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 2012 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 GATEWOOD William Buick John Gosden George Strawbridge 3/1 fav
2 BLACK SPIRIT Adam Kirby Clive Cox A D Spence 20/1
3 MIJHAAR Neil Callan Roger Varian Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 9/2
4 QARAABA George Baker Seamus Durack Alice Bamford & Michael Tabor 9/2
5 RETRIEVE Frankie Dettori Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 14/1
6 KIRTHILL Ryan Moore Luca Cumani Leonidas Marinopoulos 9/1
7 SIRVINO Richard Hughes David Barron Theo Williams & C Mocatta 12/1
8 OPERA GAL David Probert Andrew Balding Mr Jeff Smith 33/1
9 HYPER Johnny Murtagh Chad C Brown Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey 25/1
10 CON ARTIST Silvestre De Sousa Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 16/1
11 FRENCH NAVY Mickael Barzalona Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 9/1
12 BEACHFIRE Paul Hanagan John Gosden Princess Haya of Jordan 20/1
13 OTTOMAN EMPIRE James Doyle David Simcock Ahmad Al Shaikh 25/1
This race took place on Friday 22nd June 2012, the winner, a bay horse by Galileo out of Felicity, won a first prize of £31,190 (equivalent to £38,000 in 2020). Over round 122%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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