Winners Stakes

The Winners Stakes run in 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes is a Special Conditions feature run at Rosehill in October on The Golden Eagle Day renamed each season in honour of the previous year's The Everest winner.

2021 Classique Legend / Winners Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Eduardo
  • 2nd: #13 Lost And Running
  • 3rd: #8 Standout



The Winners Stakes – run in 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes – is a $1,000,000 Special Conditions race run and won in late October or early November on The Golden Eagle Day in Sydney.

Part of the wider $50 million The Everest Racing Carnival, the spring feature is run alongside the lucrative $7.5 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) for four-year-olds and the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m).

Each season the Winners Stakes is renamed in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner.

On the same date in Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse is host to the coveted Victoria Derby Day program that kicks off the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

A set weights plus penalties event open to sprinters aged three and above, the Winners Stakes takes place over 1300m.

The million-dollar showdown makes an excellent next-up target for horses out of that year’s $15 million The Everest race. The first three Winners Stakes champions – Pierata (5th in 2019), Gytrash (3rd in 2020) and Eduardo (3rd in 2021) were all The Everest graduates.

The inaugural Winners Stakes was known as the Redzel Stakes in honour of the first and two-time The Everest hero Redzel (2017, 2018).

The 2020 edition ran as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes following the 2019 The Everest success of the Chris Waller-trained three-year-old Yes Yes Yes.

The 2021 Winners Stakes was known as the Classique Legend Stakes after the classy grey who won the 2020 The Everest race.

The 2022 Winners Stakes will be named the Nature Strip Stakes following the 2021 The Everest win by Chris Waller’s super sprinter Nature Strip.

The 2021 Winners Stakes took place at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday October 30th, 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes and was won by the favourite Eduardo ($3).  

Winners Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday October 30th, 2021
Track: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: 3YOs & Above – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2021 Winners Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Eduardo ($3F)
  • 2nd: #3 Lost And Running
  • 3rd: #8 Standout

Joe Pride’s sprint sensation Eduardo ($3F) celebrated his 8th birthday in style with a commanding front-running win for the punters in the 2021 Classique Legend Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 4 58.5kg $3F
2 13 LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 1.18L 14 56kg $7.50
3 8 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou James Innes Jnr 3.73L 1 57.5kg $21
4 10 BIG PARADE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3.93L 11 56.5kg $11
5 11 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Brodie Loy 4.5L 10 56.5kg $41
6 2 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4.9L 5 58.5kg $3.70
7 5 KEMENTARI James Cummings Jean Van Overmeire 5.12L 3 57.5kg $31
8 6 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 5.16L 2 57.5kg $31
9 15 EDIT (NZ) Cody Morgan Ms Alysha Collett 5.34L 6 56kg $101
10 16 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Robbie Dolan 5.44L 8 55.5kg $26
11 12 DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5.53L 7 56.5kg $41
12 3 GYTRASH Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Jason Collett 5.89L 12 58.5kg $15
13 4 TREKKING James Cummings Jim Byrne 7.48L 9 58.5kg $21
14 7 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12.12L 13 57.5kg $91
9 TOP RANKED (IRE) Annabel Neasham 0
14 PRIME CANDIDATE Bjorn Baker Jay Ford 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Winners Stakes Odds

The Winners Stakes 2021 betting odds and links to the latest prices at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as all-in markets on the event open.

Pierata ($2.60 in 2019), Gytrash ($3.60 in 2020) and Eduardo ($3 in 2021) all saluted for the punters giving the favourites in Winners Stakes betting a flawless record after the opening three editions of the event.

2021 Winners Stakes Field

The confirmed Classique Legend Stakes 2021 field of sprinters will be detailed below as soon as available.

Many horses in the Winners Stakes field may have contested the previous month’s Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick and Gytrash (2020) was the last to do the double.

A host of horses out of the $15 million The Everest face off again in Saturday’s Classique Legend Stakes 2021 field with Masked Crusader (2nd), Eduardo (3rd), Lost And Running (4th), Trekking (6th), Gytrash (7th) and Libertini (8th) all chasing the consolation prize.

  • Scratched: #14  Prime Candidate (7); #9 Top Ranked (16)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 04x1131x13 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 4 58.5kg 118
2 13125×1512 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 5 58.5kg 116
3 x131x30x37 GYTRASH Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Jason Collett 13 58.5kg 115
4 24x554x336 TREKKING James Cummings 10 58.5kg 115
5 81x6602x14 KEMENTARI James Cummings 3 57.5kg 109
6 107x4100x5 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 2 57.5kg 106
7 3x2007x766 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 14 57.5kg 104
8 528x00x622 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 1 57.5kg 104
9 316x13624x TOP RANKED (IRE) Annabel Neasham 16 56.5kg 108
10 x6131x1311 BIG PARADE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 12 56.5kg 107
11 30x15433x5 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Brodie Loy 11 56.5kg 105
12 7x332x707x DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 56.5kg 102
13 x11211x844 LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 15 56kg 110
14 5149x60x33 PRIME CANDIDATE Bjorn Baker Jay Ford 7 56kg 99
15 221144×14 EDIT (NZ) Cody Morgan Ms Alysha Collett 6 56kg 81
16 9x183x38x8 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Robbie Dolan 9 55.5kg 109

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Winners Stakes History

The Winners Stakes was first run in 2019 and won by the punters’ pick Pierata, who improved on a lead-up fifth in that year’s The Everest race.

In its second running, The Everest third placegetter Gytrash made it two-from-two for the favourites saluting in the 2020 race run on a Heavy track.

The flawless run of favourites continued with that year’s The Everest third placegetter Eduardo saluting for the punters at $3 in 2021. Eduardo won in 1:15.16 a record for the race.

Past Winners Stakes Winners

Previous Winners Stakes winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2019 are detailed below.

YEAR WINNER 2ND 3RD TIME
2021

(Classique Legend Stakes)

Eduardo Lost And Running Standout 1:15.16
2020

(Yes Yes Yes Stakes)

Gytrash Haut Brion Her Imaging 1:17.85
2019

(Redzel Stakes)

Pierata Trekking Le Romain 1:16.59

 

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