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When is the 2023 Queen Anne Stakes?

By Conrad Castleton
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21 Jun 2022
  • We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2023 Queen Anne Stakes
  • The 2023 Queen Anne Stakes will be run on day one of Royal Ascot on Tuesday 20th June
Baaeed ridden by Jim Crowley leads Real World ridden by Daniel Tudhope on their way to winning The Queen Anne Stakes during Royal Ascot 2022. (Getty)
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When is the 2023 Queen Anne Stakes?

The 2023 Queen Anne Stakes takes place on day one of Royal Ascot on Tuesday 20th June, 2023. All five days of Royal Ascot 2022 will be shown live on ITV Racing.

What is the Queen Anne Stakes?

The Queen Anne Stakes is the opening race on day one of Royal Ascot. This famous Group One race is run over a trip of one mile and open to horses of four years old and above.

Who won the Queen Anne Stakes?

Baaeed remained unbeaten with another excellent victory at Royal Ascot, cruising to victory over Real World to record an easy win in the 2022 Queen Anne Stakes.

Which horses will run in the 2023 Queen Anne Stakes?

There's a slim chance that Baaeed could return to defend his Queen Anne Stakes crown, if William Haggas' star remains in training as a five-year-old in 2023. 2000 Guineas winner Coroebus, and fellow Group One winners, Native Trail, Modern Games, Homeless Songs and Inspiral could all run in the 2023 Queen Anne Stakes.

Where is the Queen Anne Stakes run?

The Queen Anne Stakes takes place at Ascot racecourse, situated in Berkshire, England.

Where can I watch the Queen Anne Stakes?

The 2023 Queen Anne Stakes will be shown live on ITV and RacingTV. If you plan on watching the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.

Queen Anne Stakes Live Streaming 

The bet365 live streaming service covers a wide range of horse racing on a daily basis. Here's how to stream the 2023 Queen Anne Stakes live online:

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  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

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Queen Anne Stakes History

Established in 1840 as the Trial Stakes, it was renamed in honour of Queen Anne in 1930.

It was given Group 1 status in 2003 when taken out by Dubai Destination and it's a rare 1600m race to be run down the straight.

Despite not being rated at Group 1 level until 2003, the Queen Anne Stakes was targeted by the major stables, including Henry Cecil, Luca Cumani and Saeed bin Suroor.

Those three trainers, along with Sir Michael Stoute, have dominated the Queen Anne Stakes. Saeed bin Suroor has won the race an incredible seven times and Henry Cecil won the race on four straight occasions in the 1980's.

Saeed bin Suroor repeated that feat in the late 1990's and he would return in 2003 with Dubai Destination and in 2004 with Refuse to Bend.

Sir Gordon Richards scored six wins as a jockey in the early 20th century, but was matched by Frankie Dettori, who scored most recently in 2007 with Ramonti.

There have been four two-time winners, but not since 1907. Royal Ascot legend, Frankel was a once in a lifetime thoroughbred and it scored one of the most impressive wins in the Queen Anne Stakes' history.

The Henry Cecil-trained champion won by 11 lengths over high-quality rivals Excelebration, Side Glance and Strong Suit.

Royal Ascot is often dominated by the big stables and the Queen Anne Stakes is a classic example of this.

The major stables have won the last 19 of 23 Queen Anne Stakes races and punters should be looking for the well-fancied thoroughbreds.

Ribchester scored as the 11/10 favourite in 2017 for trainer Richard Fahey and it got punters off to the right start at Royal Ascot.

An even field was presented in 2016 and it was arguably one of the most disappointing fields in recent history, but American-bred Tepin was too good for them at 11/2.

Belardo and Ervedya were the 9/2 joint favourites, but second was their best go with Belardo finishing a half-length behind Tepin.

The good record of favourites was evident in 2015 when Solow won at 11/8. The hugely-popular runner scored comfortably by a length and there were some big bets placed on the French-trained runner.

2014 saw another favourite win in Toronado. The Richard Hannon-trained runner paid only 4/5 with bookmakers and punters once again got their Royal Ascot carnival off to a good start.

Frankel was the shortest-priced winner in history when scoring at odds of 1/10 in 2012. As the 11-length win suggested, victory was never in doubt and the big bettors were rewarded.

Incredibly, only four and five-year-old's have won the Queen Anne Stakes since 1980.

It's a tough race to win and the older thoroughbreds struggle to keep up with the fresher horses.

Favourites have really struggled in the two most recent renewals of the Queen Anne Stakes, with horses starting with odds of 10/1 or longer filling the top four places in both 2018 and 2019.

In '18, 33/1 outsider Accidental Agent handed trainer Eve Johnson Houghton a surprise first Group One win. The following year, it was Lord Glitters who came through with a powerful late surge to snatch his first top-level triumph.

Odds-on favourites triumphed in the Queen Anne Stakes in 2021 and '22. Frankie Dettori rode Palace Pier to victory in 2021, before William Haggas' unbeaten star, Baaeed recorded an effortless triumph 12 months later.

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