The Asian Beau Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap race held annually at Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia in late October or early November during the Perth summer racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2019 Asian Beau Stakes was won by Samizdat from Regal Power with Perfect Jewel third.
|Date:||Saturday 31st October 2020|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
The Asian Beau Stakes is the first quality handicap of the racing season in Perth and suits more than handy types resuming or horses who are fit & in-form and can get in with a light weight to beat the handicapper.
Held on the same day as the Victoria Derby in Melbourne, competitors from the Asian Beau Stakes may decide to head on to upcoming handicap races such as the Gr3 Colonel Reeves or Gr3 RJ Peters Stakes later in the carnival at the same track.
Machino (2nd in 2012) went on to finish runner-up in the RJ Peters Stakes at his next start.
The $1,000,000 Group 1 Railway Stakes, held three weeks later at the same track, is another race that may be on the cards for horses contesting this race. Galaxy Star (2018) is the last galloper to win the Asian Beau Stakes & Railway Stakes double.
Generally speaking, the Asian Beau Stakes field typically attracts the best horses going around at the time.
Galaxy Star (2018) ran second on the Gr3 Northerly Stakes over 1400m at Ascot before scoring an easy victory in this event for the Grant & Alana Williams stable.
Recent Asian Beau Stakes winners include Pounamu (2017) and Heart Starter (2016).
1. $2.50 Samizdat 54.0 Brad Parnham
2. $2.60 Regal Power 57.0 William Pike
3. $17.00 Perfect Jewel 57.0 Chris Parnham
4. $7.50 Alpha Sky 54.5 Patrick Carbery
5. $14.00 Mizlecki 58.0 Ms Jade McNaught
6. $61.00 Prize Catch 56.0 Peter Knuckey
7. $31.00 Wrinkly 58.0 Steven Parnham
8. $15.00 Lordhelpmerun 54.0 Alan Kennedy
Margins: 1.52 len, 0.72 len
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|2019||Samizdat||Regal Power||Perfect Jewel||1:24.1|
|2018||Galaxy Star||Action||War God||1:02.8|
|2016||Heart Starter||Great Shot||Respondent||1:24.1|
|2015||Real Love||My Sister Lil||Hazzabeel||1:24.5|
|2014||Balmont Girl||Black Heart Bart||Respondent||1:22.6|
|2010||Colour Correct||God Has Spoken||Inarticulate||1:21.8|
|2008||Gilded Venom||Megatic||Famous Roman||1:21.3|
|2007||El Presidente||Tarzi||Wire Detonator||1:21.2|
|2006||Idyllic Prince||Kim Invader||Ripped||1:22.3|
|2005||Wild Target||Wire Detonator||Changing Lanes||1:21.7|
|2004||Rock Of Cashel||Dead Eye Dick||Prince Of Vasac||1:22.7|
|2003||Track Jester||Kame's Hope||Dead Eye Dick||1:22.8|
|2002||Suspicion||Kensyl Bay||Storm Shot||1:24.2|
|2001||Old Fashion||Country Blazer||Face Your Fears||1:23.9|
|2000||Fair Alert||Great Beau||Slideaway||1:23.0|
|1999||Umah||Zedamoss||Jacks Or Better||1:23.1|
|1998||Willoughby||Tool Time||Ned's Brother||1:23.3|
|1997||Look Of Success||Romario||Willoughby||1:22.3|
|1996||Bold Extreme||Bar Dreamer||Cranky Tikit||1:22.4|
|1995||Lynsted Lad||Cranky Tikit||Uriah Heap||1:23.8|
|1994||Classy Dresser||Sammy The Bull||Ciderian||1:23.0|
|1992||Pago Escort||Star Pet||Jevaction||1:10.2|
|1991||Future Edition||Pago Escort||Medicine Kid||1:10.8|
|1990||Crimson Medal||Ropak||Barrosa Boy||1:08.9|
|1989||Medicine Kid||Mister Till||Send A Sign||1:08.8|
|1988||Ableson||Sky Filou||Hasty Snob||1:10.2|