King's Stand Stakes

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King's Stand Stakes
Group 1 race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1860
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance5f (1,006 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 4 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse£250,000 (2020)
1st: £148,000
Bonusessee Global Sprint Challenge
King's Stand Stakes
2020
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Red, white cross belts, white sleeves, red spots, red and white quartered cap
Battaash Equilateral Liberty Beach
Previous years
2019
Royal blue Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Grey
Blue Point Battaash Soldier's Call
2018
Royal blue Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Red, red cap, white spots
Blue Point Battaash Mabs Cross
2017
Black, lime green chevrons, black sleeves, lime green stars, lime green cap Royal blue White, large black spots, black cap
Lady Aurelia Profitable Marsha
2016
Red, white sleeves, blue and white striped cap Pink, royal blue braces Yellow, white sleeves, yellow cap, white star
Profitable Cotai Glory Goken
2015
Yellow, black chevron, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Goldream Medicean Man Muthmir
2014
White, red striped sleeves, check cap Dark blue, yellow epaulets, dark blue sleeves, yellow spots Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel
Sole Power Stepper Point Hot Streak
2013
White, red striped sleeves, check cap Royal blue, white triple diamond, yellow sleeves and cap Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel
Sole Power Shea Shea Pearl Secret
2012
Purple, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, purple cap, yellow hoop Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves White, red striped sleeves, check cap
Little Bridge Bated Breath Sole Power
2011
Orange and purple (quartered), emerald green sleeves and cap Royal blue, white cross and armlets Yellow, red chevron, silver sleeves, yellow stripe, silver and red checked cap
Prohibit Star Witness Sweet Sanette
2010–2001
2010
White, red chevron, gold cap Dark blue, beige hoops and armlets Royal blue, maroon stars
Equiano Markab Borderlescott
2009
Dark blue, gold hoops, dark blue sleeves, gold cap Terracotta, grey epaulets Red, red cap, white spots
Scenic Blast Fleeting Spirit Anglezarke
2008
White, Red chevron, Gold cap Red and Black check, White sleeves and cap Terracotta, Grey epaulets
Equiano Takeover Target Fleeting Spirit
2007
Black, green chevrons, white sleeves, black and dark green striped cap Emerald green, black chevrons on sleeves Red and White check, Red sleeves and cap
Miss Andretti Dandy Man Magnus
2006
Red and Black check, White sleeves and cap Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Yellow, emerald green sash and sleeves
Takeover Target Benbaun Pivotal Point
2005
Red, green hooped cap Mauve, sky blue stripes and sleeves, mauve cap White and yellow (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap
Chineur Boogie Street Moss Vale
2004
White, royal blue cross belts, check sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots White, royal blue cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, star on cap Black and white stripes, red sleeves, white cap
The Tatling Cape Of Good Hope Frizzante
2003
Maroon, white maltese cross and armlets, white cap Dark blue, white spots, white cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Choisir Acclamation Oasis Dream
2002
Light Blue and Orange stripes, Light Blue cap, Orange diamond Black, white chevron hoop and cap Emerald green, yellow stripe, yellow cap
Dominica Continent Kyllachy
2001
GREY and YELLOW HOOPS, striped sleeves, yellow cap, grey star Dark blue, yellow sash, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap Light Blue and Royal Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, quartered cap
Cassandra Go Misty Eyed Funny Valentine
2000–1991
2000
Light blue, dark blue seams, red cap, dark blue spots Yellow, blue hoop, red sleeves, red and blue quartered cap Royal blue
Nuclear Debate Agnes World Bertolini
1999
Maroon, gold sleeves, light blue cap Yellow, White star, White cap, Yellow star White and dark green hoops, white sleeves, dark green armlets, hooped cap
Mitcham Flanders Sainte Marine
1998
White, dark blue star, white sleeves, dark blue stars Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Black, white epaulettes and spots on sleeves
Bolshoi Lochangel Lord Kintyre
1997
Garnet, green cross-belts and armlets Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Black, red seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap
Don't Worry Me Titus Livius Hever Golf Rose
1996
Red, white sash, royal blue cap Dark blue, yellow chevron, white and yellow diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap MAROON, light blue slvs, light blue cap, maroon diamond
Pivotal Mind Games Almaty
1995
Green, yellow stars, spots on sleeves and stars on cap Emerald green, white chevron, armlets and star on cap Dark blue, yellow chevron, white and yellow diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap
Piccolo Struggler Mind Games
1994
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Red, white star, halved sleeves, star on cap White, light blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap
Lochsong Blyton Lad West Man
1993
Pink, royal blue triple diamond, white sleeves, royal blue cap, pink diamond Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Maroon, beige sleeves, maroon armlets, beige cap
Elbio Wolfhound Paris House
1992
White, red hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap Light blue, dark blue diamond and diamond on cap Pink, royal blue triple diamond, white sleeves, royal blue cap, pink diamond
Sheikh Albadou Mr Brooks Elbio
1991
Pink, royal blue triple diamond, white sleeves, royal blue cap, pink diamond White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Pink and purple quartered, pink sleeves, quartered cap
Elbio Irish Shoal Archway
1990–1988
1990
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Dark green, pink hoop and armlets Black and White (halved), check cap, Light Blue sleeves
Dayjur Ron's Victory Lugana Beach
1989
Yellow and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red and White striped cap Royal blue, white hoop on body, striped cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots
Indian Ridge Tigani Gallic League
1988
Mauve, yellow disc, striped cap Black and White (halved), check cap, Light Blue sleeves Yellow, light blue sash, cuffs and cap
Chilibang Governor General Ever Sharp
 

