The Queen Alexandra Stakes is a Flat horse race run every year on the final day (Saturday) of Royal Ascot.
JOCKEY & TRAINER
The race is open to horses aged four years or older and is run over a distance of 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 143 yards.
The race is named after Queen Alexandra and was established in 1864, originally under the name of the Alexandra Plate and later as the Alexandra Stakes before changing to the Queen Alexandra Stakes.
The distance has also changed, having previously being contested over 2 miles, 6 furlongs and 34 yards – but is was shortened as part of a track change at Ascot in 2005.
The Queen Alexandra Stakes, the traditional curtain closer of the meeting, sometimes features horses that have run in the Ascot Stakes in the first day of Royal Ascot. The last one to win the Queen Alexandra Stakes after running in the Ascot Stakes was Simenon in 2012.
The Queen Alexandra is Britain’s longest flat race, marginally longer than the Marathon Handicap run at Pontefract, so it often attracts horses from the National Hunt sphere.
The leading horse in this race is Brown Jack who won it six times over six consecutive years (1929-1934).
Four jockeys have won this race three times, with the most recent to achieve that feat being Ryan Moore: on Bergo (2010), Simenon (2012) and Pique Sous (2014)
The leading trainer is Dick Hern who won this race four times – Grey of Falloden (1965), Balinger (1980) and Cuff Link (1994, 1995).