Duke of Cambridge Stakes
|Group 2 race|
|Duke of Cambridge Stakes|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up
fillies & mares
|Weight||8 st 12 lb
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since August 31 last year
The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (previously the Windsor Forest Stakes) is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.
The race is one of several for older fillies which were introduced across Europe in 2004. These were designed as an incentive to keep more of their gender from being exported or prematurely retired to stud. It was renamed the Duke of Cambridge Stakes in 2013 in honour of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
The Duke of Cambridge Stakes is now contested on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.
Most successful horse:
- no horse has won this race more than once
Leading jockey (2 wins):
- Wayne Lordan - Lolly for Dolly (2011), Duntle (2013)
Leading trainer (3 wins):
- Sir Michael Stoute – Favourable Terms (2004), Peeress (2005), Strawberrydaiquiri (2010)
|2004||Favourable Terms||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||1:40.37|
|2005||Peeress [a]||4||Michael Kinane||Sir Michael Stoute||1:37.42|
|2006||Soviet Song||6||Jamie Spencer||James Fanshawe||1:40.67|
|2007||Nannina||4||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden||1:40.97|
|2008||Sabana Perdida||5||Christophe Lemaire||Alain de Royer-Dupré||1:39.73|
|2009||Spacious||4||Johnny Murtagh||James Fanshawe||1:41.07|
|2010||Strawberrydaiquiri||4||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||1:38.04|
|2011||Lolly for Dolly||4||Wayne Lordan||Tommy Stack||1:38.72|
|2012||Joviality||4||William Buick||John Gosden||1:38.37|
|2013||Duntle||4||Wayne Lordan||David Wachman||1:39.47|
- "Royal Ascot prize money reaches £5 million for the first time". ascot.co.uk. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
- galopp-sieger.de – Windsor Forest Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Duke of Cambridge Stakes (2013).
- pedigreequery.com – Windsor Forest Stakes – Ascot.