Royal Ascot: Queen Mary Stakes

The Queen Mary Stakes, named after Queen Mary, the consort of King George V, is a Group 2 flat race over 5 furlongs open to two-year-old fillies, and is staged on the second day of the Royal meeting. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Queen Mary Stakes was classed at Group 3 level, but it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2004.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Queen Mary was on Tuesday 14th June 1921 when a huge entry of 109 subscribers led to a field of 21 runners. The winner was Wild Mint (8/1), owned by Mr W Whineray, trained by H Cottrill and ridden by Shatwell, defeating Selene (7/2) and Merrily (10/1) by 2 lengths and the same.

Queen Mary Stakes 1921 Group 2 5 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 WILD MINT Shatwell H Cottrill Mr W Whineray 8/1
2 SELENE Steve Donoghue G Lambton Lord Derby 7/2
3 MERRILY A Balding Peter Gilpin Mr Peter Gilpin 10/1
4 MORNING LIGHT H Gray Leach Sir H Cunliffe-Owen 10/1
5 DYNAMIC Robbins Dundas Lord Zetland 8/1
6 AMORELLE G Hulme R Dawson Viscount de Fontarce 20/1
7 PASSIN' THROUGH Vic Smyth J Bell Lady McMillan 25/1
8 LILY OF THE VALLEY Gardner Davidson Mrs McGusty 25/1
9 CHARLEY'S AUNT Strydom Hogg Mrs F Hardy 20/1
10 MONTE FORTINO J Rose Griggs Mr W A Selby 100/7
11 BUZZ ON Brennan Lines Mr W Dixon 20/1
12 PINAFORE Herbert Jones Richard Marsh HM King George V 20/1
13 WALADIA Whalley William Jarvis Mr F Bibby 20/1
14 CATSPAW Henri Jelliss Jack Jarvis Sir G Bullough 20/1
15 BARONESS LA FLECHE W Griggs Tommy Waugh Sir R Jardine 25/1
16 SHINING WILLOW Bellhouse Morton Mr J B Joel 3/1 fav
17 PACIFIER J Leach Leach Mr J Musker 25/1
18 FLAME OF FIRE Bullock Basil Jarvis Lady Nunburnholme 10/1
19 BESS OF HARDWICK Harry Wragg J Renwick Lady Robinson 10/1
20 SHRINE Joe Childs Taylor Mr J Watson 25/1
21 MISS DASHWOOD Fox Colledge Leader Lord Lascelles 25/1
This race took place on Tuesday 14th June 1921 and saw Wild Mint, a bay filly by Spearmint out of Marie Lloyd, win a first prize of £1790 (equivalent to £88,000 in 2020), beating Selene and Merrily by 2 lengths and the same. Over round 166%
Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1921