Queensferry Stakes

The Queensferry Stakes is a listed race at Chester over six furlongs in late July or early August.

The Queensferry Stakes takes place on Sunday 6th August 2023.

Although the race was only introduced in 1998, it has already produced four dual winners; Vita Spericolata (2001, 2002), Green Manalishi (2007, 2008), Kimberella (2017, 2018) and Judicial (2020, 2021). Other notable winners include Tedburrow (1999), Doncaster Rover (2009) and Ebro River (2022).

Find out more about the Queensferry Stakes:

Queensferry Stakes

Race Overview – The Queensferry Stakes

The Queensferry Stakes is a Listed flat horse race that takes place every year in late July or early August at Chester over a distance of 6 furlongs and 17 yards (1,223 metres).

Check out more listed horse races.

Queensferry Stakes 2023 Odds

The Queensferry Stakes 2023 odds are below:

  • The odds for this race have not yet been released.

Queensferry Stakes Tips 2023

Our Queensferry Stakes tips are below:

  • 2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
  • 1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC

There are horses from the Queensferry Stakes that will also run in other races through the year so stay updated on them and place ante-post bets.

Famous Queensferry Stakes Winners

The Queensferry Stakes was first run in 1998 with victory going to Likely Story, trained by John Dunlop and ridden by Seb Sanders. The race quickly became established as a target for high-class handicappers looking to step up in class

Popular sprinters Tedburrow and Yorkies Boy won in 1999 and 2000 before Vita Spericolata became the first dual winner of the race. The mare won five of her 63 career starts and went close to completing a hat-trick in this race in 2003. She was runner-up to Resplendent Cee, beaten only three-quarters of a length.

Green Manalishi also won in consecutive seasons in 2007 and 2008 for Trainer Kevin Ryan. Kimberella repeated the feat in 2017 and 2018 for Richard Fahey with Judicial the most recent two-time winner in 2020 and 2021. Judicial’s victories were also notable for coming late in his career. He won as an eight-year-old and became the oldest winner in the history of the race when scoring as a nine-year-old.

2022 winner Ebro River had been a Group 1 winner in the Phoenix Stakes as a two-year-old. He had lost his form as a three-year-old but was lit up by the first-time blinkers at Chester to win well for Hugo Palmer and Ben Curtis.

Key Queensferry Stakes Trials

Sprinters running in the Queensferry Stakes can come from a wide variety of races.

Two previous winners have come from the July Cup; Eastern Impact in 2015 and Major Jumbo in 2019.

Other possible clues include the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle as well as competitive handicaps at York.

The most striking thing about this race is the number of repeat winners so course form is obviously a key factor.

Queensferry Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1998Likely StorySeb SandersJohn Dunlop1:14.00
1999TedburrowWillie SuppleEric Alston1:13.47
2000Yorkies BoyJohn CarrollAlan Berry1:13.87
2001Vita Spericolata4Gary CarterJohn Wainwright1:13.03
2002Vita Spericolata5Robert WinstonJohn Wainwright1:14.60
2003Resplendent Cee4Joe FanningPeter Harris1:13.52
2004Rum Shot3Fergus SweeneyHenry Candy1:12.94
2005Indian Maiden5Franny NortonMalcolm Saunders1:15.00
2006The Kiddykid6Stevie DonohoePaul Evans1:13.37
2007Green Manalishi6Neil CallanKevin Ryan1:13.43
2008Green Manalishi7Paul HanaganKevin Ryan1:13.90
2009Doncaster Rover3Philip MakinDavid Brown1:13.55
2010Masamah4Paul HanaganKevin Ryan1:13.15
2011Rock Jock4Pat ShanahanTracey Collins1:13.49
2012Van Ellis3Joe FanningMark Johnston1:14.93
2013Hitchens8Graham GibbonsDavid Barron1:16.20
2014Intransigent5Oisin MurphyAndrew Balding1:16.23
2015Eastern Impact4Jack GarrittyRichard Fahey1:15.21
2016Hillbilly Boy6Richard KingscoteTom Dascombe1:13.68
2017Kimberella7Paul HanaganRichard Fahey1:15.22
2018Kimberella8Paul HanaganRichard Fahey1:13.49
2019Major Jumbo5Kevin StottKevin Ryan1:14.91
2020Judicial8Callum RodriguezJulie Camacho1:12.51
2021Judicial9Callum RodriguezJulie Camacho1:13.90
2022Ebro River3Ben CurtisHugo Palmer1:19.38

