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.

2021 Tancred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Sir Dragonet
  • 2nd: #12 She's Ideel
  • 3rd: #14 Miami Bound



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.

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.

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.

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).

In 2021, the Tancred Stakes ran on Saturday April 3, 2021 and saw a return to form by Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet. 

HE Tancred Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday April 3, 2021
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000
Inaugurated: 1963

2021 Tancred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Sir Dragonet
  • 2nd: #12 She’s Ideel
  • 3rd: #14 Miami Bound

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet ($5.50F) returned to winning form with a runaway win in the 2021 Tancred Stakes results for the punters ahead of the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Click here to read more on the excellent win by Sir Dragonet in the Tancred Stakes 2021 results at Rosehill.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 1 59kg $5.50F
2 12 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2.3L 10 57kg $13
3 14 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ms Rachel King 2.7L 13 56.5kg $51
4 13 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Tom Marquand 2.9L 2 56.5kg $9
5 6 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 3.1L 6 59kg $14
6 11 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 4.1L 12 57kg $6
7 4 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 4.2L 9 59kg $26
8 9 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 4.5L 5 59kg $7
9 7 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Tim Clark 5.8L 7 59kg $21
10 8 NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6L 11 59kg $16
11 3 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 10.1L 14 59kg $12
12 5 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 10.6L 8 59kg $31
13 2 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 11.2L 4 59kg $10
14 10 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 14.4L 3 59kg $51

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Tancred Stakes Tips

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

  • Favourite: #1 Sir Dragonet ($5.50 at time of publish)
  • Best Bet: #11 Melody Belle ($6.50 at time of publish)
  • Best Roughie: #12 She’s Ideel ($26 at time of publish)

2021 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!

2021 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) and Cox Plate hero Sir Dragonet ($5.50 in 2021).

The latest 2021 Tancred Stakes betting odds complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below.

2021 Tancred Stakes Field

The 2021 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 2021 final field is now out featuring 14 hopefuls led in betting by last year’s Cox Plate hero Sir Dragonet, brilliant Kiwi mare Melody Belle chasing her 15th Group 1 success and last Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes third placegetter Angel Of Truth.

Click here to read more on the key chances in the 2021 Tancred Stakes Field & Odds.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 222x16x794 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 1 59kg 114
2 3x74108x93 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 4 59kg 110
3 2x18734x26 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 14 59kg 110
4 41301x79x7 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 9 59kg 108
5 522621×623 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 8 59kg 106
6 4x1x2211x2 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 6 59kg 105
7 5x2193x735 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Tim Clark 7 59kg 103
8 2553x4x11x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 59kg 103
9 x2593x6653 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg 102
10 0006x063x5 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3 59kg 102
11 x60113x191 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 12 57kg 119
12 361325×323 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 10 57kg 96
13 x58203x681 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Tom Marquand 2 56.5kg 107
14 066107×878 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ms Rachel King 13 56.5kg 104

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Tancred Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Tancred Stakes nominations are announced on the Monday before the race and can feature around 20 or more early weight-for-age hopefuls.

The 2021 Tancred Stakes nominations will be available below as soon as released on March 29, 2021.

Jamie Richards’ 14-time Group 1 winning New Zealand-trained mare Melody Belle headlines the 23 Tancred Stakes 2021 nominations for this weekend in Sydney.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x60113x191 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 6 Jamie Richards 1 57kg 119
2 222x16x794 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2= 59kg 114
3 x0561x1245 COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 2= 56.5kg 114
4 3x74108x93 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 4= 59kg 110
5 2x18734x26 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 4= 59kg 110
6 41301x79x7 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 59kg 108
7 x58203x681 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg 107
8 4x04508x66 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8= 59kg 106
9 522621×623 SOUND (GER) H 8 Michael Moroney 8= 59kg 106
10 4x1x2211x2 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 6 Mark Newnham 10 59kg 105
11 066107×878 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 11 56.5kg 104
12 5x2193x735 CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney 12= 59kg 103
13 2553x4x11x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 5 Peter G Moody 12= 59kg 103
14 x2593x6653 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14= 59kg 102
15 x00980x489 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees 14= 59kg 102
16 0006x063x5 SHRAAOH (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 14= 59kg 102
17 0002860882 SIR CHARLES ROAD G 7 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 14= 59kg 102
18 115x05x758 QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 18 58.5kg 100
19 251×311123 SACRAMENTO G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 19 58.5kg 99
20 361325×323 SHE’S IDEEL M 5 Bjorn Baker 20 57kg 96
21 x65119x241 ENTENTE G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 21 58.5kg 95
22 x1x1736x30 COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 22 59kg 94
23 x33387x402 ALIFEROUS M 5 Kris Lees 23 57kg 86

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.

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
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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