Royal Ascot: Queen Anne Stakes
The Queen Anne Stakes, originally open to horses aged three and older, was established in 1840, and during the early part of its history it was called the Trial Stakes. In 1930, it was renamed in honour of Queen Anne, the founder of Ascot Racecourse. The Queen Anne Stakes was classed as a Group 3 race in 1971, and it was promoted to Group 2 level in 1984. It was given Group 1 status in 2003, and at this point the minimum age of participating horses was raised to four. It is now the first race on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
|Trial Plate 1895||Group 1||New Mile|
|1||WORCESTER||Sam Loates||W Leader 5-9st 8lbs||Mr J Best 1/7 fav|
|2||SOUVENIR II||Tilley||Tom Jennings snr 4-7st 5lbs||Mr Tom Jennings snr 25/1|
|3||JACK THE DANDY||Morny Cannon||Blackwell 4-8st 5lb||Mr C S Newton 8/1|
|The Trail Plate, forerunner of the Queen Anne Stakes, over the New Mile, took place on Tuesday 18th June 1895 and the winner, a bay horse by Saraband, won a first prize of 600 sovereigns from 10 subscribers (equivalent to £78,000 in 2020).||Over round 103%|
|Queen Anne Stakes||Group 1||1 mile||1840|