The 2017 Expressway Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age event raced over 1200m, open to sprinters aged three and over. Held at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse, the Expressway Stakes is the city’s first weight-for-age race of the New Year and suits horses that are in good form and ready for a new season of racing.
The $200,000 Expressway Stakes is also known as a good lead-up to the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) held in two weeks time at the same venue.
The Expressway Stakes 2017 will be run on Saturday January 28.
|Date:||January 28 2017|
2017 Expressway Stakes Field
The Expressway Stakes field is usually comprised of a range of decent sprinting types from Sydney stables and also from further abroad. Because of it’s status as a major Group 2 event, the class of horses in the Expressway Stakes field is usually very high, with some genuine stars featuring amongst them.
The 2017 Expressway Stakes field is set for release on January 25 and will be published in full below.
2017 Expressway Stakes Nominations
The Expressway Stakes nominations are usually announced on the Monday prior to the race. Because of it’s a major lead up race to later feature events, the Expressway Stakes nominations usually include a high number of horses who are intent on an extended Autumn Racing Carnival campaign in both Sydney and Melbourne.
The 2017 Expressway Stakes nominations are set for release on Monday January 23, 2017, and will be published below.
Expressway Stakes History
First held in 1974 as a principal race, the Expressway Stakes was won by I’m Scarlet and remained that status until 1979 when it became a Group 2 race.
Between 1975 and 1980, the Expressway Stakes was run over a distance of 1100m before being moved out to 1200m. During its time as a 1200m event, the fastest winning time was recorded by Cangronde in 1997 with 1 minute 4.91 seconds. The slowest time was recorded by Rangirangdoo in 2010 with 1 minute 12.6 seconds.
Recent Expressway Stakes Winners
|1st||Our Boy Malachi||1 minute 11.65 seconds|
|1st||Weary||1 minute 10.66 seconds|
|1st||Appearance||1 minute 9.06 seconds|
|1st||Happy Galaxy||1 minute 9.82 seconds|
|1st||Rain Affair||1 minute 10.7 seconds|
|1st||Centennial Park||1 minute 10.2 seconds|
|2nd||Love Conquers All|
|1st||Rangirangdoo||1 minute 12.66 seconds|
|1st||Burdekin Blues||1 minute 9.76 seconds|
|1st||Paratroopers||1 minute 9.6 seconds|
|1st||Mentality||1 minute 9.96 seconds|
|3rd||More Than Lucky|
|1st||Court’s In Session||1 minute 9.15 seconds|
|1st||Court’s In Session||1 minute 9.51 seconds|
|2nd||Our Egyptian Raine|
|1st||Sportsman||1 minute 8.37 seconds|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 10.66 seconds|
|2nd||Belle Du Jour|
|1st||Ateates||1 minute 11.23 seconds|
|1st||Tie The Knot||1 minute 9.98 seconds|
|1st||Mr. Innocent||1 minute 9.25 seconds|