Expressway Stakes

The 2017 Expressway Stakes is an early Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Group 2 held at Rosehill in late January.

Expressway Stakes News

Melbourne Autumn Group 1s Next For Solicit

Melbourne Autumn Group 1s Next For Solicit

Despite running second as the beaten favourite first-up in Sydney over the weekend trainer Gerald Ryan is pleased with the return of his class mare Solicit who now heads south for the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Group 1s.

Expressway Stakes runner-up Solicit will head to Melbourne next for possible runs in the 2016 CF Orr Stakes and Futurity Stakes at ...

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┬áthat 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.

Expressway Stakes
Date: January 28 2017
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

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

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Expressway Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Expressway Stakes
1st Our Boy Malachi 1 minute 11.65 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Big Money
2015
Expressway Stakes
1st Weary 1 minute 10.66 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd Territory
2014
Expressway Stakes
1st Appearance 1 minute 9.06 seconds
2nd River Lad
3rd Sizzling
2013
Expressway Stakes
1st Happy Galaxy 1 minute 9.82 seconds
2nd Skytrain
3rd Centennial Park
2012
Expressway Stakes
1st Rain Affair 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Centennial Park
3rd Shoot Out
2011
Expressway Stakes
1st Centennial Park 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Love Conquers All
3rd Hot Danish
2010
Expressway Stakes
1st Rangirangdoo 1 minute 12.66 seconds
2nd Dao Dao
3rd McClintock
2009
Expressway Stakes
1st Burdekin Blues 1 minute 9.76 seconds
2nd Gold Trail
3rd Hurried Choice
2008
Expressway Stakes
1st Paratroopers 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd He’s Canny
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
2007
Expressway Stakes
1st Mentality 1 minute 9.96 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd More Than Lucky
2006
Expressway Stakes
1st Court’s In Session 1 minute 9.15 seconds
2nd Shania Dane
3rd Primus
2005
Expressway Stakes
1st Court’s In Session 1 minute 9.51 seconds
2nd Our Egyptian Raine
3rd Grand Armee
2004
Expressway Stakes
1st Sportsman 1 minute 8.37 seconds
2nd Thorn Park
3rd Excellerator
2003
Expressway Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 10.66 seconds
2nd Belle Du Jour
3rd Carael Boy
2002
Expressway Stakes
1st Ateates 1 minute 11.23 seconds
2nd Viscount
3rd Caissa
2001
Expressway Stakes
1st Tie The Knot 1 minute 9.98 seconds
2nd Referral
3rd Landsighting
2000
Expressway Stakes
1st Mr. Innocent 1 minute 9.25 seconds
2nd Adam
3rd Commands