TJ Smith Stakes

  • 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

Dale to Consider Options for Fell Swoop

Dale to Consider Options for Fell Swoop

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.

Trainer Matt Dale is yet to settle on the next point of …

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.

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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.

Year Results Winning Time
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