Autumn Racing Carnival 2016/17 | UBET
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RACING FORM

  • 16 winners since 1983 have come through the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, prior to Winx completing the double in 2016, Vision And Power (2009) was the last to complete the Ryder/Doncaster double. Others to manage this feat were Haradsun, Racing To Win and Emancipation.
  • 24 of the last 34 winners either won or were placed at group level in their lead-up race (11 winners and 13 placed).

WINNERS PROFILE

  • Three-year-olds have won 16 of the past 34 editions. In that period, four 4YOs, six 5YOs and eight horses aged six or above have been successful.
  • The last three-year-old to salute was Kermadec in 2015.
  • Geldings have won 15 of the last 34 Doncasters, colts and entires 10 and fillies and mares 9.
  • The last mare successful was the wonder mare Winx in 2016.

BETTING

  • 9 favourites have been successful since 1983, with 3 in the last 10 years.
  • 16 winners have started at double-figure odds or better in the last three decades. .
  • The last favourite to salute was also the shortest priced winner in the past 3 decades. Winx started at $1.75 in 2016.
  • The last short-priced favourite to get rolled was Lonhro ($2.10) in 2003. He finished fourth behind Grand Armee.
  • There have been a number longshot winners including; Sacred Falls ($21) in 2013, Patezza ($21) in 2005, Catalan Opening ($34) in 1998, Skating ($21) in 1993, Soho Square ($31) in 1992, Super Impose ($21) in 1990, Merimbula Bay ($34) in 1989, Lygon Arms ($41) in 1988 and Magic Flute ($26) in 1987.
  • The last ‘absolute bolter’ was Row Of Waves ($101) in 1985 where $3 favourite Avon Angel finished fourth.

BARRIERS

  • In the last 34 editions, no horse has won from barrier 2, 3 or 15.
  • Barrier 12 in the most successful supplying five winners, with gate 10 next best with four.
  • With all fields since 1983 being 12 or larger, 22 of the 34 winners have come from double digit gates.
  • The last horse successful from the outside gate was Patezza (16/16) in 2005.
  • The last and only runner successful from the inside stall in the past 34 editions was Haradasun in 2007.

JOCKEYS

  • Glen Boss has an outstanding record in this feature mile, winning six times, with his last on Kermadec for Chris Waller in 2015. He won the race for 3 straight years between 2006-2008. His overall record is 19: 6-3-2.
  • Tommy Berry 6: 1-0-1, Hugh Bowman 10:1-1-0, Nash Rawiller 7:2-2-0.
  • This Sydney feature has eluded leading riders Damien Oliver 13:0-2-0, Craig Newitt 10:0-0-0 and Kerrin McEvoy 9: 0-0-0 and Corey Brown 16:0-0-0.

TRAINERS

  • Just like Gai Waterhouse who won this race in 4 successive years from 1994-1997, Chris Waller has won the past 4 from 2013-2016.
  • Gai Waterhouse loves Randwick mile events. She’s had 47 goes at this event for seven wins and eight placings- 47: 7-4-4, the same number of winner’s as her famous father TJ Smith.
  • Chris Waller’s record has quickly grown with six victories from the last nine editions and overall his record is 29:6-2-2.
  • Joe Pride has saddled up six starters for two wins – Sacred Choice (2011) and Vision And Power (2009).
  • Team Hawkes (individually and in partnership) has chased this race for many years with limited success 44: 1-3-2. Their one and only winner was Over, who upset the great mare Sunline, in 2000.
  • Leading trainers David Hayes (12), Clarry Conners (7), Peter Snowden (6) and Mick Price (5) don’t have a winner or placegetter as yet, despite saddling up 30 runners between them.

