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 1850 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 WANOTA Job Marson Robert Stephenson 6-8st 0lbs Lord Clifden 3/1 jt fav
2 VAMPYRE Nat Flatman 6-8st 4lbs Duke of Richmond 3/1 jt fav
3 FIRE-EATER Jem Chapple 4-7st 3lbs Mr S Stanley 7/1
4 MONTAGUE R Pettit 4-7st 9lbs Lord Strathmore 33/1
5 RETAIL G Brown 4-7st 5lbs Sir W Booth 8/1
6 SAUTER LA COUPE Rodney 4-7st 0lbs Mr Drinkald 6/1
7 CLARISSA Dockeray 4-7st 0lbs Mr Charles Greville 33/1
8 DURDANS Bob Sherwood 4-5st 10lbs Sir G Heathcote 10/1
9 IMPRESSION T Smith 3-4st 10lbs Mr Freeman 15/1
This race took place on Tuesday 11th June 1850 when the winner, a brown horse by Simoom out of Cassandra, won a first prize of 1015 sovereigns from 111 subscribers, (equivalent to £138,000 in 2020) Over round 109%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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