Queen Anne Stakes

The Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes is one of the top mile races of the season and is the opening event at Royal Ascot.

It has been won by many of the finest milers in Europe in recent years including Goldikova (2010), Frankel (2012), Solow (2015) and Palace Pier (2021).

Godolphin have won the race a record eight times, seven of them trained by Saeed bin Suroor, while Frankie Dettori is the leading rider in the history of the event.

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Queen Anne Stakes

The Race Overview – Queen Anne Stakes

The Queen Anne Stakes is over the straight mile at Ascot racecourse.

They usually go a fast early pace here so it is not a race for horses who struggle to stay the trip.

The draw has no real impact and it is more important for horses not to get too far behind in the early stages.

Famous Queen Anne Stakes Winners & History

The Queen Anne Stakes was first run in 1840 as the Trial Stakes with victory going to Flambeau, successful again in 1841.

It was renamed in 1930 in honour of Queen Anne, the founder of Ascot racecourse. It was classed as a Group 3 race in 1971, promoted to Group 2 in 1984 and elevated to the highest class in 2003.

It had been open to three-year-olds prior to being granted Group 1 status.

Only three horses have managed to emulate Flambeau; Taskmaster (1885, 1886), Worcester (1895, 1896) and Dean Swift (1906, 1907).

The 1920 renewal was won by Comrade who went on the win the inaugural Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the same year.

There was a shock result in 1978 when Clive Brittain’s Radetzky returned from an unsuccessful spell at stud to win at 25-1.

The last three-year-old to win the Queen Anne Stakes was Trojan Fen in 1984, trained by Henry Cecil and ridden by Lester Piggott.

Warning was a brilliant winner for the Khalid Abdullah in 1989. The owner would see his colours carried to victory in quite stunning fashion by Frankel in 2012.

Frankel had won the Lockinge Stakes on his return to action and started 1-10 favourite in front of his adoring fans. It was the most impressive win of his career, beating old rival Excelebration by eleven lengths. Timeform rated Frankel 147 in the wake of that performance, the highest in the history of the organisation.

Other notable Queen Anne Stakes winners include the brilliant French mare Goldikova (2010). She is the only horse to win three Breeders’ Cup Mile races and she took half a second off the record for the race when beating 2009 winner Paco Boy by a neck.

The International flavour of the race was further underlined in 2016 by American-trained Tepin, himself a Breeders’ Cup Mile winner the previous season.

Key Queen Anne Stakes Trials

The outstanding trial for the Queen Anne Stakes is the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Ten of the last twenty winners ran in that race on their previous outing. Palace Pier continued the trend in 2021, following up his Newbury victory by beating Lope Y Fernandez by a length and a half at Ascot. He had previously won the Bet365 Mile at Sandown impressively, another useful stepping-stone to the Queen Anne Stakes.

Queen Anne Stakes Betting Trends

Favourites have won seven of the last 12 renewals with three of them starting odds-on.

Frankel famously started at 1-10 when routing the field in 2012, Toronado (2014) was a 4-5 shot while Palace Pier started at 2-7 in 2021. Goldikova (2010) was a well-supported 11-8 favourite, the same price as another French raider Solow (2015).

Tepin started 11-2 third favourite when winning for America, despite his top-class form at the Breeders’ Cup.

The trend of market leaders dominating the Queen Anne was interrupted in 2018 by 33-1 outsider Accidental Agent while Lord Glitters was a 14-1 shot when successful the following year.

Queen Anne Stakes 2023 Odds

Here are the latest odds for the Queen Anne Stakes in June 2023:

These odds have not yet been released.

Here is the full list of betting odds at Ascot Races today.

Queen Anne Stakes Tips

Here are some tips for Queen Anne Stakes in June 2023:

  • 2 points to win for TBC
  • 1 point each way for TBC

A few horses taking part in the Queen Anne Stakes will also run in other events throughout the year. Keep a keen eye on the horses to watch how they do then place your ante-post bets.

For all Ascot racing events, our top racing tipsters offer racing tips!

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Queen Anne Stakes Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners for the Queen Anne Stakes:

