Victory Stakes

The Victory Stakes is a Group 2 sprint run during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival as a potential lead-up to the Doomben 10,000.

2024 Victory Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Antino
  • 2nd: #9 Wee Nessy
  • 3rd: #2 Golden Mile



The Group 2 Victory Stakes takes place in late April or early May during the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and is traditionally run at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Run over the sprint distance of 1200m it is a weight-for-age event worth a $300,000 as of 2023 and was previously known as the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes.

Prize money for the 2020 Victory Stakes was down to $175,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the race running as a set weights plus penalties event in May as part of a reduced Brisbane Winter Carnival.

The Victory Stakes is an excellent lead up to the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m), another 1200m weight-for-age event run at Doomben. Quality runners may then progress onto both the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) in late May and Queensland’s richest race, the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) in June.

The last horse to do the Victory Stakes – Stradbroke Handicap double in a single season was Srikandi (2015). In 2018 Impending won the Victory Stakes having taken on the previous year’s Stradbroke Handicap (2017).

The form of the 2021 Victory Stakes was franked with the runner-up Vega One winning the Kingsford-Smith Cup next start before a subsequent second in that winter’s Stradbroke Handicap quinella.

The 2023 Victory Stakes winner Rothfire franked the form running third in the Kingsford Smith Cup results and second in that year’s Stradbroke Handicap.

The Victory Stakes 2024 ran on Saturday May 4, 2024 at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane and was won first-up by the local Tony Gollan-trained five-year-old Antino ($4.40).

2024 Victory Stakes
Date: Saturday May 4, 2024
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1980

2024 Victory Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Antino ($4.40)
  • 2nd: #9 Wee Nessy
  • 3rd: #2 Golden Mile

The Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup and Stradbroke Handicap are now firmly on the radar for Tony Gollan’s talented five-year-old, Antino ($4.40), who bolted up the rails to a dominant victory in the 2024 Victory Stakes results at Eagle Farm, thanks to a superb ride from jockey Vlad Duric.

Click here to read more on the good Victory Stakes 2024 win by Antino.

2024 Victory Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 ANTINO (NZ) Tony Gollan Vlad Duric 7 58.5kg $4.40
2 9 WEE NESSY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Adam Hyeronimus 1.07L 1 56.5kg $8
3 2 GOLDEN MILE James Cummings James Orman 2.74L 4 58.5kg $10
4 6 FRONT PAGE Matthew Dale Andrew Mallyon 3.93L 5 58.5kg $7
5 8 COMRADE ROSA Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 4.6L 3 56.5kg $6.50
6 4 PRINCE OF BOOM Robert Heathcote Michael Rodd 5.84L 2 58.5kg $8.50
7 7 PETRONIUS Barry Lockwood John Allen 13L 6 58.5kg $31
8 1 UNCOMMON JAMES Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Tommy Berry 14.38L 8 58.5kg $3.80F
9 5 BALLER Tony Gollan Ms Angela Jones 20.26L 9 58.5kg $41

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Victory Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Victory Stakes 2024 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the potential Doomben 10,000-bound winter sprinters will be available below the week of the race.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 VICTORY STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Victory Stakes Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 VICTORY STAKES FORM GUIDE

2024 Victory Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Victory Stakes 2024 Tips on the Group 2 winter sprint this Brisbane Festival of Racing.

  • To Win: #1 Uncommon James ($2.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Victory Stakes boasts a select field, but it’s hard to look past this proven Group 1 winner. The talented local sprinter, a son of Cable Bay, hasn’t taken home a win since the Oakleigh Plate at Sandown last year, but he’s consistently challenged at the elite level interstate. Last spring, he notched impressive third-place finishes in two Melbourne Group 1 races. His first-up run this year in The Galaxy at Rosehill was gutsy, finishing fifth and less than two lengths off the winner. He’s now even sharper after a successful two-from-two record at Eagle Farm. This horse appears to be the clear favourite in a competitive field.

2024 Victory Stakes Field

The Victory Stakes field attracts a class line-up of Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival hopes usually having their first Queensland run of the season.

Horses that contested the race the season prior often return, while a host of interstate raiders dominate the Victory Stakes final acceptances including runners out of the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) in Sydney earlier in the month.

The official Victory Stakes 2024 Field & Barriers are set for release by Racing Queensland on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2024 Victory Stakes final field features nine runners led in betting by Group 1 winner Uncommon James.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Victory Stakes 2024 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2128x323x5 UNCOMMON JAMES Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Tommy Berry 8 58.5kg 110
2 901393×784 GOLDEN MILE James Cummings James Orman 4 58.5kg 109
3 111x41220x ANTINO (NZ) Tony Gollan Vlad Duric 7 58.5kg 107
4 3611x094x4 PRINCE OF BOOM Robert Heathcote Michael Rodd 2 58.5kg 106
5 x7079x445x BALLER Tony Gollan Ms Angela Jones 9 58.5kg 105
6 8826x16x35 FRONT PAGE Matthew Dale Andrew Mallyon 5 58.5kg 104
7 x121x1x2x5 PETRONIUS Barry Lockwood John Allen 6 58.5kg 98
8 x3118x413x COMRADE ROSA Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 3 56.5kg 104
9 2224x0x331 WEE NESSY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Adam Hyeronimus 1 56.5kg 100

