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 1934 Group 2 5 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 CARETTA G Richards F Darling Lord Lonsdale 6/4 fav
2 RED BIDDY P Beasley Atty Persse Major D McCalmont 100/7
3 CORTINA R Perryman Watson Mr A De Rothschild 20/1
4 MANNERISM R Dick Lawson Lord Astor 20/1
5 FAIRLEAD J Childs W Jarvia HM The King 33/1
6 ANNABEL C Smirke Gilpin Lt-Col Giles Loder 10/1
7 POLETTE H Packham Digby Mr H J Simms 50/1
8 VERONICA S Wragg Templeman Mr E Thornton-Smith 50/1
9 DISPENSATION J Caldwell Frank Butters Sir A Butt 100/7
10 HIGHLAND LAMENT H Wragg Jack Jarvis Sir G Bullough 100/8
11 LINCOLN'S INN W Rickaby R Day Mrs R Cohen 50/1
12 SHOOTING STAR F Lane Digby Mr F W Dennis 50/1
13 SANS FACON E Smith Jack Jarvis Mr E Esmond 100/6
14 ROSE OF ENGLAND filly W Johnstone Hogg Lord Glanely 6/1
15 HILLA W Nevett Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 100/6
16 HONOUR BRIGHT filly H Beasley Briscoe Miss Dorothy Paget 33/1
17 TETREMA C Richards M Hartigan Sir W Portal 33/1
18 FRETWELL F Fox Gooch Duke of Portland 33/1
19 MARUSHKA C Ray G Sadler Mrs W Raphael 20/1
20 CORA DEANS S Donoghue B Jarvis Sir V Sassoon 20/1
21 FAWSLEY A Wragg Boyd-Rochfort Mr R Tree 50/1
22 CANYONETTE R A Jones Fred Butters Captain A S Wills 33/1
23 SPY GLASS B Carslake Tabor Sir M Wilson 33/1
24 SEA NYMPH M Beary Dundas Lord Zetland 33/1
25 SAMBUCUS G Nicoll Templeman Mr E Thornton-Smith 50/1
This race took place on Tuesday 19th June 1934 and was won by a chestnut filly by Solario out of Daumont to win a first prize of £3330 (equivalent to £244,000 in 2020). Over round 150%
Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1921
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