The Windsor Castle Stakes is a Listed race held over five furlongs on the second day of Royal Ascot, Wednesday, in June.
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The race is for two-year-olds only, with a 5 lb allowance for fillies who take their chance.
The race isn’t shy to a surprise or two, throwing up several big-priced winners over the last few years, including the 2009 Windsor Castle winner, the Wesley Ward-trained Strike The Tiger, who was sent off as a 33/1 shot. The last favourite to win the Windsor Castle Stakes was the Wesley Ward-trained Hootenanny, who returned home at 7/2.
The 2005 renewal of the Windsor Castle Stakes, along with the rest of Royal Ascot that year, took place at York due to Ascot racecourse being renovated.
The leading trainer in the Windsor Castle Stakes is Mick Channon, with three winners: Great Deeds (1993), Kalindi (1999) and Holborn (2003).
The leading jockey in the Windsor Castle Stakes is Pat Eddery, with six winners. Eddery’s six victories in the Windsor Castle Stakes came on Barrys Gamble (1988), Pharaoh’s Delight (1989), Gipsy Fiddler (1990), Satank (1992), Autumnal (2000) and Irony (2001).