Royal Ascot Complete race history

It was Queen Anne who first saw the potential for racing at Ascot, which in those days was known as East Cote, while she was out riding from Windsor Castle. The inaugural race meeting took place on Saturday 11th August 1711, opening with Her Majesty’s 100 Guineas Plate. As a mark of respect, when Queen Anne died on Sunday 1st August 1714 the meeting was postponed and racing abandoned for the year. It was to be a further 76 years before a ‘Royal Enclosure’ was established in 1790, albeit a temporary stand which was erected during the Royal Meeting, with entrance to the exclusive stand restricted to those invited by King George III. The next year a royal win was celebrated when the Prince of Wales won the Oatlands Stakes with Baronet. The Ascot Gold Cup (all results shown below), over 2 ½ miles, was first run in 1807 when won by Master Jackey, and the first Royal procession, starting from Windsor Castle, was in 1825. On the 16th January 1839 the foundation stone of the new Grand Stand at Ascot was laid, this being between the Royal Stand and the Betting Stand. The new Grandstand would have the capacity to hold some 3,000 spectators and would cost almost £10,000 to build. To raise such funds shares were offered and those subscribing £100 were given a silver pass, this would enable the subscriber to enjoy free entry to the stand for 61 years. However, this privilege was revoked in 1870. Although the first official Royal Ascot summer meeting was held in 1911, the statistics in this section reflect the results from all of the current historical races held at Ascot since 1807, including those which are now held at Royal Ascot but were originally held without a Royal presence at the so called Ascot Heath meetings on the Staurday of the Royal meeting. Therefore there could be small differences between statistics quoted by Royal Ascot purists and those recorded on this site which include all Ascot summer meetings since 1807.
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Listed below is each race contested at the Royal meeting, together with a link to each year the race has been run. Note howver, that prior to 1987 newspapers usually reported only the first 4, or 6, places, so any place below that is merely an indication that the horse took part.
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Albany Stakes Group 3 6 furlongs 2002 (1813)

Today the Albany Stakes is a Group 3 flat race over 6 furlongs open to two-year-old fillies on the fourth day of the Royal meeting. In its present format it was first established as a Listed race, the Henry Carnavon Stakes, in memory of Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon, the Queen's racing manager who died in September 2001, but was renamed the Albany Stakes in 2003 and was promoted to Group 3 status in 2005. However, historically there was a race called the Albany Stakes for 3-year-olds which was first run at the Ascot Heath meeting on Wednesday 16th June 1813 over the Old Mile course.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Albany Stakes for 3-year-olds over the Old Mile took place on Wednesday 16th June 1813 when won by Mr Blake's Vale Royal, a bay filly by Sorcerer out of Orangeade, who defeated the Duke of York's Giles colt to win 300 Guineas (equivalent to £22,000 in 2020). More recently, the inaugural running of the Albany Stakes for 2-year-olds was on Saturday 22nd June 2002 as the Listed Henry Carnarvon Stakes over 6 furlongs, with 19 runners, and was won by Duty Paid (11/1) owned by Jeff Smith, trained by David Elsworth and ridden by Richard Quinn. The bay mare won by a head from Luvah Girl (12/1), with the favourite Pearl Dance (5/1 fav) a head back in third.

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      1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819
1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829
1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
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Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs 1839

The Ascot Stakes is a flat handicap open to horses aged four years or older and it is scheduled to take place each year in June on the first day of the meeting.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Ascot Stakes over two and a half miles was on Tuesday 28th May 1839 when Mr Forth's 3-year-old Merchant filly defeated The Skater and Hyllus.

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                  1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 A 1846 A 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
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Britannia Stakes Handicap 1 mile 1928

The Britannia Stakes is a flat handicap for three-year-old colts and geldings over the straight mile, on the same course and distance as the Royal Hunt Cup, on the third day of the Royal meeting.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Britannia Stakes over the Old Mile took place on Friday 22nd June 1928 and was won by Sea Crag (10/1), a bay horse by Craig An Eran out of Seabloom, who defeated Covent Garden (7/1), Oreval (20/1) and 21 others by 2 lengths and the same.

