Hardwicke Stakes

Hardwicke Stakes Tips & Predictions


DateSaturday June 23, 2019
TrackRoyal Ascot
Distance2406m
ClassGroup 2
Race TypeSet weights
Prizemoney£225,000
Age4YO+

{Ryan Moore has won four of the last eight Hardwick Stakes.

{Four-year-olds have won the last 10.}

The Hardwicke Stakes is one of the premier races of the Royal Ascot carnival and it runs at Group 2 level.

The £225,000 race has been won by some Group 1-quality thoroughbreds and although it hasn't reached top status, it's one of the most popular betting races throughout the Royal Ascot festival.

Hardwicke Stakes day betting card 2019

Day 5 of the carnival features the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Race No.
Race Name
1Chesham Stakes
2Windsor Castle Stakes
3Hardwicke Stakes
4Diamond Jubilee Stakes
5Wokingham Stakes
6Queen Alexandra Stakes

Hardwicke Stakes betting selections & tips


We will have expert tips for the Hardwicke Stakes available when the final-field markets are released by bookmakers.

Hardwicke Stakes history

First run in 1879, the Harkwicke Stakes has been an important lead-up race for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

It's currently held on the final day of the Royal Ascot festival, which also includes the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Sir Michael Stoute has recorded 10 winners, which started with Dihistan in 1986 and his most recent winner was Dartmouth in 2016.

Lester Piggott and Pat Eddery have won seven times as jockeys and Ryan Moore has been the most successful recent jockey in the Hardwicke Stakes with four winners.

Hardwicke Stakes betting guide

Dartmouth scored at odds of 10/1 and he was well-backed to score again in 2017 as a 9/4 hope, but it was the Aidan O'Brien-trained Idaho which came out on top.

Snow Sky won at 12/1 in 2015 and big names such as Postponed and Telescope weren't able to make ground on Snow Sky which recorded an easy 3.75-length win.

A talented line up took to the track in 2013 when Thomas Chippendale won at odds of 8/1 and although the field had only eight runners, it included some of the biggest names in racing.

Dandino, Mount Athos, Sir John Hawkwood and favourite Ektihaam were all top chances in the 2013 Hardwicke Stakes which could have been a Group 1 with that quality field.

2012 presented another quality field and it again included some of the world's best stayers.

Sea Moon, Dunaden, Red Cadeaux and Jakkalberry all took to the track, which proves just how strong the Hardwicke Stakes is.

Four-year-olds have won the last 10 editions.

Past Hardwicke Stakes winners


Year
Race Winner
2018Crystal Ocean
2017Idaho
2016Dartmouth
2015Snow Sky
2014Telescope
2013Thomas Chippendale
2012Sea Moon
2011Await the Dream
2010Harbinger
2009Bronze Cannon
2008Macarthur
2007Maraahel
2006Maraahel
2005Bandari
2004Doyen
2003Indian Creek
2002Zindabad
2001Sandmason
2000Fruits of Love
1999Fruits of Love
1998Posidonas
1997Predappio
1996Oscar Schindler
1995Beauchamp Hero
1994Bobzao
1993Jeune
1992Rock Hopper
1991Rock Hopper
1990Assatis
1989Assatis
1988Almaarad