Neville Sellwood Stakes

The Neville Sellwood Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens in late March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2020 Neville Sellwood Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Night's Watch
  • 2nd: #8 Aliferous
  • 3rd: #7 Shadow Flight



The Neville Sellwood Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in late March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival as part of the Tancred Stakes Day.

Contested over a 2000m staying distance, the set weights plus penalties clash is open to horses aged four-years-old and upwards and offers $160,000 in total prize money. Autumn gallopers may come into the Neville Sellwood Stakes field a run in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at the track a fortnight earlier and the last horse to complete the double was It’s Somewhat (2016). The Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) is another nice lead-up and in 2016 Messene ran second in both races.

After the Neville Sellwood Stakes next-up options include the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on the second Saturday of April at Royal Randwick or the Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m) a week later on All Aged Stakes Day. In 2016 Sir John Hawkwood won the Sky High Stakes, finished third in the Neville Sellwood and then second in the JRA Cup.

In 2018 the Neville Sellwood Stakes winner Arbeitsam went on to finish third in the Doncaster Mile results.

The Neville Sellwood Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday March 28, 2020 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Night’s Watch. 

2020 Neville Sellwood Stakes
Date: Saturday March 28, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties – 4YO&Up
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Neville Sellwood Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Night’s Watch
  • 2nd: #8 Aliferous
  • 3rd: #7 Shadow Flight

The Chris Waller-trained Night’s Watch improved on an unplaced Ajax Stakes run and overcame a slow start from the gates to post a narrow win in the 2020 Neville Sellwood Stakes results ahead of a Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes bid during ‘The Championships’.

Click here to read more on the Neville Sellwood Stakes 2020 results.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 8 56.5kg $8.50
2 8 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 0.2L 3 54.5kg $6.50
3 7 SHADOW FLIGHT Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard Jason Collett 0.3L 1 56kg $16
4 11 HOUSE OF CARTIER John Sargent Sam Clipperton 2.3L 9 54kg $9
5 3 SAUNTER BOY (FR) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 3.6L 4 56kg $41
6 1 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 3.8L 7 57.5kg $3.40F
7 12 GEMMAHRA Gwenda Markwell Tim Clark 6L 5 54kg $26
8 10 MAID OF ORE Nick Olive Glen Boss 9.2L 2 54kg $4
9 6 MOUNT TABORA (USA) Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Marquand 12.3L 6 56kg $9
9 SCARLET DREAM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 0
4 VALENTINO ROSSA Jason Coyle Adam Hyeronimus 0
5 ILWENDO (GER) Matthew Smith Kerrin McEvoy 0

2020 Neville Sellwood Stakes Odds

The Neville Sellwood Stakes 2020 betting odds will be listed below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as markets on the Group 3 Tancred Stakes Day support act are available in the autumn.

2020 Neville Sellwood Stakes Field

The Neville Sellwood Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of middle-distance stayers each autumn and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday prior to Tancred Stakes Day in March.

The official 2020 Neville Sellwood Stakes final field and barrier draw is set for release on Wednesday March 25, 2020 and will be published below.

A dozen gallopers make-up the Neville Sellwood Stakes 2020 field including the firming Chris Waller-trained favourite Life Less Ordinary, the veteran eight-year-old coming off a fourth in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes run on a bog track.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x03374x664 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 9 57.5kg 105
2 x59260x075 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 11 56.5kg 102
3 x4554x057x SAUNTER BOY (FR) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 89
4 8351×67826 VALENTINO ROSSA Jason Coyle Adam Hyeronimus 1 56kg 82
5 5x55121x10 ILWENDO (GER) Matthew Smith Kerrin McEvoy 10 56kg 80
6 8x76x31214 MOUNT TABORA (USA) Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Marquand 8 56kg 80
7 9×42540422 SHADOW FLIGHT Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard Jason Collett 3 56kg 63
8 x05420x244 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 5 54.5kg 89
9 27x27000x2 SCARLET DREAM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2 54kg 94
10 11119×4332 MAID OF ORE Nick Olive Glen Boss 4 54kg 89
11 3×80103384 HOUSE OF CARTIER John Sargent Sam Clipperton 12 54kg 84
12 62×0711022 GEMMAHRA Gwenda Markwell Tim Clark 7 54kg 62

Neville Sellwood Stakes History

The Neville Sellwood Stakes was first run in 1980 and won by Iko. The race is named after former champion jockey Neville Sellwood (1922 – 1962) who rode the first Golden Slipper Stakes winner Todman. For one year in 2010 the event took place at Canterbury Racecourse over 1900m. After starting out as a Listed race it gained its current Group 3 status in 2011.

Notable Neville Sellwood Stakes winners include Lights Of Heaven (2013) and Junoob (2014). French import Pornichet won the race in 2015 and went on to take out that winter’s Doomben Cup in Brisbane.

Recent Neville Sellwood Stakes Winners

See below for a full list of Neville Sellwood Stakes results and winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Night’s Watch 2 minutes 5.57 seconds
2nd Aliferous
3rd Shadow Flight
2019
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Taikomochi 2 minutes 8.54 seconds
2nd Libran
3rd Goathland
2018
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Arbeitsam 2 minutes 4.37 seconds
2nd Maurus
3rd Almost Court
2017
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Assign 2 minutes 7.29 seconds
2nd Astronomos
3rd Single Gaze
2016
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st It’s Somewhat 2 minutes 02.1 seconds
2nd Messene
3rd Sir John Hawkwood
2015
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Pornichet 2 minutes 02.4 seconds
2nd Our Voodoo Prince
3rd Hawkspur
2014
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Junoob 2 minutes 06.3 seconds
2nd Hippopus
3rd Lucky Lago
2013
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Lights Of Heaven 2 minutes 07.3 seconds
2nd Hoylonny
3rd Said Com
2012
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Western Symbol 2 minutes 02.9 seconds
2nd Southern Skye
3rd Snow Alert
2011
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Syreon 2 minutes 02.7 seconds
2nd Beijing Boy
3rd Base
2010
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Herculian Prince 1 minute 56.1 seconds
2nd Tobique
3rd Albertinelli
2009
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Ausbred King 2 minutes 06.0 seconds
2nd Sussman
3rd Absent Friends
2008
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Nuclear Sky 2 minutes 06.6 seconds
2nd Fort ‘N’ Won
3rd Emerald Jack
2007
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Coalesce 2 minutes 01.1 seconds
2nd Molotov
3rd Ausbred King
2006
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Men At Work 2 minutes 02.5 seconds
2nd Molotov
3rd Evasion
2005
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Jeremiad 2 minutes 03.2 seconds
2nd Havana Wind
3rd Hassle
2004
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Shower Of Roses 2 minutes 00.8 seconds
2nd Zabarra
3rd Country Tyrone
2003
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Heeby Reiby 2 minutes 00.8 seconds
2nd We’re Dancing
3rd Airlie Bird
2002
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Youhadyourwarning 2 minutes 02.0 seconds
2nd Borelli
3rd Able Way
2001
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Inaflury 2 minutes 03.3 seconds
2nd Lawyer
3rd Brave Prince
2000
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Gypsy’s Daughter 2 minutes 00.5 seconds
2nd Regal Touch
3rd Lanolin

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