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                1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Buckingham Palace Stakes Handicap 7 furlongs 2002

The Buckingham Palace Stakes, a flat handicap over 7 furlongs open to horses aged three and over, was established in 2002, when the Royal Ascot meeting was extended to a fifth day to mark the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II and was named after the London residence of the British monarch. It was last run in 2014 and replaced from the 2015 Royal Ascot meeting by a new Group One sprint race, the Commonwealth Cup. In 2020, the race made a one-off return as part of an expanded Royal Ascot programme, following the 10-week suspension of horse racing in the United Kingdom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Buckingham Palace Stakes Handicap was on Friday 21st June 2002 when won by the Khalid Abdullah owned Demonstrate, beating Lunar Leo and Kareeb by a length and half a length, with 24 others further adrift.

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Chesham Stakes Listed race 7 furlongs 1919 (1848)

The Chesham Stakes, the opening race on the final day of the Royal meeting, is a Listed race over 7 furlongs for two-year-olds named after the 3rd Baron Chesham who served as Master of the Buckhounds in 1900-01. It was established in 1919, and it was originally contested over 5 furlongs, replacing the first leg of the Triennial Stakes which was first staged in 1848 when won by Elthiron. The race has an unusual restriction, being open only to horses sired by stallions who won over ten furlongs or more.  For a time the Chesham Stakes was contested over 6 furlongs, but was extended to 7 furlongs in 1996.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the first leg of the First Triennial Stakes over 5 furlongs, the forerunner of the Chesham Stakes, was on Tuesday 6th June 1848 when a field of 19 was headed by Elthiron, owned by Lord Eglinton, who beat Borneo and Jester by a head and the same. In 1919 the Triennial Stakes First leg was replaced by the Chesham Stakes and was run on Wednesday 18th June 1919 when Mr L Robinson's unnamed Decagone colt (7/4 fav) beat Fiddle de Dee and Pelope by 2 lengths and 3 lengths.

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                1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
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Commonwealth Cup Group 1 6 furlongs 2015

The Commonwealth Cup is a Group 1 flat race, over 6 furlongs, open to colts and fillies aged three, and was introduced in 2015 as part of a set of changes to the programme of sprint horse races in Europe. The Diamond Jubilee Stakes, run over the same course and distance at the same meeting, was closed to three-year-olds at the same time. The new race was subsequently named the Commonwealth Cup, and the Buckingham Palace Stakes was removed from the Royal Ascot meeting to make room for the new race. The race was initially open to all three year-old-horses, including geldings, to help the race become established. It was the only Group 1 flat race in Great Britain exclusively for three-year-olds that allowed geldings to compete and the first age-restricted Group 1 race which was open to geldings in Europe. Geldings were excluded from the 2020 running.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Commonwealth Cup took place on Friday 19th June 2015 when won by the Hamdan Al Maktoum owned Muhaarar (10/1) who defeated Limato (9/2), Anthem Alexander (8/1) and 15 others by 3 3/4 lengths and 3/4 length.

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Copper Horse Handicap Handicap 1 mile 6f 34 yds 2020

The Copper Horse Handicap is a Handicap flat race over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 34 yards open to 4-year-olds and upwards, and was introduced in 2020 to extend the programme in a Covid hit year. It was introduced primarily for stayers rated 0-105 and designed to indicate potential winners of the Ebor Handicap at York later in the year.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Copper Horse Handicap took place on Wednesday 17th June 2020 when won by the Sheikh Mohammed Obaid owned Fujaira Prince (3/1 fav) who defeated Selino (8/1), Almania (12/1) and 13 others by 3 3/4 lengths and 1/2 length.

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Coronation Stakes Group 1 1 mile 1840

The Coronation Stakes, a Group 1 flat race over 7 furlongs and 213 yards, open to three-year-old fillies, is run on the fourth day of the Royal meeting. The Coronation Stakes was established in 1840, and its title commemorates the Coronation of a new British monarch, Queen Victoria, two years earlier. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Coronation Stakes held Group 2 status, but was promoted to Group 1 level in 1988.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Coronation Stakes took place on Wednesday 17th June 1840 when won by Lord Albemarle's Spangle (5/2), trained by William Edwards and ridden by Cotton, who defeated Black Bess (5/2) and Emetic (2/1 fav) by a neck and half a length.

