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Doncaster Mile - the Mile Championship

The Doncaster Mile is one of Australia’s most famous races, first run in 1866. It is considered the mile championship of Australian racing. The Doncaster has been won by many of the best gallopers ever to race in Australia. Past winners include Tobin Bronze (1967), Super Impose (1990-1991), Sunline (1999 & 2002) and, more recently, the mighty mare Winx (2016).

Race Record: 1-33.17 HAPPY CLAPPER 2018


2021 Winner: Cascadian
2nd Icebath
3rd Dalasan
Time/Track 1:36.36 (Soft 6)

2020 Winner: Nettoyer
2nd Star Of The Seas
3rd Brandenburg
Time/Track 1:37.77 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Brutal
2nd Dreamforce
3rd Hartnell
Time/Track 1:37.65 (Soft 7)

2018 Winner: Happy Clapper
2nd Comin' Through
3rd Arbeitsam
Time/Track 1:33.17 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: It's Somewhat (USA)
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd Sense of Occasion
Time/Track 1:39.17 (Heavy 8)

2016 Winner: Winx
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd Azkadellia (NZ)
Time/Track 1:35.27 (Soft 6)

2015 Winner: Kermadec (NZ)
2nd Real Impact (JPN)
3rd Royal Descent
Time/Track 1:37.61 (Soft)

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2014 Winner: Sacred Falls (NZ)
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Weary (FR)
Time/Track 01:39.59 (Heavy)
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TJ Smith Stakes - The Open Sprint Championship

The TJ Smith Stakes was first run in 1997 as the Endeavour Stakes. The race was renamed in 1999 in honour of Thomas John Smith who won the Sydney Trainers’ Premiership on 34 occasions including an astounding 279 Group One races. Leading racehorses trained by TJ Smith included Tulloch, Kingston Town and Gunsynd. The race is the championship sprint race of Australia and in recent years has attracted the likes of Takeover Target and the mighty Black Caviar, whose final race win was in the 2013 TJ Smith Stakes

Race Record: 1-08.29 TRAPEZE ARTIST 2018


2021 Winner: Nature Strip
2nd Masked Crusader
3rd Eduardo
Time/Track 1:10.09 (Soft 6)

2020 Winner: Nature Strip
2nd Santa Ana Lane
3rd Redzel
Time/Track 1:11.18 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Santa Ana Lane
2nd Osborne Bulls
3rd Sunlight
Time/Track 1:10.65 (Soft 7)

2018 Winner: Trapeze Artist
2nd Redzel
3rd In Her Time
Time/Track 1:08.29 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Chautauqua
2nd English
3rd Fell Swoop
Time/Track 1:12.44 (Heavy 8)

2016 Winner: Chautauqua
2nd Fell Swoop
3rd English
Time/Track 1:10.10 (Soft)

2015 Winner: Chautauqua
2nd Lord of The Sky
3rd Terravista
Time/Track 1:11.04 (Soft)

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2014 Winner: Lankan Rupee
2nd Rebel Dane
3rd Buffering
Time/Track 1-12.14 (Heavy)
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Australian Derby - The 3YO Classic Championship

The Australian Derby is Australia’s premier 3YO classic race. Formerly known as the AJC Derby, it has been run at Royal Randwick since 1861. The Derby has been won by great champions Phar Lap (1929), Peter Pan (1932), Tulloch (1957), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986) and Octagonal (1996).

Race Record: 2-28.41 OCTAGONAL (NZ) 1996


2021 Winner: Explosive Jack
2nd Young Werther
3rd Lion's Roar
Time/Track 2:34.13 (Soft 6)

2020 Winner: Quick Thinker
2nd Zebrowski
3rd Eric The Eel
Time/Track 2:34.24 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Angel Of Truth
2nd Madison County
3rd Surely Sacred
Time/Track 2:35.67 (Soft 7)

2018 Winner: Levendi
2nd Ace High
3rd Tangled
Time/Track 2:28.73 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Jon Snow
2nd Harpers Choice
3rd Hardham
Time/Track 2:38.18 (Heavy 8)

2016 Winner: Tavago (NZ)
2nd Jameka
3rd Tally
Time/Track 2:33.67 (Soft)

2015 Winner: Mongolian Khan
2nd Hauraki
3rd Volkstok'N'Barrell (NZ)
Time/Track 2:37.10 (Soft)

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2014 Winner: Criterion (NZ)
2nd Tupac Amaru
3rd Hooked
Time/Track 2-38.49 (Heavy)
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Sires' Produce - The 2YO Championship

The Sires’ Produce was first run at Royal Randwick in 1867. This famous race is the second leg of Sydney’s 2YO Triple Crown, the first being the Group 1 Golden Slipper and the final leg being the Group 1 Champagne Stakes. In 2012, Pierro became the sixth horse in Australian turf history to complete the 2YO Triple Crown. Many outstanding gallopers who have won the race include Ajax (1937), Shannon (1944), Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Octagonal (1995) and Pierro (2012).

