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 1848 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 VAMPYRE Kitchener 4-6st 5lbs Duke of Richmond 4/1 fav
2 LADY WILDAIR Nat Flatman 6-8st 4lbs Lord Chesterfield 7/1
3 CHANTICLEER F Butler 5-8st 7lbs Mr Merry 11/1
4 SWORDPLAYER G Sharp 3-5st 2lbs Lord Exeter 20/1
5 RAT-TRAP S Rogers 5-8st 0lbs Lord Strathmore 33/1
6 MATHEMATICIAN Ford 4-7st 9lbs Mr Drinkald 33/1
7 PLAUDIT J Prince 6-6st 9lbs Lord Eglinton 16/1
8 MONTPENSIER Whitehouse 4-7st 6lbs Sir R W Bulkeley 9/1
9 JOE O'SOT Alfred Day 4-7st 5lbs Mr F Clarke 20/1
10 SHERATON S Mann 5-7st 2lbs Mr Stephenson 33/1
11 FERGUS J Sharpe 4-6st 13lbs Mr Verity 33/1
12 MISS WHIP George Abdale 4-6st 11lbs Lord Glasgow 15/1
13 SULTANA Crouch 4-6st 10lbs Lord Strathmore 33/1
14 DO-IT-AGAIN Donaldson 3-5st 10lbs Mr Dixon 33/1
15 TARELLA Pearl 4-6st 5lbs Mr Shelley 10/1
16 NESTOR Bob Sherwood 4-6st 3lbs Sir G Heathcote 100/6
17 MARPESSUS Dean 4-6st 0lbs Lord Stradbroke 33/1
18 IODINE Dockeray 3-5st 9lbs Colonel J Peel 33/1
19 MILLINER Charlton 5-5st 9lbs Mr Isaac Day 33/1
20 ARMIN Tasker 3-5st 7lbs Baron Maltzahn 33/1
21 MISS ORBELL Basham 3-5st 2lbs Sir R Bulkeley 12/1
22 EMBRACE Elmore 3-4st 10lbs Mr Hussey 33/1
23 HECUBA Collins 3-4st 4lbs Lord Exeter 33/1
This race took place on Tuesday 6th June 1848 when the winner, a bay colt by Mus out of Firefly, won a first prize of 2010 sovereigns from 218 subscribers, (equivalent to £241,000 in 2020) Over round 129%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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