King's Stand Stakes

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King's Stand Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1860
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance5f (1,006 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 5 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £350,000 (2021)
1st: £198,485
Bonusessee Global Sprint Challenge
King's Stand Stakes
2020
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Philip Wilkins.svg
BattaashEquilateralLiberty Beach
Previous years
2019
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Blue PointBattaashSoldier's Call
2018
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr David W Armstrong.svg
Blue PointBattaashMabs Cross
2017
Owner Stonestreet Stables LLC and G Bolton and P Leidel.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Elite Racing Club.svg
Lady AureliaProfitableMarsha
2016
Owner Mr A D Spence.svg Owner Ms A A Yap.svg Owner Mr Guy Pariente white star.svg
ProfitableCotai GloryGoken
2015
Owner Mr J Sargeant and Mrs J Morley.svg Owner Miss K M Dobb.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
GoldreamMedicean ManMuthmir
2014
Owner Mrs S Power.svg Owner Mr C L A Edginton.svg Owner Qatar Racing Limited.svg
Sole PowerStepper PointHot Streak
2013
Owner Mrs S Power.svg Owner Mssrs Brian Joffee and Myron C Berzack.svg Owner Qatar Racing Limited.svg
Sole PowerShea SheaPearl Secret
2012
Owner Mr Ko Kam Piu.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mrs S Power.svg
Little BridgeBated BreathSole Power
2011
Owner Mr T W Morley.svg Owner Widden Stud.svg Owner Mr Chow Hong and Mr Wu Po Kung.svg
ProhibitStar WitnessSweet Sanette
2010–2001
2010
Owner Mr J Acheson.svg Owner Tight Lines Partnership.svg Owner Mr James Edgar.svg
EquianoMarkabBorderlescott
2009
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Scenic BlastFleeting SpiritAnglezarke
2008
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EquianoTakeover TargetFleeting Spirit
2007
Owner Mr P S Buckley.svg Owner H R H Princess Haya of Jordan.svg Owner Mr R J Crabtree.svg
Miss AndrettiDandy ManMagnus
2006
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Takeover TargetBenbaunPivotal Point
2005
Owner Marquesa de Moratalla.svg Owner Hippodrome Racing.svg Owner Mr John C Grant.svg
ChineurBoogie StreetMoss Vale
2004
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The TatlingCape Of Good HopeFrizzante
2003
Owner Mr T W Wallace and Partners.svg Owner Dulford Cavaliers.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
ChoisirAcclamationOasis Dream
2002
Owner Major and Mrs R B Kennard.svg Owner Lucayan Stud.svg Owner Thurloe Thoroughbreds.svg
DominicaContinentKyllachy
2001
Owner Mr Trevor C Stewart.svg Owner Mrs Jan Fuller.svg Owner Mr John Humphreys.svg
Cassandra GoMisty EyedFunny Valentine
2000–1991
2000
Owner J R Chester.svg Owner Takao Watanabe.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Nuclear DebateAgnes WorldBertolini
1999
Owner Mr T G Mills.svg Owner Mrs Jean P Connew.svg Owner Mr R C Strauss.svg
MitchamFlandersSainte Marine
1998
Owner Mrs David Brown.svg Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner M Calvert.svg
BolshoiLochangelLord Kintyre
1997
Owner J F Gribomont.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Hever Racing Club.svg
Don't Worry MeTitus LiviusHever Golf Rose
1996
Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg Owner Rob Hughes.svg Owner Mr P D Savill.svg
PivotalMind GamesAlmaty
1995
Owner John White and Partners.svg Owner Hamad Ali.svg Owner Rob Hughes.svg
PiccoloStrugglerMind Games
1994
Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner Mrs J Addleshaw.svg Owner Henri Chalhoub.svg
LochsongBlyton LadWest Man
1993
Owner Brian Brackpool.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner P E T Chandler.svg
ElbioWolfhoundParis House
1992
Owner Hilal Salem.svg Owner Mr Paul Green.svg Owner Brian Brackpool.svg
Sheikh AlbadouMr BrooksElbio
1991
Owner Brian Brackpool.svg Owner H Chaloub.svg Owner Mr A Heffernan.svg
ElbioIrish ShoalArchway
1990–1988
1990
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner J S Moss.svg Owner Ray Richards.svg
DayjurRon's VictoryLugana Beach
1989
Owner Mrs Anne Coughlan.svg Owner Capt M Lemos.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
Indian RidgeTiganiGallic League
1988
Owner Mrs H J Heinz.svg Owner Ray Richards.svg Owner E F Robbins.svg
ChilibangGovernor GeneralEver 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.

