The Prince of Wales Stakes

The Group 1 Prince of Wales Stakes is the highlight of the second day of racing at the Royal Ascot meeting.

The Prince of Wales Stakes dates back to 1862. The race was named in honour of Prince Albert Edward, the future King Edward VII. The Prince of Wales Stakes was abandoned during the period in which no British Royal claimed the Prince of Wales title, before being reincorporated into the Royal Ascot meeting in 1968 in preparation for the 1969 investiture of Prince Charles. The race earned Group 1 status in 2000.

The distance run over the Prince of Wales Stakes has changed during the race’s history, decreasing to a distance of one mile and two furlongs from the original distance of one mile and five furlongs. At present the race is open to four-year-old and above thoroughbreds.

Prince of Wales Stakes Betting

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is one of the classiest races in the UK with a tendency to attract the most talented stayers in Europe. The race will frequently attract winners of the Epsom and Irish Derby, as well as entries that have claimed victories in other races over 12 furlongs. It makes for a mouthwatering but unpredictable event, where punters are often forced to choose between two to three top class entries. Look for value in the places, as there are frequently top quality horses priced within range of profitable each-way bets.

Prince of Wales Stakes Winners

The Prince of Wales Stakes features some of the finest older thoroughbred racehorses in the sport, and over the years has seen a number of horses claim consecutive Prince of Wales Stakes winners’ titles. Mtoto won the race in 1987 and 1988, and Muhtarram was the last to replicate this achievement with successive wins in 1994 and 1995.

Both Michael Kinane and Frankie Dettori have won the Prince of Wales Stakes twice in the last decade, but Pad Eddery stands out as the most successful jockey in the modern history of the event, having claimed three Prince of Wales Stakes winners’ titles in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Arabian horses have an excellent record in the Prince of Wales Stakes, and it is therefore unsurprising to find that Saeed bin Suroor, the champion trainer from the United Arab Emirates, has trained five Prince Wales Stakes winners, including brilliant thoroughbreds Dubai Millennium and Fantastic Light.

Prince of Wales Stakes Odds