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.

2021 Roman Consul Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Paulele
  • 2nd: #4 Gleneagles
  • 3rd: #6 King Of Sparta



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.

In 2020 the Roman Consul Stakes winner Wild Ruler ran third in that year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes and went on to claim the 2021 Group 1 Moir Stakes in Melbourne the following spring earning a slot in the $15 million The Everest.

The the 2021 Roman Consul Stakes took place on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by the Godolphin-raced favourite Paulele ($1.90). 

Roman Consul Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YOs Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2021 Roman Consul Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Paulele ($1.90F)
  • 2nd: #4 Gleneagles
  • 3rd: #6 King Of Sparta

Click here to read more on the 2021 Roman Consul Stakes win by the potential The Everest-bound Paulele.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 PAULELE James Cummings James McDonald 7 56.5kg $1.90F
2 4 GLENEAGLES David Payne Tommy Berry 1.44L 5 56.5kg $9.50
3 6 KING OF SPARTA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1.67L 6 56.5kg $9.50
4 7 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 1.92L 9 56.5kg $51
5 1 SWORD OF STATE Jamie Richards Tim Clark 4.12L 3 56.5kg $6
6 9 A VERY FINE RED Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 4.34L 1 54.5kg $15
7 8 MIMOSAS Clayton Douglas Glen Boss 8.84L 4 56.5kg $91
8 3 O’PRESIDENT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 9.78L 2 56.5kg $10
9 5 TRISTATE Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 11.55L 8 56.5kg $20
10 RHAPSODY ROSE Chris Munce 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 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) and Paulele ($1.90 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Roman Consul Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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 2021 field and barrier draw are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

A quality line-up of three-year-olds sprinters is engaged in the 2021 Roman Consul Stakes final field led in betting by Godolphin’s Rosebud winner Paulele looking to return to winning form.

  • Scratched: #10 Rhapsody Rose (10)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13111×7 SWORD OF STATE Jamie Richards Tim Clark 3 56.5kg 99
2 11x671x122 PAULELE James Cummings James McDonald 7 56.5kg 90
3 6x11x O’PRESIDENT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2 56.5kg 90
4 25x110x34 GLENEAGLES David Payne Tommy Berry 5 56.5kg 80
5 6585×113 TRISTATE Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 8 56.5kg 80
6 2744×16124 KING OF SPARTA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 56.5kg 79
7 211140×8 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 9 56.5kg 76
8 15x MIMOSAS Clayton Douglas Glen Boss 4 56.5kg 67
9 14×315 A VERY FINE RED Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 1 54.5kg 77
10 136x316x44 RHAPSODY ROSE Chris Munce 10 54.5kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Roman Consul Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Roman Consul Stakes in 2021 are taken the Monday of race week and will be made available below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x721610x5 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 1 56.5kg 94
2 11x671x122 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg 90
3 2138×1 HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller 3 56.5kg 94
4 136x316x44 RHAPSODY ROSE F 3 Chris Munce 4 54.5kg 74
5 13111×7 SWORD OF STATE C 3 Jamie Richards 5 56.5kg 99
6 25x110x34 GLENEAGLES C 3 David Payne 6 56.5kg 80
7 211140×8 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 7 56.5kg 76
8 2744×16124 KING OF SPARTA G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 56.5kg 79
9 6x11x O’PRESIDENT C 3 Chris Waller 9 56.5kg 90
10 113×35 PARK AVENUE G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 10 56.5kg 67
11 14×315 A VERY FINE RED F 3 Mark Newnham 11 54.5kg 77
12 15x MIMOSAS G 3 Clayton Douglas 12 56.5kg 67
13 6585×113 TRISTATE C 3 Anthony Cummings 13 56.5kg 80

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), Exosphere (2014) and Wild Ruler (2020) among many others. Roman Consul Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.

Roman Consul Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Paulele 1 minute 08.59 seconds
2nd Gleneagles
3rd King Of Sparta
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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