Queen Anne Stakes
Group 1, Ascot 14:30
£600,000 added,
4yo plus,
1m, Class 1   
Tuesday 19th June 2018

Royal Ascot starts with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, one of three top flight races on the opening day.


US representation at entry stage comes from Yoshida, trained by Bill Mott and owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International Ltd, SF Racing LLC and Head of Plains.
The Japanese-bred four-year-old, a son of the 2006 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes third Heart's Cry, was a comfortable winner of the Group 3 Hill Prince Stakes over nine furlongs on turf at Belmont Park on October 7th, his final start of 2017. 
Mott, who trained the great Cigar, revealed: "Yoshida is in lovely form. He had a great year in 2017 and he won well at Belmont in the Group 3 Hill Prince Stakes on his last run.
"I have been very happy with how he has wintered and we are strongly considering heading to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne Stakes.
"We have nominated him to run and the plan is to run once here in America before that. We are targeting a race on May 5th [Group 3 Fort Marcy Stakes, Belmont Park] so we are currently preparing him for that race. If all goes well there, then Ascot will certainly be on our agenda.
"Yoshida is in very good order and he is doing very well at the moment. I couldn't be happier with him.
"I think Ascot and the straight mile would suit him. I don't think he would be too inconvenienced by travelling. 
"He's a big, strong horse and he has matured physically again over the winter. He has done most of his racing over nine and 10 furlongs, but we think the drop to a mile could actually be beneficial.
"We had a runner at Royal Ascot last year (Long On Value, finished 12th in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes) and everyone at Ascot took really good care of us.
"American horses have run well at Royal Ascot before, so it proves that it's not an impossible task to win there. From a trainer and owner's point of view, it is something we are really interested in.
"We have different owners this time around, but hopefully Yoshida will go to Royal Ascot. I really enjoyed the experience last year and it was wonderful to be involved with Royal Ascot.
"Yoshida has only raced on good to firm ground, but I wouldn't say he would be inconvenienced by soft ground. He has no real experience on that ground, but we'll just have to wait and see closer to the time what the ground is like - fast ground would probably suit us best."

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Queen Anne Stakes (British Champions Series)
£600,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m, Class 1
36 entries

Animal Age Sex Trainer
Accidental Agent (GB) 4 Colt Eve Johnson
Addeybb (IRE) 4 Gelding William Haggas
Alexios Komnenos (IRE) 4 Colt J. A. Stack
Beat The Bank (GB) 4 Gelding Andrew Balding
Benbatl (GB) 4 Colt Saeed bin Suroor
Cape Byron (GB) 4 Colt Roger Varian
Deauville (IRE) 5 Colt Aidan O'Brien
Dream Castle (GB) 4 Gelding Saeed bin Suroor
Dutch Connection (GB) 6 Colt Charles Hills
Here Comes When (IRE) 8 Gelding Andrew Balding
Heshem (IRE) 5 Colt C. Ferland
Hydrangea (IRE) 4 Filly Aidan O'Brien
Inns of Court (IRE) 4 Colt A. Fabre
Jimmy Two Times (FR) 5 Colt A. Fabre
Lahore (USA) 4 Colt Clive Cox
Lancaster Bomber (USA) 4 Colt Aidan O'Brien
Le Brivido (FR) 4 Colt A. Fabre
Lightning Spear (GB) 7 Colt David Simcock
Limato (IRE) 6 Gelding Henry Candy
Lord Glitters (FR) 5 Gelding David O'Meara
Merchant Navy (AUS) 4 Colt Aidan O'Brien
Mojito (IRE) 4 Colt William Haggas
Oh This Is Us (IRE) 5 Colt Richard Hannon
Psychedelic Funk (GB) 4 Colt G. M. Lyons
Recoletos (FR) 4 Colt C. Laffon-Parias
Rhododendron (IRE) 4 Filly Aidan O'Brien
So Beloved (GB) 8 Gelding David O'Meara
Suedois (FR) 7 Gelding David O'Meara
Taareef (USA) 5 Colt Jean Claude Rouget
Thunder Snow (IRE) 4 Colt Saeed bin Suroor
War Decree (USA) 4 Colt Aidan O'Brien
War Secretary (USA) 4 Colt Aidan O'Brien
Yoshida (JPN) 4 Colt William Mott
Zabeel Prince (IRE) 5 Gelding Roger Varian
Zhui Feng (IRE) 5 Colt Amanda Perrett
Zonderland (GB) 5 Colt Clive Cox

Past Results


2016-WINNER-TEPIN 5-8-11 Owner-Robert Masterson; Trainer-Mark Casse USA; Jockey-Julien Leparoux; SP-11/2
2ND-Belardo 4-9-00 Owner-Godolphin & Prince A A Faisal; Trainer-Roger Varian; Jockey-James Doyle; SP-9/2 Jt Fav
3RD-Lightning Spear 5-9-00 Owner-Qatar Racing Limited; Trainer-David Simcock; Jockey-Oisin Murphy; SP-20/1
13 ran; Time-1m 43.98s; Dist-1⁄2, 11⁄4 9/2 Jt Fav Ervedya (5th)

2015-WINNER-SOLOW -9-00 Owner-Wertheimer & Frere; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Maxime Guyon; SP-11/8 Fav
2ND-Esoterique 5-8-11 Owner-Baron Edouard De Rothschild; Trainer-Andre Fabre FR; Jockey-Pierre Charles-Boudot; SP-16/1
3RD-Cougar Mountain 4-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore: SP-16/1
8 ran; Time-1m 37.97s; Dist-1, nk

