Queen Alexandra Stakes
The Queen Alexandra Stakes is a 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 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 159 yards (4,370 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.
The event is named after Queen Alexandra, the consort of King Edward VII. It was established in 1864, and it was originally called the "Alexandra Plate". It later became the "Alexandra Stakes", and this was changed to its current title in 1931. The Queen Alexandra Stakes is traditionally the last race on the final day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
It is Britain's longest flat race, with a distance 37 yards longer than that of the Marathon Handicap at Pontefract. It was formerly contested over 2 miles, 6 furlongs and 34 yards. This was cut to the present length as a result of the realignment of Ascot's track in 2005. The extreme distance tends to attract a varied field, and it often features hurdlers. It is sometimes contested by horses which ran in the Ascot Stakes earlier in the week – the last to win both events in the same year was Baddam in 2006.
Perhaps the most famous winner of the Queen Alexandra Stakes is Brown Jack. He recorded six consecutive victories in the race from 1929 to 1934.
Winners since 1986
|1986||Otabari||4||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||4:51.32|
|1987||Sprowston Boy||4||Gay Kelleway||Paul Kelleway||5:21.58|
|1988||Overdrive||4||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||5:01.91|
|1989||Ala Hounak||5||Billy Newnes||Frankie Durr||5:00.63|
|1990||Regal Reform||7||Dean McKeown||George Moore||5:05.65|
|1991||Easy to Please||4||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||5:01.10|
|1992||Romany Rye||4||Walter Swinburn||Geoff Wragg||4:54.15|
|1993||Riszard||4||Christy Roche||Jim Bolger||5:18.57|
|1994||Cuff Link||4||Pat Eddery||Dick Hern||4:57.66|
|1995||Cuff Link||5||Paul Eddery||Dick Hern||4:56.73|
|1996||Admiral's Well||6||Richard Quinn||Reg Akehurst||4:52.05|
|1997||Canon Can||4||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||5:07.37|
|1998||Dovedon Star||4||Frankie Dettori||Anthony Kelleway||5:02.44|
|1999||San Sebastian||5||Michael Kinane||Michael Grassick||4:55.32|
|2000||Dominant Duchess||6||Richard Quinn||John Hills||4:56.57|
|2001||Life Is Life||5||Philip Robinson||Michael Jarvis||4:51.26|
|2002||Cover Up||5||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||4:53.89|
|2003||Cover Up||6||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||4:47.89|
|2004||Corrib Eclipse||5||John Egan||Jamie Poulton||4:57.41|
|2005||Cruzspiel ||5||Johnny Murtagh||James Fanshawe||4:47.15|
|2006||Baddam||4||Ian Mongan||Mick Channon||5:04.06|
|2007||Enjoy the Moment||4||Jamie Spencer||Jamie Osborne||4:56.25|
|2008||Honolulu||4||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||4:49.07|
|2009||Caracciola||12||Eddie Ahern||Nicky Henderson||4:53.90|
|2010||Bergo||7||Ryan Moore||Gary L Moore||4:47.79|
- galopp-sieger.de – Queen Alexandra Stakes.
- pedigreequery.com – Queen Alexandra Stakes – Ascot.
- Recurring sporting events established in 1864 – the Queen Alexandra Stakes is included under its original title, Alexandra Plate.