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Apollo Stakes

The 2018 Apollo Stakes is a Group 2 contest hosted by Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney annually during the Sydney autumn carnival. The race is scheduled for late in February and is constrained by weight for age rules.

The Apollo Stakes is run over a course of 1400m and on offer is a very healthy quarter of a million dollars.

Being a weight for age race the Apollo Stakes attracts a good field of well performed runners and has proved to be quite a difficult race to win.

The 1400m is also an interesting distance pushing the short sprinters to their limits and just nudging into the territory of the genuine milers.

Horse may use the Apollo Stakes on their way to greater glory with the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes held only a couple of weeks later at Warwick Farm Racecourse.

Before the Apollo Stakes an event such as the Group 2 Expressway Stakes may be a handy one to use as form guide.

As mentioned earlier there is a nice line-up on the winners list of the Apollo Stakes with some of Australia’s best ever.

Triscay won this race back in 1991 while Naturalism got the job done in 1993.

Juggler went two in a row in 1996 / 1997, something repeated by the champion Sunline in 2000 and 2001.

After that came the likes of Ha Ha in 2002 and Lohnro in 2003.

The fastest time belongs to the 2005 champion Grand Armee, just short of breaking a minute 21.

The class of recent winners hasn’t let up either with Tuesday Joy, Danleigh and Melito filling the top spot from 2009 to 2011.

2018 Apollo Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x80222511x CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Tim Clark 2 59kg 109
2 x6202720x2 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1 59kg 107
3 15x0x360x3 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 3 59kg 104
4 212411x13x STAMPEDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 9 59kg 103
5 126x69650x INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 7 59kg 102
6 5338x1160x COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Jason Collett 8 59kg 101
7 5x31x1x311 LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham 6 59kg 96
8 1302x19x64 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King (a) 4 57kg 107
9 1213×3 ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 5 55.5kg 88

2018 Apollo Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1213×3 ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker 88
2 x22115x112 ALOT LIKE HOME G 4 Steven Fell 71
3 311743x BERDIBEK (FR) G 4 John O’Shea 82
4 x80222511x CLASSIC UNIFORM G 5 Gary Moore 109
5 5338x1160x COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller 101
6 11x214119x DEPLOY G 5 Gerald Ryan 109
7 15x0x360x3 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 104
8 1302x19x64 GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
9 126x69650x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
10 5x31x1x311 LANCIATO (NZ) G 5 Mark Newnham 96
11 x6202720x2 PRIZED ICON H 4 Kris Lees 107
12 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 110
13 112×12 SIEGE OF QUEBEC C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82
14 212411x13x STAMPEDE H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103

Apollo Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Apollo Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Endless Drama 2 Global Glamour 3 Comin’ Through 1:22.46
2017 1 Winx 2 Hartnell 3 Endless Drama 1:22.57
2016 1 Winx 2 Solicit 3 Hauraki 1:22.03
2015 1 Contributer 2 Ninth Legion 3 Weary 1:22.00
2014 1 Appearance 2 Speediness 3 Moriarty 1:21.97
2013 1 Alma’s Fury 2 Tougher Than Ever 3 Danleigh 1:27.32
2012 1 Rain Affair 2 Shoot Out 3 Danleigh 1:22.3
2011 1 Melito 2 Hot Danish 3 Centennial Park 1:22.2
2010 1 Danleigh 2 Rangirangdoo 3 Palacio De Cristal 1:22.9
2009 1 Tuesday Joy 2 Hurried Choice 3 Gallant Tess 1:25.7
2008 1 Racing To Win 2 Tuesday Joy 3 Falaise 1:24.3
2007 1 Desert War 2 Mentality 3 Eremein 1:22.2
2006 1 Ike’s Dream 2 Shania Dane 3 Desert War 1:22.2
2005 1 Grand Armee 2 Court’s In Session 3 Desert War 1:21.1
2004 1 Private Steer 2 Excellerator 3 Zanna 1:23.5
2003 1 Lonhro 2 Hoeberg 3 Carael Boy 1:22.5
2002 1 Ha Ha 2 El Mirada 3 Tie The Knot 1:23.1
2001 1 Sunline 2 Celestial Choir 3 Referral 1:25.5
2000 1 Sunline 2 Adam 3 Hire 1:27.7

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