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33 of 34 winners since 1983 have come via group racing.
3YO Pablo’s Pulse was a 4 start maiden when he shocked the racing landscape with victory in 1987.
3 of the past 4 winners of the race were last start winners.
Being early in the season with many runners returning, there is no real pattern of horses completing a feature double or a set campaign path.
11 of the past 15 winners have been first-up in their Spring campaigns.
Tiger Tees claimed the Auries Star/Warwick Stakes double in 2014.
Pinwheel completed the Missile Stakes/Warwick Stakes Double in 2012.
Winx, Lonhro and Defier have all completed a Warwick Stakes win first-up following a Queen Elizabeth win in the Autumn.
Winx and Super Impose have completed a Warwick Stakes win first-up following a Doncaster Mile win in the Autumn.
Winx, Pinwheel, Filante and Super Impose have all won the race in successive years, while Lonhro won in 2001 and 2003 and was beaten a neck by Defier in 2002.
Older horses have dominated this race in recent years with those aged 5YO and older winning 10 of the past 11.
The only 8YO to have saluted since 1983 was Veyron in 2013.
7YO’s have won 4 of the past 34 editions, the last being Tiger Tees in 2014.
6YO’s have 9 wins in the same period, the last being Winx in 2017.
5YO’s have 10 wins with Winx the last in 2016.
4YO’s have just 5 wins in this period dating back to 1999 with the win of Sunline as the most recent of that age to win.
There have also been 5 3YO’s score, the latest was Trusting in 2009.
Colts or Entires have won 9 of the past 34, the only Colt was Trusting and the last Entire was Lonhro in 2003.
Geldings have a greater than 50% record in this race and have won 19 of the last 34 renewals.
No fillies have been successful with 6 mares winning in this timeframe, including the past 3 in succession.
12 favourites have saluted in the past 34 editions, with Winx winning the past two at short odds.
Odds-on favourites have a strong record of winning this race winning 8 of 12.
20 of the past 24 winners have started at single-figure odds.
Pablo’s Pulse remains he longest priced feature race winner in Australian Turf history when scoring at 500-1 in the 1987 Warwick Stakes.
Barrier 4 has provided the most winners since 1983 with 6 winners, the most recent Winx in 2016.
With just 9 of the past 34 editions having 13 or more runners, the widest gate the winner has jumped from is 12. Filante jumped from gate 12 of 13 when successful in 1997.
The last winner from the outside barrier was Tiger Tees (7/7) in 2015.
The most recent winner from the inside gate was Sir Dex in 2005.
Hugh Bowman will be aiming for his 5th victory in this race and 4 in succession. His wins have been aboard Winx (’16 & ’17), Royal Descent (’15) and Racing To Win (’08).
Retired riders Chris Munce, Jim Cassidy and Darren Beadman all have a ‘threepeat’ of victories in the Warwick Stakes in the last three decades.
Kerrin McEvoy is the only other hoop aside from Bowman that has secured successive wins in the race. The back-to-back wins of Pinwheel provide McEvoy his success.
In-part thanks to Winx, Chris Waller has won this race the past 3 years in succession and 4 of the past 8 renewals.
Chris Waller has provided half the starters of the Warwick Stakes in the past 5 years. Waller has saddled 24 of the 48 starters of this race since 2013.
Of the amazing record Gai Waterhouse has built throughout her career, the master trainer has never tasted a Warwick Stakes success.
Those trainers that have also joined Chris Waller as training the winner in successive years include Peter Snowden (’11 & ’12), Jack Denham (’96 & ’97), Lee Freedman (’90 & ’91).
John Hawkes, John O’Shea and Guy Walter all have a pair of wins.
The Warwick Stakes was first held in 1923 at Warwick Farm over 7 furlongs.
In the period of existence, the race has been held at Warwick Farm or Randwick. In 2000 the race was held at Canterbury Park.
It was a Principal Race from 1923 until 1978. In 1979 it was promoted to Group 2 status.
To coincide with it’s new name of the Winx Stakes in 2018, the race has been elevated to Group 1 and will offer $500,000 in prizemoney.
