Tancred Stakes

The Tancred Stakes is a weight-for-age Group 1 run over 2400 at Rosehill Gardens in March over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival formerly known as The BMW.

2022 Tancred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Duais
  • 2nd: #4 Stockman
  • 3rd: #3 The Chosen One



The HE Tancred Stakes – formerly The BMW –  is one of Australia’s richest weight-for-age events that is run as part of the esteemed Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Taking place the week before “The Championships” at Royal Randwick Racecourse traditionally run over the first two Saturdays in April, The BMW is one of two Group 1 races held on the day*. The other Group 1 event is the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) for three-year-old fillies.

*Note: The 2022 Tancred Stakes ran at Newcastle Racecourse the Monday after Rosehill’s abandoned Tancred Stakes Day meeting. 

The HE Tancred Stakes is a staying event run over a distance of 2400m and is worth $1.5 million in prize money. Runners in the race may have previously contested other Melbourne & Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival events including the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in March at the same track, which has been a good guide to the race formerly known as The BMW in recent years offering the winner a Tancred Stakes ballot exemption.

Horses to take out the Ranvet Stakes – Tancred Stakes double include Avilius (2019), Silent Achiever (2014), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008), Eremein (2006) and Tie The Knot (2000). The Tancred Stakes attracts the finest competitors locally, interstate and from overseas as well with New Zealand raiders often having a strong presence in the race.

Another possible lead-up into the HE Tancred Stakes field is held at Flemington in Melbourne – the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m). That double was recently achieved by Preferment (2016) who won the first leg on protest over Awesome Rock, while in 2017 The BMW winner Jameka backed-up from a second in the Australian Cup and Almandin improved on a fourth in the Australian Cup to win the 2018 Tancred Stakes.

In 2022 Edward Cummings’ outstanding mare Duais became the latest runner to complete the Australian Cup – Tancred Stakes double.

Quality horses who perform well in the Tancred Stakes often continue on to compete in some of the high status races held later in the year in spring both at the Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnivals.

Caulfield and Melbourne Cup runs can be on the agenda for the highest echelon stayers. Many elite gallopers have claimed victory in this race including Sir Dragonet (2021), Verry Elleegant (2020), Makybe Diva (2005), Ethereal (2002), Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000), Might And Power (1998), Octagonal (1996 & 1997) and Our Poetic Prince (1989).

The Tancred Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the upcoming Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Sydney Cup.

In 2022, the Tancred Stakes ran on Monday the 28th of March at Newcastle after being moved from abandoned Rosehill meeting the Saturday prior due to unsuitable Heavy track conditions and was won in runaway fashion by the favourite Duais ($2.40F). 

HE Tancred Stakes 2022
Date: Monday March 28th, 2022
Track: Rosehill Racecourse (Newcastle in 2022)
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000
Inaugurated: 1963

2022 Tancred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Duais ($2.40F)
  • 2nd: #4 Stockman
  • 3rd: #3 The Chosen One

Edward Cummings’ Australian Cup winning mare Duais ($2.40F) was brilliant coming from last to first displaying a devastatingly late sprint to dominate the Tancred Stakes 2022 results by over three lengths.

Click here to read more on the runaway last-to-first win by Duais in the 2022 Tancred Stakes

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 DUAIS Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 7 56.5kg $2.40F
2 4 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 3.4L 5 59kg $20
3 3 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 4.42L 6 59kg $13
4 1 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 4.84L 3 59kg $6
5 6 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 6.3L 1 59kg $15
6 9 MIGHTYBEEL (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 6.58L 8 58.5kg $26
7 7 SHERAZ (FR) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6.89L 4 59kg $26
8 10 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 7.09L 2 57kg $13
9 2 SPANISH MISSION (USA) Peter G Moody James McDonald 9.55L 9 59kg $4.40
5 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0
8 AVION FURY Ian Finn Reece Jones (a) 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Tancred Stakes Tips

The Races.com.au team’s insider Tancred Stakes betting tips will be available below the week of the race.

