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 $500,000 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).
|2016||TAKEDOWN||BLAKE SHINN||GARY MOORE||01:08.2|
|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.