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 1936 Group 2 5 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 NIGHT SONG P Beasley Boyd-Rochfort Mr J H Whitney 4/1 fav
2 FOURTH FLOOR T Lowrey R J Colling Mr F Dunne 25/1
3 CATHERINETTE E C Elliott F Hartigan M Pierre Wertheimer 9/1
4 LACROSSE M Beary Whitaker M H Blundell 50/1
5 FLASHPOINT R Dick Lawson Lord Astor 50/1
6 BLACK LASHES C Richards Boyd-Rochfort Mr J Widener 50/1
7 TIP THE WINK T Burns Gilpin Lt-Col Giles Loder 7/1
8 MYSTIC STAR filly P Gomes Persse Mr W Clark 50/1
9 BEGUM C Smirke Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 25/1
10 SCULPTURE J Sirett Lawson Lord Astor 50/1
11 ECB R A Jones Lawson Mrs Chester Beatty 100/6
12 DINKIE P Evans R J Colling Mr F Burgess 50/1
13 SPRAY W Stephenson Boyd-Rochfort Major Cayzer 50/1
14 GREY PORT F Herbert Laye Mr G Cloke 50/1
15 ORCHESTRA H Wragg O Bell Sir H Cunliffe-Owen 20/1
16 SELIMA R Perryman Cottrill Lord Derby 50/1
17 HER AWAKENING G Richards Templeman Sir F Eley 5/1
18 LOVERS LANE H Jelliss Hogg Lord Glanely 50/1
19 PALACE PET E Smith Saxby Mr G Hands 50/1
20 GREAT TIT A Richardson W Jarvis Lord Harewood 20/1
21 FLYING STAR H Gunn R W Colling Major L B Holliday 50/1
22 DE LUXE W Sibbritt N Scobie Sir C Hyde 50/1
23 CELESTIAL WAY B Carslake Lambton Mr H Cecil 20/1
24 KERESFORTH C Couch Elsey Captain Lancaster 50/1
25 ATMOSPHERE J Caldwell V Smyth Sir M McAlpine 50/1
26 PAVANE filly A Burns Persse Mr McCreery 50/1
27 LOFTUS HALL F Fox Snow Miss D Paget 50/1
28 HAZARD G Bezant F Pratt Mr J A De Rothschild 50/1
29 EXHIBITIONIST S Donoghue Lawson Sir V Sassoon 50/1
30 RHODONIA J Crouch F Hartigan Mr M Wertheimer 50/1
31 FAIRLILLY W Rickaby F S Butters Captain A S Wills 50/1
32 BURLINGTON LASS J Marshall Barling Mr F Wilmot 20/1
33 VERONA T Weston J Cannon Lady Yule 25/1
34 GOLDEN SPIRE S Wragg J Cannon Lady Yule 50/1
35 ANISETTE A Taylor Ellison Mr P Ellison 50/1
This race took place on Tuesday 16th June 1936 and was won by a grey filly by Royal Minstrel out of Free & Easy to win a first prize of £3330 (equivalent to £241,000 in 2020). Over round 140%
Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1921
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