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 2010 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 RAINBOW PEAK Neil Callan Michael Jarvis Peter Savill 13/8 fav
2 KINGS GAMBIT Micky Fenton Tom Tate Mrs Fitri Hay 25/1
3 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute HM The Queen 15/2
4 SALUTE HIM Johnny Murtagh A J Martin Byrne Bros 16/1
5 THREE MOONS Richard Hughes Harry Dunlop Mrs Ben Goldsmith 33/1
6 INDIAN DAYS Paul Mulrennan James Given D J Fish 20/1
7 ALBAQAA Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey Mrs Josephine Tattersall 10/1
8 TRAFFIC GUARD Jamie Spencer Paul Cole Mrs Fitri Hay 16/1
9 FIERY LAD Kieren Fallon Luca Cumani Samanda Racing 8/1
10 BEAUCHAMP XERXES Dane O'Neill Gerard Butler Erik Penser 28/1
11 ANTINORI Ahmed Ajtebi Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 20/1
12 TARTAN GIGHA Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Mrs I Bird 14/1
13 EASTERN ARIA Frankie Dettori Mark Johnston Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed 14/1
14 STEELE TANGO Liam Keniry Roger Teal Thirty Acre Racing Partnership 28/1
15 HALICARNASSUS Alan Munro Mick Channon Doric Racing 25/1
This race took place on Friday 18th June 2010, the winner, a bay horse by Hernando out of Celtic Fling, won a first prize of £28,385 (equivalent to £37,000 in 2020). Over round 123%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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