RA Lee Stakes

  • Date: Saturday May 21, 2016
  • Racecourse: Morphettville
  • Race Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Open, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 RA Lee Stakes News

Tonopah Beats Prince Of Penzance In RA Lee Stakes

Tonopah Beats Prince Of Penzance In RA Lee Stakes

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 wins the R A Lee Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Tonopah went into the RA Lee Stakes on the back of a narrow victory in the Drink …

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.

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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.

Year Results Winning Time
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