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TJ Smith Stakes

The 2018 TJ Smith Stakes is a Group 1 race that takes place at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney each year. It is held 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.

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Field

The 2018 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.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11x1111x21 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 58.5kg 118
2 1202x250x7 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 11 58.5kg 114
3 x2123x5312 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 2 58.5kg 112
4 6875113×20 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 7 58.5kg 108
5 47x5400x78 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Blake Shinn 1 58.5kg 108
6 06x13x1402 THRONUM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 8 58.5kg 104
7 639x680x59 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale TBA 4 58.5kg 106
8 x523x112x1 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Corey Brown 3 56.5kg 112
9 66x4269x52 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 12 56.5kg 112
10 02x19x6422 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 56.5kg 107
11 1449729×37 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg 104
12 3x6410x143 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 9 56.5kg 105
13 x21510x237 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 14 56.5kg 100
14 1x70600x85 THE MISSION Paul Perry Zac Purton 5 56.5kg 90

2018 TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances

39 Contenders round out the list of 2018 contenders for the TJ Smith Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 394x2531x6 BALL OF MUSCLE G 7 Joseph Pride 105
2 3231x7644x CHAUTAUQUA G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3 113x385x66 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees 111
4 00x21172xN DAL CIELO (NZ) G 5 Kris Lees 95
5 1368x008x9 DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
6 266x4269x5 ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 112
7 6639x680x5 FELL SWOOP G 6 Matthew Dale 106
8 21x78192x0 FUHRYK M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 x2247x12x0 GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 93
10 02x19x6422 GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
11 423x654x53 HELLBENT H 5 Darren Weir
12 196x1401x7 HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy
13 115x3179x3 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds 97
14 5x523x112x IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith
15 41112x13x3 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees 108
16 4x1211x70x ITTETSU (IRE) H 6 Darren Weir
17 76875113×2 JUNGLE EDGE G 7 Mick Bell 108
18 5537×51419 KEN’S DREAM G 4 Darren Weir
19 11202x250x LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees 115
20 1449729×37 MISSROCK M 4 Robbie Laing 104
21 x14x33934x NIETA M 5 John P Thompson 99
22 1220x129x PARIAH C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 91
23 11x1111x21 REDZEL G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 118
24 167x5114x1 SECRET AGENDA M 5 Mick Price
25 x121x10x10 SHE WILL REIGN F 3 Gary Portelli 112
26 11x1221x81 SHOALS F 3 Anthony Freedman 106
27 x21510x237 SHOWTIME C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
28 2121x11x22 SNITTY KITTY M 4 Henry Dwyer
29 x290x2860x SPIETH (NZ) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
30 208×613212 STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir
31 117×1111 SUGAR BELLA M 4 Kris Lees 79
32 x930x15x45 SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent
33 847x5400x7 TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore 108
34 61x70600x8 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry 90
35 306x13x140 THRONUM H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
36 3x6410x143 TRAPEZE ARTIST C 3 Gerald Ryan 105
37 5x2450x415 TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 90
38 1x1x11257x VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
39 11x115x4 VIRIDINE C 3 James Cummings 87

TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances

The First acceptances for the 2018 edition of the race will be published here once they are released.

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
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Chautauqua 2 English 3 Fell Swoop 1:12.4
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

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