It can be a very costly pastime betting on horses, and the most successful punters out there are always going to be concentrating their betting activities on some of the major races that are held throughout the flat season.
The one racecourse that does host some of the very best flat races those being the Group 1 races each year is of course Ascot racecourse and each year many people will make their annual pilgrimage to the Royal Ascot race meeting.
That is a meeting that is held in June each year and is spread over several days, and one race that is also going to be a puzzler to try and work out the winner of is the Coronation Stakes.
As for the horses that are allowed to be entered into that race well it is 3 year old fillies that will be running in it and with the race being run over 7 furlongs and 213 yards but runners and riders do need to get into a good position and work out which side of the course is best to have any chance of winning that race.
Past Winners of the Coronation Stakes
When you look at some of the most recent winners of this race you will discover that some of the jockeys that rode the winners are relative unknown, which shows just how strange a race this is and proves any jockey could be riding the winner any year, and not just the top jockeys.
In 2014 it was Rizeena that won and the jockey that rode that winner is a very well known one being no other than Ryan Moore. The 2015 winner was Ervedya ridden by Christophe Soumillon and in 2016 it was Qemah ridden by Gregory Benoist that won the race.
The 2017 winner was Winter and it was once again Ryan Moore that rode the winner that day and much more recently in 2018 the horse that won was Alpha Centauri and was ridden by Colm O’Donoghue.
Coronation Stakes Facts and Figures
For those of you that like your facts and figures allow me to give you a few interesting ones about this race, starting with the jockeys that have ridden the most winners.
There are two of them currently that have chalked up give winners each and those two jockeys are Nat Flatman and Morny Cannon, in fact I should say they were as both of them are now sadly dead.
One famous but also sadly now deal trainer than managed to send 6 winners to this race was John Porter and as for the owner that has had the best luck with horses they own in the Coronation Stakes, well it was Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor that owned the most winners of this race racking up six of them over the years.
Please do take a look at some of my other horse race guides as you are bound to find many of them of interest if you are a fan of horse racing!