Star Sprinters In TJ Smith Stakes Field

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

The 2016 TJ Smith Stakes field has been released and a number of the most talented sprinters in the country are set to contest the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Chautauqua will have the chance to record back-to-back TJ Smith Stakes wins at Royal Randwick this weekend. Photo by: Steve Hart

Chautauqua will have the chance to record back-to-back TJ Smith Stakes wins at Royal Randwick this weekend. Photo by: Steve Hart

Chautauqua scored his maiden Group 1 victory in the TJ Smith Stakes last year and he will defend his title when he jumps from barrier 11 this weekend.

The son of Encosta De Lago started his 2015 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with a narrow win in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on February 20, but he was beaten as favourite in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at the same venue on March 12.

The Newmarket Handicap is normally the key lead-up to the TJ Smith Stakes, but Chris Waller-trained Delectation is the only other horse that is set to back-up on Saturday after running in the Group 1 sprint.

The key form reference for the TJ Smith Stakes will instead be the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m), which was won by Griante at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day.

Griante will not contest the TJ Smith Stakes, but Terravista, Our Boy Malachi, Rebel Dane, Dothraki, Famous Seamus, Shiraz, Boss Lane, Fell Swoop and English will all have the chance to return to winning form in the TJ Smith Stakes.

The only horse that is set to take winning form into the TJ Smith Stakes is Flamberge, who scored his second straight win at Group 1 level in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Easter Thursday.

Flamberge has joined the stable of Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra and will have the chance to complete a rare sprinting treble in the TJ Smith Stakes.

The x-factor in the 2016 TJ Smith Stakes field is Godolphin sprinter Exosphere, who has not been seen at the races since he finished fourth behind Chautauqua in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.

Exosphere was unable to perform at his best in his past two race starts in Melbourne, but he scored three wins from as many starts in Sydney during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival and he won over this track and distance in the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) on October 3.

Fast ‘N’ Rocking is also set to back-up in the TJ Smith Stakes following his fast-finishing fourth in the William Reid Stakes, while Knoydart will return to the races for the first time this preparation.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


  1. make certain asbestos

    I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of your site?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures.

    Maybe you could space it out better?

  2. http://www.autogm.it

    As the admin of this web page is working, no uncertainty very soon it will
    be famous, due to its feature contents.

  3. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junio

    It’s genuinely very difficult in this active life to
    listen news on Television, thus I only use internet for that purpose, and get the most up-to-date news.

  4. website design company

    Hi there, all is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s in fact
    fine, keep up writing.

  5. nokia contract phones

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though
    you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw away
    your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us
    something informative to read?

  6. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m
    not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share.

  7. Kiera

    I like reading a post that can make men and women think.
    Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

  8. website designing agencies

    Hi there everybody, here every person is sharing these familiarity, therefore it’s good to read this weblog, and I used to go to see this webpage daily.

  9. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    What’s up to every body, it’s my first go to see of this blog;
    this blog consists of remarkable and truly good data for readers.

  10. Itamar Serp

    May I simply just say what a comfort to uncover
    someone who really understands what they’re discussing
    on the net. You certainly realize how to bring
    an issue to light and make it important.
    More people should read this and understand this side of your story.
    I can’t believe you aren’t more popular given that you definitely
    possess the gift.

  11. timex check

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in reality used to be a leisure account it.
    Look complex to more delivered agreeable from
    you! By the way, how can we communicate?

  12. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    My partner and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I might as well check things out.
    I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to going over your web
    page yet again.

  13. Umanizzare

    Excellent weblog right here! Additionally your website so much up very fast!

    What host are you the use of? Can I am getting your associate link in your host?

    I want my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  14. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    This is a great tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate info… Many thanks for sharing this
    one. A must read post!

  15. domain names

    Definitely imagine that that you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the internet the easiest factor to bear in mind of.

    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed even as folks
    think about worries that they plainly do not understand about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and defined out
    the whole thing with no need side-effects , other people can take a signal.

    Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

  16. Grupo Coral

    Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog
    and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the superb work!

  17. buy arsenal soccer

    Spot on with this write-up, I really believe that this website needs a lot more
    attention. I’ll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the information!

  18. contract phones

    This article is really a good one it assists new web
    viewers, who are wishing for blogging.

  19. purchasing timex watches

    Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any points for beginner blog writers? I’d certainly
    appreciate it.

  20. Dadado Veig

    If some one wishes expert view regarding blogging and site-building afterward i advise him/her to pay
    a quick visit this web site, Keep up the good job.

  21. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

  22. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt da Silva

    I am really loving the theme/design of your website.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
    A couple of my blog readers have complained about my
    site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome.
    Do you have any ideas to help fix this problem?

  23. website design

    Hey I am so thrilled I found your site, I really found you by error,
    while I was searching on Digg for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say many thanks for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the
    minute but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back
    to read more, Please do keep up the awesome job.

  24. Sylvia

    Hi there to every body, it’s my first go to see of
    this weblog; this blog consists of awesome
    and actually good material designed for readers.

  25. tercio borlenghi junior

    I always spent my half an hour to read this web site’s content every day along with
    a cup of coffee.

  26. domain registration

    I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble.
    You are wonderful! Thanks!

  27. lelio vieira carneiro junior

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!|

  28. holiday travel cruise

    Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with
    hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended
    up losing several weeks of hard work due to no backup.
    Do you have any methods to stop hackers?

  29. buy arsenal soccer

    Everything is very open with a really clear description of the challenges.
    It was truly informative. Your site is extremely helpful.

    Thanks for sharing!

  30. https://commons.wikimedia.org/

    Hello to every one, it’s really a good for me to go
    to see this website, it contains valuable Information.

  31. besting timex

    After I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me
    when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is
    added I receive four emails with the same comment. Perhaps
    there is a means you can remove me from that service?


  32. www.labelind.unicas.it

    Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly
    useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like
    you aided me.

  33. http://westwoodeducation.com

    I love reading through an article that will make people think.
    Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

  34. Milan

    Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate
    a whole lot and don’t seem to get anything done.

  35. jordan soccer

    I appreciate, cause I discovered just what I used to
    be having a look for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt!
    God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  36. toned butt

    Asking questions are genuinely fastidious thing if you are not understanding anything totally, however this article gives nice understanding even.

  37. jordan soccer jersey

    Good write-up. I absolutely love this site. Keep it up!

  38. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    This piece of writing offers clear idea in support of the new viewers of blogging, that truly how to do blogging and site-building.

  39. Ramon

    Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and
    I was wanting to know your situation; many
    of us have created some nice procedures and we are looking to trade techniques with
    others, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *