Peter Young Stakes

The Peter Young Stakes is a Group 2 Blue Diamond Stakes Day race held at Caulfield in February as a lead-up to the Australian Cup.

2021 Peter Young Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Paradee
  • 2nd: #8 Shared Ambition
  • 3rd: #3 Homesman



The Peter Young Stakes – formerly the St George Stakes – is a Group 2 thoroughbred race held mid-way through the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival on Blue Diamond Stakes Day in February at Caulfield.

The Peter Young Stakes is a middle distance race run over 1800m under weight-for-age conditions and is worth $200,000. It is the first weight-for-age race at the carnival run over a distance greater than 1400m and so attracts a quality field of runners seeking a bit more distance.

There are an incredible eight Group races held at the meeting including three Group 1 events, the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) and the Futurity Stakes (1600m). The other Group 2 races on the day are the Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) and the Caulfield Autumn Classic (1800m). Finally there is one Group 3 race, the Mannerism Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Zeditave Stakes (1200m).

Horses running in the Peter Young Stakes may have previously contested the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes two weeks prior. The Peter Young Stakes is also an ideal lead-up to the premier weight-for-age race of the carnival, the  Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) held a fortnight later on Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing. Fiorente (2014) was the last horse to do the Peter Young Stakes – Australian Cup double.

The Peter Young Stakes has been a terrific guide to the Australian Cup over the years with many other champions of the Australian turf winning both races including Pompeii Ruler (2007), Lonhro (2004), Northerly (2002 & 2003), Istidaad (1999), Dane Ripper (1998), Durbridge (1994 & 1995) and Let’s Elope (1992).

More recently the 2019 Peter Young Stakes winner Avilius went on to complete the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes – Tancred Stakes double in Sydney.

This season’s edition of the Peter Young Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday February 20, 2021 and was won by Danny O’Brien’s mare Paradee. 

2021 Peter Young Stakes
Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1900

2021 Peter Young Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Paradee
  • 2nd: #8 Shared Ambition
  • 3rd: #3 Homesman

Danny O’Brien’s in-form mare Paradee ($5) backed-up from a Magic Millions win at the Gold Coast to dominate the 2021 Peter Young Stakes results at Caulfield ahead of the Group 1 Australian Cup.

Click here to read more on the Australian Cup-bound Paradee winning the Peter Young Stakes 2021.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 PARADEE Danny O’Brien John Allen 1 57kg $5
2 8 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 0.75L 7 59kg $5
3 3 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 0.85L 8 59kg $4.80F
4 5 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 0.95L 5 59kg $19
5 9 NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Luke Currie 1.05L 9 59kg $5
6 4 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 1.25L 6 59kg $21
7 6 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 1.45L 4 59kg $12
8 2 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Michael Walker 1.85L 2 59kg $31
9 1 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6.35L 10 59kg $9.50
10 7 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 6.45L 3 59kg $41
10 PAPPALINO (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 0
11 MISS SISKA Matthew Smith Damien Oliver 0
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Peter Young Stakes Odds

The latest Peter Young Stakes 2021 betting odds will be provided below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

The last favourite in Peter Young Stakes betting to win was Avilius ($1.95 in 2019).

2021 Peter Young Stakes Field

The Peter Young Stakes attracts a class line-up of staying types heading towards the Australian Cup field in a fortnight.

The official 2021 Peter Young Stakes field and barriers will be released below on Wednesday February 17, 2021.

A line-up of 12 potential Australian Cup horses make-up the 2021 Peter Young Stakes final field with seven-year-old Homesman the favourite, while $5 million The All-Star Mile winner Regal Power looks to return to form first-up from the outside barrier.

Scratched: #10 Pappalino (6); #11 Miss Siska (3)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 61x421x90x REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 12 59kg 112
2 9x768254x7 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Michael Walker 2 59kg 107
3 60x70x173x HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 10 59kg 108
4 756x2593x6 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 101
5 679x03310x STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 7 59kg 105
6 3125x2193x CHAPADA Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 5 59kg 102
7 075100×285 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 4 59kg 100
8 3x092527x1 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 9 59kg 105
9 121x3719x3 NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Luke Currie 11 59kg 101
10 x313x21x5x PAPPALINO (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 6 59kg 92
11 180x07x0x2 MISS SISKA Matthew Smith Damien Oliver 3 57kg 104
12 16×4532211 PARADEE Danny O’Brien John Allen 1 57kg 98
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Peter Young Stakes Nominations

