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The Expressway Stakes is an early Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Group 2 held at the start of the year as a lead-up to the Group 1 autumn races.

2018 Expressway Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Trapeze Artist
  • 2nd: #7 Showtime
  • 3rd: #8 Addictive Nature

The 2018 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 Royal Randwick. Horses may come into the Expressway Stakes first-up in early February and continue onto tougher autumn feature races such as the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) the following month.

The Expressway Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday February 3, 2018.

2018 Expressway Stakes
Date: Saturday February 3, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Expressway Results

  • 1st:  #5 Trapeze Artist
  • 2nd: #7 Showtime
  • 3rd: #8 Addictive Nature

See below for the official Expressway Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, the race won impressively by the returning Golden Rose champ Trapeze Artist who heads towards a mile test in the Randwick Guineas in March.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 5 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 6 55.5kg $3.60
2 7 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 1.25L 5 55.5kg $9.50
3 8 ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 1.45L 2 55.5kg $2.50F
4 2 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 1.9L 3 56.5kg $4.20
5 4 ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 2.3L 1 55.5kg $15
6 3 MEMES Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 7.3L 4 56.5kg $16
1 TOP STRIKER Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 0
6 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker Blake Shinn 0

2018 Expressway Stakes Odds & Betting

The Expressway Stakes 2018 odds will be published below as soon as betting on the Group 2 at Rosehill is released.

2018 Expressway Stakes Field

The Expressway Stakes field attracts a top class line-up of early autumn sprint types, many eyeing Group 1 autumn races later in the season.

The 2018 Expressway Stakes field is set for release on January 31, 2018 will be published in full below.

The official Expressway Stakes 2018 Final Field features just eight hopefuls including dual Group 1 winning mare Global Glamour, returning VRC Derby champ Ace High with the rails run from barrier one and Golden Rose winner from last September at the track Trapeze Artist.

Read more on the Confirmed 2018 Expressway Stakes Horses.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 124x6905x0 TOP STRIKER Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 8 58.5kg 81
2 21302x19x6 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 3 56.5kg 108
3 11311216×1 MEMES Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 4 56.5kg 95
4 64x155111x ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 1 55.5kg 108
5 4163x6410x TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 6 55.5kg 102
6 24×8110832 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker Blake Shinn 7 55.5kg 86
7 342x21510x SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5kg 84
8 1213x ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2 55.5kg 77

2018 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 2018 Expressway Stakes nominations are set for release on Monday January 29, 2018 and will be published below.

The Expressway Stakes 2018 Nominations drew nine hopefuls with early entries extended until 11am (AEST) on 30/01/2018. Standouts among the Expressway Stakes nominations include the returning Victoria Derby winner Ace High and the outstanding Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained mare Global Glamour.

Read more on the 2018 Expressway Stakes Nominations including the returning Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 64x155111x ACE HIGH C 3 David Payne 108
2 1213x ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker 77
3 62x5278x13 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL M 5 Bjorn Baker 103
4 21302x19x6 GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
5 24×8110832 GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 86
6 11311216×1 MEMES M 4 Jason Coyle 95
7 x21221x42x MORE TO GAIN G 5 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 82
8 342x21510x SHOWTIME C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 84
9 4163x6410x TRAPEZE ARTIST C 3 Gerald Ryan 102

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. Plenty of top class gallopers have taken out the race and notable Expressway Stakes winners include Saintly (1996), Tie The Knot (2001), Lonhro (2003) and more recently Rangirangdoo (2010) and Appearance (2014).

The Expressway Stakes winners and results going back to 2000 are listed below.

Recent Expressway Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
Expressway Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Trapeze Artist 1 minute 10.41 seconds
2nd Showtime
3rd Addictive Nature
Expressway Stakes
1st Music Magnate 1 minute 9.48 seconds
2nd Kuro
3rd Ball Of Muscle
Expressway Stakes
1st Our Boy Malachi 1 minute 11.65 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Big Money
Expressway Stakes
1st Weary 1 minute 10.66 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd Territory
Expressway Stakes
1st Appearance 1 minute 9.06 seconds
2nd River Lad
3rd Sizzling
Expressway Stakes
1st Happy Galaxy 1 minute 9.82 seconds
2nd Skytrain
3rd Centennial Park
Expressway Stakes
1st Rain Affair 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Centennial Park
3rd Shoot Out
Expressway Stakes
1st Centennial Park 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Love Conquers All
3rd Hot Danish
Expressway Stakes
1st Rangirangdoo 1 minute 12.66 seconds
2nd Dao Dao
3rd McClintock
Expressway Stakes
1st Burdekin Blues 1 minute 9.76 seconds
2nd Gold Trail
3rd Hurried Choice
Expressway Stakes
1st Paratroopers 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd He’s Canny
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
Expressway Stakes
1st Mentality 1 minute 9.96 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd More Than Lucky
Expressway Stakes
1st Court’s In Session 1 minute 9.15 seconds
2nd Shania Dane
3rd Primus
Expressway Stakes
1st Court’s In Session 1 minute 9.51 seconds
2nd Our Egyptian Raine
3rd Grand Armee
Expressway Stakes
1st Sportsman 1 minute 8.37 seconds
2nd Thorn Park
3rd Excellerator
Expressway Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 10.66 seconds
2nd Belle Du Jour
3rd Carael Boy
Expressway Stakes
1st Ateates 1 minute 11.23 seconds
2nd Viscount
3rd Caissa
Expressway Stakes
1st Tie The Knot 1 minute 9.98 seconds
2nd Referral
3rd Landsighting
Expressway Stakes
1st Mr. Innocent 1 minute 9.25 seconds
2nd Adam
3rd Commands

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