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1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Coventry Stakes Group 2 6 furlongs 1890

The Coventry Stakes was established in 1890, and it was named after the 9th Earl of Coventry, George William Coventry, born 9th May 1838, a Conservative politician, Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms, and who Master of the Buckhounds from 1886-1892 and again from 1895 to 1901. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Coventry Stakes was classed at Group 3 level. It was promoted to Group 2 status in 2004. It is usually contested on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
Early history:-The Prince and Princess of Wales were in attendance on Tuesday 17th June 1890 for the inaugural running of the Coventry Stakes worth £1,823 to the winner. Excessive rain fell until noon, but it was fine when the 19 runners lined up for the Coventry Stakes over 6 furlongs. After repeated attempts the flag fell to a level start and, although the field was large, the race developed into a match between Siphonia (100/15) and The Deemster (9/4 fav) owned by Mr J B Leigh, with the favourite, ridden by Robinson, getting his head in front on the line to win by a head, with Grace Emily (20/1) three lengths back in third.

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1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Diamond Jubilee Stakes Group 1 6 furlongs 1868

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes, contested on the final day of the Royal meeting, is a Group 1 race over 6 furlongs open to horses aged four years or older. The event was established in 1868, and it was originally called the All-Aged Stakes, but later it was renamed the Cork and Orrery Stakes in 1926, in honour of the 9th Earl of Cork, Richard Edmund St Lawrence Boyle, who served as Master of the Buckhounds between January and July 1866 in Lord John Russell's time in office, and again in 1868-1874 and 1880-1885 during William Gladstone's period in office. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Cork and Orrery Stakes was initially classed at Group 3 level, but it was promoted to Group 2 status in 1998. The race was renamed to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002, while in 2012 the race was given its current name, Diamond Jubilee Stakes, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the All-Aged Stakes, the forerunner of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, was over the New Mile and took place on Thursday 11th June 1868 when Mr G Bryan's Lanaret (6/4 fav) defeated Martyr (3/1), Vespasian (10/1) and 5 others by a length and a half and 10 lengths.

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                1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Duke of Cambridge Stakes Group 2 1 mile 2004 (1813)

The Duke of Cambridge Stakes, a Group 2 flat race over a 1 mile, is open to fillies and mares aged four years or older, and it is now contested on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting. It was originally titled the Windsor Forest Stakes when first introduced in 1813, and was for 3-year-old fillies over the Old Mile, but was renamed the Duke of Cambridge Stakes in 2013 in honour of Prince William.
Early history:- The Windsor Forest Stakes, was first introduced into the Ascot programme on Thursday 17th June 1813 over the Old Mile, but it was not an immediate success because only 5 subscribed and it was left to the Mr Blake owned Vale Royal to walk over.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

      1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819
1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829
1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Handicap 1 mile 4 furlongs 1914

The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes is a flat handicap over 1 mile 3 furlongs and 211 yards open to horses of three-year-old and up. The race was previously known as the Bessborough Stakes and was named after John George Brabazon Ponsonby, 5th Earl of Bessborough, who was Master of the Buckhounds on three occasions between 1848 and 1858 under Lord John Russell, Lord Aberdeen and Lord Palmerston. The first race under the original name of the Bessborough Stakes, was a five-furlong race for two-year-olds run on Tuesday 16th June 1914. The title was later bestowed on a mile and a half handicap race at the same meeting. In 1999 the race was renamed in honour of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, although the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes had previously been used for a two-year-old race at Ascot, with Sea Pigeon a former winner who later landed the Champion Hurdle.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Bessborough Stakes, a forerunner of the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, was over 5 furlongs on Tuesday 16th June 1914 when Mr W Astor's Good and Gay (100/8) defeated Rossendale (10/1), Scotch Rose (100/6) and 13 others by a head and 2 lengths.

