Ascot Stakes 2021 Racecard
The Ascot Stakes is a flat handicap race in Great Britain for horses aged four years or older, taking place at Ascot, although the race was moved to York in 2015 as Ascot underwent renovations.
JOCKEY & TRAINER
It is run over a distance of 2 miles 3 furlongs and 210 yards (4,014 meters), over two laps of the Ascot Flat Racing Course, and takes place each year in June on the first day of the Royal Ascot meeting (Tuesday).
The race has a long history, having been first run back in 1840. It usually attracts a large field, with many horses coming from stables usually associated with National Hunt racing due to the marathon distance, and is known to be one of the most popular betting races of the Royal Ascot meeting.
The race has been dominated in recent years by Irish trainers, and in particular Willie Mullins, who has won the Ascot Stakes four times since 2012 with Simenon (2012), Clondaw Warrior (2015), Thomas Hobson (2017) and Lagostovegas (2018)