The Sandringham Handicap Stakes
The Sandringham Handicap Stakes is a listed Class 1 handicap that caps off the racing on the second day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
The Sandringham Handicap Stakes was added to the Royal Ascot meeting in 2005, and was named after one of the Royal Family’s favourite escapes – Sandringham House.
Entry into the Sandringham Handicap Stakes is restricted to three-year-old fillies and is run over a mile on the Ascot flat racing course.
Sandringham Handicap Stakes Betting
Pre-race favourites in the horse racing betting markets rarely go on to win the Sandringham Stakes, with the 2006 race providing the only example of three short-odds racehorses coming in placed. If the price on the favourite drops within range of a low liability lay bet, this is your best option for this race.
Sandringham Handicap Stakes Winners
As a handicap event, the Sandringham Handicap Stakes tends to be contested by fairly level fields, and it is not unusual for placed horses to carry similar odds. However, handicaps also create a space for heroic performances by long-odds horses, with 2007 Sandringham Stakes winner Barshiba defying the handicapper and her 15-1 odds to claim a famous victory.
The last race of day two sees some of Britain’s best jockeys jostling to chalk up another major race victory. Although Michael Kinane, Frankie Dettori and Kieran Fallon have all participated in the race in the last decade, Michael Kinane is the only one to have ridden a horse to victory, winning the 2005 race on Beautyandthebeast.
No trainer has managed to establish dominance in the Sandringham Handicap Stakes during the short history of the race. Whilst many of the top trainers have managed to achieve placed finishes with their horses, none have managed more than a single placed finish in the race’s four-year history.