King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

  • Location: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, England
  • Inaugural Race: 1951
  • Distance: 1 and 1/2 miles (12 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Right-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2018 Purse: £1,200,000
  • 2018 Race Date: Saturday, July 28th
Rhododendron breaks from the starting gate in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf - Photo by Michael McInally/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup

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2018 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Entries and Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERODDS
8Poet's WordS. StouteJ. Doyle7/4
6Crystal OceanS. StouteW. Buick6/4
4CoronetJ. GosdenO. Peslier15/2
7SalouenS. KirkS. Sousa20/1
3RostropovichA. O'BrienS. Heffernan12/1
1Desert EncounterD. SimcockA. Atzeni33/1
2HydrangeaA. O'BrienR. Moore10/1

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The History of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Recognized as England’s most prestigious open-age flat race, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes has run annually at the Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England since 1951. As of 2011 the race has been included in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, offering the winner an automatic bid into the Breeders’ Cup Turf.