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        1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Gold Cup Group 1 2 miles 4 furlongs 1807

The Ascot Gold Cup was established in 1807 in the presence of King George III and Queen Charlotte, and it was originally open to horses aged three or older. The inaugural winner, Master Jackey, was awarded prize money of 100 Guineas. The Gold Cup is now the first leg of Britain's Stayers' Triple Crown, alongside the Goodwood Cup and Doncaster Cup, with Double Trigger being the most recent winner of all 3 races in 1995. The Gold Cup is one of just 3 perpetual trophies at the Royal meeting, along with the Royal Hunt Cup and the Queen’s Vase, which are kept permanently by the winning owners.
Early history:-The inaugural running of the Gold Cup was on Thursday 11th June 1807 when Mr Durand’s 3-year-old chestnut colt Master Jackey beat Hawk (3-y-o), Miss Coiner (6-y-o) and Sir Peregrine (4-y-o).

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              1807 1808 1809
1810 1811 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819
1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829
1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021                
Golden Gates Handicap Handicap 1 mile 2 furlongs 2020

The Golden Gates Handicap is a Handicap flat race over 1 mile 2 furlongs for 3-year-olds and was introduced in 2020 to extend the programme in a Covid hit year. It was felt that a gap remained in the programme for improving 3-year-olds to show their potential over 10 furlongs.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Golden Gates Handicap took place on Thursday 18th June 2020 when won by the Mrs Fitri Hay owned Highland Chief (20/1) who defeated Tritonic (9/1), Global Storm (7/2 fav) and 11 others by 1/2 length and 2 1/4 lengths.

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Hampton Court Stakes Group 3 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002 (1922)

The Hampton Court Stakes, a Group 3 race over 1 mile 2 furlongs, has been run under different titles for some considerable time, starting out as the ungraded Churchill Stakes, over 1 mile 4 furlongs, on the Saturday of the Ascot Heath fixture. Historically, the Churchill Stakes began as a 2 mile race in 1922 before being reduced to a mile and a half in 1950. The race was given Listed status in 1999 when it had a name change to the New Stakes, confusingly a former name of the Norfolk Stakes, and the distance was reduced to 1 mile 2 furlongs a year later in 2000. The race was then switched to the third day of the Royal meeting in 2002, when the meeting was extended to five days to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II, that year running as the New Stakes, but for the Royal meeting it was renamed the Hampton Court Stakes. The extension of Royal Ascot was initially intended to be for one year only, but the extra day was such a success that it was retained thereafter. The race is now regularly titled the Hampton Court Stakes, named after the Tudor Royal residence of Hampton Court, although the race was promoted to Group 3 level and renamed the Tercentenary Stakes in 2011. Its new title was introduced to mark the 300th anniversary of Ascot Racecourse, which staged its first race meeting in 1711, but in 2017 the race reverted to its previous name, the Hampton Court Stakes.
Early history:- On Thursday 15th June 1922 the Churchill Stakes for 4-year-olds over 2 miles was won by The Winter King, owned by Lord Rosebery and ridden by Charlie Elliott, who defeated Glorioso and Arquebus by a head and a distance. On Saturday 17th June 1950 Ascot was extended to a fifth day for the first time in its history, and the feature of that Ascot Heath card was the Churchill Stakes over a mile and a half which was won by the Harry Wragg trained Jai Mahal (7/2 jt fav) who beat Royal Drake (10/1) and Solar (100/7) by a neck and 3 lengths.

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                  1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Hardwicke Stakes Group 2 1 mile 4 furlongs 1879

The Hardwicke Stakes, held on the final day of the Royal meeting, is a Group 2 race over 1 mile 3 furlongs and 211 yards and is open to horses aged four years or older. The race is named in honour of the 5th Earl of Hardwicke, the Master of the Buckhounds in Benjamin Disraeli’s government from 1874 to 1880. The race was named in his honour in 1879, but he was an inveterate gambler who had huge debts with Agar-Robartes Bank and had to try to sell his Wimpole Hall Estate in Cambridgeshire in 1891. However, it failed to sell at auction and Lord Robartes, chairman of the Bank, had to accept the Estate in settlement of the debt.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Hardwicke Stakes over a mile and a half of the Swinley Course took place on Friday 13th June 1879 with £2000 added prize money and a massive 168 subscribers at 10 sovereigns each. The race was won by Lord Bradford's Chippendale, beating Lord Falmouth's Silvio and Mr W Crawfurd's Lancastrian by a head and 10 lengths in 2 minutes 56 seconds.

