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 1846 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 AKBAR Jem Chapple 5-8st 2lbs Sir G Heathcote 5/1
2 MARQUIS OF CONYNGHAM Kitchener 3-5st 9lbs Lord George Bentinck 5/1
3 INHERITRESS Simon Templeman 6-8st 4lbs Mr Meiklam 6/4 fav
4 AEGIS Whitehouse 4-7st 5lbs Mr W Etwall 20/1
5 JAVELIN Nat Flatman 4-7st 5lbs Lord Chesterfield 5/1
6 COLUMBUS W Abdale 4-7st 0lbs Mr Waller 10/1
7 KEPPEL R Pettit 4-6st 10lbs Mr W Sloane Stanley 6/1
8 ASTONISHMENT Tasker 3-5st 9lbs Mr Treen 20/1
This race took place on Tuesday 9th June 1846 when the winner, a chestnut horse by Rockingham out of Stately, won a first prize of 465 sovereigns from 49 subscribers, (equivalent to £55,000 in 2020) Over round 121%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 A 1846 A