Prince Of Wales Stakes

The 2016 Prince Of Wales Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Ascot Racecourse in late October.

2016 Prince Of Wales Stakes Results

  • 1st: Rock Magic
  • 2nd: Smoko
  • 3rd: Battle Hero

Prince Of Wales Stakes News

16 In 2015 Winterbottom Stakes Field

16 In 2015 Winterbottom Stakes Field

The 2015 Winterbottom Stakes field has been released and Buffering is set to take on a capacity field of rivals in the Group 1 event at Ascot on Saturday.

Buffering has the chance to record a sixth victory at Group 1 level in the 2015 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

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The Group 3 2016 Prince Of Wales Stakes is a 1000m sprint held at the beautifully appointed Ascot Racecourse in Perth during late October.

Run under weight for age conditions, the Prince Of Wales Stakes is open only to horses aged three years and above. There is $150,000 prize money at stake, which is a decent amount in comparison to most other races held in the west during spring.

The Prince Of Wales Stakes is one of two Group status races held on the day along with the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m). For this reason, and also it’s suitability as a preparatory race, the Prince Of Wales Stakes tends to attract some top tier local runners.

The Prince Of Wales Stakes is not to be confused with the Group 1 event held at Royal Ascot in England.

Because it’s so early in the WA racing season, there aren’t really any reliable lead up races to the Prince Of Wales Stakes. Your best bet for studying form would be to look at non black type events under similar conditions held prior. Even so, it’s possible that a lot of the bigger talents will be first up or near enough to first up in this event.

Following the Prince Of Wales Stakes, horses tend to take a variety of paths including the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) run in late November, which is Perth’s premier sprint race.

The 2016 Prince Of Wales Stakes will be held on October 29.

Prince Of Wales Stakes 2016
Date: October 29, 2016
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 3YO+ WFA
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Prince Of Wales Stakes Field

The Prince Of Wales Stakes field draws horses from around Western Australia. The type of horse likely to end up in the final Prince Of Wales Stakes field is a fairly experienced type, with a fairly decent career of black-type events behind them. Any three year olds in this race are usually fairly decent and on their way to great heights.

The 2016 Prince Of Wales Stakes field will be published below.

2016 Prince Of Wales Stakes Nominations

The Prince Of Wales Stakes nominations usually attract fairly upper tier horses. While it is only a Group 3 event, the Prince Of Wales Stakes is important as a lead up race to major meets later on, so a number of genuinely classy horses regularly enter the Prince Of Wales Stakes nominations.

The 2016 Prince Of Wales Stakes nominations will be published below.

Prince Of Wales Stakes History

The Prince Of Wales Stakes was inaugurated in 1969. Since then, it has largely been held at Ascot Racecourse, with the exception of 2003, when it was held at Belmont Park.

As the first weight for age race in the end of year season, the Prince Of Wales Stakes has developed a reputation for above-grade quality racing. It has over time evolved into a very important race to watch for form guidance.

Notable Prince Of Wales Stakes winners include Casshoney (1985), Pago’s King (1992), Century Blazer (1995, 96), Secret Remedy (2000, 01), Miss Andretti (2005) and Waratah’s Secret (2010, 11). Idyllic Prince has had a great run in this race, winning in 2007, placing third in 2008, winning in 2009, and receiving second in 2010. Prince Of Wales Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

From 2016 the distance in the Prince Of Wales Stakes was decreased from 1200 – 1000m, leading to the shorter 58.6 seconds winning time of Rock Magic.

Prince Of Wales Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Rock Magic 58.6 seconds
2nd Smoko
3rd Battle Hero
2015
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Akhedasset 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Dawn Approach
3rd Magnifisio
2014
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Elite Belle 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Barakey
3rd Checkpoint
2013
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Barakey 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Power Princess
3rd Checkpoint
2012
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Power Princess 1 minute 9.96 seconds
2nd Luke’s Luck
3rd Playing God
2011
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Waratah’s Secret 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Grand Nirvana
3rd King Kool Kat
2010
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Waratah’s Secret 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Idyllic Prince
3rd For Your Eyes Only
2009
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Idyllic Prince 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd West River Charley
3rd Spirited One
2008
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Dark Target 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Royal Lott
3rd Idyllic Prince
2007
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Idyllic Prince 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Grasspatch Girl
3rd Stormed Out
2006
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Real Mak 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Yaya Lad
3rd Wynyard Hall
2005
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Star Laser
3rd Electic
2004
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Golden Delicious 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Rescuer
3rd Kaprats
2003
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Kaprats 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Dead Eye Dick
3rd Hot Shot Brother
2002
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Tribula 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Suspicion
3rd Kaprats
2001
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Secret Remedy 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Old Comrade
3rd Mystery Command
2000
Prince Of Wales Stakes
1st Secret Remedy 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Metal Master
3rd Surrender To Me