Premiere Stakes

  • Date: Saturday October 1, 2016
  • Racecourse: Royal Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Premiere Stakes News

Takedown arrives safely in Hong Kong for International Sprint

Takedown arrives safely in Hong Kong for International Sprint

Australia’s latest Group 1 winner Takedown has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint 1200m at Sha Tin on December 11.

Takedown, above, has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Takedown flew out of Melbourne …

The 2016 Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 race held in Sydney as part of the Spring Carnival at Royal Randwick Racecourse. A sprint over 1200m, the Premiere Stakes is worth $200,000 and run under weight-for-age conditions.

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The race was previously held in early August, and then on Gloaming Stakes Day, but moved to Epsom Handicap Day to complement a bumper all black-type race program. The date change has altered the usual lead up events that were usually associated with the Premiere Stakes but races such as the Group 3 Missile Stakes or Group 2 Warwick Stakes should attract a similar pool of horses.

The Premiere Stakes shares a race program with five other group events, the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, Group 1 The Metropolitan, Group 1 Flight Stakes, Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes and Group 3 Craven Plate.

Some excellent horses have competed in the Premiere Stakes and the date change should only add to the popularity of the event.

Kingston Town has to be one of the best ever champions of the Premiere Stakes when he won back in 1981.

Emancipation claimed the 1983 event while Joanne went back to back in 1991 / 1992.

Mr. Innocent was the next to claim two in a row with wins in 1999 and 2000.

More recently Triple Honour was crowned 2008 champion and in 2009 there was an unprecedented dead heat with Mentality and Kroner.

2010 champion Hot Danish captivated the crowds with a victory in what ultimately proved to be her final season before contracting a lethal leg infection.

2016 Premiere Stakes Field

The Premiere Stakes field customarily contains a number of top runners. The Premiere Stakes field is a target for plenty of weight-for-age sprinters and forms an integral part of the spring campaign for many horses. The 2016 Premiere Stakes field was released on Wednesday, September 28th and published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 264x321x24 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 1 58.5kg 110
2 1x130x154x OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 12 58.5kg 108
3 354094×236 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Jason Collett 13 58.5kg 106
4 7x243120x1 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Blake Shinn 2 58.5kg 106
5 x63512832x AMOVATIO Chris Waller Craig Williams 15 58.5kg 105
6 61x0007x83 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Jay Ford 7 58.5kg 104
7 23121x377x GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg 104
8 62x70x7187 SMART VOLATILITY John Sargent Tye Angland 6 58.5kg 104
9 3415370×58 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Ms Kathy O’Hara 8 58.5kg 101
10 5829x1391x HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Con Karakatsanis Ms Samantha Clenton (a) 5 58.5kg 101
11 x0130x10x3 KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 4 58.5kg 101
12 45x111x13 SOUTHERN LEGEND Les Bridge Tim Clark 14 58.5kg 96
13 126x1631x5 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 11 56.5kg 110
14 x52311118x DANISH TWIST Kris Lees James McDonald 9 56.5kg 102

2016 Premiere Stakes Nominations

The Premiere Stakes nominations usually list a fair number of talented sprinters. A lot of decent horses enter the Premiere Stakes nominations in an endeavour to get in a 1200m race against solid competition. The 2016 Premiere Stakes nominations will be released on Monday, September 28th and published here.

Premiere Stakes Results

Premiere Stakes winners and placegetters since 2000 with winning times are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Terravista 2 Rebel Dane 3 That’s A Good Idea 1:09.1
2014 1 Famous Seamus 2 Charlie Boy 3 Wouldn’t It Be Nice 1:09.9
2013 1 Arinosa 2 Dystopia 3 Famous Seamus 1:09.4
2012 1 Red Tracer 2 Satin Shoes 3 Emotional Circus 1:09.7
2011 1 Neeson 2 Hurtle Myrtle 3 Love Conquers All 1:10.2
2010 1 Hot Danish 2 Trader 3 Cardinal Virtue 1:09.8
2009 1 =1 Mentality 2 =1 Kroner 3 Phelan Ready 1:10.4
2008 1 Triple Honour 2 Captain Bax 3 Reigning to Win 1:10.1
2007 1 German Chocolate 2 Solo Flyer 3 Fashions Afield 1:09.9
2006 1 Paratroopers 2 Imana 3 Johan’S Toy 1:10.3
2005 1 Shania Dane 2 Dance Hero 3 Spark Of Life 1:08.8
2004 1 Spark Of Life 2 Into The Night 3 Century Kid 1:09.8
2003 1 Thorn Park 2 Patezza 3 Excellerator 1:09.0
2002 1 Century Kid 2 Ancient Song 3 Shogun Lodge 1:09.4
2001 1 On Type 2 Padstow 3 Century Kid 1:10.3
2000 1 Mr. Innocent 2 Celestial Choir 3 Adam 1:09.0