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.

2023 R.J. Peters Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Mojo Rhythm
  • 2nd: #1 Alsephina
  • 3rd: #4 Let's Galahvant

The 2023 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 $200,000 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 Northerly Stakes (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. Kissonallforcheeks (6th in 2021) and Searchin’ Roc’s (13th in 2022) are the latest RJ Peters Stakes winners to comfinise off a lead-up run in the Asian Beau Stakes.

The 2021 RJ Peters Stakes form was franked with the winner Kissonallforcheeks running third in both the Railway Stakes and Kingston Town Stakes (now Northerly Stakes) trifectas. She also returned the following summer and was runner-up in the 2022 Winterbottom Stakes and Group 3 $1.5 million The Gold Rush.

The upset 2022 RJ Peters Stakes winner Mojo Rhythm ($17) went on to run a brave fifth only 2.27 lengths beaten on the quick back-up in the Group 1 Railway Stakes results the following weekend, while the RJ Peters runner-up Alspehina finished second in that year’s Railway Stakes trifecta.

The 2023 RJ Peters Stakes ran on Saturday November 18, 2023 at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse and was won in a boil over by the Mitchell Pateman-trained Mojo Rhythm ($17). 

R.J. Peters Stakes 2023
Date: Saturday November 18, 2023
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: 3YO+ Hcp
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 RJ Peters Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Mojo Rhythm ($17)
  • 2nd: #1 Alsephina
  • 3rd: #4 Let’s Galahvant
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 MOJO RHYTHM Mitchell Pateman Ms Holly Watson 7 54kg $17
2 1 ALSEPHINA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 0.45L 4 59kg $3.40F
3 4 LET’S GALAHVANT Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 0.83L 10 58kg $7
4 6 MAGNIFICENT ANDY Stephen Miller Brad Parnham 0.86L 2 56kg $5
5 5 WEAPONSON Daniel Morton Steven Parnham 2.08L 8 56.5kg $26
6 7 BLACK FANTASY Daniel & Ben Pearce Mrs Lucy Fiore 2.13L 1 55kg $5.50
7 9 BILLY RAY Peter Fernie Michael Poy 2.27L 5 54kg $20
8 3 PLAYING MARIKA Stephanie Bakranich Jason Whiting 4.37L 9 58.5kg $51
9 2 GINGER BAKER Vernon Brockman Jarrad Noske 6.6L 6 58.5kg $15
10 8 ADMIRATION EXPRESS Jason Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 8.07L 3 54kg $7.50

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 RJ Peters Stakes Betting Odds

The latest RJ Peters Stakes 2023 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) followed by Kissonallforcheeks ($1.75 in 2021) are the latest favourites in RJ Peters Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Mojo Rhythm winning at RJ Peters Stakes odds of $17.

2023 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 2023 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.

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
2023
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Mojo Rhythm 1 minute 29.97 seconds
2nd Alsephina
3rd Let’s Galahvant
2022
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Searchin’ Roc’s  1 minute 29.69 seconds
2nd Let’s Galahvant
3rd Devoted
2021
RJ Peters Stakes
1st Kissonallforcheeks 1 minute 28.55 seconds
2nd Son Of Bacchus
3rd Cockney Crew
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

Spring Racing

Cox Plate 2024 Calls for JJ At...

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for B...

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for Brisbane Cup Winner Alegron

Talks of the first Tuesday of November now surround former Godolphin galloper...

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Military Mission Fires in 2023 Zipping Classic Results

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Melbourne Cup graduate Military...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Horse Racing Today

The Q22 2024 Results: Fawkner ...

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Three-Year-Old Filly Stefi Magnetica Beats Bella Nipotina

In an incredible finish to Queensland’s best race, Bjorn Baker’s...

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The ...

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Brisbane’s Stradbroke Handicap is on the agenda this winter for Jason Warren’s...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stake...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Trainer Annabel Neasham made it four straight wins in the A.D. Hollindale...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun ...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks is a likely winter target for the talented Tony...

Race Results

The Q22 2024 Results: Fawkner Park Bolts Home Ahead of Spring Cups

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Three-Year-Old Filly Stefi Magnetica Beats Bella Nipotina

Cox Plate 2024 Calls for JJ Atkins Winner Broadsiding

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for Brisbane Cup Winner Alegron

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Race Previews

Bella Nipotina Heads 2024 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Betting Markets

Luncies Heads 2024 Ipswich Cup Field, Betting & Weights

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

Fields & Form

Bella Nipotina Heads 2024 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Betting Markets

Luncies Heads 2024 Ipswich Cup Field, Betting & Weights

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite