Apollo Stakes

The Apollo Stakes is a 1400m sprint held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick.

2021 Apollo Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Apollo Stakes is a 1400m sprint event held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in February each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The Group 2 Apollo Stakes is a weight-for-age event worth $250,000 in prize money.

The Apollo Stakes is held on the same Randwick race card as three other Group status races: the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) all for sprinters.

Many of the Apollo Stakes champions have come via the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) held a fortnight earlier at Rosehill Gardens and will advance on to the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) in a few weeks. Recent winners of the Apollo Stakes – Chipping Norton Stakes double include Contributer (2015) and the mighty mare Winx who did the double in both 2016 and 2017. After missing the Apollo Stakes in 2018, Winx returned to also win both the Apollo and Chipping Norton in 2019 during her final year of racing.

The Apollo Stakes 2021 runs on Saturday February 13, 2021. 

2021 Apollo Stakes
Date: Saturday February 13, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2021 Apollo Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 Apollo Stakes Odds & Betting

The Apollo Stakes 2021 betting odds and market links will be published the week of the race so stay tuned.

2021 Apollo Stakes Field

The Apollo Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of autumn horses, many of which are kicking off their campaigns with an eye on bigger races including the Chipping Norton Stakes or the George Ryder Stakes.

The 2021 Apollo Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 10, 2021 and will be published below.

2021 Apollo Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Apollo Stakes nominations will be published below as soon as released by Racing NSW on February 8, 2021.

Apollo Stakes History

The first recorded win of the Apollo Stakes was in 1977 by Visit. Originally held at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the event was moved to Rosehill in 2005.

From 2007- 2020 jockey Hugh Bowman rode seven Apollo Stakes winners: Desert War (2007), Racing To Win (2008), Danleigh (2010), three-time champion Winx (2016, 2017, 2019) and Alizee (2020).

The most notable recent Apollo Stakes winner was Winx (2016, 2017, 2019) who went on to make history winning the Cox Plate a record four times. Trainer Chris Waller also took out the race in 2018 when Endless Drama enjoyed a Winx-free event to salute for the stable.

See below for the Apollo Stakes results dating back to 2000.

Recent Apollo Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Apollo Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020
Apollo Stakes
1st Alizee 1 minute 24.10 seconds
2nd Dreamforce
3rd Happy Clapper
2019
Apollo Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 20.88 seconds
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd Egg Tart
2018
Apollo Stakes
1st Endless Drama 1 minute 22.46 seconds
2nd Global Glamour
3rd Comin’ Through
2017
Apollo Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 22.57 seconds
2nd Hartnell
3rd Endless Drama
2016
Apollo Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 22.03 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Hauraki
2015
Apollo Stakes
1st Contributer 1 minute 22 seconds
2nd Ninth Legion
3rd Weary
2014
Apollo Stakes
1st Appearance 1 minutes 21.97 seconds
2nd Speediness
3rd Moriarty
2013
Apollo Stakes
1st Alma’s Fury 1 minutes 27.32 seconds
2nd Tougher Than Ever
3rd Danleigh
2012
Apollo Stakes
1st Rain Affair 1 minutes 22.3 seconds
2nd Shoot Out
3rd Danleigh
2011
Apollo Stakes
1st Melito 1 minutes 22.2 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Centennial Park
2010
Winning Edge Presentations Classic
1st Danleigh 1 minute 22.91 seconds
2nd Rangirangdoo
3rd Palacio De Cristal
2009
Apollo Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 25.78 seconds
2nd Hurried Choice
3rd Gallant Tess
2008
Apollo Stakes
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 24.33 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Falaise
2007
Apollo Stakes
1st Desert War 1 minute 22.23 seconds
2nd Mentality
3rd Eremein
2006
Apollo Stakes
1st Ike’s Dream 1 minute 22.15 seconds
2nd Shania Dane
3rd Desert War
2005
Apollo Stakes
1st Grand Armee 1 minute 21.06 seconds
2nd Court’s In Session
3rd Desert War
2004
Apollo Stakes
1st Private Steer 1 minute 23.54 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Zanna
2003
Apollo Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 22.49 seconds
2nd Hoeberg
3rd Carael Boy
2002
Apollo Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 23.10 seconds
2nd El Mirada
3rd Tie The Knot
2001
Apollo Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 25.45 seconds
2nd Celestial Choir
3rd Referral
2000
Apollo Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 27.69 seconds
2nd Adam
3rd Hire

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