First held in 1979, the Royal Sovereign Stakes was originally a Principal race which was competed over 1,200 metres, with Acamar as its inaugural winner. It quickly moved up the ranks though, not being held in 1980, it became a Group 3 race in its second run, advancing to Group 2 status in 1996.
Below is a list of the winners the Royal Sovereign Stakes has seen since 1979.
Royal Sovereign Stakes Winners
|2004||Exceed And Excel|
|1980||* race not held|