King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes Preview


The King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes Meeting is the next big event taking place at Ascot Racecourse this summer. The Berkshire venue, just 29 miles outside of London, has attracted some of Europe’s leading middle distance horses for the Group One contest.

Last year the race was won by Hukum for trainer Owen Burrows. The defending champion does not have an entry this year, so there will be a new name on the trophy,

Auguste Rodin Looking for More Success Following Royal Ascot Triumph

Dual Classic winner Auguste Rodin has made an excellent start to his four-year-old campaign, as he prevailed in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. He tops the betting at 13/8 for those looking to place racing bets on the Irish horse having more success at the same course in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

As the horse race results show, Auguste Rodin dominated the 1m4f division last season. He prevailed in the Derby at Epsom and then the Irish equivalent at the Curragh. Later in the year, he had big wins against the older horses in the Irish Champion Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Turf.

The son of Deep Impact ran in the race won by Hukum in 2023 but he could only come home in 10th place. His trainer Aidan O’Brien will be expecting a much better performance from the six-time Group One winner this time around.

Luxembourg Arrives on The Back of Front Running Victory at Epsom

Former Irish Champion Stakes winner Luxembourg comes into the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes following a career-best performance in the Coronation Cup. Under the hands of Ryan Moore, the pair made all the running at Epsom to win the Group One contest on Derby Day, beating the likes of Hamish, Emily Upjohn and Feed The Flame.

Similar tactics may be used again with the five-year-old at Ascot, and if Luxembourg gets into a rhythm as he did at Epsom, he could take some pegging back by the rest of his rivals. It will be his second attempt in the race, as he was fourth on his debut in 2023.

City Of Troy the Star Three-Year-Old in The Field

After being crowned Champion Two-Year-Old last season, a lot was expected from City Of Troy in 2024. Unfortunately for his connections, he did not deliver in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on his opening appearance of the campaign. However, he bounced back in spectacular style to blow his rivals away in the Derby at Epsom.

The performance in the Derby was one of the best seen in the race for many years. It has opened a lot of doors for the Classic winner, including a shot at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November.

Should City Of Troy line up at Ascot in the prestigious middle distance race, he will be 3lb better off at the weights than the older horses in the field. He will be bidding to become only the second Derby winner in the last 23 years to win the race as a three-year-old.

The King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes takes place on Saturday, 27th of July, and tickets remain available for the fixture through Ascot Racecourse’s official website.