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Prince of Wales's Stakes

Group 1 race
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1862
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1m 2f (2,012 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
3 lb for S. Hemisphere 4yo
Purse £450,000 (2009)
1st: £255,465

The Prince of Wales's Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

The event was established in 1862, and it was named after the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII. The original version was contested over 1 mile and 5 furlongs, and it was restricted to horses aged three. This format continued until 1939.

When racing resumed after World War II the Prince of Wales's Stakes was initially absent – there was no Prince of Wales at that time. The event was restored to the calendar in 1968, one year before the investiture of Prince Charles. The distance of the new version was set at 1 mile and 2 furlongs, and it was now open to horses aged three or older.

The current system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prince of Wales's Stakes was subsequently classed at Group 2 level. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 2000, and simultaneously its minimum age was raised to four. It is presently contested on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Connaught – 1969, 1970
  • Muhtarram – 1994, 1995

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Morny Cannon – Matchmaker (1895), Shaddock (1896), Manners (1899), Simon Dale (1900), Rydal Head (1904), Plum Centre (1905)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • John PorterOssory (1888), Watercress (1892), Matchmaker (1895), Shaddock (1896), Manners (1899), Simon Dale (1900), Rydal Head (1904), Plum Centre (1905)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • 17th Earl of DerbyStedfast (1911), Sansovino (1924), Caissot (1926), Hyperion (1933), Heliopolis (1939)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Crimson Beau 4 Lester Piggott Paul Cole H. Spearing 2:06.80
1980 Ela-Mana-Mou 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Simon Weinstock 2:10.57
1981 Hard Fought 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Brook Holliday 2:05.80
1982 Kind of Hush 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Tony Shead 2:09.30
1983 Stanerra 5 Brian Rouse Frank Dunne Frank Dunne 2:06.50
1984 Morcon 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Lord Rotherwick 2:06.90
1985 Bob Back 4 Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis Antonio Balzarini 2:05.90
1986 English Spring 4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:08.80
1987 Mtoto 4 Richard Hills Alec Stewart Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:07.27
1988 Mtoto 5 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:12.84
1989 Two Timing 3 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 2:04.90
1990 Batshoof 4 Pat Eddery Ben Hanbury Muttar Salem 2:06.72
1991 Stagecraft 4 Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.58
1992 Perpendicular [1] 4 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 2:04.13
1993 Placerville 3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:08.65
1994 Muhtarram 5 Willie Carson John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:05.11
1995 Muhtarram 6 Willie Carson John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:04.94
1996 First Island 4 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing 2:02.76
1997 Bosra Sham 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil Wafic Saïd 2:04.16
1998 Faithful Son 4 John Reid Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:08.30
1999 Lear Spear 4 Michael Kinane David Elsworth Raymond Tooth 2:04.37
2000 Dubai Millennium 4 Jerry Bailey Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:07.48
2001 Fantastic Light 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:04.40
2002 Grandera 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:04.43
2003 Nayef 5 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:05.30
2004 Rakti 5 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Gary A. Tanaka 2:04.95
2005 Azamour [2] 4 Michael Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 2:08.15
2006 Ouija Board 5 Olivier Peslier Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:06.92
2007 Manduro 5 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Baron Georg von Ullmann 2:05.91
2008 Duke of Marmalade 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:05.35
2009 Vision d'Etat 4 Olivier Peslier Eric Libaud Detré / Libaud 2:06.90
2010 Byword 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:05.35

1 Kooyonga finished first in 1992, but she was relegated to third place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
2 The 2005 running took place at York.

Earlier winners

  • 1862 - Carisbrook
  • 1863 - Avenger
  • 1864 - Ely
  • 1865 - Breadalbane
  • 1866 - Rustic
  • 1867 - Vauban
  • 1868 - King Alfred
  • 1869 - Martyrdom
  • 1870 - King o'Scots
  • 1871 - King of the Forest
  • 1872 - Queen's Messenger
  • 1873 - Kaiser
  • 1874 - Leolinus
  • 1875 - Earl of Dartrey
  • 1876 - Petrarch
  • 1877 - Glen Arthur
  • 1878 - Glengarry
  • 1879 - Wheel of Fortune
  • 1880 - Zealot
  • 1882 - Quicklime
  • 1883 - Galliard
  • 1884 - Sir Reuben
  • 1885 - Pepper and Salt
  • 1886 - Button Park
  • 1887 - Claymore
  • 1888 - Ossory
  • 1889 - Donovan
  • 1890 - Alloway
  • 1891 - Melody
  • 1892 - Watercress
  • 1893 - Red Ensign
  • 1894 - Contract
  • 1895 - Matchmaker
  • 1896 - Shaddock
  • 1897 - Galtee More
  • 1898 - Jeddah
  • 1899 - Manners
  • 1900 - Simon Dale
  • 1901 - Veronese
  • 1903 - Mead
  • 1904 - Rydal Head
  • 1905 - Plum Centre
  • 1906 - Sancy
  • 1907 - Qu'Appelle
  • 1908 - Santo Strato
  • 1910 - Greenback
  • 1911 - Stedfast
  • 1912 - Catmint
  • 1913 - Louvois
  • 1914 - Marten
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Dominion
  • 1920 - All Prince
  • 1921 - Polymestor
  • 1922 - Villars
  • 1923 - Eastern Monarch
  • 1924 - Sansovino
  • 1925 - Warminster
  • 1926 - Caissot
  • 1927 - Chantery
  • 1928 - Potocki
  • 1929 - Lyme Regis
  • 1930 - Parenthesis
  • 1931 - Sir Andrew
  • 1932 - Sigiri
  • 1934 - Achtenan
  • 1935 - Assignation
  • 1936 - Valerian
  • 1937 - Cold Scent
  • 1938 - L'Ouragan III
  • 1939 - Heliopolis
  • 1940–67 - no race
  • 1969 - Connaught
  • 1970 - Connaught
  • 1971 - Arthur
  • 1973 - Gift Card
  • 1974 - Admetus
  • 1975 - Record Run
  • 1976 - Anne's Pretender
  • 1977 - Lucky Wednesday
  • 1978 - Gunner B

* Cupbearer finished first in 1902, but he was subsequently disqualified.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prince of Wales's Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 66. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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