The Duke of Cambridge Stakes | Royal Ascot | Race Profile
The 2018 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot
Wednesday 20th June 2018
|Local Time (BST)||UTC||EDT||CDT||MDT||PDT||Race|
|3:40pm||2:40 PM||10:40 AM||9:40 AM||8:40 AM||7:40 AM||The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)|
About The Duke of Cambridge Stakes of Royal Ascot
The Duke of Cambridge Stakes was inaugurated in 2004 and takes place each June at Ascot Racecourse in England. The race is run on the turf over a distance of 1 mile, and is open to fillies and mares aged 4 years or older. Originally titled the Windsor Forest Stakes, the race was renamed the Duke of Cambridge Stakes in 2013 in honour of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
The Royal Ascot meet is a magnificent International event and the Duke of Cambridge Stakes is contested on Day 2 of the five day meet. Britain’s most popular race meet draws nearly 300,000 visitors over five days, and is viewed in over 200 countries.
The Duke of Cambridge Stakes was run in a record time of 1:37.09 in 2014 by Integral. Ridden by Ryan Moore, Integral was trained by Sir Michael Stoute, who has won the race a record four times.
In 2014, Amazing Maria pulled a shocking upset at 25-1 odds to win the Duke of Cambriege. Six of the last seven winners of the race through 2017 have finished 1st or 2nd in their previous race. When handicapping the field further, 11 of the last 12 winners of the Duke of Cambridge have finished in the top 3 last time out, and 10 of the last 12 winners have finished in the top 4 on both of their last two starts.
Founded in 1711, traditions still sit tall at Royal Ascot including the strict attire and sartorial centerpiece of a hat, headpiece or fascinator. But the traditions of racing expanded in 2004 with the introduction of more races for older fillies including the Duke of Cambridge. These races were designed as an incentive to keep more of their gender from being exported or prematurely retired to stud.