King George V Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

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We look at the King George V Stakes ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m4f at Ascot during the Royal Ascot to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the King George V Stakes.

King George V Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 King George V Stakes Preview

A competitive handicap for three-year-olds over the Derby distance of 12 furlongs, the King George V Stakes carries class 2 status.

Not too many recent winners have gone on to be successful at Group 1 level, winning this valuable handicap prize in the early stages of a three-year-old's career has perhaps made life tough for some.

Brown Panther in 2011 would be the most noticeable winner having progressed to finish 3rd in the 2014 Ascot Gold Cup.

Having said that and similar to the Britannia Stakes Handicap, the result is worth keeping in your trackers for future racing tips and bets.

King George V Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated Royal Ascot tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. We cover every race at Royal Ascot and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at Ascot during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the King George V Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 121%. The race in 2018 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 134%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the King George V Stakes, the over-round has been 130%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £130 which is bet.

King George V Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the King George V Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 6 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +25.38. Whilst we wait for the 2025 King George V Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2011 renewal when Brown Panther from Tom Dascombe under the guidance of Richard Kingscote, won in a time of 2:36.93, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Linas Selection, trained by Mark Johnston and ridden by Kevin Darley set the quickest time of 2:27.24 in the 2006 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run King George V Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Linas Selection (2:27.24) in 2006
  2. Baghdad (2:28.36) in 2018
  3. Munsef (2:29.24) in 2005

King George V Stakes Past Winners

Here are the King George V Stakes past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The horse's trainer at the time of winning the King George V Stakes and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
2:30.04
Going The Distance (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (18 of 19) 9/1
Rossa Ryan
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2023
2:29.56
Desert Hero (GB)
3yo 8-13 (21 of 19) 18/1
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2022
2:32.43
Secret State (IRE)
3yo 9-6 (8 of 19) 4/1F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2021
2:32.39
Surefire (GB)
3yo 8-9 (17 of 17) 5/1
Hector Crouch
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2020
2:32.97
Hukum (IRE)
3yo 8-11 (4 of 17) 12/1
Jim Crowley
Owen Burrows (GB)
2019
2:32.74
South Pacific (GB)
3yo 8-10 (8 of 16) 22/1
Seamie Heffernan
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2018
2:28.36
Baghdad (FR)
3yo 8-12 (16 of 18) 9/1
Andrea Atzeni
Mark Johnston (GB)
2017
2:31.68
Atty Persse (IRE)
3yo 8-7 (22 of 18) 7/1
Kieran Shoemark (3lbs)
Roger Charlton (GB)
2016
2:34.51
Gold Mount (GB)
3yo 9-3 (11 of 16) 13/2
William Twiston-Davies
Alan King (GB)
2015
2:29.71
Space Age (IRE)
3yo 8-10 (20 of 17) 9/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the King George V Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 50 placings from 316 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 8 placings from 35 runners
  • HK: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 2 runners

King George V Stakes Handicap Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the King George V Stakes over the last 20 renewals with both Charlie Appleby and Ralph Beckett who have both won the race two times. Charlie Appleby winners have been with Space Age (2015) and Secret State (2022). Ralph Beckett's winners have been with Surefire (2021) and Going The Distance (2024). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the King George V Stakes, Andrew Balding has sent a total of 18 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst John Gosden has sent out 12 without a winner.

Here are some of the top King George V Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Charlie Appleby13-2-5+2.00+1.57
Ralph Beckett10-2-3+6.00+3.26
A P O'Brien22-1-6+1.00+2.07
Sir Michael Stoute17-1-4-10.50-8.49
William Haggas9-1-1+10.00+3.25
Saeed bin Suroor7-1-4-2.00+3.75
Roger Charlton5-1-1+3.00+0.38
Richard Fahey3-1-1+64.00+39.25
Owen Burrows2-1-1+11.00+6.50
Tom Dascombe2-1-1+3.00+1.50

King George V Stakes Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the King George V Stakes over the last 20 renewals is William Buick who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Space Age (2015) and Secret State (2022). Two jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the King George V Stakes, Frankie Dettori has ridden 12 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Silvestre De Sousa has ridden 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top King George V Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
William Buick13-2-7+2.00+5.57
Ryan Moore19-1-10-12.50+0.58
Joe Fanning13-1-1+0.00-4.50
Richard Kingscote10-1-2-5.00-4.00
Jim Crowley6-1-4+7.00+7.07
Andrea Atzeni6-1-1+4.00+0.63
Tom Marquand5-1-2+14.00+9.75
Seamie Heffernan3-1-1+20.00+11.75
Rossa Ryan3-1-1+7.00+3.63
Kieran Shoemark3-1-2+5.00+5.63

King George V Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +69.50 is when runners had the same jockey as last time out. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a race worth £3,000 when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-57.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 18 (19,8,13) [19 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 21 (8,16,22) [19 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 8 (3,12,6) [19 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 17 (11,21,10) [17 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (12,15,3) [17 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the King George V Stakes is Sandown, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Sandown last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Haydock, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Haydock last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 341 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 12 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the King George V Stakes:

