2022 Norfolk Stakes Preview
A Group 2 race run at Royal Ascot in June of each year, the Norfolk Stakes is a race open to two-year-olds only which is run over five furlongs. Established in 1843, it had the original title of the New Stakes, it was changed to its current title in 1973 and was upgraded to Group 2 status in 2006. The race serves as a 'Win and You're In' race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint race, meaning the winner gets an automatic place in the race at the Breeders' Cup.
We also have a dedicated Royal Ascot Betting Picks page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards.
The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2011 renewal when Bapak Chinta from Kevin Ryan who under the guidance of Phillip Makin, won in a time of 1:03.03, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Masta Plasta, trained by Howard Johnson and ridden by Robert Winston set the quickest time of 57.56 in the 2005 renewal.
These are the top three quickest run Norfolk Stakes over the last 20 renewals:
- 2005 - Masta Plasta (57.56)
- 2013 - No Nay Never (58.80)
- 2014 - Baitha Alga (59.81)
How competitive is the Norfolk Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 106%. The race in 2002 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 129%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Norfolk Stakes, the over-round has been 118% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £118 which is bet.
Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Norfolk Stakes next time out then you would have back a total of 6 winners. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +2.35. Before placing your bet on the 2022 Norfolk Stakes see which other runners today are being back on the racing predictions page.
Norfolk Stakes Past Ten Winners
Here are the past 10 winners of the Norfolk Stakes. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall which the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Norfolk Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.
2yo 9-1 (10 of 15) 14/1
|The Lir Jet
2yo 9-1 (1 of 12) 9/2
2yo 9-1 (9 of 14) 5/1
|Shang Shang Shang
2yo 8-12 (4 of 10) 5/1
Wesley A Ward
2yo 9-1 (2 of 17) 14/1
A P O'Brien
|Prince Of Lir
2yo 9-1 (10 of 11) 8/1
2yo 9-1 (8 of 10) 12/1
A P O'Brien
2yo 9-1 (7 of 9) 8/1
|No Nay Never
2yo 9-1 (8 of 14) 4/1
Wesley A Ward
2yo 9-1 (12 of 11) 4/1
Where have the winning runners come from?
Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Norfolk Stakes have been based:
- GB: 16 winners with an additional 35 placings from 199 runners
- IRE: 2 winners with an additional 4 placings from 24 runners
- USA: 2 winners with an additional 1 placing from 10 runners
- FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
Norfolk Stakes Trainer Statistics
There are multiple leading trainers in the Norfolk Stakes over the last 20 renewals with all of A P O'Brien, Wesley A Ward & Peter Chapple-Hyam having all won the race 2 times. A P O'Brien winners have been with Waterloo Bridge (2015) & Sioux Nation (2017). Wesley A Ward winners have been with No Nay Never (2013) & Shang Shang Shang (2018). Peter Chapple-Hyam winners have been with Dutch Art (2006) & Winker Watson (2007). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Norfolk Stakes, Mick Channon has sent a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.
Here are some of the top Norfolk Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):
|A P O'Brien||17-2-6||+11.00||+2.98|
|Wesley A Ward||10-2-3||+1.00||-0.90|
Norfolk Stakes Jockey Statistics
There are multiple leading jockeys in the Norfolk Stakes over the last 20 renewals with all of Ryan Moore, Frankie Dettori & Joel Rosario having all won the race 2 times. Ryan Moore winners have been with Waterloo Bridge (2015) & Sioux Nation (2017). Frankie Dettori winners have been with Baitha Alga (2014) & AAli (2019). Joel Rosario winners have been with No Nay Never (2013) & Shang Shang Shang (2018).
Here are some of the top Norfolk Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):
|Silvestre De Sousa||7-0-1||-7.00||-5.90|
2022 Norfolk Stakes Trends
Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,3,2,1,2,2,1,1,5,6,8,6,2,5,3,5,(2,7),9,8,9,4
The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.
- 20 / 20 (60%) - No bigger than 16/1
- 20 / 20 (83%) - Avoid geldings
- 19 / 20 (54%) - Within first 6 of market
- 19 / 20 (77%) - Won with last 2 Starts
- 19 / 20 (80%) - Beaten no more than 3l (Debut)
- 19 / 20 (82%) - First 3 on debut
Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Royal Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Norfolk Stakes. if you are unaware of what trends and statistics are, how they can be used etc then head over to the OLBG Betting School and have a read of this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.
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Norfolk Stakes Trend Analysis
The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +26.00 is when runners had 1 career win with the jockey. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were Geldings, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-39.
Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:
- 2021: Winner in 10 (5,16) [15 Runners]
- 2020: Winner in 1 (6,2) [12 Runners]
- 2019: Winner in 9 (11,3) [14 Runners]
- 2018: Winner in 4 (2,7) [10 Runners]
- 2017: Winner in 2 (16,15) [17 Runners]
The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 227 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winners from a total of 8 runners.
Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Norfolk Stakes, that stallion is Scat Daddy who has produced 2 winners (2017,2013).
These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Norfolk Stakes despite multiple attempts:
- Acclamation (0 Wins from 11 runners)
- Exceed And Excel (0 Wins from 10 runners)
- Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 7 runners)
- Camacho (0 Wins from 6 runners)
- Kyllachy (0 Wins from 6 runners)
Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Approve in 2010 when winning for William Haggas at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Eddie Ahern. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 3 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2022 Norfolk Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today.
Schedule at Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot races for Tuesday 14th June 2022
- 14:30: Queen Anne Stakes
- 15:05: Coventry Stakes
- 15:40: Kings Stand Stakes
- 16:20: St James's Palace Stakes
- 17:00: Wolferton Stakes
- 17:35: Ascot Stakes
Royal Ascot races for Wednesday 15th June 2022
- 14:30: Queen Mary Stakes
- 15:05: Queens Vase
- 15:40: Duke of Cambridge Stakes
- 16:20: Prince of Wales's Stakes
- 17:00: Royal Hunt Cup
- 17:35: Windsor Castle Stakes
Royal Ascot races for Thursday 16th June 2022
- 14:30: Norfolk Stakes
- 15:05: Hampton Court Stakes
- 15:40: Ribblesdale Stakes
- 16:20: Ascot Gold Cup
- 17:00: Britannia Stakes
- 17:35: King George V Stakes
Royal Ascot races for Friday 17th June 2022
- 14:30: Albany Stakes
- 15:05: King Edward VII Stakes
- 15:40: Commonwealth Cup
- 16:20: Coronation Stakes
- 17:00: Sandringham Stakes
- 17:35: Duke of Edinburgh Stakes