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 1925 Group 2 5 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ALOYSIA Joe Childs W Jarvis HM The King 5/1
2 MOTI MAHAL B Carslake R Dawson HH Aga Khan 9/4 fav
3 SWEET CICELY G Archibald P Gilpin Major Giles Loder 10/1
4 WRAF F Bullock Alec Taylor Lord Astor 100/6
5 SONATINA Michael Beary R Day Sir Abe Bailey 11/4
6 FLY GIRL A Burns E Harper Mrs A Bendir 20/1
7 GLASHEEN W McLachlan jnr Boyd-Rochfort Lt-Colonel Chateris 20/1
8 PLAZZETTA T Weston Lambton Lord Derby 10/1
9 KATE COVENTRY L Brown P P Gilpin Mr P P Gilpin 20/1
10 PLACIDIA filly Charlie Smirke Barling Lord Glanely 100/6
11 FINN ONN T Pryor Clancy Mr D G Hall 20/1
12 PER MERE filly F Lane W A Higgs Mr W A Higgs 20/1
13 REPRISAL filly R Perryman R Sherwood Captain Homfray 10/1
14 ON THE WING Henri Jelliss Higgs Mr R R Jeffrey 25/1
15 WARSPITE Steve Donoghue Charles Peck Mr J B Joel 25/1
16 OBDURATE Harry Wragg Walter Earl Mr Solly Joel 25/1
17 PHILLIPA OF HAINAULT Gordon Richards M Hartigan Mr W Horley 25/1
18 RANT C Elliott Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 25/1
19 FLEURIE Fred Winter F Hartigan Mr V T Thompson 25/1
20 BASKET OF FLOWERS J W Martin C Bartholomew Lady Torrington 25/1
21 MERRY MAKING R Jones R Jones Mr W J Waldron 25/1
22 GOLDEN ALE H Escott H Escott Lt-Colonel E A Wallinger 25/1
This race took place on Tuesday 16th June 1925 and was won by a bay filly by Lemberg out of Vervaine, to win a first prize of £1790 (equivalent to £88,000 in 2020). Over round 170%
Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1921
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