Royal Ascot: Ascot Stakes

The Ascot Stakes is a flat handicap open to horses aged four years or older and it is scheduled to take place each year in June on the first day of the meeting.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Ascot Stakes over two and a half miles was on Tuesday 28th May 1839 when Mr Forth’s 3-year-old Merchant filly defeated The Skater and Hyllus.

Ascot Stakes 1841 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 WELFARE Nat Flatman Robert Robson 4-7st 11lbs Mr John Payne 2/1 fav
2 THE CURRIER S Rogers 5-8st 3lbs Duke of Richmond 3/1
3 HYLLUS H Edwards 5-9st 2lbs Mr Lichtwald 7/1
4 ARCTIC Conolly aged-9st 0lbs Mr Herbert 20/1
5 THE CORSAIR John Day 5-8st 13lbs Lord Lichfield 20/1
6 BEDFORD Jem Robinson 5-8st 11lbs Mr Goodman 20/1
7 QUICKSILVER Jem Chapple aged-7st 12lbs Mr Bradford 20/1
8 JANUS S Mann 4-7st 7lbs Lord Albemarle 20/1
9 SPANGLE Bell 4-7st 2lbs Lord Albemarle 20/1
10 PLUTO J Howlett 5-7st 0lbs Lord George Bentinck 20/1
11 MOBAREK Percy 3-6st 7lbs Mr Roe 6/1
This race took place on Tuesday 8th June 1841 when the winner, a brown filly by Priam out of Vat, won a first prize of 695 sovereigns from 35 subscribers, (equivalent to £72,500 in 2020) Over round 119%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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