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 1852 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 LUCIO Wells 3-5st 7lbs Lord Eglinton 8/1
2 BACKBITER Nat Flatman aged-7st 11lbs General Anson 11/2
3 BALLET GIRL Kendall 5-6st 10lbs Mr H Drewe 20/1
4 BUCKTHORN A Cowley 3-6st 8lbs Lord Palmerston 5/2 fav
5 PITSFORD Alfred Day 5-8st 7lbs Mr H Hill 20/1
6 SELINA Wakefield 6-7st 7lbs Mr T Parr 20/1
7 STORYTELLER Charlton 4-6st 13lbs Mr J M Stanley 7/2
8 ANTIGONE G Mann 4-6st 12lbs Duke of Richmond 20/1
9 GLADIOLE Ashman 5-6st 4lbs Lord Chesterfield 20/1
10 ALLEGRO Wynne 3-6st 4lb Captain Johnson 8/1
11 ILEX Harding 3-5st 5lbs Lord Exeter 20/1
This race took place on Tuesday 8th June 1852 when the winner, a black colt by Faugh-A-Ballagh out of Fantastic, won a first prize of 830 sovereigns from 86 subscribers, (equivalent to £117,000 in 2020) Over round 117%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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