Apollo Stakes

The Apollo Stakes is a 1400m sprint held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick and has been won for the past two years by Winx (2016-17).

2019 Apollo Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Winx
  • 2nd: #1 Happy Clapper
  • 3rd: #7 Egg Tart



The Apollo Stakes is a 1400m sprint event held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in February each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The Group 2 Apollo Stakes is a weight-for-age event worth $250,000 in prize money.

The Apollo Stakes is held on the same Randwick race card as three other Group status races: the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) all for sprinters.

Many of the Apollo Stakes champions have come via the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) held a fortnight earlier at Rosehill Gardens and will advance on to the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) in a few weeks. Recent winners of the Apollo Stakes – Chipping Norton Stakes double include Contributer (2015) and the mighty mare Winx who did the double in both 2016 and 2017.

The Apollo Stakes 2019 runs on Saturday February 16, 2019 .

2019 Apollo Stakes
Date: Saturday February 16, 2019
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2019 Apollo Stakes Results

    • 1st: #5 Winx
    • 2nd: #1 Happy Clapper
    • 3rd: #7 Egg Tart
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 5 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg
2 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Sam Clipperton 2.3L 1 59kg
3 7 EGG TART Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4.3L 7 57kg
4 2 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Weatherley (a) 4.4L 4 59kg
5 6 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.7L 8 57kg
6 4 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 7.9L 6 59kg
7 8 ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tim Clark 9.4L 2 57kg
8 3 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Jay Ford 10.4L 5 59kg

2019 Apollo Stakes Tips

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Happy Clapper
  • 3rd: Egg Tart

2019 Apollo Stakes Odds & Betting

The Apollo Stakes 2019 betting odds and market links will be published the week of the race so stay tuned.

2019 Apollo Stakes Field

The Apollo Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of autumn horses, many of which are kicking off their campaigns with an eye on bigger races including the Chipping Norton Stakes or the George Ryder Stakes.

For the past two years in 2016 and 2017 the Apollo Stakes field has been dominated by the world’s best mare Winx, who won’t chase a third straight win in the race in 2018 due to the unavailability of her regular rider Hugh Bowman.

The 2019 Apollo Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 13, 2019 and will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x1213x75x HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Sam Clipperton 1 59kg 118
2 14656x641x PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Weatherley 4 59kg 106
3 22x332222x BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Jay Ford 5 59kg 103
4 8x260408x1 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6 59kg 102
5 x111x1111x WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 132
6 0121x6138x UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 57kg 109
7 521x53330x EGG TART Chris Waller 7 57kg 107
8 768x83002x ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tim Clark 2 57kg 105

2019 Apollo Stakes Nominations

The 2019 Apollo Stakes nominations will be published below as soon as released by Racing NSW on February 13, 2019.

Apollo Stakes History

The first recorded win of the Apollo Stakes was in 1977 by Visit. Originally held at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the event was moved to Rosehill in 2005.

Over the past three decades, the most successful jockey was L. Dittman with four wins in 1979, 1985, 1991 and 1993. Double winners of the Apollo Stakes are Juggler in 1996-97 and Sunline in 2000-01.

The most notable recent Apollo Stakes winner was Winx (2016 & 2017) who went on to make history with her eight length win in that year’s Cox Plate when defending her title in the weight-for-age classic. Trainer Chris Waller also took out the race for a third time on the trot in 2018 when Endless Drama enjoyed a Winx-free event to salute for the stable.

See below for the Apollo Stakes results dating back to 2000.

Recent Apollo Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Apollo Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 20.88 seconds
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd Egg Tart
2018
Apollo Stakes
1st Endless Drama 1 minute 22.46 seconds
2nd Global Glamour
3rd Comin’ Through
2017
Apollo Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 22.57 seconds
2nd Hartnell
3rd Endless Drama
2016
Apollo Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 22.03 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Hauraki
2015
Apollo Stakes
1st Contributer 1 minute 22 seconds
2nd Ninth Legion
3rd Weary
2014
Apollo Stakes
1st Appearance 1 minutes 21.97 seconds
2nd Speediness
3rd Moriarty
2013
Apollo Stakes
1st Alma’s Fury 1 minutes 27.32 seconds
2nd Tougher Than Ever
3rd Danleigh
2012
Apollo Stakes
1st Rain Affair 1 minutes 22.3 seconds
2nd Shoot Out
3rd Danleigh
2011
Apollo Stakes
1st Melito 1 minutes 22.2 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Centennial Park
2010
Winning Edge Presentations Classic
1st Danleigh 1 minute 22.91 seconds
2nd Rangirangdoo
3rd Palacio De Cristal
2009
Apollo Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 25.78 seconds
2nd Hurried Choice
3rd Gallant Tess
2008
Apollo Stakes
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 24.33 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Falaise
2007
Apollo Stakes
1st Desert War 1 minute 22.23 seconds
2nd Mentality
3rd Eremein
2006
Apollo Stakes
1st Ike’s Dream 1 minute 22.15 seconds
2nd Shania Dane
3rd Desert War
2005
Apollo Stakes
1st Grand Armee 1 minute 21.06 seconds
2nd Court’s In Session
3rd Desert War
2004
Apollo Stakes
1st Private Steer 1 minute 23.54 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Zanna
2003
Apollo Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 22.49 seconds
2nd Hoeberg
3rd Carael Boy
2002
Apollo Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 23.10 seconds
2nd El Mirada
3rd Tie The Knot
2001
Apollo Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 25.45 seconds
2nd Celestial Choir
3rd Referral
2000
Apollo Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 27.69 seconds
2nd Adam
3rd Hire

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