winner of the Lockinge when he defended his crown the following season.

Welsh Pageant won back-to-back renewals of the Lockinge in 1970 and '71. The only other two-time winner of this historic race is Sir Michael Stoute's Soviet Line, who scored in 1995 and '96.

The legendary Brigadier Gerard won the Lockinge as a four-year-old in 1972. Kris claimed the final big win of his illustrious career by winning the 1980 Lockinge Stakes, 12 years before Ian Balding's Selkirk won his Lockinge in 1992.

It wasn't until 1995 that the Lockinge Stakes was upped to Group One status and closed to three-year-old entrants. Cape Cross, Medicean and Paco Boy all won the Lockinge, and went on to enjoy excellent careers as stallions when their time on the track ended.

Top stars like Canford Cliffs, Farhh and Ribchester won the Lockinge Stakes during the 2010s. In 2012, Frankel kicked off his four-year-old campaign with victory in the Lockinge, before ending his career unbeaten after further victories in the Queen Anne, the Juddmonte International and the Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Sir Michael Stoute is the most successful trainer in the history of the Lockinge. Stoute has saddled eight winners during his career, with his most recent success coming when six-year-old Mustashry won at Newbury in 2019.

The most successful owners in this Group One are Godolphin, who've won the race eight times in total. Lester Piggott has ridden the winner of the Lockinge a record six times, winning aboard Sovereign Path in 1960 and Swing Low 33 years later.

Aidan O'Brien's Rhododendron joined Russian Rhythm and Red Evie on the list of fillies and mares to win the Lockinge when she triumphed in 2018. After the 2020 renewal of the Lockinge was canceled due to Covid-19, John Gosden won his third Lockinge when odds-on favourite, Palace Pier powered to victory at Newbury.

Lockinge Stakes Winners

2021 Palace Pier
2020 No Race
2019 Mustashry
2018 Rhododendron
2017 Ribchester
2016 Belardo
2015 Night Of Thunder
2014 Olympic Glory
2013 Farhh
2012 Frankel
2011 Canford Cliffs
2010 Paco Boy
2009 Virtual
2008 Creachadoir
2007 Red Evie
2006 Peerless
2005 Rakti
2004 Russian Rhythm
2003 Hawk Wing
2002 Keltos
2001 Medicean