RJ Peters Stakes

The 2016 RJ Peters Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Perth's Ascot Racecourse during November.

2016 RJ Peters Stakes Results

  • 1st: Scales Of Justice
  • 2nd: Bass Strait
  • 3rd: Ideal Image

RJ Peters Stakes News

2016 RJ Peters Stakes Betting Tips & Odds

2016 RJ Peters Stakes Betting Tips & Odds

A class line-up of middle-distance gallopers face off in Saturday’s RJ Peters Stakes 2016 field at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse, betting tips and the latest odds on the handicap clash found below.

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The 2016 RJ Peters Stakes is a 1500m race held at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse early in the Perth Summer Racing Carnival each November.

Held under handicap conditions, the RJ Peters Stakes is open to all horses aged three years and older. It pays $150,000 prize money and is a popular target for middle distance handicappers.

The RJ Peters Stakes is held on WA Champion Fillies Stakes Day alongside the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) and the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m).

The horses which typically target the RJ Peters Stakes have their sights set on slightly longer feature events later in the summer such as the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) or the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m). Of course not all horses are up to the Group 1 challenge and the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) or the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) present decent challenges to the quality stayers.

Prior to the RJ Peters Stakes, the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) is often targeted by handier types who are looking to stay around the middle distance or possibly step up. Perth’s Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) held on the same day as Derby Day in Victoria is another decent lead up event.

The 2016 RJ Peters Stakes will be run on November 12th.

RJ Peters Stakes 2016
Date: November 12th, 2016
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: 3YO+ Hcp
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 RJ Peters Stakes Betting Odds

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2016 RJ Peters Stakes Field

The RJ Peters Stakes field is usually comprised of decent local horses. However, it’s not unusual for an eastern horse to make the journey over to Perth and enter the RJ Peters Stakes field as preparation for later Group 1 events. On balance, you can usually expect to see some quality horses in the RJ Peters Stakes field.

The 2016 RJ Peters Stakes field and barrier draw is released by Perth Racing on the Wednesday before race day.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2211146×11 HEART STARTER Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 2 59kg 95
2 313111×504 VENGABUS Simon A Miller Peter Knuckey 7 58kg 93
3 1x2131x724 IDEAL IMAGE G Durrant & J Miller Joseph Azzopardi 9 57.5kg 92
4 x111422x76 NEVERLAND Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 4 57.5kg 92
5 65322404×3 RESPONDENT Fred Kersley Brad Parnham 1 57kg 91
6 2x1311x282 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 10 56kg 89
7 x573214617 STOCKS Sean Casey Jake Casey (a) 6 56kg 89
8 211x3244x0 TESTAMEZZO Daniel Pearce Jarrad Noske 11 56kg 89
9 6740×79600 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 3 55kg 84
10 12x311x221 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Paul Harvey 8 55kg 84
11 2531222×85 SHOWY CHLOE Jason Pateman Patrick Carbery 5 55kg 80

2016 RJ Peters Stakes Nominations

RJ Peters Stakes nominations are usually quite interesting, with a few interstate horses lining up against some local talent. It’s fairly easy to pick the horses that will likely end up contesting the final field, and the RJ Peters Stakes nominations also provide some insight into the likely future targets of quite a few runners.

The 2016 RJ Peters Stakes nominations will be provided here.

RJ Peters Stakes History

The RJ Peters Stakes was inaugurated in 1905 as the WATC Plate and was initially run over six furlongs (approximately 1200m).

Initially a Principal race, the RJ Peters Stakes was granted Listed status in 1979. It retained this status until 1985 when it’s status was upgraded to Group 3.

The RJ Peters Stakes has been run under a number of monikers since it began, including the Budget Quality Cup and the Quality Stakes. Since 2000 it has held its current title, the RJ Peters Stakes.

It is named in honour of major Western Australian thoroughbred owner RJ Peters.

The RJ Peters Stakes was not held for the period of 1941-1944 due to World War II. In 1958 and 1959 it was not held.

It was run over six furlongs until 1972, when it was converted to 1200m. In 1979, it began to be run over 1400m. In 1998, this was increased to 1500m. With the exception of 2003 when it was held over 1600m, the RJ Peters Stakes has remained at 1500m.

Notable RJ Peters Stakes winners include Rustaff (1905), Golden Orb (1911), Prince Paladin (1928), Gay Gipsy (1935, 36), Shining Star (1951), Starglow (1973), Heron Bridge (1982), Northerly (2000) and Kerrific (2013). RJ Peters Stakes results, place getters and winning time are listed below.

RJ Peters Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
RJ Peters Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Scales Of Justice 1 minute 28.59 seconds
2nd Bass Strait
3rd Ideal Image
2015
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Hazzabeel 1 minute 29.3 seconds
2nd Battle Hero
3rd Tower of Lonhro
2014
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Bass Strait 1 minute 30.8 seconds
2nd Respondent
3rd Trading Day
2013
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Kerrific 1 minute 29.3 seconds
2nd Elite Belle
3rd Rohan
2012
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Maschino 1 minute 28.6 seconds
2nd Niblick
3rd McScar
2011
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Westriver Kevydonn 1 minute 28.9 seconds
2nd Tranquility
3rd Grey Monarch
2010
RJ Peters Stakes
1st God Has Spoken 1 minute 28.6 seconds
2nd Ranger
3rd Impressive Jeuney
2009
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Elliotto 1 minute 28.6 seconds
2nd Colour Correct
3rd Grand Nirvana
2008
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Famous Roman 1 minute 26.3 seconds
2nd Gilded Venom
3rd Pillar Of Hercules
2007
RJ Peters Stakes
1st El Presidente 1 minute 29.9 seconds
2nd Glory Hunter
3rd Royal Lott
2006
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Always A Devil 1 minute 29.0 seconds
2nd Kia Ora Miss
3rd Sir Chalmers
2005
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Rescuer 1 minute 27.7 seconds
2nd Manjar
3rd Free At Last
2004
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Finito 1 minute 28.9 seconds
2nd Crown Prosecutor
3rd Stockie’s Yarn
2003
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Modem 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Mogul
3rd Kensyl Bay
2002
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Kensyl Bay 1 minute 28.9 seconds
2nd Old Fashion
3rd Tumeric
2001
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Old Fashion 1 minute 29.8 seconds
2nd Old Comrade
3rd Papillion
2000
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Special Jester
3rd Merry Minka