The Prince Of Wales Stakes is a Group 3 weight-for-age race held annually in October at Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia during the Perth summer racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Prince Of Wales Stakes was won by Flirtini from Misty Metal with Stageman third.
|Date:||Saturday 2nd November 2019|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
The Prince Of Wales Stakes is the first weight-for-age race of the new season in Perth and is held on the same day as the Group 1 WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Melbourne.
A more than handy field of local gallopers will generally contest this race and the better class gallopers have a clear advantage under the weight-for-age scale.
The genuine WFA gallopers may go on may go on to tackle a race like the weight-for-age Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes the following month at Ascot and Idyllic Prince (2009) was the last horse to claim the Prince Of Wales Stakes & Lee Steere Stakes double. In recent times Luke's Luck (2nd in 2012), Waratah's Secret (2011) & For Your Eyes Only (3rd in 2010) all managed to run placings in both races.
Others may head to a race like the Gr3 Colonel Reeves Stakes on WA Champion Fillies Stakes Day and Durendal (4th in 2018) managed to win that race after running fourth in this event.
Dainty Tess (2017-2018) won the Listed Crawford Stakes over 1000m at Ascot before winning this event in successive years for trainer Daniel Morton. Recent Prince Of Wales Stakes winners include Rock Magic (2016) and Akhedasset (2015).
1. $3.60 Flirtini 56.5 Paul Harvey
2. $3.60 Misty Metal 56.5 Troy Turner
3. $6.00 Stageman 58.5 William Pike
4. $3.50 Valour Road 58.5 Chris Parnham
5. $41.00 Electric Light 56.5 Ms Jade McNaught
6. $31.00 Durendal 58.5 Jarrad Noske
7. $31.00 Battle Hero 58.5 Brad Parnham
8. $16.00 Rebel King 58.5 Mitchell Pateman
9. $31.00 State Solicitor 58.5 Peter Hall
10. $151.00 Copper Fury 56.5 Andrew Castle
Margins: 0.99 len, 0.4 len
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|2018||Dainty Tess||Lockroy||Profit Street||0:58.1|
|2017||Dainty Tess||Profit Street||Dream Lifter||0:58.5|
|2016||Rock Magic||Smoko||Battle Hero||0:58.6|
|2012||Power Princess||Luke's Luck||Playing God||1:09.9|
|2011||Waratah's Secret||Grand Nirvana||King Kool Kat||1:10.3|
|2010||Waratah's Secret||Idyllic Prince||For Your Eyes Only||1:09.1|
|2009||Idyllic Prince||West River Charley||Spirited One||1:08.8|
|2008||Dark Target||Royal Lott||Idyllic Prince||1:08.7|
|2007||Idyllic Prince||Grasspatch Girl||Stormed Out||1:10.6|
|2006||Real Mak||Yaya Lad||Wynyard Hall||1:08.9|
|2005||Miss Andretti||Star Laser||Electic||1:08.2|
|2003||Kaprats||Dead Eye Dick||Hot Shot Brother||1:10.9|
|2001||Secret Remedy||Old Comrade||Mystery Command||1:09.4|
|2000||Secret Remedy||Metal Master||Surrender To Me||1:10.5|
|1999||Corporate Gun||Rory's Ratio||Springtime Gold||1:10.0|
|1997||Willoughby||Double Blue||Forge On||1:10.4|
|1996||Century Blazer||Jacks Or Better||Go The Grey||1:09.8|
|1995||Century Blazer||Jacks Or Better||Sir Tinka||1:10.1|
|1994||Jacks Or Better||Bold Extreme||Petite Amour||1:09.2|
|1993||Daring Hombre||Pago Escort||So Dashing||1:10.1|
|1992||Pago's King||Star Pet||Doctor Golly||1:10.8|
|1991||M'Lady's Jewel||Island Gossip||Caliway||1:11.1|
|1990||Mister Till||Island Gossip||Medicine Kid||1:10.7|
|1989||Carry A Smile||Belele||Jevtello||1:09.1|