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Queen Anne Stakes

Group 1 race
Queen Anne Stakes
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1840
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
1 lb for S. Hemisphere 4yo
Purse £250,000 (2009)
1st: £167,471

The Queen Anne 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 (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

The race was created in 1840, and for the first part of its history it was called the Trial Stakes. In its original form it was contested by horses aged three or older. The title was changed in 1930 to commemorate Queen Anne, the monarch who established racing at Ascot in the early 18th century.

When the current system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Queen Anne Stakes was classed at Group 3 level, and it was subsequently promoted to Group 2 in 1984. It was given Group 1 status in 2003, and simultaneously the minimum age was raised to four. It is presently the first race on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Flambeau – 1840, 1841
  • Toastmaster – 1885, 1886
  • Worcester – 1895, 1896
  • Dean Swift – 1906, 1907

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Sir Gordon RichardsSunderland (1925), Sundry (1927), Coldstream (1931), Fair Trial (1935), Pambidian (1949), Southborne (1952)
  • Frankie DettoriMarkofdistinction (1990), Allied Forces (1997), Intikhab (1998), Dubai Destination (2003), Refuse to Bend (2004), Ramonti (2007)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Saeed bin SuroorCharnwood Forest (1996), Allied Forces (1997), Intikhab (1998), Cape Cross (1999), Dubai Destination (2003), Refuse to Bend (2004), Ramonti (2007)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • GodolphinCharnwood Forest (1996), Allied Forces (1997), Intikhab (1998), Cape Cross (1999), Dubai Destination (2003), Refuse to Bend (2004), Ramonti (2007)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Blue Refrain 4 Brian Rouse John Benstead Mrs L. Wood
1981 Belmont Bay 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Daniel Wildenstein
1982 Mr Fluorocarbon 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil James McAllister
1983 Valiyar 4 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil G. Vanian
1984 Trojan Fen 3 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Stavros Niarchos 1:40.47
1985 Rousillon 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Khalid Abdullah 1:40.27
1986 Pennine Walk 4 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Mrs S. Niarchos 1:40.80
1987 Then Again 4 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani R. J. Shannon 1:44.28
1988 Waajib 5 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:47.06
1989 Warning 4 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood Khalid Abdullah 1:39.95
1990 Markofdistinction 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Gerald Leigh 1:39.68
1991 Sikeston 5 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Luciano Gaucci 1:41.93
1992 Lahib 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:38.64
1993 Alflora 4 Michael Kinane Clive Brittain Circlechart Ltd 1:43.16
1994 Barathea 4 Michael Kinane Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed 1:39.52
1995 Nicolotte 4 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing 1:40.28
1996 Charnwood Forest 4 Michael Kinane Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.71
1997 Allied Forces 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:39.72
1998 Intikhab 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:39.90
1999 Cape Cross 5 Gary Stevens Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:39.72
2000 Kalanisi 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 1:39.68
2001 Medicean 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:40.46
2002 No Excuse Needed 4 Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:40.66
2003 Dubai Destination 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.56
2004 Refuse to Bend 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:39.14
2005 Valixir [1] 4 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre HH Aga Khan IV 1:36.64
2006 Ad Valorem 4 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Ingham 1:40.00
2007 Ramonti 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.21
2008 Haradasun 5 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tagg / Magnier et al. 1:38.98
2009 Paco Boy 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Calvera Partnership 2 1:39.31
2010 Goldikova 5 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:37.74