Race Record: 1-21.47 PIERRO 2012


2021 Winner: Anamoe
2nd Hilal
3rd Captivant
Time/Track 1:24.69 (Soft 7)

2020 Winner: King's Legacy
2nd Prague
3rd Mamaragan
Time/Track 1:26.46 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Microphone
2nd Loving Gaby
3rd Castelvecchio
Time/Track 1:25.46 (Soft 7)

2018 Winner: El Dorado Dreaming
2nd Oohood
3rd Outrageous
Time/Track 1:22.10 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Invader
2nd Summer Passage
3rd Trapeze Artist
Time/Track 1:26.15 (Heavy 8)

2016 Winner: Yankee Rose
2nd Telperion
3rd Faraway Town
Time/Track 1:24.38 (Soft 6)

2015 Winner: Pride of Dubai
2nd Odyssey Moon/Rageese (Dead Heat)
Time/Track 1:25.72 (Soft)

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2014 Winner: Peggy Jean
2nd Scratch Me Lucky
3rd Cornrow
Time/Track 1-27.61 (Heavy)
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Queen Elizabeth Stakes - The Weight for Age Championship

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes has developed into one of Australia’s best weight for age races. The race dates back to 1851 when it was called the Queen’s Plate. It was renamed in 1954 in honour of Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Australia. This race has been won by Australia’s most illustrious gallopers including Tulloch (1958, 1960 & 1961), Might And Power (1998), Lonhro (2003), Grand Armee (2004-2005) and the incomparable Winx made it her own between 2017 and 2019.

Race Record: 2-01.22 INTERGAZE 1997


2021 Winner: Addeybb
2nd Verry Elleegant
3rd Dalasan
Time/Track 2:05.05 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Addeybb
2nd Verry Elleegant
3rd Danon Premium
Time/Track 2:06.92 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Winx
2nd Kluger
3rd Hartnell
Time/Track 2:02.54 (Good 4)

2018 Winner: Winx
2nd Gailo Chop
3rd Happy Clapper
Time/Track 2:01.64 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Winx
2nd Hartnell
3rd Sense Of Occasion
Time/Track 2:07.22 (Heavy 8)

2016 Winner: Lucia Valentina (NZ)
2nd The United States (IRE)
3rd Happy Clapper
Time/Track 2:04.82 (Soft 5)

2015 Winner: Criterion (NZ)
2nd Red Cadeaux (GB)
3rd Royal Descent
Time/Track 2:05.35 (Soft)

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2014 Winner: It's A Dundeel (NZ)
2nd Sacred Falls (NZ)
3rd Carlton House (USA)
Time/Track 2-03.72 (Dead)
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Sydney Cup - The Stayers Championship

The Sydney Cup, first run in 1866, is the long distance race of The Championships. It is only one of two Group 1 races in Australia run over the ‘2 mile’ trip. This famous staying race boasts many outstanding stayers amongst its winners, including The Barb (1868-1869), Carbine (1889-1890), Galilee (1967), Kingston Town (1980), Tie the Knot (1998-1999) and Makybe Diva (2004).

Race Record: 3-19.00 JUST A DANCER (NZ) 1991


2021 Winner: Selino
2nd Rondinella
3rd Miami Bound
Time/Track 3:23.13 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Etah James
2nd The Chosen One
3rd Raheen House
Time/Track 3:28.46 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Shraaoh
2nd Vengeur Masque
3rd Glory Days
Time/Track 3:22.06 (Good 4)

2018 Winner: Who Shot Thebarman
2nd Zacada
3rd Sir Charles Road
Time/Track 3:20.04 (Good 4)

2017 Race Abandoned

2016 Winner: Gallante (IRE)
2nd Libran (IRE)
3rd Grand Marshal (GB)
Time/Track 3:24.53 (Soft 5)

2015 Winner: Grand Marshal (GB)
2nd Who Shot Thebarman (NZ)
3rd Like a Carousel
Time/Track 3:24.70 (Soft)

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2014 Winner: The Offer (IRE)
2nd Opinion (IRE)
3rd Sertorius
Time/Track 3-23.86 (Dead)
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Australian Oaks - The 3YO Fillies Classic Championship

The Australian Oaks is the premier staying race for 3YO fillies during the Sydney Autumn. Since 1994 the race was known as the AJC Australian Oaks and more recently the ATC Australian Oaks. Some of the standout winners of the race include Light Fingers (1965), Surround (1977), Triscay (1991) and Streama (2012).

