The 2016 Missile Stakes is a Group 2 sprinting event raced over a distance of 1200m. The Missile Stakes is held at Royal Randwick Racecourse every year around early August. The Missile Stakes is worth $175,000 and is open to horses aged three years and older.
Competing under weight-for-age conditions, the Missile Stakes field usually attracts a decent selection of sprinters looking to kick their spring racing campaign off with some black-type success.
The Missile Stakes 2016 will be run on August 6th.
|Race Type:||3YO+ Weight-for-age|
2016 Missile Stakes Field
The 2016 Missile Stakes field are finalised and published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||23x354094x||REBEL DANE||Gary Portelli||Tommy Berry||2||58.5kg||107|
|2||3x652x445x||GENERALIFE||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||5||58.5kg||106|
|3||7x3310x602||BIG MONEY||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||1||58.5kg||105|
|4||6x990x2155||MOUNT NEBO||Allan Denham||Jason Collett||4||58.5kg||93|
|5||00×9645762||WOULDNT IT BE NICE||Paul Perry||Christian Reith||7||58.5kg||90|
|6||7710x3600x||TYCOON TARA||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||6||56.5kg||95|
|7||1x1121x||CAPITALIST||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||3||51.5kg||101|
Missile Stakes History
The Missile Stakes was inaugurated in 1978 as a Principal Race, prior to being reclassified as a Group 3 event in 1980. For the 2014 edition, the race was upgraded to Group 2. The Missile Stakes has been held at a few different venues over time, with Rosehill playing host until 2011, then Warwick Farm stepping in for 2012, and plans now to keep the race at Randwick where it has been since the 2013 edition.
The Missile Stakes was initially raced over 1100m. In 2010, the race began to be raced over 1200m and has remained at that distance since. The Missile Stakes forms a popular double with the Premiere Stakes at Rosehill, which German Chocolate (2007) and Spark of Life (2004) have both managed to achieve.
Notable Missile Stakes winners include Commands (1999), Lonhro (2002) and Pompeii (2003). Missile Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.
Missile Stakes Results
|1st||Tycoon Tara||1 minute 15.6 seconds|
|1st||Burbero||1 minute 09.1 seconds|
|3rd||Temple Of Boom|
|1st||Sweet Idea||1 minute 09.4 seconds|
|1st||Rain Affair||1 minute 10.8 seconds|
|1st||Pinwheel||1 minute 09.7 seconds|
|1st||Rain Affair||1 minute 10.7 seconds|
|1st||Love Conquers All||1 minute 12.4 seconds|
|1st||Teasing||1 minute 104.4 seconds|
|1st||Captain Bax||1 minute 05.4 seconds|
|1st||German Chocolate||1 minute 04.6 seconds|
|1st||Imprisoned||1 minute 06.3 seconds|
|1st||Dance Hero||1 minute 02.8 seconds|
|3rd||Spark Of Life|
|1st||Spark Of Life||1 minute 02.8 seconds|
|2nd||Into The Night|
|1st||Pompeii||1 minute 03.7 seconds|
|3rd||Our Egyptian Raine|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 03.5 seconds|
|1st||Sportsbrat||1 minute 06.7 seconds|
|2nd||Air She Goes|
|1st||Padstow||1 minute 03.8 seconds|