Rothesay Stakes

The Rothesay Stakes is a Listed flat horse event held in the United Kingdom for fillies and mares aged four and up.

The Rothesay Stakes is held on Wednesday 24th May 2023.

The Rothesay Stakes is a Listed race for fillies and mares aged three years and upwards over ten furlongs. The race takes place at Ayr in May and was introduced in 2016.

The most notable winner to date is Nezwaah, subsequent winner of the 2017 Pretty Polly Stakes.

In 2016, the race was classified as a new Listed event.

We will bring the latest odds, betting tips, past winners, the chance to watch last year’s run, and resources for the Listed Rothesay Stakes horse racing event in our Rothesay Stakes guide.

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Race Overview – Rothesay Stakes

The Rothesay Stakes takes place every year in May at Ayr over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs.

Rothesay Stakes 2023 Odds

The Rothesay Stakes 2023 odds are listed below:

  • These odds have not yet been released.

Here is the page of betting odds at Ayr Races today.

Rothesay Stakes Tips

Here are some tips for the 2023 Rothesay Stakes:

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

The horses in the Rothesay Stakes will compete in other races later this year. Keep up with the horses and, if you want to bet on them, place ante-post bets.

Here is a list of today’s betting predictions for the Ayr Races from excellent wagerers who consider important data like the Ayr Draw Bias.

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What Happened In The 2023 Rothesay Stakes

Check out this result from the Ayr Racecourse:

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Rothesay Stakes Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners below:

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2016 Maleficent Queen 4 Phillip Makin Keith Dalgleish
2017 Nezwaah 4 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian
2018 Euro Nightmare 4 Paul Mulrennan Keith Dalgleish
2019 Shenanigans 5 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian
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2021 Bharani Star 4 Paul Hanagan Peter Chapple-Hyam
2022 My Astra 4 Tom Marquand William Haggas

If you’re going to Ayr Racecourse to watch the Rothesay Stakes, you’ll find lots of betting stalls scattered throughout the racecourse.

Betting on Rothesay Stakes Listed Race

Wifi and internet might be tough to obtain close to race time, so we recommend placing any online wagers early in the day.

If you want to wager on the Rothesay Stakes, we recommend the following links:

Popular Questions

What distance is the Rothesay Stakes?

The Rothesay Stakes has a total distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs.

Where is the Rothesay Stakes held?

Rothesay Stakes is held in the UK at Ayr Racecourse.

Famous Rothesay Stakes Winners

The inaugural running of the Rothesay Stakes in 2016 was won by Maleficent Queen, trained by Keith Dalgleish and ridden by Phillip Makin. 2017 winner Nezwaah had been a useful three-year-old, winning the Listed Hoppings Stakes at Newcastle and finishing runner-up to Musidora Stakes winner So Mi Dar at Yarmouth.

She won the Rothesay on her first run as a four-year-old before winning the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. Nezwaah then finished fourth behind Enable in the Yorkshire Oaks before finishing down the field in the E.P. Taylor Stakes and in the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar. Nezwaah was trained by Roger Varian who won it for a second time with Shenanigans (2019).

Peter Chapple-Hyam’s Bharani Star won the race in 2021 having finished a respectable sixth in the Epsom Oaks in 2020. Despite her Classic form, she was sent off at 16-1 before quickening clear to beat Astadash and A La Voile. 2022 winner My Astra finished second in the Pretty Polly Stakes next time for William Haggas and a fine fourth in the Prix de l’Opera.

Varian further embellished his fine record in this event by claiming it for a third time in 2023 with Al Husn, a progressive daughter of Dubawi out of a Sea The Stars mare. She started odds-on favourite after chasing home Via Sistina in the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket.

Key Rothesay Stakes Trials

There are no established trials for the Rothesay Stakes, a race which is still in its infancy. The race can attract fillies and mares that have previous form in Group races and possible objectives for the winner include the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.

Rothesay Stakes Betting Trends

Favourites have a good record in the Rothesay Stakes, winning five of the first seven renewals. Maleficent Queen (2016), Nezwaah (2017), Shenanigans (2019), My Astra (2022) and Al Husn (2023) all started clear favourite. The only shock result to date was provided by 16-1 chance Bharani Star in 2021. Four-year-olds have the best record, winning all but one of those races.

Rothesay Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

Roger Varian is the trainer to follow in the Rothesay Stakes with three winners; Nezwaah (2017), Shenanigans (2019) and Al Husn (2023). All three started favourite. Keith Dalgleish won two of the first three runnings with Maleficent Queen (2016) and Euro Nightmare (2018).

Betting on the Rothesay Stakes

The Rothesay Stakes is a relatively new addition to the racing calendar but it is already clear that favourites have a fine record. With Roger Varian having already won it three times, any entries from his stable are definitely worth noting.

Summary of the Rothesay Stakes

The Rothesay Stakes was categorized as a newly listed race in 2016.

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