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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 2016 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 which 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 held in two weeks time at the same venue.

The Expressway Stakes 2016 will be run on Saturday January 30th, 2016.

Expressway Stakes
Date: January 30th, 2016
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2016 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 2016 Expressway Stakes field will be provided below on the Wednesday before race day.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x400x0x6 RIVER LAD Kris Lees Christian Reith 8 58.5kg 108
2 12x80x568x TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 1 58.5kg 108
3 x1533x652x GENERALIFE John O’Shea James McDonald 6 58.5kg 106
4 1x111x130x OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 58.5kg 106
5 911x9607x3 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 2 58.5kg 104
6 561143121x FORGET Kim Waugh Blake Shinn 3 58.5kg 100
7 0x120x281x SOLICIT Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 5 56.5kg 104
8 212×48 KING’S TROOP Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 7 55kg 78

2016 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.

The 2016 Expressway Stakes nominations will be published here on the Monday leading up to the race.

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
Expressway Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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