King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. This is a race that is hosted at Ascot with the race being run over a distance of 1m4f, see which trends the past winners of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes have set for this year.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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.

2024 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Preview

Run at Ascot racecourse, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was established in 1951 and is one of Britain's most prestigious open-age flat races on the calendar. The race takes place in July of each year and is open to runners aged three years old or older and is run over one mile and four furlongs, three-year-old runners get an 11lb allowance on their older runners with fillies and mares receive a 3lb allowance and four-year-old runners from the southern hemisphere getting a 4lb allowance.

Plenty of the winners go on to succeed in top-class races, both the 2012 (Danedream) and 2013 (Novellist) winners went on to win the Grosser Preis von Baden next time out, a top-class group 1 race in Germany, and the 2015 winner (Postponed) went on to win the Prix Foy at Longchamp next time out and of course, Enable who won the race in 2017, 2019 & 2020 went on to Prix de L'arc so the future form is something to keep on eye on.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Ascot tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Ascot Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 106%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 129%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the over-round has been 115%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £115 which is bet.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 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 VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 8 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.29. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2017 renewal when Enable from John Gosden under the guidance of Frankie Dettori, won in a time of 2:36.22, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Novellist, trained by A Wohler and ridden by Johnny Murtagh set the quickest time of 2:24.60 in the 2013 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2013 - Novellist (2:24.60)
  • 2018 - Poets Word (2:25.84)
  • 2021 - Adayar (2:26.54)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Past Winners

Here are the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 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 also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:33.95
Hukum (IRE)
6yo 9-9 (4 of 10) 13/2
Jim Crowley
Owen Burrows (GB)
2022
2:29.49
Pyledriver (GB)
5yo 9-9 (4 of 6) 18/1
P J McDonald
William Muir & Chris Grassick (GB)
2021
2:26.54
Adayar (IRE)
3yo 8-10 (4 of 5) 9/4
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2020
2:28.92
Enable (GB)
6yo 9-4 (3 of 3) 4/9F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2019
2:32.42
Enable (GB)
5yo 9-4 (11 of 11) 8/15F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2018
2:25.84
Poets Word (IRE)
5yo 9-7 (8 of 7) 7/4
James Doyle
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2017
2:36.22
Enable (GB)
3yo 8-7 (7 of 10) 5/4F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2016
2:28.97
Highland Reel (IRE)
4yo 9-7 (3 of 7) 13/8F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2015
2:31.25
Postponed (IRE)
4yo 9-7 (9 of 7) 6/1
Andrea Atzeni
Luca Cumani (GB)
2014
2:28.13
Taghrooda (GB)
3yo 8-6 (7 of 8) 7/2
Paul Hanagan
John Gosden (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 13 winners with an additional 21 placings from 96 runners
  • IRE: 4 winners with an additional 4 placings from 39 runners
  • GER: 2 winners with an additional 1 placing from 4 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 2 placings from 10 runners
  • JPN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • USA: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner
  • ITY: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • ARG: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • QA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes over the last 20 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Nathaniel (2011), Taghrooda (2014) and Enable (2017, 2019 & 2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes are A P O'Brien (3 wins) and Sir Michael Stoute (3 wins).

Here are some of the top King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
John Gosden 18-5-8 -1.78 -3.83
A P O'Brien 34-3-6 -27.45 -23.44
Sir Michael Stoute 22-3-12 -11.62 -4.94
Saeed bin Suroor 8-1-3 -5.90 -4.14
William Muir & Chris Grassick 2-1-1 +17.00 +10.25
A Fabre 2-1-2 -0.17 +1.22
P Schiergen 1-1-1 +9.00 +5.40
A Wohler 1-1-1 +6.50 +3.90
Owen Burrows 1-1-1 +6.50 +3.90
Charlie Appleby 1-1-1 +2.25 +1.41

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Doyen (2004) and Enable (2017, 2019 & 2020). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes are Ryan Moore (2 wins) and William Buick (2 wins).

Here are some of the top King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 13-4-7 -5.68 -4.46
Ryan Moore 16-2-5 -10.74 -8.60
William Buick 8-2-4 +1.75 +1.29
Olivier Peslier 9-1-3 -4.00 -2.20
Jim Crowley 5-1-2 +2.50 +1.30
P J McDonald 3-1-1 +16.00 +9.25
Andrea Atzeni 3-1-1 +4.00 +1.75
James Doyle 3-1-2 -0.25 -0.06
Christophe Soumillon 2-1-1 -0.17 -0.48
Andrasch Starke 1-1-1 +9.00 +5.40

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 5, 2, 5, 4, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 3, 5, 10

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (65%) - Within the first 5 of market
  • 20 / 20 (73%) - No bigger than 18/1
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Achieved an RPR of 114+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Achieved an RPR of 117+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Made 3 - 17 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Highest Won is not G3/LST/Cl2/Cl4/Cl6
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Break of 14 - 92 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Achieved an RPR of 118+ (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Won by at least ½l (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Beaten no more -5½l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Ran over 6f - 1m1f (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Furthest Won 1m2½f - 1m6½f
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Won within last 5 starts
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Achieved a TS of 92+ (Last 5)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Not in a G3/Cl2/Cl4/Cl6 (Last Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works, No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +3.81 is when runners ran in a Class 4 on debut. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were 3rd in the betting market, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-20.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 4 (10,3) [10 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 4 (5) [6 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 4 (5) [5 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 [3 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 11 (9,4) [11 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is Ascot, there has been a total number of 8 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Sandown, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Sandown last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 15 winners from a total of 140 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 5 winners from a total of 16 runners.

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

  • Nathaniel (3 Wins)
  • Danehill (2 Wins)
  • Galileo (2 Wins)
  • Sea The Stars (2 Wins)

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, that stallion is Halling who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Pyledriver in 2022, winning for William Muir & Chris Grassick at odds of 18/1 under the guidance of P J McDonald. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 10 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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