They do say that the sport of horse racing is the sport of Kings, however each year HM the Queen makes the trip to the Royal Ascot meeting to enjoy the entire meeting, and many punters are tempted to place a bet what they think the colour of her outfit will be each day of that meeting.
One race that is always bound to see punters having differing opinions as to just which horse is going to win it is the Queen Anne Stakes and it is a race that has been run at the Ascot racecourse for a huge number of years now.
It is a one mile race and as such the action is fast and furious and due to the high class horses that take part in it each year it is a race that does take some winning for sure.
Much like other Group One races there are some rules and regulations as to just which horses can enter the Queen Anne Stakes and it is actually a race that is open to any horses that are 4 years and over in age, which ensures it does have a large field of runners taking part each year.
Past Winners of the Queen Anne Stakes
I know many of you out there are always interested to learn which horses have won any Group One races most recently and therefore in 2014 it was the then 4 year old Toronado that won this race.
In 2015 a 5 year old won it and that horses was Solow and then in 2016 it was Tepin another five year old ridden by Julien Leparoux that won this race, and in 2017 it was Ribchester that won it and in 2018 it was Accidental Agent ridden by Charlie Bishop that won the race and the time that horses recoeded winning his race for reference was 1:38.85.
The Queen Anne Stakes Facts and Figures
You have to look a long way back in history to find any horses that have won this race twice, there has been four of them to date that have and they were Flambeau in 1840 and 1841, then in 1885 and 1886 Toastmaster won this race, and it was the horse Worcester that was the third horse to win twice in 1895 and 1896 and finally Dean Swift won two years on the trot in 1906 and 1907.
Tow jockeys have won this race a total of six times each, and those jockeys were Sir Gordon Richards and much more recently Frankie Dettori. As for the top trainer in this race that is Saeed bin Suroor who has trained 7 winners that went on to win it.
Godolphin have the best track record of any owner that has seen their horses win in the Queen Anne Stakes, for over the years they have had a total of eight of their horses winning this race and have therefore taken the most prize money back home with them in this race too!