The Lexus Stakes

  • Date: Saturday October 29, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 2,500m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Prize Money: $300,000

2016 The Lexus Stakes News

Francis Of Assisi chases more Aussie dollars in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Francis Of Assisi chases more Aussie dollars in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

English stayer Francis Of Assisi is chasing more Australian dollars when he lines up in the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Francis Of Assisi, above, is set to chase more Australian dollars in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 Lexus Stakes is a Group 3 race that takes place at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne each year.

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Run over a distance of 2,500 metres, The Lexus Stakes is run under quality handicap conditions. The Lexus Stakes is worth a total of $250,000 in prize money and grants the winner automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup, which takes place three days later on the following Tuesday.

The Lexus Stakes was first run in 1869 when it was won by a horse named Aurora. The race was originally run as a Principal race before being upgraded to a Group 3 in 1979. The race then enjoyed a brief stint as a Group 2 race from 1981-2003 before reverting back to its Group 3 status in 2004.

Since 1869, The Lexus Stakes has been known by many different names, including the Hotham Handicap, The Dalgety and the Crown Quality. Prior to being named The Lexus Stakes in 2009, the race was referred to as the Saab Quality.

The Lexus Stakes shares its day with eight other Group races, including the Group 1 Victoria Derby, Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes, Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes, Group 1 Myer Classic, Group 2 Wakeful Stakes, Group 2 Salinger Stakes, Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes and Group 3 Chatham Stakes.

Horses typically target the Lexus Stakes towards the end of their spring campaign. Good lead up events to watch include the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and the Group 3 David Jones Cup (2500m).

Notable Lexus Stakes winners include Sirius (1944), Think Big (1974), Brew (2000), Maybe Better (2006), Shocking (2009) and Maluckyday (2010).

2016 Lexus Stakes Field

The Lexus Stakes field attracts a fairly quality type of horse. Stayers who have had a fairly healthy spring campaign tend to enter the Lexus Stakes field. As a quality handicap, the more experienced runners with a decent burst of speed at the end of a stay tend to do better in the Lexus Stakes field.

The 2016 Lexus Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 6382353261 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 59kg 106
2 32114×2715 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 58.5kg 109
3 11113×0230 TALLY John O’Shea James McDonald 9 58kg 104
4 13254×0673 PENTATHLON (NZ) John Wheeler Mark Du Plessis 6 55kg 98
5 1x110x2662 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Glen Boss 2 54.5kg 97
6 7x46130x08 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 54kg 94
7 x7733x8679 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Chad Schofield 4 54kg 93
8 x11x4017x3 OCEANOGRAPHER (GB) Charlie Appleby 8 54kg 93
9 0508322223 BLACK TOMAHAWK Darren Weir Craig Williams 10 54kg 88
10 462102×094 ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope Ben E Thompson (a) 3 54kg 88
11 81642×4756 THE BANDIT (JPN) John Sadler Craig Newitt 7 54kg 78
12 57029×9623 TRANSFER ALLOWANCE Peter Roche Chris Symons 12 54kg 75

2016 Lexus Stakes Nominations

The Lexus Stakes nominations draw horses largely from Melbourne stables, but also from Sydney stables and even further abroad. Entering the Lexus Stakes nominations is usually a good indication that a horse has lofty staying goals but may not be quite up to the higher grades of other staying events on the day.

The 2016 Lexus Stakes nominations will be provided below.

Lexus Stakes Results

Below you will find a table of Lexus Stakes results and winning times since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2015 1 Excess Knowledge 2 Zanteca 3 Havana Cooler  2:36.8
2014 1 Signoff 2 Big Memory 3 La Amistad  2:37.9
2013 1 Ruscello 2 Let’s Make Adeal 3 Araldo  2:39.8
2012 1 Kelinni 2 Dare To Dream 3 Exceptionally  2:37.6
2011 1 Niwot 2 Macedonian 3 Anudjawun  2:37.5
2010 1 Maluckyday 2 Linton 3 Once Were Wild  2:35.1
2009 1 Shocking 2 Hume 3 Irazu  2:38.3
2008 1 Moatise 2 Light Vision 3 Cape Cover  2:37.7
2007 1 Sculptor 2 The Fuzz 3 Desert Master  2:35.4
2006 1 Maybe Better 2 Irazu 3 Vanquished  2:35.8
2005 1 Strasbourg 2 Bush Honey 3 Mr Celebrity  2:40.3
2004 1 Don Raphael 2 Catchmeifyoucan 3 Winning Belle  2:36.6
2003 1 Big Pat 2 Fawaz 3 Dance On Wood  2:39.4
2002 1 Requiem 2 Miss Meliss 3 Piachay  2:35.3
2001 1 Maythehorsebewithu 2 Spirit Of Westbury 3 Touch The Groom  2:35.8
2000 1 Brew 2 Mr Nelson 3 Yammer  2:37.1