Apollo Stakes

  • Date: Saturday February 13th, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick Racecourse
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open, Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $250,000

2016 Apollo Stakes News

Hartnell can redeem himself with Ranvet Stakes win

Hartnell can redeem himself with Ranvet Stakes win

Trainer John O’Shea’s Group 1 performer Hartnell gets the chance to redeem himself when he lines up in the Group 1 $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Hartnell, above, will get his chance to redeem himself in the Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

The ultra-consistent Hartnell produced his worst result …

The 2017 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.

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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.

2017 Apollo Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x5x211123x HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James Doyle 7 59kg 118
2 4110x4540x PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Jason Collett 8 59kg 115
3 36x561019x LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 59kg 110
4 x6x341112x LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 13 59kg 108
5 4249×23292 DIBAYANI (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Corey Brown 6 59kg 107
6 7966x5340x MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O’Shea Christian Reith 12 59kg 105
7 22x3915x0x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 14 59kg 103
8 13x882140x SACRED MASTER (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5 59kg 103
9 20x70x0592 SHIRAZ Kim Waugh Joshua Parr 9 59kg 101
10 463877031x SAVVY NATURE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 59kg 90
11 1111x1111x WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 132
12 13x850202x AMBIENCE John O’Shea Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 57kg 100
13 1x3611x92 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 53.5kg 106
14 3x6538241x LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Jay Ford 10 53.5kg 100

2017 Apollo Stakes Nominations

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 13x850202x AMBIENCE M 4 John O’Shea 100
2 4249×23292 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
3 5x13x1421x DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
4 22x3915x0x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 5 Chris Waller 103
5 1x3611x92 GLOBAL GLAMOUR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
6 33x726910x GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 109
7 x5x211123x HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 118
8 1211x1110x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
9 3x6538241x LASQUETI SPIRIT F 3 Lee Curtis 100
10 36x561019x LEEBAZ (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 110
11 x6x341112x LIBRAN (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 108
12 7966x5340x MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 7 John O’Shea 105
13 4110x4540x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 115
14 13x882140x SACRED MASTER (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 103
15 463877031x SAVVY NATURE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
16 20x70x0592 SHIRAZ G 7 Kim Waugh 101
17 1111x1111x WINX M 5 Chris Waller 132

Apollo Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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