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King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes


Race Name Grade Track
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1 Ascot Racecourse King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes


King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes is run over a distance of 2400 meters at the Ascot Racecourse each July. It is a flat race for thoroughbreds of 3 years old and above. The race is probably the most prestigious in the UK and gives the top middle distance 3 year olds a chance to compete against older, more well-known horses.

The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes race was created by merging the King George VI Stakes which was run each October from 1946 (over 2 miles), and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes which ran each July since 1948 (1 and a half miles). From 1972 to 2006 the race was sponsored by De Beers and in 1975 permission was granted by Queen Elizabeth II to include the word 'Diamond' in the title; so from 1975 to 2006 the race was known as the "King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes". De Beers ended their sponsorship after the 2006 race was run, and the name has reverted back to its original title and the 2007 race had no sponsor.


King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Racecourse

Ascot

Ascot Racecourse is the premier racecourse in the UK and is situated in the village of Ascot, Berkshire. The course is about 6 miles from Windsor Castle and has always been closely associated with the British Royal family. It was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and the first race was run for a purse of 100 guineas. In 1813 Parliament approved an act which ensured that the racecourse land would remain public. In 1913, Parliament approved another act establishing the Ascot Authority, the entity which to this day still manages the racecourse.

Ascot Racecourse
Until 1945, the only races that took place at Ascot were during the "Royal Meeting" which was held over the course of 4 days. Since then though, more fixtures have been introduced and Ascot now hosts 9 of the 31 annual UK Grade 1 races.


King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes- Past Winners

2003 Alamshar
2004 Doyen
2005 Azamour
2006 Hurricane Run
2007 Dylan Thomas


King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Betting

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes



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