The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes
Group 1, Ascot 15:45
£1,000,000 guaranteed,
4yo plus,
6f, Class 1     
Saturday 22nd June 2024


1 Khaadem 14/1
2 Swingalong 14/1
3 Mill Stream 9/2
13 ran NR: Kinross Distances: ½l, 1¼l, 1l
Time: 1m 12.25s (fast by 0.05s)

Khaadem etched his name further into the history books, becoming the first eight-year-old to triumph and the first back-to-back winner since Right Boy in 1958/59.

Trained by Charlie Hills, Khaadem returned at odds of 14/1, having been the longest-priced winner in modern times last year when scoring at 80/1 under Jamie Spencer.

Ridden today by Oisin Murphy, Khaadem was again delivered late to deny Swingalong by half a length, with Mill Stream a length and a quarter further back in third. The 3/1 favourite Believing finished fourth. 

Khaadem carries the colours of Fitri Hay, who was also represented by the Hills-trained Mitbaahy. He finished seventh of the 13 runners under Spencer.

Hills said: “What a horse, to win two of these races, plus a Palace House, Stewards' Cup, King George at Goodwood. He is a very good horse.

"He got a fantastic ride there off the pace and he never looked like he was going to get beat; he travelled beautifully through the race. He loves the place and it’s the first time he’s had the ground, pretty much since he ran here last time. I think fast ground is key to him. He had a lovely pitch, they went a good strong pace in front, but he just travels so well. He’s such a versatile horse; he was making the running over five furlongs two years ago. I just really felt there’s a different trajectory to running like a good horse over six, and it seems to have suited him very well.

“He’s a wonderful horse - you just wouldn’t know! He’s got a huge amount of ability, but he’s different [at home] one day to the next. One day he’ll pick up the bridle and you think he’s Nijinksy, the next you think he’s like a plater. He knows more about the game than any of us, I think. He’s a hugely talented horse and has been an absolute pleasure to train.

“It’s easy to say after the event, but I’d say that last year’s race was probably more competitive than this one. I thought he always looked like he was the winner. He’s had so many top jockeys on him over the years – Ryan Moore’s won on him, James Doyle, Jamie Spencer, William Buick. They’ve all sat on him over the years and now another one in Oisin.”


Murphy said: “What an amazing horse; eight years of age and back-to-back wins in the race – an incredible training performance from Charlie Hills and his team. Wonderful.

"I thought for the majority of the last two furlongs, he would win, and I was able to enjoy it a little bit. There was a lot of speed on, particularly after a furlong. When it began to slow down late on he came alive. I just wanted to copy Jamie Spencer from last year!”

He added: “I didn’t expect the race to happen how it did as I jumped better than he normally gets away. There were four of us in a line and none of us intended laying up with the front group. There was a bit of a scrum and the group to our right was five lengths in front of us. Fortunately, I didn’t rush up to them because there was no pressure, and as they slowed down, I crept… Listen, the horse loves Ascot and he was well-prepared. It was a pretty easy ride.”

Dr Jim Hay said: “Khaadem never gives up. He doesn’t know he’s eight years old. He thinks he’s three, or two or something, and he just keeps going. He loves this ground, he loves Ascot and he just goes. Last year I couldn’t believe he was 80/1 – I just thought that was the most stupid odds I’d ever seen in my life. Today I think he was 14/1; still quite long odds for a horse of his ability. You cannot underestimate him. To have a horse running here is a huge privilege; to have a horse winning here is unbelievable.”


Karl Burke said of Swingalong: “We are delighted with the run. I am gutted to be beaten, but she’s run her heart out and I can’t complain. We thought we had it a furlong out. She loves this track, it plays to her strengths. She is in at Newmarket [July Cup]. I am not sure that track plays to her strengths, but it might be a case where we have to go as she was kept in training to run in these Group Ones, and to try and win one. I thought we had pulled it off there!”

Clifford Lee added: “Swingalong ran a fantastic race. Ideally, I could have held onto her a few more strides, but she’s run a great race and we are delighted with that run.”

Mill Stream’s trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam said: “We are very pleased with that. It is his best run to date to be fair. William said it was a good run, a fair run, and it is his best to date, so we can’t complain. We will head to Deauville for the Prix Maurice de Gheest.”

