Ted Van Heemst Stakes

The Ted Van Heemst Stakes (formerly the CB Cox Stakes) is a Group 2 feature event held at Ascot Racecourse as a key Perth Cup lead-up.

2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Regal Power
  • 2nd: #2 Gatting
  • 3rd: #3 Star Exhibit



Held annually in late December as a key lead-up to the Perth Cup, the 2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes is a 2100m staying event at Ascot Racecourse formerly known as the C.B. Cox Stakes before being renamed in 2016.

Worth $250,000 in prize money, the Group 2 event attracts good staying horses that are suited to the weight-for-age conditions. The Ted Van Heemst Stakes is the ideal lead-up race to the Group 2 $400,000 Perth Cup (2400m) held around a fortnight later either on New Year’s Eve or the first week of the New Year at the end of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

The 2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes ran on Saturday December 21, 2019 and was won by the odds-on favourite Regal Power. 

Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday December 21, 2019
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 2100m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Regal Power
  • 2nd: #2 Gatting
  • 3rd: #3 Star Exhibit

Top Perth trainers Grant & Alana Williams continued their dominance in the Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2019 results with the stable’s odds-on favourite Regal Power easily accounting for his rivals to win the Perth Cup lead-up by over two lengths. The ‘Wizard of the West’ William Pike added yet another feature race win to his outstanding riding record guiding the galloper to victory over Group 1 winner Gatting, while two-time Perth Cup champ Star Exhibit rounded out the trifecta in third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 58kg $1.65F
2 2 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Jamie Kah 2.3L 4 59kg $4.20
3 3 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Peter Hall 3.08L 3 59kg $12
4 6 MISSISSIPPI DELTA Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 4.7L 2 57kg $6.50
5 4 SPIRITUAL WARRIOR Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 6.86L 5 59kg $41
6 1 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Lindsey Smith Jason Whiting 9.99L 1 59kg $21

2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Odds

The latest Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2019 odds – formerly the CB Cox Stakes – will be listed below with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your top Ted Van Heemst Stakes betting tips at the right price this summer.

2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field

The Ted Van Heemst / CB Cox Stakes field traditionally features the best locally-trained stayers targeting the popular Perth Cup. Horses in the Ted Van Heemst Stakes field come out of summer lead-up races including the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) in early December or the previous Saturday’s Group 3 A.J. Scahill Stakes (1400m) over a notably shorter distance.

The 2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes field & barriers will be provided here the week of the race once officially announced by Perth Racing.

Just six horses make-up the Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2019 final field with the Grant & Alana Williams-trained Railway Stakes winner Regal Power the $2 favourite in betting to hand Grant Williams his fifth win in six years.

Read more on the 2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes field of Perth Cup hopefuls.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4x68x90x0x AMBITIOUS (JPN) Lindsey Smith Jason Whiting 1 59kg 105
2 1225150275 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Jamie Kah 4 59kg 112
3 051145×180 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Peter Hall 3 59kg 107
4 9571111648 SPIRITUAL WARRIOR Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 5 59kg 90
5 321211×216 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 58kg 108
6 6121214×19 MISSISSIPPI DELTA Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 2 57kg 97

Ted Van Heemst / CB Cox Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1914 as the Grandstand Plate, the Ted Van Heemst Stakes was renamed in 2016 in honour of Western Australian Racing Hall of Famer Ted Van Heemst and was previously known as the CB Cox Stakes from 1920-2015.

The race was previously contested over 2400m, but was reduced in 2009 after the Perth Cup distance was also cut from a traditional two-mile cup distance (3200m) to the mile and a half (2400m).

The Ted Van Heemst Stakes has held Group 2 status since 1979 and has been won by a number of notable stayers including Eurythmic (1920) who went on to win a host of interstate Group 1 races including the Caulfield Cup (1920), that year’s Melbourne Cup winner Piping Lane (1972), the reigning Cox Plate champion at the time Battle Heights (1974) and more recently Delicacy (2015) who won the following January’s Perth Cup.

Recent C.B. Cox Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Ted Van Heemst Stakes
1st Regal Power 2 minutes 12.96 seconds
2nd Gatting
3rd Star Exhibit
2018
Ted Van Heemst Stakes
1st Galaxy Star 2 minutes 12.54 seconds
2nd Gatting
3rd Perfect Jewel
2017
Ted Van Heemst Stakes
1st Pounamu 2 minutes 16.76 seconds
2nd Material Man
3rd Zarantz
2016
Ted Van Heemst Stakes
1st Perfect Reflection 2 minutes 14.13 seconds
2nd Fathoms Of Gold
3rd Ihtsahymn
2015
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Delicacy 2 minutes 14.3 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Bass Strait
2014
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Elite Belle 2 minutes 14.85 seconds
2nd Red Blast
3rd Bass Strait
2013
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Ihtsahymn 2 minutes 11.17 seconds
2nd Kincaple
3rd Rohan
2012
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Mr Moet 2 minutes 12.13 seconds
2nd Chester Road
3rd Ranger
2011
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st God Has Spoken 2 minutes 9.84 seconds
2nd Kincaple
3rd Ranger
2010
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Colour Correct 2 minutes 7.7 seconds
2nd Admiring
3rd Big Ted
2009
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Lords Ransom 2 minutes 8.82 seconds
2nd Largo Lad
3rd Dante’s Banquet
2008
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Gilded Venom 2 minutes 8.7 seconds
2nd Annenkov
3rd The Fuzz
2007
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Cats Fun 2 minutes 30.5 seconds
2nd Westerly Breeze
3rd Guyno
2006
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Daka’s Gem (DH) 2 minutes 32.5 seconds
2nd Scenic Shot (DH)
3rd Ramiro
2005
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Early Express 2 minutes 29.4 seconds
2nd Blevvo
3rd Bon Argent
2004
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Free At Last 2 minutes 30.9 seconds
2nd Laetare
3rd Black Tom
2003
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Celtus 2 minutes 32.6 seconds
2nd Higgins Gold
3rd Free At Last
2002
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Bold Mirage 2 minutes 32.3 seconds
2nd Tumeric
3rd Alibi Bay
2001
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Never Blue 2 minutes 32.3 seconds
2nd Finito
3rd Lottila Bay
2000
C.B. Cox Stakes
1st Old Money 2 minutes 30.8 seconds
2nd Lottila Bay
3rd Grand Turismo

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