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 2011 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 BEACHFIRE William Buick John Gosden Princess Haya of Jordan 12/1
2 LOST IN THE MOMENT Mickael Barzalona Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 8/1
3 WAYDOWNSOUTH Danny Grant Patrick Flynn W J Souths Racing Club 20/1
4 RIGHT STEP Jim Crowley Alan Jarvis Pope & Jarvis Associates 16/1
5 BEA REMEMBERED Martin Dwyer Brian Meehan Mrs Perie O'Rourke 16/1
6 GALLIC STAR Hugh Bowman Mick Channon Jon & Julia Aisbitt 40/1
7 GREEN DESTINY Michael Hills William Haggas Al Homaizi & Al Sagar 6/4 fav
8 RIGGINS Neil Callan Ed Walker Dubai Thoroughbred Racing 40/1
9 BALDUCCI Jimmy Fortune Andrew Balding Al Asyal Bloodstock 25/1
10 CIRCUMVENT Tom Queally Paul Cole Fairy Story Partnership 20/1
11 SHAMALI Ryan Moore William Haggas Abdulla Al Khalifa 8/1
12 RESURGE Fergus Sweeney Stuart Kittow Chris & David Stam 16/1
13 WORLD HERITAGE Darryll Holland Robert Eddery E Phillips & Gigles Partnership 33/1
14 SPANISH DUKE Eddie Ahern John Dunlop Wildflower Overseas Holdings 8/1
This race took place on Friday 17th June 2011, the winner, a chestnut horse by Indian Haven out of Maine Lobster, won a first prize of £28,385 (equivalent to £35,000 in 2020). Over round 120%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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