Adrian Knox Stakes

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Adrian Knox Stakes

Date: Saturday 4th April 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies – Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000
2014 Winner: Arabian Gold

The Adrian Knox Stakes is a popular quality handicap race held in April every year at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in New South Wales. The Group 3 race is exclusive to 3 year old fillies and is run over a relatively longer distance of 2000M. The prize money on offer in this race goes up to $200,000. The Adrian Knox Stakes showcased brilliant racing last year as it has always done in the better part of its decorated history.

Royal Decent was the proud winner of the 2013 title with express power and unimpeachable coming through to finish second and third respectively. The Adrian Knox Stakes will feature along the big money Group 1 Doncaster Handicap on the first day of championship races that are part of the new and revamped Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Winners in the race also get an exemption from ballot in the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks which comes a week later and the Adrian Knox Stakes is seen as the perfect build up for 3 year olds looking to do well in the ATC Oaks.

In recent years a number of quality fillies have managed to claim the Adrian Knox Stakes and the ATC Australian Oaks double. Last year Royal Decent scored an impressive win in the Adrian Knox Stakes before completing a breathtaking finish in the ATC Oaks to claim the double. Other horses that have also done this before include Wild Iris back in 2004, Rena’s Lady in 2007 and Republic Lass in 2002.

The Group 3 Frank Packer Plate that comes at the last day of the Sydney Autumn is an ideal progression event for the Adrian Knox Stakes. The race is always a perfect venue for talented horses to kick start their careers on a good note. Other notable winners of the Adrian Knox Stakes title in recent years include Crafty Irna in 2011 and Full of Spirit in 2012.

Adrian Knox Stakes Results

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Arabian Gold Missvinn Lady Cumquat 2:11.9
2013 Royal Descent Express Power Unimpeachable 2:04.0
2012 Full Of Spirit Plumm Secret Liaison 2:03.1
2011 Crafty Irna Raspberries Becerra 2:04.6
2010 Speedy Natalie Status Quo Spinnawitch
2009 Miss Darcey Above Perfection Nothin’ Leica Cat 2:04.0
2008 Raise Dandee Topwin Hey Pretty Katie 2:08.8
2007 Rena’s Lady Perfect Drop Upper Echelon 2:09.9
2006 Operetta Lass Anapine Alberghetti 2:03.9
2005 Don’t Tell Clang Ponte Piccolo Clevedon 2:07.6
2004 Wild Iris Revolutions Saporito 2:07.5
2003 Crianca Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Flidais 2:03.7
2002 Republic Lass Factional Moonflute 2:03.6
2001 Lady Mulan Calm Smytzer Life is Beautiful 2:05.8
2000 Dottoressa Avilde Kirkstall Lane 2:05.4
1999 Starry Way Carmelina La Moulin 2:05.3
1998 Star Alight Lahar Novanediym 2:08.4
1997 Sybeel Danceabeel Inshallah 2:02.9
1996 Eureka Jewel Usha Ester Kelly 2:04.7
1995 Circles Of Gold Staying Alive Lament 2:07.7
1994 Seto Flowerian Booked Oaks Day 2:09.0
1993 Lady Agnes Filament Astrolarb 2:04.5
1992 Alma Mater Many Hands Kalamarco 2:06.2
1991 Lee’s Bid Marinella Holyport Lass 2:05.9
1990 Dual Treasures Hysterical Aretha 2:08.1
1989 Chaleyer Bay Tree Sober Dancer 2:04.6
1988 Lady Liberty Bravery Palace Revolt 2:07.8