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 1853 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 BUCKTHORN Alfred Day 4-8st 5lbs Lord Palmerston 20/1
2 KING PEPIN Aldcroft 4-6st 8lbs General Anson 10/1
3 WATERFALL Crouch 5-6st 8lbs Mr Isaac Day 15/1
4 CHIEF BARON NICHOLSON F Butler 4-8st 7lbs Lord H Lennox 12/1
5 LADY EVELYN Nat Flatman aged-8st 6lbs Lord Wilton 5/6 fav
6 RUSSBOROUGH Neale 6-8st 1lbs Mr T Dawson 25/1
7 POODLE G Mann 4-7st 9lbs Lord Clifden 25/1
8 LITTLE DAVIE Pattle 4-7st 5lbs Mr Rowdon 8/1
9 HERBERT Hiett aged-7st 11lbs Count Batthyany 25/1
10 NERVOUS J Steggles 3-6st 8lb Mr Combe 12/1
11 COTHERSTONE colt Wells 3-6st 4lbs Mr J V Shelley 7/1
12 RACKSPELT S Steggles 3-6st 4lbs Captain Lowther 10/1
13 GAVOTTE Garvey 3-5st 13lbs Mr E Batson 15/1
This race took place on Tuesday 7th June 1853 when the winner, a bay horse by Venison out of Zeila, won a first prize of 975 sovereigns from 95 subscribers, (equivalent to £125,000 in 2020) Over round 139%
Ascot Stakes Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
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