1 The 2005 running took place at York.

Earlier winners

  • 1840 - Flambeau
  • 1841 - Flambeau
  • 1842 - Satirist
  • 1843 - Poison
  • 1844 - Corranna
  • 1845 - The Libel
  • 1846 - The Conjuror
  • 1847 - Prussic Acid
  • 1848 - War Eagle
  • 1849 - Collingwood
  • 1850 - Flatcatcher
  • 1851 - The Moor
  • 1852 - Officious
  • 1853 - Ariosto
  • 1854 - Crosslanes
  • 1855 - Coroner
  • 1856 - Spindle
  • 1857 - The Early Bird
  • 1858 - Rosabel
  • 1859 - Sedbury
  • 1860 - Cock-a-hoop
  • 1861 - Buccaneer
  • 1862 - Duke Rollo
  • 1863 - Tippler
  • 1864 - Auditor
  • 1865 - Heir-in-Law
  • 1866 - Out and Outer
  • 1867 - Black Diamond
  • 1868 - filly by Newminster
  • 1869 - Vagabond
  • 1870 - Green Riband
  • 1871 - Sir Hugo
  • 1872 - Como
  • 1873 - Moorlands
  • 1874 - Thunder
  • 1875 - Conductor
  • 1876 - Jester
  • 1877 - Plaisante
  • 1878 - Post Haste
  • 1879 - Alchemist
  • 1880 - Ragman
  • 1881 - Cradle
  • 1882 - Valentino
  • 1883 - Geheimniss
  • 1884 - Legacy
  • 1885 - Toastmaster
  • 1886 - Toastmaster
  • 1887 - no race
  • 1888 - Zest
  • 1889 - Nasr-el-Din
  • 1890 - True Blue II
  • 1891 - Caliche
  • 1892 - Tostig
  • 1893 - Workington
  • 1894 - Best Man
  • 1895 - Worcester
  • 1896 - Worcester
  • 1897 - Kilcock
  • 1898 - Collar
  • 1899 - Good Luck
  • 1900 - colt by Torpedo
  • 1901 - Watershed
  • 1902 - Rose Blair
  • 1903 - Littleton
  • 1904 - Grey Plume
  • 1905 - Nabot
  • 1906 - Dean Swift
  • 1907 - Dean Swift
  • 1908 - Llangwm
  • 1909 - St. Michan
  • 1911 - Hornet's Beauty
  • 1912 - Berrilldon
  • 1913 - Lomond
  • 1914 - Bridge of Orchy
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Ciceronnetta
  • 1921 - Plymstock
  • 1922 - Collaborator
  • 1923 - Friar
  • 1924 - Brimstone
  • 1925 - Sunderland
  • 1926 - Bulger
  • 1927 - Sundry
  • 1928 - Fohanaun
  • 1929 - Aristotle
  • 1930 - The Recorder
  • 1931 - Coldstream
  • 1932 - Unlikely
  • 1933 - Madagascar
  • 1934 - Spend a Penny
  • 1936 - Hindoo Holiday
  • 1937 - Tempest II
  • 1938 - St. Magnus
  • 1939 - Mac Kann
  • 1940–45 - no race
  • 1947 - Woodruffe
  • 1948 - Solina
  • 1949 - Pambidian
  • 1950 - Garrick
  • 1951 - Neron
  • 1952 - Southborne
  • 1953 - Argur
  • 1954 - Upadee
  • 1955 - Golden Planet
  • 1956 - Kandy Sauce
  • 1957 - Baron's Folly
  • 1958 - Teynham
  • 1959 - Lucky Guy
  • 1960 - Blast
  • 1961 - Amber Light
  • 1962 - Nereus
  • 1963 - Welsh Rake
  • 1964 - Princelone
  • 1965 - Showdown
  • 1966 - Tesco Boy
  • 1967 - Good Match
  • 1968 - Virginia Gentleman
  • 1969 - Town Crier
  • 1970 - Welsh Pageant
  • 1971 - Roi Soleil
  • 1972 - Sparkler
  • 1973 - Sun Prince
  • 1974 - Brook *
  • 1975 - Imperial March
  • 1976 - Ardoon
  • 1977 - Jellaby
  • 1978 - Radetzky
  • 1979 - Baptism

* The first three finishers in 1974, Confusion, Gloss and Royal Prerogative, were all disqualified.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Queen Anne Stakes (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 64. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1840 – the Queen Anne Stakes is included under its original title, Trial Stakes.



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