Ajax Stakes

  • Date: Saturday March 12, 2016
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 1,500m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Ajax Stakes News

Jimmy Orman called up to ride Messene in Doomben Cup

Jimmy Orman called up to ride Messene in Doomben Cup

Brisbane’s leading apprentice Jimmy Orman has been called up to ride Messene in the Group 1 $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Apprentice Jimmy Orman will ride Messene in the Doomben Cup at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Orman will take over from Blake Shinn who rode the Team Hawkes trained …

The 2016 Ajax Stakes is a Group 2 race that takes place at Rosehill Racecourse in late March each year.

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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).

2016 Ajax Stakes Field

As soon as details are finalised, the 2016 Ajax Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x9607x3310 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 11 59kg 107
2 533x652x44 GENERALIFE John O’Shea James McDonald 5 58.5kg 106
3 11x572217x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 13 58kg 105
4 7x123121x3 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 15 57.5kg 104
5 19x87x23x6 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 14 57.5kg 104
6 27x57523x2 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Jason Collett 2 57.5kg 104
7 x10042x5x8 KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 6 57kg 103
8 2x249000x9 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 1 57kg 103
9 x000820x03 PUCCINI (NZ) Darren Weir Brett Prebble 3 55.5kg 100
10 154x11947x SADLER’S LAKE Chris Waller Tim Clark 7 55.5kg 100
11 1180×05052 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 9 55kg 99
12 0x3320099x RUDY Helen Page Thomas Huet 4 55kg 99
13 250513310x CASINO DANCER Mike Van Gestel Ms Winona Costin (a) 10 53.5kg 100
14 35649×0243 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Christian Reith 8 53.5kg 96
15 7x60x7x139 ALPHA BEAT Anthony Cummings Daniel Moor 12 53kg 86

Ajax Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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