Royal Ascot: Hampton Court Stakes

The Hampton Court Stakes, a Group 3 race over 1 mile 2 furlongs, has been run under different titles for some considerable time, starting out as the ungraded Churchill Stakes, over 1 mile 4 furlongs, on the Saturday of the Ascot Heath fixture. Historically, the Churchill Stakes began as a 2 mile race in 1922 before being reduced to a mile and a half in 1950. The race was given Listed status in 1999 when it had a name change to the New Stakes, confusingly a former name of the Norfolk Stakes, and the distance was reduced to 1 mile 2 furlongs a year later in 2000. The race was then switched to the third day of the Royal meeting in 2002, when the meeting was extended to five days to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II, that year running as the New Stakes, but for the Royal meeting it was renamed the Hampton Court Stakes. The extension of Royal Ascot was initially intended to be for one year only, but the extra day was such a success that it was retained thereafter. The race is now regularly titled the Hampton Court Stakes, named after the Tudor Royal residence of Hampton Court, although the race was promoted to Group 3 level and renamed the Tercentenary Stakes in 2011. Its new title was introduced to mark the 300th anniversary of Ascot Racecourse, which staged its first race meeting in 1711, but in 2017 the race reverted to its previous name, the Hampton Court Stakes.
Early history:- On Thursday 15th June 1922 the Churchill Stakes for 4-year-olds over 2 miles was won by The Winter King, owned by Lord Rosebery and ridden by Charlie Elliott, who defeated Glorioso and Arquebus by a head and a distance. On Saturday 17th June 1950 Ascot was extended to a fifth day for the first time in its history, and the feature of that Ascot Heath card was the Churchill Stakes over a mile and a half which was won by the Harry Wragg trained Jai Mahal (7/2 jt fav) who beat Royal Drake (10/1) and Solar (100/7) by a neck and 3 lengths.

Over the entire history of the race 39.9% of favourites have been successful. (12th out of 32 Royal Ascot races)

Over the entire history of the race a level stakes bet on every favourite would have resulted in a 2.4% profit. (5th out of 32 races)

