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 2017 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 SNOANO David Allan Tim Easterby M J Macleod 25/1
2 MAJEED Jamie Spencer David Simcock Khalifa Dasmal 25/1
3 KIDMENEVER William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 6/1
4 MAVERICK WAY James Doyle John Gosden Godolphin 20/1
5 AYRAD Ryan Moore Roger Charlton Al Homaizi & Al Sagar 16/1
6 SCARLET DRAGON Tom Marquand Eve Johnson Houghton HP Red Scarlet Dragon 12/1
7 RESTORER Martin Dwyer William Muir C L A Edginton 20/1
8 MUNTAZAH David Probert Owen Burrows Hamdan Al Maktoum 16/1
9 DRAGON MALL Josephine Gordon David Simcock Mohammed Jaber 20/1
10 TUMBAGA Silvestre De Sousa Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 16/1
11 CENTRAL SQUARE Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian Clipper Logistics 7/1
12 ELBERETH Oisin Murphy Andrew Balding David Taylor 8/1
13 KHAIRAAT Jim Crowley Sir Michael Stoute Hamdan Al Maktoum 3/1 fav
14 ALLEZ HENRI Aurelien Lemaitre D & O Prod'Homme Ascot Club 50/1
15 MYTHICAL MADNESS Danny Tudhope David O'Meara J C G Chua 14/1
16 PACIFY Pat Smullen Ralph Beckett Prince of Wales et al 8/1
This race took place on Saturday 24th June 2017, the winner, a bay horse by Nayef out of White Dress, won a first prize of £45,368 (equivalent to £49,000 in 2020). Over round 130%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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