Premiere Stakes

The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse as part of the Epsom Handicap Day line-up and is a nice lead-up into the $14 million The Everest.

2019 Premiere Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Brutal
  • 2nd: #3 Home Of The Brave
  • 3rd: #2 Classique Legend



The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 1200m sprint race held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on either the last Saturday in September or the first Saturday in October, the day before the NRL Grand Final.

Worth $500,000 in prize money, the weight for age event attracts several horses which have already competed in the weight-for-age Missile Stakes. The Premiere Stakes is held on Epsom Handicap Day and shares a race program with the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) and Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m).

The Premiere Stakes now serves as a nice lead-up race for star sprinters set to return to the track and distance in a fortnight’s time for the $14 million The Everest race.

The Premiere Stakes 2019 ran on Saturday October 5, 2019 , as part of the bumper Epsom Handicap Day line-up of races and was won by returning Doncaster Mile champ Brutal. 

2019 Premiere Stakes
Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $500,000

2019 Premiere Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Brutal
  • 2nd: #3 Home Of The Brave
  • 3rd: #2 Classique Legend

The Premiere Stakes 2019 results saw Team Hawkes’ Doncaster Mile winner Brutal return with a first-up victory in the Group 2 event ahead of a possible run in the $14 million The Everest.

Read more on the smart 2019 Premiere Stakes win by the returning Brutal. 

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 BRUTAL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3 58.5kg $5
2 3 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 0.4L 2 58.5kg $31
3 2 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Nash Rawiller 0.9L 4 58.5kg $2.25F
4 5 GRAFF Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2.7L 1 58.5kg $9.50
5 1 OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2.9L 5 58.5kg $3
4 LAND OF PLENTY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0

2019 Premiere Stakes Betting

The latest Premiere Stakes 2019 betting odds and market links on the gun sprinters in the race will be listed below as soon as available, pricing from Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 Premiere Stakes Field

Each spring the Premiere Stakes, now worth half a million in prize money, attracts a star-studded line-up of sprinters. Gallopers may contest the Premiere Stakes field via lead-up runs in races including the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick a fortnight earlier or be kicking off their carnival campaigns first-up in the event.

The official Premiere Stakes 2019 field and barrier draw will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and listed in full below once announced.

The 2019 Premiere Stakes Final Field drew just six acceptors led by returning Godolphin star Osborne Bulls who has run second in his five last starts all in Group 1 company. Confirmed The Everest hope Classique Legend runs second-up in the race after resuming with a second to Pierata in The Shorts, while Team Hawkes’ welcome back their Doncaster Mile winner Brutal.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 531x22222x OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6 58.5kg 113
2 1131×2 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Nash Rawiller 5 58.5kg 110
3 0x214x70x5 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 3 58.5kg 109
4 314x32460x LAND OF PLENTY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1 58.5kg 109
5 235x440x34 GRAFF Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2 58.5kg 107
6 111x3621x BRUTAL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 58.5kg 105

2019 Premiere Stakes Nominations

The Premiere Stakes 2019 nominations are taken by Racing NSW on the Monday leading-up to Epsom Handicap Day and will be published right here as soon as released.

The 2019 Premiere Stakes Nominations feature plenty of stars among the 11 early entries including The Everest-bound Classique Legend, the returning multiple Group 1 runner-up OSborne Bulls and Sunlight who ran third in last Friday night’s Moir Stakes at The Valley.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x111306x13 ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings 116
2 111x3621x BRUTAL (NZ) H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105
3 1131×2 CLASSIQUE LEGEND G 4 Les Bridge 110
4 235x440x34 GRAFF H 4 Kris Lees 107
5 0x214x70x5 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 8 James Cummings 109
6 314x32460x LAND OF PLENTY H 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 109
7 531x22222x OSBORNE BULLS G 6 James Cummings 113
8 7584069707 ROTOITI (NZ) G 6 Pat O’Grady
9 x5161x514x SANTA ANA LANE G 7 Anthony Freedman 120
10 3x3295213x SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings
11 71x3113x53 SUNLIGHT M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 115

Premiere Stakes History

First won by Outback in 1972, the Premiere Stakes has a history of double winners including Mr. Innocent in 1999-00 and Joanne in 1991-92. Other notable Premiere Stakes winners include Kingston Town (1981), Emancipation (1983) and Terravista (2015). In 2018 Santa Ana Lane set a record time of 1:07.45 winning the Premiere Stakes ahead of a Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic win in Melbourne later that spring.

The Premiere Stakes gained Group 2 status in 1997 and has been run and won at Royal Randwick since 2011.

Premiere Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.

Premiere Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019 Premiere Stakes 1st Brutal 1 minute 10.00 seconds
2nd Home Of The Brave
3rd Classique Legend
2018 Premiere Stakes 1st Santa Ana Lane 1 minute 7.45 seconds (R)
2nd Shoals
3rd In Her Time
2017 Premiere Stakes 1st In Her Time 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd English
3rd Clearly Innocent
2016 Premiere Stakes 1st Takedown 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Our Boy Malachi
3rd Danish Twist
2015 Premiere Stakes 1st Terravista 1 minute 9.10 seconds
2nd Rebel Dane
3rd That’s A Good Idea
2014 Premiere Stakes 1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 9.86 seconds
2nd Charlie Boy
3rd Wouldn’t It Be Nice
2013 Premiere Stakes 1st Arinosa 1 minute 9.37 seconds
2nd Dystopia
3rd Famous Seamus
2012 Premiere Stakes 1st Red Tracer 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Satin Shoes
3rd Emotional Circus
2011 Premiere Stakes 1st Neeson 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Hurtle Myrtle
3rd Love Conquers All
2010 Premiere Stakes 1st Hot Danish 1 minute 09.87 seconds
2nd Trader
3rd Cardinal Virtue
2009 Premiere Stakes 1st Mentality 1 minute 10.46 seconds
2nd Kroner
3rd Phelan Ready
2008 Premiere Stakes 1st Triple Honour 1 minute 10.13 seconds
2nd Captain Bax
3rd Reigning To Win
2007 Premiere Stakes 1st German Chocolate 1 minute 9.87 seconds
2nd Solo Flyer
3rd Fashions Afield
2006 Premiere Stakes 1st Paratroopers 1 minute 10.29 seconds
2nd Imana
3rd Johan’s Toy
2005 Premiere Stakes 1st Shania Dane 1 minute 8.83 seconds
2nd Dance Hero
3rd Spark Of Life
2004 Premiere Stakes 1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Century Kid
2003 Premiere Stakes 1st Thorn Park 1 minute 9.02 seconds
2nd Patezza
3rd Excellerator
2002 Premiere Stakes 1st Century Kid 1 minute 9.35 seconds
2nd Ancient Song
3rd Shogun Lodge
2001 Premiere Stakes 1st On Type 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Padstow
3rd Century Kid
2000 Premiere Stakes 1st Mr. Innocent 1 minute 8.97 seconds
2nd Celestial Choir
3rd Adam

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