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                  1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021                
Jersey Stakes Group 3 7 furlongs 1919 (1849)

The Jersey Stakes, a Group 3 flat race over 7 furlongs for three-year-old horses, was established when a three-year cycle of races called the Triennial Stakes was discontinued after World War I. The Triennial Stakes had comprised a race for two-year-olds over 5 furlongs, a race for three-year-olds over 7 furlongs which was first run in 1849, and a race for four-year-olds over 2 miles. Horses would return each year to compete over the increasing distances. The Jersey Stakes replaced the second leg of the Triennial Stakes in 1919. It was named after the 4th Earl of Jersey, George Bussy Villiers, who served as MP for Tamworth, Aldborough (West Yorkshire) and Dover, and also served as the Master of the Buckhounds between 1782 and 1783. The race is now run on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.
Early history:- The forerunner of the Jersey Stakes, the second leg of the Triennial Stakes over 7 furlongs for 3-year-olds, was first run in 1849 when won by Borneo. The inaugural running of the Jersey Stakes was on Friday 20th June 1919 when Knight of the Air defeated HM The King's Viceroy and Sardis by a neck and 6 lengths.

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                  1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
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Kensington Palace Handicap Handicap Old Mile 2021

The Kensington Palace Handicap is a Handicap flat race over the Old Mile open to fillies and mares 4-year-olds and upwards, and was introduced in 2021 to extend the programme in a Covid hit year.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Kensington Palace Handicap Stakes took place on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

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King Edward VII Stakes Group 2 1 mile 4 furlongs 1834

The King Edward VII Stakes is a Group 2 flat race over 1 mile 3 furlongs and 211 yards, open to three-year-old colts and geldings, and takes place on the fourth day of the Royal meeting. It was originally known as the Ascot Derby, and in the early days both Oaks and Derby winners contested the race, but it was changed to its present name in 1926 in memory of King Edward VII.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Ascot Derby, forerunner of the King Edward VII Stakes, was held on Tuesday 17th June 1834 when won by the Epsom Oaks winner Pussy (4/7 fav), who beat Oaks runner-up Louisa by a length with two Derby subscribers behind, although those two colts did not ultimately contest the Epsom Derby.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

        1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
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1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
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King George V Stakes Handicap 1 mile 3 furlongs 211 yds 1946

The King George V Stakes is a flat handicap open to three-year-old horses over 1 mile 3 furlongs and 211 yards, and is run on the third day of the Royal meeting. The first running of the race was in July 1946, but not at the Royal meeting, although that race was for 3-year-olds over 1 1/2 miles and was won by Auralia ridden by Doug Smith.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the King George V Stakes Handicap was on Friday 19th July 1946, so not at the Royal meeting, and was won by Auralia, a grey colt by The Satrap out of Aura, who beat Live Letters and Bridle Path by 3/4 length and 1 1/2 lengths.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

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King's Stand Stakes Group 1 5 furlongs 1860

The King's Stand Stakes was created as a result of bad weather at Royal Ascot in 1860. Heavy rain made it impossible to run the Royal Stand Plate over its usual distance of 2 miles, so it was shortened to 5 furlongs on the only raceable part of the course. The amended version was called the Queen's Stand Plate, and it subsequently became the most important sprint at the Royal meeting. For a time it was open to horses aged two or older. It was renamed the King's Stand Stakes following the death of Queen Victoria and the accession of King Edward VII in 1901. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the King's Stand Stakes was given Group 1 status in 1973, although it was downgraded to Group 2 level in 1988, but regained its Group 1 status in 2008 and is contested on the opening day of the Royal meeting.
Early history:-The inaugural running of the Queen's Stand Plate for 300 sovereigns, on Tuesday 5th June 1860, saw a large field of superior quality headed by Baron Rothschild's Queen of the Vale (100/6) ridden by John Daley in a canter by 3 lengths from Brown Duchess (5/1), with two lengths back to Satellite (7/1) in third, and 14 others further adrift.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

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1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
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Norfolk Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1843

