- Date: Saturday March 22, 2014
- Racecourse: Rosehill
- Race Distance: 2,000m
- Conditions: Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $400,000
The 2014 Ranvet Stakes is a Group 1 race that is run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in March each year. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Ranvet Stakes is run over a distance of 2,000 metres and is worth $400,000 in prize money. Horses that win the Ranvet Stakes gain automatic entry into the Group 1 The BMW, being exempt from the ballot. The Ranvet Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic for fillies and mares, Group 2 Reisling Slipper Trial, Group 2 Todman Slipper Trial, Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes and Group 2 Canterbury Stakes.
The first Ranvet Stakes was run in 1903 when it was won by a horse named Great Scot. The race began as a nine furlong race (1800m) and decreased in distance again in 1963 to 7 furlongs and 110 yards (1500m). In 1973 the race was increased to 1,750 metres to coincide with the introduction of the metric system into Australia. The Ranvet Stakes was altered to today’s distance of 2,000 metres in 1979, but was run over 1,900 metres for one year in 2008 when it was held at Canterbury Racecourse. The Ranvet Stakes was initially a Principal race, but was given Group 1 status in 1980.
Horses that run in the Ranvet Stakes have often come via races such as the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes. Tie The Knot (2000-01),Grand Armee (2005) and Thesio (2010) have all won the Chipping Norton Stakes and Ranvet Stakes double. Because of the ballot exemption from The BMW acquired by the Ranvet Stakes winner each year, it is often the option successful horses will take. Eremein (2006) and Tuesday Joy (2008) have both won the Ranvet Stakes and The BMW double.
Notable horses to have won the Ranvet Stakes include Poseidon (1908), Nightmarch (1930), Peter Pan (1935), Tulloch (1958), Wenona Girl (1961, 64), Sky High (1962-63), Gunsynd (1971, 73), Better Loosen Up (1990), Super Impose (1991) and Zavite (2011).
Past Winners & Results
Below you will find a list of winners and results for the Ranvet Stakes since 2000.
|2012||1 Manighar||2 Rangirangdoo||3 Shoot Out||2:04.7|
|2011||1 Zavite||2 Descarado||3 Hawk Island||2:05.5|
|2010||1 Theseo||2 Rangirangdoo||3 Speed Gifted||2:02.3|
|2009||1 Thesio||2 Viewed||3 Moatize||2:04.4|
|2008||1 Tuesday Joy||2 Princess Coup||3 Desert War||1:55.4|
|2007||1 Desert War||2 Confectioner||3 Rallings||2:01.9|
|2006||1 Eremein||2 Our Smoking Joe||3 Desert War||2:05.9|
|2005||1 Grand Armee||2 Vouvray||3 Hugs Dancer||2:00.9|
|2004||1 Sound Action||2 Ambulance||3 Makybe Diva||2:03.2|
|2003||1 Republic Lass||2 Northerly||3 Freemason||2:01.0|
|2002||1 Universal Prince||2 Dress Circle||3 Freemason||2:05.0|
|2001||1 Tie The Knot||2 Hill Of Grace||3 Giovana||2:02.9|
|2000||1 Tie The Knot||2 Arena||3 Showella||2:05.9|