The Premiere Stakes

The Premiere Stakes

The Premiere Stakes

Date: Saturday 3rd October 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000
2014 Winner: Arinosa

The Premiere Stakes is one of the major Group 2 sprint races in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The event is run over a distance of 1200M and is a great weight-for-age race for talented horses from across the country. The Premiere Stakes is held yearly in October at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse in New South Wales. The race premiered for the first time in the Spring Carnival back in 2012 and the inaugural event was won by The Red Tracer after outclassing a field of great horses to clinch the first slot. Coming in second and third respectively was Satin Shoes and Emotional Circus.

In 2013, Arinosa was in hand to claim the spoils in the race with Dystopia and Famous Seamus coming in second and third respectively. Following a change in programming in the Spring Carnival, the Premiere Stakes was moved from August to October and will feature on the same day as the Group 1 Epsom Handicap and other great Group 1 races. Although in recent years the race has not attracted the sprint superstars, the event tends to assemble some exciting raw talent.

A number of great horses have graced the Premiere Stakes. Some notable names include talented mare Hot Danish back in 2010, Spark of Life in 2004, and The Triple Honor in 2008. In addition to this, last year Dystopia finished second in the race on course towards victory in the Begonia Belle Stakes held as part of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The race is seen by many horse trainers and owners as the perfect build up for the Melbourne Spring carnival. Horses that compete and perform well in the Group 3 Missile Stakes or the Group 2 Warwick Stakes can consider taking part in the Premiere Stakes as the ideal progression. In its third year now, The Premiere Stakes is expected to continue growing into one of the major races in Australian horse racing.

Premiere Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Famous Seamus Charlie Boy Wouldnt It Be Nice 1:09.8
2013 Arinosa Dystopia Famous Seamus 1:09.37
2012 Red Tracer Satin Shoes Emotional Circus 1:09.6
2011 Neeson Hurtle Myrtle Love Conquers All 1:10.2
2010 Hot Danish Trader Cardinal Virtue 1:09.8
2009 =1 Mentality =1 Kroner Phelan Ready 1:10.4
2008 Triple Honour Captain Bax Reigning to Win 1:10.1
2007 German Chocolate Solo Flyer Fashions Afield 1:09.9
2006 Paratroopers Imana Johan’S Toy 1:10.3
2005 Shania Dane Dance Hero Spark Of Life 1:08.8
2004 Spark Of Life Into The Night Century Kid 1:09.8
2003 Thorn Park Patezza Excellerator 1:09.0
2002 Century Kid Ancient Song Shogun Lodge 1:09.4
2001 On Type Padstow Century Kid 1:10.3
2000 Mr. Innocent Celestial Choir Adam 1:09.0
1999 Mr. Innocent Padstow Pimpala Prince 1:10.4
1998 Masked Party Mr. Victory Catalan Opening 1:11.9
1997 King Ivor Unison Flak Jacket 1:10.3
1996 Legal Agent Moss Rocket Peruzzi 1:09.5
1995 Light Up The World My Diamond Rouge Flitter 1:09.0
1994 Stormy Regent Big Dreams Keltrice 1:10.3
1993 Klokka Flitter All Our Mob 1:10.8
1992 Joanne Hula Grey Spanish Mix 1:10.0
1991 Joanne Dr. Grace Ice Cream Sundae 1:09.3
1990 Integra Wong St. Jude 1:12.1
1989 High Regard Temple Front From The Planet 1:11.0
1988 Sky Chase Groucho Wong 1:09.4
1988 Natski Zamakima Copatonic 2:41.8
1987 Campaign King Plum Shore Targlish 1:13.5
1986 Imperial Baron Drawn Riverdale 1:12.8
1985 Avon Angel Vari’S Ace Indian Raj 1:10.9
1984 March Magic Real Dream So Good 1:11.4
1983 Emancipation Flash Doll C’Est Si Bon 1:11.2
1982 Latin Saint Razor Sharp Vivacite 1:10.6
1981 Kingston Town More Mink Prince Ruling 1:11.3
1980 Silver Wraith Dream Mascot Rodeo Drive 1:10.5
1979 Salaam Mighty Kingdom Captees 1:11.1
1978 Monakea Blockbuster Bernard 1:14.8
1977 Makara Regalis Princess Talaria 1:12.0
1976 Purple Patch Gloomy Isle Willowy 1:12.7
1975 Go Mod Zambari Grey Owl 1:19.5