The Norfolk Stakes, a Group 2 flat race over 5 furlongs open to two-year-old horses, is currently staged on the third day of the Royal meeting. The event was established in 1843, and it was originally called the New Stakes. The inaugural running was won by Rattan. The race was renamed the Norfolk Stakes in 1973, in honour of the 16th Duke of Norfolk who served as the Royal Representative at Ascot from 1945 to 1972. For a time the event held Group 3 status, but it was promoted to Group 2 level in 2006.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the New Stakes, the forerunner of the Norfolk Stakes, over the 5 furlongs of the two-year-old course took place on Thursday 15th June 1843 and was won by Mr Crockford's Rattan (5/2) who beat Assay and Charming Kate by 3 lengths and 5 lengths.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

      1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
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2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
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Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap Handicap 5 furlongs 2020

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap is a Handicap flat race over 5 furlongs for 3-year-olds and was introduced in 2020 to extend the programme in a Covid hit year. It is a race which is particularly attractive to unexposed 3-year-old sprinters.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap took place on Friday 19th June 2020 when won by the King Power Racing owned Art Power (6/4 fav) who defeated Keep Busy (6/1), Dancin Inthestreet (9/1) and 18 others by 3 1/2 lengths and a neck.

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Prince of Wales's Stakes Group 1 1 mile 2 furlongs 1862

The Prince of Wales's Stakes, currently staged on the second day of the Royal meeting, was established in 1862, and named after the Prince of Wales at that time, the future King Edward VII. The original version was restricted to three-year-olds, and it was contested over 1 mile and 5 furlongs. The race was discontinued after World War II, when there was no Prince of Wales. It returned in 1968, a year before the investiture of Prince Charles. The distance of the new version was 1 mile and 2 furlongs, and it was now open to horses aged three or older. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Prince of Wales's Stakes was classed at Group 2 level. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 2000, and at this point the minimum age of participating horses was raised to four.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Prince of Wales's Stakes was on Tuesday 17th June 1862 over 1 mile 5 furlongs of the New Course. It was won by Carisbrook (100/8), beating Neptunus (4/1 joint favourite) and Hurricane (20/1) by 2 lengths and a head.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

    1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
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1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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Queen Alexandra Stakes Conditions race 2 miles 5 furlongs 159 yards 1864

The Queen Alexandra Stakes, named after the consort of King Edward VII, is a flat race over 2 miles 5 furlongs and 159 yards open to horses aged four years or older. It was established in 1864, and it was originally called the Alexandra Plate. It later became known as the Alexandra Stakes, and it was given its current title in 1931. It was formerly contested over 2 miles, 6 furlongs and 34 yards, but it was shortened as a result of the realignment of Ascot's track in 2005. The Queen Alexandra Stakes, the longest flat race in Britain, is traditionally the last race on the final day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting. It sometimes features horses which ran on the opening day in the Ascot Stakes, and the most recent to win both in the same year was Simenon in 2012.
Early history:- A massive field of 29 contested the very first running of the Alexandra Plate, forerunner of the Queen Alexandra Stakes, over the Old Mile on Friday 10th June 1864. It was won by Mr J Lowe's Anglo-Saxon (20/1) who defeated Crisis (5/1) and Exchequer (8/1) by 2 lengths and a length and a half.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

        1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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Queen Anne Stakes Group 1 1 mile 1840

The Queen Anne Stakes, originally open to horses aged three and older, was established in 1840, and during the early part of its history it was called the Trial Stakes. In 1930, it was renamed in honour of Queen Anne, the founder of Ascot Racecourse. The Queen Anne Stakes was classed as a Group 3 race in 1971, and it was promoted to Group 2 level in 1984. It was given Group 1 status in 2003, and at this point the minimum age of participating horses was raised to four. It is now the first race on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
Early history:- Queen Victoria was in attendance on Tuesday 16th June 1840 when the opening race, the Trial Stakes, was won by the Duke of Rutland's 4-year-old Flambeau (4/7 fav) ridden by Jem Robinson, beating Barabbas, Camelino and 3 others. Prestonjee Boinanjee (4/1) made the early running until half a mile from home, at which point Flambeau took over and went on to win unextended by an easy 2 lengths, making it back to back wins in 1841.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
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1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 5 furlongs 1921

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.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

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1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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Queen's Vase Group 2 1 mile 6 furlongs 1838

