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The 2018 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.
Tancred Stakes News
The 2018 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 runs on Saturday March 31, 2018 .
|HE Tancred Stakes 2018|
|Date:||Saturday March 31, 2018|
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.
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 Tips
The Races.com.au team’s insider Tancred Stakes betting tips will be available below the week of the race.
2018 Tancred Stakes Form Guide
Our comprehensive Tancred Stakes Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview will be available the week of the race.
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 BMW 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 will be provided below as available.
2018 Tancred Stakes Field
The 2018 Tancred Stakes field is released by Racing NSW the Wednesday before the race and generally attracts weight-for-age horses out of either Melbourne’s Australian Cup or Sydney’s Ranvet Stakes.
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.
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.
|1st||Jameka||2 minutes 35.65 seconds|
|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|