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 1916||Group 1||New Mile|
|The Trail Plate, forerunner of the Queen Anne Stakes, was not staged this year due to the First World War.||Over round N/A|
|Queen Anne Stakes||Group 1||1 mile||1840|