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The Roman Consul Stakes is a Group 2 spring held at Royal Randwick Racecourse as a lead-up to the Coolmore Stud Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Viridine
  • 2nd: #2 Single Bullet
  • 3rd: #5 Beau Geste



The Roman Consul Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse on a Saturday in early October. Raced over a 1200m distance, the set weights race is open to all three-year-old horses eager to take home a share of the $300,000 in prize money.

Previously held on Epsom Handicap Day, the Roman Consul Stakes now takes place a week later on Spring Champion Stakes Day that is headlined by the final Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival – the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) for Victoria Derby hopefuls.

Those horses which perform well in the Roman Consul Stakes often go on to race in major events such as the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) run on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Brazen Beau (2014) was the last horse to complete the Roman Consul Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double. Some of the major lead-up races to the Roman Consul Stakes include the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes and the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes.

This year the 2017 Roman Consul Stakes took place on Saturday October 7, 2017.

Roman Consul Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday October 7, 2017, 2017
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Viridine
  • 2nd: #2 Single Bullet
  • 3rd: #5 Beau Geste

See below for the full Roman Consul Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the impressive two length win by the short-priced Godolphin-raced favourite Viridine who kept his undefeated record in check.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg $2.25F
2 2 SINGLE BULLET Gary Portelli Tye Angland 2L 7 56.5kg $5.50
3 5 BEAU GESTE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.3L 4 56.5kg $4.80
4 7 ALBUMIN Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 2.4L 5 56.5kg $11
5 8 SHUDABEEN Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 3.4L 6 54.5kg $41
6 6 THE MIGHTY FED David Payne Blake Shinn 4.6L 1 56.5kg $61
7 1 CHAUFFEUR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Sam Clipperton 5.3L 3 56.5kg $6.50
4 SNITZKRAFT Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler Tim Clark 0

Roman Consul Stakes Betting

The latest Roman Consul Stakes betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au complete with market links will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Field

Each year the Roman Consul Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of short-distance three-year-olds eyeing a run down south in the Coolmore Stud Stakes field over the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Gallopers may come into the Roman Consul Stakes field via a number of different lead-ups including the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes a month earlier, which Exosphere (2015) won on way to his Roman Consul success.

The Roman Consul Stakes field and barrier draw are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Roman Consul Stakes Final Field attracted only eight young sprinters with an open betting market currently led by the undefeated colt Viridine for the Godolphin stable.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 132590×266 CHAUFFEUR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Sam Clipperton 4 56.5kg 83
2 223100×2 SINGLE BULLET Gary Portelli Tye Angland 8 56.5kg 80
3 11×1 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg 81
4 2011x36x1 SNITZKRAFT Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler Tim Clark 3 56.5kg 75
5 1×31 BEAU GESTE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 5 56.5kg 73
6 411×66 THE MIGHTY FED David Payne Blake Shinn 1 56.5kg 71
7 219×1273 ALBUMIN Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 6 56.5kg 71
8 6xLx21 SHUDABEEN Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 7 54.5kg 64

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Nominations

The Roman Consul Stakes nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Spring Champion Stakes Day with the full list of early entries available here as soon as released.

The 2017 Roman Consul Stakes Nominations attracted just 11 early entries including Godolphin’s undefeated Poet’s Voice colt Viridine chasing a fourth win from as many starts on the back of a Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) victory at the track in mid-September and the Gary Portelli-trained Group 2 winner Single Bullet who ran second in the same lead-up.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 132590×266 CHAUFFEUR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1 56.5kg 83
2 223100×2 SINGLE BULLET C 3 Gary Portelli 2 56.5kg 80
3 552124×8 GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 3 56.5kg 75
4 11×1 VIRIDINE C 3 James Cummings 4 56.5kg 81
5 2011x36x1 SNITZKRAFT C 3 Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler 5 56.5kg 75
6 1×31 BEAU GESTE C 3 James Cummings 6 56.5kg 73
7 411×66 THE MIGHTY FED G 3 David Payne 7 56.5kg 71
8 219×1273 ALBUMIN G 3 Gerald Ryan 8 56.5kg 71
9 0x5x2111 PIRACY G 3 James Cummings 9 56.5kg 77
10 13 PARET C 3 Chris Waller 10 56.5kg 67
11 6xLx21 SHUDABEEN F 3 Tim Martin 11 54.5kg 64

Roman Consul Stakes History

The Roman Consul Stakes has long occupied an important slot in the Spring Racing Carnival. As a set weights sprint restricted to three year olds, the Roman Consul Stakes is one of those fundamental races that a number of future champion sprinters contest on their way to the top.

Some great horses have taken out the Roman Consul Stakes in the past. Notable Roman Consul Stakes winners include Red Anchor (1984), Show County (1989), Exceed And Excel (2003), Fastnet Rock (2004), Buffering (2010), Zoustar (2013) and Exosphere (2014) among many others. Roman Consul Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.

Roman Consul Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Roman Consul Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Viridine 1 minute 10.24 seconds
2nd Single Bullet
3rd Beau Geste
2016
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Russian Revolution 1 minute 9.08 seconds
2nd Astern
3rd Capitalist
2015
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Exosphere 1 minute 8.52 seconds
2nd Zoutenant
3rd Japonisme
2014
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 9.04 seconds
2nd Nostradamus
3rd Delectation
2013
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Zoustar 1 minute 9.45 seconds
2nd Barbed
3rd Open Book
2012
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Jolie Bay 1 minute 9.62 seconds
2nd Knight Exemplar
3rd Your Song
2011
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Foxwedge 1 minute 11.16 seconds
2nd Masthead
3rd Do You Think
2010
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd Obsequious
3rd Parriwi
2009
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Shellscrape 1 minute 9.97 seconds
2nd Honest Truth
3rd Shadow Assassin
2008
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Montana Flyer 1 minute 11.61 seconds
2nd Drumbeats
3rd Silent But Deadly
2007
Roman Consul Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Reigning To Win 1 minute 10.74 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Mute
2005
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Denmarket 1 minute 10.46 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd De Beers
2004
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Fastnet Rock 1 minute 9.32 seconds
2nd Charge Forward
3rd Star Cat
2003
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 9.14 seconds
2nd Hasna
3rd Ambulance
2002
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Snowland 1 minute 10.64 seconds
2nd Force Apollo
3rd Bollinger
2001
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Stylish Lass 1 minute 4.91 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Mistegic
2000
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Kootoomootoo 1 minute 12.21 seconds
2nd Veteran
3rd Zariz

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