Tancred Stakes

The Tancred Stakes is a weight-for-age Group 1 run over 2400 at Rosehill Gardens in March over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival formerly known as The BMW.

2018 Tancred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Almandin
  • 2nd: #3 Ambitious
  • 3rd: #5 Who Shot Thebarman



The HE Tancred Stakes – formerly The BMW –  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 over the first two Saturdays in April, The BMW is one of two Group 1 races held on the day. The other Group 1 event is the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) for three-year-old fillies.

In 2018, the HE Tancred Stakes ran on Saturday March 31, 2018 and was won by the 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin.

HE Tancred Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday March 31, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000
Inaugurated: 1963

The HE Tancred Stakes is a staying event run over a distance of 2400m and is worth $1.5 million in prize money. Runners in the race may have previously contested other Melbourne & Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival events including the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in March at the same track, which has been a good guide to the race formerly known as The BMW in recent years.

Horses to take out the Ranvet Stakes – Tancred Stakes double include Silent Achiever (2014), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008), Eremein (2006) and Tie The Knot (2000). The Tancred Stakes attracts the finest competitors locally, interstate and from overseas as well with New Zealand raiders often having a strong presence in the race.

Another possible lead-up into the HE Tancred Stakes field is held at Flemington in Melbourne – the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m). That double was recently achieved by Preferment (2016) who won the first leg on protest over Awesome Rock, while in 2017 The BMW winner Jameka backed-up from a second in the Australian Cup and Almandin improved on a fourth in the Australian Cup to win the 2018 Tancred Stakes.

Quality horses who perform well in the Tancred 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).

2018 Tancred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Almandin
  • 2nd: #3 Ambitious
  • 3rd: #5 Who Shot Thebarman

See below for the official Tancred Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the win by the Lloyd Williams-raced 2016 Melbourne Cup champion Almandin who reunited with his winning hoop in the two mile classic Kerrin McEvoy for a big win over Japanese import Ambitious and the always-honest Chris Waller-trained nine-year-old stayer Who Shot Thebarman – the three to clash again in the 2018 Sydney Cup field.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 ALMANDIN (GER) Liam Howley Kerrin McEvoy 9 59kg $3
2 3 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 1.3L 3 59kg $21
3 5 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 1.4L 8 59kg $61
4 1 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 1.6L 7 59kg $2.30F
5 9 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 2L 1 57kg $7
6 6 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Jason Collett 2.3L 2 59kg $21
7 4 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 3.2L 6 59kg $21
8 8 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 5.4L 4 59kg $21
9 10 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Jay Ford 6.7L 5 56.5kg $151
7 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0

2018 Tancred Stakes Tips

The Races.com.au team’s insider Tancred Stakes betting tips will be available below the week of the race.

  • 1st: #9 Single Gaze
  • 2nd: #6 Auvray
  • 3rd: #1 Gailo Chop

Check out our insider 2018 Tancred Stakes Tips & Odds Update now.

2018 Tancred Stakes Form Guide

Our comprehensive Tancred Stakes Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview will be available the week of the race – check it out by following the link!

2018 Tancred Stakes Betting

The Tancred 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 race previously run and won as the Tancred 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 latest 2018 Tancred Stakes betting odds complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below.

2018 Tancred Stakes Field

The 2018 Tancred Stakes field is released Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race and generally attracts weight-for-age horses out of either Melbourne’s Australian Cup or Sydney’s Ranvet Stakes.

The official Tancred Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted just 10 hopefuls but has been reduced to nine weight-for-age hopefuls with the early scratching of the Chris Waller-trained Libran (6). Waller will still saddle-up nine-year-old Sydney Cup-bound Who Shot Thebarman, while the hot favourite Gailo Chop comes in from barrier eight to seven on the quick back-up after taking out last weekend’s Ranvet Stakes.

Read more on the 2018 Tancred Stakes Field Led by Gailo Chop.

