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 2014 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 CONTRIBUTER George Baker Ed Dunlop George Bolton 9/1
2 BOLD SNIPER Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute HM The Queen 2/1 fav
3 CAFE SOCIETY Jim Crowley Gai Waterhouse Barrett, McClure, Scarborough 6/1
4 SENNOCKIAN STAR Joe Fanning Mark Johnston The Vine Accord 25/1
5 HALL OF MIRRORS Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith, Magnier,Tabor 14/1
6 ENERGIZER Adam Kirby Charlie Appleby Godolphin 16/1
7 DICK DOUGHTYWYLIE William Buick John Gosden Ms Rachel Hood 12/1
8 BOOMSHACKERLACKER Pat Cosgrave George Baker PJL Racing 16/1
9 REBELLIOUS GUEST Olivier Peslier George Margarson John Guest Racing 33/1
10 WIGMORE HALL Tom Queally Michael Bell M B Hawtin 14/1
11 EDU QUERIDO Martin Harley Marco Botti Stefan Friborg 50/1
12 FIRST MOHICAN Richard Hughes Alan King W H Ponsonby 16/1
13 SAXO JACK Kieren Fallon Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 5/1
This race took place on Friday 20th June 2014, the winner, a bay horse by High Chaparral out of Serisa, won a first prize of £39,697 (equivalent to £45,000 in 2020). Over round 122%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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