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 1844 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 JOHNNY Nat Flatman Robert Robson aged-7st 2lbs Mr John Payne 10/1
2 KNIGHT OF THE WHISTLE G Edwards 6-8st 7lbs Lord Chesterfield 6/1
3 ARCANUS Whitehouse 5-7st 0lbs Mr F Clarke 20/1
4 PRISCILLA TOMBOY Jem Chapple 5-7st 0lbs Mr F Clarke 7/2 fav
5 ROWLAND H Darling 4-6st 10lbs Sir W W Wynn 20/1
6 FRANCHISE Alfred Day 5-6st 10lbs Mr Wreford junior 20/1
7 MARIA DIAZ R Pettit 4-6st 6lbs Lord Exeter 10/1
8 FOX Sam Darling junior 4-6st 3lbs Count Batthyany 6/1
9 EL MAHERRY Carter 4-6st 0lbs Mr J Booth 7/1
10 DONNYBROOK W Abdale 4-5st 11lbs Mr Booth 7/1
11 ILLUSTRATION R Cotton 4-6st 3lbs Mr Kelly 20/1
12 ROBINIA J Sharpe 3-5st 12lbs Lord Albemarle 20/1
13 ELIS colt Planner 3-5st 8lbs Mr S Herbert 10/1
This race took place on Tuesday 4th June 1844 when the winner, a bay horse by Elvas out of Perdita, won a first prize of 1270 sovereigns from 138 subscribers, (equivalent to £163,000 in 2020) Over round 126%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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