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 Second Class 1845 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 QUEEN MAB Nat Flatman Robert Robson 6-8st 7lbs Mr John Payne 6/1
2 ANNANDALE Riley 3-6st 5lbs Mr Johnstone 2/1 fav
3 SATYR Arthur 4-6st 12lbs Lord Glanis 20/1
4 I-AM-NOT-AWARE Jem Chapple aged-8st 0lbs Colonel J Peel 10/1
5 POOR SOLDIER Whitehouse 5-7st 12lbs Lord Chesterfield 10/1
6 VOL-AU-VENT W Howlett 4-7st 7lbs Mr Drinkald 20/1
7 SUBDUER Simpson 5-7st 2lbs Sir S Spry 10/1
8 PERGULARIA R Pettit 4-7st 1lbs Count Batthyany 20/1
9 SEAPORT Alfred Day 4-6st 7lbs Mr Isaac Day 20/1
10 LYDIA LANGUISH W Abdale 4-6st 3lbs Mr Shelley 20/1
11 STAMP Hornsby junior 3-5st 11lbs Mr Freeman 20/1
12 BLUNDERBUSS Kitchener 3-5st 9lbs Mr Graydon 20/1
13 LYONS J Sharpe 3-5st 3lbs Lord Exeter 20/1
14 SCARMENTADO G Dockeray 3-4st 12lbs Mr Lowther 20/1
This race took place on Tuesday 10th June 1845 when the winner, a bay mare by Muley Moloch out of Elizabeth, won a first prize of 780 sovereigns from 64 subscribers, (equivalent to £95,500 in 2020) Over round 119%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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