Update: Hugh Bowman misses the Tancred Stakes due to illness with Tye Angland a late replacement on the Chris Waller-trained veteran Who Shot Thebarman.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 43150×1121 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 8 59kg 116
2 1x21402x24 ALMANDIN (GER) Liam Howley Kerrin McEvoy 10 59kg 113
3 x24x45x0x9 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 3 59kg 110
4 15867×2816 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 7 59kg 109
5 2x94491x67 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland (late alt) 9 59kg 109
6 412127×561 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Jason Collett 2 59kg 107
7 x616528x42 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 59kg 107
8 x76200x437 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 4 59kg 106
9 54420×2252 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 57kg 109
10 7530x00x78 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Jay Ford 5 56.5kg 99

2018 Tancred Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Tancred Stakes nominations are announced on the Monday before the race and can feature around 20 or more early weight-for-age hopefuls.

The 2018 Tancred Stakes nominations will be available below as soon as released on March 26, 2018.

The early Tancred Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted a dozen hopefuls led by the previous Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes winner Gailo Chop and runner-up Single Gaze. The top two out of the Sky High Stakes also feature in the early entries – extended until 11am (AEDT) on 27/03/2018 – with the winner Auvray and runner-up Libran both seven-year-olds.

Read more on the Gailo Chop-led 2018 Tancred Stakes Nominations.

HE Tancred Stakes History

First run in 1963, the inaugural HE Tancred 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 is officially registered as the H E Tancred Stakes, In honour of the Sydney Turf Club’s former Chairman Henry Eugene Tancred, but was best known as The BMW from 2002 – 2017 due to sponsorship.

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).

Recent Tancred Stakes / The BMW Winners

The BMW Stakes winners and The BMW results dating back to 2000 are listed in the table below on the race now known as the HE Tancred Stakes.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Tancred Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Tancred Stakes
1st Almandin 2 minutes 30.11 seconds
2nd Ambitious
3rd Who Shot Thebarman
2017
BMW Stakes
1st Jameka 2 minutes 35.65 seconds
2nd Humidor
3rd Exospheric
2016
BMW Stakes
1st Preferment 2 minutes 28.6 seconds
2nd WhoShotTheBarman
3rd Grand Marshal
2015
BMW Stakes
1st Hartnell 2 minutes 29.5 seconds
2nd To The World
3rd Beaten Up
2014
BMW Stakes
1st Silent Achiever 2 minutes 34.29 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Fiorente
2013
BMW Stakes
1st Fiveandahalfstar 2 minutes 33.79 seconds
2nd Silent Achiever
3rd Sangster
2012
BMW Stakes
1st Manighar 2 minutes 28.3 seconds
2nd Americain
3rd Drunken Sailor
2011
BMW Stakes
1st Cedarberg 2 minutes 29.7 seconds
2nd Mourayan
3rd Linton
2010
BMW Stakes
1st Littorio 2 minutes 29.38 seconds
2nd Zavite
3rd No Wine No Song
2009
BMW Stakes
1st Fiumicino 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd Thesio
3rd Viewed
2008
BMW Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 2 minutes 35.8 seconds
2nd Princess Coup
3rd Sirmoine
2007
BMW Stakes
1st Blutigeroo 2 minutes 26.5 seconds
2nd Railings
3rd Gorky Park
2006
BMW Stakes
1st Eremein 2 minutes 27 seconds
2nd Railings
3rd Our Smoking Joe
2005
BMW Stakes
1st Makybe Diva 2 minutes 26.9 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Vouvray
2004
BMW Stakes
1st Grand Zulu 2 minutes 25.7 seconds
2nd Mummify
3rd Makybe Diva
2003
BMW Stakes
1st Freemason 2 minutes 26.8 seconds
2nd Northerly
3rd Republic Lass
2002
BMW Stakes
1st Ethereal 2 minutes 29.3 seconds
2nd Universal Prince
3rd Rain Gauge
2001
BMW Stakes
1st Curata Storm 2 minutes 27.7 seconds
2nd Kaapstad Way
3rd Giovana
2000
BMW Stakes
1st Tie The Knot 2 minutes 30.8 seconds
2nd Arena
3rd Showella

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