It will become very apparent as you take a look around this website and check out each of my guides to the Group 1 races that are held across the UK each year, that there are quite a number of them held at various different racecourses.
However, one of the most stunning of racecourse that I would actively encourage any fan of flat racing to visit is the Ascot course, and during the year there are plenty of major races held there at various different race meetings.
One race that many punters do have in their racing diary as one they will be betting on is of course the King’s Stand Stakes.
One thing you do need to be aware of about that race is that it is just a five furlong race, so once the stalls open the race will be run and over before you know it, and there is always a mad dash by the jockeys to get their respective horses into a good position.
Open to horses over the age of 3 years it is a race that had been known to land the odds surprise result every now and then and for reference the month the race is held is in June each year, so keep that in mind.
Past Winners of the King’s Stand Stakes
It was in 2014 that Sole Power won this race ridden be the legend that is Richard Hughes, and then in the following year in 2015 the race was won by Goldream ridden by Martin Harley and trained by Robert Cowell and then the following year in 2016 it was the aptly named Profitable that won ridden by Adam Kirby and trained by Clive Cox.
As for the much more recent winners of this race, well in 2017 it was Lady Aurelia that won and in 2018 it was Blue Point ridden by William Buick and trained by Charlie Appleby and owned by Godolphin that got its head up in front and won this race.
The King’s Stand Stakes Facts and Figures
The stats and facts associated with the King’s Stand race do make interesting reading and there have been quite a lot of horses over the years that have won this race twice and they include the likes of Woolsthorpe, Kilcock and Golden Boss .
However, the most recent horse to win this race two times was Sole Power who did just that back in the years 2013 and 2014.
One jockey that you will find listed as the leading jockey on several of my Group One race guides is of course Lester Piggott and over the year he has won this race a total of seven times and that record still hasn’t been beaten, as for the leading trainer in this race well it is Vincent O’Brien who has won it five times the last time being with his horse Bluebird back in 1987, and it could be a very long time before anybody does go on to beat that record if at all!