Grand Prix Stakes

  • Date: Saturday May 28, 2016
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 2200m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $150,000

The 2016 Grand Prix Stakes is a Group 3 race held during the Brisbane Winter Carnival at Doomben Racecourse in Queensland. It is a middle distance contest and run over a trip of 2200m under set weight conditions.

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The race carries a price tag of $150,000 and is specifically for three year olds.

The Grand Prix Stakes is run on the Doomben 10,000 card, one of the biggest days the venue has every year.

The race is building a long history and has provided plenty of highlights since inauguration in 1974.

It’s the direct lead up event for horses tackling the Queensland Derby which is run over 2400m at Eagle Farm later in the carnival.

Despite being the perfect tune up before that race only half Hennessy in 2003 and Ice Chariot in 2006 have completed the double in the last decade.

That said Kutchinsky came close when running second after winning this race in 2010.

Many horses will travel up from Sydney and Melbourne for the Grand Prix Stakes as well as a huge contingent of horses form across South East Queensland.

Previous winners include Conair in 1999, Distinctly Secret in 2002, Sirmione in 2007 and Turnitup in 2011.

2016 Grand Prix Stakes Field

The 2016 Grand Prix Stakes field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3322121111 HOWARD BE THY NAME Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 10 57kg 100
2 3534x31x12 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 9 57kg 85
3 32×0240208 I’M BELUCCI Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 11 57kg 73
4 141011 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 3 57kg 88
5 4144×16213 UNBREAKABLE John O’Shea James McDonald 14 57kg 78
6 314×292021 ENCOSTA LINE Chris Waller Rory Hutchings (a) 13 57kg 75
7 0074×74344 RED ALTO Paul Banks Ryan Wiggins 5 57kg
8 458111×284 EAGLE WAY Bryan Guy Paul Hammersley 6 57kg 73
9 59×4141389 MULTIFACETS (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 57kg 76
10 x11218x513 BRAZEN David Vandyke Zac Purton 7 57kg 77
11 352×14117 ESCHIELE John O’Shea Damian Browne 12 57kg 73
12 1352×14422 SNAPPER ROCKS Bryan Guy Jeff Lloyd 1 57kg 62
13 2321×51090 LAST TYPHOON Robert Smerdon Glen Colless 2 57kg 65
14 5×251 HARVARD (NZ) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 4 57kg 63

Grand Prix Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Mackintosh 2 Eagle Way 3 Howard Be Thy Name  2:16.4
2015 1 Upham 2 Undoutable Heart 3 Master Of Arts  2:04.6
2014 1 Vilanova 2 Pinstripe Lane 3 Rudy  2:14.5
2013 1 Hawkspur 2 Rhythm To Spare 3 Honorius  2:16.3
2012 1 Brambles 2 Vatuvei 3 Red Shift  2:16.1
2011 1 Turnitup 2 Mr Light Blue 3 Alma’s Fury  2:18.0
2010 1 Kutchinsky 2 The Hombre 3 Landlord  2:17.0
2009 1 Saint Minerva 2 Markus Maximus 3 The Grogoch  2:19.4
2008 1 Bell Academy 2 Teary Eyed 3 Petushki  2:14.9
2007 1 Sirmione 2 My Centurion 3 Currigee  2:10.3
2006 1 Ice Chariot 2 Kincharm 3 Just Grand  2:10.5
2005 1 Spuruson 2 Willy Leica 3 Atapi  2:07.6
2004 1 Reclaim 2 Dodgem 3 Russian Pearl  2:08.9
2003 1 Half Hennessy 2 General Minolta 3 Mahtoum  2:11.4
2002 1 Distinctly Secret 2 Cassimir 3 Arlington Road  2:11.7
2001 1 Reenact 2 Air War 3 Feed The Meter  2:14.6
2000 1 Make Mine Magic 2 Freemason 3 Fairway  2:14.6