Prince of Wales's Stakes

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Prince of Wales's Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1862
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance1m 1f 212yd (2,004 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
3 lb for S. Hemisphere 4yo
Purse £700,000 (2021)
1st: £396,970
Prince Of Wales's Stakes
2021
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs A M Swinburn.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
LoveAudaryaArmory
Previous years
2020
Owner HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing.svg Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Lord NorthAddeybbBarney Roy
2019
Owner Mrs P Robeson.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Gestut Ammerland star on cap.svg
Crystal OceanMagicalWaldgeist
2018
Owner Mr Saeed Suhail.svg Owner Mr A E Oppenheimer.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Poet's WordCracksmanHawkbill
2017
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mr Saleh Al Homaizi.svg Owner Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd.svg
Highland ReelDecorated KnightUlysses
2016
Owner Mr and Mrs Paul Rooney.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr R J H Geffen.svg
My Dream BoatFoundWestern Hymn
2015
Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Mr F Gillespie.svg Owner Mr R J H Geffen.svg
Free EagleThe Grey GatsbyWestern Hymn
2014
Owner Lord Lloyd-Webber.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Al Shaqab Racing.svg
The FugueMagicianTreve
2013
Owner Mr D J Deer.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Lord Lloyd-Webber.svg
Al KazeemMukhadramThe Fugue
2012
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner The Queen.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
So You ThinkCarlton HouseFarhh
2011
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah.svg
RewildingSo You ThinkSri Putra
2010-2001
2010
Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
BywordTwice OverTazeez
2009
Owner Mr Jonathan Harvey.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner Mr D Treves.svg
Vision D'etatTartan BearerNever On Sunday
2008
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
Duke Of MarmaladePhoenix TowerPipedreamer
2007
Owner Baron G von Ullmann.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Anthony and David De Rothschild.svg
ManduroDylan ThomasNotnowcato
2006
Owner Lord Derby.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Baron G von Ullmann.svg
Ouija BoardElectrocutionistManduro
2005
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Elvstroem Syndicate.svg
AzamourAceElvstroem
2004
Owner Mr Gary A Tanaka.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
RaktiPowerscourtIkhtyar
2003
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr Gary A Tanaka.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg
NayefRaktiIslington
2002
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr Seymour Cohn.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
GranderaIndian CreekBanks Hill
2001
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr Gary A Tanaka.svg
Fantastic LightKalanisiHightori
2000-1991
2000
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Baron G von Ullmann.svg Owner Mr Saeed Suhail.svg
Dubai MillenniumSumitasBeat All
1999
Owner Mr Raymond Tooth.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Lear SpearFantastic LightXaar
1998
Owner Godolphin white cap.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Faithful SonChester HouseDaylami
1997
Owner Mr Wafic Said.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr and Mrs L Jaffee.svg
Bosra ShamAlhaarthLondon News
1996
Owner Mollers Racing.svg Owner Sir George Meyrick.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
First IslandMontjoyTamayaz
1995
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Saeed Manana.svg
MuhtarramEltishNeedle Gun
1994
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Lord Derby.svg
MuhtarramEzzoudChatoyant
1993
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner David Tsui.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
PlacervilleUrban SeaEmperor Jones
1992
Owner Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden.svg Owner Mollers Racing.svg Owner M Haga.svg
PerpendicularYoung BusterKooyonga
1991
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner HRH Prince Fahd Salman.svg Owner The Dowager Lady Beaverbrook.svg
StagecraftZomanTerimon
1990-1988
1990
Owner Muttar Salem.svg Owner Mrs John Wallinger.svg Owner The Dowager Lady Beaverbrook.svg
BatshoofRelief PitcherTerimon
1989
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Dr Omar Zawawi.svg Owner Mr A E Oppenheimer.svg
Two TimingBeau SherMost Welcome
1988
Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg Owner HRH Prince Fahd Salman.svg Owner D R Hunnisett.svg
MtotoBroken HeartedHighland Chieftain
 

The Prince of Wales's Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. 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.

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History

The event was established in 1862, and it was named after the Prince of Wales at that time, the future King Edward VII. The original version was restricted to three-year-olds, and it was contested over 1 mile and 5 furlongs.

The race was discontinued after World War II, when there was no Prince of Wales. It returned in 1968, a year before the investiture of Prince Charles. The distance of the new version was 1 mile and 2 furlongs, and it was now open to horses aged three or older.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Prince of Wales's Stakes was classed at Group 2 level. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 2000, and at this point the minimum age of participating horses was raised to four.

