Expressway Stakes

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

2017 Expressway Stakes Results

  • 1st: Music Magnate
  • 2nd: Kuro
  • 3rd: Ball Of Muscle

Expressway Stakes News

Music Magnate on 2017 TJ Smith Stakes Expressway

Music Magnate on 2017 TJ Smith Stakes Expressway

The lucrative TJ Smith Stakes 2017 at Randwick in April’s ‘The Championships’ could be on the cards this autumn for the Bjorn Baker-trained Music Magnate after the horse resumed with an Expressway Stakes win in Sydney over the weekend. Just six horses took to the Rosehill track on Saturday in the $200,000 Group 2 Expressway…

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 ran on Saturday January 28, 2017.

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

2017 Expressway Stakes Results

See below for the official 2017 Expressway Stakes Results & Finishing Order and follow the link for a full race review on the first-up win of TJ Smith Stakes-bound Music Magnate.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 2 58.5kg $1.95F
2 2 KURO (NZ) Joseph Pride Joshua Parr 1.3L 1 58.5kg $4.40
3 3 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Tim Clark 2.1L 4 58.5kg $6.50
4 4 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Hugh Bowman 2.3L 5 58.5kg $13
5 6 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 3.2L 6 55kg $16
6 5 HANDFAST John O’Shea James Doyle 4.1L 3 58.5kg $13

2017 Expressway Stakes Odds & Betting

The Expressway Stakes 2017 odds will be published below as soon as betting on the Group 2 at Rosehill is released.

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.

Check out the official 2017 Expressway Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below – clicking on the link for a full rundown of the six horses in the mix and their current Expressway Stakes betting prices.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 2311x1210x MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 2 58.5kg 109
2 x360x22171 KURO (NZ) Joseph Pride Joshua Parr 1 58.5kg 105
3 x68x265x63 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Tim Clark 4 58.5kg 104
4 10x6025x75 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg 104
5 11414x345x HANDFAST John O’Shea James Doyle 3 58.5kg 86
6 2x710210x ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 6 55kg 85

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.

Check out the official 2017 Expressway Stakes Nominations below and follow the link to read more on the sprinters in the mix.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 2x710210x ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 85
2 x68x265x63 BALL OF MUSCLE G 6 Joseph Pride 104
3 10x6025x75 BIG MONEY G 7 Rodney Northam 104
4 3525x456x4 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
5 33236×1516 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL M 4 Bjorn Baker 94
6 11414x345x HANDFAST G 4 John O’Shea 86
7 4497x000x6 HEART TESTA G 7 Matthew Smith 90
8 x360x22171 KURO (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 105
9 2311x1210x MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker 109

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
2018
Expressway Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Expressway Stakes
1st Music Magnate 1 minute 9.48 seconds
2nd Kuro
3rd Ball Of Muscle
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