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 1849 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 VAMPYRE Nat Flatman 5-7st 9lbs Duke of Richmond 4/1 co fav
2 WANOTA Sly 5-7st 12lbs Lord Clifden 25/1
3 ESSEDARIUS Maton 3-6st 4lbs Sir R Pigot 4/1 co fav
4 FIRE-EATER Walker 3-5st 8lbs Duke of Rutland 33/1
5 GLUTTON Dockeray 4-7st 7lbs Mr Lowther 33/1
6 WYKE J Sharp 5-7st 2lbs Mr Whieldon 33/1
7 FUGLEMAN Crouch 4-7st 0lbs Mr George Osbaldeston 33/1
8 MAID OF LYME J Simpson 6-7st 0lbs Mr Clark 33/1
9 GARDENIA J Mann 4-6st 6lbs Lord Exeter 5/1
10 ST ROSALIA Wakefield junior 3-5st 11lbs Duke of Bedford 16/1
11 STRYCHNINE Basham 3-5st 8lbs Mr Bateman 12/1
12 ST ANTONIO Rodney 4-5st 7lbs Lord Clifden 4/1 co fav
13 JELLY FISH Collins 3-5st 4lbs Duke of Richmond 10/1
14 SNOWSTORM Irvine 3-5st 2lbs Mr Meiklam 33/1
15 DURDANS Barker 3-4st 5lbs Sir G Heathcote 33/1
16 CHICOT Rickards 3-4st 0lbs Lord Chesterfield 33/1
This race took place on Tuesday 5th June 1849 when the winner, a bay horse by Mus out of Firefly, won a first prize of 1220 sovereigns from 124 subscribers, (equivalent to £156,000 in 2020) Over round 127%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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