Famous Horse Races

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Ascot Racecourse
A Brief History Of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs (2,414 metres) at Ascot Racecourse in July.

It was first run during the Festival of Britain in 1951, and was called the Festival of Britain King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The 'Festival of Britain' was removed from the name in 1952 and the race continued until 1974 as the 'King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes'. Since 1972 it has been sponsored by the diamond company De Beers, and in 1975 permission was given by Queen Elizabeth II for the word 'Diamond' to be included in the title.

It is probably the highest quality race in the United Kingdom and it is an opportunity for the leading middle-distance three-year-olds to compete against the more established older horses. This race can often put the merits of the classic generation into context.
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Winner

Dylan Thomas
Hurricane Run
Azamour
Doyen
Alamshar
Golan
Galileo
Montjeu
Daylami
Swain
Swain
Pentire
Lammtarra
King's Theatre
Opera House
St Jovite
Generous
Belmez
Nashwan
Mtoto
Reference Point
Dancing Brave
Petoski
Teenoso
Time Charter
Kalaglow
Shergar
Ela-Mana-Mou
Troy
Ile de Bourbon
The Minstrel
Pawneese
Grundy
Dahlia
Dahlia
Brigadier Gerard
Mill Reef
Nijinsky II
Park Top
Royal Palace
Busted
Aunt Edith
Meadow Court
Nasram
Ragusa
Match
Right Royal
Aggressor
Alcide
Ballymoss
Montaval
Ribot
Vimy
Aureole
Pinza
Tulyar
Supreme Court
Age

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4
4
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4
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Jockey

Johnny Murtagh
Christophe Soumillon
Michael Kinane
Frankie Dettori
Johnny Murtagh
Kieren Fallon
Michael Kinane
Michael Kinane
Frankie Dettori
Frankie Dettori
John Reid
Michael Hills
Frankie Dettori
Michael Kinane
Michael Roberts
Stephen Craine
Alan Munro
Michael Kinane
Willie Carson
Michael Roberts
Steve Cauthen
Pat Eddery
Willie Carson
Lester Piggott
Joe Mercer
Greville Starkey
Walter Swinburn
Willie Carson
Willie Carson
John Reid
Lester Piggott
Yves Saint-Martin
Pat Eddery
Lester Piggott
Bill Pyers
Joe Mercer
Geoff Lewis
Lester Piggott
Lester Piggott
Sandy Barclay
George Moore
Lester Piggott
Lester Piggott
Bill Pyers
Garnie Bougoure
Yves Saint-Martin
Roger Poincelet
Jimmy Lindley
Harry Carr
Scobie Breasley
Freddie Palmer
Enrico Camici
Roger Poincelet
Eph Smith
Gordon Richards
Charlie Smirke
Charlie Elliott
Trainer

Aidan O'Brien
André Fabre
John Oxx
Saeed bin Suroor
John Oxx
Sir Michael Stoute
Aidan O'Brien
John Hammond
Saeed bin Suroor
Saeed bin Suroor
Saeed bin Suroor
Geoff Wragg
Saeed bin Suroor
Henry Cecil
Michael Stoute
Jim Bolger
Paul Cole
Henry Cecil
Dick Hern
Alec Stewart
Henry Cecil
Guy Harwood
Dick Hern
Geoff Wragg
Henry Candy
Guy Harwood
Michael Stoute
Dick Hern
Dick Hern
Fulke Johnson
Vincent O'Brien
Angel Penna
Peter Walwyn
Maurice Zilber
Maurice Zilber
Dick Hern
Ian Balding
Vincent O'Brien
Bernard van Cutsem
Noel Murless
Noel Murless
Noel Murless
Paddy Prendergast
Ernie Fellows
Paddy Prendergast
François Mathet
Etienne Pollet
Towser Gosden
Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
Vincent O'Brien
Georges Bridgland
Ugo Penco
Alec Head
Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
Norman Bertie
Marcus Marsh
E Williams
Owner

S Magnier & M Tabor
Michael Tabor
HH Aga Khan IV
Godolphin Stables
HH Aga Khan IV
Lord Weinstock
Michael Tabor
Michael Tabor
Godolphin Stables
Godolphin Stables
Godolphin Stables
Mollers Racing
Saeed bin Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed
Sheikh Mohammed
Virginia Kraft Payson
Fahd Salman
Sheikh Mohammed
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Ahmed Al Maktoum
Louis Freedman
Khalid Abdulla
Lady Beaverbrook
Eric Moller
Robert Barnett
Anthony P Ward
HH Aga Khan IV
Simon Weinstock
Sir Michael Sobell
David McCall
Robert Sangster
Daniel Wildenstein
Dr Carlo Vittadini
Nelson Bunker Hunt
Nelson Bunker Hunt
Mrs Jean Hislop
Paul Mellon
Charles Engelhard
Duke of Devonshire
Jim Joel
Stanhope Joel
J Hornung
Max Bell
Mrs Howell Jackson
Jim Mullion
François Dupré
Mme Jean Couturié
Sir Harold Wernher
Humphrey Trafford
John McShain
Ralph Strassburger
Marchese Rocchetta
Pierre Wertheimer
Queen Elizabeth II
Sir Victor Sassoon
HH Aga Khan III
Mrs T Lilley
Time

2:31.11
2:30.29
2:28.26
2:33.18
2:33.26
2:29.70
2:27.71
2:29.98
2:29.35
2:29.06
2:36.45
2:28.11
2:31.01
2:28.92
2:33.94
2:30.85
2:28.99
2:30.76
2:32.27
2:37.33
2:34.63
2:29.49
2:27.61
2:27.95
2:30.78
2:31.58
2:35.40
2:35.39
2:33.75
2:30.53
2:30.48
2:29.36
2:26.98
2:33.03
2:30.43
2:32.91
2:32.56
2:36.16
2:32.46
2:33.22
2:33.64
2:35.06
2:33.27
2:33.15
2:38.80
2:32.02
2:40.34
2:35.21
2:31.39
2:36.33
2:41.02
2:40.24
2:33.76
2:44.00
2:34.00
2:33.00
2:29.40