Stan Fox Stakes

The Stan Fox Stakes is a Group 2 1500m for three year olds run at Randwick Racecourse on Spring Champion Stakes Day.

2021 Stan Fox Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Hilal
  • 2nd: #2 Coastwatch
  • 3rd: #4 Brigantine



The Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes is held at the start of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival on Spring Champion Stakes Day in mid-October. Conducted at the esteemed Royal Randwick Racecourse, it is one of the key support acts on the card headlined by the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) for VRC Derby hopefuls.

Named after the prolific New South Wales thoroughbred owner-breeder Stan Fox, the Stan Fox Stakes is a 1500m run for three-year-olds at set weights that is worth $250,000. It is seen as a high quality set weights event, and although it is not one of the carnival’s premier races, it still attracts a good standard of horses. Notable winners include Lonhro (2001), Kenwood Melody (1998), General Nediym (1997), Octagonal (1995) and Show County (1989).

The Stan Fox Stakes was previously held earlier in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and served as a good lead-up to majors including the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) and the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m). It now runs in Sydney on the same day Melbourne hosts the Caulfield Guineas.

The event is now a lead-up into the newly created $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m) held a fortnight later back at Royal Randwick which the 2019 Stan Fox Stakes winner Colada went on to run third in.

In 2020 Peltzer became the first horse to complete the Stan Fox Stakes – Bondi Stakes double.

The latest edition of the Stan Fox Stakes ran on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by the Team Hawkes-trained Hilal ($8). 

2021 Stan Fox Stakes
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
Weights Colts / Geldings 56.5kg; Fillies 54.5kg
Prize Money: $250,000
Inaugurated: 1975

2021 Stan Fox Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Hilal ($8)
  • 2nd: #2 Coastwatch
  • 3rd: #4 Brigantine

The Hawkes Racing-trained dual Group 1 runner-up Hilal ($8) improved on his lead-up 11th in the Golden Rose to narrowly defeat the favourite Coastwatch in the 2021 Stan Fox Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3 56.5kg $8
2 2 COASTWATCH Chris Waller James McDonald 0.58L 2 56.5kg $2.10F
3 4 BRIGANTINE James Cummings Nash Rawiller 1.99L 5 56.5kg $6.50
4 6 COTEHELE (NZ) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 2.77L 4 56.5kg $3.80
5 5 AKIHIRO Gary Portelli Ms Alysha Collett 3.75L 6 56.5kg $20
6 7 MORIDAN Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 6.52L 7 56.5kg $18
7 9 THE MYSTERY GUY John Ramsey Ms Rachel King 9.79L 1 56.5kg $91
1 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0
8 THREE WISE MEN Edward Cummings Glen Boss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Stan Fox Stakes Odds

The season’s top Stan Fox Stakes 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below once released.

Peltzer ($2.70 in 2020) was the last favourite in Stan Fox Stakes betting to salute.

2021 Stan Fox Stakes Field

The 2021 Stan Fox Stakes field and barriers are announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Spring Champion Stakes Day and will be published in full below.

A small but quality Stan Fox Stakes 2021 final field faces off at Randwick on Saturday led in betting by the in-form Chris Waller-trained Coastwatch coming off a Group 1 Golden Rose third.

