The 2016 Apollo Stakes is a 1400m sprint event held at Sydney’s Rosehill 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 and plenty of stud value on top of that for the winner.
The Apollo Stakes 2016 will run on Saturday 13th of February, 2016.
|Date:||13th of February, 2016|
2016 Apollo Stakes Field
The Apollo Stakes field usually features a talented range of sprinters from an assortment of preparations, with many trainers choosing to contest it first up. You can usually view the Apollo Stakes field from about midday onwards on the Wednesday prior to the race.
The 2016 Apollo Stakes field is uploaded here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||42x758701x||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Christian Reith||7||59kg||110|
|2||55x143121x||MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE)||John O’Shea||James McDonald||5||59kg||107|
|3||31x075003x||GRAND MARSHAL (GB)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||6||59kg||106|
|4||52x0x3399x||DIBAYANI (IRE)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Tye Angland||11||59kg||105|
|5||0212x0728x||HAURAKI||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||2||59kg||104|
|6||210x09936x||LEEBAZ (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||8||59kg||104|
|7||1x711x6013||CENTRE PIVOT||Peter Robl||–||3||59kg||102|
|8||15211x111x||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||1||57kg||116|
|9||141x98046x||GUST OF WIND (NZ)||John Sargent||Brenton Avdulla||10||57kg||105|
|10||x120x281x2||SOLICIT||Gerald Ryan||Kerrin McEvoy||4||57kg||104|
|11||21x692330x||BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Tim Clark||9||57kg||98|
2016 Apollo Stakes Nominations
The Apollo Stakes nominations usually feature a fairly decent range of runners, with some genuinely top sprinters choosing to contest the race as part of their ongoing campaign. Traditionally announced on the Monday prior to the race, the Apollo Stakes nominations are always worth listening out for.
The 2016 Apollo Stakes nominations are published below.
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.
2005 winner Grand Armee holds the record for the fastest race time with 1 minute 21.06 seconds. The slowest winning race time was recorded by Red Nose in 1981 with 1 minute 28.70 seconds.
Recent Apollo Stakes Winners
|1st||Contributer||1 minute 22 seconds|
|1st||Appearance||1 minutes 21.97 seconds|
|1st||Alma’s Fury||1 minutes 27.32 seconds|
|2nd||Tougher Than Ever|
|1st||Rain Affair||1 minutes 22.3 seconds|
|1st||Melito||1 minutes 22.2 seconds|
Winning Edge Presentations Classic
|1st||Danleigh||1 minute 22.91 seconds|
|3rd||Palacio De Cristal|
|1st||Tuesday Joy||1 minute 25.78 seconds|
|1st||Racing To Win||1 minute 24.33 seconds|
|1st||Desert War||1 minute 22.23 seconds|
|1st||Ike’s Dream||1 minute 22.15 seconds|
|1st||Grand Armee||1 minute 21.06 seconds|
|2nd||Court’s In Session|
|1st||Private Steer||1 minute 23.54 seconds|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 22.49 seconds|
|1st||Ha Ha||1 minute 23.10 seconds|
|3rd||Tie The Knot|
|1st||Sunline||1 minute 25.45 seconds|
|1st||Sunline||1 minute 27.69 seconds|