Sandown Stakes

The 2015 Sandown Stakes is a Group 3 handicap held at Sandown Racecourse in November.

Sandown Stakes News

2015 Railway Stakes Field Released

2015 Railway Stakes Field Released

The 2015 Railway Stakes field has been released and 15 horses are set to contest the Group 1 event that will be held at Ascot on Saturday.

Messene will have the chance to record a maiden win at Group 1 level in the 2015 Railway Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

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The 2015 Sandown Stakes is a 1500m Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse in mid-November.

Run under quality handicap conditions, the Sandown Stakes is open to all comers and pays $150,000 prize money.

The Sandown Stakes is held on Zipping Classic Day. It is the biggest day of racing at Sandown Racecourse and also marks the end of spring group racing in Melbourne. Other races held on the same program include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) and three listed events, one of which is the 3200m Sandown Cup.

Horses typically target the Sandown Stakes towards the end of their spring campaign. Look to other handicaps held over similar distances for form leading into this race.

Following the Sandown Stakes, many runners head to the paddock for a break before Autumn. Some choose to head west and compete in races at Ascot and Belmont Park in Perth. Because the Sandown meet represents the end of group racing in Melbourne, there aren’t many options for top class horses after they’ve ran this race.

The 2015 Sandown Stakes will be run on November 14th.

Sandown Stakes 2015
Date: November 14th, 2015
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2015 Sandown Stakes Field

The Sandown Stakes field draws a range of horses from differing preparations. The vast majority of runners in the Sandown Stakes field will have already had quite extensive spring preparation in races at other Melbourne tracks. Because it runs so near to the end of spring racing, the Sandown Stakes field is usually filled out with horses at top fitness, making for an exciting race.

The 2015 Sandown Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7202×36460 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3 58.5kg 103
2 1023111154 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Glen Boss 8 58kg 102
3 x16800x00x STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Stephen Baster 1 58kg 102
4 x171262x70 MR UTOPIA Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 7 55.5kg 97
5 5x458x2907 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher Ms Michelle Payne 4 54.5kg 95
6 0787520×63 HOSTING Greg Eurell Kerrin McEvoy 5 54.5kg 95
7 642x890x80 EXIMIUS Mick Price Damian Lane 6 54kg 90
8 x257x12312 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller James McDonald 13 54kg 90
9 1231123153 BURNING FRONT Darren Weir Dean Yendall 10 54kg 89
10 39×7343322 HARADA BAY John, Dan & Chris Meagher Steven King 14 54kg 89
11 x01002x847 TIMELESS PRINCE Tony Newing Craig Newitt 12 54kg 87
12 331154×343 TASHBEEH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 2 54kg 78
13 8x87x11668 STAVIVA Matt Laurie Chris Parnham 11 54kg 76
14 12x47x OUR POSITIVE MOVE (GB) Tony Noonan Jake Noonan 9 54kg 72

2015 Sandown Stakes Nominations

The Sandown Stakes nominations are usually released on the Monday prior to the race. In the Sandown Stakes nominations you can find a host of promising gallopers, most with a decent chance of putting on a winning run. The Sandown Stakes nominations are the last chance for many horses to seize a black type victory in the spring, so a lot of trainers target the race.

The 2015 Sandown Stakes nominations will be provided below.

Sandown Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1981, the Sandown Stakes has a relatively brief history, but one that is filled with quality racing. It was initially known as the GJ Coles Stakes. It has also been known as the Coles New World Stakes.

Given Group 3 status in 1984, the Sandown Stakes has played an important role in Sandown racing.

Notable Sandown Stakes winners include Tower Belle (1981), Wrap Around (1991), Amtrak (2004) and Mahisara (2012, 13). Sandown Stakes results, winners and place getters since 2000 are provided below.

Sandown Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
Sandown Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Sandown Stakes
1st Charmed Harmony 1 minute 29.4 seconds
2nd Tashbeeh
3rd Burning Point
Sandown Stakes
1st Pornichet 1 minute 29.6 seconds
2nd General Groove
3rd Spacecraft
Sandown Stakes
1st Mahisara 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Go The Knuckle
3rd Galah
Sandown Stakes
1st Mahisara 1 minute 29.2 seconds
2nd Morant
3rd Raspberries
Sandown Stakes
1st Under The Eiffel 1 minute 32.4 seconds
2nd Sistine Angel
3rd Orbit Express
Sandown Stakes
1st Larry’s Never Late 1 minute 33.2 seconds
2nd Demerit
3rd Rockpecker
Sandown Stakes
1st Nine Tales 1 minute 30.6 seconds
2nd Jungle Ruler
3rd Itsamonty
Sandown Stakes
1st Chasm 1 minute 31.8 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Orbit Express
Sandown Stakes
1st Gotta Have Heart 1 minute 24.9 seconds
2nd Royal Ida
3rd Great Is Great
Sandown Stakes
1st Swick 1 minute 22.0 seconds
2nd Anwaar
3rd Cargo Cult
Sandown Stakes
1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 31.5 seconds
2nd Zankel
3rd Chickaloo
Sandown Stakes
1st Amtrak 1 minute 27.8 seconds
2nd Smart And Mighty
3rd Shadowmaker
Sandown Stakes
1st Chong Tong 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Lord Volksraad
3rd Green Pick
Sandown Stakes
1st Salgado 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Mr Magoo
3rd Lord Erin
Sandown Stakes
1st Little Dozer 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Dynamic Love
Sandown Stakes
1st Normal Practice 1 minute 21.4 seconds
2nd Ab Initio
3rd Cellar