The ATC decided to re-name it the Winx Stakes to honour Winx for her amazing deeds on the turf. The Chris Waller trained mare has won the race twice from two attempts.
In 1987, the four-start maiden Pablo’s Pulse caused the biggest of boilover’s when securing victory at the massive odds of 500-1, a starting price record for a feature race winner that still stands. Jamie de Belin took the ride on the 3YO with just 49.5kg to replace Ron Dufficy who was unavailable on the day. Amazingly, Pablo’s Pulse had raced just two days earlier at Gosford and was his third run in a week. He never won another race in a 41 start career.
The honour roll in the modern era includes the three-time winner Kingston Town and the dual winners Winx, Pinwheel, Lonhro, Filante and Super Impose. Other winners include Sunline, Racing To Win, Private Steer and Shaftsebury Avenue.
Along with the stars mentioned above, the honour roll also includes some greats of the turf -the three-time winner Limerick (1927-29), Flight, Bernborough, Sky High, San Domenico, Tulloch, Chatham and Tarien.
All 33 of 35 winners have come via group racing- 14 of them won their previous start, while 8 others were placed.
Sonntag won the 2014 Derby following a 3YO handicap win at Caulfield, while County Tyrone took out the 2002 Derby following a Randwick welter win. The Max Lees trained gelding went on to claim Sydney’s biggest staying races later in his career with wins in The Metrop and Sydney Cup.
The Grand Prix has been the major lead-up with 15 winners coming through that event with Hawkspur in 2013 the last to claim the double.
Empires Choice went from the Rough Habit Plate to Derby success in 2007, securing wins in both races.
Four fillies have come via the QLD Oaks, with Riva San 2008, Royal Magic 1992 and Bravery 1988 notching the blue ribbon three-year-old staying double Oaks/Derby.
In 2011, Shootoff was 4th in the Doomben Cup prior to winning the Derby for Graeme Rogerson and Michael Rodd.
2 of the past 3 Derby winners took on the SA Derby as the lead-in.
Geldings have dominated this event in the 35 editions since 1983. 21 have won, including 6 of the past 7- Eagle Way in 2016 the most recent.
7 fillies have been successful, the last being Dariana for Bart Cummings in 2010.
7 colts have tasted victory since 1983, the most recent Ruthven for Ciaron Maher in 2017.
Favourites have won 2 of the last 5 editions. Overall, they have just on 50 per cent winning record, having saluted 17 times in the past 35 renewals.
In the last three decades, there have been 4 odds-on favourites, all in the early to mid-1980s. Handy Proverb and Strawberry Road won, while Myocard and Our Sophia got rolled.
29 of the past 35 winners have started at less than double figure odds.
Of those at odds to win, the longest priced winner was Princess Gracious who went off at $21 in 1987 when hot favourite Myocard $1.50 finished fourth.
Barrier 4 and 8 are the most successful each producing 4 of the 35 winners since 1983.
Gates 2 and 5 are next best with 3 each.
No horse has been successful from barrier 9 in the last three decades.
24 winners have come from single digit gates.
The last winner from the outside barrier was Yippyio 12 of 12 in 1997.
The only horse to win from the rails in the past 35 renewals was Dariana in 2010.
Between them, the Cassidy brothers, Jim and Larry, have won this event seven times. The first of Jim’s four was Handy Proverb in 1986, the last Hawkspur in 2013. Larry won in 1998, 2000 and 2009.
Michael Rodd, Shane Dye, Mick Dittman, Corey Brown and Glen Boss are all dual winners.
Kerrin McEvoy is still searching for a win in the race after finishing unplaced in 9 attempts.
Hugh Bowman was able to score his maiden victory in 2017.
Brian Mayfield Smith had the perfect QLD Derby record in the 1980s – 3/3 Hidden Rhythm, Bravery and Handy Proverb.
John Hawkes had a hot streak between 1994 and 2004, winning the race on 4 occasions with Toulouse Lautrec, Freemason, Dodge and Tenor.
Chris Waller has attacked this race hard and from 13 runners in the past 5 editions has the 1 win with Hawkspur in 2013.