The King's Stand Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 5 furlongs (1,006 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

History[edit]

The event was created as a result of bad weather at Royal Ascot in 1860. Heavy rain made it impossible to run the Royal Stand Plate over its usual distance of 2 miles, so it was shortened to 5 furlongs on the only raceable part of the course. The amended version was called the Queen's Stand Plate, and it subsequently became the most important sprint at the Royal meeting. For a period it was open to horses aged two or older. It was renamed the King's Stand Stakes following the death of Queen Victoria and the accession of King Edward VII in 1901.[1]

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the King's Stand Stakes was given Group 1 status in 1973. It was downgraded to Group 2 level in 1988.

The King's Stand Stakes became part of a new international race series, the Global Sprint Challenge, in 2005. It consequently featured a number of high-quality contenders from overseas, and it regained Group 1 status in 2008. It is now the fourth leg of the series, preceded by the KrisFlyer International Sprint and followed by the Golden Jubilee Stakes.

The race is currently held on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Woolsthorpe – 1895, 1897
  • Kilcock – 1898, 1899
  • Sundridge – 1903, 1904
  • Foresight – 1908, 1909
  • Hornet's Beauty – 1911, 1913
  • Diadem1919, 1920
  • Golden Boss – 1923, 1924
  • Gold Bridge – 1933, 1934
  • Elbio – 1991, 1993
  • Equiano2008, 2010
  • Sole Power2013, 2014
  • Blue Point2018, 2019

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Lester PiggottRight Boy (1957), Majority Rule (1963), Swing Easy (1971), Abergwaun (1973), Godswalk (1977), Solinus (1978), Never So Bold (1985)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Vincent O'BrienCassarate (1962), Abergwaun (1973), Godswalk (1977), Solinus (1978), Bluebird (1987)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Jack JoelSundridge (1903, 1904), Nice Prospect (1927), Tag End (1929)

