Prince of Wales's Stakes

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For the similarly titled horse race in Canada, see Prince of Wales Stakes.
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1862
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1m 2f (2,012 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
1 lb for S. Hemisphere 4yo
Purse £525,000 (2014)
1st: £297,727.50
Prince Of Wales's Stakes
2014
Pink, grey sash Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
The Fugue Magician Treve

The Prince of Wales's Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1862, and it was 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.

The Prince of Wales's Stakes is currently held on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Connaught – 1969, 1970
  • Mtoto1987, 1988
  • Muhtarram1994, 1995

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Morny CannonMatchmaker (1895), Shaddock (1896), Manners (1899), Simon Dale (1900), Rydal Head (1904), Plum Centre (1905)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • John PorterOssory (1888), Watercress (1892), Matchmaker (1895), Shaddock (1896), Manners (1899), Simon Dale (1900), Rydal Head (1904), Plum Centre (1905)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • 17th Earl of DerbyStedfast (1911), Sansovino (1924), Caissot (1926), Hyperion (1933), Heliopolis (1939)
  • GodolphinFaithful Son (1998), Dubai Millennium (2000), Fantastic Light (2001), Grandera (2002), Rewilding (2011)


Winners since 1979[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1979 Crimson Beau 4 Lester Piggott Paul Cole H. Spearing 2:06.80
1980 Ela-Mana-Mou 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Simon Weinstock 2:10.57
1981 Hard Fought 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Brook Holliday 2:05.80
1982 Kind of Hush 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Tony Shead 2:09.30
1983 Stanerra 5 Brian Rouse Frank Dunne Frank Dunne 2:06.50
1984 Morcon 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2nd Baron Rotherwick 2:06.90
1985 Bob Back 4 Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis Antonio Balzarini 2:05.90
1986 English Spring 4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:08.80
1987 Mtoto 4 Richard Hills Alec Stewart Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:07.27
1988 Mtoto 5 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:12.84
1989 Two Timing 3 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 2:04.90
1990 Batshoof 4 Pat Eddery Ben Hanbury Muttar Salem 2:06.72
1991 Stagecraft 4 Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.58
1992 Perpendicular [a] 4 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 2:04.13
1993 Placerville 3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:08.65
1994 Muhtarram 5 Willie Carson John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:05.11
1995 Muhtarram 6 Willie Carson John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:04.94
1996 First Island 4 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing 2:02.76
1997 Bosra Sham 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil Wafic Saïd 2:04.16
1998 Faithful Son 4 John Reid Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:08.30
1999 Lear Spear 4 Michael Kinane David Elsworth Raymond Tooth 2:04.37
2000 Dubai Millennium 4 Jerry Bailey Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:07.48
2001 Fantastic Light 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:04.40
2002 Grandera 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:04.43
2003 Nayef 5 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:05.30
2004 Rakti 5 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Gary A. Tanaka 2:04.95
2005 Azamour [b] 4 Michael Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 2:08.15
2006 Ouija Board 5 Olivier Peslier Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:06.92
2007 Manduro 5 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Baron G. von Ullmann 2:05.91
2008 Duke of Marmalade 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:05.35
2009 Vision d'Etat 4 Olivier Peslier Eric Libaud Detré / Libaud 2:06.90
2010 Byword 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:05.35
2011 Rewilding 4 Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 2:04.24
2012 So You Think 6 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith et al. 2:03.86
2013 Al Kazeem 5 James Doyle Roger Charlton John Deer 2:03.06
2014 The Fugue 5 William Buick John Gosden Andrew Lloyd Webber 2:01.90

a Kooyonga finished first in 1992, but she was relegated to third place following a stewards' inquiry.
b The 2005 running took place at York.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1862: Carisbrook
  • 1863: Avenger
  • 1864: Ely
  • 1865: Breadalbane
  • 1866: Rustic
  • 1867: Vauban
  • 1868: King Alfred
  • 1869: Martyrdom
  • 1870: King o'Scots
  • 1871: King of the Forest
  • 1872: Queen's Messenger
  • 1873: Kaiser
  • 1874: Leolinus
  • 1875: Earl of Dartrey
  • 1876: Petrarch
  • 1877: Glen Arthur
  • 1878: Glengarry
  • 1879: Wheel of Fortune
  • 1880: Zealot
  • 1881: Iroquois
  • 1882: Quicklime
  • 1883: Galliard
  • 1884: Sir Reuben
  • 1885: Pepper and Salt
  • 1886: Button Park
  • 1887: Claymore
  • 1888: Ossory
  • 1889: Donovan
  • 1890: Alloway
  • 1891: Melody
  • 1892: Watercress
  • 1893: Red Ensign
  • 1894: Contract
  • 1895: Matchmaker
  • 1896: Shaddock
  • 1897: Galtee More
  • 1898: Jeddah
  • 1899: Manners
  • 1900: Simon Dale
  • 1901: Veronese
  • 1902: Ard Patrick 1
  • 1903: Mead
  • 1904: Rydal Head
  • 1905: Plum Centre
  • 1906: Sancy
  • 1907: Qu'Appelle
  • 1908: Santo Strato
  • 1909: Bayardo
  • 1910: Greenback
  • 1911: Stedfast
  • 1912: Catmint
  • 1913: Louvois
  • 1914: Marten
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Dominion
  • 1920: All Prince
  • 1921: Polymestor
  • 1922: Villars
  • 1923: Eastern Monarch
  • 1924: Sansovino
  • 1925: Warminster
  • 1926: Caissot
  • 1927: Chantery
  • 1928: Potocki
  • 1929: Lyme Regis
  • 1930: Parenthesis
  • 1931: Sir Andrew
  • 1932: Sigiri
  • 1933: Hyperion
  • 1934: Achtenan
  • 1935: Assignation
  • 1936: Valerian
  • 1937: Cold Scent
  • 1938: L'Ouragan III
  • 1939: Heliopolis
  • 1940–67: no race
  • 1968: Royal Palace
  • 1969: Connaught
  • 1970: Connaught
  • 1971: Arthur
  • 1972: Brigadier Gerard
  • 1973: Gift Card
  • 1974: Admetus
  • 1975: Record Run
  • 1976: Anne's Pretender 2
  • 1977: Lucky Wednesday
  • 1978: Gunner B

1 Cupbearer finished first in 1902, but he was subsequently disqualified.
2 Trepan was first in 1976, but he was later disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


  • galopp-sieger.dePrince of Wales's Stakes.
  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prince of Wales's Stakes (2011).
  • pedigreequery.comPrince of Wales's Stakes – Ascot.
  • Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 66–68. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.