Concorde Stakes

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



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. 

It is held on Chelmsford Stakes Day and shares the race card with three other Group races: the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), Furious Stakes (1200m) and the Tramway Stakes (1400m).

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
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 3YO&UP – SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $1,000,000

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

  Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
  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
    4 KALLOS James Cummings     0      
    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 Form Guide 

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2023 Concorde Stakes Tips 

Stay tuned for our insider Concorde Stakes 2023 Tips on the now million-dollar The Everest lead-up race. 

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

Year Place Horse Time
 
2023 Concorde Stakes 1st Remarque 56.57 seconds
2nd In Secret
3rd Bella Nipotina
 
2022 Concorde Stakes 1st Eduardo 59.55 seconds
2nd Athelric
3rd Handle The Truth
 
2021 Concorde Stakes 1st Nature Strip 56.66 seconds
2nd Wild Ruler
3rd Trekking
 
2020 Concorde Stakes 1st Gytrash 55.81 seconds
2nd Nature Strip
3rd Dirty Work
 
2019 Concorde Stakes 1st Redzel 56.28 seconds
2nd Pierata
3rd Graff
 
2018 Concorde Stakes 1st Redzel 56.19 seconds
2nd Kaepernick
3rd Invincible Star
 
2017 Concorde Stakes 1st Redzel 56.2 seconds
2nd Spieth
3rd Nieta
 
2016 Concorde Stakes 1st Felines 59.3 seconds
2nd Federal
3rd Craftiness
 
2015 Concorde Stakes 1st Shiraz 0 minutes 57.7 seconds
2nd Craftiness
3rd Ball Of Muscle
 
2014 Concorde Stakes 1st Wouldnt It Be Nice 0 minutes 59.4 seconds
2nd Nuclear Class
3rd Rain Affair
 
2013 Concorde Stakes 1st Decision Time 0 minutes 56.0 seconds
2nd Sessions
3rd Delago Bolt
 
2012 Concorde Stakes 1st Tiger Tees 1 minute 04.1 seconds
2nd Mrs Onassis
3rd Satin Shoes
 
2011 Concorde Stakes 1st Decision Time 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Monton
 
2010 Concorde Stakes 1st Reward For Effort 1 minute 03.3 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Trusting
 
2009 Concorde Stakes 1st Friday Creek 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd McClintock
3rd Ahdashim
 
2008 Concorde Stakes 1st Typhoon Zed 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Raheeb
3rd Hurried Choice
 
2007 Concorde Stakes 1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
 
2006 Concorde Stakes 1st Mustard 1 minute 03.5 seconds
2nd Regal Cheer
3rd Fox Lake
 
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
2nd Fouardee
3rd Star Of Florida
 
2003 Concorde Stakes 1st Private Steer 1 minute 04.2 seconds
2nd Strabane
3rd Gullcatcher
 
2002 Concorde Stakes 1st Fouardee 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Century Kid
 
2001 Concorde Stakes 1st Phoenix Park 1 minute 03.2 seconds
2nd Lord Essex
3rd Spinning Hill
 
2000 Concorde Stakes 1st Condotti 1 minute 04.1 seconds
2nd Palladium Star
3rd King Of Acapulco

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