Royal Ascot: Golden Gates Handicap

The Golden Gates Handicap is a Handicap flat race, over 1 mile 2 furlongs for 3-year-olds, and was introduced in 2020 to extend the programme in a Covid hit year. It was felt that a gap remained in the programme for improving 3-year-olds to show their potential over 10 furlongs.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Golden Gates Handicap took place on Thursday 18th June 2020 when won by the Mrs Fitri Hay owned Highland Chief (20/1) who defeated Tritonic (9/1), Global Storm (7/2 fav) and 11 others by 1/2 length and 2 1/4 lengths.

Golden Gates Handicap 2020 Handicap 1 mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 HIGHLAND CHIEF Rossa Ryan Paul & Oliver Cole Mrs Fitri Hay 20/1
2 TRITONIC Oisin Murphy Alan King McNeil Family & Ian Dale 9/1
3 GLOBAL STORM William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 7/2 fav
4 HMS PRESIDENT Martin Dwyer Eve Johnson Houghton HP Racing HMS President 33/1
5 GRAND ROCK Cieren Fallon William Haggas Hussain Aabbas Lootah 14/1
6 CEPHEUS Jim Crowley Brian Meehan G P M Morland 20/1
7 YASHIMI Andrea Atzeni Richard Fahey Mrs Lauren Hart & Partner 25/1
8 BRONZE RIVER Hayley Turner Andrew Balding Mick & Janice Mariscotti 22/1
9 TOM COLLINS David Probert David Elsworth Jeff Smith 80/1
10 GALLASIDE Hollie Doyle Archie Watson Apple Tree Stud 66/1
11 YA HAYATI James Doyle Charlie Appleby Godolphin 20/1
12 HYPOTHETICAL Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed 11/2
13 MAORI KNIGHT David Egan Richard Hughes White Beech Farm 9/2
14 ACQUITTED Ryan Moore Hugo Palmer John Livock & Nat Lacy 6/1
The Golden Gates Handicap took place on Thursday 18th June 2020 and the winner, a bay colt by Gleneagles out of Pink Symphony, won a first prize of £22,642. Over round 115%
Golden Gates Handicap Handicap 1 mile 2 furlongs 2020