Royal Ascot: Prince of Wales's Stakes

The Prince of Wales's Stakes, currently staged on the second day of the Royal meeting, was established in 1862, and named after the Prince of Wales at that time, the future King Edward VII. The original version was restricted to three-year-olds, and it was contested over 1 mile and 5 furlongs. The race was discontinued after World War II, when there was no Prince of Wales. It returned in 1968, a year before the investiture of Prince Charles. The distance of the new version was 1 mile and 2 furlongs, and it was now open to horses aged three or older. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Prince of Wales's Stakes was classed at Group 2 level. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 2000, and at this point the minimum age of participating horses was raised to four.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Prince of Wales's Stakes was on Tuesday 17th June 1862 over 1 mile 5 furlongs of the New Course. It was won by Carisbrook (100/8), beating Neptunus (4/1 joint favourite) and Hurricane (20/1) by 2 lengths and a head.

Over the entire history of the race 35.4% of favourites have been successful. (16th 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 23% loss. (26th out of 32 races)

Prince of Wales's Stakes Group 1 1 mile 2 furlongs
Tear Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1862 CARISBROOK S Rogers 3-8st 10lbs Mt T Valentine 100/8
1863 AVENGER A Edwards 3-8st 3lbs Lord Stamford 100/8
1864 ELY Custance 3-9st 1lbs Mr W S Cartwright 5/1
1865 BREADALBANE Custance 3-8st 3lbs Mr Chaplin 6/4 fav
1866 RUSTIC George Fordham Alec Taylor 3-8st 13lbs Duke of Beaufort 5/1
1867 VAUBAN George Fordham Alec Taylor 3-9st 1lbs Duke of Beaufort 100/30
1868 KING ALFRED J Daley Joseph Hayhoe 3-8st 10lbs Baron Rothschild 4/1
1869 MARTYRDOM George Fordham Bloss 3-8st 10lbs Captain Machell 5/1
1870 KING O' SCOTS Hunt Joseph Dawson 3-8st 10lbs Mr Joseph Dawson 10/1
1871 KING OF THE FOREST Snowden Robert Peck 3-9st 1lbs Mr James Merry 11/2
1872 QUEEN'S MESSENGER T French Mathew Dawson 3-9st 1lbs Lord Falmouth 9/2
1873 KAISER Maidment Gilbert 3-9st 11lbs Mr H Savile 3/1
1874 LEOLINUS T Osborne Mathew Dawson 3-8st 3lbs Sir R Bulkeley 2/1
1875 EARL OF DARTREY Jem Goater Gilbert 3-8st 10lbs Mr H Savile 100/7
1876 PETRARCH Morris John Dawson 3-9st 1lbs Lord Dupplin 2/1
1877 GLEN ARTHUR Dodge Peter Price 3-8st 3lbs Mr W S Mitchell-Innes 7/4 fav
1878 GLENGARRY George Fordham Jimmy Ryan 3-8st 3lbs Mr J H Houldsworth 10/1
1879 WHEEL OF FORTUNE Fred Archer Mathew Dawson 3-9st 0lbs Lord Falmouth 4/6 fav
1880 ZEALOT W Macdonald Wadlow 3-8st 10lbs Lord Bradford 10/1
1881 IROQUOIS Fred Archer Pincus 3-9st 5lbs Mr Pierre Lorillard 4/5 fav
1882 QUICKLIME Charles Wood Wadlow 3-9st 1lbs Lord Bradford 5/6 fav
1883 GALLIARD Fred Archer Mathew Dawson 3-9st 1lbs Lord Falmouth 9/4
1884 SIR REUBEN Charles Wood James Jewitt 3-8st 3lbs Lord Manners 5/1
1885 PEPPER & SALT G Barrett Alec Taylor 3-8st 3lbs Duke of Beaufort 20/1
1886 BUTTON PARK G Barrett Alec Taylor 3-8st 10lbs Duke of Beaufort 6/1
1887 CLAYMORE F Barrett Alec Taylor 3-8st 3lbs Mr Manton 8/1
1888 OSSORY Tom Cannon John Porter 3-8st 13lbs Duke of Westminster 100/11
1889 DONOVAN F Barrett George Dawson 3-9st 5lbs Duke of Portland 2/9 fav
1890 ALLOWAY Warne Jimmy Ryan 3-8st 3lbs Mr J H Houldsworth 100/15
1891 MELODY John Watts Mathew Dawson 3-8st 9lbs Mr Daniel Cooper 11/10 fav
1892 WATERCRESS G Barrett John Porter 3-8st 3lbs Baron De Hirsch 100/8
