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 2016 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 SIR ISAAC NEWTON Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith,Tabor,Magnier 7/1
2 SECOND WAVE Adam Kirby Charlie Appleby Godolphin 20/1
3 REVOLUTIONIST James McDonald Mark Johnstone Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed 9/1
4 ARTHENUS Frederick Tylicki James Fanshawe A Coombs & J Rowley 12/1
5 EDUCATE Mickael Barzalona Ismail Mohammed Sultan Ali 16/1
6 BEST OF TIMES James Doyle Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 4/1 fav
7 FIRE FIGHTING Joe Fanning Mark Johnston A D Spence 25/1
8 NOBLE GIFT Callum Shepherd William Knight Canisbay Bloodstock 33/1
9 MALEFICENT QUEEN Phillip Makin Keith Dalgleish Weldspec Glasgow Ltd 9/2
10 BATTALION Pat Cosgrave William Haggas Sheikh Juma Dalmook 25/1
11 NOT SO SLEEPY Jim Crowley Hughie Morrison Lady Blyth 25/1
12 MAVERICK WAVE Robert Havlin John Gosden Godolphin 20/1
13 WHAT ABOUT CARLO Jimmy Fortune Eve Johnson Houghton Anthony Pye-Jeary 20/1
14 PACIFY Fran Berry Ralph Beckett Prince of Wales et al 6/1
15 OCEANOGRAPHER William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 8/1
This race took place on Saturday 18th June 2016, the winner, a bay horse by Galileo out of Shastye, won a first prize of £45,368 (equivalent to £51,000 in 2020). Over round 129%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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