Queen Alexandra Stakes

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Queen Alexandra Stakes
Conditions race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1864
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance2m 5f 143y (4,355 m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 0 lb (4yo);
9 st 2 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
5 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for each Class 1 win *
3 lb for each Class 2 / 3 win *
* since 19 June last year
excluding handicap races
(cumulative to max. of 10lb)
Purse£90,000 (2018)
1st: £56,025
Queen Alexandra Stakes
2019
Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap
Cleonte Pallasator Max Dynamite

The Queen Alexandra Stakes is a flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 143 yards 4,355 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

History[edit]

The event is named after Queen Alexandra, the consort of King Edward VII. It was established in 1864, and it was originally called the Alexandra Plate. It later became known as the Alexandra Stakes, and it was given its current title in 1931. It was formerly contested over 2 miles, 6 furlongs and 34 yards, but it was shortened as a result of the realignment of Ascot's track in 2005.

The Queen Alexandra Stakes is traditionally the last race on the final day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting. It sometimes features horses which ran on the opening day in the Ascot Stakes, and the most recent to win both in the same year was Simenon in 2012.

It is Britain's longest flat race, with a distance 21 yards longer than that of the Marathon Handicap at Pontefract. The extreme length can attract a varied field, and it often includes horses from hurdle racing.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (6 wins):

Leading jockey since 1960 (3 wins):

  • Bill WilliamsonMoss Bank (1961), Alciglide (1967), Laurence O (1969)
  • Richard QuinnOtabari (1986), Admiral's Well (1996), Dominant Duchess (2000)
  • Kieren FallonCanon Can (1997), Cover Up (2002, 2003)
  • Ryan Moore - Bergo (2010), Simenon (2012), Pique Sous (2014)

Leading trainer since 1960 (4 wins):

  • Dick HernGrey of Falloden (1965), Balinger (1980), Cuff Link (1994, 1995)


Winners since 1977[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1977 John Cherry 6 Lester Piggott Harry Thomson Jones
1978 Mountain Cross 6 John Lowe Bill Watts
1979 John Cherry 8 Greville Starkey Harry Thomson Jones
1980 Balinger 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1981 Donegal Prince 5 Paddy Young Paul Kelleway
1982 Ore 4 Bruce Raymond Kevin Prendergast
1983 Sandalay 5 Willie Carson Peter Cundell
1984 Erins Invader 7 Declan Gillespie Hugh McCaffrey
1985 Valuable Witness 5 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1986 Otabari 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 4:51.32
1987 Sprowston Boy 4 Gay Kelleway Paul Kelleway 5:21.58
1988 Overdrive 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 5:01.91
1989 Ala Hounak 5 Billy Newnes Frankie Durr 5:00.63
1990 Regal Reform 7 Dean McKeown George M. Moore 5:05.65
1991 Easy to Please 4 Christy Roche Jim Bolger 5:01.10
1992 Romany Rye 4 Walter Swinburn Geoff Wragg 4:54.15
1993 Riszard 4 Christy Roche Jim Bolger 5:18.57
1994 Cuff Link 4 Pat Eddery Dick Hern 4:57.66
1995 Cuff Link 5 Paul Eddery Dick Hern 4:56.73
1996 Admiral's Well 6 Richard Quinn Reg Akehurst 4:52.05
1997 Canon Can 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 5:07.37
1998 Dovedon Star 4 Frankie Dettori Anthony Kelleway 5:02.44
1999 San Sebastian 5 Michael Kinane Michael Grassick 4:55.32
2000 Dominant Duchess 6 Richard Quinn John Hills 4:56.57
2001 Life Is Life 5 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 4:51.26
2002 Cover Up 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 4:53.89
2003 Cover Up 6 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 4:47.89
2004 Corrib Eclipse 5 John Egan Jamie Poulton 4:57.41
2005 Cruzspiel [a] 5 Johnny Murtagh James Fanshawe 4:47.15
2006 Baddam 4 Ian Mongan Mick Channon 5:04.06
2007 Enjoy the Moment 4 Jamie Spencer Jamie Osborne 4:56.25
2008 Honolulu 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 4:49.07
2009 Caracciola 12 Eddie Ahern Nicky Henderson 4:53.90
2010 Bergo 7 Ryan Moore Gary L. Moore 4:47.79
2011 Swingkeel 6 Ted Durcan John Dunlop 5:02.73
2012 Simenon 5 Ryan Moore Willie Mullins 4:48.67
2013 Chiberta King 7 Jimmy Fortune Andrew Balding 4:51.49
2014 Pique Sous 7 Ryan Moore Willie Mullins 4:49.82
2015 Oriental Fox 7 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 4:45.67
2016 Commissioned 6 Adam Kirby Gordon Elliott 5:00.77
2017 Oriental Fox 9 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 4:49.09
2018 Pallasator 9 Jamie Spencer Gordon Elliott 4:45.24
2019 Cleonte 6 Silvestre de Sousa Andrew Balding