The Queen's Vase was established over a distance of 2 miles for 3-year-olds in 1838, and its original trophy was a gold vase donated by Queen Victoria valued at 200 sovereigns. The race was opened to older horses in 1840, and after the death of Queen Victoria its title was changed to the King's Vase in 1903, but it was renamed the Queen's Vase in 1960 in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Queen's Vase held Group 3 status. It was relegated to Listed class in 1986, and it was restricted to three-year-olds in 1987. It returned to Group 3 level in 1991 and was downgraded to Listed status again in 2014. However, in a move to recognise the importance of staying Flat races in the calendar the European Pattern Committee decided to upgrade the race to Group 2 status in 2017 while reducing its distance to 1 mile and 6 furlongs. The Queen's Vase is now contested on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting, and is one of three perpetual trophies at the meeting, along with the Gold Cup and Royal Hunt Cup, which can be kept permanently by the winning owners. The 2013 running was renamed the 'Queen's Vase in Memory of Sir Henry Cecil' in memory of Sir Henry Cecil who died on 11 June 2013. Sir Henry had, at that point, trained the winners of more races than anyone at the Royal meeting (75), including eight winners of the Queen's Vase.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Queen's Gold Vase over 2 miles on the Swinley Course took place on Tuesday 12th June 1838 when the Lord Exeter owned Mecca (5/2 jt fav) defeated dead-heaters Morella (5/2 jt fav) and Seth (5/1).

Complete race history and betting patterns.

                1838 1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
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1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
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1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
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Ribblesdale Stakes Group 2 1 mile 4 furlongs 1919

The Ribblesdale Stakes, a Group 2 race over 1 mile 4 furlongs is traditionally held on the third day of the Royal meeting, and is named in honour of the 4th Baron Ribblesdale, who served as the Master of the Buckhounds from 1892 to 1895. It was established in 1919, and was originally a 1-mile race open to three and four-year-olds of either gender. The race was abandoned throughout World War II, and after it returned its distance was extended to 1 1/2 miles, but was restricted to three-year-old fillies in 1950.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Ribblesdale Stakes was on day 3 of the Royal meeting on Thursday 19th June 1919 over a mile. It was won by Milton, a brown colt by Marcovil out of Misfit, who defeated his two rivals, Santa Cruz and Monaghan, by 2 lengths and 4 lengths.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

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1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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Royal Hunt Cup Handicap 1 mile 1843

The Royal Hunt Cup was established in 1843, originally contested on a right-handed course over 7 furlongs and 166 yards, although the race's distance was shortened to 7 furlongs and 155 yards in 1930, but was then extended to its present length in 1956. It is now run on a straight course on the second day of the Royal meeting, and usually features a large field. It is one of three perpetual trophies at the meeting, along with the Gold Cup and the Queen's Vase, which can be kept permanently by the winning owners.
Early history:- The inaugural running took place on Wednesday 14th June 1843 when won by Lord Chesterfield's Knight of the Whistle (5/1), with a triple dead-heat for second between Lord Milltown's Bourra Tomacha (20/1), Mr Balchin's Epaulette (20/1) and Colonel Peel's Garry Owen (12/1).

Complete race history and betting patterns.

      1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
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1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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Sandringham Stakes Handicap 1 mile 1834

The Sandringham Handicap, a flat handicap over a mile, is open to three-year-old fillies and takes place on the fourth day of the Royal meeting. The race was called the Fern Hill Rated Stakes until 2001, and was part of the Ascot Heath meeting held on the Saturday after Royal Ascot. Prior to 2018 it was run as a Listed handicap but was downgraded by the BHA to comply with a new rule that no handicap race could carry Listed or Group status.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Fern Hill Stakes over the New Mile, the forerunner of the Sandringham Stakes, took place at the Ascot Heath meeting on Tuesday 10th June 1834 and was won by Lord Chesterfield's Alexis 5/1) ridden by Scott, beating Skimmer and Olympic cleverly by a length.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

        1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
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1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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St James's Palace Stakes Group 1 1 mile 1834

