The Queen Anne Stakes

The first race of day 1, the Queen Anne Stakes are named for the founder of the racecourse at Ascot – Queen Anne, who founded the course in 1711. It is the first of 7 “group 1” class races that are run over the course of the 5 days of the festival. And, as might be expected, the prize monies available for this race are significant, with a prize pool of £250,000.

If you look back over previous winners, this race has been dominated by a relatively small number of key players. Jockey wise, since 2000, the race has been won by Frankie Dettori & Kieren Fallon 3 times each, and Jonny Murtagh twice.

It’s a similar story with the trainers and owners. Saeed bin Suroor working with Godolphin has won 3 times since 2000, not forgetting that his horse won for 4 years in a row from ’96 to 2000! Sir Michael Stoute and Aiden O’Brien have also done well, gaining 3 and 2 wins since 2000 respectively.

Previous winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Odds (SP) Going
2009 Paco Boy Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 10/3 Good to Firm
2008 Haradasun Jonny Murtagh Aiden O’Brien 5/1 Good to Firm
2007 Ramonti Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 5/1 Good to Firm
2006 Ad Velorem Kieren Fallon Aiden O’Brien 13/2 Good to Firm
2005 Valixir Christophe Soumillon André Fabre 4/1 Good to Firm