The Prince of Wales's Stakes is currently held on the second day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (8 wins):

Leading owner (5 wins):

Winners since 1968

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Race not held from 1940 to 1967
1968 Royal Palace 4Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Jim Joel 2:22.30
1969 Connaught 4Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Jim Joel 2:08.00
1970 Connaught 5Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Jim Joel 2:07.30
1971Arthur4Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop Lady Rosebery 2:19.80
1972 Brigadier Gerard 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern Jean Hislop2:06.30
1973Gift Card4 Lester Piggott Angel Penna Sr. Margit Batthyány2:09.40
1974 Admetus 4Maurice PhilliperonJohn Cunnington Michael Sobell 2:09.60
1975Record Run4 Pat Eddery Gavin Pritchard-GordonSidney Grey2:03.30
1976Annes Pretender [lower-alpha 1] 4 Lester Piggott Ryan Price Charles Clore 2:03.30
1977Lucky Wednesday4 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Charles St George2:16.10
1978 Gunner B 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Pauline Barratt2:08.00
1979Crimson Beau4 Lester Piggott Paul Cole H. Spearing2:06.80
1980 Ela-Mana-Mou 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Simon Weinstock2:10.57
1981Hard Fought4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Brook Holliday2:05.80
1982Kind of Hush4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Tony Shead2:09.30
1983 Stanerra 5Brian RouseFrank DunneFrank Dunne2:06.50
1984Morcon4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2nd Baron Rotherwick2:06.91
1985 Bob Back 4Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis Antonio Balzarini 2:05.90
1986English Spring4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:08.80
1987 Mtoto 4 Richard Hills Alec Stewart Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:07.27
1988 Mtoto 5 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:12.84
1989Two Timing3 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 2:04.90
1990Batshoof4 Pat Eddery Ben HanburyMuttar Salem2:06.72
1991Stagecraft4 Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.58
1992Perpendicular [lower-alpha 2] 4 Willie Ryan Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 2:04.13
1993Placerville3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:08.65
1994 Muhtarram 5 Willie Carson John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:05.11
1995 Muhtarram 6 Willie Carson John Gosden Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:04.94
1996 First Island 4 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Mollers Racing2:02.76
1997 Bosra Sham 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil Wafic Saïd 2:04.16
1998Faithful Son4 John Reid Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:08.30
1999Lear Spear4 Michael Kinane David Elsworth Raymond Tooth 2:04.37
2000 Dubai Millennium 4 Jerry Bailey Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:07.48
2001 Fantastic Light 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:04.40
2002 Grandera 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:04.43
2003 Nayef 5 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:05.30
2004 Rakti 5 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Gary A. Tanaka 2:04.95
2005 Azamour [lower-alpha 3] 4 Michael Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 2:08.15
2006 Ouija Board 5 Olivier Peslier Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:06.92
2007 Manduro 5 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Baron G. von Ullmann2:05.91
2008 Duke of Marmalade 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:05.35
2009 Vision d'Etat 4 Olivier Peslier Eric LibaudDetré / Libaud2:06.90
2010 Byword 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:05.35
2011 Rewilding 4 Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 2:04.24
2012 So You Think 6 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith et al.2:03.86
2013 Al Kazeem 5 James Doyle Roger Charlton John Deer2:03.06
2014 The Fugue 5 William Buick John Gosden Andrew Lloyd Webber 2:01.90
2015 Free Eagle 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud 2:05.07
2016 My Dream Boat 4 Adam Kirby Clive CoxPaul & Clare Rooney2:11.38
2017 Highland Reel 5 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor/ Smith2:05.04
2018 Poet's Word 5 James Doyle Michael Stoute Saeed Suhail2:03.51
2019 Crystal Ocean 5 Frankie Dettori Michael Stoute Evelyn de Rothschild 2:10.25
2020 Lord North 4 James Doyle John Gosden Zayed bin Mohammed2:05.63
2021 Love 4 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor/ Smith2:06.86
  1. Trepan finished first in 1976, but was disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.
  2. Kooyonga finished first in 1992, but she was relegated to third place following a stewards' inquiry
  3. The 2005 running took place at York

Earlier winners

1 Cupbearer finished first in 1902, but he was subsequently disqualified.

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