The 2017 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).
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.
|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|