Concorde Stakes

The Concorde Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse as a lead-up to The Everest race.

2020 Concorde Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Gytrash
  • 2nd: #1 Nature Strip
  • 3rd: #5 Dirty Work



The Concorde Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Raced over a short distance of 1000 metres, the Concorde Stakes is an exciting sprint that really tests the abilities of some of the more talented horses on the Sydney circuit.

Open to horses of both sexes aged three years and older, the Concorde Stakes is run under set weights with penalties. The Concorde Stakes is held on Chelmsford Stakes Day and shares the race card with three other Group races: the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), Furious Stakes (1200m) and the Tramway Stakes (1400m).

Those horse who perform particularly well in the Concorde Stakes might go on to target the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) back at the track a fortnight later.

The Concorde Stakes is now also a gun lead-up to the world’s richest turf race – the $15 million The Everest (1200m) held back at the track in October. Redzel won back-to-back editions of the Concorde Stakes in 2017 and 2018 ahead of his two historical wins in The Everest.

In 2018 Redzel made history as the first three-time Concorde Stakes winner.

The 2020 Concorde Stakes ran on Saturday September 5, 2020 and saw SA star Gytrash defeat the odds-on favourite Nature Strip ahead of their clash in the $15 million The Everest. 

Concorde Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday September 5, 2020
Racecourse: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 3YO&UP – SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Concorde Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Gytrash
  • 2nd: #1 Nature Strip
  • 3rd: #5 Dirty Work

Gordon Richards’ Group 1 winner Gytrash ($5) was ultra-impressive first-up winning the Concorde Stakes 2020 in a near track record time with a 1.5 length success over the odds-on favourite Nature Strip ($1.45) ahead of a rematch in The Everest 2020.

Click here to read more on the excellent first-up win by Gytrash in the 2020 Concorde Stakes results.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Collett 4 60kg $5
2 1 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 1.5L 6 60.5kg $1.45F
3 5 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2L 3 57kg $10
4 3 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 3.5L 1 59.5kg $21
5 4 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 3.6L 5 59kg $15
6 6 PRAIRIE FIRE Danny Williams Joshua Parr 6.7L 2 56kg $101

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Concorde Stakes Odds

The top Concorde Stakes 2020 betting odds will be open below the week of the race courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Concorde Stakes Field

The official 2020 Concorde Stakes field is released by Racing NSW the Wednesday of race week with the full line-up of potential The Everest horses to be published below.

Chris Waller’s multiple Group 1 winning sprint star Nature Strip will kick-off his 2020 The Everest campaign facing just five rivals from the outside alley (6) as the hot favourite of the Concorde Stakes 2020 field.

Click here to read about the standout horses in the Concorde Stakes 2020 field and betting markets.

VIEW THE OFFICIAL 2020 CHELMSFORD STAKES DAY SCRATCHINGS & TRACK REPORT

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x4141x411x NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 6 60.5kg 121
2 1x2x13212x GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Collett 4 60kg 113
3 9x3022x07x BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 1 59.5kg 107
4 11x331911x SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 5 59kg 105
5 41x548111x DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3 57kg 94
6 1667×25626 PRAIRIE FIRE Danny Williams Joshua Parr 2 56kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Concorde Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Concorde Stakes in 2020 close the Monday of race week and will be announced in full below.

The 2020 Concorde Stakes nominations have been extended until 11am on Tuesday morning after attracting just six early entries dominated by The Everest favourite Nature Strip.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 9x3022x07x BALL OF MUSCLE G 10 Joseph Pride 107
2 41x548111x DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
3 x080x2092x FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller 96
4 1x2x13212x GYTRASH G 5 Gordon Richards 113
5 x4141x411x NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller 121
6 11x331911x SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham 105

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Concorde Stakes History

The Concorde Stakes became a listed race in 1990 following one year as an unlisted event. Alpine Flyer won the inaugural edition in 1989. Registered as the Concorde Stakes, the race has never really been known by any other sponsor name. In 1997, the Concorde Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 and has held this status since.

Initially held at Rosehill Racecourse, the Concorde Stakes shifted to Warwick Farm for the 2011 and 2012 editions. Since 2013 it has been held at Royal Randwick Racecourse. Initially raced over 1100m, in 2013 the Concorde Stakes began to be held over 1000m.

Notable Concorde Stakes winners include Guineas (1999), Armidale (1997) and Joanne (1991). Redzel made history with his back-to-back wins taking out the Concorde Stakes – The Everest double in 2017 and 2018 before winning the Concorde for a third time in 2019. Concorde Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Concorde Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Concorde Stakes
1st Gytrash 55.81 seconds
2nd Nature Strip
3rd Dirty Work
2019
Concorde Stakes
1st Redzel 56.28 seconds
2nd Pierata
3rd Graff
2018
Concorde Stakes
1st Redzel 56.19 seconds
2nd Kaepernick
3rd Invincible Star
2017
Concorde Stakes
1st Redzel 56.2 seconds
2nd Spieth
3rd Nieta
2016
Concorde Stakes
1st Felines 59.3 seconds
2nd Federal
3rd Craftiness
2015
Concorde Stakes
1st Shiraz 0 minutes 57.7 seconds
2nd Craftiness
3rd Ball Of Muscle
2014
Concorde Stakes
1st Wouldnt It Be Nice 0 minutes 59.4 seconds
2nd Nuclear Class
3rd Rain Affair
2013
Concorde Stakes
1st Decision Time 0 minutes 56.0 seconds
2nd Sessions
3rd Delago Bolt
2012
Concorde Stakes
1st Tiger Tees 1 minute 04.1 seconds
2nd Mrs Onassis
3rd Satin Shoes
2011
Concorde Stakes
1st Decision Time 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Monton
2010
Concorde Stakes
1st Reward For Effort 1 minute 03.3 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Trusting
2009
Concorde Stakes
1st Friday Creek 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd McClintock
3rd Ahdashim
2008
Concorde Stakes
1st Typhoon Zed 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Raheeb
3rd Hurried Choice
2007
Concorde Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Concorde Stakes
1st Mustard 1 minute 03.5 seconds
2nd Regal Cheer
3rd Fox Lake
2005
Concorde Stakes
1st Red Oog 1 minute 04.0 seconds
2nd Dance The Waves
3rd Spark Of Life
2004
Concorde Stakes
1st Taikun 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Fouardee
3rd Star Of Florida
2003
Concorde Stakes
1st Private Steer 1 minute 04.2 seconds
2nd Strabane
3rd Gullcatcher
2002
Concorde Stakes
1st Fouardee 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Century Kid
2001
Concorde Stakes
1st Phoenix Park 1 minute 03.2 seconds
2nd Lord Essex
3rd Spinning Hill
2000
Concorde Stakes
1st Condotti 1 minute 04.1 seconds
2nd Palladium Star
3rd King Of Acapulco

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