Windsor Course Guide

Windsor hosts racing throughout the summer, the majority of which takes place during their regular Monday evening meetings. Run in May, the Listed Royal Windsor Stakes is the Berkshire track’s first big race of the year.

The Listed Leisure Stakes ran over six furlongs for horses age three and older, has been used in the past as a prep-race for horses targeting the big midsummer sprints at Ascot and Newmarket and has been won in recent years by Tropics (2015), Markab (2012), Bated Breath (2011) and JJ The Jet Plane (2009).

Later on in the summer Windsor stages the Midsummer Stakes, a Listed contest run over a mile and open to three-year-olds and older and, over August Bank Holiday weekend, the Group Three Winter Hill Stakes. The contest is run over twelve furlongs and features some useful horses on its past winners list, not least 2015 winner Al Kazeem.

Flat Racing

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A figure of eight shape, twelve and a half furlongs in extent. Races around a mile and a half see both left and right-handed turns, but in races below that distance, only right-handed turns are met. Though perfectly flat throughout, the track is sharp in character. However due to the length of the run-in (nearly five furlongs), galloping sorts aren't inconvenienced. When the going is very testing fields tend to track across to the far side, although it is a greater factor at sprint trips. Those drawn high are favoured otherwise at five and six furlongs.

Windsor’s bottom turn has been christened ‘carnage corner’ and you can get into all sorts of trouble if the one in front slows down there, causing a concertina effect. It’s a sharp right-hander and if you employ different tactics, kicking-on on a front-runner there, you can really get those behind you at it, especially anybody caught wide. You need a balanced horses at Windsor, even though the course is flat, and a ballsy ride can pay dividends, because a path can often open up late-on on the stands’ rail.

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Replays & Results

15:55 Inspire Racing Club Handicap

(Class 5) (6f 12y)
Royal blue, maroon sash and star on cap (David Little The Links Partnership)
  • Winner: Sir Roderic
  • Jockey: G Mosse
  • Trainer: B R Millman
  • Owner: David Little The Links Partnership

16:25 Inspire Racing Club British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Div 1)

(Class 4) (6f 12y)
Dark blue, white star, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, white cap (Racegoers Club Owners Group)
  • Winner: Golden Force
  • Jockey: A Kirby
  • Trainer: C G Cox
  • Owner: Racegoers Club Owners Group

16:55 Inspire Racing Club British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Div 2)

(Class 4) (6f 12y)
Yellow, pink star and star on cap (Mr Charlie Rosier & Mrs Julia Rosier)
  • Winner: Dirty Rascal
  • Jockey: Tom Marquand
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Mr Charlie Rosier & Mrs Julia Rosier

17:30 Nursery

(Class 5) (1m 31y)
Purple, maroon cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star (Mr Michael Cohen & Mr Adam Victor)
  • Winner: Rollicking
  • Jockey: Oisin Murphy
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Mr Michael Cohen & Mr Adam Victor

18:00 Handicap

(Class 4) (5f 21y)
Maroon, beige stars, maroon sleeves and cap (J Nicholls, J Moorhouse & J Kinning)
  • Winner: Iconic Knight
  • Jockey: Oisin Murphy
  • Trainer: Ed Walker
  • Owner: J Nicholls, J Moorhouse & J Kinning

18:30 Inspire Race Day Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 2f)
Dark blue, light blue epaulets, dark blue and orange striped sleeves, orange cap (Hants And Herts)
  • Winner: Perfect Refuge
  • Jockey: Hector Crouch
  • Trainer: C G Cox
  • Owner: Hants And Herts

19:00 Inspire Racing Free Race Day Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 3f 99y)
Dark blue, red chevron, armlets and diamond on cap (Mr Nigel Morris)
  • Winner: Lissitzky
  • Jockey: Oisin Murphy
  • Trainer: A M Balding
  • Owner: Mr Nigel Morris

19:30 Free Race Day Inspire Racing Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 3f 99y)
Emerald green, pink chevron (Mr Des Thurlby)
  • Winner: Pentland Hills
  • Jockey: James Doyle
  • Trainer: C F Wall
  • Owner: Mr Des Thurlby
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