Premiere Stakes

The 2017 Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Premiere Stakes News

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The 2017 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 $500,000 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.

Premiere Stakes
Date: September 30, 2017
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $500,000

2017 Premiere Stakes Field

The Premiere Stakes 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.

Premiere Stakes Betting

The latest Premiere Stakes betting odds are listed below, pricing from

2017 Premiere Stakes Nominations

The Premiere Stakes 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.

Read the full 2016 Premiere Stakes Nominations now.

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

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