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The $1.5 million Tancred Stakes is a weight-for-age Group 1 run over 2400m at Rosehill Gardens in March over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival formerly known as The BMW.
2023 Tancred Stakes Results
- 1st: #5 Arapaho
- 2nd: #14 Montefilia
- 3rd: #10 King Frankel
Tancred Stakes News
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- Rescheduled 2022 Tancred Stakes Day: Newcastle Scratchings & Track Report
- Rescheduled Tancred Stakes 2022 Day Races to Run at Newcastle on Monday
- Duais Heads 2022 Tancred Stakes Field & Betting
- Australian Cup 2022 Results: Duais Beats Think It Over, Spanish Mission Third
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 2023 the Tancred Stakes ran on Saturday March 25th, 2023 and was won by Bjorn Baker’s last start Canberra Cup winner Arapaho ($14) at double figures.
|HE Tancred Stakes 2023|
|Date:||Saturday March 25th, 2023|
2023 Tancred Stakes Results
- 1st: #5 Arapaho ($14)
- 2nd: #14 Montefilia
- 3rd: #10 King Frankel
Bjorn Baker’s in-form French import Arapaho ($14) showed true grit up in grade off a Canberra Cup win to narrowly defeat the beaten favourite Montefilia in the Tancred Stakes 2023 results at Rosehill.
|1||5||ARAPAHO (FR)||Bjorn Baker||Ms Rachel King||3||59kg||$14|
|2||14||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Dylan Gibbons (a)||0.32L||8||57kg||$4F|
|3||10||KING FRANKEL (IRE)||Mark Newnham||Tyler Schiller (a)||1.02L||7||59kg||$16|
|4||3||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Nash Rawiller||1.1L||13||59kg||$7|
|5||9||CLEVELAND (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Kerrin McEvoy||2.09L||10||59kg||$8|
|6||2||KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||2.53L||5||59kg||$8.50|
|7||1||GOLD TRIP (FR)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||3.27L||11||59kg||$5|
|8||4||STOCKMAN (NZ)||Joseph Pride||Sam Clipperton||5.84L||6||59kg||$21|
|9||8||SIR LUCAN (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Regan Bayliss||6.08L||9||59kg||$17|
|10||6||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||8.3L||12||59kg||$18|
|11||7||SELINO (GB)||Chris Waller||Tom Marquand||16.07L||4||59kg||$101|
|12||11||SARACEN KNIGHT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Chad Schofield||20.08L||1||59kg||$91|
|13||15e||TAPPY’S LAD (NZ)||Kerry Taplin||Joshua Parr||29.31L||2||59kg||$101|
|12||ALEGRON||James Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||0|
|13||BENAUD||John O’Shea||Brett Prebble||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Tancred Stakes Odds
The latest 2023 Tancred Stakes betting odds complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below.
There was a notable upset in 2023 with Arapaho winning at Tancred Stakes odds of $14.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 TANCRED STAKES ODDS (Final Field)
2023 Tancred Stakes Tips
The Races.com.au team’s insider Tancred Stakes betting tips will be available below the week of the race.
- To Win: #14 Montefilia ($5.50 at time of publish)
Happy to stick with the narrow David Payne-trained favourite Montefilia to return to winning form third-up off her eye-catching second behind tearaway winner Dubai Honour in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) here last weekend. She presents fit third-up on the quick back-up getting out over the mile and a half now for the first time since her excellent fourth when only a length beaten in the Caulfield Cup last October. She was found out over the two miles in the Melbourne Cup, but this is easier and her Rosehill strike-rate is good (5:2-1-1). It’s been a while between drinks with the now five-year-old daughter of Kermadec chasing her first win since last year’s Ranvet Stakes. She is going in the right direction however and looks to be hitting peak form for this.
2023 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!
2023 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).
2023 Tancred Stakes Field
The 2023 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 2023 final field features a quality line-up of staying types including Montefilia coming off a Ranvet Stakes second at the track last weekend and the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Melbourne Cup hero from the spring Gold Trip who ran fifth in the same lead-up.
Scratchings Update: #12 Alegron (12) has been scratched in favour of an easier run in the Listed Roy Higgins (2600m) over further at Flemington on the same day. #13 Benaud (4) has been withdrawn and instead runs earlier on the card in the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m).
