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Lord Reims Stakes

The Lord Reims Stakes is a Group 3 open handicap race held annually each March at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia.

It's run over a distance of 2600 metres under set weight & penalty conditions during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival and offers $120,000 in prize money.

Eperdument won the 2020 Lord Reims Stakes from Master Chum second and Heart Of Grace third.

The first three horses to fill a place in this event all qualify for a run in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup on Monday week at the same track.

Lord Reims Stakes info

Date: Saturday 29th February 2020
Track: Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 2600 metres
Race Type: Open - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $120,000
2020 Winner: Eperdument

The Lord Reims Stakes is named after former tough stayer Lord Reims and is the first group race of the autumn racing carnival in Adelaide.

It provides the ideal lead up for those horses intending to tackle the upcoming Adelaide Cup over 3200m on the Labour Day holiday. The last galloper to take out the Lord Reims Stakes & Adelaide Cup double in the same year was Apache King (2001).

A field of handy local stayers with Adelaide Cup aspirations will often assemble for this event.

In recent years Rialya (2nd in 2012), Capecover (3rd in 2010) and Lacey Underall (4th in 2008) have all placed in this race on their way to winning the Adelaide Cup.

Eperdument (2020) captured a BM78 race over 2400m at Morphettville Parks before scoring an impressive victory in this event for Woodchester trainer Shane Oxlade.

Recent Lord Reims Stakes winners include Bondeiger (2019) and Etah James (2018).

2020 Lord Reims Stakes result

1. $4.20 Eperdument 53.0 Ms Kayla Crowther
2. $4.40 Master Chum 56.5 Ms Eran Boyd
3. $1.90 Heart Of Grace 53.0 Damien Thornton

then followed
4. $21.00 Turf Man 55.0 Sairyn Fawke
5. $21.00 Liberty Lover 53.0 Jerry Chau
6. $15.00 Sophie's Revenge 53.0 Dom Tourneur
7. $41.00 See The Master 55.0 Jason Holder

Margins: 0.2 len, 2.3 len
Time: 2:44.31

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Lord Reims Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Eperdument Master Chum Heart Of Grace 2:44.3
2019 Bondeiger Sylpheed October Date 2:45.6
2018 Etah James Master Of Arts Benzini 2:46.5
2017 Master Of Arts Puccini Jim's Journey 2:43.8
2016 Signoff Celtic Prince Tunes 2:44.6
2015 Taiyoo Lucky Lucky Lucky Gossip Guru 2:48.2
2014 Distillation Base Waltzing To Win 2:50.4
2013 My Ex Mate Talent Show Titch 2:45.7
2012 Enchanting Waters Rialya He's Hot To Trot 2:50.0
2011 Guyno Maunatrice Lady Avacan 2:46.0
2010 Moment In Time Dolphin Jo Capecover 2:50.0
2009 Miss Pavlova Brad Star Fourdee 2:43.4
2008 Exalted Ego Saddlers Story Road To Athens 2:43.3
2007 Danebar Lacy Underball Miss Theron 2:42.6
2006 Royal Player Exalted Time Danebar 2:46.5
2005 Far Lane Demerger Ista Kareem 2:42.3
2004 Bel Air Larrocha Roman Arch 2:42.6
2003 Le Destina Firetaine Oxford Dollar 2:37.0
2002 Firetaine Homewrecker Rum 2:36.3
2001 Apache King Skybeau The Hind 2:39.4
2000 Frenzel Rhomb Royal Caliph Oxford Dollar 2:42.4
1999 Star Binder Shattered Circle Angies Heart 2:35.2
1998 Heed The Toll Royal Caliph Frenzel Rhomb 2:38.2
1997 Cronus Skybeau Cockade 2:43.1
1996 French Resort Section =2 Seto Bridge =2 2:37.9
1995 Balmeressa Bullwinkle Blue Sun 2:40.8
1994 Top Rating Red Icing Bahi 2:28.8
1993 Toy Image Delmar Impulsive Risk 2:32.3
1992 Runaway Groom Brave Expectation London Bridge 2:34.8
1991 Ideal Centreman Water Boatman Pressmans Choice 2:30.7
1990 Water Boatman Lord Hybrow Sea Legend 2:30.2
1989 Lord Reims Merino Explorer The Brotherhood 2:33.0
1988 Lord Reims The Brotherhood Argonaut Style 2:30.7