The Queen's Vase is a 3 year old group 3 race run over 2 miles during the Royal Ascot meeting.
The race was first run in 1838 as the Gold Cup Vase, changing to the present name in 1960. The race was open to 3 year olds and upwards between 1840 and 1986. It was downgraded to a Listed race in 1986 but returned to Group 3 status in 1991.
Until 2004 the race was run over a distance of 2 miles 45 yards. In 2005 it was run at York Racecourse over exactly
2 miles and this distance was retained when the race returned to Ascot in 2006.