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King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting Tips | Runners | 2011 Race Guide

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2011 Race Preview

The race is hosted by ASCOT , every year in july over a distance of 2414 meters. It is opened only for thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is Britain`s most prestigious open-age flat race, and its roll of honour features some of the most highly-acclaimed horses of the sport`s recent history. This year for the race winners total prizes are over £1,000,000

1st place £567,700
2nd £215,200
3rd £107,700
4th £53,700
5th £26,900
6th £13,500

Race Infomations

Distance 1m 4f (2,414 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 9 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
4 lb for S. Hemisphere 4yo
Purse £1,000,000 (2009)
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1951
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Betfair
Website Ascot

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History of race

The ‘King George’ was first run in 1951, following the amalgamation of two other middle-distance races at Ascot which were established in 1946 and 1948. The first of these, named after King George VI, was a 2-mile contest for three-year-olds held in October. The second, in honour of his consort Queen Elizabeth, was a 1½-mile event staged in July. In the early 70s, the word ‘Diamond’ was added to the title after the start of De Beers’ sponsorship. Today’s backers are online betting company Betfair, with the prize fund reaching £1 million in 2009.

Current leading jockey: Lester Piggott – Meadow Court (1965), Aunt Edith (1966), Park Top (1969), Nijinsky (1970), Dahlia (1974), The Minstrel (1977), Teenoso (1984)
Current leading trainers: Saeed bin Suroor, 5 wins (1995, 1997-8-9, 2004)
Sir Michael Stoute, 5 wins (1981, 1993, 2003, 2009-10)
Dick Hern – Brigadier Gerard (1972), Troy (1979), Ela-Mana-Mou (1980), Petoski (1985), Nashwan (1989)
Most successful horse: Dahlia (2 wins) – 1973, 1974 and Swain (2 wins) – 1997, 1998

Previous Winners

Last 3 races was won by Harbinger, Conduit and Duke Of Marmalad horses which will not run this year.
Year Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
2010 Harbinger Olivier Peslier Sir Michael Stoute Highclere Thoroughbred Racing
2009 Conduit Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Ballymacoll Stud
2008 Duke Of Marmalade Johnny Murtagh Aidan O’Brien Magnier/Tabor
2007 Dylan Thomas Johnny Murtagh Aidan O’Brien Magnier/Tabor
2006 Hurricane Run Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Michael Tabor
2005 Azamour Michael Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan
2004 Doyen Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin
2003 Alamshar Johnny Murtagh John Oxx HH Aga Khan
2002 Golan Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Exors of Lord Weinstock
2001 Galileo Michael Kinane Aidan O’Brien Magnier/Tabor
2000 Montjeu Michael Kinane John Hammond Michael Tabor

RACING TIPS & PREDICTIONS

This year bookmakers favourites for the race are St Nicholas Abbey at 2/1, Workforce at 3/1 and So You Think at 4/1.

2011 RUNNERS

HORSE ODDS BOOKIE TIPS  
ST NICHOLAS ABBEY 3.25 BET365    
WORKFORCE 3.50 BET365    
SO YOU THINK 5.00 BET365    
SNOW FAIRY 11.00 BET365    
REWILDING 5.00 BET365    

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