Peter Young Stakes

The Peter Young Stakes is a Group 2 Blue Diamond Stakes Day race held at Caulfield in February as a lead-up to the Australian Cup.

2017 Peter Young Stakes Results

  • 1st: Stratum Star
  • 2nd: Humidor
  • 3rd: The United States

Peter Young Stakes News

Stratum Star heads to the Australian Cup after Peter Young Stakes win

Stratum Star heads to the Australian Cup after Peter Young Stakes win

Tough galloper Stratum Star will now head towards the 2017 Australian Cup after scoring a hat trick of wins with his victory in the Group 2 $200,000 Crown Lager Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield today. The Darren Weir trained Stratum Star travelled to Perth over the summer to win the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston…

The Peter Young Stakes – formerly the St George Stakes – is a Group 2 thoroughbred race held mid-way through the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival on Blue Diamond Stakes Day in February at Caulfield.

The Peter Young Stakes is a middle distance race run over 1800m under weight-for-age conditions and is worth $200,000. It is the first weight-for-age race at the carnival run over a distance greater than 1400m and so attracts a quality field of runners seeking a bit more distance.

There are an incredible eight group races held at the meeting including three Group 1 events, the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) and the Futurity Stakes (1600m). The other Group 2 races on the day are the Autumn Stakes (1400m), Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) and the Caulfield Autumn Classic (1800m). Finally there is one Group 3 race, the Mannerism Stakes (1400m).

Horses running in the Peter Young Stakes may have previously contested the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes two weeks prior. The Peter Young Stakes is also an ideal lead-up to the premier weight-for-age race of the carnival, the $1million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) held a fortnight later on Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing.

The Peter Young Stakes has been a terrific guide to the Australian Cup over the years with many champions of the Australian turf winning both races including Pompeii Ruler (2007), Lonhro (2004), Northerly (2002 & 2003), Istidaad (1999), Dane Ripper (1998), Durbridge (1994 & 1995) and Let’s Elope (1992).

This season’s edition of the Peter Young Stakes 2017 is ran on February 25, 2017 on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Peter Young Stakes
Date: February 25, 2017
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1900

2017 Peter Young Stakes Results

Check out the full Peter Young Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – the Group 2 won by the Darren Weir-trained Australian Cup hope Stratum Star in a narrow effort over his in-form stablemate Humidor.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3 59kg $6
2 9 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 0.2L 5 59kg $5
3 3 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 0.6L 1 59kg $8.50
4 10 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 0.8L 8 57kg $3.60F
5 11 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1.3L 10 57kg $26
6 6 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 1.4L 9 59kg $21
7 7 TALLY John O’Shea Craig Williams 2.15L 2 59kg $18
8 4 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 2.35L 11 59kg $71
9 8 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Joao Moreira 3.1L 6 59kg $7.50
10 2 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 4.35L 4 59kg $11
11 5 ALMOONQITH (USA) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Moore 5.1L 7 59kg $61

2017 Peter Young Stakes Odds

The latest Peter Young Stakes 2017 betting odds will be provided below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

2017 Peter Young Stakes Field

The Peter Young Stakes attracts a class line-up of staying types heading towards the Australian Cup field in a fortnight.

The official 2017 Peter Young Stakes field and barriers will be released below on Wednesday February 22, 2017.

The completed 2017 Peter Young Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw can be seen below, with a detailed preview on the key chances including Humidor and Jameka found by following the link.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 033×850211 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3 59kg 111
2 0x015551x7 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 4 59kg 113
3 5212x6145x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 1 59kg 111
4 610x703x80 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 11 59kg 109
5 65x808462x ALMOONQITH (USA) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Moore 7 59kg 107
6 13x183538x EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 9 59kg 112
7 13x02303x3 TALLY John O’Shea Craig Williams 2 59kg 104
8 0x266223x6 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Joao Moreira 6 59kg 98
9 1x31129x42 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 5 59kg 102
10 4x471210x4 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 8 57kg 113
11 4x27156x55 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 10 57kg 107

