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Watch King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Course: Ascot Racecourse
Inaugurated: 1951
Race Type: Flat / Thoroughbred
Date: July
Distance: 1m 4f (2,414 metres)
Surface: Truf
Track: Right-Handed
Qualification: Three-years-old and up

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Live

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race, run at Ascot racecourse over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2414 meters).

The race is open to all horses aged three and older and since the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was first run in 1951, it has gone from strength to strength to its position as the most prestigious open-age flat race in Britain.

The race is run in July each and attracts the very best of the best in terms of horses, jockeys, trainers and stables. Many of the horses involved in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes go onto run at the Prix de I’Arc de Triomphe and many go onto to stud.

The name King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is quite a mouthful so it’s no surprise that it is often mostly referred to as the King George. It’s unique double name comes from the fact that the race is actually the amalgamation of 2 separate races from Ascot, one named after King George and one named after his consort, Queen Elizabeth.

The purse offered for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes has always been large and it is now one of the biggest offered in the UK.

In 2011 the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes gained the honour of becoming part of the Breeders Cup challenge, granting the winner an automatic invitation to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

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The race was first established by the amalgamation of 2 races, the first named after King George VI was a 2 mile race for three year olds and the 2nd named after Queen Elizabeth, which was a one and a half mile race.

Major John Crocker Bultel, the clerk of Ascot, wanted to add an important international race the offerings at Ascot and the combined race became just that.

Run first in 1951, the race commemorated the Festival of Britain and was first known as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Festival of Britain Stakes before getting its now shorter, but still long, name we all know it as.

The race did not start off with a sponsor but over the years it has attracted big name brands to sponsor it and now it offers the 2nd biggest prize fun din British racing after the Derby.

The race became part of the breeders Cup Challenge in 2011 and now the winner gets an automatic invitation to the Breeder Turf Cup held in North America.

With the race having so much prestige from the off and too this very day been one of the biggest races of the horse racing calendar, it is no surprise that the race has and continues to attract the very best in terms of horses, jockeys, trainers and owners and that has led to a number of tough to break records been created.

There are 3 horses with 2 wins to their names with Dahlia, Swain and Enable sharing the horse with the most wins record.

The jockey with the most wins in the iconic Lestor Piggott who won on 7 occasions including on Shergar (1981), Opera House (1993), Golan (2002), Conduit (2009), Harbinger (2010) and Poet’s Word (2018).

The trainer with the most wins in Sir Michael Stoute with 6 ins whilst Michael Tabor, also with 6 wins, is the owner with the most wins.

No matter if this years race will be a record breaking one or not, with such a big prize fund and so much prestige around the race, we are sure that it will be high quality action and a must watch race.

The great news for racing fans is that you can watch all of the action from the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes live online via our Ascot live stream partners.

Whilst the bookies listed on this page bring you live horse racing from across the globe, there is a wagering requirement needed to be met to watch the race but the chances are that if you are interesting in finding a live stream of the race, you are also interested in betting on the action from Ascot.

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*Australia
*USA
*South Africa
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*Singapore
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