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 1843 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 TEETOTALLER Riley 4-6st 6lbs Mr E Milbank 12/1
2 JOHNNY Nat Flatman 6-7st 12lbs Mr John Payne 7/1
3 ILIONA John Day junior 6-8st 0lbs Lord Palmerston 5/1
4 MOSQUE F Butler 5-7st 13lbs Mr S Scott 20/1
5 ARCTIC S Rogers aged-7st 10lbs Mr Herbert 7/1
6 AJAX Sly 5-7st 8lbs Mr Brooke 12/1
7 RHODANTHE J Howlett 6-7st 5lbs Lord Chesterfield 9/2 fav
8 GANDER Tommy Lye 4-7st 4lbs Colonel Charritie 12/1
9 EAGLEFIELD W Howlett 4-7st 3lbs Duke of Richmond 20/1
10 PANNAKEEN filly Jem Chapple 4-6st 10lbs Sir G Heathcote 20/1
11 ALBION R Pettit 4-6st 7lbs Lord Exeter 7/1
12 AFRICAN W Abdale 4-6st 6lbs Lord George Bentinck 20/1
13 COURAGE T Day 3-5st 2lbs Mr Braithwaite 12/1
This race took place on Tuesday 13th June 1843 when the winner, a brown colt by Muley Moloch out of Tesane, won a first prize of 665 sovereigns from 37 subscribers, (equivalent to £85,000 in 2020) Over round 122%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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