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 First Class 1845 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 LOTHARIO Nat Flatman 5-8st 1lbs Duke of Richmond 16/1
2 INHERITRESS T Lye 5-7st 10lbs Mr Meiklam 3/1 fav
3 MINOTAUR Jem Robinson 5-8st 7lbs Duke of Bedford 10/1
4 PERKIN WARBECK H Bell 4-8st 0lbs Mr Worley 8/1
5 DELAPRE Whitehouse 4-7st 7lbs Lord Albemarle 20/1
6 MORPETH Benskin 4-7st 6lbs Mr H Robinson 5/1
7 WELLBECK R Cotton 4-7st 2lbs Duke of Rutland 20/1
8 YARDLEY Arthur 5-7st 0lbs Lord Warwick 10/1
9 BOARDING SCHOOL MISS Jem Chapple 4-7st 0lbs Lord Stradbroke 20/1
10 WEE PET R Pettit 5-6st 12lbs Lord Exeter 10/1
11 RATCATCHER Esling 4-6st 11lbs Mr Howe 20/1
12 VATES Alfred Day 4-6st 7lbs Mr Gully 20/1
13 BRUSH Brown junior 4-6st 7lbs Mr Ramsbottom10/1
14 BEST BOWER W Abdale 4-6st 0lbs Lord George Bentinck 5/1
15 HEATHER BELL Kitchener 3-5st 9lbs Mr Bowes 20/1
16 QUEEN POMARE Tasker 3-5st 5lbs Sir R W Bulkeley 20/1
17 NEW YEARS DAY J Sharpe 3-4st 9lbs Mr Booth 20/1
18 ZAHRA Treen 3-4st 6lbs Mr Brooke 20/1
This race took place on Tuesday 10th June 1845 when the winner, a bay horse by Giovanni out of Moggy, won a first prize of 810 sovereigns from 117 subscribers, (equivalent to £99,000 in 2020) Over round 156%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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