The Flying Childers Stakes is a Group 2flathorse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old horses. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 5 furlongs and 3 yards (1,008 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.
The event is named after Flying Childers, a famous 18th-century racehorse bred at Carr House near Doncaster. It was established in 1967, and it was originally called the Norfolk Stakes. It was renamed when a different race became known as the Norfolk Stakes in 1973, and from this point it held Group 1 status. It was downgraded to Group 2 in 1979.
The Flying Childers Stakes is currently run on the third day of Doncaster’s four-day St Leger Festival, the day before the St Leger Stakes.
Leading jockey (6 wins):
- Frankie Dettori – Howick Falls (2003), Fleeting Spirit (2007), Sand Vixen (2009), Gutaifan (2015), Ardad (2016), A’ali (2019)
Leading trainer (5 wins):
- Sir Michael Stoute – Music Maestro (1977), Marwell (1980), Green Desert (1985), Raah Algharb (1994), Saddad (2001)
- The 1989 race was abandoned because of subsidence
- The 2004 winner Chateau Istana was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Chateau King Prawn
- The 2006 running took place at York