Windsor Castle Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

Updated: 1453 Horse Racing

We look at the Windsor Castle Stakes ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 5f 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 Windsor Castle Stakes.

Windsor Castle Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)
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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 Windsor Castle Stakes Preview

The Windsor Castle Stakes is run as part of the Royal Ascot festival which takes place in June, the race is open to only two-year-old runners and is run over a straight five furlongs.

All runners run off a weight of 9-3 except for fillies who receive a five-pound allowance meaning they run off 8-12.

Windsor Castle Stakes Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Royal Ascot tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? 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 Windsor Castle Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 112%. The race in 2018 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 146%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Windsor Castle Stakes, the over-round has been 130%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £130 which is bet.

Windsor Castle 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 Windsor Castle Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 5 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +1.90. Ahead of the 2025 Windsor Castle Stakes why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2019 renewal when Southern Hills from A P O'Brien under the guidance of Ryan Moore, won in a time of 1:03.05, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Titus Alone, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by Kevin Darley set the quickest time of 57.40 in the 2005 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Windsor Castle Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Titus Alone (57.40) in 2005
  2. Hootenanny (59.05) in 2014
  3. Sound And Silence (59.20) in 2017

Windsor Castle Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Windsor Castle 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 Windsor Castle Stakes and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
59.32
Aint Nobody (IRE)
2yo 9-5 (27 of 27) 5/1
Jamie Spencer
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2023
59.91
Big Evs (IRE)
2yo 9-5 (19 of 23) 20/1
Jason Hart
Michael Appleby (GB)
2022
1:00.33
Little Big Bear (IRE)
2yo 9-5 (2 of 24) 6/5F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2021
59.78
Chipotle (GB)
2yo 9-3 (1 of 27) 22/1
Charles Bishop
Eve Johnson Houghton (GB)
2020
1:00.04
Tactical (GB)
2yo 9-3 (20 of 18) 7/2F
James Doyle
Andrew Balding (GB)
2019
1:03.05
Southern Hills (IRE)
2yo 9-3 (24 of 21) 7/1
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2018
1:00.25
Soldiers Call (GB)
2yo 9-3 (22 of 28) 12/1
Daniel Tudhope
Archie Watson (GB)
2017
59.20
Sound And Silence (GB)
2yo 9-3 (12 of 22) 16/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2016
1:02.56
Ardad (IRE)
2yo 9-3 (1 of 22) 20/1
Robert Havlin
John Gosden (GB)
2015
1:00.04
Washington DC (IRE)
2yo 9-3 (6 of 27) 5/1
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Windsor Castle Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 15 winners with an additional 33 placings from 362 runners
  • IRE: 3 winners with an additional 6 placings from 48 runners
  • USA: 2 winners with an additional 1 placing from 21 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 6 runners
  • NOR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Windsor Castle Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Windsor Castle Stakes over the last 20 renewals is A P O'Brien who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Washington DC (2015), Southern Hills (2019) and Little Big Bear (2022). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Windsor Castle Stakes are Wesley A Ward (2 wins) and Kevin Ryan (2 wins). Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Windsor Castle Stakes, Richard Hannon (0-14), David Evans (0-11) and Tom Dascombe (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Windsor Castle 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
A P O'Brien20-3-6-3.80-6.90
Wesley A Ward18-2-2+20.50+2.25
Kevin Ryan10-2-4+11.00+2.50
Archie Watson16-1-2-3.00-8.50
Richard Fahey15-1-3-9.50-10.30
John Best8-1-3+93.00+44.00
Andrew Balding6-1-1-1.50-3.25
Bryan Smart6-1-1-2.25-3.35
Eve Johnson Houghton5-1-1+18.00+7.00
John Gosden4-1-1+17.00+7.00

Windsor Castle Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Windsor Castle Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Washington DC (2015), Southern Hills (2019) and Little Big Bear (2022). Two jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Windsor Castle Stakes, Frankie Dettori has ridden 14 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Richard Kingscote has ridden 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Windsor Castle 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
Ryan Moore17-3-5-0.80-6.40
William Buick14-1-1+3.00-5.00
James Doyle12-1-4-7.50-7.75
Jamie Spencer9-1-3-3.00-4.50
Daniel Tudhope5-1-2+8.00+2.50
John R Velazquez4-1-1+30.00+13.50
Charles Bishop3-1-1+20.00+9.00
Jason Hart2-1-1+19.00+9.00
Declan McDonogh2-1-1+19.00+9.00
Robert Havlin1-1-1+20.00+10.00

Windsor Castle Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +34.45 is when runners had 2 season starts. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a field of 8 last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-59.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 27 (26,22) [27 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 19 (15,16) [23 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (21,9) [24 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 1 (25,3) [27 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 20 (5,10) [18 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Windsor Castle Stakes are Carlisle, Sandown and Redcar, there has been a total number of 2 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 387 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 54 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Windsor Castle Stakes, that stallion Exceed And Excel has produced 2 winners (2017,2008).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Windsor Castle Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Mehmas (0 Wins from 15 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Kheleyf (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Bungle Inthejungle (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Flashmans Papers in 2008, winning for John Best at odds of 100/1 under the guidance of Steve Drowne. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

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 Windsor Castle Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and James. 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.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
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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