Ajax Stakes

  • Date: Saturday March 11, 2017
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 1,500m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Ajax Stakes News

It’s Somewhat On Doomben Cup Path After Ajax Stakes Win

It’s Somewhat On Doomben Cup Path After Ajax Stakes Win

It’s Somewhat will follow a path towards the 2017 Doomben Cup after he recorded a narrow victory in the 2017 Ajax Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

It’s Somewhat gave the Godolphin team a double at Rosehill Gardens on Coolmore Classic Day. Photo by: Steve Hart

It’s Somewhat paraded with plenty of condition and looked …

The 2017 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).

2017 Ajax Stakes Field

As soon as details are finalised, the 2017 Ajax Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1653x4313x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea William Buick 1 59kg 108
2 3x00352x02 AROD (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 11 58.5kg 107
3 11x1110x87 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3 58.5kg 107
4 x561019x77 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 12 58.5kg 107
5 249×232924 DIBAYANI (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 2 58kg 106
6 x1290x1211 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Glyn Schofield 7 56kg 102
7 1x1782x163 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli Sam Clipperton 10 55kg 100
8 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Tim Clark 6 53.5kg 97
9 9x6781040x SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees Andrew Adkins (a) 5 53kg 91
10 110x7111x6 NEW TIPPERARY Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 8 53kg 88
11 14x120143x FLOODLIGHT (USA) John O’Shea Jay Ford 9 53kg 84
12 1182×53 NO DOUBT Anthony & Edward Cummings Daniel Moor 4 53kg 68

Ajax Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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