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The $1 million Concorde Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse as a lead-up to The Everest race.
2023 Concorde Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 Remarque
- 2nd: #5 In Secret
- 3rd: #6 Bella Nipotina
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The Concorde Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney now worth a lucrative $1 million in stakes as of 2023.
Raced over a short distance of 1000 metres the Concorde Stakes is an exciting sprint that really tests the abilities of some of the more talented horses on the Sydney circuit.
Open to horses of both sexes aged three years and older the Concorde Stakes is run under set weights with penalties.
Those horse who perform particularly well in the Concorde Stakes might go on to target the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) back at the track a fortnight later. The Concorde Stakes is now also a gun lead-up to the world’s richest turf race – the $20 million The Everest (1200m) held back at the track in October.
Redzel won back-to-back editions of the Concorde Stakes in 2017 and 2018 ahead of his two historical wins in The Everest.
In 2018 Redzel made history as the first three-time Concorde Stakes winner.
The 2020 Concorde Stakes winner Gytrash backed-up to run third in that year’s The Everest trifecta before winning Rosehill’s Winners Stakes.
In 2021 the Concorde Stakes was won by Nature Strip at his third attempt. Nature Strip continued on to become the latest horse to complete the Concorde Stakes – The Everest double that spring.
Nature Strip further franked the form winning that year’s Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington and returning the following autumn to win his third TJ Smith Stakes in 2022 ahead of a Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes win by 4.5 lengths at Royal Ascot in the UK.
The 2023 Concorde Stakes ran on Saturday September 2, 2023 as a lead-up to the $20 million The Everest, offered $1 million in stakes for the first time and was won in a fighting finish by the brave Remarque ($4.40) out wide for Team Hawkes.
|Concorde Stakes 2023|
|Date:||Saturday September 2, 2023|
|Racecourse:||Royal Randwick Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO&UP – SW+P|
2023 Concorde Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 Remarque ($4.40)
- 2nd: #5 In Secret
- 3rd: #6 Bella Nipotina
The improving Team Hawkes-trained five-year-old Remarque ($4.40) was very strong first-up out wide charging home in a fighting finish to hold off the classy mares In Secret and Bella Nipotina to post a narrow victory fresh in the 2023 Concorde Stakes results.
|1||9||REMARQUE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tyler Schiller||7||56kg||$4.40|
|2||5||IN SECRET||James Cummings||Zac Lloyd (a)||0.31L||5||58.5kg||$4|
|3||6||BELLA NIPOTINA||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Melham||0.48L||3||58kg||$6|
|4||3||EDUARDO||Joseph Pride||Nash Rawiller||3.15L||1||59.5kg||$8|
|5||7||ROCKETING BY||David Pfieffer||Jason Collett||3.34L||2||58kg||$31|
|6||1||NATURE STRIP||Chris Waller||James McDonald||5.76L||8||60.5kg||$2.80F|
|7||11||CASINO LORD||Cody Morgan||Ms Rachel King||6.61L||4||56kg||$151|
|8||2||SHELBY SIXTYSIX||Danny Williams||Nick Heywood||8.02L||6||60kg||$151|
|10||ON THE LEAD||Richard & Will Freedman||Brett Prebble||0|
|8||ZAPATEO||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Concorde Stakes Betting Odds
The top Concorde Stakes 2023 betting odds will be open below the week of the race courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.
Nature Strip ($1.50 in 2021) and Eduardo ($2.70 in 2022) are the latest Concorde Stakes favourites to win. Nature Strip finally saluted for the punters in 2021 after twice being beaten in the event in 2019 and 2020.
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2023 Concorde Stakes Tips
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2023 Concorde Stakes Field
The official 2023 Concorde Stakes field is released by Racing NSW the Wednesday of race week with the full line-up of potential The Everest horses to be published below.
2023 Concorde Stakes Nominations
Nominations for the Concorde Stakes in 2023 close the Monday of race week.
Concorde Stakes History
The Concorde Stakes became a listed race in 1990 following one year as an unlisted event. Alpine Flyer won the inaugural edition in 1989.
Registered as the Concorde Stakes the race has never really been known by any other sponsor name.
In 1997 the Concorde Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 and has held this status since. Initially held at Rosehill Racecourse the Concorde Stakes shifted to Warwick Farm for the 2011 and 2012 editions. Since 2013 it has been held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Initially raced over 1100m in 2013 the Concorde Stakes began to be held over 1000m.
Notable Concorde Stakes winners include Guineas (1999), Armidale (1997), and Joanne (1991).
Redzel made history with his back-to-back wins taking out the Concorde Stakes – The Everest double in 2017 and 2018 before winning the Concorde for a third time in 2019.
In 2021 Chris Waller’s brilliant sprinter Nature Strip, subsequent 2021 The Everest winner and 2022 King’s Stand Stakes champion in the UK, saluted as the odds-on favourite in his third attempt in the event.
Concorde Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.
Concorde Stakes Results
|2023 Concorde Stakes||1st||Remarque||56.57 seconds|
|2022 Concorde Stakes||1st||Eduardo||59.55 seconds|
|3rd||Handle The Truth|
|2021 Concorde Stakes||1st||Nature Strip||56.66 seconds|
|2020 Concorde Stakes||1st||Gytrash||55.81 seconds|
|2019 Concorde Stakes||1st||Redzel||56.28 seconds|
|2018 Concorde Stakes||1st||Redzel||56.19 seconds|
|2017 Concorde Stakes||1st||Redzel||56.2 seconds|
|2016 Concorde Stakes||1st||Felines||59.3 seconds|
|2015 Concorde Stakes||1st||Shiraz||0 minutes 57.7 seconds|
|3rd||Ball Of Muscle|
|2014 Concorde Stakes||1st||Wouldnt It Be Nice||0 minutes 59.4 seconds|
|2013 Concorde Stakes||1st||Decision Time||0 minutes 56.0 seconds|
|2012 Concorde Stakes||1st||Tiger Tees||1 minute 04.1 seconds|
|2011 Concorde Stakes||1st||Decision Time||1 minute 02.8 seconds|
|2010 Concorde Stakes||1st||Reward For Effort||1 minute 03.3 seconds|
|2009 Concorde Stakes||1st||Friday Creek||1 minute 03.8 seconds|
|2008 Concorde Stakes||1st||Typhoon Zed||1 minute 03.4 seconds|
|2007 Concorde Stakes||1st||Race Not Held||–|
|2006 Concorde Stakes||1st||Mustard||1 minute 03.5 seconds|
|2005 Concorde Stakes||1st||Red Oog||1 minute 04.0 seconds|
|2nd||Dance The Waves|
|3rd||Spark Of Life|
|2004 Concorde Stakes||1st||Taikun||1 minute 02.8 seconds|
|3rd||Star Of Florida|
|2003 Concorde Stakes||1st||Private Steer||1 minute 04.2 seconds|
|2002 Concorde Stakes||1st||Fouardee||1 minute 02.8 seconds|
|2nd||Into The Night|
|2001 Concorde Stakes||1st||Phoenix Park||1 minute 03.2 seconds|
|2000 Concorde Stakes||1st||Condotti||1 minute 04.1 seconds|
|3rd||King Of Acapulco|