Queen's Vase

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Queen's Vase
Group 2 race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1838
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance1m 6f 34y (2,847 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
3 lb for G1 winners *
* since 31 August last year
Purse£200,000 (2018)
1st: £113,420
Queen's Vase
2019
White, emerald green hoops, dark blue sleeves and cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Royal blue, red epaulets, striped cap
Dashing Willoughby Barbados Nayef Road

The Queen's Vase is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old horses. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile 6 furlongs and 34 yards (2,847 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

History[edit]

The event was established over a distance of 2 miles in 1838, and its original trophy was a gold vase donated by Queen Victoria. The race was initially confined to horses aged three, but it was opened to older horses in 1840. Its title was changed to the King's Vase in 1903, and it was given its current name in 1960.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Queen's Vase held Group 3 status. It was relegated to Listed class in 1986, and it was restricted to three-year-olds in 1987. It returned to Group 3 level in 1991 and was downgraded to Listed status again in 2014.[1] However in a move to recognise the importance of staying Flat races in the calendar the European Pattern Committee decided to upgrade the race to Group 2 status in 2017 while reducing its distance to 1 mile and 6 furlongs.[2]

The Queen's Vase is now contested on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting. It is one of three perpetual trophies at the meeting, along with the Royal Hunt Cup and the Gold Cup, which can be kept permanently by the winning owners.

The 2013 running was renamed the 'Queen's Vase In Memory of Sir Henry Cecil' in memory of Sir Henry Cecil who died on 11 June 2013. Sir Henry had trained the winners of more races than anyone at the Royal meeting (75), including eight winners of the Queen's Vase.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • George FordhamArsenal (1857), Sedbury (1858), Horror (1860), Marie Stuart (1875), Ambassadress (1881), Tristan (1882)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • Henry CecilFalkland (1972), General Ironside (1976), Le Moss (1978), Arden (1987), River God (1990), Jendali (1991), Stelvio (1995), Endorsement (1999)

Winners since 1978[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1978 Le Moss Geoff Baxter Henry Cecil
1979 Buttress Willie Carson Dick Hern
1980 Toondra Paul Cook Michael Jarvis
1981 Ore Willie Carson Kevin Prendergast
1982 Evzon Lester Piggott Clive Brittain
1983 Santella Man Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1984 Baynoun Willie Carson Fulke Johnson Houghton 3:30.69
1985 Wassl Merbayeh Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones
1986 Stavordale Michael Roberts Harry Thomson Jones 3:28.38
1987 Arden Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:37.02
1988 Green Adventure Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 3:24.40
1989 Weld Bruce Raymond William Jarvis 3:20.54
1990 River God Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:26.15
1991 Jendali Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:31.26
1992 Landowner Ray Cochrane John Gosden 3:25.29
1993 Infrasonic Pat Eddery André Fabre 3:46.47
1994 Silver Wedge Michael Hills Geoff Lewis 3:29.65
1995 Stelvio Michael Kinane Henry Cecil 3:28.64
1996 Gordi Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 3:28.75
1997 Windsor Castle Richard Quinn Paul Cole 3:29.48
1998 Maridpour Walter Swinburn Sir Michael Stoute 3:40.23
1999 Endorsement Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 3:33.28
2000 Dalampour Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 3:36.27
2001 And Beyond Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 3:31.45
2002 Mamool Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:29.45
2003 Shanty Star Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 3:29.12
2004 Duke of Venice Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:29.14
2005 Melrose Avenue [a] Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 3:21.20
2006 Soapy Danger Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 3:25.60
2007 Mahler Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 3:32.65
2008 Patkai Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:27.86
2009 Holberg Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 3:24.13
2010 Mikhail Glinka Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 3:27.98
2011 Namibian Silvestre de Sousa Mark Johnston 3:40.97
2012 Estimate Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:34.05
2013 Leading Light Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 3:25.26
2014 Hartnell Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 3:24.73
2015 Aloft Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 3:28.40
2016 Sword Fighter Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 3:34.55
2017 Stradivarius Andrea Atzeni John Gosden 3:01.47
2018 Kew Gardens Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 3:00.89
2019 Dashing Willoughby Oisin Murphy Andrew Balding 3:07.86
  1. ^ The 2005 running took place at York

