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 2015 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 MAHSOOB Paul Hanagan John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 7/4 fav
2 SENNOCKIAN STAR Franny Norton Mark Johnston The Vine Accord 12/1
3 FIRE FIGHTING Paul Mulrennan Mark Johnston A D Spence 16/1
4 MOUNT LOGAN Andrea Atzeni Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed Obaid 11/1
5 PROVENANCE Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 10/1
6 FATTSOTA Richard Hughes David O'Meara Middleham Park Racing 25/1
7 FIRST FLIGHT James Doyle Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 5/1
8 NICEOFYOUTOTELLME Pat Dobbs Ralph Beckett R Roberts 12/1
9 COLLABORATION David Probert Andrew Balding Another Bottle Racing/Pegum et al 8/1
10 SUPER MOON Cristian Demuro Kazuo Fujisawa Hidetoshi Yamamoto 16/1
11 EDUCATE Adam Kirby Isanil Mohammed Sultan Ali 14/1
12 GROUNDBREAKING William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 25/1
13 DON'T STARE Tom Queally James Fanshawe Guy Gredley 33/1
This race took place on Saturday 20th June 2015, the winner, a bay horse by Dansili out of Mooakada, won a first prize of £39,697 (equivalent to £45,000 in 2020). Over round 127%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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