Race Record: 2-27.21 UNFORGOTTEN 2018


2021 Winner: Hungry Heart
2nd Duais
3rd Bargain
Time/Track 2:33.58 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Colette
2nd Toffee Tongue
3rd Quintessa
Time/Track 2:36.37 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Verry Elleegant
2nd Scarlet Dream
3rd Frankely Awesome
Time/Track 2:31.26 (Good 4)

2018 Winner: Unforgotten
2nd Hiyaam
3rd Miss Admiration
Time/Track 2:27.21 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Bonneval
2nd Perfect Rhyme
3rd Lasqueti Spirit
Time/Track 2:36.27 (Soft 7)

2016 Winner: Sofia Rosa (NZ)
2nd Ambience
3rd Beleive
Time/Track 2:34.27 (Soft 5)

2015 Winner: Gust of Wind (NZ)
2nd Winx
3rd Candelara (NZ)
Time/Track 2:32.40 (Soft)

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2014 Winner: Rising Romance (NZ)
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Lucia Valentina (NZ)
Time/Track 2-31.72 (Dead)
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The Legacy Stakes - The Fillies and Mares Championship

Formerly known as the Queen of the Turf Stakes, the race brings together the best fillies and mares of the Autumn. The inaugural The Coolmore Legacy Stakes was run in 1972. In 2005, the race was switched from a handicap to weight for-age event and since then multiple Group 1 winners have joined the honour roll, including Typhoon Tracy (2010), More Joyous (2011- 2012) and Appearance (2013). 2014 was the first time the race was conducted at Royal Randwick over 1600m, having previously been held at Rosehill Gardens over 1500m.

Race Record: 1-34.94 ALIZEE 2018


2021 Winner: Nettoyer
2nd Probabeel
3rd Quantum Mechanic
Time/Track 1:35.86 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Con Te Partiro
2nd Funstar
3rd Danzdanzdance
Time/Track 1:39.18 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Kenedna
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Unforgotten
Time/Track 1:35.31 (Good 4)

2018 Winner: Alizee
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Heavens Above
Time/Track 1:34.94 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Foxplay
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Dixie Blossoms
Time/Track 1:39.65 (Soft 7)

2016 Winner: Azkadellia (NZ)
2nd Heavens Above
3rd Nobel Protector (GB)
Time/Track 1:35.98 (Soft 5)

2015 Winner: Amanpour
2nd Catkins
3rd Nobel Protector (GB)
Time/Track 1:37.77 (Soft)

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2014 Winner: Diamond Drille
2nd Gypsy Diamond
3rd Red Tracer
Time/Track 1-35.85 (Slow)
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3YO Sprint - The 3YO Sprint Championship

The 3YO Sprint, originally called the Royal Sovereign Stakes was first run in 1979, and has been traditionally held earlier in the year as a lead up to the Sydney Autumn Carnival. The race has been claimed by a number of top line gallopers including, Lonhro (2002), Exceed And Excel (2005), and Shoot Out (2010). The shift of this race to the carnival proper and its target to become the 3YO Sprint Championship will see it become one of the leading three-year-old events on the racing calendar.

Race Record: 1.08.90 IMA CARPENTER 1989


2021 Winner: Wild Ruler
2nd Isotope
3rd Prague
Time/Track 1:10.12 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Splintex
2nd Flit
3rd Anaheed
Time/Track 1:12.37 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Classique Legend
2nd Jonker
3rd Avantage
Time/Track 1:09.18 (Good 4)

2018 Winner: Catchy
2nd Showtime
3rd I Am Excited
Time/Track 1:10.22 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Derryn
2nd Global Glamour
3rd Impending
Time/Track 1:12.67 (Soft 7)

2016 Winner: Japonisme
2nd Counterattack
3rd Takedown
Time/Track 1:10.37 (Soft 5)

2015 Winner: Delectation
2nd Bring me The Maid
3rd Rekindled Power
Time/Track 1:11.71 (Heavy)

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2014 Winner: Sidestep
2nd Bounding
3rd In Cahoots
Time/Track 1-10.20 (Slow)
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Percy Sykes Stakes - The 2YO Fillies Championship

Percy Sykes Stakes, originally named the Keith Mackay, was elevated to Group 3 status in 2013 and is targeted to continue its rise to become the Championship race for 2YO Fillies in Australia. In 2011 Streama recorded her first race win in the Keith Mackay and has gone on to triumph in three Group 1 events including the 2012 Australian Oaks and the 2013 George Main Stakes.

Race Record: 1-09.67 SNAPSHOTS 1997


2021 Winner: Jamaea
2nd Crystal Bound
3rd Joyous Legend
Time/Track 1:10.92 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Away Game
2nd Vangelic
3rd See You Soon
Time/Track 1:12.26 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Anaheed
2nd Flit
3rd Villami
Time/Track 1:09.67 (Good 4)

2018 Winner: Pure Elation
2nd Fiesta
3rd Outback Barbie
Time/Track 1:10.08 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Shoals
2nd Formality
3rd Serena Bay
Time/Track 1:11.07 (Heavy 8)

2016 Winner: Missrock
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Spright
Time/Track 1:11.07 (Soft 6)

2015 Winner: Ottoman
2nd Caleverite
3rd Lake Geneva
Time/Track 1:12.44 (Heavy)

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2014 Winner: Eloping
2nd Ygritte
3rd Shaumari
Time/Track 1-10.83 (Slow)
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