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 2006 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 I'M SO LUCKY Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Mrs S J Brookhouse 16/1
2 WILD SAVANNAH Jimmy Fortune John Gosden A E Oppenheimer 9/2
3 CROSSPEACE Royston Ffrench Mark Johnston Favourites Racing 20/1
4 BLUE MONDAY Steve Drowne Roger Charlton Mountgrange Stud 15/2
5 STAR OF LIGHT Alan Munro Brian Meehan J H Widdows 6/1
6 BOULE D'OR Michael Hills John Akehurst Friends & Family 16/1
7 SALAMANCA Jamie Spencer Sylvester Kirk Wood Street Syndicate 25/1
8 COURAGEOUS DUKE Olivier Peslier Jeremy Noseda Lucayan Stud 33/1
9 FORWARD MOVE Ryan Moore Richard Hannon HM The Queen 50/1
10 BLUE SPINNAKER Paul Mulrennan Mick Easterby G H Sparkes 12/1
11 MOMTIC Kieren Fallon William Jarvis Heath, Keena, & Verrier 10/1
12 PUBLIC FORUM Richard Hughes Sir Michael Stoute Khaled Abdulla 7/2 fav
13 KINGS QUAY Graham Gibbons John Quinn Miss Marie Taylor 20/1
14 COMPTON BOLTER Frankie Dettori Gerard Butler Erik Penser 33/1
15 KEW GREEN Dane O'Neill Paul Webber Peter S Jensen 33/1
16 GRAND PASSION Ted Durcan Geoff Wragg H H Morriss 33/1
This race took place on Friday 23rd June 2006, the winner, a bay horse by Zilzal out of City of Angels, won a first prize of £31,229 (equivalent to £46,000 in 2020). Over round 123%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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