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Missile Stakes

The 2018 Missile Stakes is a Group 2 race that takes place at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney during August each year. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Missile Stakes is worth $175,000 in prize money and is run over a distance of 1,200 metres. The Missile Stakes is the first Group race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival each year.

The Missile Stakes was first run in 1978 when it was won by a horse named Idol. The race has been run at both Randwick Racecourse and Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Over the years, three horses have won the Missile Stakes on two consecutive occasions, including Campaign King (1987-88), Joanne (1991-92) and Klokka (1993-94).

Horses that run in the Missile Stakes are often having their first-up run after spelling over the winter. In some cases, Missile Stakes runners may have come off a successful winter campaign. These horses may have the advantage against some of their less fit opposition. Horses that perform well in the Missile Stakes will often go on to compete in races such as the Group 2 Warwick Stakes or the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes later in the spring.

Notable winners of the Missile Stakes include Commands (1999), Lonhro (2002), Pompeii (2003), Dance Hero (2005), German Chocolate (2007) and Love Conquers All (2010).

2018 Missile Stakes Field

The 2018 Missile Stakes field can be found below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 50100x1x0x MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Hugh Bowman 7 58.5kg 111
2 320x11130x KEMENTARI James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 58.5kg 109
3 510x23723x SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 6 58.5kg 106
4 37x121122x PIERATA Gregory Hickman James McDonald 8 58.5kg 105
5 34430×5104 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Tye Angland 3 58.5kg 104
6 1x1x31117x LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 10 58.5kg 103
7 400x78056x TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 9 58.5kg 103
8 01Dx0230x9 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 5 58.5kg 101
9 1x10x1085x SHE WILL REIGN Gary Portelli Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 108
10 5278x1327x EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2 56.5kg 103

2018 Missile Stakes Nominations

The Missile stakes list of nominations can be found below.

Missile Stakes Past Winners & Results

Here you will find a comprehensive list of results for the Missile Stakes since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Invincible Gem 2 Le Romain 3 The Monstar  1:11.8
2016 1 Tycoon Tara 2 Rebel Dane 3 Mount Nebo  1:15.6
2015 1 Burbero 2 Weary 3 Temple Of Boom  1:09.1
2014 1 Sweet Idea 2 Messene 3 Rebel Dane  1:09.4
2013 1 Rain Affair 2 Mic Mac 3 Title  1:10.8
2012 1 Pinwheel 2 Centennial Park 3 Rolling Pin  1:09.7
2011 1 Rain Affair 2 Winter King 3 Pinwheel  1:10.7
2010 1 Love Conquers All 2 Danleigh 3 Sniper’s Bullet  1:12.4
2009 1 Teasing 2 Gold Trail 3 Typhoon Zed  1:04.4
2008 1 Captain Bax 2 Typhoon Zed 3 Interfere  1:05.4
2007 1 German Chocolate 2 La Montagna 3 Vionneto  1:04.6
2006 1 Imprisoned 2 Crimson Reign 3 Mac’s Tune  1:06.3
2005 1 Dance Hero 2 Snippetson 3 Spark Of Life  1:02.8
2004 1 Spark Of Life 2 Into The Night 3 Dane Shadow  1:02.8
2003 1 Pompeii 2 Academe 3 Our Egyptian Raine  1:03.7
2002 1 Lonhro 2 Ancient Song 3 Notoire  1:03.5
2001 1 Sportsbrat 2 Air She Goes 3 Lonhro  1:06.7
2000 1 Padstow 2 Wynciti 3 Celestial Choir  1:03.8

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