a The 2005 running took place at York.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1865: Fille de l'Air
  • 1867: Lecturer
  • 1868: Blinkhoolie
  • 1869: Restitution
  • 1870: Trocadero
  • 1871: Rosicrucian
  • 1872: Musket
  • 1873: Cremorne
  • 1874: King Lud
  • 1875: Doncaster
  • 1876: Freeman
  • 1877: Coltness
  • 1878: Verneuil
  • 1879: Insulaire
  • 1880: Thurio
  • 1881: Robert the Devil
  • 1882: Fiddler
  • 1883: Faugh-a-Ballagh
  • 1884: Corrie Roy
  • 1885: St Gatien
  • 1886: Blue Grass
  • 1888: Timothy
  • 1889: Trayles
  • 1890: Netheravon
  • 1891: Gonsalvo
  • 1892: Blue-green
  • 1893: Bushey Park
  • 1894: Aborigine
  • 1895: Ravensbury
  • 1896: Pride
  • 1897: St Bris
  • 1898: Piety
  • 1899: Le Senateur
  • 1900: Gadfly
  • 1901: Kilmarnock
  • 1902: William the Third
  • 1903: Arizona
  • 1904: Zinfandel
  • 1905: Hammerkop
  • 1906: Hammerkop
  • 1907: Torpoint
  • 1908: Torpoint
  • 1909: Pure Gem
  • 1910: Lagos
  • 1911: Royal Realm
  • 1912: Jackdaw
  • 1914: Fiz Yama
  • 1921: Spearwort
  • 1922: Air Balloon
  • 1924: Rose Prince
  • 1926: Vermilion Pencil
  • 1927: Finglas
  • 1928: Finglas
  • 1929: Brown Jack
  • 1930: Brown Jack
  • 1931: Brown Jack
  • 1932: Brown Jack
  • 1933: Brown Jack
  • 1934: Brown Jack
  • 1935: Enfield
  • 1936: Cecil
  • 1937: Valerian
  • 1938: Epigram
  • 1946: Marsyas
  • 1947: Monsieur l'Amiral
  • 1948: Vulgan
  • 1950: Aldborough
  • 1951: Strathspey
  • 1954: Bitter Sweet
  • 1955: Bitter Sweet
  • 1956: Borghetto
  • 1957: Flying Flag
  • 1959: Bali Ha'i
  • 1960: Predominate
  • 1961: Moss Bank
  • 1962: Trelawny
  • 1963: Trelawny
  • 1964: no race
  • 1965: Grey of Falloden
  • 1966: Panic
  • 1967: Alciglide
  • 1968: Tubalcain
  • 1969: Laurence O
  • 1970: Parthenon
  • 1971: Hickleton
  • 1972: Celtic Cone
  • 1973: Peacock
  • 1974: King Levanstell
  • 1975: Cumbernauld
  • 1976: Coed Cochion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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