The 2016 Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 1200m sprint race held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on the first Saturday in October, the same day as Melbourne’s AFL Grand Final.
Worth $200,000 in prize money, the weight for age event attracts several horses which have already competed in the weight-for-age Missile Stakes two weeks earlier. 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), Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m), Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) and three Listed events.
|Date:||October 1, 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Weight-for-age|
2016 Premiere Stakes Field
The Premiere Stakes 2016 field and barrier draw was released on Wednesday September 28 and featured 15 final acceptors led by English before the early scratching of Russian Revolution who runs in the Roman Consul Stakes instead earlier on the card.
See below for the official 2016 Premiere Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw and follow the link for a complete race preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||264x321x24||UNDER THE LOUVRE||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||1||58.5kg||110|
|2||1x130x154x||OUR BOY MALACHI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||TBD||12||58.5kg||108|
|3||354094×236||REBEL DANE||Gary Portelli||Jason Collett||13||58.5kg||106|
|4||7x243120x1||TAKEDOWN||Gary Moore||Blake Shinn||2||58.5kg||106|
|5||x63512832x||AMOVATIO||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||15||58.5kg||105|
|6||61x0007x83||FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ)||Noel Mayfield-Smith||Jay Ford||7||58.5kg||104|
|7||23121x377x||GOOD PROJECT||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||58.5kg||104|
|8||62x70x7187||SMART VOLATILITY||John Sargent||Tye Angland||6||58.5kg||104|
|9||3415370×58||BOSS LANE||Ron Quinton||Ms Kathy O’Hara||8||58.5kg||101|
|10||5829x1391x||HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME||Con Karakatsanis||Ms Samantha Clenton (a)||5||58.5kg||101|
|11||x0130x10x3||KAEPERNICK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||TBD||4||58.5kg||101|
|12||45x111x13||SOUTHERN LEGEND||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||14||58.5kg||96|
|13||126x1631x5||ENGLISH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tommy Berry||11||56.5kg||110|
|14||x52311118x||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||James McDonald||9||56.5kg||102|
|15||111||RUSSIAN REVOLUTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||10||53kg||79|
2016 Premiere Stakes Betting
The latest Premiere Stakes 2016 betting odds are listed below, pricing from Ladbrokes.com.au.
2016 Premiere Stakes Nominations
The Premiere Stakes 2016 nominations were taken by Racing NSW on Monday September 26 and feature 18 hopeful sprinters including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Group 1 All Aged Stakes winner from the autumn English.
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. Since its inauguration, 2005 winner Shania Dane has managed to hold the record for the fastest winning time with 1 minute 8.83 seconds. Other notable Premiere Stakes winners include Kingston Town (1981), Emancipation (1983) and Arinosa (2013).
Premiere Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.
Premiere Stakes Results
|2015Premiere Stakes||1st||Terravista||1 minute 9.10 seconds|
|3rd||That’s A Good Idea|
|2014Premiere Stakes||1st||Famous Seamus||1 minute 9.86 seconds|
|3rd||Wouldn’t It Be Nice|
|2013Premiere Stakes||1st||Arinosa||1 minute 9.37 seconds|
|2012Premiere Stakes||1st||Red Tracer||1 minute 9.67 seconds|
|2011Premiere Stakes||1st||Neeson||1 minute 10.2 seconds|
|3rd||Love Conquers All|
|2010Premiere Stakes||1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 09.87 seconds|
|2009Premiere Stakes||1st||Mentality||1 minute 10.46 seconds|
|2008Premiere Stakes||1st||Triple Honour||1 minute 10.13 seconds|
|3rd||Reigning To Win|
|2007Premiere Stakes||1st||German Chocolate||1 minute 9.87 seconds|
|2006Premiere Stakes||1st||Paratroopers||1 minute 10.29 seconds|
|2005Premiere Stakes||1st||Shania Dane||1 minute 8.83 seconds|
|3rd||Spark Of Life|
|2004Premiere Stakes||1st||Spark Of Life||1 minute 9.8 seconds|
|2nd||Into The Night|
|2003Premiere Stakes||1st||Thorn Park||1 minute 9.02 seconds|
|2002Premiere Stakes||1st||Century Kid||1 minute 9.35 seconds|
|2001Premiere Stakes||1st||On Type||1 minute 10.3 seconds|
|2000Premiere Stakes||1st||Mr. Innocent||1 minute 8.97 seconds|