Missile Stakes

The Missile Stakes is a Group 2 sprinting event held at Randwick Racecourse in August as a lead-up to the $20 million The Everest held in October.

2024 Missile Stakes Results

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



The 2024 Missile Stakes is a Group 2 sprinting event raced over a distance of 1200m. The Missile Stakes is currently held at Randwick Racecourse every year around early August. The Missile Stakes is worth $300,000 and is open to horses aged three years and older.

Contested under weight-for-age conditions, the Missile Stakes field usually attracts a decent selection of sprinters looking to kick their spring racing campaign off with some black-type success. Many horses run first-up in the Missile Stakes and could move towards a tougher run south during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

In 2016 Rebel Dane ran second in the Missile Stakes and went on to win that October’s Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. The 2016 Missile Stakes winner Tycoon Tara also went on to win a Group 1 the following year taking out Brisbane’s Tatt’s Tiara in 2017.

The Missile Stakes form was further franked in 2018 with the winner Pierata going on to win the 2019 All Aged Stakes after a number of other Group 1 placings.

The 2020 Missile Stakes champion Eduardo continued on to secure Group 1 wins in the 2021 The Galaxy and Doomben 10,000 the following year.

The event now serves as a possible early spring lead-up for horses chasing a slot in the coveted $20 million The Everest field at Randwick in October.

The 2023 Missile Stakes winner I Am Me went on to frank the form running top four in a host of subsequent Group 1 races including that year’s Manikato Stakes (2nd) and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (2nd) in Melbourne.

The Missile Stakes 2024 runs on Saturday, August 10, 2024 at Royal Randwick as the opening Group race in Sydney for the season.

Missile Stakes
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2024 Missile Stakes Results

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

2024 Missile Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s latest Missile Stakes 2024 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

Alizee ($1.30 in 2019), Eduardo ($2.30 in 2020), and I Am Me ($2.40 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Missile Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in the 2022 Missile Stakes with Hard Empire winning at 70/1!

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2024 Missile Stakes Form

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2024 Missile Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Missile Stakes 2024 Tips on the popular early season sprint.

  • To Win: TBD

2024 Missile Stakes Field

The Missile Stakes field often attracts top class sprinters heading towards the Group 1 sprints of the spring. Following a run in the Missile Stakes field, gallopers may back-up in another Sydney feature including the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) a fortnight later back at the track.

In 2014 Sweet Idea won the Missile Stakes before finishing second next-up in the Memsie Stakes in Melbourne. She also placed fourth in that year’s Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), won the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) and ran second in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The official Missile Stakes 2024 Final Field & Barriers will be released and published in full below on the Wednesday of race week.

2024 Missile Stakes Nominations

The early Missile Stakes 2024 Nominations are announced by Racing NSW on the Monday leading-up to the race and will be available below as soon as released.

Missile Stakes History

The Missile Stakes was inaugurated in 1978 as a Principal Race, prior to being reclassified as a Group 3 event in 1980. For the 2014 edition, the race was upgraded to Group 2.

The Missile Stakes has been held at a few different venues over time, with Rosehill playing host until 2011, then Warwick Farm stepping in for 2012, before Randwick from 2013 – 2018.

The 2019 edition of the Missile Stakes saw the event move back to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, while in 2021 the event took place at Randwick due to COVID-19.

In 2023 the Missile Stakes race day moved back to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse before returning to Randwick in 2024.

The Missile Stakes was initially raced over 1100m. In 2010, the race began to be raced over 1200m and has remained at that distance since. The Missile Stakes forms a popular double with the Premiere Stakes at Rosehill, which German Chocolate (2007) and Spark of Life (2004) have both managed to achieve.

Notable Missile Stakes winners include Commands (1999), Lonhro (2002) and Pompeii (2003).

Missile Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Missile Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
 
2024
Missile Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
 
2023
Missile Stakes
1st I Am Me 1 minute 09.67 seconds
2nd Dragonstone
3rd Deepour
 
2022
Missile Stakes
1st Hard Empire 1 minute 10.70 seconds
2nd Wandabaa
3rd Gem Song
 
2021
Missile Stakes
1st Phobetor 1 minute 08.54 seconds
2nd Chat
3rd Fasika
 
2020
Missile Stakes
1st Eduardo 1 minute 12.01 seconds
2nd Flit
3rd Imaging
 
2019
Missile Stakes
1st Alizee 1 minute 11.25 seconds
2nd Invincible Gem
3rd Le Romain
 
2018
Missile Stakes
1st Pierata 1 minute 8.41 seconds
2nd Kementari
3rd The Monstar
 
2017
Missile Stakes
1st Invincible Gem 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Le Romain
3rd The Monstar
 
2016
Missile Stakes
1st Tycoon Tara 1 minute 15.6 seconds
2nd Rebel Dane
3rd Mount Nebo
 
2015
Missile Stakes
1st Burbero 1 minute 09.1 seconds
2nd Weary
3rd Temple Of Boom
 
2014
Missile Stakes
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Messene
3rd Rebel Dane
 
2013
Missile Stakes
1st Rain Affair 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Mic Mac
3rd Title
 
2012
Missile Stakes
1st Pinwheel 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Centennial Park
3rd Rolling Pin
 
 
2011
Missile Stakes
1st Rain Affair 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Pinwheel
 
2010
Missile Stakes
1st Love Conquers All 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd Danleigh
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
 
2009
Missile Stakes
1st Teasing 1 minute 104.4 seconds
2nd Gold Trail
3rd Typhoon Zed
 
2008
Missile Stakes
1st Captain Bax 1 minute 05.4 seconds
2nd Typhoon Zed
3rd Interfere
 
2007
Missile Stakes
1st German Chocolate 1 minute 04.6 seconds
2nd La Montagna
3rd Vionneto
 
2006
Missile Stakes
1st Imprisoned 1 minute 06.3 seconds
2nd Crimson Reign
3rd Mac’s Tune
 
2005
Missile Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Snippetson
3rd Spark Of Life
 
2004
Missile Stakes
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Dane Shadow
 
2003
Missile Stakes
1st Pompeii 1 minute 03.7 seconds
2nd Academe
3rd Our Egyptian Raine
 
2002
Missile Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 03.5 seconds
2nd Ancient Song
3rd Notoire
 
2001
Missile Stakes
1st Sportsbrat 1 minute 06.7 seconds
2nd Air She Goes
3rd Lonhro
 
2000
Missile Stakes
1st Padstow 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd Wynciti
3rd Celestial Choir

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