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 1851 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 VATICAN Nat Flatman 5-7st 7lbs Sir J Hawley 5/1
2 HERBERT Crouch 5-6st 12lbs Lord Wilton 12/1
3 PITSFORD Alfred Day 4-8st 0lbs Mr Arnold 10/1
4 VAMPYRE Dockeray aged-7st 4lbs Major Pitt 8/1
5 CHEERFUL Kitchener 5-7st 3lbs Mr Gratwicke 25/1
6 NINUS Thorgood 4-7st 0lbs Mr Stephenson 9/1
7 TOPHANA J Mann 6-6st 13lbs Lord Exeter 15/1
8 TOMBOY Hammond 4-6st 7lbs Mr Combe 25/1
9 TILSIT N Treen 5-6st 5lbs Mr Pearce 25/1
10 KATHLEEN G E Mann 4-6st 1lb Mr Herbert 25/1
11 THE BALLET GIRL T Sherwood 4-5st 11lbs Mr C Formby 4/1 fav
12 ABDERHAMAN Rickards 3-4st 10lbs Mr E Batson 7/1
13 AEOLUS Toovey 3-4st 10lbs Sir R Pigot 25/1
14 AURORA Wells 3-4st 10lbs Mr Gregory 16/1
This race took place on Tuesday 3rd June 1851 when the winner, a bay horse by Venison out of Vat, won a first prize of 1065 sovereigns from 109 subscribers, (equivalent to £150,000 in 2020) Over round 119%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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