  • Dubawi (2 Wins)
  • Frankel (2 Wins)
  • Sea The Stars (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the King George V Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Dalakhani (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Rock Of Gibraltar (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Teofilo (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Australia (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Cosmic Sun in 2009, winning for Richard Fahey at odds of 66/1 under the guidance of Paul Hanagan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 4 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2025 King George V Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule for Tuesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The five-day Royal Ascot meeting kicks off on Tuesday with three Group 1 events on the seven-race card with the Queen Anne Stakes, King Charles II Stakes and St James's Palace Stakes all part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Anne Stakes
Charyn (IRE)
4yo - 100/30
Roger Varian
Silvestre De Sousa
15:05 Royal Ascot
Coventry Stakes
Rashabar (IRE)
2yo - 80/1
Brian Meehan
Billy Loughnane
15:45 Royal Ascot
King Charles III Stakes
Asfoora (AUS)
5yo - 5/1
Henry Dwyer
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
St James's Palace Stakes
Rosallion (IRE)
3yo - 5/2
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
17:05 Royal Ascot
Ascot Stakes
Pledgeofallegiance (IRE)
4yo - 20/1
Sir Mark Prescott Bt
Luke Morris
17:40 Royal Ascot
Wolferton Stakes
Israr (GB)
5yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Jim Crowley
18:15 Royal Ascot
Copper Horse Stakes
Belloccio (FR)
6yo - 4/1
W P Mullins
William Buick

Schedule for Wednesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The feature race on the second day of Royal Ascot is the Prince of Wales's Stakes, a race which carries a prize fund of £1m and is part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Mary Stakes
Leovanni (IRE)
2yo - 22/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
Queen's Vase
Illinois (IRE)
3yo - 7/4
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:45 Royal Ascot
Duke of Cambridge Stakes
Running Lion (GB)
4yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
4yo - 13/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Royal Hunt Cup
Wild Tiger (GB)
5yo - 11/2
Saeed bin Suroor
Oisin Murphy
17:40 Royal Ascot
Kensington Palace Stakes
Doha (GB)
4yo - 10/1
Ralph Beckett
Hector Crouch
18:15 Royal Ascot
Windsor Castle Stakes
Aint Nobody (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Kevin Ryan
Jamie Spencer

Schedule for Thursday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

There are a couple of decent handicaps on the third day of Royal Ascot, the highlight of the day though is the Ascot Gold Cup, a Group 1 marathon for the flat runners.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Norfolk Stakes
Shareholder (USA)
2yo - 12/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
King George V Stakes
Going The Distance (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
Ralph Beckett
Rossa Ryan
15:45 Royal Ascot
Ribblesdale Stakes
Port Fairy (IRE)
3yo - 12/1
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
16:25 Royal Ascot
Ascot Gold Cup
Kyprios (IRE)
6yo - 11/10
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Britannia Stakes
Mickley (IRE)
3yo - 15/2
Edward Bethell
Callum Rodriguez
17:40 Royal Ascot
Hampton Court Stakes
Jayarebe (FR)
3yo - 7/1
Brian Meehan
Sean Levey
18:15 Royal Ascot
Buckingham Palace Stakes
English Oak (GB)
4yo - 100/30
Ed Walker
James Doyle

Schedule for Friday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

A couple of British Champions Series races on the Friday at Royal Ascot, the Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs and then the Coronation Stakes over just shy of a mile.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Albany Stakes
Fairy Godmother (IRE)
2yo - 15/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Commonwealth Cup
Inisherin (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Kevin Ryan
Tom Eaves
15:45 Royal Ascot
Coronation Stakes
Porta Fortuna (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
Tom Marquand
16:25 Royal Ascot
Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
Crystal Black (IRE)
6yo - 11/1
Gerard Keane
Colin Keane
17:05 Royal Ascot
Sandringham Stakes
Soprano (IRE)
3yo - 14/1
George Boughey
Billy Loughnane
17:40 Royal Ascot
King Edward VII Stakes
Calandagan (IRE)
3yo - 11/2
F-H Graffard
Stephane Pasquier
18:15 Royal Ascot
Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes
Pilgrim (GB)
3yo - 18/1
David & Nicola Barron
Joe Fanning

Schedule for Saturday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The final day of Royal Ascot is all about the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, a Group 1 race run over six furlongs which is part of the British Champions Series and carries a prize fund of £1m.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Chesham Stakes
Bedtime Story (IRE)
2yo - 11/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Hardwicke Stakes
Isle Of Jura (GB)
4yo - 16/1
George Scott
Callum Shepherd
15:45 Royal Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes
Khaadem (IRE)
8yo - 14/1
Charles Hills
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Jersey Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Richard Hannon
James Doyle
17:05 Royal Ascot
Wokingham Stakes
Unequal Love (GB)
4yo - 12/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
17:40 Royal Ascot
Golden Gates Stakes
Hand Of God (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Harry Charlton
William Buick
18:15 Royal Ascot
Queen Alexandra Stakes
Uxmal (IRE)
5yo - 2/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Dylan Browne McMonagle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this King George V Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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