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Victory Stakes Nominations

The Victory Stakes nominations close on the Monday of race week and traditionally feature Doomben 10,000 bound sprinters kicking off their Brisbane campaigns for the winter.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 111x41220x ANTINO (NZ) G 5 Tony Gollan 107
2 x7079x445x BALLER G 8 Tony Gollan 105
3 x3118x413x COMRADE ROSA M 5 Tony Gollan 104
4 115x24121x FREEDOM RALLY G 4 Tony Gollan 91
5 8826x16x35 FRONT PAGE G 7 Matthew Dale
6 901393×784 GOLDEN MILE H 4 James Cummings
7 161057300x IRISH SONGS G 8 Louise White 99
8 11x050413x KNIGHT’S CHOICE G 4 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 92
9 61x573030x OSIPENKO (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
10 x121x1x2x5 PETRONIUS G 7 Barry Lockwood 98
11 3611x094x4 PRINCE OF BOOM G 5 Robert Heathcote 106
12 421x5859x1 THE BIG GOODBYE G 6 Robert Heathcote 101
13 2128x323x5 UNCOMMON JAMES G 5 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
14 2224x0x331 WEE NESSY M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
15 21112117×8 ZARASTRO G 5 Tony Gollan 101

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Victory Stakes History

The first horse to win the race then called the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes was Golden Rhapsody in 1980 when the race was inaugurated.

Beginning as a Listed race the following year in 1981 it reached Group 3 status before being installed as a Group 2 event in 1992. First run over 1810m, the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes has gone through a number of distance changes throughout its history but is now a 1200m sprint at the Eagle Farm Racecourse for gallopers heading towards the Group 1 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival features.

In recent years the Victory Stakes has been run at Doomben Racecourse (2016 & 2018) due to ongoing track issues at Eagle Farm.

In 2020 the Victory Stakes took place in May as a set weights plus penalties event due to COVID-19 and was the key Stradbroke lead-up that year.

Victory Stakes Distance:
1980 – 1983: 1810m
1984 – 1986: 2100m
1987: 2125m
1988: 1810m
1989: 2125m
1990 – 2005: 1400m
2006 onwards: 1200m

Victory Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Victory Stakes
1st Antino 1 minute 09.32 seconds
2nd Wee Nessy
3rd Golden Mile
2023
Victory Stakes
1st Rothfire 1 minute 10.32 seconds
2nd King Of Sparta
3rd Prince Of Boom
2022
Victory Stakes
1st Count De Rupee 1 minute 09.61 seconds
2nd Scallopini
3rd Jamaea
2021
Victory Stakes
1st Niccanova 1 minute 11.90 seconds
2nd Vega One
3rd Pennino
2020
Victory Stakes
1st Victorem 1 minute 10.60 seconds
2nd Niccanova
3rd Deep Image
2019
Victory Stakes
1st I Am Excited 1 minute 9.64 seconds
2nd Redzel
3rd Jonker
2018
Victory Stakes
1st Impending 1 minute 10.06 seconds
2nd Most Important
3rd I Am Excited
2017
Victory Stakes
1st Music Magnate 1 minute 13.27 seconds
2nd Hopfgarten
3rd Miss Cover Girl
2016
Victory Stakes
1st Fell Swoop 1 minute 9.02 seconds
2nd Didntcostalot
3rd Artlee
2015
Victory Stakes
1st Srikandi 1 minute 9.63 seconds
2nd Ball Of Muscle
3rd Dances On Stars
2014
Victory Stakes
1st Temple Of Boom 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Snitzerland
2013
Victory Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 8.54 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Albrecht
2012
Victory Stakes
1st Meeting Abandoned
2nd
3rd
2011
Victory Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 13.0 seconds
2nd Atomic Force
3rd Azzaland
2010
Victory Stakes
1st Ghetto Blaster 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd The Jackal
3rd Albert The Fat
2009
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Swiss Ace 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Sniper?s Bullet
3rd Red Element
2008
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Swiss Ace 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Atapi
3rd Dance The Waves
2007
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Mitanni 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Anwaar
3rd Tellem
2006
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st All Bar One 1 minute 8.5 seconds
2nd Falaise
3rd Impaler
2005
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Wager 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Deuxieme
3rd Dezigna
2004
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Only Words 1 minute 25.8 seconds
2nd Our Egyptian Raine
3rd Defier
2003
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Tit For Taat 1 minute 21.5 seconds
2nd Scenic Peak
3rd Mr Bureaucrat
2002
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Mr Bureaucrat 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Salgado
3rd Faiza
2001
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Make Mine Magic 1 minute 20.8 seconds
2nd Play Station
3rd Camarena
2000
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Cheiron 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Narwong
3rd City Fair

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