The Percy Sykes Stakes is a Group 3 event for two-year-old Fillies that takes place during the Championships in April at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight plus penalties conditions and is worth $1,000,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Percy Sykes Stakes was won by Pure Elation from Fiesta with Outback Barbie third.
This race is held on the second day of The Championships, alongside Sydney's richest race of the autumn, the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The Percy Sykes Stakes was upgraded to a Group 2 event for the 2016-2017 racing season.
|Date:||Saturday 13th April 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||2yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2018 Winner:||Pure Elation|
The Percy Sykes Stakes is the major autumn sprint for two-year-old fillies during The Championships at Randwick. It suits those fillies who may have previously competed in female only races like the Gr2 Magic Night Stakes earlier in the carnival. Classy fillies who tackled the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes might consider heading to this race in search of an easier black type race to add to their resume.
The rise in prizemoney to $500,000 for the Sydney autumn racing carnival is sure to attract many quality fillies in years to come and the Percy Sykes Stakes is sure to grow in stature along the way to become a prestigous autumn event for fiillies.
Pure Elation (2018) scored in a 2YF Maiden race over 1100m at Warwick Farm prior to her victory in this event and recent Percy Sykes Stakes winners include Shoals (2017) and Missrock (2016).
1. $4.00 Pure Elation 53.0 Michael Walker
2. $6.50 Fiesta 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $5.00 Outback Barbie 54.0 Joao Moreira
4. $8.50 Gongs 53.0 Corey Brown
5. $10.00 Cristobal 53.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $20.00 Sweet Ava 53.0 Michael Dee
7. $21.00 Setsuna 55.0 Ben Melham
8. $12.00 Khulaasa 55.0 Damien Oliver
9. $7.00 Sister Sledge 53.0 Glyn Schofield
10. $31.00 Kara's Hope 53.5 Adam Hyeronimus
Margins: 1.3 len, 0.2 len
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|2018||Pure Elation||Fiesta||Outback Barbie||1:10.0|
|2013||Everage||Little Miss Smiley||Major Conquest||1:13.4|
|2011||Streama||Charm's Honour||Houston Benefactor||1:08.5|