Premiere Stakes

The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse as part of the Epsom Handicap Day line-up and is a nice lead-up into the $15 million The Everest.

2020 Premiere Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Libertini
  • 2nd: #2 Classique Legend
  • 3rd: #3 Deprive



The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 1200m sprint race held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on either the last Saturday in September or the first Saturday in October, traditionally run the day before the NRL Grand Final.

Worth $500,000 in prize money, the weight for age event attracts several horses which have already competed in the weight-for-age Missile Stakes. The Premiere Stakes is held on Epsom Handicap Day and shares a race program with the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) and Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m).

The Premiere Stakes now serves as a nice lead-up race for star sprinters set to return to the track and distance in a fortnight’s time for the $15 million The Everest race.

The Premiere Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday October 3, 2020, as part of the bumper Epsom Handicap Day line-up of races, and was won in an upset by Libertini.

2020 Premiere Stakes
Date: Saturday October 3, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $500,000

2020 Premiere Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Libertini
  • 2nd: #2 Classique Legend
  • 3rd: #3 Deprive

The Anthony Cummings-trained Libertini ($13) returned in brilliant fashion to flash home and defeat a host of The Everest favourites in an upset 2020 Premiere Stakes result.

Click here to read more on the potentially The Everest-bound Premiere Stakes 2020 winner Libertini.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 4 56.5kg $13
2 2 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 2L 7 58.5kg $2.50
3 3 DEPRIVE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 4L 6 58.5kg $26
4 1 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 4.1L 5 58.5kg $2.20F
5 4 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Nash Rawiller 7.1L 8 58.5kg $15
6 7 FASIKA Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 8.4L 3 56.5kg $15
7 5 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Jeff Penza 9.3L 1 58.5kg $81
8 6 LORD VON COSTA Donna Scott Blaike McDougall 10.5L 2 58.5kg $151

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Premiere Stakes Betting

The latest Premiere Stakes 2020 betting odds and market links on the gun sprinters in the race will be listed below as soon as available, pricing from Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Premiere Stakes Field

Each spring the Premiere Stakes, now worth half a million in prize money, attracts a star-studded line-up of sprinters. Gallopers may contest the Premiere Stakes field via lead-up runs in races including the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick a fortnight earlier or be kicking off their carnival campaigns first-up in the event.

The official Premiere Stakes 2020 field and barrier draw will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and listed in full below once announced.

The 2020 Premiere Stakes field features eight sprinters led by The Everest-bound Nature Strip and last start The Shorts champion Classique Legend.

Click here to read more on The Everest horses running in the 2020 Premiere Stakes field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4141x411x2 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 5 58.5kg 121
2 1x2360x1x1 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 7 58.5kg 115
3 2714x5465x DEPRIVE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 6 58.5kg 106
4 1112x160x5 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Nash Rawiller 8 58.5kg 104
5 515×080146 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Jeff Penza 1 58.5kg 98
6 64x21x741x LORD VON COSTA Donna Scott Blaike McDougall 2 58.5kg 96
7 229x1823x8 FASIKA Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 3 56.5kg 106
8 1x1133x49x LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 4 56.5kg 100

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Premiere Stakes History

First won by Outback in 1972, the Premiere Stakes has a history of double winners including Mr. Innocent in 1999-00 and Joanne in 1991-92. Other notable Premiere Stakes winners include Kingston Town (1981), Emancipation (1983) and Terravista (2015). In 2018 Santa Ana Lane set a record time of 1:07.45 winning the Premiere Stakes ahead of a Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic win in Melbourne later that spring.

The Premiere Stakes gained Group 2 status in 1997 and has been run and won at Royal Randwick since 2011.

Premiere Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.

Premiere Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020 Premiere Stakes 1st Libertini 1 minute 7.60 seconds
2nd Classique Legend
3rd Deprive
2019 Premiere Stakes 1st Brutal 1 minute 10.00 seconds
2nd Home Of The Brave
3rd Classique Legend
2018 Premiere Stakes 1st Santa Ana Lane 1 minute 7.45 seconds (R)
2nd Shoals
3rd In Her Time
2017 Premiere Stakes 1st In Her Time 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd English
3rd Clearly Innocent
2016 Premiere Stakes 1st Takedown 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Our Boy Malachi
3rd Danish Twist
2015 Premiere Stakes 1st Terravista 1 minute 9.10 seconds
2nd Rebel Dane
3rd That’s A Good Idea
2014 Premiere Stakes 1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 9.86 seconds
2nd Charlie Boy
3rd Wouldn’t It Be Nice
2013 Premiere Stakes 1st Arinosa 1 minute 9.37 seconds
2nd Dystopia
3rd Famous Seamus
2012 Premiere Stakes 1st Red Tracer 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Satin Shoes
3rd Emotional Circus
2011 Premiere Stakes 1st Neeson 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Hurtle Myrtle
3rd Love Conquers All
2010 Premiere Stakes 1st Hot Danish 1 minute 09.87 seconds
2nd Trader
3rd Cardinal Virtue
2009 Premiere Stakes 1st Mentality 1 minute 10.46 seconds
2nd Kroner
3rd Phelan Ready
2008 Premiere Stakes 1st Triple Honour 1 minute 10.13 seconds
2nd Captain Bax
3rd Reigning To Win
2007 Premiere Stakes 1st German Chocolate 1 minute 9.87 seconds
2nd Solo Flyer
3rd Fashions Afield
2006 Premiere Stakes 1st Paratroopers 1 minute 10.29 seconds
2nd Imana
3rd Johan’s Toy
2005 Premiere Stakes 1st Shania Dane 1 minute 8.83 seconds
2nd Dance Hero
3rd Spark Of Life
2004 Premiere Stakes 1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Century Kid
2003 Premiere Stakes 1st Thorn Park 1 minute 9.02 seconds
2nd Patezza
3rd Excellerator
2002 Premiere Stakes 1st Century Kid 1 minute 9.35 seconds
2nd Ancient Song
3rd Shogun Lodge
2001 Premiere Stakes 1st On Type 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Padstow
3rd Century Kid
2000 Premiere Stakes 1st Mr. Innocent 1 minute 8.97 seconds
2nd Celestial Choir
3rd Adam

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