Famous Horse Races

King Edward VII Stakes

Ascot Racecourse
A Brief History Of King Edward VII Stakes
The King Edward VII Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs (2,414 metres) at Ascot Racecourse during the Royal Ascot meeting in June.

The race was first run in 1834 as the Ascot Derby Stakes and was originally also open to three-year-old fillies. In 1926 it was re-named in honour of King Edward VII and restricted to colts and geldings only.

It is still sometimes colloquially referred to as the 'Ascot Derby' and it is often contested by horses which ran two weeks earlier in the more prestigious Epsom Derby.
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Winner

Boscobel
Papal Bull
Plea Bargain
Five Dynasties
High Accolade
Balakheri
Storming Home
Subtle Power
Mutafaweq
Royal Anthem
Kingfisher Mill
Amfortas
Pentire
Foyer
Beneficial
Beyton
Saddlers' Hall
Private Tender
Cacoethes
Sheriff's Star
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Jockey

Joe Fanning
Kieren Fallon
Jimmy Fortune
Jamie Spencer
Martin Dwyer
Johnny Murtagh
Michael Hills
Richard Quinn
Frankie Dettori
Kieren Fallon
Pat Eddery
Brett Doyle
Michael Hills
Michael Kinane
Michael Hills
Michael Kinane
Lester Piggott
Steve Cauthen
Pat Eddery
Tony Ives
Trainer

Mark Johnston
Sir Michael Stoute
John Gosden
Aidan O'Brien
Marcus Tregoning
Sir Michael Stoute
Barry Hills
Henry Cecil
Saeed bin Suroor
Henry Cecil
Julie Cecil
Clive Brittain
Geoff Wragg
Michael Stoute
Geoff Wragg
Richard Hannon
Michael Stoute
Henry Cecil
Guy Harwood
Lady Herries
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Time

2:37.13
2:28.02
2:29.44
2:32.26
2:28.45
2:30.45
2:30.31
2:35.92
2:29.48
2:34.53
2:38.36
2:29.85
2:28.75
2:31.06
2:33.88
2:29.41
2:31.63
2:31.94
2:29.67
2:29.27