Winners since 1970[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1970 Amber Rama 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet Arpad Plesch 0:59.30
1971 Swing Easy 3 Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree Jock Whitney 1:09.20
1972 Sweet Revenge 5 Geoff Lewis Atty Corbett Mrs B Attenborough 1:01.90
1973 Abergwaun 5 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Charles St George 1:02.70
1974 Bay Express 3 Brian Taylor Peter Nelson P Miller 0:59.91
1975 Flirting Around 4 Yves Saint-Martin Robert Carver A Hausmann 1:00.39
1976 Lochnager 4 Edward Hide Mick Easterby Charles Spence 1:02.30
1977 Godswalk 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:02.20
1978 Solinus 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Danny Schwartz 1:02.61
1979 Double Form 4 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton Baroness H. Thyssen 1:01.03
1980 African Song 3 Pat Eddery Paul Kelleway Geoffrey Kaye 1:02.30
1981 Marwell 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sir Edmund Loder 1:00.40
1982 Fearless Lad 3 Edward Hide Dick Peacock G. Soulsby 1:01.40
1983 Sayf El Arab 3 Taffy Thomas Bill O'Gorman Moufid F. Dabaghi 1:00.10
1984 Habibti 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop Mohamed Mutawa 1:01.70
1985 Never So Bold 5 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong Edward Kessly 1:01.70
1986 Last Tycoon 3 Cash Asmussen Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 0:59.28
1987 Bluebird 3 Cash Asmussen Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:05.25
1988 Chilibang 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop Janice Heinz 1:00.61
1989 Indian Ridge 4 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth Anne Coughlan 1:01.36
1990 Dayjur 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:01.96
1991 Elbio 4 Steve Cauthen Peter Makin Brian Brackpool 1:01.40
1992 Sheikh Albadou 4 Walter Swinburn Alex Scott Hilal Salem 1:00.50
1993 Elbio 6 Walter Swinburn Peter Makin Brian Brackpool 1:03.08
1994 Lochsong 6 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding Jeff Smith 1:00.73
1995 Piccolo 4 Richard Hughes Mick Channon John White & Partners 0:59.67
1996 Pivotal 3 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Cheveley Park Stud 0:59.49
1997 Don't Worry Me 5 Olivier Peslier Guy Henrot Jean-François Gribomont 1:01.95
1998 Bolshoi 6 Carl Lowther Jack Berry David & Trish Brown 1:01.16
1999 Mitcham 3 Richard Quinn Terry Mills Terry Mills 1:00.58
2000 Nuclear Debate 5 Gérald Mossé John Hammond Bob Chester 1:01.13
2001 Cassandra Go 5 Michael Roberts Geoff Wragg Trevor Stewart 1:00.49
2002 Dominica 3 Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning Bobby & Helen Kennard 1:00.89
2003 Choisir 4 Johnny Murtagh Paul Perry Terry Wallace & Partners 0:59.68
2004 The Tatling 7 Darryll Holland Milton Bradley Dab Hand Racing 1:00.16
2005 Chineur [a] 4 Christophe Lemaire Mikel Delzangles Marquesa de Moratalla 0:57.55
2006 Takeover Target 7 Jay Ford Joe Janiak Joe & Ben Janiak 0:59.79
2007 Miss Andretti 6 Craig Newitt Lee Freedman Buckley / Mueller / Guenzi 0:57.44
2008 Equiano 3 Olivier Peslier M. Delcher Sánchez James Acheson 0:59.35
2009 Scenic Blast 5 Steven Arnold Daniel Morton Elio Galante & Partners 0:59.54
2010 Equiano 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills James Acheson 0:59.00
2011 Prohibit 6 Jim Crowley Robert Cowell Dasmal / Rix / Barr et al. 0:59.50
2012 Little Bridge 6 Zac Purton Danny Shum Ko Kam Piu 0:59.69
2013 Sole Power 6 Johnny Murtagh Edward Lynam Mrs S. Power 0:58.88
2014 Sole Power 7 Richard Hughes Edward Lynam Mrs S. Power 0:58.95
2015 Goldream 6 Martin Harley Robert Cowell J Sargeant & J Morley 0:59.11
2016 Profitable 4 Adam Kirby Clive Cox Alan Spence 1:02.69
2017 Lady Aurelia 3 John Velazquez Wesley Ward Stonestreet Stables, Bolton & Leidel 0:57.45
2018 Blue Point 4 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 0:58.14
2019 Blue Point 5 James Doyle Charlie Appleby Godolphin 0:58.53
2020 Battaash 6 Jim Crowley Charles Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 0:58.64
  1. ^ The 2005 running took place at York

