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Premiere Stakes

The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held each year in October at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Premiere Stakes was won by Santa Ana Lane from Shoals with In Her Time third.

Typically held in early August over the years, the Premiere Stakes was moved to the same day as the Gr1 Epsom Handicap in early October for the 2011/2012 racing season with a total of seven group races on the program, including four Group 1 races.

Premiere Stakes info

Date: Saturday 5th October 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $500,000
2018 Winner: Santa Ana Lane

The Premiere Stakes is a more than handy sprint race that generally attracts very capable types and the level weights playing field favours the classier types. Those horses who previously contested similar weight-for-age races like the Gr3 Missile Stakes or Gr2 Warwick Stakes at Randwick are well suited to this event.

Some talented gallopers have saluted in the Premiere Stakes including brilliant mare Hot Danish (2010), Triple Honour (2008), Spark of Life (2004), Mr Innocent (1999-2000) & Joanne (1991-92) and it's a race that generally assembles above average sprinters.

Smart galloper Dystopia (2nd in 2013) travelled to Flemington in November to win the Gr3 Begonia Belle Stakes during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Santa Ana Lane (2018) ran fifth in the Gr3 The Heath 1100m at Caulfield in Melbourne before making the trip to Sydney to score a stylish victory in this event for the Anthony Freedman stable.

Recent Premiere Stakes winners include In Her Time (2017) and Takedown (2016).

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2018 Premiere Stakes result

1. $10.00 Santa Ana Lane 58.5 Ben Melham
2. $8.50 Shoals 56.5 Tim Clark
3. $5.50 In Her Time 56.5 Corey Brown

then followed
4. $3.90 Trapeze Artist 58.5 Tye Angland
5. $3.60 Redzel 58.5 Kerrin McEvoy
6. $16.00 Invincible Gem 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
7. $8.00 Invincible Star 56.5 Stephen Baster
8. $31.00 Music Magnate 58.5 Hugh Bowman

Margins: 0.2 len, 0.1 len
Time: 1:07.45

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Premiere Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Santa Ana Lane Shoals In Her Time 1:07.4
2017 In Her Time English Clearly Innocent 1:08.2
2016 Takedown Our Boy Malachi Danish Twist 1:08.2
2015 Terravista Rebel Dane That's A Good Idea 1:09.1
2014 Famous Seamus Charlie Boy Wouldnt It Be Nice 1:09.8
2013 Arinosa Dystopia Famous Seamus 1:09.3
2012 Red Tracer Satin Shoes Emotional Circus 1:09.6
2011 Neeson Hurtle Myrtle Love Conquers All 1:10.2
2010 Hot Danish Trader Cardinal Virtue 1:09.8
2009 =1 Mentality =1 Kroner Phelan Ready 1:10.4
2008 Triple Honour Captain Bax Reigning to Win 1:10.1
2007 German Chocolate Solo Flyer Fashions Afield 1:09.9
2006 Paratroopers Imana Johan'S Toy 1:10.3
2005 Shania Dane Dance Hero Spark Of Life 1:08.8
2004 Spark Of Life Into The Night Century Kid 1:09.8
2003 Thorn Park Patezza Excellerator 1:09.0
2002 Century Kid Ancient Song Shogun Lodge 1:09.4
2001 On Type Padstow Century Kid 1:10.3
2000 Mr. Innocent Celestial Choir Adam 1:09.0
1999 Mr. Innocent Padstow Pimpala Prince 1:10.4
1998 Masked Party Mr. Victory Catalan Opening 1:11.9
1997 King Ivor Unison Flak Jacket 1:10.3
1996 Legal Agent Moss Rocket Peruzzi 1:09.5
1995 Light Up The World My Diamond Rouge Flitter 1:09.0
1994 Stormy Regent Big Dreams Keltrice 1:10.3
1993 Klokka Flitter All Our Mob 1:10.8
1992 Joanne Hula Grey Spanish Mix 1:10.0
1991 Joanne Dr. Grace Ice Cream Sundae 1:09.3
1990 Integra Wong St. Jude 1:12.1
1989 High Regard Temple Front From The Planet 1:11.0
1988 Sky Chase Groucho Wong 1:09.4
1987 Campaign King Plum Shore Targlish 1:13.5
1986 Imperial Baron Drawn Riverdale 1:12.8
1985 Avon Angel Vari'S Ace Indian Raj 1:10.9
1984 March Magic Real Dream So Good 1:11.4
1983 Emancipation Flash Doll C'Est Si Bon 1:11.2
1982 Latin Saint Razor Sharp Vivacite 1:10.6
1981 Kingston Town More Mink Prince Ruling 1:11.3
1980 Silver Wraith Dream Mascot Rodeo Drive 1:10.5
1979 Salaam Mighty Kingdom Captees 1:11.1
1978 Monakea Blockbuster Bernard 1:14.8
1977 Makara Regalis Princess Talaria 1:12.0
1976 Purple Patch Gloomy Isle Willowy 1:12.7
1975 Go Mod Zambari Grey Owl 1:19.5
1974 Favoured Kista Vanor 1:22.2
1973 Zambari Itchy Feet Mr. Sound 1:18.2
1972 Outback Nippon Ricochet 1:16.5