The event is named after St James's Palace, a royal residence during the Tudor period. It was established in 1834, and the inaugural race resulted in a walkover. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the St. James's Palace Stakes was classed at Group 2 level. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 1988. It is contested on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the St James's Palace Stakes on Tuesday 10th June 1834 was a disappointing affair when 17 of the 18 subscribers were frightened off by the Derby winner Plenipotentiary who was left to walk-over. The next year the race was held on Tuesday 16th June 1835 contested by the Derby second and third, Ascot and Pelops. Ascot once again confirmed his superiority by a length, the same distance he had beaten Pelops by in the Epsom Derby the previous month.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

        1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
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1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
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1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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Triennial Stakes Third Leg Listed race Once round 1850

The Triennial Stakes, a three-year cycle of races, comprised a race for two-year-olds over 5 furlongs which was first contested in 1848 and which later evolved into the Chesham Stakes; a race for three-year-olds over 7 furlongs which was first run in 1849 and which later evolved into the Jersey Stakes, and the third leg, a race for four-year-olds over 2 miles. Horses would return each year to compete over the increasing distances, although the event was discontinued after the First World War.
Early history:- The First Leg of the First Triennial Stakes in 1848 saw the 2-year-old Elthiron defeat Borneo and Mounseer, while the next year, as 3-year-olds, Borneo got his revenge by winning the Second Leg of the First Triennial Stakes, beating Vatican and Elthiron. The Third, and final leg, of the First Triennial Stakes was held in 1850 and saw Vatican defeat Elthiron and Mounseer.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
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Windsor Castle Stakes Listed race 5 furlongs 1839

The Windsor Castle Stakes, a Listed race over 5 furlongs, is staged on the final day of the Royal meeting. It was first run at the Royal meeting in 1880, although prior to that a similarly named race was contested at Egham, and during the Second World War Windsor hosted a race called the 'Windsor Castle Stakes'. Furthermore, The Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot over the New Mile was first run in 1839 and is included in this section.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Windsor Castle Stakes over 5 furlongs and 136 yards was on Friday 11th June 1880 when Mr W G Craven's Capuchin (6/4 fav) defeated Sea Foam (100/30) and Agnes Ethel (6/1) by 4 lengths and a distance., although a race of the same name also was staged as early as 1839.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

                  1839
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
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Wokingham Stakes Handicap 6 furlongs 1813

The Wokingham Stakes, contested on the final day of the Royal meeting, is a flat handicap over 6 furlongs open to horses aged three years or older. The race is named after Wokingham, a market town 7.7 miles to the west of Ascot, and was established in 1813, the inaugural running being won by Pointers, owned by the Duke of York. For a number of years the Wokingham Stakes was divided into two or three separate classes, but it became a single race in 1874.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Wokingham Stakes over the New Mile was on Friday 18th June 1813 when a field of 14 was headed by the Duke of York's Pointers (8/1) who defeated Sorcery, Lodona and the well-backed 6/4 favourite Offas Dyke.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

      1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819
1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829
1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 A 1838 A 1839
1840 1841 A 1842 A 1843 A 1844 A 1845 A B 1846 A 1847 A 1848 A 1849 A
1850 A 1851 A 1852 A 1853 A 1854 A 1855 A 1856 A 1857 A 1858 A 1859
1860 A B 1861 A B 1862 A B 1863 A 1864 A 1865 A 1866 A 1867 A 1868 A 1869 A
1870 A 1871 A 1872 A 1873 A 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
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Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002

The Wolferton Stakes, a Listed race open to horses of four-year-old and upwards, is run over 1 mile 1 furlong and 212 yards (2,004 metres), and was first run in 2002 when Royal Ascot was extended to five days to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. It was named after the village of Wolferton, near Sandringham House and initially called the Wolferton Rated Stakes. The village contained a famous railway station which was opened in 1862 after Queen Victoria had purchased the site of Sandringham House as a Norfolk retreat. The station contained a set of elegant reception rooms used by successive generations of the Royal family. In 2018 the race was moved to the opening Tuesday of Royal Ascot and the handicap element was removed to comply with a recommendation that no handicap should carry Listed status, meaning it became a conventional Listed Race.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Wolferton Stakes, then known as the Wolferton Rated Stakes, was staged on Friday 21st June 2002 when Ulundi, owned by Mr D Heath, defeated Arabie and Rasm by a head and two lengths.

Complete race history and betting patterns.

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