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 1922 Group 2 5 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 COS G Hulme R Dawson HH Aga Kahn 7/2
2 SILVER GRASS A Whalley J Dawson Colonel W F Story 7/1
3 SHRI Michael Beary Bewicke Mr F Straker 5/2 fav
4 CASSE NOISETTE J Leach Leach jnr Mr S W Beer 100/8
5 VALINI C Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir G Bullough 100/7
6 SQUANDER filly N Spear Braime Sir W Cooke 100/7
7 KRAKE Steve Donoghue Cottrill Mr H L Cottrill 7/1
8 DAMAGE filly Will Griggs T Waugh Sir R Jardine 20/1
9 CARNEA filly F Fox Moreton Mr J B Joel 20/1
10 COVER WOOD H Gray J M Bell Lady McMillan 20/1
11 GARRISTOWN Morny Wing Lines Mr J Mallick 100/8
12 ARISTEA V Smyth F Hunt Mr Z G Michalinos 20/1
13 DAWN WIND W Lister Reg Day Sir J Rutherford 5/1
14 GOLDEN MESH Henri Jelliss Butters Sir B Sheffield 20/1
15 MAYPOLE F Lane Westlke Mr H Watson 20/1
This race took place on Tuesday 13th June 1922 and was won by a brown filly by Flying Orb out of Renaissance, to win a first prize of £1790 (equivalent to £88,000 in 2020). Over round 150%
Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1921
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