  • Favourite: #11 Duais ($3 at time of publish)
  • Best Bet: #11 Duais to salute for the punters (see above)
  • Best Roughie: #6 Angel Of Truth ($14 at time of publish)

2022 Tancred Stakes Form Guide

A comprehensive Tancred Stakes Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview will be available the week of the race – check it out by following the link!

2022 Tancred Stakes Betting

The Tancred Stakes is one of the most popular betting races during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival because favourites have an excellent record in the Group 1 event.

The race previously run and won as the Tancred Stakes generally draws some of the best horses Australia and the honour roll for the Group 1 event includes equine superstars Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986), Octagonal (1996 and 1997), Might And Power (1998), Tie The Knot (1999 and 2000), Makybe Diva (2005) and Tuesday Joy (2008) – all of whom won the race at short odds in an excellent result for punters.

The latest favourites to salute for the punters in Tancred Stakes betting are the Chris Waller-trained mare Verry Elleegant ($2.15 in 2020), Cox Plate hero Sir Dragonet ($5.50 in 2021) and that year’s Australian Cup winning mare Duais ($2.40 in 2022).

The latest 2022 Tancred Stakes betting odds complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below.

2022 Tancred Stakes Field

The 2022 Tancred Stakes field is released Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race and generally attracts weight-for-age horses out of either Melbourne’s Australian Cup or Sydney’s Ranvet Stakes.

The Tancred Stakes 2022 final field features a smart line-up of weight-for-age runners led by the Australian Cup trifecta – Duais (1st), Think It Over (2nd) and Spanish Mission (3rd) who renew rivalries on Monday at Newcastle.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2022 Tancred Stakes field and betting markets.

  • Scratched: #5 Great House (9); #8 Avion Fury (8)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 613111×142 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 3 59kg 118
2 13x2x34x33 SPANISH MISSION (USA) Peter G Moody James McDonald 11 59kg 114
3 x34205x133 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 6 59kg 110
4 11x0244x01 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 5 59kg 106
5 7515510×43 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 59kg 104
6 38x2500x33 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 1 59kg 101
7 x3321x0x64 SHERAZ (FR) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4 59kg 99
8 510x4899x2 AVION FURY Ian Finn Reece Jones (a) 8 59kg 67
9 4112121716 MIGHTYBEEL (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 10 58.5kg 100
10 371970×020 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 2 57kg 106
11 1x3610x961 DUAIS Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 7 56.5kg 112

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Tancred Stakes Nominations

The 2022 Tancred Stakes nominations are announced on the Monday before the race and can feature around 20 or more early weight-for-age hopefuls.

The 2022 Tancred Stakes nominations will be available below as soon as released on March 21, 2022.

The Tancred Stakes 2022 nominations attracted 15 weight-for-age hopefuls including last Saturday’s seven-length Rosehill Guineas winner Anamoe who is a doubtful final acceptor, the Australian Cup winning mare Duais and runner-up in that same Flemington lead-up Think It Over.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 613111×142 THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker 1 59kg 118
2 x1212x3121 ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 2 54kg 116
3 13x2x34x33 SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 6 Peter G Moody 3 59kg 114
4 1x3610x961 DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 4 56.5kg 112
5 x34205x133 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 5 59kg 110
6 11x0244x01 STOCKMAN (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 6= 59kg 106
7 371970×020 SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 6= 57kg 106
8 7515510×43 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 8= 59kg 104
9 850×381124 HO HO KHAN (NZ) H 7 Mitchell Freedman 8= 59kg 104
10 38x2500x33 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 59kg 101
11 4112121716 MIGHTYBEEL (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 11 58.5kg 100
12 x3321x0x64 SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller 12 59kg 99
13 5x6443x414 ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13 59kg 98
14 510x4899x2 AVION FURY G 5 Ian Finn 14= 59kg 67
15 8121 PINK IVORY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 14= 52kg 67

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

HE Tancred Stakes History

First run in 1963, the inaugural HE Tancred Stakes race was won by Maidenhead. The event was originally a principal race run over 12 furlongs. For one year in 1964 the race was held over 10 furlongs, before reverting back to 12 furlongs the following year. In 1973 the distance was converted to 2400m and then in 1980 the BMW Stakes reached Group 1 status. This event has been known under a number of different names.

