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Caulfield Sprint Nominations Packed With Talent

Caulfield Sprint Nominations Packed With Talent

The 2016 Caulfield Sprint nominations have been released and there is set to be plenty of talent in the Group 2 event.

Lankan Rupee is set to return to the races in the 2016 Caulfield Sprint this weekend. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Lankan Rupee has not been seen at the races since he failed to fire in the Group 2 ...

The 2016 TJ Smith Stakes is a Group 1 race held towards the end of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. A 1200m Group 1 sprint, the TJ Smith is a weight-for-age event worth $1 million in prize money.

This race should not be confused with The TJ Smith, a Group 1 race run a Eagle Farm in June during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The TJ Smith Stakes takes place on the third last meeting of the carnival, Australian Derby Day in April. This great day of racing, held at the esteemed Royal Randwick racecourse, features a total of six group races including two other Group 1 races; the Australian Derby and the AJC Sires Produce Stakes.

The 2016 TJ Smith Stakes will run on Saturday 2nd of April, 2016.

TJ Smith Stakes
Date: 2nd of April, 2016
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $2,500,000
Inaugurated: 1997

Because of the position of the TJ Smith Stakes towards the end of the autumn carnival, punters have a range of lead-up races to gauge the fitness and form of the runners before placing their TJ Smith bets. Good preparation races include the Group 2 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill in March and the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) held on Randwick Guineas Day.

Horses may finish up their autumn campaign in Sydney by running in either the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) or All Aged Stakes (1400m) held the following Saturday on Sydney Cup Day. In recent years both Bentley Biscuit (2007) and Shamekha (2005) followed up their TJ Smith Stakes wins with a victory in the All Aged Stakes.

TJ Smith Stakes Field

Each year the TJ Smith Stakes field comprises a number of strong performers vying for the big purse. Over a heart-pounding 1200m, this weight-for-age Group 1 race is not one to be missed.

2016 TJ Smith Stakes Field

The 2016 TJ Smith Stakes field is likely to be impressive, including several proven horses.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 13x1112x13 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 58.5kg 116
2 01x2617x11 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 8 58.5kg 114
3 39x6241x59 DELECTATION Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 58.5kg 111
4 330x173x29 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 7 58.5kg 111
5 111x130x15 OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 6 58.5kg 108
6 0x123x3540 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Damien Oliver 15 58.5kg 108
7 x815x13x73 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 5 58.5kg 107
8 9x54761x00 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Glyn Schofield 3 58.5kg 106
9 x111136x42 SHIRAZ Tony McEvoy Brett Prebble 9 58.5kg 106
10 x557143x04 FAST ā€™Nā€™ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 13 58.5kg 105
11 464240x30x KNOYDART John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 12 58.5kg 103
12 120×341537 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Tim Clark 1 58.5kg 101
13 1x41111x24 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Zac Purton 10 58.5kg 101
14 110x1114x4 EXOSPHERE John O’Shea James McDonald 4 56.5kg 107
15 1126×16 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 14 54.5kg 103

2016 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations

TJ Smith Stakes History

The TJ Smith Stakes is one of the youngest Sydney races, first run in 1997. Mahogany won the inaugural race, which was then called the Endeavour Stakes and only held listed status. The following year in 1998, the race was renamed in honour of the renowned trainer Tommy Smith and also received Group 3 status. The event worked its way up quickly, elevated to Group 2 status in 2003 and only two years later in 2005 gained Group 1 status.

TJ Smith Stakes Records
Race Record: 1:09.09 set by Takeover Target in 2009.
Most Successful Jockey: N. Rawiller with Takeover Target (2009) and Bentley Biscuit (2007).

Recent TJ Smith Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
TJ Smith Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Chautauqua 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Fell Swoop
3rd Chautauqua
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 11.04 seconds
2nd Lord Of The Sky
3rd Terravista
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1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 12.1 seconds
2nd Rebel Dane
3rd Buffering
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Epaulette
3rd Bel Sprinter
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Master of Design 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Rain Affair
3rd Hallowell Belle
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Hay List
3rd Triple Honour
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1st Melito 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Mic Mac
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd Northern Meteor
3rd Apache Cat
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Reigning To Win
3rd Takeover Target
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Bentley Biscuit 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Black Ink
3rd Virage De Fortune
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Red Oog 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Glamour Puss
3rd Snitzel
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Shamekha 1 minute 12.1 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Only Words
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Dilly Dally 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Legally Bay
3rd Mistegic
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Bel Esprit
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Phoenix Park 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Spinning Hill
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Century Kid 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Spinning Hill
3rd Flavelon
TJ Smith Stakes
1st Shy Hero 1 minute 39.3 seconds
2nd Easy Rocking
3rd High Rolling