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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
Winners Stakes News
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|
|Race Type:||3YOs & Above – Set Weights + Penalties|
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.
|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|
|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.
(Classique Legend Stakes)
|Eduardo||Lost And Running||Standout||1:15.16|
(Yes Yes Yes Stakes)
|Gytrash||Haut Brion Her||Imaging||1:17.85|