The 2017 Victory Stakes, also known as the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes, is held in late April / early May every year at Brisbane’s premier racecourse facility, Eagle Farm. It is a Group 2 weight-for-age event that signals the beginning of Group racing action during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
The Victory Stakes (Sir Byrne Hart Stakes) is run over a 1200m trip and worth $200,000 in prize money. The field is made up of mostly local horses however interstate horses can often use this as a lead up event for the Group 1 BTC Cup later in the month.
Swiss Ace claimed a famous double in this race winning the 2008 and 2009 events in an almost identical time. In the 2009 race he beat the Group 1 winning Sniper’s Bullet, one of the biggest names to ever contest the event.
After the 2008 success Swiss Ace went to the BTC Cup where he ran a game third. The 2007 champion Mitanni had the same result.
Albert the Fat finished third in the 2010 race and is the last Sir Byrne Hart Stakes starter to go on and win the BTC Cup.
The Victory Stakes is traditionally the first Group 2 event of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
It is a key lead-up race for the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m), Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).
2017 Victory Stakes Field
The 2017 Victory Stakes is available here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||0x112516x8||TAKEDOWN||Gary Moore||Tim Clark||5||58.5kg||111|
|2||1x1210x150||MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Jeff Lloyd||7||58.5kg||112|
|3||5x4062538x||HOPFGARTEN||Robert Heathcote||Ronnie Stewart||4||58.5kg||104|
|4||x1153429x6||SONY LEGEND||Brian Smith||Paul Hammersley||2||58.5kg||87.5|
|5||05x953717x||GOOD STANDING||James Cummings||Mark Zahra||3||56.5kg||91|
|6||2741x4300x||MISS COVER GIRL||Kelly Schweida||Damian Browne||1||56.5kg||102|
|7||1211x11x1||TUMBLER||Barry Lockwood||Brad Pengelly||6||56.5kg||89|
2017 Victory Stakes Nominations
Below is the nominations list for the 2017 Victory Stakes
Victory Stakes Winners & Results
Below you will find the most recent winners and place getters for the Victory Stakes, also known as the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes.
|2016||1 Fell Swoop||2 Didntcostalot||3 Artlee||1:09.0|
|2015||1 Srikandi||2 Ball Of Muscle||3 Dances On Stars||1:09.6|
|2014||1 Temple Of Boom||2 Spirit Of Boom||3 Snitzerland||1:09.0|
|2013||1 Buffering||2 Spirit Of Boom||3 Albrecht||1:08.5|
|2012||1 n/a||2 n/a||3 n/a||Race not held|
|2011||1 Buffering||2 Atomic Force||3 Azzaland||1:13.05|
|2010||1 Ghetto Blaster||2 The Jackal||3 Albert The Fat||1:09.6|
|2009||1 Swiss Ace||2 Sniper’s Bullet||3 Red Element||1:09.7|
|2008||1 Swiss Ace||2 Atapi||3 Dance The Waves||1:09.8|
|2007||1 Mitanni||2 Anwaar||3 Tellem||1:09.7|
|2006||1 All Bar One||2 Falaise||3 Impaler||1:08.5|
|2005||1 Wager||2 Deuxieme||3 Dezigna||1:21.9|
|2004||1 Only Words||2 Our Egyptian Raine||3 Defier||1:25.8|
|2003||1 Tit For Taat||2 Scenic Peak||3 Mr Bureaucrat||1:21.5|
|2002||1 Mr Bureaucrat||2 Salgado||3 Faiza||1:23.3|
|2001||1 Make Mine Magic||2 Play Station||3 Camarena||1:20.8|
|2000||1 Cheiron||2 Narwong||3 City Fair||1:22.8|