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1970Welsh Pageant4Sandy BarclayNoel MurlessJim Joel1:39.86
1971Roi Soleil4Ron HutchinsonCharles BartholomewMrs Douglas Riley-Smith
1972Sparkler4Lester PiggottRobert ArmstrongMaria Mehl-Mulhens
1973Sun Prince4Joe MercerDick HernMichael Sobell
1974Brook[a]4Brian TaylorMario BenettiCarlo Vittadini
1975Imperial March3Gianfranco DettoriVincent O'BrienWalter Mullady
1976Ardoon6Brian TaylorGavin Pritchard-GordonFrank Feeney
1977Jellaby4Brian TaylorRyan PriceEsa Alkhalifa
1978Radetzky5Eddie HideClive BrittainCurtis Elliot
1979Baptism3Lester PiggottJeremy TreeJock Whitney
1980Blue Refrain4Brian RouseJohn BensteadMrs L. Wood
1981Belmont Bay4Lester PiggottHenry CecilDaniel Wildenstein
1982Mr Fluorocarbon3Lester PiggottHenry CecilJames McAllister
1983Valiyar4Pat EdderyHenry CecilGaro Vanian
1984Trojan Fen3Lester PiggottHenry CecilStavros Niarchos1:40.47
1985Rousillon4Greville StarkeyGuy HarwoodKhalid Abdullah1:40.27
1986Pennine Walk4Pat EdderyJeremy TreeMaria Niarchos1:40.80
1987Then Again4Ray CochraneLuca CumaniRichard Shannon1:44.28
1988Waajib5Michael RobertsAlec StewartHamdan Al Maktoum1:47.06
1989Warning4Pat EdderyGuy HarwoodKhalid Abdullah1:39.95
1990Markofdistinction4Frankie DettoriLuca CumaniGerald Leigh1:39.68
1991Sikeston5Michael RobertsClive BrittainLuciano Gaucci1:41.93
1992Lahib4Willie CarsonJohn DunlopHamdan Al Maktoum1:38.64
1993Alflora4Michael KinaneClive BrittainCirclechart Ltd1:43.16
1994Barathea4Michael KinaneLuca CumaniSheikh Mohammed1:39.52
1995Nicolotte4Michael HillsGeoff WraggMollers Racing1:40.28
1996Charnwood Forest4Michael KinaneSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin1:38.71
1997Allied Forces4Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin1:39.72
1998Intikhab4Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin1:39.90
1999Cape Cross5Gary StevensSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin1:39.72
2000Kalanisi4Kieren FallonSir Michael StouteHH Aga Khan IV1:39.68
2001Medicean4Kieren FallonSir Michael StouteCheveley Park Stud1:40.46
2002No Excuse Needed4Johnny MurtaghSir Michael StouteMaktoum Al Maktoum1:40.66
2003Dubai Destination4Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin1:38.56
2004Refuse to Bend4Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin1:39.14
2005Valixir [b]4Christophe SoumillonAndré FabreHH Aga Khan IV1:36.64
2006Ad Valorem4Kieren FallonAidan O'BrienMagnier / Ingham1:40.00
2007Ramonti5Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin1:37.21
2008Haradasun5Johnny MurtaghAidan O'BrienTagg / Magnier et al.1:38.98
2009Paco Boy4Richard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.Calvera Partnership 21:39.31
2010Goldikova5Olivier PeslierFreddy HeadWertheimer et Frère1:37.74
2011Canford Cliffs4Richard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.Heffer / Tabor / Smith1:38.38
2012Frankel4Tom QueallySir Henry CecilKhalid Abdullah1:37.85
2013Declaration of War4Joseph O'BrienAidan O'BrienMagnier / Tabor et al.1:38.48
2014Toronado4Richard HughesRichard Hannon Jr.Al Shaqab Racing1:37.73
2015Solow5Maxime GuyonFreddy HeadWertheimer et Frère1:37.97
2016Tepin5Julien LeparouxMark CasseRobert Masterson1:43.98
2017Ribchester4William BuickRichard FaheyGodolphin1:36.60
2018Accidental Agent4Charlie BishopEve Johnson HoughtonGaie Johnson Houghton1:38.85
2019Lord Glitters6Daniel TudhopeDavid O'MearaGeoff & Sandra Turnbull1:37.40
2020Circus Maximus4Ryan MooreAidan O'BrienFlaxman/Magnier/Tabor/Smith1:40.05
2021Palace Pier4Frankie DettoriJohn & Thady GosdenHamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum1:39.18
2022Baaeed4Jim CrowleyWilliam HaggasShadwell Estate1:37.76
2023Triple Time4Neil CallanKevin RyanSheikh Mohammed Obaid al Maktoum1:40.70

Queen Anne Stakes Previous Result

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Queen Anne Stakes Stats

Four-year-olds have the upper hand in this race with 8 victories in the past 12 seasons.

Lord Glitters (2019) was a trend breaker, winning as a six-year-old, the first to do so since Ardoon in 1976.

Recent winning form is often a good guide to the outcome here, notably from Newbury’s Lockinge Stakes which has an outstanding record in the Queen Anne.

Ten of the last 12 winners had at least one previous race that season.

Eight of the last 12 winners had run at Ascot at least once in the past and seven of them had one or more victory at Group 1 or Group 2 level.

Top Trainers and Jockeys of The Queen Anne Stakes

The late Sir Henry Cecil trained four consecutive winners from 1981 to 1984 with Belmont Bay, Mr Fluorocarbon, Valiyar and Trojan Fen. His achievement was later matched by Saeed bin Suroor (1996-1999), who would go on to become the most successful trainer in the history of the race with 7 winners. His most recent winner was Ramonti in 2007, although owners Godolphin achieved a record eighth victory with the Richard Fahey-trained Ribchester ten years’ later.

Frankie Dettori is the leading jockey in Queen Anne Stakes history with seven winners. His first winner was Markofdistinction in 1990, 31 years ahead of his 2021 victory aboard Palace Pier.

The last ten renewals have been won by ten different jockeys.

Betting on the Queen Anne Stakes

There is a strong ante-post market on the Queen Anne Stakes.

The race is particularly noteworthy as the opening race of Royal Ascot and quotes are heavily influenced by the outcome of the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. There are usually some enhanced prices about the Queen Anne favourite for new customers with 888Sport offering 6-1 to a £5 stake about odds-on Palace Pier ahead of the 2021 renewal.

The Sussex Stakes at Goodwood is the obvious target for Queen Anne Stakes winners, a route successfully taken by Frankel in 2012. Palace Pier travelled to France for the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on his next start, defeating Sussex Stakes winner Poetic Flare by a neck.

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Popular Questions

Where is Queen Anne Stakes?

Queen Anne Stakes takes place at Ascot Racecourse.

How long is the Queen Anne Stakes?

The Queen Anne Stakes is 1 mile long.

Summary of the Queen Anne Stakes

The Queen Anne Stakes is one of the most eagerly awaited mile races of the season, particularly as it kick-starts Royal Ascot.

Class and form invariably come to the fore with some high-profile market leaders winning in recent years.

We are most unlikely to see another Frankel but the Queen Anne Stakes sets the standard for the rest of the meeting.

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