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|
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
|1st||Preferment||2 minutes 28.6 seconds|
|1st||Hartnell||2 minutes 29.5 seconds|
|2nd||To The World|
|1st||Silent Achiever||2 minutes 34.29 seconds|
|2nd||It’s A Dundeel|
|1st||Fiveandahalfstar||2 minutes 33.79 seconds|
|1st||Manighar||2 minutes 28.3 seconds|
|1st||Cedarberg||2 minutes 29.7 seconds|
|1st||Littorio||2 minutes 29.38 seconds|
|3rd||No Wine No Song|
|1st||Fiumicino||2 minutes 34.2 seconds|
|1st||Tuesday Joy||2 minutes 35.8 seconds|
|1st||Blutigeroo||2 minutes 26.5 seconds|
|1st||Eremein||2 minutes 27 seconds|
|3rd||Our Smoking Joe|
|1st||Makybe Diva||2 minutes 26.9 seconds|
|1st||Grand Zulu||2 minutes 25.7 seconds|
|1st||Freemason||2 minutes 26.8 seconds|
|1st||Ethereal||2 minutes 29.3 seconds|
|1st||Curata Storm||2 minutes 27.7 seconds|
|1st||Tie The Knot||2 minutes 30.8 seconds|