The 2019 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.
2019 Apollo Stakes Field & Barriers
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2x1213x75x||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Sam Clipperton||1||59kg||118|
|2||14656x641x||PATRICK ERIN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Sam Weatherley||4||59kg||106|
|3||22x332222x||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||5||59kg||103|
|4||8x260408x1||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||6||59kg||102|
|5||x111x1111x||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||57kg||132|
|6||0121x6138x||UNFORGOTTEN||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||8||57kg||109|
|7||521x53330x||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Brenton Advulla||7||57kg||107|
|8||768x83002x||ALOISIA (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Tim Clark||2||57kg||105|
2019 Apollo Stakes Nominations
Apollo Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Apollo Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2019||1 Winx||2 Happy Clapper||3 Egg Tart||1:20.88|
|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|