2009 Royal Ascot Day One Results
The 2009 Royal Ascot meeting gets underway today with five days of glorious racing action ahead of us it is set to be one of the most exciting weeks of the year for sports fans. We have all the results from Day 1 right here on this page including the feature race of the day, The St James Palace Stakes, so be sure to check back here for all your 2009 Royal Ascot Results.
The Queen Anne Stakes
Tuesday 16 June - 2.30 PM. Distance: 1m. Official Going: Good to Firm
|1st||Paco Boy||10/3||R Hughes||R Hannon|
|2nd||Cesare||11/1||J Murtagh||R Hannon|
|3rd||Aqlaam||10/1||R Hills||W Haggas|
It was Paco Boy who claimed the first race of Royal Ascot 2009 in fine style as he pulled away from the field. It was the worlds top rated horse Gladiatorus who set the pace but he faded badly as Paco Boy cruised passed him.
The King's Stand Stakes
Tuesday 16 June - 3.05 PM. Distance: 5f. Official Going: Good to Firm
|1st||Scenic Blast (AUS)||11/4F||S Arnold||D Morton|
|2nd||Fleeting Spirit||7/2||R Moore||J Noseda|
|3rd||Anglezarke||33/1||D Allan||T Easterby|
Australian Sprint star Scenic Blast attacked late down the outside and despite a good late run from Fleeting Spirit he came home a comfortable winner.
The St James's Palace Stakes
Tuesday 16 June - 3.45 PM . Distance: 1m. Official Going: Good to Firm
|1st||Mastercraftsman||5/6F||J Murtagh||A O'Brien|
|2nd||Delegator||4/1||J Fortune||B Meehan|
|3rd||Lord Shanakill||20/1||J Crowley||K Burke|
It was a straight shoot out between the winner and favourite Mastercraftsman and Delegator as they went toe-to-toe in a sprint finish which saw Mastercraftsman win by a neck.
The Coventry Stakes
Tuesday 16 June - 4.20 PM. Distance: 6f. Official Going: Good to Firm
|1st||Canford Cliffs||7/4F||R Hughes||R Hannon|
|2nd||Xtension||20/1||A Kirby||C Cox|
This race was all about Canford Cliffs who stormed away from the field to win by 6 lengths and he is no doubt one to watch in future years.
The Ascot Stakes
Tuesday 16 June - 4.55 PM. Distance: 2m 4f. Official Going: Good to Firm
|1st||Judgethemoment||13/2||R Hughes||P Chapple-Hyam|
|2nd||Sesenta||10/1||J Heffernan||W Mullins|
|3rd||Royal Rationale||20/1||S Sanders||D Pipe|
|4th||Gala Evening||20/1||A Kirby||J Old|
This marathon race was won by Judgethemoment who stayed on really well despite a strong challenge from Sesenta and Royal Rationale.
The Windsor Castle Stakes
Tuesday 16 June - 5.30 PM. Distance: 5f. Official Going: Good to Firm
|1st||Strike The Tiger||33/1||J Velazquez||W Ward|
|2nd||Fratellino||33/1||R Winston||A McCabe|
|3rd||Di Stefano||25/1||D Holland||M Channon|
The Windsor Castle was an exciting race with the American horse Strike The Tiger claiming the victory as a 33/1 outsider with Di Stefano finishing like a steam train.