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.
|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|