The 2016 RJ Peters Stakes is a Group 3 race held annually at Ascot Racecourse in Perth during November.
It takes place as part of the Perth summer racing carnival and is run over a trip of 1500m. The race is a quality handicap and worth $150,000 to the winners. It is run alongside the WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m).
The RJ Peters Stakes is a solid race in its own right but also acts as crucial lead up to the Group 1 Railway Stakes held at Ascot a week later over a mile.
Much like the Railway is the logical follow on from here, before this event the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes is the best lead in.
For those capable of getting up in distance even further the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic could be a target over 1800m in December.
This race tends to be dominated by West Australian talent although occasionally an east coast raider may use it to get accustomed to Ascot before the Group 1.
Some top quality horses have won here including Vows in 1992, Jacks Or Better in 1997 and Northerly in 2000.
More recent RJ Peters Stakes winners include Modem in 2003, Elliotto in 2009, God Has Spoken in 2010 and Westriver Kevydonn in 2011.
2016 RJ Peters Stakes Field
The RJ Peters Stakes field attracts horses from mainly local stables. However, there are some eastern horses that come across and include a run in the RJ Peters Stakes field as part of a wider western campaign. Usually, the RJ Peters Stakes field features some quality horses who have performed well at higher levels of racing.
The 2016 RJ Peters Stakes field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2211146×11||HEART STARTER||Grant & Alana Williams||Glenn Smith||2||59kg||95|
|2||313111×504||VENGABUS||Simon A Miller||Peter Knuckey||7||58kg||93|
|3||1x2131x724||IDEAL IMAGE||G Durrant & J Miller||Joseph Azzopardi||9||57.5kg||92|
|4||x111422x76||NEVERLAND||Grant & Alana Williams||Peter Hall||4||57.5kg||92|
|5||65322404×3||RESPONDENT||Fred Kersley||Brad Parnham||1||57kg||91|
|6||2x1311x282||GREAT SHOT||Rhys Radford||Craig Staples||10||56kg||89|
|7||x573214617||STOCKS||Sean Casey||Jake Casey (a)||6||56kg||89|
|8||211x3244x0||TESTAMEZZO||Daniel Pearce||Jarrad Noske||11||56kg||89|
|9||6740×79600||BASS STRAIT (NZ)||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||3||55kg||84|
|10||12x311x221||SCALES OF JUSTICE||Lindsey Smith||Paul Harvey||8||55kg||84|
|11||2531222×85||SHOWY CHLOE||Jason Pateman||Patrick Carbery||5||55kg||80|
2016 RJ Peters Stakes Nominations
The RJ Peters Stakes nominations are usually populated by horses from Perth stables, and sometimes from nearby country trainers. It’s usually pretty easy to spot the likely contenders among the RJ Peters Stakes nominations, particularly those which are clearly intending on stepping up in class later in the season.
The 2015 RJ Peters Stakes nominations will be provided below.
RJ Peters Stakes Results
RJ Peters Stakes winners, place getters and winning times since 2000 are displayed below.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Scales of Justice||2 Bass Strait||3 Ideal Image||1:28.5|
|2015||1 Hazzabeel||2 Battle Hero||3 Tower of Lonhro||1:29.3|
|2014||1 Bass Strait||2 Respondent||3 Trading Day||1:30.8|
|2013||1 Kerrific||2 Elite Belle||3 Rohan||1:29.3|
|2012||1 Maschino||2 Niblick||3 McScar||1:28.6|
|2011||1 Westriver Kevydonn||2 Tranquility||3 Grey Monarch||1:28.9|
|2010||1 God Has Spoken||2 Ranger||3 Impressive Jeuney||1:28.6|
|2009||1 Elliotto||2 Colour Correct||3 Grand Nirvana||1:28.6|
|2008||1 Famous Roman||2 Gilded Venom||3 Pillar Of Hercules||1:26.3|
|2007||1 El Presidente||2 Glory Hunter||3 Royal Lott||1:29.9|
|2006||1 Always A Devil||2 Kia Ora Miss||3 Sir Chalmers||1:29.0|
|2005||1 Rescuer||2 Manjar||3 Free At Last||1:27.7|
|2004||1 Finito||2 Crown Prosecutor||3 Stockie’s Yarn||1:28.9|
|2003||1 Modem||2 Mogul||3 Kensyl Bay||1:37.0|
|2002||1 Kensyl Bay||2 Old Fashion||3 Tumeric||1:28.9|
|2001||1 Old Fashion||2 Old Comrade||3 Papillion||1:29.8|
|2000||1 Northerly||2 Special Jester||3 Merry Minka||1:28.8|