Eurythmic Stakes

The Eurythmic Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Ascot Racecourse in October on the same day as Melbourne's Caulfield Cup that was formerly known as the Northerly Stakes.

2023 Eurythmic Stakes Results

  • 1st: #13 Karli's Karma
  • 2nd: #4 Valour Road
  • 3rd: #11 Comfort Me

The Eurythmic Stakes (formerly the Northerly Stakes) is a Group 3 sprint held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth during October each year renamed in 2022 in honour of former champion racehorse Eurythmic whose Group 1 wins included the Caulfield Cup (1920) and Sydney Cup (1921).

Raced over 1400m, the Eurythmic Stakes is a set weights plus penalties event open to horses aged three years and older.

With prize money of $200,000, this is a fairly lucrative Group 3 event and tends to attract a field to match.

The race was renamed ahead of the 2022 edition so as not to be confused with the also recently renamed Group 1 Northerly Stakes (formerly the Kingston Town Classic) held in Perth in December.

The Eurythmic Stakes is the headline event on the day, sharing the race schedule with only one other black type event, the Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) for short-distance specialists. The Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup is held in Melbourne on the same day.

Horses who run well in the Eurythmic Stakes often target the bigger and better races in WA over the summer including the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at the end of November.

Recently the classy mare Galaxy Star improved on a second in the Northerly Stakes to win the Railway Stakes in 2018.

In 2015 subsequent six-time Group 1 champion Black Heart Bart completed the Birthday Stakes – Northerly Stakes – Group 2 Lee Steere treble. The following year Lite’n In My Veins (2016) also took out the Birthday Stakes – Northerly Stakes double. The form has been the one to follow in recent years with Silverstream (2017) improving on a Birthday Stakes second to win both the Northerly Stakes and Lee Steere Stakes.

The form out of the 2021 race was franked with the runner-up Massimo winning the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) next start. Valour Road meanwhile ran third in the Northerly and second in the Lee Steere Stakes results that season.

In 2022 the Eurythmic Stakes winner Resortman went on to run third in the Lee Steere before a fourth in that year’s Railway Stakes results. Massimo meanwhile improved on a third in the Eurythmic to win that year’s Lee Steere Stakes next start.

The 2023 Eurythmic Stakes ran on Saturday October 21, 2023 as a lead-up to Perth’s Group 1 Railway Stakes and was won in sweeping fashion by the Summer Dickson-trained Karli’s Karma ($8). 

Eurythmic Stakes 2023
Date: Saturday October 21, 2023
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO+ Set Weights Plus Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 Eurythmic Stakes Results

  • 1st: #13 Karli’s Karma ($8)
  • 2nd: #4 Valour Road
  • 3rd: #11 Comfort Me

Summer Dickson’s Group 1 performed Deep Field mare, Karli’s Karma ($8), came with a sweeping late run displaying a sharp turn of foot to dominate the 2023 Eurythmic Stakes results at Ascot.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 13 KARLI’S KARMA Summer Dickson William Pike 11 53kg $8
2 4 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 0.43L 6 57.5kg $4.40
3 11 COMFORT ME Rhys Radford Peter Knuckey 0.93L 12 55kg $3.70F
4 2 MASSIMO Chris & Michael Gangemi Clint Johnston-Porter 1.08L 1 58.5kg $18
5 12 TITAN BLINDERS Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 1.62L 4 55kg $17
6 10 RIVER RUBICON Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 1.65L 3 56.5kg $16
7 6 BUSTLER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 2.7L 10 57.5kg $5.50
8 8 PHANTA Chris & Michael Gangemi Brad Parnham 2.73L 2 57.5kg $10
9 1 TRIX OF THE TRADE Colin Webster Troy Turner 2.88L 9 59.5kg $17
10 9 WEAPONSON Daniel Morton Luke Campbell (a) 3.06L 7 56.5kg $101
11 7 GOD HAS CHOSEN Donna Riordan Joseph Azzopardi 3.61L 5 57.5kg $61
12 5 STARTRADE Daniel Morton Michael Poy 4.97L 13 57.5kg $51
13 3 MAROCCHINO Lou Luciani Jason Whiting 5.32L 8 58.5kg $81

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Eurythmic Stakes Betting

Betting on the Eurythmic Stakes is led by in-form spring types with good form up to a mile including any past Group 1 performed local Perth horses down in grade.

The 2023 Eurythmic Stakes odds will be provided here once betting opens the week of the race.

Huge odds were on offer for the 2020 winner Taxagano who won at 90/1 when the race ran as the Northerly Stakes!

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2023 Eurythmic Stakes Form Guide

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2023 Eurythmic Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Eurythmic Stakes 2023 Tips on the Perth spring showdown this October.

  • To Win: #6 Bustler ($6.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Great edition of the Eurythmic in Perth, but have landed on the returning Bustler who doesn’t know how to run a bad race. The four-year-old son of Playing God boasts a 50% winning strike-rate at the Ascot track (8:4-1-0), is two-from-three fresh, and has a flawless three-from-three record at the distance. Winner of the Group 3 Belmont Sprint in the winter, he was last seen finishing under a length back third to Startrade in the Group 3 Hyperion over the mile in late May. Had a nice break and presents now as a furnished four-year-old with every chance to kick off his latest prep in style so long as he gets into the right spot from the wide alley.