The Peter Young Stakes nominations feature a host of autumn gallopers coming off lead-up runs in races like the Carlyon Cup and CF Orr Stakes and are released by Racing Victoria the Monday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The 2021 Peter Young Stakes nominations attracted 19 runners including the TS Carlyon Cup trifecta of Best Of Days, Miss Siska and Nonconformist.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 756x2593x6 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
2 34×3009221 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 105
3 3125x2193x CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney 102
4 9x768254x7 HARLEM (GB) G 9 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 107
5 60x70x173x HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 108
6 085x1230x4 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 109
7 14811688×8 MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan 98
8 643x74108x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 108
9 180x07x0x2 MISS SISKA M 7 Matthew Smith 104
10 075100×285 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 7 Archie Alexander 100
11 121x3719x3 NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg 101
12 x313x21x5x PAPPALINO (FR) H 5 Archie Alexander 92
13 16×4532211 PARADEE M 4 Danny O’Brien 98
14 61x421x90x REGAL POWER G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 112
15 38x513883x SAN HUBERTO (IRE) H 5 Matt Cumani 106
16 3x092527x1 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 105
17 2x222x16x7 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 115
18 679x03310x STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 105
19 16526×5126 VASSILATOR (NZ) G 5 Colin Little

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Peter Young Stakes / St George Stakes History

The St George Stakes is one of the older Australian thoroughbred races having first run in 1900 when Parthian claimed victory. It began as a Principal race run over nine furlongs and continued under the same status and distance right up until 1973 when Australia adopted the metric system and converted the race distance to 1800m. Through that time there was only one year when the St George Stakes was not held, 1921.

In 1979 the St George Stakes was elevated to Group 2 status and the race length was dramatically shortened to 1200m for one year. The following year in 1980 the distance reverted back to 1800m. In 1982 the distance decreased to 1600m, then in 1983 it was run over 1800m, in 1984 it shortened again to 1600m for four years until 1988 when it went back to the distance it remains today 1800m, except for one year in 1995 it was run over 2000m.

It has been known as the Peter Young Stakes since 2012.

Recent St George Stakes / Peter Young Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Peter Young Stakes
1st Paradee 1 minute 49.64 seconds
2nd Shared Ambition
3rd Homesman
2020
Peter Young Stakes
1st Miss Siska 1 minute 49.64 seconds
2nd Kings Will Dream
3rd Mirage Dancer
2019
Peter Young Stakes
1st Avilius 1 minute 49.16 seconds
2nd Trap for Fools
3rd Ace High
2018
Peter Young Stakes
1st Gailo Chop 1 minute 48.26 seconds
2nd Single Gaze
3rd Hartnell
2017
Peter Young Stakes
1st Stratum Star 1 minute 48.25 seconds
2nd Humidor
3rd The United States
2016
Peter Young Stakes
1st Bow Creek 1 minute 48.6 seconds
2nd Fenway
3rd Mourinho
2015
Peter Young Stakes
1st Mourinho 1 minute 48.0 seconds
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Akzar
2014
Peter Young Stakes
1st Fiorente 1 minute 50.09 seconds
2nd Mourayan
3rd Star Rolling
2013
Peter Young Stakes
1st Foreteller 1 minute 50.97 seconds
2nd Mr Moet
3rd Budriguez
2012
Peter Young Stakes
1st Lucas Cranach 1 minute 48.8 seconds
2nd Illo
3rd Manighar
2011
St George Stakes
1st Heart Of Dreams 1 minute 48.8 seconds
2nd Precedence
3rd Spacecraft
2010
St George Stakes
1st La Rocket 1 minute 49.04 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Miss Maren
2009
St George Stakes
1st Theseo 1 minute 47.8 seconds
2nd Baughurst
3rd Zarita
2008
St George Stakes
1st Princess Coup 1 minute 51 seconds
2nd Sirmione
3rd Douro Valley
2007
St George Stakes
1st Pompeii Ruler 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Marasco
3rd Aqua D’Amore
2006
St George Stakes
1st Our Smoking Joe 1 minute 50.2 seconds
2nd Lad Of The Manor
3rd Vroom Vroom
2005
St George Stakes
1st Elvstroem 1 minute 49.5 seconds
2nd Makybe Diva
3rd Casual Pass
2004
St George Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 50.9 seconds
2nd Sound Journey
3rd Mummify
2003
St George Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 51.8 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Mr Casanova
2002
St George Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Old Comrade
3rd Piper Star
2001
St George Stakes
1st Cent Home 1 minute 47.1 seconds
2nd Giovana
3rd Kaapstad Way
2000
St George Stakes
1st Royal Voyage 1 minute 49.1 seconds
2nd Oliver Twist
3rd Arena

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