The 2017 Stan Fox Stakes is a Group 2 event held towards the end of September annually at Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is contested over a 1500m trip and $200,000 in prize money is allocated to the winners.
The race is held on Golden Pendant Day and is specifically for three year olds with set weights. The Stan Fox Stakes runs alongside the Group 3 $300,000 Golden Pendant, Group 2 Shannon Stakes, Group 3 Gloaming Stakes, Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality, and Listed Reginald Allen Quality.
The Stan Fox Stakes always has at least a few good runners in the field and it often can have a full contingent of entries. The two main lead up races coming into this event are the Group 1 Golden Rose at Rosehill or even the Group 3 Spring Stakes up in Newcastle.
There is one last opportunity for the three year olds which back up well after this race on the final day of the Sydney Carnival, the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes. Prior to 2014, the Stan Fox Stakes was run over 1400m.
The winners list is littered with some of the best known Aussie horses in recent history as well as a few lesser known gallopers which rose to the challenge.
Leading the way are names like 1995 winner Octagonal and 2001 champion Lonhro.
More recent names to join the list include 2008 winner Dreamscape and Decision Time which triumphed in 2010.
2017 Stan Fox Stakes Field
The Stan Fox Stakes field is usually comprised of decent three year olds who have just come out of solid two year old careers and are currently working on their repertoire of group wins as a three year old.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||04x234161x||THE MISSION||Paul Perry||Corey Brown||3||56.5kg||95|
|2||14163×6||TRAPEZE ARTIST||Gerald Ryan||Kerrin McEvoy||1||56.5kg||84|
|3||121||ADDICTIVE NATURE||Bjorn Baker||Tim Clark||5||56.5kg||77|
|4||3111617×4||ESHTIRAAK||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Brenton Avdulla||4||56.5kg||74|
|5||2x65564x15||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||6||56.5kg||70|
|6||167×648||COLESBERG||David Payne||Jason Collett||8||56.5kg||66|
|7||212||GOLD STANDARD||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Joshua Parr||2||56.5kg||75|
|8||31×3||SANCTIONED||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||7||56.5kg||70|
2017 Stan Fox Stakes Nominations
The Stan Fox Stakes nominations usually feature a fair number of top quality sprinters with extensive experience (relative to their age) racing at group level. The Stan Fox Stakes nominations provide a good indication of the aspirations and expectations trainers have for their horses. When they became available on Monday, 4th September the 2017 Stan Fox Stakes nominations will be published here.
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||04x234161x||THE MISSION||C||3||Paul Perry||1||56.5kg||95|
|2||14163×6||TRAPEZE ARTIST||C||3||Gerald Ryan||2||56.5kg||84|
|3||121||ADDICTIVE NATURE||C||3||Bjorn Baker||3||56.5kg||77|
|4||3111617×4||ESHTIRAAK||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||56.5kg||74|
|5||2x4342x21||SHOWTIME||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||5||56.5kg||70|
|6||2x65564x15||ACE HIGH||C||3||David Payne||6||56.5kg||70|
|8||212||GOLD STANDARD||C||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||8||56.5kg||75|
The Stan Fox Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Stan Fox Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 Gold Standard||2 Sanctioned||3 Addictive Nature||1:28.4|
|2016||1 Impending||2 Divine Prophet||3 Good Standing||1:29.2|
|2015||1 Press Statement||2 Shards||3 Rageese||1:29.3|
|2014||1 Shooting To Win||2 Scissor Kick||3 Valentia||1:29.2|
|2013||1 Eurozone||2 Criterion||3 Aussies Love Sport||1:30.2|
|2012||1 Kabayan||2 Albrecht||3 Divine Moon||1:31.97|
|2011||1 Manawanui||2 Roma Giaconda||3 Cocky Raider||1:29.9|
|2010||1 Decision Time||2 Top Drop||3 Halekulani||1:23.1|
|2009||1 Denman||2 Run For Naara||3 More Than Great||1:23.8|
|2008||1 Dreamscape||2 Whitefriars||3 Judge Me Not||1:22.4|
|2007||1 Race Not Run||2||3|
|2006||1 Court Command||2 Antidotes||3 Cinque||1:22.1|
|2005||1 Paratroopers||2 Primus||3 Testafiable||1:22.3|
|2004||1 Wager||2 Spirit of Tara||3 Swick||1:22.5|
|2003||1 Ambulance||2 Classy Dane||3 Hasna||1:22.9|
|2002||1 Rare Insight||2 Magic Marvo||3 Choisir||1:24.0|
|2001||1 Lonhro||2 Magic Albert||3 Stylish Lass||1:24.0|
|2000||1 Dynamic Love||2 Sale Of Century||3 Ateates||1:21.7|