Wolferton Stakes

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Wolferton Stakes
Listed race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, Berkshire, England
Inaugurated 2002
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1m 1f 212y (2,004 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 3 lb
Allowances 5 lb for fillies
Penalties
3 lb for Listed winners*
5 lb for Group 3 winners*
* after 31 August 2017
Purse £100,000 (2018)
1st: £56,710
Wolferton Handicap
2018
Green, pink sash, white sleeves Dark green, beige stars on sleeves Royal Blue, White Epaulets, Black cap
Monarchs Glen Euginio Muntahaa

The Wolferton Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses of four-year-old and up. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile 1 furlong and 212 yards (2,004 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June on the first day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

The race was first run in 2002[1] when Royal Ascot was extended to five days to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. It was named after the village of Wolferton near Sandringham House and initially called the Wolferton Rated Stakes. In 2018 the race was moved to the opening Tuesday of Royal Ascot and the handicap element was removed to comply with a reccomendation that no handicap should carry Listed status,[2] meaning it became a conventional Listed Race. Group 1 and 2 winners since the previous August are prohibited from entering.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (2 wins):

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • John Gosden - Beachfire (2011), Gatewood (2012), Mahsoob (2015), Monarchs Glen (2018)

Winners[edit]

Wolferton Handicap[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Weight
Jockey
Trainer
SP
Time
2002 Ulundi 7 9-07 Richard Hughes Paul Webber 1010 10/1 2:08.07
2003 In Time's Eye 4 9-05 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1005 5/1 2:03.93
2004 Red Fort 4 8-08 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 1006 6/1 2:04.00
2005 Imperial Stride[a] 4 8-11 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 1025 25/1 2:06.09
2006 I'm So Lucky 4 8-07 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1016 16/1 2:04.15
2007 Championship Point 4 9-02 Darryll Holland Mick Channon 1025 25/1 2:10.84
2008 Supaseus 5 8-11 Steve Drowne Hughie Morrison 1012 12/1 2:06.81
2009 Perfect Stride 4 9-05 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1008 8/1 2:03.24
2010 Rainbow Peak 4 9-04 Neil Callan Michael Jarvis 1001.625 13/8 F 2:04.50
2011 Beachfire 4 8-09 William Buick John Gosden 1012 12/1 2:10.48
2012 Gatewood 4 8-11 William Buick John Gosden 1003 3/1 F 2:08.00
2013 Forgotten Voice 8 9-02 Johnny Murtagh Nicky Henderson 1012 12/1 2:06.06
2014 Contributer 4 9-05 George Baker Ed Dunlop 1009 9/1 2:04.98
2015 Mahsoob 4 9-03 Paul Hanagan John Gosden 1001.75 7/4 F 2:05.33
2016 Sir Isaac Newton 4 9-00 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 1007 7/1 2:07.59
2017 Snoano 5 9-00 David Allan Tim Easterby 1025 25/1 2:04.94

a The 2005 running took place at York.

Wolferton Stakes[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2018 Monarchs Glen 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 2:03.71

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Ascot: Race Histories and Conditions". eclipsemagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  2. ^ "Progress continues on stayers' project following further Pattern race upgrades". British Horseracing Authority. 26 January 2018.