Queensferry Stakes Previous Result

Queensferry Stakes Betting Trends

There have been three winning outright favourites and one successful joint-favourite in the last ten seasons.

Eastern Impact (2015), Major Jumbo (2019) and Judicial (2020) all started market leader with Ebro River winning as the 5-2 joint-favourite in 2022.

The longest-priced winner during the same period was Intransigent for Andrew Balding in 2014. There is no age bias in the Queensferry Stakes with horses winning from age three through to nine.

Queensferry Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

The leading trainer in the history of the Queensferry Stakes is Kevin Ryan with four winners; Green Manalishi (2007, 2008), Masamah (2010) and Major Jumbo (2019). Richard Fahey has won it three times; Eastern Impact (2015) and Kimberella (2017, 2018).

Paul Hanagan leads the jockey standings with four winners; Green Manalishi (2008), Masamah (2010) and Kimberella (2017, 2018).

Betting on the Queensferry Stakes

The Queensferry Stakes is a typically competitive Chester sprint with a fast pace guaranteed.

The notoriously tight track does not suit every horse so previous course form is a significant advantage.

  • bet365 Horse Racing

    Bet365 Horse Racing
    BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS
    Voted the best horse racing website and app by our followers for the past 2 years.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • 888 Horse Racing

    888 Horse Racing
    Regularly voted one of the UK’s best bookies and betting sites, we love the easy-to-use website, best odds, live streaming and variety of sports offered.

    Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Money Back Offer: New & existing customers • Place a bet of £1 or more on any horse in the advertised race • Only your first bet on the race winner market will count • If your horse finishes 2nd, we will refund up to £20 of your stake as a free bet • For each way bets, only the win part of the bet will count • Free Bet will be credited after bet settlement & must bet used within 7 days. Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Betfred Horse Racing

    Betfred Horse Racing
    BET £10 GET £40 IN FREE BETS
    Great bonuses, odds, deals and customer service make them one of the leading horse betting sites year after year.

    New 18+ UK customers. Register with CHELT40 between 09:00 on 10/03/2023 and 17:30 on 17/03/2023. Deposit, using a Debit Card, and place first bet on sports within 7 days of registering. Bet must be £10+ at Evens (2.0)+ in one bet transaction. £40 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. First bet must be settled within 7 days of registration. Proof of I.D and address may be required.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • William Hill Horse Racing

    William Hill Horse Racing Logo
    BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS
    One of the best horse racing bookies in the UK. William Hill are one of our favourites here at British Racecourses.

    18+. Play Safe. From 00:01 on 18.10.2022. £30 bonus. New customers only. Minimum £10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook (excluding Virtual markets). Further terms apply. #ad

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Ladbrokes Horse Racing

    Ladbrokes Horse Racing
    Ladbrokes is firmly established as one of the best horse racing betting sites. If you are looking for a new betting platform or betting app, they are a great choice.

    18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £/€5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £/€5 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions apply.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • BoyleSports Horse Racing

    Boyle Sports Horse Racing Logo
    BoyleSports is legitimate market-leading Irish bookmaker with amazing sign up bonuses for new customers.