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History

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

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (7 wins):

Leading trainer (5 wins):

Leading owner (4 wins):

Winners since 1970

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1970Amber Rama3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet Arpad Plesch 0:59.30
1971Swing Easy3 Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree Jock Whitney 1:09.20
1972Sweet Revenge5 Geoff Lewis Atty CorbettMrs B Attenborough1:01.90
1973 Abergwaun 5 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Charles St George1:02.70
1974 Bay Express 3 Brian Taylor Peter NelsonP Miller0:59.91
1975 Flirting Around 4 Yves Saint-Martin Robert CarverA Hausmann1:00.39
1976 Lochnager 4 Edward Hide Mick Easterby Charles Spence1:02.30
1977 Godswalk 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:02.20
1978 Solinus 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Danny Schwartz1:02.61
1979 Double Form 4 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton Baroness H. Thyssen 1:01.03
1980 African Song 3 Pat Eddery Paul Kelleway Geoffrey Kaye1:02.30
1981 Marwell 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sir Edmund Loder1:00.40
1982 Fearless Lad 3 Edward Hide Dick PeacockG. Soulsby1:01.40
1983 Sayf El Arab 3 Taffy Thomas Bill O'GormanMoufid F. Dabaghi1:00.10
1984 Habibti 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop Mohamed Mutawa1:01.70
1985 Never So Bold 5 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong Edward Kessly1:01.70
1986 Last Tycoon 3 Cash Asmussen Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss0:59.28
1987 Bluebird 3 Cash Asmussen Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:05.25
1988Chilibang4 Willie Carson John Dunlop Janice Heinz1:00.61
1989 Indian Ridge 4 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth Anne Coughlan1:01.36
1990 Dayjur 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:01.96
1991Elbio4 Steve Cauthen Peter MakinBrian Brackpool1:01.40
1992 Sheikh Albadou 4 Walter Swinburn Alex Scott Hilal Salem1:00.50
1993Elbio6 Walter Swinburn Peter MakinBrian Brackpool1:03.08
1994 Lochsong 6 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding Jeff Smith1:00.73
1995 Piccolo 4 Richard Hughes Mick Channon John White & Partners0:59.67
1996 Pivotal 3 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Cheveley Park Stud 0:59.49
1997Don't Worry Me5 Olivier Peslier Guy HenrotJean-François Gribomont1:01.95
1998Bolshoi6Carl LowtherJack Berry David & Trish Brown 1:01.16
1999Mitcham3 Richard Quinn Terry MillsTerry Mills1:00.58
2000 Nuclear Debate 5 Gérald Mossé John Hammond Bob Chester1:01.13
2001 Cassandra Go 5 Michael Roberts Geoff Wragg Trevor Stewart1:00.49
2002Dominica3 Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning Bobby & Helen Kennard1:00.89
2003 Choisir 4 Johnny Murtagh Paul Perry Terry Wallace & Partners0:59.68
2004 The Tatling 7 Darryll Holland Milton BradleyDab Hand Racing1:00.16
2005Chineur [lower-alpha 1] 4 Christophe Lemaire Mikel DelzanglesMarquesa de Moratalla0:57.55
2006 Takeover Target 7 Jay Ford Joe JaniakJoe & Ben Janiak0:59.79
2007 Miss Andretti 6 Craig Newitt Lee Freedman Buckley / Mueller / Guenzi0:57.44
2008 Equiano 3 Olivier Peslier Mauricio Delcher SánchezJames Acheson0:59.35
2009 Scenic Blast 5 Steven Arnold Daniel MortonElio Galante & Partners0:59.54
2010 Equiano 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills James Acheson0:59.00
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 Piu0:59.69
2013 Sole Power 6 Johnny Murtagh Edward LynamMrs S. Power0:58.88
2014 Sole Power 7 Richard Hughes Edward LynamMrs S. Power0:58.95
2015 Goldream 6 Martin Harley Robert Cowell J Sargeant & J Morley0:59.11
2016 Profitable 4 Adam Kirby Clive CoxAlan Spence1:02.69
2017 Lady Aurelia 3 John Velazquez Wesley Ward Stonestreet Stables, Bolton & Leidel0:57.45
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
2021 Oxted 5 Cieren Fallon Roger TealPiper, Hirschfeld, Fish & Collins0:59.03
  1. The 2005 running took place at York

Earlier winners

See also

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References

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