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1838: Mecca
  • 1839: Mendizabal
  • 1840: St Francis
  • 1841: Satirist
  • 1842: St Francis
  • 1843: Gorhambury
  • 1844: Alice Hawthorn
  • 1845: Sweetmeat
  • 1846: Grimston
  • 1847: The Hero
  • 1848: Gardenia
  • 1849: Glenalvon
  • 1850: Mildew
  • 1851: Cariboo
  • 1852: Leopold
  • 1853: Rataplan
  • 1854: The Hermit
  • 1855: Oulston
  • 1856: Fisherman
  • 1857: Arsenal
  • 1858: Sedbury
  • 1859: Schism
  • 1860: Horror
  • 1861: Parmesan
  • 1862: Tim Whiffler
  • 1863: Adventurer
  • 1864: Young Rapid
  • 1865: Eltham
  • 1866: Elland
  • 1867: Mail Train
  • 1868: Blinkhoolie
  • 1869: Thorwaldsen
  • 1870: Siderolite
  • 1871: Christopher Sly
  • 1872: Albert Victor
  • 1873: Thorn
  • 1874: Organist
  • 1875: Marie Stuart
  • 1876: Thunder
  • 1877: Skylark
  • 1878: Verneuil
  • 1879: Isonomy
  • 1880: Chippendale
  • 1881: Ambassadress
  • 1882: Tristan
  • 1883: Border Minstrel
  • 1884: St Gatien
  • 1885: Thebais
  • 1886: Bird of Freedom
  • 1887: Quilp
  • 1888: Exmoor
  • 1889: Morglay
  • 1890: Tyrant
  • 1891: Mons Meg
  • 1892: Martagon
  • 1893: Convent
  • 1894: Quaesitum
  • 1895: Florizel II
  • 1896: Pride
  • 1897: Count Schomberg
  • 1898: The Rush
  • 1899: no race
  • 1900: Solitaire
  • 1901: Mackintosh
  • 1902: Ice-maiden
  • 1903: Zinfandel
  • 1904: Bachelor's Button
  • 1905: Bachelor's Button
  • 1906: The White Knight
  • 1907: Golden Measure
  • 1908: Pillo
  • 1909: Amadis
  • 1910: Charles O'Malley
  • 1911: Martingale II
  • 1912: Tidal Wave
  • 1913: Shogun
  • 1914: Glorvina
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Silonyx
  • 1920: Kentish Cob
  • 1921: Copyright
  • 1922: Golden Myth
  • 1923: Puttenden
  • 1924: Audlem
  • 1925: Kentish Knock
  • 1926: High Art
  • 1927: Adieu
  • 1928: Maid of Perth
  • 1929: Covenden
  • 1930: Trimdon
  • 1931: Pomme d'Api
  • 1932: Silvermere
  • 1933: Gainslaw
  • 1934: Duplicate
  • 1935: Flash Bye
  • 1936: Rondo
  • 1937: Fearless Fox
  • 1938: Foxglove II
  • 1939: Atout Maitre
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Look Ahead
  • 1947: Auralia
  • 1948: Estoc
  • 1949: Lone Eagle
  • 1950: Fastlad
  • 1951: Faux Pas
  • 1952: Souepi
  • 1953: Absolve
  • 1954: Prescription
  • 1955: Prince Barle
  • 1956: French Beige
  • 1957: Tenterhooks
  • 1958: Even Money
  • 1959: Vivi Tarquin
  • 1960: Prolific
  • 1961: Black King
  • 1962: Pavot
  • 1963: Hereford
  • 1964: I Titan
  • 1965: Beddard
  • 1966: Bally Russe
  • 1967: The Accuser
  • 1968: Zorba II
  • 1969: Tantivy
  • 1970: Yellow River
  • 1971: Parnell
  • 1972: Falkland
  • 1973: Tara Brooch
  • 1974: Royal Aura
  • 1975: Blood Royal
  • 1976: General Ironside
  • 1977: Millionaire

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1979"., "1980"., "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post:

  1. ^ "European Pattern Committee announces changes to the 2014 European Black Type Programme". britishorseracingauthority.com. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ "European Pattern Committee announces changes to the 2017 European Programme / 01 Feb 17". British Horseracing Authority. Retrieved 1 February 2017.