|Date||Saturday, April 21, 2018|
|Location||Royal Randwick, Sydney|
The Group 1 All Aged Stakes is a weight for age horse race, over a distance of 1400m at Randwick.
While it is not part of The Championships, the All Aged Stakes, along with the Champagne Stakes is run on the Saturday after day 2.
The All Aged Stakes has an all-star cast of past winners, including New Zealand superstar Sunline (2000, 2002), Atlantic Jewel (2012), Racing To Win (2008) and Rough Habit (1992, 1993).
In recent times legendary Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse has the race her own with All Our Mob (1997), Arlington Road (2003), Shamekha (2005), Bentley Biscuit (2007) and English (2016) making it five wins.
How to bet on the All Aged Stakes
The All Aged Stakes is a popular betting event in Australia and forms the centrepiece of the unofficial Day 3 of The Championships.
This means all registered Australian bookies will have extensive markets available on the race in the lead-up including an all-in market.
This means you can bet on the race weeks in advance and get some juicy odds on a horse which may not have shown its best cards yet.
All Aged Stakes betting odds
In what presents as the perfect opportunity for the racing team to add another big name race to the horse’s resume, online bookmaker Ladbrokes has Trapeze Artist as the $2.50 favourite heading into the All Aged Stakes.
Brave Smash and last year’s place getter Le Romain both sit at the $7.50 mark while Hartnell ($9) is the only other runner in single figures.
Check back closer to race day for more in-depth betting odds.
2018 All Aged Stakes result
Recent runnings of the All Aged Stakes
- There were a few concerns that Trapeze Artist would struggle under the weight of favourtism after winning the TJ Smith, and the Gerald Ryan runner looked to be in strife coming into the 400m. The gun colt found extra in the final stages however, condemning Le Romain to a second-straight All Aged Stakes runners up cheque.Read report here.
- The Michael Moroney-trained Tivaci defied a leaders bias to come from last to win the 2017 All Aged Stakes. The talented miler gathered momentum down the outside with Damien Oliver in the saddle and it reeled in the likes of English and Le Romain, which finished second. Heavy track specialist Jungle Edge battled into third. Read report here.
- Gai Waterhouse made it five wins in the All Aged Stakes as English ($6) took out the 2016 running from Black Heart Bart ($6) and Kermadec ($5). The filly became the first filly since Atlantic Jewel to beat the older horses in the race and just the third three-year-old in almost 90 years to win it. Expertly guided by young jockey Sam Clipperton, English got on the heels of favourite Press Statement and barrelled home for a neck victory.
- Dissident ended his racing career with a victory worth $400,000 in the All Aged Stakes for Peter Moody, who enjoyed a remarkable day with three wins. Ridden by veteran hoop Jim Cassidy, Dissident ($10) beat home the Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina ($7.50) and Chautauqua, who was the $3 favourite. It was a forward showing for Dissident, who sat on the outside of Wandjina, before proving too strong in the final few hundred metres.
- Hana’s Goal notched one up for the Japanese with the mare one of two international horses in Sydney for the Autumn, the other being Lord Byron, which also won a group 1 race. Hana’s Goal produced a promising run in the Doncaster Handicap a fortnight earlier which convinced connections to extend the Australian stay. Ridden by Nash Rawiller, Hana’s Goal came from last to first the $10 shot proved too strong for Weary ($5.50) and Tiger Tees $7. $2.20 favourite Rebel Dane finished well back in fifth after failing to kick on.
- All Too Hard, a half brother to legendary mare Black Caviar, showed a devastating turn of foot over the final 250m to win the race from Rain Affair and Fiorente. Trained by the Hawkes Stable, All Too Hard proved in a different class to a magnificent field despite not being at full fitness first up. The horse was notable for it being the spark that ignited the war between More Joyous owner John Singleton and Gai Waterhouse – the pair eventually making up.
- Atlantic Jewel showed just how good she is as she became the first filly in 86 years to win the group 1 race. Sent out at $1.12 Atlantic Jewel had its work cut out at the top of the straight, but eventually run down Rain Affair ($7.50) and roughie Ofcourseican ($61). It took Atlantic Jewel’s record to seven starts for seven wins but was definitely her most challenging outing.
Past winners of the All Aged Stakes
|Year||All Aged Stakes Past Winner|
|2013||All Too Hard|
|2008||Racing To Win|
|1997||All Our Mob|
|1994||Prince Of Praise|
|1982||My Gold Hope|
|1980||Bit Of A Skite|
|1886||Cerise And Blue|
|1884||Brown And Rose|
|1865||Maid of the Lake|