    New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&C’s Apply **18+. UK/IRE customers only. Max refund £/€20. Win or win part of e/w outright singles only. 5 or more runners. 1st bet on each race. Free bet expires after 7 days. Free/void/antepost bets don’t qualify. Unnamed 2nd Favs don’t qualify.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Paddy Power Horse Racing

    Paddy Power Sports Logo
    Paddy Power is one of the best online and high street bookmakers in the UK and Ireland.

    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any market at odds of min 2.0 (EVS) and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Coral Horse Racing

    Coral Horse Racing
    Coral is one of the most established and oldest of all UK bookmakers. They have stood the test of time and are of the best online bookmakers you can choose from.

    18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 1x £20 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions apply. 

    Full T&C's Apply

  • BetVictor Horse Racing

    Betvictor Horse Racing
    BET £10 GET £40
    Punters love the BetVictor betting site rating it one of the top horse racing betting sites for a whole range of reasons, including BOG, live streaming, tips and more.

    18+ New customers only. Opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00+ within 7 days of registering; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00+. Plus, a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. Please Gamble Responsibly.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • BetUK Horse Racing

    BetUK logo
    BET £10 GET £30
    Bet UK is a great sports betting brand with a plethora of online betting markets for hundreds of horse racing events.

    New customers on mobile only. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable, and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry. 18+BeGambleAware.org.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Sky Bet Horse Racing

    Sky Bet Logo
    BET 5 GET 30 FREE
    Check out Sky Bet today who have a current Bet £5 and Get £30 offer – could they be a new bookmaker for you?


    Full T&C's Apply

  • Unibet Horse Racing

    Unibet Horse Racing Logo
    One of the more new horse racing betting sites UK-wide, Unibet is gathering a lot of new punters and fans, who enjoy its easy-to-use website.

    18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first racing bet loses. Wagering: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Sports bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Parimatch Horse Racing

    Parimatch Logo
    BET £10 GET £35
    One of the new horse racing betting sites around, Parimatch is also one of the best online bookies in the UK. Increasingly popular for all sports betting.

    18+ New customers only. Opt in and bet £10 on any Horse Racing market at odds 2.00+ in 7 days. No cash out. Get 6x £5 Horse Racing free bets+ £5 slot bonus, 20x wagering to withdraw max £250. Free bets expire in 24h and bonuses in 7 days. Card payments only. | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Grosvenor Horse Racing

    Grosvenor Sports Logo
    New in the world of best sporting betting websites, Grosvenor is quickly gaining a good reputation as one of the best online bookies around.

    New Customer Offer. T&Cs Apply. 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Betway Horse Racing

    Betway Sports
    Betway is another one which made the best online bookie list thanks to a range of sports, great odds, customer service and slick betting app interface.

    New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. Deposit method restrictions apply. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered.18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Betfair Horse Racing

    Betfair Horse Racing
    BET £10 GET £30
    Betfair Sportsbook are one of the biggest and best-betting companies in the world for placing bets online.

    New Customer offer. Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. Please Gamble Responsibly.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Spreadex Betting App

    Spreadex Horse Racing Logo
    BET 10 GET 30
    The spread-betting side of things is one of the best on the market and Spreadex should definitely be considered for those looking to dabble on horse racing bets.

    New Customer Offer. T&Cs Apply. 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly.

    Full T&C's Apply

  • Mr Play Sport

    Mr.Play Sport Logo
    BET £10 GET £15
    Looking for a betting website with a different and modern approach? This leading betting site is gaining fans across the UK, check them out today to find out more.

    18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £15 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at a min. odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible.

    Full T&C's Apply

Summary of the Queensferry Stakes

Thank you for reading our Queensferry Stakes guide.

Popular Questions

Where is the Queensferry Stakes held?

The Queensferry Stakes is held at Chester Racecourse.

Related August Articles


As the Founder of British Racecourses, I have a life-long passion for horse racing and have loved the sport as long as I can remember. I am also a keen racehorse owner and have worked in the gambling industry for several years. I set up British Racecourses with the desire to share my passion for racing with other like-minded people.