- Date: Saturday May 21, 2016
- Racecourse: Morphettville
- Race Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Open, Set Weight
- Prize Money: $150,000
2016 RA Lee Stakes News
Darren Weir-trained Tonopah held off fast-finishing stablemate Prince Of Penzance to record a narrow victory in the 2016 RA Lee Stakes at Morphettville this afternoon.
Tonopah went into the RA Lee Stakes on the back of a narrow victory in the Drink …
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The 2016 RA Lee Stakes is a Group 3 contest raced at Morphettville Racecourse in the South Australian capital Adelaide. It is held in late April or early May each year and is contested over a trip of 1600m.
The race has a total prize pool of $150,000 and is raced under set weight and penalty conditions.
The RA Lee Stakes is run on The Goodwood Day program, the biggest day of the Adelaide autumn racing carnival and one of the biggest days all year.
The headline act on the card is the Group 1 The Goodwood.
The RA Lee Stakes generally has a field of mainly local horses but the odd handy runner does come across from interstate.
Usually they are Melbourne horses which are fit and in form with owners looking for another race following the conclusion of the Melbourne autumn carnival.
Budriguez was exactly this type of horse and he won the 2011 RA lee Stakes after running second in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap at Caulfield.
This event also has a habit of producing back to back winners.
Blast The Glass did it in 1988 and 1989 while More Action repeated it in 1999 and 2000.
It happened again with Sylvaner in 2002 and 2003 while more recent champions include Serious Speed in 2009 and Majestic Music in 2010.
2016 RA Lee Stakes Field
Below is the field for the 2016 RA Lee Stakes.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||23x855821x||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||Darren Weir||Ms Michelle Payne||12||59kg||113|
|2||3x1112x26x||ALPINE EAGLE||Tony McEvoy||Mark Zahra||2||57.5kg||102|
|3||11x884821x||TALL SHIP (IRE)||Darren Weir||Dwayne Dunn||5||56kg||102|
|4||5400×21395||DYLANSON||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||9||56kg||96|
|5||x5079x2322||ATLANTIS DREAM (NZ)||Darren Weir||Nicholas Hall||3||55.5kg||98|
|6||9709117×09||RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||James Winks||11||55.5kg||98|
|7||333x2319x0||ALCOHOL||Richard Jolly||Jake Toeroek||4||55kg||95|
|8||5236x356x9||KINGDOMS (NZ)||Michael Hickmott||Craig Newitt||8||55kg||94|
|9||6x8541x661||TONOPAH (USA)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||1||55kg||92|
|10||2406224328||FLOW METER||John Hickmott||Steven King||10||55kg||82|
|11||1x8764x856||QADIR||David Jolly||Craig Williams||6||55kg||76|
|12||25×8566223||ROCKET COMMANDER||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||Ms Jamie Kah||7||54kg||88|
2016 RA Lee Stakes Nominations
RA Lee Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the RA Lee Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2016||1 Tonopah||2 Prince Of Penzance||3 Rocket Commander||1:39.92|
|2015||1 The Bowler||2 Excites Zelady||3 Metaphorical||1:35.96|
|2014||1 Rhythm To Spare||2 Starkiato||3 Gig||1:39.08|
|2013||1 Linton||2 Lucky Penny||3 General Peekay||1:37.37|
|2012||1 Linton||2 Hawks Bay||3 Verco Road||1:38.4|
|2011||1 Budriguez||2 Majestic Music||3 Red Colossus||1:36.4|
|2010||1 Majestic Music||2 Life To The Full||3 Tagus||1:35.2|
|2009||1 Serious Speed||2 Chasm||3 Pinnacles||1:37.8|
|2008||1 Autumn Jeuney||2 Goin To Jackson||3 Peacemaker||1:38.2|
|2007||1 Brockmans Lass||2 Red For Lou||3 Lord Of The Dance||1:36.8|
|2006||1 Lifes A Bounty||2 Smart And Mighty||3 Tawqeet||1:38.9|
|2005||1 Sassbee||2 Barabba Road||3 Merlot Now||1:35.3|
|2004||1 Fly For Me||2 Sylvaner||3 Grundys Crossing||1:37.6|
|2003||1 Sylvaner||2 None For The Road||3 Circumnavigating||1:38.1|
|2002||1 Sylvaner||2 Oliver Beer||3 Market Price||1:39.1|
|2001||1 Typhoon Barney||2 Gold Crystal||3 Roralism||1:38.3|
|2000||1 More Action||2 Burning Clay||3 Our Guided Missile||1:41.8|