Queen Mary Stakes

The Queen Mary Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old fillies. 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.

Queen Mary Stakes
Group 2 race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1921
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance5f (1,006 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-old fillies
Weight9 st 0 lb
Purse£110,000 (2019)
1st: £62,381
Queen Mary Stakes
2019
Silver, tassel on cap Chartreuse and green checks, chartreuse and white striped sleeves, green cap Royal blue
Raffle Prize Kimari Final Song

The event is named after Queen Mary, the consort of King George V. It was established in 1921, and the inaugural running was won by Wild Mint.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the Queen Mary Stakes was classed at Group 3 level. It was promoted to Group 2 status in 2004. The Queen Mary Stakes is now staged on day two of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.

RecordsEdit

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Sir Gordon RichardsSupervisor (1932), Maureen (1933), Caretta (1934), Snowberry (1939), Apparition (1946)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Fred DarlingMargeritta (1924), Supervisor (1932), Maureen (1933), Caretta (1934), Snowberry (1939), Sun Chariot (1941), Apparition (1946)

Winners since 1978Edit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1978 Greenland Park Harry White William Hastings-Bass 1:02.50
1979 Abeer Willie Carson Jeremy Tree 1:02.70
1980 Pushy Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 1:02.90
1981 Fly Baby Paul Cook Richard Hannon Sr. 1:02.70
1982 Widaad Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:02.70
1983 Night of Wind Bruce Raymond Matt McCormack 1:01.90
1984 Hi-Tech Girl Greville Starkey Peter Makin 1:02.23
1985 Gwydion Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
1986 Forest Flower Pat Eddery Ian Balding 1:01.76
1987 Princess Athena Willie Carson David Elsworth 1:04.94
1988 Gloriella John Reid John McLoughlin 1:01.43
1989 Dead Certain Steve Cauthen David Elsworth 1:01.54
1990 On Tiptoes Dean McKeown Jim Leigh 1:02.45
1991 Marling Gary Carter Geoff Wragg 1:02.51
1992 Lyric Fantasy Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 0:59.72
1993 Risky Walter Swinburn Richard Hannon Sr. 1:04.75
1994 Gay Gallanta Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:01.65
1995 Blue Duster Michael Kinane David Loder 1:00.98
1996 Dance Parade Michael Kinane Paul Cole 1:01.94
1997 Nadwah Richard Hills Peter Walwyn 1:01.39
1998 Bint Allayl Frankie Dettori Mick Channon 1:02.27
1999 Shining Hour Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 1:01.83
2000 Romantic Myth Kevin Darley Tim Easterby 1:02.75
2001 Queen's Logic Steve Drowne Mick Channon 1:02.73
2002 Romantic Liason Pat Eddery Brian J. Meehan 1:00.61
2003 Attraction Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 1:00.46
2004 Damson Jamie Spencer David Wachman 1:01.81
2005 Flashy Wings [a] Ted Durcan Mick Channon 0:58.18
2006 Gilded Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:03.06
2007 Elletelle Johnny Murtagh Ger Lyons 1:00.64
2008 Langs Lash Alan Munro Mick Quinlan 1:00.87
2009 Jealous Again John Velazquez Wesley Ward 1:00.53
2010 Maqaasid Richard Hills John Gosden 0:59.17
2011 Best Terms Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:00.22
2012 Ceiling Kitty Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 0:59.18
2013 Rizeena James Doyle Clive Brittain 0:59.29
2014 Anthem Alexander Pat Smullen Edward Lynam 0:59.15
2015 Acapulco Ryan Moore Wesley Ward 1:00.03
2016 Lady Aurelia Frankie Dettori Wesley Ward 1:00.14
2017 Heartache Adam Kirby Clive Cox 0:59.63
2018 Signora Cabello Oisin Murphy John Quinn 1:00.65
2019 Raffle Prize Frankie Dettori Mark Johnston 1:01.58
  1. ^ The 2005 running took place at York

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1921: Wild Mint
  • 1922: Cos
  • 1923: Mumtaz Mahal
  • 1924: Margeritta
  • 1925: Aloysia
  • 1926: Book Law
  • 1927: Stadacona
  • 1928: Arabella
  • 1929: Qurrat-al-Ain
  • 1930: Atbara
  • 1931: Diamalt
  • 1932: Supervisor
  • 1933: Maureen
  • 1934: Caretta
  • 1935: Fair Ranee
  • 1936: Night Song
  • 1937: Queen of Simla
  • 1938: Belle Travers
  • 1939: Snowberry
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Sun Chariot
  • 1942: Samovar
  • 1943: Fair Fame
  • 1944: Sun Stream
  • 1945: Rivaz
  • 1946: Apparition
  • 1947: Masaka
  • 1948: Coronation V
  • 1949: Diableretta
  • 1950: Rose Linnet
  • 1951: Primavera
  • 1952: Devon Vintage
  • 1953: Sybil's Niece
  • 1954: Bride Elect
  • 1955: Weeber
  • 1956: Pharsalia
  • 1957: Abelia
  • 1958: A.20
  • 1959: Paddy's Sister
  • 1960: Cynara
  • 1961: My Dream
  • 1962: Shot Silk
  • 1963: Lerida
  • 1964: Brassia
  • 1965: Visp
  • 1966: Petite Path
  • 1967: Sovereign
  • 1968: Grizel
  • 1969: Farfalla
  • 1970: Cawston's Pride
  • 1971: Waterloo
  • 1972: Truly Thankful
  • 1973: Bitty Girl
  • 1974: Highest Trump
  • 1975: Rory's Rocket
  • 1976: Cramond
  • 1977: Amaranda

* The race was run at Newmarket during the wartime period of 1941–44.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1980"., "1983"., "1984"., "1985"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post:

  • galopp-sieger.deQueen Mary Stakes.
  • ifhaonline.orgInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Queen Mary Stakes (2019).
  • pedigreequery.comQueen Mary Stakes – Ascot.
  • Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 77–79. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.