- Date: Saturday March 12, 2016
- Racecourse: Rosehill
- Race Distance: 1,500m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap
- Prize Money: $175,000
2016 Ajax Stakes News
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The 2016 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).
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.
|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|