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Ajax Stakes

The 2018 Ajax Stakes is a Group 2 race that takes place at Rosehill Racecourse in late March each year.

Run over a distance of 1,500 metres, the Ajax Stakes is run as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Ajax Stakes is run under quality handicap conditions and is worth $175,000 in prize money. The race is named after champion horse Ajax, who won the Cox Plate in 1938.

The Ajax Stakes was first run in 1985 when it was won by a horse called Royal Troubador. The race was originally run as a Group 3 race, however, was upgraded to Group 2 status in 2006.

The Ajax Stakes is held on Rosehill Guineas Day in Sydney and shares its day with the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas, Group 2 Magic Night Stakes, Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes and Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes.

Notable winners of the Ajax Stakes include Catalan Opening (1996-1997), Confiscate (1998-1999), Grand Armee (2003), All Silent (2008) and Cat’s Pyjamas (2011).

2018 Ajax Stakes Field

As soon as details are finalised, the 2018 Ajax Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 202720×242 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 6 58kg 107
2 x22226230x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller 4 56.5kg 104
3 338x1160x3 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller 2 56kg 103
4 95x84730x7 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller 10 55.5kg 102
5 11x21113x6 INTERLOCUTER (USA) James Cummings Tye Angland 8 55kg 101
6 712111×420 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 54.5kg 100
7 6113315111 CELLARMAN Chris Waller 7 53kg 97
8 22x253920x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller 5 53kg 96
9 x661x025x2 RADIPOLE (IRE) Michael Moroney Corey Brown 1 53kg 95
10 017128×653 KINGSGUARD (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 9 53kg 89

Ajax Stakes Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of Ajax Stakes winners and results since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Comin’ Through 2 Tom Melbourne 3 Radipole  1:28.52
2017 1 It’s Somewhat 2 New Tipperary 3 Testashadow  1:31.04
2016 1 It’s Somewhat 2 Excess Knowledge 3 Dances On Stars  1:28.16
2015 1 First Seal 2 Supara 3 Slightly Sweet  1:28.9
2014 1 Messene 2 Weary 3 Malavio  1:28.1
2013 1 Havana Rey 2 Riva De Lago 3 Monton  1:30.4
2012 1 Niagara 2 Star of Octagonal 3 Alma’s Fury  1:28.8
2011 1 Pureness 2 Mentality 3 Lebrechaun  1:30.4
2010 1 Brilliant Light 2 Centennial Park 3 Mentality  1:28.5
2009 1 Soho Flyer 2 Marching 3 Chasm  1:28.7
2008 1 All Silent 2 Friday Creek 3 Bobadah  1:29.2
2007 1 High Cee 2 Danleigh 3 The Free Stater  1:29.7
2006 1 Malcolm 2 Lantwin 3 Utzon  1:28.7
2005 1 River To The Sea 2 Daniel’s The Man 3 This Manshood  1:27.8
2004 1 True Glo 2 Gordo 3 So Assertive  1:28.7
2003 1 Grand Armee 2 Lord Essex 3 Carael Boy  1:28.4
2002 1 Mowerman 2 Make Me A Miracle 3 Gordo  1:27.9
2001 1 Galiano 2 Palladium Star 3 Emission  1:27.7
2000 1 Normal Practice 2 Beauchamp 3 Old Man  1:28.4

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