The 2017 Tramway Stakes is a Group 2 race that takes place during September at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The race is worth total prize money of $175,000 and is run over a distance of 1,400 metres. Run under set weights with penalties conditions, the Tramway Stakes is part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and is run on the same day as the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes, Group 2 Furious Stakes and Group 3 Concorde Stakes.
The first Tramway Stakes was run in 1986 when it was won by a horse named Burrilda. The Tramway Stakes was not held in 2007 due to the outbreak of Equine Influenza in Australia. The race is suited to horses that have performed well in the Show County Quality a fortnight earlier.
Horses that run well in the Tramway Stakes often go on to run in races such as the Group 2 Crystal Mile on WS Cox Plate Day and the Group 1 Epsom Handicap.
The Tramway Stakes has changed location multiple times between Rosehill Gardens, Warwick Farm and its current home Royal Randwick. The Tramway Stakes was given listed status in 1978, Group 3 status in 1984 and Group 2 status following the 2013 edition. Since the race distance was rounded down to 1400m from 7 furlongs in 1972, it has only changed distance for two years, 2000 and 2001 (1350m and 1300m respectively) and has remained at 1400m since 2002.
Notable horses to have won the Tramway Quality Handicap include Shaftesbury Avenue (1990), Peruzzi (1996), Galactic Valley (1997), Mr Innocent (2000), Primus (2006) and Rangirangdoo (2009).
2017 Tramway Stakes Field
The 2017 Tramway Stakes field, due to be released on Wednesday September 2nd, promises to give us some excellent racing action. The 2017 Tramway Stakes field will likely be the best selection of horses to watch on the weekend. The 2017 Tramway Stakes field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||6469x2125x||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Josh Adams||2||57kg||111|
|2||0x13540x0x||MACKINTOSH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||10||57kg||103|
|3||62x156495x||MCCREERY (GB)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||56.5kg||106|
|4||41670x910x||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Tye Angland||4||56kg||108|
|5||560x2612x7||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Joshua Parr||1||55.5kg||108|
|6||6x113380x3||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||7||55kg||110|
|7||x1541112x1||INVINCIBLE GEM||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||5||55kg||108|
|8||59028x337x||MAURUS (GB)||John P Thompson||Blake Spriggs||9||55kg||101|
|9||223x6905x2||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||8||55kg||98|
|10||3x66x14762||THE VIRGINIAN||Brett Cavanough||Glyn Schofield||6||55kg||97|
2017 Tramway Stakes Nominations
The 2017 Tramway Stakes nominations, due to be released on August 31st, are set to contain a number of standout performers. The 2017 Tramway Stakes nominations will be shown below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||4x12x3361x||SENSE OF OCCASION||G||7||Kris Lees||1||58kg||113|
|3||6469x2125x||HAPPY CLAPPER||G||7||Patrick Webster||3||57kg||111|
|4||6x113380x3||ECUADOR (NZ)||G||8||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||4||55kg||110|
|5||41670x910x||HEAVENS ABOVE||M||6||Tim Martin||5=||56kg||108|
|6||560x2612x7||ZANBAGH||M||7||John P Thompson||5=||55.5kg||108|
|7||x1541112x1||INVINCIBLE GEM||M||4||Kris Lees||5=||55kg||108|
|8||62x156495x||MCCREERY (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||8||56.5kg||106|
|9||23590x160x||HE OR SHE||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||9||57kg||105|
|10||431x11111x||EGG TART||M||4||Chris Waller||10||57kg||104|
|11||0x13540x0x||MACKINTOSH (NZ)||G||5||Chris Waller||11||57kg||103|
|12||59028x337x||MAURUS (GB)||G||7||John P Thompson||12||55kg||101|
|14||223x6905x2||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||G||7||Chris Waller||14||55kg||98|
|15||3x66x14762||THE VIRGINIAN||G||5||Brett Cavanough||15||55kg||97|
|16||1136x621x3||IMPOSING LASS (NZ)||M||5||Bjorn Baker||16||54kg||94|
|17||67x1215x14||WASHINGTON HEIGHTS||G||6||Gerald Ryan||17||55kg||90|
|18||5511621×96||FREE STANDING||G||5||Cathleen Rode||18||55kg||79|
Tramway Stakes Past Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of winners and results for the Tramway Stakes since the year 2000.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Hauraki||2 Le Romain||3 Dibayani||1:25.9|
|2015||1 Hooked||2 Ecuador||3 Rudy||1:24.4|
|2014||1 Lucia Valentina||2 Tiger Tees||3 Toydini||1:26.6|
|2013||1 Malavio||2 Bello||3 Royal Descent||1:21.3|
|2012||1 Tagus||2 Kontiki Park||3 Moment Of Time||1:22.5|
|2011||1 Sincero||2 Secret Admirer||3 Thankgodyou’rehere||1:22.2|
|2010||1 Neeson||2 Cannonball||3 Herculian Prince||1:26.1|
|2009||1 Rangirangdoo||2 Strat’s Flyer||3 Murray’s Sun||1:21.9|
|2008||1 Bank Robber||2 Kick ‘N Chase||3 Vecchia Roma||1:25.7|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||1 Primus||2 Stormhill||3 Flaming||1:25.6|
|2005||1 Shania Dane||2 Lotteria||3 Utzon||1:22.7|
|2004||1 Nips||2 West Country||3 Desert War||1:22.9|
|2003||1 Sportsman||2 Britt’s Best||3 Boreale||1:21.8|
|2002||1 Gordo||2 Shot Of Thunder||3 Universal Prince||1:24.0|
|2001||1 Diamond Dane||2 Maitland Gold||3 Kootoomootoo||1:18.3|
|2000||1 Mr Innocent||2 Eau D’Scay||3 Freemason||1:20.6|