Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Andrew Ramsden Stakes

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Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Flemington Racecourse
Prize Money: $400,000
Distance: 2800m

The listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes is a staying race held in May which holds a ballot exemption for the Melbourne Cup.

Named former VRC chairman Andrew Ramsden, the race experienced significant changes in 2018.

The race is worth $400,000 and is run over the 2800m distance, a reduced trip from the previous two mile distance. It was also announced in 2018 that the event will be run at weight-for-age level and restricted to three, four and five-year-olds.

The Andrew Ramsden Stakes will give Australian stayers the chance to confirm their place within the Melbourne Cup of that year given the internationals usually don’t come into town until months later.

2022 Andrew Ramsden Stakes betting odds

Realm Of Flowers
Realm Of Flowers smashed her rivals in the 2021 edition of the Andrew Ramsden Stakes, who will join her on the honour roll in 2022? (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

The 2022 Andrew Ramsden Stakes odds as of May 14 look like this:

  • Splendiferous – $3.90
  • Point Nepean – $44.60
  • Through Irish Eyes – $5.00
  • Luncies – $6.00
  • Warning – $8.50
  • Zoumon – $15.00
  • English King – $19.00

Complete Andrew Ramsden Stakes odds available at Bet365.

Best Andrew Ramsden Stakes bookmakers

The Andrew Ramsden Stakes is a race that is going to get a lot more attention.

Not only will markets go up earlier than previously anticipated on the race, but the winner of the race will no doubt shorten for the Melbourne Cup.

The bookmakers below offer markets on the Andrew Ramsden Stakes.

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Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2022 Final Field

A field of 13 will compete in the 2022 Andrew Ramsden Stakes with the aim to become ballot-exempt in the 2022 Melbourne Cup.

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 Warning Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Mott 8 58.5kg
2 Luncies Kris Lees Craig Williams 11 58.5kg
3 Harmysian Clayton Douglas Harry Coffey 9 58.5kg
4 Redjina Noel Watson Jack Hill 5 58.5kg
5 Sound Of Cannons John O’Shea Zac Spain 1 58.5kg
6 English King Mike Moroney Michael Dee 3 58.5kg
7 Snowalot John Sadler Damien Thornton 12 58.5kg
8 Through Irish Eyes Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 5 58kg
9 Horrifying Mark & Levi Kavanagh Fred Kersley 7 58kg
10 Point Nepean Robert Hickmott Alana Kelly 10 58kg
11 Splendiferous Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 2 56kg
12 Zoumon Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Linda Meech 4 54kg
13 Turn It Up Tommy Denis Pagan Patrick Moloney 13 54kg

Previous Andrew Ramsden Stakes Fields

Take a look back at some of the horses who competed in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes to claim the golden ticket into the Melbourne Cup.

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Constantinople Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Dean Holland 8 58.5kg
    2 Grand Promenade Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 1 58.5kg
    3 Persan Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 4 58kg
    4 Mohican Heights Chris Waller Luke Nolen 9 58kg
    5 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Ben Allen 10 56kg
    6 Realm Of Flowers Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 6 56kg
    7 Never Listen Peter Moody Luke Nolen 2 56kg
    8 Lion’s Share Steven Pateman Will Price 7 56kg
    9 Through Irish Eyes Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Poy 3 54kg
    10 Salto Angel Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 5 52kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Runaway Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brad Rawiller 11 58.5kg
    2 King Of Leogrance Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 58.5kg
    3 Skelm Terry Kelly Ben Melham 4 58.5kg
    4 Good Idea Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 8 58.5kg
    5 Jack Regan Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Thomas Stockdale 12 58.5kg
    6 Norway Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 3 58kg
    7 Too Close The Sun Lindsey Smith Declan Bates 2 58kg
    8 Surrey Thunder Chris Waller Luke Nolen 10 58kg
    9 Dark Alley Paul Preusker Craig Williams 6 58kg
    10 Sopressa Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 7 56.5kg
    11 Super Girl Josh Julius Billy Egan 9 56.5kg
    12 Oceanex Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Mark Zahra 1 56kg

