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 2021 Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 JUAN ELCANO Andrea Atzeni Kevin Ryan Sheikh Mohammed Obaid 14/1
2 PATRICK SARSFIELD Tom Marquand Joseph O'Brien Mrs C Regalado-Gonzalez 4/1 jt fav
3 SOLID STONE Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Saeed Suhail 4/1 jt fav
4 BLUE CUP William Buick David Menuisier M Watt, G Ryan, R David 17/2
5 EUCHEN GLEN Paul Mulrennan Jim Goldie W M Johnstone 22/1
6 FELIX Oisin Murphy Marco Botti K Sohi & Partner 13/2
7 FOX TAL Silvestre De Sousa Andrew Balding King Power Racing 8/1
8 DAWAAM Jim Crowley Owen Burrows Shadwell Estate Company 28/1
9 FATHER OF JAZZ Callum Shepherd Roger Varian Gredley Family 18/1
10 PALAVECINO Martin Dwyer Brian Meehan Araam 11/1
11 VICTORY CHIME Rob Hornby Ralph Beckett A Nevin 25/1
12 FOREST OF DEAN Frankie Dettori John & Thady Gosden Godolphin 10/1
13 VOLCANIC SKY Pat Cosgrave Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 33/1
This race took place on Tuesday 15th June 2021, the winner, a chestnut gelding by Frankel out of Whatami, won a first prize of £44,400. Over round 119%
Wolferton Stakes Listed race 1 mile 2 furlongs 2002
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