The BMW is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held annually in April at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. during the Sydney autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and worth $1,500,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 The BMW was won by Jameka from Humidor with Exospheric third.
Previously known as the 'Tancred Stakes', The BMW takes place during the Golden Slipper Festival at Rosehill.
|Date:||Saturday 31st March 2018|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
The BMW is the premier distance race of the Rosehill autumn carnival and the assembled field is generally of high quality. The race is run at weight-for-age and has grown into one of the most anticipated races on the Australian racing calendar each year in Sydney. In form New Zealand stayers often make their presence felt in this race.
Many classy gallopers have won The BMW including outstanding mare Makybe Diva (2005), Ethereal (2002), Tie The Knot (1999-2000), Might And Power (1998), Octagonal (1996-97) and New Zealander Our Poetic Prince (1989).
In recent times the Gr1 Ranvet Stakes has been a reasonable guide to this race, with Silent Achiever (2014), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008), Eremein (2006)band Tie The Knot (2000) all winning the Ranvet Stakes & BMW double in the same year.
It's worth noting that It's A Dundeel went on to win the Gr1 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick after finishing second in this event, while Niwot (4th in 2012) won the Gr1 Sydney Cup following his fourth placing finish here.
Jameka (2017) finished runner-up in the Gr1 Australian Cup over 2000m at Flemington in Melbourne before making the trek to Sydney to donkey lick them in this event and recent The BMW winners include Preferment (2016) and Hartnell (2015).
1. $3.10 Jameka 56.5 Hugh Bowman
2. $3.70 Humidor 58.5 Damian Lane
3. $8.00 Exospheric 59.0 Damien Oliver
4. $18.00 Who Shot Thebarman 59.0 Tim Clark
5. $18.00 Lasqueti Spirit 52.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $31.00 Libran 59.0 Glyn Schofield
7. $41.00 Grand Marshal 59.0 Jason Collett
8. $4.40 Tavago 58.5 Blake Shinn
Margins: 6.5 len, 1.8 len
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|2016||Preferment||Who Shot Thebarman||Grand Marshal||2:28.6|
|2015||Hartnell||To The World||Beaten Up||2:29.5|
|2014||Silent Achiever||It's A Dundeel||Fiorente||2:34.2|
|2010||Littorio||Zavite||No Wine No Song||2:29.3|
|2008||Tuesday Joy||Princess Coup||Sirmoine||2:35.8|
|2006||Eremein||Railings||Our Smoking Joe||2:27.0|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Grand Armee||Vouvray||2:26.9|
|2004||Grand Zulu||Mummify||Makybe Diva||2:25.7|
|2002||Ethereal||Universal Prince||Rain Gauge||2:29.3|
|2001||Curata Storm||Kaapstad Way||Giovana||2:27.7|
|2000||Tie The Knot||Arena||Showella||2:30.8|
|1999||Tie The Knot||Intergaze||Arena||2:29.0|
|1998||Might And Power||Gold Guru||Doriemus||2:27.2|
|1994||Miltak||Dark Ksar||It's All In Fun||2:29.5|
|1993||Kaaptive Edition||Rough Habit||Veandercross||2:27.1|
|1989||Our Poetic Prince||Top Class||Apollo Run||2:32.2|
|1988||Beau Zam||Highland Chieftain||Vaguely Pleasant||2:36.2|