The Hardwicke Stakes

Fri 19th June 202015:00Group 21m 3f 211y


1stFanny LoganL DettoriJ & T Gosden
2nd2.5AlounakOisin MurphyA M Balding
3rd1.75DefoeAndrea AtzeniR Varian
4th0.5HamishJames DoyleW J Haggas
5thhdAnthony Van DyckR L MooreA P O’Brien
6thshdElarqamJim CrowleyM Johnston
7th0.5MorandoS De SousaA M Balding
8th5CommuniqueJ FanningM Johnston
9th11Eagles By DayD TudhopeM L W Bell
Desert EncounterUnknownUnknown  
Spanish MissionUnknownUnknown  

About the Hardwicke Stakes

The Hardwicke Stakes is a Group 2 race for 4-year-old and above racehorses. The race carries Group 2 status and is run over 1 mile 4 furlongs, making it the Royal Meeting’s premier race over this distance for horses over the age of 4. The top horses in the field usually return to Ascot later in the season to compete in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Betting on the Hardwicke Stakes

It’s unusual for the antepost favourite or the top rated horse in the field to win the Hardwicke Stakes, even though horses with Group 1 wins or places regularly compete in the race. Instead it’s horses of more modest ability who tend to prevail, rewarding their backers at generous odds. A top two finish last time out is important, and also keep an eye out for an appearance by the winner of the Yorkshire Cup as winners of that race tend to do well in the Hardwicke Stakes.