Roman Consul Stakes

The Roman Consul Stakes is a Group 2 spring held at Royal Randwick Racecourse as a lead-up to the Coolmore Stud Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2020 Roman Consul Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Wild Ruler
  • 2nd: #4 On The Lead
  • 3rd: #2 Doubtland



The Roman Consul Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse on a Saturday in early October. Raced over a 1200m distance, the set weights race is open to all three-year-old horses eager to take home a share of the $300,000 in prize money.

Previously held on Epsom Handicap Day, the Roman Consul Stakes now takes place a week later on Spring Champion Stakes Day that is headlined by the final Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival – the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) for Victoria Derby hopefuls.

Those horses that perform well in the Roman Consul Stakes often go on to race in major events such as the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) run on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Brazen Beau (2014) was the last horse to complete the Roman Consul Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double. Some of the major lead-up races to the Roman Consul Stakes include the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes and the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes.

This year the 2020 Roman Consul Stakes took place on Saturday October 10, 2020 and was won by the odds-on favourite Wild Ruler.

Roman Consul Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2020 Roman Consul Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Wild Ruler
  • 2nd: #4 On The Lead
  • 3rd: #2 Doubtland

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Wild Ruler ($1.60F) was far too good for his rivals in the Roman Consul Stakes 2020 results recording an effortless two length victory and earning talks of potentially filling the final slot in Saturday week’s $15 million The Everest.

Click here to read more on the easy 2020 Roman Consul Stakes win by Wild Ruler.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 5 56.5kg $1.60F
2 4 ON THE LEAD Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 2L 3 56.5kg $11
3 2 DOUBTLAND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 3L 2 56.5kg $3.30
4 3 OSAMU Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.5L 4 56.5kg $13
5 6 RED STILETTO Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 6.8L 1 54.5kg $41
5 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Roman Consul Stakes Betting

The latest Roman Consul Stakes betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au complete with market links will be available below the week of the race.

Cosmic Force ($2.80 in 2019) followed by Wild Ruler ($1.60 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Roman Consul Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Roman Consul Stakes Field

Each year the Roman Consul Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of short-distance three-year-olds eyeing a run down south in the Coolmore Stud Stakes field over the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Gallopers may come into the Roman Consul Stakes field via a number of different lead-ups including the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes a month earlier, which Exosphere (2015) won on way to his Roman Consul success.

The Roman Consul Stakes 2020 field and barrier draw are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Roman Consul Stakes final field features just six runners with last start winners Doubtland and Wild Ruler battling for top spot in betting.

Update: The line-up is down to five with #5 Muntaseera scratched in favour of a Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes run in Melbourne on the same day.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x238x1 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 6 56.5kg 84
2 11×51 DOUBTLAND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 3 56.5kg 91
3 2727×624 OSAMU Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5 56.5kg
4 35×1127 ON THE LEAD Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg 68
5 21x25208x1 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 2 54.5kg 77
6 19×5 RED STILETTO Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 1 54.5kg 64

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Roman Consul Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Roman Consul Stakes in 2020 are taken the Monday of race week and will be made available below once announced.

Despite being extended, the Roman Consul Stakes 2020 nominations attracted just six hopefuls dominated by last-start Danehill Stakes winner in Melbourne Doubtland and the autumn’s Golden Slipper champion Farnan looking to return to form second-up.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11×51 DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 91
2 110111×5 FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
3 21x25208x1 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 77
4 35×1127 ON THE LEAD C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 68
5 2727×624 OSAMU C 3 Chris Waller
6 1x238x1 WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Roman Consul Stakes History

The Roman Consul Stakes has long occupied an important slot in the Spring Racing Carnival. As a set weights sprint restricted to three year olds, the Roman Consul Stakes is one of those fundamental races that a number of future champion sprinters contest on their way to the top.

Some great horses have taken out the Roman Consul Stakes in the past. Notable Roman Consul Stakes winners include Red Anchor (1984), Show County (1989), Exceed And Excel (2003), Fastnet Rock (2004), Buffering (2010), Zoustar (2013) and Exosphere (2014) among many others. Roman Consul Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.

Roman Consul Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Wild Ruler 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd On The Lead
3rd Doubtland
2019
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Cosmic Force 1 minute 8.14 seconds
2nd Standout
3rd Microphone
2018
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Sesar 1 minute 9.91 seconds
2nd Sandbar
3rd Spin
2017
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Viridine 1 minute 10.24 seconds
2nd Single Bullet
3rd Beau Geste
2016
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Russian Revolution 1 minute 9.08 seconds
2nd Astern
3rd Capitalist
2015
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Exosphere 1 minute 8.52 seconds
2nd Zoutenant
3rd Japonisme
2014
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 9.04 seconds
2nd Nostradamus
3rd Delectation
2013
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Zoustar 1 minute 9.45 seconds
2nd Barbed
3rd Open Book
2012
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Jolie Bay 1 minute 9.62 seconds
2nd Knight Exemplar
3rd Your Song
2011
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Foxwedge 1 minute 11.16 seconds
2nd Masthead
3rd Do You Think
2010
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd Obsequious
3rd Parriwi
2009
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Shellscrape 1 minute 9.97 seconds
2nd Honest Truth
3rd Shadow Assassin
2008
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Montana Flyer 1 minute 11.61 seconds
2nd Drumbeats
3rd Silent But Deadly
2007
Roman Consul Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Reigning To Win 1 minute 10.74 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Mute
2005
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Denmarket 1 minute 10.46 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd De Beers
2004
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Fastnet Rock 1 minute 9.32 seconds
2nd Charge Forward
3rd Star Cat
2003
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 9.14 seconds
2nd Hasna
3rd Ambulance
2002
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Snowland 1 minute 10.64 seconds
2nd Force Apollo
3rd Bollinger
2001
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Stylish Lass 1 minute 4.91 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Mistegic
2000
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Kootoomootoo 1 minute 12.21 seconds
2nd Veteran
3rd Zariz

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