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 2005 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 IMPERIAL STRIDE Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute Saeed Suhail 25/1
2 MULLINS BAY Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor 5/1
3 THYOLO Philip Robinson Clive Cox Mike Watts & S Woodhams 20/1
4 DESERT QUEST Jamie Spencer David Loder Ballygallon Stud Ltd 20/1
5 PROMOTION Mick Kinane Sir Michael Stoute HM The Queen 7/2 fav
6 COURAGEOUS DUKE Darryll Holland Jeremy Noseda Lucayan Stud 16/1
7 BOULE D'OR Nigel Day John Akehurst Friends & Family 16/1
8 SIMPLE EXCHANGE Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Dr Michael Smurfitt 4/1
9 DASHING HOME Richard Hughes Noel Meade Mrs P Towey 20/1
10 RED LANCER John Egan Richard Price The 3 Leathams 33/1
11 ETESAAL Kerrin McEvoy Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 17/2
12 BLUE SPINNAKER T Quinn Michael Easterby G H Sparkes 20/1
13 FINE SILVER Jimmy Fortune Paul Cole Miss A Shaykutdinova 66/1
14 PERSIAN LIGHNTING Ian Mongan John Dunlop Wildflower Overseas Holdings 20/1
15 PUKKA Nicky Mackay Luca Cumani Fittocks Stud 20/1
16 HELM BANK Joe Fanning Gerard Butler Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook 100/1
17 COLISAY Johnny Murtagh Amanda Perrett Robert Brown & Partners 20/1
18 MAZUNA Ryan Moore Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 100/1
19 ARTISTIC STYLE Alan Munro Brian Ellison Mr & Mrs D Gamble 100/1
20 CORRIOLANUS Kevin Darley Philip Mitchell Richard J Cohen 66/1
This race took place at York on Friday 17th June 2005, the winner, a bay horse by Indian Ridge out of Place De L'Opera, won a first prize of £23,200 (equivalent to £35,000 in 2020). Over round 128%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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