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 1928 Group 2 5 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ARABELLA C Smirke P Gilpin Lt-Col Giles Loder Evens fav
2 NECKLACE II A Garner France M E Esmond 100/8
3 MARSH MAIDEN P Beasley Farquharson Sir D Broughton 20/1
4 ELLANVALE C Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir G Bullough 100/15
5 MIDDLE EAST J Childs Sneyd Lady Jane Douglas 100/7
6 ENSOLEILLEE H Beasley Sam Darling M M Boussac 33/1
7 MOLLY BAWN J Sirett Jack Jarvis Mrs C W Gordon 50/1
8 BELLE MERE J Leach Leach snr Sir J B Jardine 33/1
9 FOLLIFOOT H Wragg R W Colling Mrs W Raphael 50/1
10 FILLE D'AMOUR M Beary R Dawson HH Aga Khan 100/6
11 DOUBLE LIFE R Dick Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher 33/1
12 NITOUCHE F Winter Walter Earl Mr Solly Joel 100/7
13 FLYING SCUD filly G Richards Hogg Lord Glanely 100/7
14 BORROWED PLUME H Jelliss Lawson Lord Astor 33/1
15 BOLD STROKE H Leach Reg Day Sir Abe Bailey 33/1
16 GAMBOLA R Jones H Leader Mr P W Carr 100/6
17 DRIFT T Weston Frank Butters Lord Derby 33/1
18 JONAH'S TRACE J Marshall Fred Darling Lord Dewar 100/7
19 TETRANELLA F Fox Gooch Mrs E Harmsworth 50/1
20 APRES VOUS E Forsyth Kirk Mr H S Horne 50/1
21 GOURA filly J Kirby W Nightingall Mrs J Howeson 50/1
22 MORNING MIST B Carslake R J Colling Mrs C Rich 50/1
23 SPROUGHTON LADY filly R Perryman G Sadler Sir L Richardson 33/1
24 BLACKATON filly S Donoghue Watts Mr Washington Singer 20/1
25 ROAN ANTELOPE F Lane Dundas Mrs Chester Beatty 50/1
This race took place on Tuesday 19th June 1928 and was won by a bay filly by Buck out of Polly Flinders, to win a first prize of £1790 (equivalent to £88,000 in 2020). Over round 160%
Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1921
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