2021 Andrew Ramsden Stakes result


1stRealm Of Flowers ($3.30)
2ndGrand Promenade ($3.10)
3rdMiami Bound ($1.50)

Recent Andrew Ramsden Stakes results

  • For the second year in a row, Mark Zahra rode the winner of the Andrew Ramsden when piloting Realm Of Flowers to victory in the 2022 edition. Having settled at the rear of the field, Zahra bided his time aboard the mare who upon straightening had just two runners behind her. She was still under hands and heels when hitting the front with 300m to go and was only just hitting top gear. Realm Of Flowers would go on to claim victory by the best part of five lengths with the jockey easing her down approaching the winning post. Realm Of Flowers would unfortunately be spelled during the spring and missed a chance at Cup glory when sustaining an injury.
  • The Mick Price-trained Oceanex had taken out the listed Port Adelaide Cup at Morphettville at her last start, and made it back-to-back wins when taking out the Andrew Ramsden Stakes. The four-year-old Ocean Park mare booked her ticket to the Melbourne Cup on the back of a perfect steer from Mark Zahra, with the pair managing to get the upper hand over race favourite King Of Leogrance over the final 200m.
  • Anthony Freedman’s Steel Prince was a tough winner in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes in a win that booked his spot in the 2019 Melbourne Cup. He had every right to box on in to the minor money when Surprise Baby swept past him with 300m to go, but under hard riding from Damien Oliver, Steel Prince responded and got the bob in on the line to claim victory in a thrilling version of the Andrew Ramsden Stakes.
  • Linsday Park runner Sin To Win was on course towards a Melbourne Cup berth in 2018 and he proved his credentials over the two miles in this race. Spearing out to trail Runaway for the majority of the race, Sin To Win took to the front entering the straight and in a true staying performance held off all comers to record a powerful win.
  • The punters only wanted De Little Engine coming into the 2016 Andrew Ramsden Stakes and the fan favourite duly saluted. Settling towards the back of the field early in the race the horse picked its way through the field as the event progressed before taking the lead shortly after the 400m to record a three length win.
  • French invader Glorious Sinndar was well supported in the 2016 Andrew Ramsden but it took a photo to secure the Darren Weir runner’s victory over Japanese raider The Bandit. Glorious Sinndar took the front into the straight but The Bandit headed the Weir runner coming towards the latter stages of the race. The French import dug deep however and re-took the lead and claimed a famous victory.
  • In a last to first effort in a tough-to-pick Andrew Ramsden Stakes, Hawkes runner La Amistad. Damien Oliver had the horse in 11th position heading into the 800m but once La Amistad found open air the race was as good as over. In a dominant staying performance the horse took the front at the 200m and powered away to win for the first time since May of 2014.

Previous winners of the Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Andrew Ramsden Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2021 Realm Of Flowers Mark Zahra Anthony & Sam Freedman
2020 Oceanex Mark Zahra Mick Price & Michael Kent (jnr)
2019 Steel Prince Damien Oliver Anthony Freedman
2018 Sin To Win Andrew Mallyon David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2017 De Little Engine Daniel Moor Danny O’Brien
2016 Glorious Sinndar Harry Coffey Darren Weir
2015 La Amistad Damien Oliver Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2014 Unchain My Heart Craig Newitt David Hayes
2013 Unchain My Heart Dwayne Dunn David Hayes
2012 Dame Claire Craig Newitt Pat Carey
2011 Niwot Dean Yendall Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2010 Persian Star Glen Boss Robert Smerdon
2009 Phaze Action Dwayne Dunn Bevan & Richard Laming
2008 Gorky Park Craig Williams David Hayes
2007 New Kid In Town Sebastian Murphy Lee Freedman
2006 Derringer Daniel Moor John Salanitri
2005 Pantani Noel Callow Robbie Laing
2004 Pantani Damien Oliver Robbie Laing
2003 Heguy Danny Nikolic Bradley Marzato
2002 Cavallo Bruno Greg Childs Keith Flynn
2001 Starpro Vince Hall Peter Morgan
2000 Sky Trist Patrick Payne Lee Freedman

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