2023 Eurythmic Stakes Field

The Eurythmic Stakes field is usually composed of local runners looking for a reintroduction to racing after a spell. Some horses might target the Eurythmic Stakes field as part of an ongoing western spring campaign, however classier runners often contest this first up. You’ll usually see a few of the summer’s better sprinters kick things off in the Eurythmic Stakes field.

The 2023 Eurythmic Stakes field and barriers are announced the week of the race and will be published in full below.

The Eurythmic Stakes 2023 final field features a quality line-up of Perth summer-bound gallopers led in betting by Simon Miller’s last start black-type winning eight-year-old at Belmont Valour Road

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 20x1316x0x TRIX OF THE TRADE Colin Webster Troy Turner 9 59.5kg 106
2 3109x7008x MASSIMO Chris & Michael Gangemi Clint Johnston-Porter 1 58.5kg 102
3 x61011x10x MAROCCHINO Lou Luciani Jason Whiting 8 58.5kg 109
4 33291x45x1 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 6 57.5kg 111
5 30x05912x8 STARTRADE Daniel Morton Michael Poy 13 57.5kg 104
6 125x60113x BUSTLER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10 57.5kg 101
7 123x87707x GOD HAS CHOSEN Donna Riordan Joseph Azzopardi 5 57.5kg 102
8 146x2x1132 PHANTA Chris & Michael Gangemi Brad Parnham 2 57.5kg 101
9 1122113×05 WEAPONSON Daniel Morton Luke Campbell (a) 7 56.5kg 92
10 33215×2317 RIVER RUBICON Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 3 56.5kg 89
11 4523x5225x COMFORT ME Rhys Radford Peter Knuckey 12 55kg 106
12 4x573747x3 TITAN BLINDERS Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 4 55kg 96
13 33x11200x6 KARLI’S KARMA Summer Dickson William Pike 11 53kg 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Northerly Stakes / Eurythmic Stakes History

When run as the Northerly Stakes the event was named after the 2002 Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate winner Northerly, who also took out the 2001 Cox Plate and Australian Cup, making him one of the most prolific runners to ever come out of the west.

The Northerly Stakes was renamed in 2006, two years after the great Northerly retired. Initially a listed race, the Northerly Stakes received an upgrade to Group 3 status in 2013. With that came an increase in prize money from $125,000 to $150,000.

The Northerly Stakes was previously known as the WATC Anniversary Cup.

In 2000, the Northerly Stakes was run over 1600m. In 1999, it was 1800m.

Notable Northerly Stakes / Eurythmic Stakes winners include Megatic (2008, 2009), King Saul (2012), Playing God (2013) and Black Heart Bart (2015) who went on to win six Group 1 wins around the country. Northerly Stakes results, including winning times, are listed below.

Ahead of the 2022 edition the race was renamed the Eurythmic Stakes.

Northerly Stakes / Eurythmic Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Eurythmic Stakes
1st Karli’s Karma 1 minute 23.18 seconds
2nd Valour Road
3rd Comfort Me
2022
Eurythmic Stakes
1st Resortman 1 minute 21.95 seconds
2nd Titan Blinders
3rd Massimo
2021
Northerly Stakes
1st Dance Music 1 minute 24.72 seconds
2nd Massimo
3rd Valour Road
2020
Northerly Stakes
1st Taxagano 1 minute 22.28 seconds
2nd Platoon
3rd Massimo
2019
Northerly Stakes
1st The Velvet King 1 minute 22.07 seconds
2nd Achernar Star
3rd Great Shot
2018
Northerly Stakes
1st Man Booker 1 minute 23.08 seconds
2nd Galaxy Star
3rd Great Shot
2017
Northerly Stakes
1st Silverstream 1 minute 24.04 seconds
2nd Great Shot
3rd Tradesman
2016
Northerly Stakes
1st Lite’n In My Veins 1 minute 24.3 seconds
2nd Ideal Image
3rd Perfect Reflection
2015
Northerly Stakes
1st Black Heart Bart 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Wink And A Nod
3rd Resonates
2014
Northerly Stakes
1st Fuchsia Bandana 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Miss Rose De Lago
3rd Balmont Girl
2013
Northerly Stakes
1st Playing God 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Rohan
3rd Platinum Rocker
2012
Northerly Stakes
1st King Saul 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Kerrific
3rd Maschino
2011
Northerly Stakes
1st Ranger 1 minute 21.4 seconds
2nd Waratah’s Secret
3rd Mega Steel
2010
WATC Northerly Stakes
1st Famous Roman 1 minute 21.5 seconds
2nd Megatic
3rd Colour Correct
2009
WATC Northerly Stakes
1st Megatic 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Colour Correct
3rd London
2008
WATC Northerly Stakes
1st Megatic 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Tarzi
3rd I Command
2007
WATC Northerly Stakes
1st New Spice 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Jinx King
3rd West River Charley
2006
WATC Northerly Stakes
1st Grasspatch Girl 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Mr Diagnosis
3rd Daka’s Gem
2005
WATC Anniversary Cup
1st Changing Lanes 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Daka’s Gem
3rd Danny Blue
2004
WATC Anniversary Cup
1st Prince Of Vasac 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Blevvo
3rd Early Express
2003
WATC Anniversary Cup
1st Superior Star 1 minutes 22.12 seconds
2nd Mogul
3rd Kim Lisa
2002
WATC Anniversary Cup
1st Mr Callahan 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Finito
3rd Zaheed
2001
WATC Anniversary Cup
1st Storm Shot 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Shoeless
3rd The Grey Cardinal
2000
WATC Anniversary Cup
1st Umah 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Moonrise
3rd Penghulu

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