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1860: Queen of the Vale
  • 1861: Buckstone
  • 1862: Shillelagh
  • 1863: Umpire
  • 1864: Le Bearnais
  • 1865: Saccharometer
  • 1866: Hippia
  • 1867: Cecrops
  • 1868: Xi
  • 1869: Gertrude
  • 1870: King of the Forest
  • 1871: Chopette
  • 1872: Bertram
  • 1873: Prince Charlie
  • 1874: Blenheim
  • 1875: Tangible
  • 1876: Lowlander
  • 1877: Springfield
  • 1878: Lollypop
  • 1879: Hackthorpe
  • 1880: Charibert
  • 1881: Ishmael
  • 1882: Eastern Empress
  • 1883: Prince William
  • 1884: Geheimniss
  • 1885: Glen Albyn
  • 1886: Financier
  • 1887: Crowberry
  • 1888: Noble Chieftain
  • 1889: Formidable
  • 1890: Bumptious
  • 1891: Lady Caroline
  • 1892: Lady Lena
  • 1893: Prince Hampton
  • 1894: Best Man
  • 1895: Woolsthorpe
  • 1896: Wishard
  • 1897: Woolsthorpe
  • 1898: Kilcock
  • 1899: Kilcock
  • 1900: Eager
  • 1901: Elizabeth M
  • 1902: Zanoni
  • 1903: Sundridge
  • 1904: Sundridge
  • 1905: Delaunay
  • 1906: Thrush
  • 1907: Camp Fire II
  • 1908: Foresight
  • 1909: Foresight
  • 1910: Spanish Prince
  • 1911: Hornet's Beauty
  • 1912: Great Surprise
  • 1913: Hornet's Beauty
  • 1914: Adular
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Diadem
  • 1920: Diadem
  • 1921: Tetratema
  • 1922: King Sol
  • 1923: Golden Boss
  • 1924: Golden Boss
  • 1925: Diomedes
  • 1926: Highborn II
  • 1927: Nice Prospect
  • 1928: Chichester Cross
  • 1929: Tag End
  • 1930: Oak Ridge
  • 1931: Stingo
  • 1932: Lemnarchus
  • 1933: Gold Bridge
  • 1934: Gold Bridge
  • 1935: Shalfleet
  • 1936: Sweet Polly
  • 1937: Ticca Gari
  • 1938: Foray
  • 1939: Mickey the Greek
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Vilmorin
  • 1947: Greek Justice
  • 1948: Squander Bug
  • 1949: Abernant
  • 1950: Tangle
  • 1951: Stephen Paul
  • 1952: Easter Bride
  • 1953: Fairy Flax
  • 1954: Golden Lion
  • 1955: Pappa Fourway
  • 1956: Palariva
  • 1957: Right Boy
  • 1958: Drum Beat
  • 1959: Chris
  • 1960: Sound Track
  • 1961: Silver Tor
  • 1962: Cassarate
  • 1963: Majority Rule
  • 1964: no race
  • 1965: Goldhill
  • 1966: Roughlyn
  • 1967: Be Friendly
  • 1968: D'Urberville
  • 1969: Song

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Ascot race histories". Eclipse Magazine.

  • galopp-sieger.deKing's Stand Stakes.
  • ifhaonline.orgInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – King's Stand Stakes (2019).
  • pedigreequery.comKing's Stand Stakes – Ascot.
  • Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 100–102. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.