Hampton Court Stakes Stakes 1 mile 2f
Year Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1919 HE A Smith Barling 4-9st 3lbs Lord Glanely walked-over
1920 ELSINORE Joe Childs Alec Taylor 4-8st 10lbs Mr W Cazalet 8/11 fav
1921 BRAISH FIELD F Bullock Alec Taylor Mr G Deane 7/4
1922 THE WINTER KING Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis 4-8st 13lbs Lord Rosebery 11/10
1923 TRIUMPH Joe Childs Watson Mr Anthony De Rothschild 15/8 fav
1924 PARTH F O'Neill Crawford Mr A K Macomber 5/4 fav
1925 DALMYO F Bullock Taylor Mr Washington Singer 8/13 fav
1926 CAMDEN R Perryman C Waugh Mr J Austen 10/1
1927 FINGLAS C Elliott P P Gilpin M E De St Alary 5/4 fav
1928 BARALONG J Childs Lawson Mr A R Cox 11/8 fav
1929 RAMON G Richards S H Darling M M Boussac 8/1
1930 PUTNEY F Fox Templeman Mr E Thornton-Smith 100/7
1931 PARENTHESIS F Fox Fred Darling Lord Woolavington 3/1 fav
1932 ORPEN H Wragg Frank Butters Sir A Butt 13/2
1933 BEAU FRERE SWragg Watts Mr Washington Singer 20/1
1934 FELICITATION F Fox Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 1/2 fav
1935 DENVER II C Elliott France M M Boussac 11/2
1936 LISTOI W Nevett M Peacock Sir T Dixon 7/1
1937 SUZERAIN R Perryman T E Leader Mr A De Rothschild 13/8 fav
1938 INSCRIBE Eph Smith Basil Jarvis Mr J P Hornung 7/1
1939 MICHOOMY B Carslake N Cannon Mr James V Rank 6/5 fav
1940 Race was not staged due to the Second World War
1941 Race was not staged due to the Second World War
1942 Race was not staged due to the Second World War
1943 Race was not staged due to the Second World War
1944 Race was not staged due to the Second World War
1945 Race was not staged due to the Second World War
1946 Race was not staged as it was replaced, as a one-off, by the Princess Elizabeth Stakes
1947 BLACK ROCK Edgar Britt Houghton Mr A A Lyons 10/1
1948 HERON BRIDGE T Burns Ireland Mr J S Davies100/8
1949 RIDING MILL Ken Gethin H Wragg Sir P Loraine 4/1
1950 JAI MAHAL Charlie Elliott 5-9st 0lbs Harry Wragg 7/2 jt fav
1951 MOSSBOROUGH D Smith G Colling Lord Derby 5/2
1952 LE SAGE G Richards J F Watts Mr S Sanger 3/1 fav
1953 LE VENT J Massard J Hyde Mme Leon Voltarra 3/1
1954 PRINCE ARTHUR C Smirke Nightingall Sir Winston Churchill 4/1
1955 PREFECT A Breasley Cannon Mr J Olding 4/1
1956 LE PRETENDANT D Smith Nightingall Sir Winston Churchill 8/1
1957 SWAY A Breasley Staff Ingham Mr S Wootton 5/4 fav
1958 PRIMERA L Piggott Murless Mr C Dracoulis 10/11 fav
1959 AMOURROU P Robinson Gosden Mr Alec Bird 9/4
1960 SUNNY COURT W Carr J Rogers Mr W Pinnington 3/1
1961 BROCADE SLIPPER J Mercer R J Colling Mr Charles Clore 10/1
1962 DARLING BOY J Mercer R J Colling Mr J Astor 100/8
1963 LONDON GAZETTE G Starkey H Thomson-Jones Mrs V McCalmont 11/2
1964 Race was not staged due to a waterlogged course
1965 GOUPI Geoff Lewis Ingham Mr H Wingate 4/1
1966 LOMOND L Piggott Ryan Jarvis Mr W Ruane 6/1
1967 WAGE WAR George Moore T Leader Mr H J Joel 9/2
1968 RICHMOND FAIR Brian Taylor Jack Jarvis Mr T F Blackwell 100/8
1969 SWALLOW TAIL II A Murray Doug Smith Major V McCalmont 2/1 fav
1970 Race was not staged due to the General Election
1971 Race was not staged due to a waterlogged course
1972 CASUAL LASS Eric Eldin Ryan Jarvis Mr D McNab 7/2
1973 LAURENTIAN HILLS L Piggott F Armstrong Mrs J Bryce 7/4 fav
1974 ARTHURIAN L Piggott H Cecil Mrs J Hanes 2/1 fav
1975 GUILLAUME TELL L Piggott M V O'Brien Mrs W Haefner 4/11 fav
1976 COIN OF GOLD W Carson C Brittain Mrs C Elliot 10/1
1977 TRANSWORLD L Piggott M V O'Brien Mr S Fraser 6/5 fav
1978 NOBLE QUILLO L Piggott M V O'Brien Mrs W Haefner 9/4 fav
1979 BILLBROKER John Reid G Pritchard-Gordon Sir R Jessel 7/2
1980 FINGALS CAVE W Carson J Dunlop Mr J Mullion 15/8 fav
1981 SIX MILE BOTTOM Pat Eddery Harry Wragg Mr E Moller 5/2
1982 LYPHMAS L Piggott H Cecil Mr Charles St George 11/2
1983 SOCIETY BOY P Eddery J Tree K Abdulla 11/10 fav
1984 THE MILLER L Piggott M V O'Brien Mr S Niarchos 11/8 fav
1985 SKARAMANGA S Cauthen H Cecil Mr S Niarchos 8/15 fav
1986 SADEEM G Starkey G Harwood Sheikh Mohammed 13/8
1987 RUSSIAN STEPPE S Cauthen H Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 7/2
1988 MAZZACANO Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Michael Spielman 14/1
1989 SPRITSAIL Steve Cauthen Sir Henry Cecil Lady Howard De Walden 5/4 fav
1990 MIDDLE KINGDOM Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Mr Robert Sangster 15/8
1991 LUCHIROVERTE Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Lady Beaverbrook 6/4 fav
1992 PROFUSION Alan Munro Paul Cole Prince Fahd Salman 11/10 fav
1993 WHITE MUZZLE John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Luciano Gaucci 1/4 fav
1994 RUDAGI Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 3/1
1995 JUYUSH Willie Carson Barry Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 11/8 fav
1996 ASTOR PLACE John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Mr R Sangster 5/6 fav
1997 FALAK Richard Hills Major W Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 7/2
1998 DARK MOONDANCER Mick Kinane Peter Chapple-Hyam John Wilson/Dr Anne Gillespie 4/1
1999 ZARFOOT Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Darpat St Stables 7/2
2000 PORT VILA Richard Hills John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 5/2
2001 FREEFOURINTERNET Pat Eddery Brian Meehan Roldvale Ltd 20/1
2002 BURNING SUN T Quinn Sir Henry Cecil Khaled Abdulla 14/1
2003 PERSIAN MAJESTY Johnny Murtagh Peter Harris Dr Jamal Ahmadzadeh 8/1
2004 MOSCOW BALLET Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor 8/1
2005 INDIGO CAT Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor 3/1 fav
2006 SNOQUALMIE BOY John Egan David Elsworth Mr Jeff Smith 33/1
2007 ZAHAM Richard Hills Mark Johnston Hamdan Al Maktoum 7/2 fav
2008 COLLECTION Kerrin McEvoy William Haggas Highclere Thoroughbreds 13/2
2009 GLASS HARMONIUM Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Ballymacoll Stud 8/1
2010 AFSARE Kieren Fallon Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed Obaid 9/4 fav
2011 PISCO SOUR Jimmy Fortune Hughie Morrison Michael Kerr-Dineen 20/1
2012 ENERGIZER Adrie De Vries J Hirschberger Gestut Schienderhan 15/2
2013 REMOTE William Buick John Gosden Khaled Abdulla 9/4 fav
2014 CANNOCK CHASE Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Saeed Suhail 7/4 fav
2015 TIME TEST Frankie Dettori Roger Charlton Khaled Abdulla 15/8 fav
2016 HAWKBILL William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 11/2
2017 BENBATL Oisin Murphy Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 9/2
2018 HUNTING HORN Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier,Smith,Tabor 5/1
2019 SANGARIUS Frankie Dettori Sir Michael Stoute Khaled Abdulla 13/2
2020 RUSSIAN EMPEROR Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Laurie Macri/Mrs J Magnier 100/30
2021 MOHAAFETH Jim Crowley William Haggas Shadwell Estate Company 11/8 fav
2022 CLAYMORE Adam Kirby Jane Chapple-Hyam Mrs Mary Slack 7/1