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Peter Young Stakes (St George Stakes)

The St George Stakes, now called the Peter Young Stakes, is a Group 2 contest run at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne annually during February. It is part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and is run under weight for age conditions.

The Peter Young Stakes are run across a trip of 1800m with a handy $200,000 in prize money up for grabs.

The race has plenty of importance in its own right and it also plays a crucial role in the lead up to one of the carnivals major events. The Group 1 Australian Cup is held just a couple of weeks after the St George Stakes making it a perfect springboard for a horse on its way t the top level.

Given that horses will go to Group 1 level from the St George Stakes gives it an extra level of prestige, helping it again is the fact horses may come from Group 1 level as well.

The CF Orr Stakes over 1400m is often used as a first up run for horses to find their legs before tackling the St George Stakes.

Elvstroem managed to complete the CF Orr / St George double back in 2005.

Joining that champion on the winners list are plenty of other highly credentialed runners.

Vo Rogue won back in 1988, making it a double the very next year.

It’s an effort that was repeated by Durbridge in 1994 / 1995 and then again by Northerly in 2002 and 2003.

Istidaad also won it twice albeit with a year in between the two victories (1997, 1999)

Other horses well worth a mention include Let’s Elope in 1992 and Dane Ripper which beat Might And Power home in 1998.

More recent winners of the St George Stakes include Theseo in 2009 and Heart Of Dreams in 2011.

2019 Peter Young Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x92834x68x AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 2 59kg 109
2 2x024100x6 ACE HIGH David Payne Dwayne Dunn 3 59kg 109
3 21175216×5 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean John Allen 11 59kg 110
4 9x7940105x VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 5 59kg 104
5 167x0069x4 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 8 59kg 106
6 14x32256x0 D’ARGENTO Chris Waller Luke Nolen 10 59kg 107
7 x8x791591x THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 7 59kg 108
8 6x111140x1 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 109
9 1x213160x3 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 6 59kg 105
10 62x44415x0 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 9 57kg 110
11 3x312x600x HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Dee 4 57kg 103

2019 Peter Young Stakes Nominations

St George Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the St George Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2019 1 Avilius 2 Trap for Fools 3 Ace High 1:49.1
2018 1 Gailo Chop 2 Single Gaze 3 Hartnell 1:48.2
2017 1 Stratum Star 2 Humidor 3 The United States 1:48.2
2016 1 Bow Creek 2 Fenway 3 Mourinho 1:48.6
2015 1 Mourinho 2 Happy Trails 3 Akzar 1:48.0
2014 1 Fiorente 2 Mourayan 3 Star Rolling 1:50.0
2013 1 Foreteller 2 Mr Moet 3 Budriguez 1:50.1
2012 1 Lucas Cranach 2 Illo 3 Manighar 1:48.8
2011 1 Heart Of Dreams 2 Precedence 3 Spacecraft 1:48.8
2010 1 La Rocket 2 Heart Of Dreams 3 Miss Maren 1:49.0
2009 1 Theseo 2 Baughurst 3 Zarita 1:47.8
2008 1 Princess Coup 2 Sirmione 3 Douro Valley 1:51.0
2007 1 Pompeii Ruler 2 Marasco 3 Aqua D’Amore 1:49.2
2006 1 Our Smoking Joe 2 Lad Of The Manor 3 Vroom Vroom 1:50.2
2005 1 Elvstroem 2 Makybe Diva 3 Casual Pass 1:49.5
2004 1 Lonhro 2 Sound Journey 3 Mummify 1:50.9
2003 1 Northerly 2 Fields Of Omagh 3 Mr Casanova 1:51.8
2002 1 Northerly 2 Old Comrade 3 Piper Star 1:49.2
2001 1 Cent Home 2 Giovana 3 Kaapstad Way 1:47.1
2000 1 Royal Voyage 2 Oliver Twist 3 Arena 1:49.1

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