It is officially registered as the H E Tancred Stakes, In honour of the Sydney Turf Club’s former Chairman Henry Eugene Tancred, but was best known as The BMW from 2002 – 2017 due to sponsorship.

In 2022 the Tancred Stakes was moved from Rosehill on Saturday the 26th of March to Newcastle on Monday the 28th of March due to unsafe Heavy track conditions and rainfall.

The BMW Records
Time Record: 2:25.78 set by Grand Zulu in 2004
Most Successful Jockey: R.S. Dye won five times with Dr. Grace (1991), Stony Bay (1995), Octagonal (1997) and Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000).
Multiple Winners: Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000), Octagonal (1996 & 1997).

Recent Tancred Stakes / The BMW Winners

The BMW Stakes winners and The BMW results dating back to 2000 are listed in the table below on the race now known as the HE Tancred Stakes.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Tancred Stakes
1st Duais 2 minutes 35.05 seconds
2nd Stockman
3rd The Chosen One
2021
Tancred Stakes
1st Sir Dragonet 2 minutes 28.78 seconds
2nd She’s Ideel
3rd Miami Bound
2020
Tancred Stakes
1st Verry Elleegant 2 minutes 31.25 seconds
2nd Mustajeer
3rd Avilius
2019
Tancred Stakes
1st Avilius 2 minutes 37.14 seconds
2nd Big Duke
3rd Rondinella
2018
Tancred Stakes
1st Almandin 2 minutes 30.11 seconds
2nd Ambitious
3rd Who Shot Thebarman
2017
BMW Stakes
1st Jameka 2 minutes 35.65 seconds
2nd Humidor
3rd Exospheric
2016
BMW Stakes
1st Preferment 2 minutes 28.6 seconds
2nd WhoShotTheBarman
3rd Grand Marshal
2015
BMW Stakes
1st Hartnell 2 minutes 29.5 seconds
2nd To The World
3rd Beaten Up
2014
BMW Stakes
1st Silent Achiever 2 minutes 34.29 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Fiorente
2013
BMW Stakes
1st Fiveandahalfstar 2 minutes 33.79 seconds
2nd Silent Achiever
3rd Sangster
2012
BMW Stakes
1st Manighar 2 minutes 28.3 seconds
2nd Americain
3rd Drunken Sailor
2011
BMW Stakes
1st Cedarberg 2 minutes 29.7 seconds
2nd Mourayan
3rd Linton
2010
BMW Stakes
1st Littorio 2 minutes 29.38 seconds
2nd Zavite
3rd No Wine No Song
2009
BMW Stakes
1st Fiumicino 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd Thesio
3rd Viewed
2008
BMW Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 2 minutes 35.8 seconds
2nd Princess Coup
3rd Sirmoine
2007
BMW Stakes
1st Blutigeroo 2 minutes 26.5 seconds
2nd Railings
3rd Gorky Park
2006
BMW Stakes
1st Eremein 2 minutes 27 seconds
2nd Railings
3rd Our Smoking Joe
2005
BMW Stakes
1st Makybe Diva 2 minutes 26.9 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Vouvray
2004
BMW Stakes
1st Grand Zulu 2 minutes 25.7 seconds
2nd Mummify
3rd Makybe Diva
2003
BMW Stakes
1st Freemason 2 minutes 26.8 seconds
2nd Northerly
3rd Republic Lass
2002
BMW Stakes
1st Ethereal 2 minutes 29.3 seconds
2nd Universal Prince
3rd Rain Gauge
2001
BMW Stakes
1st Curata Storm 2 minutes 27.7 seconds
2nd Kaapstad Way
3rd Giovana
2000
BMW Stakes
1st Tie The Knot 2 minutes 30.8 seconds
2nd Arena
3rd Showella

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