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The BMW results: Preferment wins in 2016

The BMW results: Preferment wins in 2016

A brilliant ride by Hugh Bowman saw Preferment win the Group 1 $1.5m The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill today.

Preferment, gold cap, holds off stablemate Who Shot Thebarman to win The BMW at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

A lightning like move approaching the home turn saw Bowman send Preferment ($4.40) to the front to set up a winning break ...

The 2016 BMW Stakes is one of Australia’s richest weight-for-age events that is run as part of the esteemed Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Taking place the week before The Championships at Royal Randwick Racecourse, The BMW is one of two Group 1 races held on the day. The other Group 1 event is the Vinery Stud Stakes.

In 2016, The BMW will be run on Saturday March 26th, 2016.

The BMW Stakes is a staying event run over a distance of 2400m and is worth $1.5 million in prizemoney. Runners in the race may have previously contested other Autumn Racing Carnival events including the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in March, which has been a good guide to the BMW in recent years. Horses to take out the Ranvet Stakes – BMW Stakes double include Tuesday Joy (2008), Eremein (2006) and Tie The Knot (2000). The BMW attracts the finest competitors locally, interstate and from overseas as well with New Zealand raiders often having a strong presence in the race.

The BMW Field

The BMW field has a capacity of 14 horses plus 4 emergency runners.

2016 The BMW Field & Odds

The 2016 The BMW field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x7x9230x55 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 112
2 758701×903 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 7 59kg 110
3 5067101×90 ALMOONQITH (USA) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 5 59kg 107
4 075003×085 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 3 59kg 106
5 x31703x814 ARAB DAWN (GB) John O’Shea James McDonald 10 59kg 99
6 51x7431x05 MONGOLIAN KHAN Murray Baker Opie Bosson 6 58.5kg 114
7 x011907x41 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 58.5kg 114
8 2132314×79 STORM THE STARS (USA) Chris Waller 9 57.5kg 109
9 620027×063 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 1 57kg 109
10 211352 MONTAIGNE (NZ) Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 2 54kg 94

The BMW Nominations

The The BMW nominations will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5067101×90 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 107
2 x31703x814 ARAB DAWN (GB) G 5 John O’Shea 99
3 075003×085 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 106
4 143121×796 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 107
5 51x7431x05 MONGOLIAN KHAN H 4 Murray Baker 114
6 211352 MONTAIGNE (NZ) G 3 Anthony Cummings 94
7 x7x9230x55 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
8 x011907x41 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 114
9 620027×063 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 109
10 276x4212x1 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) G 7 David Vandyke 102
11 2132314×79 STORM THE STARS (USA) H 4 Chris Waller 109
12 758701×903 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 110

Quality horses who perform well in the BMW Stakes often continue on to compete in some of the high status races held later in the year in spring both at the Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnivals. Caulfield and Melbourne Cup runs can be on the agenda for the highest echelon stayers. Many elite gallopers have claimed victory in this race including Makybe Diva (2005), Ethereal (2002), Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000), Might And Power (1998), Octagonal (1996 & 1997) and Our Poetic Prince (1989).

The BMW Stakes
Date: March 26th, 2016
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000
Inaugurated: 1963

The BMW Stakes History

First run in 1963, the inaugural BMW Stakes race was won by Maidenhead. The event was originally a principal race run over 12 furlongs. For one year in 1964 the race was held over 10 furlongs, before reverting back to 12 furlongs the following year. In 1973 the distance was converted to 2400m and then in 1980 the BMW Stakes reached Group 1 status. This event has been known under a number of different names. It was previously called the H E Tancred Stakes, The Tancred Cup and the Mercedes Classic.

The 2016 BMW Stakes Betting

The BMW Stakes is one of the most popular betting races during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival because favourites have an excellent record in the Group 1 event. The BMW Stakes generally draws some of the best horses Australia and the honour roll for the Group 1 event includes equine superstars Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986), Octagonal (1996 and 1997), Might And Power (1998), Tie The Knot (1999 and 2000), Makybe Diva (2005) and Tuesday Joy (2008) – all of whom won the race at short odds in an excellent result for punters.

The BMW Records
Time Record: 2:25.78 set by Grand Zulu in 2004
Most Successful Jockey: R.S. Dye won five times with Dr. Grace (1991), Stony Bay (1995), Octagonal (1997) and Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000).
Multiple Winners: Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000), Octagonal (1996 & 1997).
Most Heavily Weighted Winner (since 1970): Blutigeroo (2007) with 59kg.
Lightest Weighted Winner (since 1970): Major Battle (1976) with 48kg.

Recent BMW Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
BMW Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
BMW Stakes
1st Preferment 2 minutes 28.6 seconds
2nd WhoShotTheBarman
3rd Grand Marshal
BMW Stakes
1st Hartnell 2 minutes 29.5 seconds
2nd To The World
3rd Beaten Up
BMW Stakes
1st Silent Achiever 2 minutes 34.29 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Fiorente
BMW Stakes
1st Fiveandahalfstar 2 minutes 33.79 seconds
2nd Silent Achiever
3rd Sangster
BMW Stakes
1st Manighar 2 minutes 28.3 seconds
2nd Americain
3rd Drunken Sailor
BMW Stakes
1st Cedarberg 2 minutes 29.7 seconds
2nd Mourayan
3rd Linton
BMW Stakes
1st Littorio 2 minutes 29.38 seconds
2nd Zavite
3rd No Wine No Song
BMW Stakes
1st Fiumicino 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd Thesio
3rd Viewed
BMW Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 2 minutes 35.8 seconds
2nd Princess Coup
3rd Sirmoine
BMW Stakes
1st Blutigeroo 2 minutes 26.5 seconds
2nd Railings
3rd Gorky Park
BMW Stakes
1st Eremein 2 minutes 27 seconds
2nd Railings
3rd Our Smoking Joe
BMW Stakes
1st Makybe Diva 2 minutes 26.9 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Vouvray
BMW Stakes
1st Grand Zulu 2 minutes 25.7 seconds
2nd Mummify
3rd Makybe Diva
BMW Stakes
1st Freemason 2 minutes 26.8 seconds
2nd Northerly
3rd Republic Lass
BMW Stakes
1st Ethereal 2 minutes 29.3 seconds
2nd Universal Prince
3rd Rain Gauge
BMW Stakes
1st Curata Storm 2 minutes 27.7 seconds
2nd Kaapstad Way
3rd Giovana
BMW Stakes
1st Tie The Knot 2 minutes 30.8 seconds
2nd Arena
3rd Showella