1893 RED ENSIGN Tommy Loates Bates 3-8st 3lbs Sir R Jardine 7/2
1894 CONTRACT Bradford Joseph Day 3-8st 3lbs Mr Manton 4/1
1895 MATCH MAKER Morny Cannon John Porter 3-8st 3lbs Lord Alington 5/6 fav
1896 SHADDOCK Morny Cannon John Porter 3-8st 4lbs Duke of Westminster 11/4
1897 GALTEE MORE C Wood Sam Darling 3-9st 5lbs Mr J Gubbins 1/33 fav
1898 JEDDAH John Watts Richard Marsh 3-9st 5lbs Mr J W Larnach 7/4
1899 MANNERS Morny Cannon John Porter 3-8st 5lbs Duke of Portland 7/2
1900 SIMON DALE Morny Cannon John Porter 3-8st 13lbs Duke of Portland 1/4 fav
1901 VERONESE Fred Rickaby Enoch 3-8st 13lbs Mr Douglas Baird 5/2
1902 ARD PATRICK J H Martin Darling 3-9st 15bs Mr J Gubbins 11/10 fav
1903 MEAD Herbert Jones Richard Marsh 3-8st 13bs HM The King 5/4 fav
1904 RYDAL HEAD Morny Cannon John Porter 3-8st 5bs Duke of Westminster 6/4 fav
1905 PLUM CENTRE Morny Cannon John Porter 3-8st 3bs Sir F Johnstone 4/1
1906 SANCY Otto Madden Alec Taylor 3-8st 3bs Mr William Bass 2/5 fav
1907 QU'APPELLE Danny Maher George Chaloner 3-8st 13bs Lord Harewood 100/30
1908 SANTO STRATO Otto Madden Watson 3-8st 3bs Leopold De Rothschild 100/8
1909 BAYARDO Danny Maher Alec Taylor 3-9st 5bs Mr Fairie 4/6 fav
1910 GREENBACK F Templeman Hallick 3-9st 1bs Lord Villiers Evens fav
1911 STEDFAST F Wootton George Lambton 3-8st 13bs Lord Derby 1/5 fav
1912 CATMINT Danny Maher Tom Jennings 3-8st 6bs Mr L Brassey 2/1 fav
1913 LOUVOIS W Saxby D Waugh 3-9st 5bs Mr Walter Raphael 4/9 fav
1914 MARTEN Fred Rickaby Fred Darling 3-8st 10bs Mr J Buchanan 11/4 fav
1915 Race was not contested due to the First World War
1916 Race was not contested due to the First World War
1917 Race was not contested due to the First World War
1918 Race was not contested due to the First World War
1919 DOMINION A Smith Barling 3-9st 5lbs Lord Glanely 2/1
1920 ALL PRINCE F Fox Reg Day 3-8st 3lbs Sir Abe Bailey 10/1
1921 POLYMESTOR Steve Donoghue De Mestre Mr Solly Joel 3/1
1922 VILLARS V Smyth F Hunt Mr Walter Raphael 11/4 jt fav
1923 EASTERN MONARCH E C Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir G Bullogh 8/1
1924 SANSOVINO Tommy Weston Lambton Lord Derby 4/9 fav
1925 WARMINSTER G Archibald G Sadler Mrs Walter Raphael 5/4 fav
1926 CAISSOT Tommy Weston Lambton Lord Derby 3/1
1927 CHANTREY Henri Jelliss Taylor Mr Washington Singer 7/2
1928 POTOCKI Fred Winter Walter Earl Mr Solly Joel 15/2
1929 LYME REGIS J Childs W Jarvis HM The King 10/1
1930 PARENTHESIS F Fox F Darling Lord Woolavington 11/4 fav
1931 SIR ANDREW P Beasley Boyd-Rochfort Mr W Woodward 10/1
1932 SIGIRI C Elliott Vic Gilpin M E De St Alary 7/1
1933 HYPERION T Weston Lambton Lord Derby 1/2 fav
1934 ACHTENAN R Perryman Frank Butters Mr T Lant 11/2
1935 ASSIGNATION S Donoghue Cundell Mrs C Glorney 100/8
1936 VALERIAN T Weston Lawson Sir Abe Bailey 20/1
1937 COLD SCENT T Weston Lawson Sir Abe Bailey 9/2
1938 L'OURAGAN III R Brethes France Princess de Faucigny Lucinge 8/1
1939 HELIOPOLIS R Perryman W Earl Lord Derby 6/1
1940-67 Race was not contested, initially due to the Second World War and then because there was no Prince of Wales
1968 ROYAL PALACE Sandy Barclay Murless Mr H Joel 1/4 fav
1969 CONNAUGHT Barclay Murless Mr H Joel 11/10 fav
1970 CONNAUGHT Barclay Murless Mr H Joel 10/11 fav
1971 ARTHUR R Hutchinson J Dunlop Lady Rosebery 5/4 fav
1972 BRIGADIER GERARD J Mercer W Hern Mrs John Hislop 1/2 fav
1973 GIFT CARD L Piggott Angel Penna Countess M Batthyany 7/2
