Horse Racing | Premiere Stakes

The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held on Epsom Handicap Day during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Staged at the world-class Royal Randwick Racecourse, the event is run over 1200m and offers $200,000 in prize money. The Premiere Stakes is one of a number of elite races held on the day, including the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, the Group 1 Metropolitan and the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes.

Originally a Listed Race, it continued to gain in significance reaching Group 3 status in 1979. It was granted Group 2 status in 1997. Usually horses which have participated in the Group 3 Missile Stakes at Randwick or the Group 2 Warwick Stakes at Warwick Farm are well suited to this event. Some of the more prominent winners of the Premiere include; Hot Danish (2010), Shania Dane (2005), Thorn Park (2003), Joanne (1991/92), Campaign King 1987, Emancipation (1983) and Kingston Town (1981).



PREVIOUS PREMIERE STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS PREMIERE STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2015 TERRAVISTA HUGH BOWMAN JOSEPH PRIDE 01:09.1
2014 FAMOUS SEAMUS BLAKE SHINN CHRIS WALLER 02:02.6
2013 ARINOSA JAMES MCDONALD DAVID PAYNE 02:03.7
2012 RED TRACER HUGH BOWMAN ROBERT HICKMOTT 02:02.4
2011 NEESON NASH RAWILLER CHRIS WALLER 02:04.3
2010 HOT DANISH MICHAEL RODD ROBERT HICKMOTT 02:02.2
2009 MENTALITY PETER ROBL JOSEPH PRIDE 02:08.3
2009 KRONER BLAKE SHINN GAI WATERHOUSE 02:06.4
2008 TRIPLE HONOUR DANNY BEASLEY GAI WATERHOUSE 02:03.4
2007 GERMAN CHOCOLATE DARREN BEADMAN LEE FREEDMAN 02:03.0
2006 PARATROOPERS JIM CASSIDY GAI WATERHOUSE 02:07.7

* 2009 was a dead heat between Mentality and Kroner.