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x335291x25||GOLD TRIP (FR)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||13||59kg||117|
|2||1x13439x86||KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||6||59kg||110|
|3||x535601x22||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Nash Rawiller||15||59kg||108|
|4||644188×005||STOCKMAN (NZ)||Joseph Pride||Sam Clipperton||7||59kg||107|
|5||123820×771||ARAPAHO (FR)||Bjorn Baker||Ms Rachel King||3||59kg||106|
|6||3x9500x772||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||14||59kg||103|
|7||1x08408x00||SELINO (GB)||Chris Waller||Tom Marquand||5||59kg||102|
|8||81x2480x13||SIR LUCAN (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Regan Bayliss||10||59kg||102|
|9||551x51226x||CLEVELAND (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Kerrin McEvoy||11||59kg||100|
|10||06x1311x14||KING FRANKEL (IRE)||Mark Newnham||Tyler Schiller (a)||8||59kg||100|
|11||41932311×6||SARACEN KNIGHT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Chad Schofield||1||59kg||100|
|12||314x7106x7||ALEGRON||James Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||12||58.5kg||104|
|13||2x64260x99||BENAUD||John O’Shea||Brett Prebble||4||58.5kg||100|
|14||18x4340x52||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Dylan Gibbons (a)||9||57kg||114|
|15e||7125304511||TAPPY’S LAD (NZ)||Kerry Taplin||Joshua Parr||2||59kg||80|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Tancred Stakes Nominations
The 2023 Tancred Stakes nominations are announced on the Monday before the race and can feature around 20 or more early weight-for-age hopefuls.
The 2023 Tancred Stakes nominations will be available below as soon as released on March 20, 2023.
The Tancred Stakes 2023 nominations attracted 24 autumn stayers led in all-in betting by Montefilia and Gold Trip who ran second and fifth respectively in last weekend’s Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m).
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|2||123820×771||ARAPAHO (FR)||G||6||Bjorn Baker||106|
|3||x36x403x2x||BARON SAMEDI (GB)||G||6||Joseph O’Brien||108|
|5||551x51226x||CLEVELAND (IRE)||H||5||Joseph O’Brien||100|
|6||7233x3x907||EL BODEGON (IRE)||H||4||Chris Waller||111|
|7||3x9500x772||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||103|
|8||54x451214x||GEAR UP (IRE)||H||5||Annabel Neasham||104|
|9||x335291x25||GOLD TRIP (FR)||H||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||117|
|10||06x1311x14||KING FRANKEL (IRE)||G||5||Mark Newnham||100|
|11||1x13439x86||KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)||G||8||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||110|
|12||7x2115x0x0||MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE)||M||4||Chris Waller||104|
|14||211x2250x4||NUMERIAN (IRE)||G||7||Annabel Neasham||110|
|15||54x41102x1||PROTAGONIST (FR)||G||6||William Haggas||105|
|16||5x81x1215x||RAISE YOU (IRE)||G||7||Joseph O’Brien||106|
|17||41932311×6||SARACEN KNIGHT (IRE)||G||8||Danny O’Brien||100|
|18||1x08408x00||SELINO (GB)||G||7||Chris Waller||102|
|19||81x2480x13||SIR LUCAN (IRE)||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||102|
|20||51141x1x68||SOULCOMBE (GB)||G||4||Chris Waller||101|
|21||644188×005||STOCKMAN (NZ)||G||6||Joseph Pride||107|
|22||7125304511||TAPPY’S LAD (NZ)||G||5||Kerry Taplin||80|
|23||46x31x47x||TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS (IRE)||H||4||Joseph O’Brien||74|
|24||x535601x22||VOW AND DECLARE||G||7||Danny O’Brien||108|
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.
|1st||Arapaho||2 minutes 29.86 seconds|
|1st||Duais||2 minutes 35.05 seconds|
|3rd||The Chosen One|
|1st||Sir Dragonet||2 minutes 28.78 seconds|
|1st||Verry Elleegant||2 minutes 31.25 seconds|
|1st||Avilius||2 minutes 37.14 seconds|
|1st||Almandin||2 minutes 30.11 seconds|
|3rd||Who Shot Thebarman|
|1st||Jameka||2 minutes 35.65 seconds|
|1st||Preferment||2 minutes 28.6 seconds|
|1st||Hartnell||2 minutes 29.5 seconds|
|2nd||To The World|
|1st||Silent Achiever||2 minutes 34.29 seconds|
|2nd||It’s A Dundeel|
|1st||Fiveandahalfstar||2 minutes 33.79 seconds|
|1st||Manighar||2 minutes 28.3 seconds|
|1st||Cedarberg||2 minutes 29.7 seconds|
|1st||Littorio||2 minutes 29.38 seconds|
|3rd||No Wine No Song|
|1st||Fiumicino||2 minutes 34.2 seconds|
|1st||Tuesday Joy||2 minutes 35.8 seconds|
|1st||Blutigeroo||2 minutes 26.5 seconds|
|1st||Eremein||2 minutes 27 seconds|
|3rd||Our Smoking Joe|
|1st||Makybe Diva||2 minutes 26.9 seconds|
|1st||Grand Zulu||2 minutes 25.7 seconds|
|1st||Freemason||2 minutes 26.8 seconds|
|1st||Ethereal||2 minutes 29.3 seconds|
|1st||Curata Storm||2 minutes 27.7 seconds|
|1st||Tie The Knot||2 minutes 30.8 seconds|