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The Britannia Stakes is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old colts and geldings. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) on the straight course, and it is scheduled to take place each year in June on the third day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

Britannia Stakes
Handicap race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1928
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance1 mile (1,609 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-year-old colts and geldings
WeightHandicap
Purse£120,000 (2018)
1st: £74,700
Britannia Stakes
2019
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Emerald green, black chevrons on sleeves Royal Blue, White Epaulets, Black cap
Biometric Turgenev Fanaar

The Britannia Stakes was first run in 1928 and takes place over the same course and distance as the Royal Hunt Cup.[1]

Winners since 1988Edit

Year Winner Weight Jockey Trainer Time
1988 Foreign Survivor 9-03 Pat Eddery Olivier Douieb 1:41.04
1989 Polar Boy 8-08 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:41.14
1990 Fox Chapel 7-07 Gary Hind Richard Hannon Sr. 1:44.10
1991 Ajaad 9-00 Bruce Raymond Michael Stoute 1:40.90
1992 Efharisto 8-00 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 1:39.96
1993 Show Faith 8-05 Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. 1:46.05
1994 Wizard King 7-07 John Lowe Mark Prescott 1:40.42
1995 Medaille Militaire 7-09 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 1:41.17
1996 North Song 8-01 Gary Hind John Gosden 1:39.90
1997 Fly to the Stars 9-03 Olivier Peslier Mark Johnston 1:39.95
1998 Plan-B 8-07 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:42.44
1999 Pythios 9-00 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 1:40.07
2000 El Gran Papa 8-04 Franny Norton John Gosden 1:41.91
2001 Analyser 8-03 Franny Norton John Gosden 1:40.07
2003 New Seeker 8-08 Jamie Spencer Clive Cox 1:42.19
2004 Mandobi 8-12 Kieren Fallon Alec Stewart 1:40.85
2005 Mostashaar [a] 9-01 Richard Hills Sir Michael Stoute 1:36.35
2006 Sir Gerard 8-12 Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 1:39.87
2007 Eddie Jock 9-07 Johnny Murtagh Michael Bell 1:39.93
2008 Fifteen Love 8-10 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton 1:40.10
2009 Fareer 8-10 Richard Hills Ed Dunlop 1:40.31
2010 Ransom Note 8-10 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:37.82
2011 Sagramor 8-13 Nicky Mackay Hughie Morrison 1:44.55
2012 Fast Or Free 8-10 Ryan Moore William Haggas 1:42.08
2013 Roca Tumu[b] 8-12 Billy Lee Joanna Morgan 1:37.52
2014 Born In Bombay[c] 8-04 David Probert Andrew Balding 1:38.40
2015 War Envoy 9-06 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 1:38.57
2016 Defrocked[d] 9-01 Jamie Spencer Jamie Osborne 1:40.42
2017 Bless Him 8-09 Jamie Spencer David Simcock 1:40.59
2018 Ostilio 8-09 Silvestre de Sousa Simon Crisford 1:38.85

a The 2005 running took place at York.
b The 2013 winner Roca Tumu was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Beauty Flame.
c The 2014 winner Born In Bombay was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Born In China.
d The 2016 winner Defrocked was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Limitless.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History and conditions of the races at Royal Ascot". eclipsemagazine.co.uk. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2014.