2014-WINNER-TORONADO 4-9-00 Owner-Al Shaqab Racing; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey- Richard Hughes; SP-4/5 Fav
2ND-Verrazano 4-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Joseph O’Brien; SP-6/1
3RD Anodin 4-9-00 Owner-Wertheimer & Frere; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-9/1
10 ran; Time-1m 37.73s; Dist-3⁄4, 11⁄4

2013-WINNER-DECLARATION OF WAR 4-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Joseph Allen; Trainer-
Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Joseph O’Brien; SP-15/2
2ND-Aljamaaheer 4-9-00 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-Roger Varian; Jockey-Paul Hanagan; SP-8/1
3RD-Gregorian 4-9-00 Owner-Princess Haya Of Jordan; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-16/1
13 ran; Time-1m 38.48s; Dist-¾, ½ 5/4 Fav Animal Kingdom (11th)

2012-WINNER-FRANKEL 4-9-00 Owner-Khalid Abdullah; Trainer-Sir Henry Cecil; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-1/10 Fav
2ND-Excelebration 4-9-00 Owner-Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Joseph O’Brien; SP-5/1
3RD-Side Glance 5-9-00 Owner-Qatar Racing Limited; Trainer-Andrew Balding; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-33/1
11 ran, Time-1m 37.85s; Dist 11, nk

2011-WINNER-CANFORD CLIFFS 4-9-00 Owner-The Heffer Syndicate, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-11/8
2ND-Goldikova 6-8-13 Owner-Wertheimer et Frere; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-5/4 Fav
3RD-Cityscape 5-9-00 Owner-Khalid Abdullah; Trainer-Roger Charlton; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-14/1
7 ran, Time-1m 38.38s; Dist: 1, 1¾

2010-WINNER-GOLDIKOVA 5-8-11 Owner-Wertheimer et Frere; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-11/8 Fav
2ND-Paco Boy 5-9-00 Owner-The Calvera Partnership No 2; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-11/4
3RD-Dream Eater 5-9-00 Owner-Jeff Smith; Trainer-Andrew Balding; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-50/1
10 ran, Time-1m 37.74s; Dist: nk, 3¼

2009-WINNER- PACO BOY 4-9-00 Owner-The Calvera Partnership No 2; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-100/30
2ND-Cesare 8-9-00 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud Ltd; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-11/1
3RD-Aqlaam 4-9-00 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-William Haggas; Jockey-Richard Hills; SP-10/1
9 ran, Time-1m 39.31s; Dist: 1½, ½. 9/4 Fav Gladiatorus (6th)

2008-WINNER-HARADASUN 5-9-00 Owner-Frank Tagg/Sue Magnier/Frank Meduri/Garry Moffitt; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien
IRE; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-5/1
2ND-Darjina 4-8-11 Owner-Princess Zahra Aga Khan; Trainer-Alain De Royer-Dupre FR; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-5/1
3RD-Finsceal Beo 4-8-11 Owner-Michael Ryan; Trainer-Jim Bolger IRE; Jockey-Kevin Manning; SP-9/2 Fav
11 ran, Time-1m 38.98s, Dist: hd, ¾

2007-WINNER-RAMONTI 5-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-5/1
2ND-Jeremy 4-9-00 Owner-Betty Moran; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-14/1
3RD-Turtle Bowl 5-9-00 Owner-B van Dalfsen; Trainer-Francois Rohaut FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-33/1
8 ran, Time-1m 37.21s, Dist: sh, sh 10/11 Fav George Washington (4th)

2006-WINNER-AD VALOREM 4-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier & Bob Ingham; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-13/2
2ND-Court Masterpiece 6-9-00 Owner-Gainsborough Stud; Trainer-Ed Dunlop; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-11/2
3RD-Proclamation 4-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-2/1
7 ran, Time-1m 40.0s, Dist: 1½, nk 7/4 Fav Peeress (4th)

2005-WINNER-VALIXIR 4-9-00 Owner-H H Aga Khan; Trainer-Andre Fabre FR; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-4/1
2ND-Rakti 6-9-00 Owner-Gary Tanaka; Trainer-Michael Jarvis; Jockey-Philip Robinson; SP-5/6 Fav
3RD-Starcraft 5-9-00 Owner-The Australian Syndicate; Trainer-Luca Cumani; Jockey-Darryll Holland; SP-7/1
10 ran, Time-1m 36.64s Dist: 1½, ½ (Run at York)

2004-WINNER-REFUSE TO BEND 4-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-12/1
2ND-Soviet Song 4-8-11 Owner-Elite Racing Club; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-6/1
3RD-Salselon 5-9-00 Owner-Scuderia Briantea Srl; Trainer-Luca Cumani; Jockey-Darryll Holland; SP-12/1
16 ran, Time-1m 39.14s Dist: nk, ¾ 5/2 Fav Six Perfections (6th)

2003-WINNER-DUBAI DESTINATION 4-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-9/2
*2ND-Right Approach 4-9-00 Owner-The Queen; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-20/1
3RD-Where Or When 4-9-00 Owner-John Humphreys (Turf Accountants Ltd); Trainer-Terry Mills; Jockey-Kevin Darley; SP- 8/1
10 ran, Time-1m 38.56s Dist: 4, ¾ 8/13 Fav Hawk Wing (7th)
*Tillerman originally finished second but was disqualified after failing a post-race urine test