- Date: Saturday April 2, 2016
- Racecourse: Randwick
- Race Distance: 1,200m
- Conditions: Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $2.5 million
2016 TJ Smith Stakes News
Fell Swoop has returned to racing in particularly scintillating form this time and trainer Matt Dale has revealed he will re-assess plans with his stable star following an impressive performance for second in Saturday’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.
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The 2016 TJ Smith Stakes is a Group 1 race that takes place at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney each year. It is held in late March or early April as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the TJ Smith Stakes is worth a total of $2.5 million in prize money.
The TJ Smith Stakes is run over a sprinter’s distance of 1200 metres and features on Day 1 of The Championships alongside the Group 1 Doncaster Mile, Group 1 ATC Australian Derby, Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes, Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap, Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes, Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes, Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes and Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes.
The first TJ Smith Stakes took place in 1997 when it was won by Mahogany. The TJ Smith Stakes was first run as a Listed race, however, in 1998 it was quickly change to a Group 3. The race became a Group 2 in 2003 and was finally upgraded to today’s Group 1 status in 2005. The race was first known as the Endeavour Stakes before being changed to the TJ Smith Stakes to commemorate the legendary Australian trainer Tommy Smith.
Horses that run in the TJ Smith Stakes often come via races such as the Group 2 Canterbury Stakes and Group 1 George Ryder Stakes. Horses that perform well in the TJ Smith Stakes are likely to go on and compete in races like the Group 1 All Aged Stakes. Shamekha (2005) and Bentley Biscuit (2007) both claimed the elusive All Aged Stakes and TJ Smith Stakes double.
Notable horses to have won the TJ Smith Stakes include Century Kid (2001), Apache Cat (2008), Takeover Target (2009), Melito (2010) and Black Caviar (2011).
TJ Smith Stakes Field
The TJ Smith Stakes field is always comprised of some of the best sprinters from around the world.
2016 TJ Smith Stakes Field
The 2016 TJ Smith Stakes will see some impressive runners take to the track in an endeavour to secure a share of the $2.5 million in prize money.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||13x1112x13||CHAUTAUQUA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||11||58.5kg||116|
|2||01x2617x11||FLAMBERGE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||8||58.5kg||114|
|3||39x6241x59||DELECTATION||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||2||58.5kg||111|
|4||330x173x29||TERRAVISTA||Joseph Pride||Brenton Avdulla||7||58.5kg||111|
|5||111x130x15||OUR BOY MALACHI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||6||58.5kg||108|
|6||0x123x3540||REBEL DANE||Gary Portelli||Damien Oliver||15||58.5kg||108|
|7||x815x13x73||DOTHRAKI||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||5||58.5kg||107|
|8||9x54761x00||FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ)||Noel Mayfield-Smith||Glyn Schofield||3||58.5kg||106|
|9||x111136x42||SHIRAZ||Tony McEvoy||Brett Prebble||9||58.5kg||106|
|10||x557143x04||FAST ’N’ ROCKING||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Nicholas Hall||13||58.5kg||105|
|11||464240x30x||KNOYDART||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||12||58.5kg||103|
|12||120×341537||BOSS LANE||Ron Quinton||Tim Clark||1||58.5kg||101|
|13||1x41111x24||FELL SWOOP||Matthew Dale||Zac Purton||10||58.5kg||101|
|14||110x1114x4||EXOSPHERE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||4||56.5kg||107|
|15||1126×16||ENGLISH||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||14||54.5kg||103|
2016 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations
TJ Smith Stakes Past Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of horses that have won or placed in the TJ Smith Stakes since 2000.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Chautauqua||2 Fell Swoop||3 English||1:10.10|
|2015||1 Chautauqua||2 Lord Of The Sky||3 Terravista||1:11.04|
|2014||1 Lankan Rupee||2 Rebel Dane||3 Buffering||1:12.14|
|2013||1 Black Caviar||2 Epaulette||3 Bel Sprinter||1:09.65|
|2012||1 Master of Design||2 Rain Affair||3 Hallowell Belle||1:08.8|
|2011||1 Black Caviar||2 Hay List||3 Triple Honour||1:08.7|
|2010||1 Melito||2 Hot Danish||3 Mic Mac||1:09.2|
|2009||1 Takeover Target||2 Northern Meteor||3 Apache Cat||1:09.0|
|2008||1 Apache Cat||2 Reigning To Win||3 Takeover Target||1:11.8|
|2007||1 Bentley Biscuit||2 Black Ink||3 Virage De Fortune||1:10.6|
|2006||1 Red Oog||2 Glamour Puss||3 Snitzel||1:09.8|
|2005||1 Shamekha||2 Fastnet Rock||3 Only Words||1:12.1|
|2004||1 Dilly Dally||2 Legally Bay||3 Mistegic||1:09.9|
|2003||1 Spinning Hill||2 Yell||3 Bel Esprit||1:10.7|
|2002||1 Phoenix Park||2 Fair Embrace||3 Spinning Hill||1:10.3|
|2001||1 Century Kid||2 Spinning Hill||3 Falvelon||1:09.8|
|2000||1 Shy Hero||2 Easy Rocking||3 High Rolling||1:39.3|