Cleeve Racing £10 trial

QEII Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)
(British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge)
£1,000,000 guaranteed, 4yo+, 6f, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Good to Firm

1 (12)    Khaadem 8 9-5 Charles Hills Oisin Murphy 14/1
2 (3)
½ Swingalong 4 9-2 K R Burke Clifford Lee 14/1
3 (8)
Mill Stream 4 9-5 Jane Chapple-Hyam William Buick 9/2
4 (5)
1 Believing 4 9-2 George Boughey Daniel Tudhope 3/1F
5 (6)
Vadream 6 9-2 Charlie Fellowes Kieran Shoemark 100/1
6 (14)
nk The Wizard Of Eye 5 9-5 Charlie Fellowes Ryan Moore 11/1
7 (1)
hd Mitbaahy 5 9-5 Charles Hills Jamie Spencer 9/1
8 (2)
½ Shartash 4 9-5 Archie Watson James Doyle 13/2
9 (11)
¾ Shouldvebeenaring 4 9-5 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 14/1
10 (10)
hd Washington Heights 4 9-5 Kevin Ryan Tom Eaves 12/1
11 (9)
nk Quinault 4 9-5 Stuart Williams Richard Kingscote 22/1
12 (7)
nk Art Power 7 9-5 Tim Easterby David Allan 10/1
13 (4)
Jumby 6 9-5 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 66/1
NR 4 (13) Kinross 7 9-5 Ralph Beckett NON RUNNER


Past Results

2023-WINNER-KHAADEM Mrs Fitri Hay Charles Hills Jamie Spencer 7 9-05 80/1

2022-WINNER-NAVAL CROWN Godolphin Charlie Appleby James Doyle 4 9-05 33/1

2021-WINNER-DREAM OF DREAMS Mr Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 7 9-03 3/1F

2020-WINNER-HELLO YOUMZAIN Kevin Ryan Kevin Stott Haras d’Etreham & Cambridge Stud 4-9-03 4/1

2019-WINNER-BLUE POINT Charlie Appleby James Doyle Godolphin 5-9-03 6/4F

2018-WINNER-MERCHANT NAVY Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Mechant Navy Synd/Smith/Magnier/Tabor 4-9-03 4/1

2017-WINNER-THE TIN MAN 5-9-03 Owner-Fred Archer Racing – Ormonde; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-
2ND-Tasleet 4-9-03 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-William Haggas; Jockey-Jim Crowley; SP-7/1
3RD-Limato 5-9-03 Owner-Paul Jacobs; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-2/1 Fav
19 ran; Time-1m 12.02s; Dist-nk, ¾

2016-WINNER-TWILIGHT SON 4-9-03 Owner-Godfrey Wilson & Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-7/2
2ND-Gold-Fun 7-9-03 Owner-Sutong Pan; Trainer-Richard Gibson HK; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-7/1
3RD-Signs Of Blessing 5-9-03; Owner-I Corbani/Pandora Racing/A Mouknass; Trainer-Francois Rohaut FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP- 25/1
9 ran; Time-1m 13.44s; Dist-nk, sh 3/1 Fav Magical Memory (4th)

2015-WINNER-UNDRAFTED 5-9-03 Owner-Wes Welker & Sol Kumin; Trainer-Wesley Ward USA; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP- 14/1
2ND-Brazen Beau 3-9-03 Owner-On Track Racing; Trainer-Chris Waller AUS; Jockey-Craig Williams; SP-7/2 Jt Fav
3RD-Astaire 4-9-03 Owner-Angie Bailey; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-25/1
15 ran; Time-1m 12.69s; Dist-1⁄2, 13⁄4 7/2 Jt Fav Mustajeeb (5th)

2014-WINNER-SLADE POWER 5-9-04 Owner-Sabena Power; Trainer-Edward Lynam IRE; Jockey-Wayne Lordan; SP-7/2F
2ND-Due Diligence 3-8-11 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magner; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-5/1
3RD-Aljamaaheer 5-9-04 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-Roger Varian; Jockey-Paul Hanagan; SP-4/1
14 ran; Time-1m 12.40s; Dist-1½; hd

2013-WINNER-LETHAL FORCE 4-9-04 Owner-Alan Craddock; Trainer-Clive Cox; Jockey-Adam Kirby; SP-11/1
2ND-Society Rock 6-9-04 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-4/1 Fav
3RD-Krypton Factor 5-9-04 Owner-Fawzi Abdulla Nass; Trainer-Fawzi Nass BAH; Jockey-Luke Morris; SP-25/1
18 ran; Time-1m 13.36s; Dist-2, 1¾

2012-WINNER-BLACK CAVIAR 6-9-01 Owner-G J Wilkie, Mrs K J Wilkie et al; Trainer-Peter Moody AUS; Jockey-Luke Nolen; SP-1/6
2ND-Moonlight Cloud 4-9-01 Owner-George Strawbridge; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Thierry Jarnet; SP-5/1
3RD-Restiadargent 3-8-08 Owner-Guy Pariente; Trainer-Alex Pantall FR; Jockey-Maxime Guyon; SP-40/1
14 ran; Time-1m 14.10s; Dist-hd, nk

