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 1846 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 PETITIONER W Marson 3-5st 7lbs Mr S Herbert 8/1
2 FOOTSTOOL J Sharpe 3-6st 0lbs Lord Orford 3/1 fav
3 ROWENA Job Marson 5-8st 4lbs Mr A Johnstone 4/1
4 VOL-AU-VENT Ford 5-7st 12lbs Mr Drinkald 5/1
5 I-AM-NOT-AWARE Nat Flatman aged-7st 5lbs Colonel J Peel 10/1
6 TOUCHSTONE filly W Abdale 4-6st 8lbs Baron Rothschild 20/1
7 JENNY WREN Kitchener 4-6st 2lbs Lord Chesterfield 5/1
8 LYNCEUS Tasker 3-5st 11lbs Lord Stradbroke 20/1
This race took place on Tuesday 9th June 1846 when the winner, a bay colt by Venison out of Pet, won a first prize of 465 sovereigns from 49 subscribers, (equivalent to £55,000 in 2020) Over round 107%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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