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).

2018 Apollo Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Endless Drama
  • 2nd: #8 Global Glamour
  • 3rd: #6 Comin' Through



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 2018 ran on Saturday February 17, 2018 , but dual champion Winx was been ruled out of the race first-up. Trainer Chris Waller still won with stablemate Endless Drama.

2018 Apollo Stakes
Date: Saturday February 17, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2018 Apollo Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Endless Drama
  • 2nd: #8 Global Glamour
  • 3rd: #6 Comin’ Through

Check out the full Apollo Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the breakthrough win down under by the Chris Waller-trained Endless Drama who improved on his third to super stablemate Winx in the same race 12 months ago. Endless Drama wore down a gutsy Global Glamour to salute, while the also Waller-trained Comin’ Through caught the eye flashing home late for third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 3 59kg $4.20F
2 8 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King (a) 0.2L 4 57kg $5
3 6 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Jason Collett 0.4L 8 59kg $7.50
4 2 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 0.5L 1 59kg $7
5 9 ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 2L 5 55.5kg $4.60
6 4 STAMPEDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 6.6L 9 59kg $8
7 1 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Tim Clark 7.3L 2 59kg $21
8 5 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 8.8L 7 59kg $18
7 LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham 0

2018 Apollo Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #2 Prized Icon
  • 2nd: #8 Global Glamour
  • 3rd: #1 Classic Uniform

Read our insider Apollo Stakes 2018 Tips & Betting Update now.

2018 Apollo Stakes Odds & Betting

The Apollo Stakes 2018 betting odds and market links will be published the week of the race so stay tuned.

Early Apollo Stakes betting was led by dual defending champion Winx who was set to resume in the 2018 Apollo Stakes before the Hugh Bowman suspension drama saw her saved for a first-up run on March 3 in the Chipping Norton Stakes instead.

2018 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 2018 Apollo Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 14, 2018 and will be published below.

The Apollo Stakes 2018 Final Field features just the nine runners and even without the inclusion of Winx, there is plenty of depth to the race. Winx trainer Chris Waller has two runners with Endless Drama and Comin’ Through, while Mark Newnham’s Carrington Stakes winner Lanciato steps up in grade chasing a third win on the trot.

Read more on the Winx-Less Apollo Stakes 2018 Field.

2018 Apollo Stakes Field Update: Mark Newnham’s Carrington Stakes winner – #7 Lanciato (6) – has been scratched from the field with his trainer uncertain how the horse would stack-up meeting Carrington Stakes placegetters Prized Icon and Endless Drama far worse in the weights.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x80222511x CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Tim Clark 2 59kg 109
2 x6202720x2 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1 59kg 107
3 15x0x360x3 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 3 59kg 104
4 212411x13x STAMPEDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 9 59kg 103
5 126x69650x INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 7 59kg 102
6 5338x1160x COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Jason Collett 8 59kg 101
7 5x31x1x311 LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham 6 59kg 96
8 1302x19x64 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King (a) 4 57kg 107
9 1213×3 ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 5 55.5kg 88

2018 Apollo Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Apollo Stakes nominations will be published below as soon as released by Racing NSW on February 12, 2018.

The official Apollo Stakes 2018 Nominations drew 14 hopefuls and are extended until 11am (AEDT) on Tuesday. Without Winx in the mix it is an open race and standout entries include the Expressway Stakes third placed colt Addictive Nature, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott’s dual Group 1 winning mare Global Glamour and the Kris Lees-trained Prized Icon looking to return to winning form second-up.

Read more on the standout 2018 Apollo Stakes Nominations.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1213×3 ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker 88
2 x22115x112 ALOT LIKE HOME G 4 Steven Fell 71
3 311743x BERDIBEK (FR) G 4 John O’Shea 82
4 x80222511x CLASSIC UNIFORM G 5 Gary Moore 109
5 5338x1160x COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller 101
6 11x214119x DEPLOY G 5 Gerald Ryan 109
7 15x0x360x3 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 104
8 1302x19x64 GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
9 126x69650x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
10 5x31x1x311 LANCIATO (NZ) G 5 Mark Newnham 96
11 x6202720x2 PRIZED ICON H 4 Kris Lees 107
12 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 110
13 112×12 SIEGE OF QUEBEC C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82
14 212411x13x STAMPEDE H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103

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 TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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