GENERAL INFO

  • The 2015 edition was the 150th running of the Doncaster Handicap.
  • This $3m feature over 1600m dates back to 1866.
  • In 1892, a record 30 starters lined up for the famous mile.
  • There have been a number of dual winners, but Super Impose created history in 1990 and 1991 by becoming the only horse to complete Sydney’s big mile double/double, winning both the Doncaster and Epsom each year.
  • The honour roll includes Sacred Falls (2014/13), More Joyous (2012), Haradasun (2007), Sunline (2002/1999), Pharoah (1995/94), Super Impose (1991/90), Emancipation (1983), Gunsynd (1972), Tobin Bronze (1967), Chatham (1934) and Wakeful (1901).

RACING FORM

  • With only 19 editions, there are no really clear form lines. However, all winners contested group races at their prior starts, with six winning and another six placed.
  • Three winners have come via the Group 1 Galaxy, with La Baraka (1998) the last to complete the Galaxy/TJ Smith double.
  • Three had their previous start in the Group 1 Australia Stakes, with Apache Cat completing the Australia Stakes/TJ Smith double in 2008.
  • Black Caviar completed the William Reid/TJ Smith double in 2013 & 2011.
  • In 2014, Lankan Rupee won the Group 1 Newmarket prior to this event, while Chautauqua won this in 2015 and 2016 and placed in the Newmarket each year leading in to this race.

WINNERS PROFILE

  • Since 1998, 5 three-year-olds have been successful, 6 four-year-olds, 3 five-year-olds and 6 six-year-olds or older.
  • Eleven geldings have saluted, seven fillies or mares and only one colt or entire.

BETTING

  • Just 7 favourites have been successful in 19 editions.
  • Black Caviar twice saluted at long odds-on ($1.14) in 2013 & 2011.
  • The last ‘shortie’ to get rolled was Alinghi ($1.90) in 2005, while Foxwedge also bit the dust in 2012 at $2.10.
  • Eight winners have started at double figure odds or better, the last being Master Of Design ($31) in 2012.
  • The last huge blow-out was Gai Waterhouse’s Phoenix Park ($61) in 2002 when $3.70 favourite Spinning Hill finished third.

BARRIERS

  • The ‘winningest’ barrier is 5 having produced five winners. Gate 4 is next best with three.
  • No horse has been successful from barrier 3 or 9.
  • 11 of the 19 editions have featured fields of 10 or greater, and from these, seven times horses drawn single-digit gates have been successful.
  • Two of the last three editions have been won by the horses drawn the inside gate.
  • The last horse to win from the outside gate was Melito (7/7) in 2010, while in 2003 Spinning Hill (11/11) was the last horse to win from the outside barrier where the field contained more than 10 runners. Ironically, Phoenix Park also won from gate 11 the previous year and that’s the widest draw any horse has been successful from.

JOCKEYS

  • Thanks to Black Caviar’s dual victories (2013/11, Luke Nolen has a great record in this race, 3: 2-0-0.
  • Nash Rawiller only had 1 ride on the great Takeover Target and that was in winning in 2009 and his record in this race stands at 8: 2-0-1.
  • Chautauqua’s dual victories have helped the figures of Tommy Berry 4:2-0-1.
  • Hugh Bowman 12: 1-1-3, Kerrin McEvoy 7: 1-1-0, Blake Shinn 4: 1-1-1.

TRAINERS

  • In the race named after her legendary father Tommy Smith, Gai Waterhouse has an impressive record, 11: 3-1-3.
  • Team Hawkes (individual and combined) 17: 3-2-1, Joe Pride 14: 1-1-1.
  • Leading trainers Chris Waller 4: 0-0-1 and John O’Shea 7: 0-1-0 are still chasing their first triumph.

GENERAL INFO

  • This WFA contest over 1200m only has a short history dating back to 1998.
  • As part of the Championships series, prize money was boosted from $1m to $2.5m in2014.
  • It started as the Endeavour Stakes in 1998 at G3 level and was won by La Baraka and achieved G1 status in 2005 when won by Shamekha.
  • The honour roll includes Chautauqua (2016/2015), Lankan Rupee (2014), Black Caviar (2013/2011), Takeover Target (2009) and Apache Cat (2008).

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