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 1847 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 WOOD PIGEON S Mann 5-7st 13lbs Lord Exeter 15/1
2 VEMPYRE Treen junior 3-4st 13lbs Duke of Richmond 6/1 fav
3 GLORY Denman 4-7st 10lbs Mr Liley 25/1
4 THE NOB sister Dockeray 4-6st 9lbs Mr Combe 8/1
5 FOOTSTOOL Nat Flatman 4-8st 5lbs Lord Orford 8/1
6 HUMDRUM Job Marson 4-7st 13lbs Sir J Hawley 25/1
7 THE MANGLER Hornsby junior 5-7st 6lbs Mr Wyatt 25/1
8 PLAUDIT J Prince 5-7st 5lbs Lord Eglinton 25/1
9 PRISCILLA TOMBOY Crouch aged 7st 5lbs Mr Messer 25/1
10 HYDRANGEA W Abdale 4-6st 12lbs Lord Exeter 8/1
11 CORRECT CARD J Sharpe 5-6st 3lbs Mr Leigh 8/1
12 PLANTAGENET Whitehouse 6-7st 5lbs Lord Sandwich 25/1
13 CLERMONT Kitchener 3-6st 3lbs Mr Gregory 9/1
14 ALIWAL G Oates 3-5st 10lbs Lord Warwick 25/1
15 ELIS filly Bashan 3-5st 3lbs Mr Sherbert 10/1
This race took place on Tuesday 11th June 1847 when the winner, a brown horse by Velocipede out of Amima, won a first prize of 1300 sovereigns from 124 subscribers, (equivalent to £136,000 in 2020) Over round 104%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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