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 2019 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ADDEYBB Danny Tudhope William Haggas Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 5/1
2 MAGIC WAND Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor,Smith,Magnier 9/2 fav
3 ELARQAM Jim Crowley Mark Johnston Hamdan Al Maktoum 5/1
4 LATROBE Donnacha O'Brien Joseph O'Brien Lloyd J Williams 12/1
5 MOUNTAIN ANGEL Oisin Murphy Roger Varian Zaid A Galadari 11/1
6 RIVEN LIGHT Colin Keane Willie Mullins Mrs S Ricci 17/2
7 MOUNTAIN HUNTER Chrsitophe Soumillon Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 25/1
8 STAR OF BENGAL Frankie Dettori John Gosden Lady Bamford 13/2
9 OASIS CHARM Adam Kirby Charlie Appleby Godolphin 20/1
10 ZORION Kerrin McEvoy Charlie Appleby Godolphin 66/1
11 ZIHBA Chris Hayes J A Stack Al Shaqab Racing 66/1
12 MASTER OF THE WORLD Sean Levey David Elsworth K Quinn & C Benham 100/1
13 FIRST NATION James Doyle Charlie Appleby Godolphin 12/1
14 WILLIE JOHN Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian Sheikh Mohammed Obaid 10/1
15 GLOBAL GIANT Gerald Mosse Ed Dunlop Al Adiyat Racing 50/1
16 DOLPHIN VISTA Harry Bentley Ralph Beckett Y Nasib 33/1
This race took place on Tuesday 18th June 2019, the winner, a chestnut horse by Pivotal out of Bush Cat, won a first prize of £56,710 (equivalent to £58,000 in 2020). Over round 126%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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