Feature Races

Passenger wins the Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes

Winter Hill & August Stakes 

Taking place on Saturday 24th August, the Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes and Listed August Stakes are the most prestigious races within Royal Windsor's programme and deliver top-class performances year-on-year. 

The Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes is run over 1m2f and is worth £70k total prize money, a £10k increase on 2023's prize pot. Recent winners of the race include multiple Group 1 winner Al Kazeem and the back-to-back winner for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Fabricate. 2023's renewal saw Passenger take the win by a short head from West Wind Blows, who has subsequently placed second in two Group 1 races in Australia.

Sir Michael Stoute is the winning-most trainer of the Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes, winning the last 3 renewals, taking Stoute's victories to 9 in total. Frankie Dettori has held the winning-most jockey title since 2013, with a total of 5 wins since 1996. 

The August Stakes was upgraded to a Listed race in 2004 and is run over 1m3f with a total prize pot of £55k. Previous winners of the race have gone on to Group success including Godolphin's Beautiful Romance, 2021 winner Teona who went on to win the Group 1 Prix Vermeille, and 2018's Desert Encounter who went on to Grade 1 success in Canada and took the Group 3 Winter Hill the following year.  

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Fitzdares Sprint Series

2024 sees the return of the ultra-competitive Fitzdares Sprint Series, with 10 qualifiers for the valuable £75k Final on the 8th August throughout the summer.

The 10 Qualifiers range from Class 2s worth £30,000 to Class 4s worth £10,800 and are run over both 5f and 6f:

13/05 - Class 3 - 6f12y - 4yo+ - £18,400

20/05 - Class 3 - 5f21y - 4yo+ - £10,800

03/06 - Class 3 - 6f12y - 3yo - £18,400 

10/06 - Class 2 - 5f21y - 3yo+ - £30,000

17/06 - Class 3 - 6f12y - 4yo+ - £18,400

The remaining 5 qualifying races are to be programmed shortly in PB3.

Spirit Dancer

Racing League

The team competition heads to Windsor in 2024 - Thursday 15th August

What is the Racing League? 

7 teams compete 42 races over 6 meetings for over £2m prize money in the summer. 

Each team enter two runners per race in 7 races per meeting. Races are run over the following distances: 5f, 6f, 1m, 1m2f and 1m3f.

Class/rating bands for 2024 are yet to be confirmed.

Find out more about Racing League here.

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BHA Developmental Races - Snuggle

High-Value Maiden/Novice Races:

4 Novice/Maiden Development Races will take place in 2024 with a minimum value of £30,000 for Class 2 races:

20/05 - £40,000 British EBF Restricted Maiden (Class 2) 6f, 2yo 

20/05 - £40,000 Darley Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (Class 2) 1m, 3yo

29/06 - £40,000 British EBF Novice Stakes (Class 2) 1m, 3yo+ 

02/09 - £30,000 British EBF Restricted Novice Stakes (Class 2) 1m, 2yo