- Date: Saturday April 22, 2017
- Racecourse: Morphettville
- Race Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: Open Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $120,000
The 2017 RN Irwin Stakes is a Group 3 contest held on a Monday every year during March at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide. The event is run over a trip of 1100m and worth $120,000 in prize money. The race is also run under weight for age conditions and takes place during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival.
The RN Irwin Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 2 Adelaide Cup, one of the few cup’s still run over the traditional two mile trips. It’s one of the biggest race cards all year at Morphettville.
The RN Irwin Stakes is a good event that attracts the best sprinters around in Adelaide at the time.
That said the carnival competes with the bigger races in Sydney and Melbourne and as such any travellers are likely to be under the top liners.
The races following this event can include the Group 3 DC Mackay Stakes and the big one, the Group 1 Goodwood towards the end of the carnival.
While we said top line horses don’t often travel that wasn’t the case in 2011 when Avenue won the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate before winning here.
Other champions include the mighty Street Ruffian in 1992 and Scorn Bold who won twice in 1996 and 1997.
More recently Bomber Bill won in 2003, Here De Angels in 2008 and Diplomatic Force in 2009.
2017 RN Irwin Stakes Field
The 2017 RN Irwin Stakes field will be provided below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x1212x500||ILLUSTRIOUS LAD||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||9||58.5kg||104|
|2||x232341x17||CASINO WIZARD||Lee Creek||Jason Holder||6||58.5kg||99|
|3||82020541×0||SOOBOOG||Darren Weir||John Allen||7||58.5kg||97|
|4||20117x122x||LOPE DE CAPIO||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||Damien Thornton||3||58.5kg||88|
|5||80x70x369x||ATMOSPHERICAL||Robert Smerdon||Daniel Moor||4||56.5kg||93|
|6||x1276x22x2||VIDDORA||Lloyd Kennewell||Chris Parnham||1||56.5kg||93|
|7||1110x100x4||PETITS FILOUS||Ciaron Maher||Ms Jamie Kah||5||56.5kg||90|
|8||8x979x1257||I AM GYPSY||Gordon Richards||Ryan Hurdle||8||56.5kg||89|
|9||0409×32266||CALIANCO||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||Paul Gatt||2||56.5kg||75|
2017 RN Irwin Stakes Nominations
The 2017 RN Irwin Stakes nominations are published here.
RN Irwin Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the RN Irwin Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2018||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2017||1 Viddora||2 Illustrious Lad||3 I Am Gypsy||1:03.9|
|2016||1 Nostradamus||2 I Am Gypsy||3 Runway Star||1:02.9|
|2015||1 Daytona Grey||2 Riziz||3 The Messina Nymph||1:05.0|
|2014||1 Driefontein||2 Platelet||3 Just Discreet||1:03.9|
|2013||1 Kulgrinda||2 Platelet||3 Avoid Lightning||1:03.9|
|2012||1 We’re Gonna Rock||2 First Command||3 Catapulted||1:03.6|
|2011||1 Avenue||2 Diplomatic Force||3 Morgan Dollar||1:02.5|
|2010||1 Augusta Proud||2 Commanding Hope||3 Cerberus Gal||1:04.0|
|2009||1 Diplomatic Force||2 Let Go Thommo||3 Blahnik||1:02.4|
|2008||1 Here De Angels||2 Flying Object||3 Terango||1:03.5|
|2007||1 Flying Object||2 Sipowicz||3 Mt Billy||1:03.0|
|2006||1 Leone Chiara||2 Shablec||3 Swiss Vault||1:03.6|
|2005||1 Super Elegant||2 Bomber Bill||3 Chatelaine||1:03.1|
|2004||1 Stand By Me||2 Cosmic Strike||3 Skewiff||1:03.0|
|2003||1 Bomber Bill||2 Regal Kiss||3 Crest Of Gold||1:03.1|
|2002||1 Regal Kiss||2 Suit||3 Cosmic Strike||0:56.2|
|2001||1 Stand By Me||2 Lezayre||3 Flurrys Gem||0:55.8|
|2000||1 Suit||2 My Millenium||3 Lord Kingston||1:02.7|