The Prince of Wales’s Stakes
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes offers the joint highest prizes of all the races at Royal Ascot, the other being The Golden Jubilee Stakes – these races both offering a staggering £450,000 in prize money. The race itself is only open to horses age 4 or older and in recent years the winners are roughly about 4 years old, unlike the King’s Stand Stakes, where some older horses, such as Takeover Target and Miss Andretti, have won.
As with the other feature races, The Prince of Wales’s Stakes are long established, having first been run in 1862, though there was a large gap after World War II, ostensibly due to the lack of a Prince of Wales until Prince Charles took on the title in 1969. Now the race is back on annually, and is the ‘jewel in the crown’ (to use a royal cliché) of Day 2 of Royal Ascot.
|2009||Vision d’Etat||Olivier Peslier||Eric Lebaud||4/1||Good to Firm|
|2008||Duke of Marmalade||Jonny Murtagh||Aiden O’Brien||Evens||Good to Firm|
|2007||Manduro||Staphane Pasquier||Andre Fabre||15/8||Good to Firm|
|2006||Ouija Board||Olivier Peslier||Ed Dunlop||8/1||Good to Firm|
|2005||Azamour||Michael Kinane||John Oxxr||11/8||Good to Firm|