Royal Ascot: Wolferton Stakes

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.

Wolferton Rated Stakes 2004 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 RED FORT Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Red Fort Partnership 6/1
2 PROMOTION Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute HM The Queen 2/1 fav
3 BLYTHE KNIGHT Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 10/1
4 PERSIAN LIGHTNING Mick Kinane John Dunlop Wildflower Overseas Holdings 6/1
5 BONECRUSHER Tom Queally David Loder Mohammed Rashid 16/1
6 FOODBROKER FOUNDER Dane O'Neill David Elsworth Nicholas Alexander 25/1
7 ANANI Jamie Spencer Ed Dunlop Mohammed Jaber 25/1
8 MILLAFONIC Darryll Holland Luca Cumani Lancen Farm Partnership 8/1
9 CORRIOLANUS Gary Stevens Philip Mitchell Richard J Cohen 33/1
10 COMPTON BOLTER Richard Hughes Gerard Butler Erik Penser 16/1
11 AKSHAR Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Dr R Lambe 12/1
12 ULUNDI T Quinn Paul Webber D Heath 25/1
13 SIR GEORGE TURNER Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Paul Dean 50/1
14 TUNING FORK Jimmy Quinn John Akehurst Canisbay Bloodstock 33/1
This race took place on Friday 18th June 2004, the winner, a bay gelding by Green Desert out of Red Bouquet, won a first prize of £23,200 (equivalent to £36,000 in 2020). Over round 121%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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