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 1941 Group 2 5 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 SUN CHARIOT Harry Wragg F Darling HM The King 11/8 fav
2 PERFECT PEACE Cliff Richards Lawson Lord Glanely 100/8
3 EQUIPOISE Dick Perryman Walter Earl Lord Derby 10/1
4 HIGHWAY CODE Billy Nevett Lawson Mr A N Other 33/1
5 HAY HARVEST J Taylor G Colling Mr A N Other 33/1
6 PRIDE OF CEYLON G Littlewood Hogg Mr A N Other 33/1
7 CHERRY WOOD Michael Beary Bancroft Mr A N Other 10/1
8 CHEERFUL ANNE Eph Smith Hogg Mrs M Benson 100/7
9 CONGO Charlie Elliott Norman Scobie Mr A N Other 8/1
10 MAH IRAN Doug Smith Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 11/2
11 TROUBLE J Kirby Cottrill Mr A N Other 100/8
12 PRINCESS DA QUART filly P Beasley Boyd-Rochfort Mr A N Other 33/1
This race took place on Wednesday 2nd July 1941 at Newmarket Racecourse due to Ascot being used for the Second World War effort and was won by a bay filly by Hyperion out of Clarence to win a first prize of £750 (equivalent to £39,000 in 2020). Over round 121%
Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1921
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