2017 Peter Young Stakes Nominations

The Peter Young Stakes nominations feature a host of autumn gallopers coming off lead-up runs in races like the Carlyon Cup and CF Orr Stakes and are released by Racing Victoria the Monday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

See below for the full 2017 Peter Young Stakes Nominations – a full rundown on the key entries including Caulfield Cup winner Jameka, Darren Weir’s Magic Millions Trophy champ last start Stratum Star and his in-form stablemate Humidor found by following the link.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 65x808462x ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
2 0x015551x7 AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 113
3 9x44x31115 BOOM TIME H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 96
4 3423414x DARABAD (FR) H 4 Robbie Laing 82
5 706116×113 ECUADOR (NZ) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 109
6 13x183538x EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
7 1x31129x42 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir 102
8 4x471210x4 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher 113
9 610x703x80 MOURINHO G 9 Peter Gelagotis 109
10 x2252911x9 PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
11 4x27156x55 REAL LOVE M 6 Darren Weir 107
12 7×59746312 SPIRITOF ENDEAVOUR (USA) G 7 Ryan Balfour 71
13 033×850211 STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir 111
14 13x02303x3 TALLY G 4 John O’Shea 104
15 5212x6145x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott 111
16 0x266223x6 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 98

Peter Young Stakes / St George Stakes History

The St George Stakes is one of the older Australian thoroughbred races having first run in 1900 when Parthian claimed victory. It began as a Principal race run over nine furlongs and continued under the same status and distance right up until 1973 when Australia adopted the metric system and converted the race distance to 1800m. Through that time there was only one year when the St George Stakes was not held, 1921.

In 1979 the St George Stakes was elevated to Group 2 status and the race length was dramatically shortened to 1200m for one year. The following year in 1980 the distance reverted back to 1800m. In 1982 the distance decreased to 1600m, then in 1983 it was run over 1800m, in 1984 it shortened again to 1600m for four years until 1988 when it went back to the distance it remains today 1800m, except for one year in 1995 it was run over 2000m.

It has been known as the Peter Young Stakes since 2012.

Recent St George Stakes / Peter Young Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Peter Young Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Peter Young Stakes
1st Stratum Star 1 minute 48.25 seconds
2nd Humidor
3rd The United States
2016
Peter Young Stakes
1st Bow Creek 1 minute 48.6 seconds
2nd Fenway
3rd Mourinho
2015
Peter Young Stakes
1st Mourinho 1 minute 48.0 seconds
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Akzar
2014
Peter Young Stakes
1st Fiorente 1 minute 50.09 seconds
2nd Mourayan
3rd Star Rolling
2013
Peter Young Stakes
1st Foreteller 1 minute 50.97 seconds
2nd Mr Moet
3rd Budriguez
2012
Peter Young Stakes
1st Lucas Cranach 1 minute 48.8 seconds
2nd Illo
3rd Manighar
2011
St George Stakes
1st Heart Of Dreams 1 minute 48.8 seconds
2nd Precedence
3rd Spacecraft
2010
St George Stakes
1st La Rocket 1 minute 49.04 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Miss Maren
2009
St George Stakes
1st Theseo 1 minute 47.8 seconds
2nd Baughurst
3rd Zarita
2008
St George Stakes
1st Princess Coup 1 minute 51 seconds
2nd Sirmione
3rd Douro Valley
2007
St George Stakes
1st Pompeii Ruler 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Marasco
3rd Aqua D’Amore
2006
St George Stakes
1st Our Smoking Joe 1 minute 50.2 seconds
2nd Lad Of The Manor
3rd Vroom Vroom
2005
St George Stakes
1st Elvstroem 1 minute 49.5 seconds
2nd Makybe Diva
3rd Casual Pass
2004
St George Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 50.9 seconds
2nd Sound Journey
3rd Mummify
2003
St George Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 51.8 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Mr Casanova
2002
St George Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Old Comrade
3rd Piper Star
2001
St George Stakes
1st Cent Home 1 minute 47.1 seconds
2nd Giovana
3rd Kaapstad Way
2000
St George Stakes
1st Royal Voyage 1 minute 49.1 seconds
2nd Oliver Twist
3rd Arena