St James's Palace Stakes 2020 Racecard
The St James’s Palace stakes is a Group 1 race open to three-year-old colts and is run over a distance of one mile. It is scheduled to take place each year on the first day of Royal Ascot.
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The race has an impressive roll of honour since the turn of the century, too, with the likes of Giant’s Causeway, Mastercraftsman, Canford Cliffs, Frankel, Kingman and Gleneagles all tasting success in the race.
The race is named after St. James's Palace, a royal residence during the Tudor period, and was established in 1834, however the inaugural race was a walkover.
The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the St. James's Palace Stakes was classed at Group 2 level before being promoted to Group 1 status in 1988.
The St. James's Palace Stakes usually features horses which ran in the 2,000 Guineas, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) or the Irish 2,000 Guineas, the previous year. For all Frankel won the race in 2011, one of the best recent performances in the race – on Timeform’s scale – came from Dawn Approach in 2013, when he edged out Toronado by a shoulder.
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St James's Palace Stakes 2020 FAQs
What distance is the St James's Palace Stakes?
1 mile on the round course
What day of the Royal Ascot meeting is it on?
What time is the St James's Palace Stakes?
What weights are carried in the St James's Palace Stakes?
9 st 0 lb
What is the purse for the St James's Palace Stakes?
Who is the leading jockey in the St James's Palace Stakes*?
Michael Kinane, with six wins
Who is the leading trainer in the St James's Palace Stakes*?
Aidan O’Brien, with seven wins
Who won the St James's Palace Stakes?
You can check out our St James's Palace Stakes results page here to see a List of previous winners.