For some big name trainers, this race has proven elusive – Gai Waterhouse, Mike Moroney, Darren Weir and Rob Heathcote all still searching for the win.
This $600,000 contest dates back to 1868 and is run at set weights.
It was first run at Gayndah in 1868, before moving to Eagle Farm 1871.
The race was held twice in 1870, with Grafton winning both editions.
It gained Group 1 status in 1980 when won by the mighty Kingston Town for TJ Smith.
In 2009, Shocking ran second in the QLD Derby before going on to win the Melbourne Cup in the spring.
Run at 2400m when held at Eagle Farm, it is held at 2200m at Doomben and will be run at the Doomben track for the 3rd time in the past 4 renewals in 2018.
The honour roll includes; Freemason 2000, Rough Habit 1990, Strawberry Road 1983, Kingston Town 1980, Double Century 1979, Tails 1968 Royal Sovereign 1964 and Tulloch 1957.
26 of the 35 winners have come via group racing. Nine won their previous start, while three others were placed.
23 winners have progressed via the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce. Nine horses have successfully completed the Sires/JJ Atkins double, the most recent Sizzling (2012).
Press Statement (2015), Almalad (2014) and Romantic Touch (2013) all won Open 2YO races in Sydney before taking out the JJ Atkins.
In the 35 editions since 1983, 16 colts have been successful, the most recent being Press Statement in 2015.
4 of the last 5 editions have been won by geldings, which overall have saluted 14 times since 1983.
Five fillies have won, the last being Linky Dink in 2009.
10 favourites have saluted in the last 35 editions, with the most recent Sacred Elixir ($5) in 2016.
Short priced favourites (starting at even money or shorter) have a mixed record, with two winning -Sizzling & Anthems and two losing -Fravashi & Shame.
22 winners have started at single-figure odds or less since 1983.
Capital Gain was a $21 winner in 2017, Linky Dink $26 in 2009, while Zinders was a $51 bolter in 1991.
Barrier 11 is the most successful producing 5 winners each since 1983, Sacred Elixir the most recent to jump from that alley.
No horse has won from barrier 1 or 14 in the last 35 editions.
20 winners have come from single digit gates, including 9 of the past 11.
The last winner from the outside barrier was Lovely Jubbly 11 of 11 in 2002. Chime Zam overcame 16 of 16 in 1990 and Flotilla 16 of 17 in 1987.
Shane Dye, Mick Dittman, Chris Munce, Nash Rawiller, Kerrin McEvoy, Scott Seamer, Darren Beadman and Greg Hall have all won this race twice since 1983.
Jim Byrne scored his maiden victory in the race in 2017 aboard Capital Gain.
Those still searching a win in the race include Damien Oliver who has 13 attempts, Damian Browne from 5 attempts, Hugh Bowman from 10 attempts and Glen Boss from 13.
Following 7 attempts for just one second placing, Gai Waterhouse struck winning back-to-back JJ’s in 2013 and 2014.
There have been just 2 ‘local’ win this decade- Capital Gain for Paul Butterworth in 2017 and Sizzling in 2012 for recently retired Kelso Wood.
John Hawkes, Clarry Conners, Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse all have a pair of wins in this race.
This $600,000 contest for three-year-olds at set weights over 1600m dates back to 1893 when won by Common.
It was known as the Claret Stakes for almost a century. It has also been named the Castlemaine Stakes and the TJ Smith (after the legendary trainer) in the past. But in 2013, it was renamed the JJ Atkins after the legendary Toowoomba trainer who won every major staying race in the Brisbane area except the Queensland Oaks, where he saddled up seven place-getters.
The JJ Atkins was a Principal Race until 1980 when it gained Group 2 status. In 1985, the mile classic was elevated to Group 1 and taken out by Tristram’s Edition.
The honour roll includes; Press Statement 2015, Sizzling 2012, Pressday 2010, Show A Heart 2000, Mossman 1998, Mahogany 1993, Slight Chance 1992, Zedative 1988, Scomeld 1978 and Luskin Star 1977.