1974 ADMETUS M Philipperon J Cunnington jnr Sir Michael Sobell 6/1
1975 RECORD RUN P Eddery Pritchard-Gordon Mr S Grey 12/1
1976 TREPAN P Paquet F Boutin Mr R Schafer 16/1
1977 LUCKY WEDNESDAY J Mercer H Cecil Mr C St George 5/6 fav
1978 GUNNER B J Mercer H Cecil Mrs P Barratt 4/5 fav
1979 CRIMSON BEAU L Piggott P Cole Mr H Spearing 11/2
1980 ELA-MANA-MOU W Carson W Hern Mr Simon Weinstock 100/30 fav
1981 HARD FOUGHT W R Swinburn M Stoute Mr L Holliday 3/1
1982 KIND OF HUSH S Cauthen B Hills Mr A Shead 4/1
1983 STANERRA B Rouse F Dunne Mr F Dunne 7/1
1984 MORCON W Carson W Hern Lord Rotherwick 11/8 fav
1985 BOB BACK B Raymond M Jarvis Mr A Balzarini 33/1
1986 ENGLISH SPRING P Eddery I Balding Mr P Mellon 14/1
1987 MTOTO R Hills Alec Stewart Skeikh A Al Maktoum 7/2 jt fav
1988 MTOTO R Hills Alec Stewart Skeikh A Al Maktoum 8/15 fav
1989 TWO TIMING Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Khaled Abdulla 5/1
1990 BATSHOOF Pat Eddery Ben Hanbury Muttar Salem 2/1 fav
1991 STAGECRAFT Steve Cauthen Sir Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 6/4 fav
1992 PERPENDUCULAR Willie Ryan Sir Henry Cecil Lord Howard De Walden 20/1
1993 PLACERVILLE Pat Eddery Sir Henry Cecil Khaled Abdulla 11/2
1994 MUHTARRAM Willie Carson John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 6/4 fav
1995 MUHTARRAM Willie Carson John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 5/1
1996 FIRST ISLAND Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing 9/1
1997 BOSRA SHAM Kieren Fallon Sir Henry Cecil Wafic Said 4/11 fav
1998 FAITHFUL SON John Reid Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 11/2
1999 LEAR SPEAR Mick Kinane David Elsworth Mr Raymond Tooth 20/1
2000 DUBAI MILLENNIUM Jerry Bailey Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 5/4
2001 FANTASTIC LIGHT Frankie Dettori Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 100/30
2002 GRANDERA Frankie Dettori Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 4/1
2003 NAYEF Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 5/1
2004 RAKTI Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Gary A Tanaka 3/1
2005 AZAMOUR Mick Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan 11/8 fav
2006 OUIJA BOARD Olivier Peslier Ed Dunlop Lord Derby 8/1
2007 MANDURO Stephane Pasquier Andre Fabre Baron G Von Ullmann 15/8 fav
2008 DUKE OF MARMALADE Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor Evens fav
2009 VISION D'ETAT Olivier Peslier E Liboud Jacques Detre 4/1
2010 BYWORD Maxime Guyon Andre Fabre Khaled Abdulla 5/2 fav
2011 REWILDING Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 17/2
2012 SO YOU THINK Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith/Magnier/Tabor 4/5 fav
2013 AL KAZEEM James Doyle Roger Charlton Mr D J Deer 11/4
2014 THE FUGUE William Buick John Gosden Lord Lloyd-Webber 11/2
2015 FREE EAGLE Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 5/2 fav
2016 MY DREAM BOAT Adam Kirby Clive Cox Paul & Clare Rooney 16/1
2017 HIGHLAND REEL Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith/Tabor/Magnier 9/4
2018 POET'S WARD James Doyle Sir Michael Stoute Saeed Suhail 11/2
2019 CRYSTAL OCEAN Frankie Dettori Sir Michael Stoute Sir Evelyn De Rothschild 3/1
2020 LORD NORTH James Doyle John Gosden Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed 5/1
2021 LOVE Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier, Smith, Tabor 11/10 fav
2022 STATE OF REST S M Crosse Joseph O'Brien State of Rest Partnership 5/1