RJ Peters Stakes

The RJ Peters Stakes is a Group 3 race held at WA's Ascot Racecourse during November as part of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

2020 R.J. Peters Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Truly Great
  • 2nd: #1 Flow
  • 3rd: #6 Moschard



The 2020 RJ Peters Stakes is a 1500m race held at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse early in the Perth Summer Racing Carnival each November.

Held under handicap conditions, the RJ Peters Stakes is open to all horses aged three years and older. It pays $150,000 prize money and is a popular target for middle distance handicappers.

The RJ Peters Stakes is held on WA Champion Fillies Stakes Day alongside the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) and the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m). The event is named in honour of Perth’s premier owner-breeder Bob Peters.

The horses which typically target the RJ Peters Stakes have their sights set on slightly longer feature events later in the summer such as the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) the following Saturday or the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m). Of course not all horses are up to the Group 1 challenge and the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) or the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) present decent challenges to the quality stayers.

Mississippi Delta won the R.J. Peters Stakes in 2019 and then went on to win the Perth Cup that season in January of 2020.

Prior to the RJ Peters Stakes, the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) is often targeted by handier types who are looking to stay around the middle distance or possibly step up. Perth’s Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) held on the same day as Derby Day in Victoria is another decent lead up event.

The 2020 RJ Peters Stakes ran on Saturday November 14, 2020 and was won by the favourite Truly Great. 

RJ Peters Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday November 14, 2020
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: 3YO+ Hcp
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2020 RJ Peters Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Truly Great
  • 2nd: #1 Flow
  • 3rd: #6 Moschard
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 TRULY GREAT Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 5 54kg $1.70F
2 1 FLOW Martin Allan Mitchell Pateman 1.42L 6 58kg $16
3 6 MOSCHARD Luke Fernie Ms Kyra Yuill 3.07L 1 54kg $13
4 7 THE FUGAZI Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun McGruddy 3.17L 2 54kg $13
5 2 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 3.18L 8 56.5kg $16
6 8 TRUE ATTRACTION Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 4.86L 7 54kg $4.80
7 3 MEDIA BARON David Harrison Paul Harvey 6.06L 4 56kg $19
8 4 ELEVEN SECONDS Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 7.18L 3 54kg $51
5 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 RJ Peters Stakes Betting Odds

The latest RJ Peters Stakes 2020 odds complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in our exclusive RJ Peters Stakes Tips at the right price will be available below the week of the race.

Truly Great ($1.70 in 2020) was the last favourite in RJ Peters Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2020 RJ Peters Stakes Field

The RJ Peters Stakes field is usually comprised of decent local horses. However, it’s not unusual for an eastern horse to make the journey over to Perth and enter the RJ Peters Stakes field as preparation for later Group 1 events.

The 2020 RJ Peters Stakes field and barrier draw is released by Perth Racing on the Wednesday before race day and will be published in full below.

The RJ Peters Stakes 2020 final field features just nine runners led in betting by the odds-on favourite Truly Great chasing a fourth straight win and saddled-up by last year’s winning trainers Grant & Alana Williams.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5×51988202 FLOW Martin Allan Mitchell Pateman 6 58kg 96
2 03x00946x4 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 8 56.5kg 93
3 112111×800 MEDIA BARON David Harrison Paul Harvey 4 56kg 92
4 213x1144x0 ELEVEN SECONDS Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 3 54kg 86
5 71147x18x7 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 9 54kg 85
6 146×574453 MOSCHARD Luke Fernie Ms Kyra Yuill 1 54kg 78
7 8x36x114x4 THE FUGAZI Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun McGruddy 2 54kg 71
8 4x32121x26 TRUE ATTRACTION Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 7 54kg 79
9 x21x621x11 TRULY GREAT Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 5 54kg 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

RJ Peters Stakes History

The RJ Peters Stakes was inaugurated in 1905 as the WATC Plate and was initially run over six furlongs (approximately 1200m).

Initially a Principal race, the RJ Peters Stakes was granted Listed status in 1979. It retained this status until 1985 when it’s status was upgraded to Group 3.

The RJ Peters Stakes has been run under a number of monikers since it began, including the Budget Quality Cup and the Quality Stakes. Since 2000 it has held its current title, the RJ Peters Stakes.

It is named in honour of major Western Australian thoroughbred owner RJ Peters.

The RJ Peters Stakes was not held for the period of 1941-1944 due to World War II. In 1958 and 1959 it was not held.

It was run over six furlongs until 1972, when it was converted to 1200m. In 1979, it began to be run over 1400m. In 1998, this was increased to 1500m. With the exception of 2003 when it was held over 1600m, the RJ Peters Stakes has remained at 1500m.

Notable RJ Peters Stakes winners include Rustaff (1905), Golden Orb (1911), Prince Paladin (1928), Gay Gipsy (1935, 36), Shining Star (1951), Starglow (1973), Heron Bridge (1982), Northerly (2000) and Kerrific (2013). RJ Peters Stakes results, place getters and winning time are listed below.

RJ Peters Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Truly Great 1 minute 33.38 seconds
2nd Flow
3rd Moschard
2019
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Mississippi Delta 1 minute 30.08 seconds
2nd Platoon
3rd Tamasa
2018
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Freo 1 minute 30.44 seconds
2nd Cappo D’Oro
3rd Taxagano
2017
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Properantes 1 minute 31.77 seconds
2nd Royal Star
3rd Variation
2016
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Scales Of Justice 1 minute 28.59 seconds
2nd Bass Strait
3rd Ideal Image
2015
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Hazzabeel 1 minute 29.3 seconds
2nd Battle Hero
3rd Tower of Lonhro
2014
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Bass Strait 1 minute 30.8 seconds
2nd Respondent
3rd Trading Day
2013
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Kerrific 1 minute 29.3 seconds
2nd Elite Belle
3rd Rohan
2012
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Maschino 1 minute 28.6 seconds
2nd Niblick
3rd McScar
2011
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Westriver Kevydonn 1 minute 28.9 seconds
2nd Tranquility
3rd Grey Monarch
2010
RJ Peters Stakes
1st God Has Spoken 1 minute 28.6 seconds
2nd Ranger
3rd Impressive Jeuney
2009
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Elliotto 1 minute 28.6 seconds
2nd Colour Correct
3rd Grand Nirvana
2008
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Famous Roman 1 minute 26.3 seconds
2nd Gilded Venom
3rd Pillar Of Hercules
2007
RJ Peters Stakes
1st El Presidente 1 minute 29.9 seconds
2nd Glory Hunter
3rd Royal Lott
2006
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Always A Devil 1 minute 29.0 seconds
2nd Kia Ora Miss
3rd Sir Chalmers
2005
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Rescuer 1 minute 27.7 seconds
2nd Manjar
3rd Free At Last
2004
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Finito 1 minute 28.9 seconds
2nd Crown Prosecutor
3rd Stockie’s Yarn
2003
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Modem 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Mogul
3rd Kensyl Bay
2002
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Kensyl Bay 1 minute 28.9 seconds
2nd Old Fashion
3rd Tumeric
2001
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Old Fashion 1 minute 29.8 seconds
2nd Old Comrade
3rd Papillion
2000
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Special Jester
3rd Merry Minka

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