2011-WINNER-SOCIETY ROCK 4-9-04 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Pat Cosgrave; SP-25/1
2ND-Monsieur Chevalier 4-9-04 Owner-Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-25/1
3RD-Star Witness 4-9-04 Owner-Widden Stud; Trainer-Danny O’Brien AUS; Jockey-Steven Arnold; SP-4/1
16 ran; Time-1m 17.22s; Dist-½, 1¼ 3/1 Fav Bewitched (14th)

2010-WINNER-STARSPANGLEDBANNER 4-9-04 Owner-Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Ms Massey; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien
IRE; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-13/2 Jt Fav
2ND Society Rock 3-8-11 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Pat Cosgrave; SP-50/1
3RD Kinsale King 5-9-04 Owner-Sheehy LLC; Trainer-Carl O’Callaghan USA; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-8/1
24 ran; Time-1m 12.57s; Dist-1¾, hd 13/2 Jt Fav Fleeting Spirit (4th)

2009-WINNER-ART CONNOISSEUR 3-8-11 Owner-Richard Green; Trainer-Michael Bell; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-20/1
2ND-Cannonball 4-9-04 Owner-Ken & Sarah Ramsey; Trainer-Wesley Ward USA; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-11/1
3RD-Lesson In Humility 4-9-01 Owner-Michael Nelmes-Crocker; Trainer-Karl Burke; Jockey-Andrew Elliott; SP-33/1
14 ran; Time-1m 14.90s; Dist-nk, 2½ 5/2 Fav J J The Jet Plane (4th)

2008-WINNER-KINGSGATE NATIVE 3-8-11 Owner-John Mayne; Trainer-John Best; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-33/1
2ND-War Artist 5-9-04 Owner-Vintage Thoroughbreds; Trainer-James Eustace; Jockey-Kerrin McEvoy; SP-8/1
3RD-Sir Gerry 3-8-11 Owner-Mrs Gerry Galligan; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-20/1
17 ran, Time-1m 13.33s, Dist-1¼, ¾ 4/1 Fav Takeover Target (4th)

2007-WINNER-SOLDIER’S TALE 6-9-04 Owner-Budget Stable; Trainer-Jeremy Noseda; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-9/1
2ND-Takeover Target 8-9-04 Owner-Joe & Ben Janiak; Trainer-Joe Janiak AUS; Jockey-Jay Ford; SP-8/1
3RD-Asset 4-9-04 Owner-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXVI; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-14/1
21 ran, Time-1m 14.51s, Dist-hd, ½ 2/1 Fav Miss Andretti (15th)

2006-WINNER-LES ARCS 6-9-04 Owner-Willie McKay; Trainer-Tim Pitt; Jockey-John Egan; SP-33/1
2ND-Balthazaar’s Gift 3-8-11 Owner-Ryder Racing Ltd; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-50/1
3RD-Takeover Target 7-9-04 Owner-Joe & Ben Janiak; Trainer-Joe Janiak AUS; Jockey-Jay Ford; SP-7/2 Fav
18 ran, Time-1m 13.12s, Dist-nk, 2

2005-WINNER-CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 7-9-04 Owner-Exors of the late R Carstairs; Trainer-David Oughton HK;
Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-6/1
2ND-Galeota 3-8-11 Owner-John Lazzari; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-15/2
3RD-Balmont 4-9-04 Owner-Sanford Robertson & Hatta Bloodstock; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-9/2 Fav
15 ran, Time-1m 8.58s Dist-hd, 1½ (run at York)

2004-WINNER-FAYR JAG 5-9-04 Owner-Jonathan Gill; Trainer-Tim Easterby; Jockey-Willie Supple; SP-12/1
2ND-Crystal Castle 6-9-04 Owner-J Raw; Trainer-John Hammond FR; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-8/1
3RD-Cape Of Good Hope 6-9-04 Owner-Exors of the late R Carstairs; Trainer-David Oughton HK; Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-13/2
14 ran, Time-1m 13.35s Dist-hd, hd 100/30 Fav Avonbridge (5th)

2003-WINNER-CHOISIR 4-9-04 Owner-Terry Wallace and Partners; Trainer-Paul Perry AUS; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-13/2
2ND-Airwave 3-8-08 Owner-Henry Candy and Partners; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Dane O’Neill; SP-11/8 Fav
3RD-Baron’s Pit 3-8-11 Owner-Jeff and Kath Thomas; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-50/1
17 ran, Time-1m 12.23s Dist-½, 1

2002-WINNER-MALHUB 4-9-04 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Kevin Darley; SP-16/1
2ND-Danehurst 4-9-01 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Sir Mark Prescott; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-13/2
3RD-Three Points 5-9-04 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-4/1
12 ran, Time-1m 14.34s, Dist- 1½, ½ 3/1 Fav Johannesburg (9th)