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 1842 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 VIBRATION Bell John Forth 3-5st 10lbs Mr John Forth 8/1
2 HYLLUS Jem Robinson 6-9st 7lbs Mr Lichtwald 9/1
3 TAMBURINI Wakefield 6-8st 2lbs Mr Isaac Day 4/1 jt fav
4 EO R Pettit 4-7st 9lbs Mr Thomas Thornhill 8/1
5 MOSQUE S Mann 4-7st 7lbs Mr S Scott 6/1
6 RHODANTHE Nat Flatman 5-7st 4lbs Lord Chesterfield 9/2 jt fav
7 I-AM-NOT-AWARE Jem Chapple aged-7st 12lbs Colonel J Peel 5/1
8 UNA J Howlett 4-7st 0lbs Mr Gregory 20/1
9 SNOWDROP W Howlett 4-6st 12lbs Lord Jersey 14/1
10 REVOKE Bartholomew 6-6st 10lbs Mr Hornsby 11/1
This race took place on Tuesday 7th June 1842 when the winner, a bay filly by Sir Hercules out of Echo, won a first prize of 635 sovereigns from 51 subscribers, (equivalent to £72,000 in 2020) Over round 117%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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