The Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes is one of the top ten furlong races of the season. It is the feature race on day 2 of Royal Ascot and attracts some of the best older horses in Europe.
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes takes place on the 19th June 2024.
Notable past winners include Dubai Millennium (2000), Ouija Board (2006), Highland Reel (2017) and Love (2021).
Find out more about the Prince of Wales’s Stakes:
- 1 The Race – The Prince of Wales Stakes
- 2 Prince of Wales’s Stakes 2023 Odds
- 3 Prince of Wales’s Stakes Tips
- 4 Famous Prince of Wales’s Stakes Winners & History
- 5 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Previous Winners
- 6 Prince of Wales’s Stakes Previous Result
- 7 Key Prince of Wales’s Stakes Trials
- 8 Prince of Wales’s Stakes Betting Trends
- 9 Prince of Wales’s Stakes Stats
- 10 Top Trainers and Jockeys of the Prince of Wales Stakes
- 11 Betting on the Prince of Wales’s Stakes
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- 13 Summary of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes
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- 15 Resources
The Race – The Prince of Wales Stakes
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse event held in the United Kingdom for horses aged four and over.
It is held every year in June at Ascot Racecourse over a distance of 1 mile 1 furlong and 212 yards.
Recent winners Highland Reel, Poet’s Word, Crystal Ocean and Love.
It currently takes place on day 2 (Wednesday) of the Royal meeting.
The race is usually about quality rather than quantity so there are no hiding places up Ascot’s unforgiving home straight.
Prince of Wales’s Stakes 2023 Odds
Here are the latest odds for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes in June 2023:
These odds have not yet been released.
Prince of Wales’s Stakes Tips
Here are some tips for Prince of Wales’s Stakes in June 2023:
- 2 points to win for TBC
- 1 point each way for TBC
A couple of the horses competing in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes will also compete in many other races throughout the year. Keep a close eye on the horses to see how they perform before placing your ante-post bets.
For more racing tips on races at Ascot Course, look at our guide.
Famous Prince of Wales’s Stakes Winners & History
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes was first run in 1862 with victory going to Carisbrook. It was originally a staying contest over a mile and five furlongs and was restricted to three-year-olds. The race was discontinued in 1940 and was not restored until 1968, this time an all-aged race over its current distance of a mile and a quarter.
Originally classed as Group 2 race in 1971, it was given Group 1 status in 2000 with three-year-olds no longer eligible. Owner Jim Joel, Trainer Nigel Murless and jockey Sandy Barclay won the first three renewals since the war with Royal Palace (1968) and Connaught (1969 and 1970).
Only two other horses have managed to win the race twice since; Mtoto (1987, 1988) and Muhtarram (1994, 1995).
Other notable winners of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes include Brigadier Gerard (1972), Gunner B (1978), Ela-Mana-Mou (1980) and Stanerra (1983).
Dubai Millennium’s victory in 2000 was a memorable occasion, his first race since fulfilling the dreams of Sheikh Mohammed by winning the Dubai World Cup. Jerry Bailey substituted for regular rider Frankie Dettori who was recovering from a plane crash in which he had been fortunate to escape with his life.
Dubai Millennium was made second favourite behind French raider Sendawar, the only time he did not start as favourite in his entire career. Bailey sent Dubai Millennium straight to the front and he was never headed, drawing well clear in the home straight to win by eight lengths.
The victory appeared to have set up a clash between Godolphin’s superstar and the Arc and King George winner Montjeu but fate intervened. Dubai Millennium suffered a fracture in training and, although surviving to start a new career as a stallion, his life was tragically claimed by grass sickness after just one season at stud.
Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Previous Winners
Take a look at the previous winners from the Prince of Wales’s Stakes:
|Race not held from 1940 to 1967||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1968||Royal Palace||4||Sandy Barclay||Noel Murless||Jim Joel||2:22.30|
|1969||Connaught||4||Sandy Barclay||Noel Murless||Jim Joel||2:08.00|
|1970||Connaught||5||Sandy Barclay||Noel Murless||Jim Joel||2:07.30|
|1971||Arthur||4||Ron Hutchinson||John Dunlop||Lady Rosebery||2:19.80|
|1972||Brigadier Gerard||4||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||Jean Hislop||2:06.30|
|1973||Gift Card||4||Lester Piggott||Angel Penna Sr.||Margit Batthyány||2:09.40|
|1974||Admetus||4||Maurice Philliperon||John Cunnington||Michael Sobell||2:09.60|
|1975||Record Run||4||Pat Eddery||Gavin Pritchard-Gordon||Sidney Grey||2:03.30|
|1976||Annes Pretender[a]||4||Lester Piggott||Ryan Price||Charles Clore||2:03.30|
|1977||Lucky Wednesday||4||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||Charles St George||2:16.10|
|1978||Gunner B||5||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||Pauline Barratt||2:08.00|
|1979||Crimson Beau||4||Lester Piggott||Paul Cole||H. Spearing||2:06.80|
|1980||Ela-Mana-Mou||4||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||Simon Weinstock||2:10.57|
|1981||Hard Fought||4||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||Brook Holliday||2:05.80|
|1982||Kind of Hush||4||Steve Cauthen||Barry Hills||Tony Shead||2:09.30|
|1983||Stanerra||5||Brian Rouse||Frank Dunne||Frank Dunne||2:06.50|
|1984||Morcon||4||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||2nd Baron Rotherwick||2:06.91|
|1985||Bob Back||4||Bruce Raymond||Michael Jarvis||Antonio Balzarini||2:05.90|
|1986||English Spring||4||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|
|1989||Two Timing||3||Pat Eddery||Jeremy Tree||Khalid Abdullah||2:04.90|
|1990||Batshoof||4||Pat Eddery||Ben Hanbury||Muttar Salem||2:06.72|
|1991||Stagecraft||4||Steve Cauthen||Michael Stoute||Sheikh Mohammed||2:07.58|
|1992||Perpendicular [b]||4||Willie Ryan||Henry Cecil||Lord Howard de Walden||2:04.13|
|1993||Placerville||3||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 Racing||2:02.76|
|1997||Bosra Sham||4||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||Wafic Saïd||2:04.16|
|1998||Faithful Son||4||John Reid||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||2:08.30|
|1999||Lear Spear||4||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 [c]||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 Ullmann||2:05.91|
|2008||Duke of Marmalade||4||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor||2:05.35|
|2009||Vision d'Etat||4||Olivier Peslier||Eric Libaud||Detré / Libaud||2:06.90|
|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 Deer||2:03.06|
|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 Cox||Paul & Clare Rooney||2:11.38|
|2017||Highland Reel||5||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor/ Smith||2:05.04|
|2018||Poet's Word||5||James Doyle||Michael Stoute||Saeed Suhail||2:03.51|
|2019||Crystal Ocean||5||Frankie Dettori||Michael Stoute||Evelyn de Rothschild||2:10.25|
|2020||Lord North||4||James Doyle||John Gosden||Zayed bin Mohammed||2:05.63|
|2021||Love||4||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor/ Smith||2:06.86|
|2022||State Of Rest||4||Shane Crosse||Joseph O'Brien||State Of Rest Partnership||2:07.79|
|2023||Mostahdaf||5||Jim Crowley||John & Thady Gosden||Shadwell Estate||2:05.95|
Prince of Wales’s Stakes Previous Result
Key Prince of Wales’s Stakes Trials
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is often the target for winners of the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown Park. Poet’s Word (2018) and Lord North (2020) won both races in the same season.
Highland Reel (2017) had won the Coronation Cup over a mile and a half at Epsom on his previous start.
Recent Irish-trained winners Free Eagle (2015) and Love (2021) both overcame lengthy absences to win this race.
Prince of Wales’s Stakes Betting Trends
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes has been dominated by the first and second favourites in recent years. They account for nine of the last twelve winners with two third-favourites obliging and only one outsider.
My Dream Boat (2016) was the only horse to buck the trend when scoring in testing conditions at 16-1. So You Think (2012) started odds-on at 4-5 with Love (2021) a heavily-backed 11-10 favourite.
Prince of Wales’s Stakes Stats
Horses aged four and five have been dominant in this race with only Muhtarram (1995) and So You Think (2012) winning as six-year-olds.
The last twenty winners had all won over at least a mile and a quarter previously and fourteen of those had already won at Group 1 level.
Just over half of them had won last time out and all but three of them had been placed on their previous outing.
Top Trainers and Jockeys of the Prince of Wales Stakes
John Porter’s all-time record of eight wins in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes still stands.
Stoute’s first victory was with Hard Fought back in 1981 with Stagecraft winning ten years’ later. He did not win it again until Poet’s Word in 2018 and then followed up with Crystal Ocean in 2019.
O’Brien’s four victories came with Duke of Marmalade (2008), So You Think (2012), Highland Reel (2017) and Love (2021). All four were very well supported.
Saeed bin Suroor won the race four times in five years between 1998 and 2002, most notably with Dubai Millennium (2000). He has not trained the winner since, although Godolphin did win again it with Rewilding (2011), trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni.
Frankie Dettori has won the race four times; Fantastic Light (2001), Grandera (2002), Rewilding (2011) and Crystal Ocean (2019).
James Doyle has three victories to his name with Al Kazeem (2013), Poet’s Word (2018) and Lord North (2020).
Betting on the Prince of Wales’s Stakes
There are always some star names lined up for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes so it is a race that attracts plenty of ante-post interest. Some caution is advised as running plans are sometimes left until the last minute with other options including the Hardwicke Stakes.
History suggests that it pays to concentrate on the first two or three in the betting market for this race.
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What distance is the Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot?
The distance of the Prince of Wales Stakes is 1 mile, 1 furlong and 121 yards.
Summary of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is the only Group 1 race on the second day of Royal Ascot.
There is usually a big name on show and it is a race that leads into events like the Eclipse, the Irish Champion Stakes and the International Stakes at York.
We have looked at stats, previous winners, history, odds, tips and more, so you have all the information you need.
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is held on the same day as the following races listed below:
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