  • Scratched: #1 Captivant (1) has been scratched from the Stan Fox Stakes in favour of a run in Melbourne’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on the same day; #8 Three Wise Men (9).
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x3531x367 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 99
2 38x10x5213 COASTWATCH Chris Waller James McDonald 3 56.5kg 92
3 12722×530 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg 91
4 67×1712 BRIGANTINE James Cummings Nash Rawiller 6 56.5kg 78
5 2x571x2812 AKIHIRO Gary Portelli Ms Alysha Collett 7 56.5kg 72
6 137×1 COTEHELE (NZ) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg 72
7 310 MORIDAN Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 8 56.5kg 64
8 2739×17 THREE WISE MEN Edward Cummings Glen Boss 9 56.5kg 64
9 3 THE MYSTERY GUY John Ramsey Ms Rachel King 2 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Stan Fox Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Stan Fox Stakes in 2021 are taken the Monday of race week with the early entries to be listed below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x3531x367 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 1 56.5kg 99
2 12722×530 HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 56.5kg 91
3 53x752x19 GIANNIS C 3 Chris Waller 3 56.5kg 88
4 38x10x5213 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 4 56.5kg 92
5 67×1712 BRIGANTINE C 3 James Cummings 5 56.5kg 78
6 143×131 BULLOO F 3 Stuart Kendrick 6 54.5kg 70
7 2x571x2812 AKIHIRO C 3 Gary Portelli 7 56.5kg 72
8 137×1 COTEHELE (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea 8 56.5kg 72
9 2739×17 THREE WISE MEN G 3 Edward Cummings 9 56.5kg 64
10 3×110 AEECEE EXPRESS (NZ) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 56.5kg 69
11 310 MORIDAN C 3 Anthony Cummings 11 56.5kg 64
12 262 DUFRESNE G 3 Anthony Cummings 12 56.5kg
13 3 THE MYSTERY GUY G 3 John Ramsey 13 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Stan Fox Stakes History

The inaugural winner of the Stan Fox Stakes was Hydahban when the event was first held as a Principal race over 1200m in 1975.

The status and distance of the race remained the same up until 1981 when the length was increased to 1400m and then in 1985 it became a Listed race. Not long after in 1989 the event gained Group 3 status before finally being installed as a Group 2 event in 1996.

The race was not held in 2007 due to the outbreak of equine influenza in Australia at the time.

Stan Fox Stakes Records
Time Record (over current distance of 1400m): 1:21.7 set by Dynamic Love in 2000
Most Successful Jockey: Rod Quinn has won four Stan Fox Stakes with Big Treat (1977), From The Planet (1988), Lonhro (2001) and Ambulance (2003).

Recent Stan Fox Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Hilal 1 minute 28.52 seconds
2nd Coastwatch
3rd Brigantine
2020
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Peltzer 1 minute 28.11 seconds
2nd Prime Star
3rd Jet Propulsion
2019
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Colada 1 minute 27.43 seconds
2nd Brandenburg
3rd Bottega
2018
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Tarka 1 minute 33.82 seconds
2nd Dealmaker
3rd The Autumn Sun
2017
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Gold Standard 1 minute 28.46 seconds
2nd Sanctioned
3rd Addictive Nature
2016
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Impending 1 minute 29.2 seconds
2nd Divine Prophet
3rd Good Standing
2015
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Press Statement 1 minute 29.32 seconds
2nd Shards
3rd Rageese
2014
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Shooting To Win 1 minute 29.16 seconds
2nd Scissor Kick
3rd Valentia
2013
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Eurozone 1 minute 30.15 seconds
2nd Criterion
3rd Aussies Love Sport
2012
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Kabayan 1 minute 31.97 seconds
2nd Albrecht
3rd Divine Moon
2011
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Manawanui 1 minute 29.93 seconds
2nd Roma Giaconda
3rd Cocky Raider
2010
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Decision Time 1 minute 23.19 seconds
2nd Top Drop
3rd Halekulani
2009
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Denman 1 minute 23.82 seconds
2nd Run For Naara
3rd More Than Great
2008
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Dreamscape 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Whitefriars
3rd Judge Me Not
2007
Stan Fox Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Court Command 1 minute 22.13 seconds
2nd Antidotes
3rd Cinque
2005
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Paratroopers 1 minute 22.31 seconds
2nd Primus
3rd Testafiable
2004
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Wager 1 minute 22.49 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Tara
3rd Swick
2003
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Ambulance 1 minute 22.88 seconds
2nd Classy Dane
3rd Hasna
2002
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Rare Insight 1 minute 24 seconds
2nd Magic Marvo
3rd Choisir
2001
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 24 seconds
2nd Magic Albert
3rd Stylish Lass
2000
Stan Fox Stakes
1st Dynamic Love 1 minute 21.7 seconds
2nd Sale Of Century
3rd Ateates

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