The Tramway Stakes is a Group 2 race for 3yo & upwards horses held each September at Randwick racecourse in Sydney during the spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set plus penalty conditions and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Tramway Stakes was won by Comin' Through from Tom Melbourne with Dixie Blossoms third.
Upgraded from Group 3 to Group 2 status for the 2013/2014 racing season, the winner of this race is exempt from ballot on the Epsom Handicap. The race itself is held on the same day as the Gr2 Chelmsford Stakes and Group 2 Furious Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 1st September 2018|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||4yo & Up - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2018 Winner:||Comin' Through|
The Tramway Stakes generally attracts moe than handy types rather than the upper echelon and a race such as the Gr3 Show County Quality is typically a good lead-up race.
In recent times Bank Robber (2008), Primus (2006) and Sportsman (2003) won the Show County Quality before winning this race and number of horses have placed in both races over the past few years.
Of late, the Tramway Stakes has proven to be a good guide to future big race winners at Randwick during the spring, with Sincero (2011) winning the Gr1 George Main Stakes and Secret Admirer (2nd in 2011) claiming the Gr1 Epsom Handicap.
Steps in Time (10th in 2012) and Thankgodyou’rehere (3rd in 2011) won the Gr3 Bill Ritchie Handicap after contesting this event.
Top galloper Rangirangdoo (2009) ran second in the Gr1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick after winning this race and he then travelled to Melbourne to win the Gr2 Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley on WS Cox Plate day.
Comin' Through (2018) resumed from a spell to score an impressive victory in this event for the Chris Waller stable at Rosehill. The Fastnet Rock gelding took out the Gr1 Doomben Cup at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane before his spell.
Recent Tramway Stakes winners include Happy Clapper (2017) and Hauraki (2016).
1. $8.00 Comin' Through 58.0 Michael Walker
2. $5.00 Tom Melbourne 55.0 Corey Brown
3. $12.00 Dixie Blossoms 55.5 Christian Reith
4. $19.00 Arbeitsam 56.0 Tim Clark
5. $21.00 Egg Tart 57.0 Tye Angland
6. $31.00 Youngstar 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
7. $2.80 Le Romain 59.0 Hugh Bowman
8. $7.00 Lanciato 56.0 Tommy Berry
9. $21.00 Nettoyer 53.0 Ms Rachel King
10. $81.00 Takedown 58.0 Jay Ford
11. $19.00 Duca Valentinois 56.0 Joshua Parr
Margins: 0.2 len, 0.1 len
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|2018||Comin' Through||Tom Melbourne||Dixie Blossoms||1:22.1|
|2017||Happy Clapper||Tom Melbourne||Invincible Gem||1:21.9|
|2014||Lucia Valentina||Tiger Tees||Toydini||1:26.6|
|2012||Tagus||Kontiki Park||Moment Of Time||1:22.5|
|2009||Rangirangdoo||Strat's Flyer||Murray's Sun||1:21.9|
|2008||Bank Robber||Kick 'N Chase||Vecchia Roma||1:25.7|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2004||Nips||West Country||Desert War||1:22.9|
|2002||Gordo||Shot Of Thunder||Universal Prince||1:24.0|
|2001||Diamond Dane||Maitland Gold||Kootoomootoo||1:18.3|
|2000||Mr Innocent||Eau D'Scay||Freemason||1:20.6|
|1998||Corporate James||Northern Drake||Adam||1:28.2|
|1997||Galactic Valley||Might And Power||Golf Circuit||1:25.9|
|1994||Big Dreams||Skilful Star||Navy Seal||1:22.7|
|1993||Ghost Story||Flitter||Loving Cup||1:23.1|
|1992||Cobbora||Century Reign||Big Dreams||1:22.7|
|1991||Moville Peter||Majestic Boy||Livistona Lane||1:24.1|
|1990||Shaftesbury Avenue||Livistona Lane||Easy Prey||1:22.6|
|1989||Cole Diesel||My Red Dear||Glacier Peak||1:22.5|
|1988||Gold Trump||Prankster||True Dreams||1:22.7|