The Dante Stakes is a recognised Derby Trial run at York Racecourse, each year in May. This Group 2 contest run over one mile, two furlongs and 88 yards is for three year old thoroughbreds and is the last chance for Derby horse racing hopefuls to impress before the Classic run in early June.
The Dante was first run in 1958 and it is the feature race of York's three day Dante Festival meeting. The race is named after the 1945 Derby winner, who was trained in Yorkshire.
Nine horses have gone on to win the Derby after winning the dante, most recently in the form of Authorized, who was trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam and ridden to victory in 2007 by Frankie Dettori. Other Derby Trials include the 2000 Guineas and the Dee Stakes and Chester Vase.
|Thursday 16th May 2013|
|2.45pm||Tip: Greatwood @ 7/2 (7th)||Betting Preview|
Odds will appear here when available...
|1st||5. Libertarian||W Buick||Mrs K Burke||33/1|
|2nd||7. Trading Leather||K J Manning||J Bolger||5/1|
|3rd||4. Indian Chief||J O'Brien||A O'Brien||11/4|
|2013||Libertarian||William Buick||Elaine Burke|
|2012||Bonfire||Jimmy Fortune||Andrew Balding|
|2011||Carlton House||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute|
|2010||Capo Blanco||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien|
|2009||Black Bear Island||Colm O'Donoghue||Aidan O'Brien|
|2008||Tartan Bearer||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute|
|2007||Authorized*||Frankie Dettori||Peter Chapple-Hyam|
|2006||Septimus||Kieran Fallon||Aidan O'Brien|
|2005||Motivator*||Johnny Murtagh||Michael Bell|
|2004||North Light*||Kieran Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute|
* Went on to win the Epsom Derby.
The Dante Stakes run at York is the last recognised trial for the Epsom Derby. We have a dedicated Epsom Derby micro-site with all the latest odds, trials results, form, tips and free bets from the best bookmakers.
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