Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
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.

2021 Andrew Ramsden Stakes betting odds

Persan finished fifth in the 2020 Melbourne Cup, and is expected to be hard to beat in the 2021 Andrew Ramsden Stakes.

Persan is the current favourite to take out the “win and you’re in” Andrew Ramsden Stakes, with $4.50 available for him to get back into the Melbourne Cup following his fifth-placed finish in the 2020 Melbourne Cup.

On the back of an impressive Sydney campaign, Realm Of Flowers is a $5 to book his spot in the Melbourne Cup.

With the likes of Grand Promenade, Heart Of Puissance, Miami Bound and Through Irish Eyes all considered to be $8 chances in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes with online bookmakers.

It is worth noting that Australian Derby and South Australian Derby winner Explosive Jack is a $6 chance in all-in markets, but it is unlikely that he will start in the event.

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.

United States Sport Table

Sport Table

2020 Andrew Ramsden Stakes result


1stOceanex ($6.50)
2ndKing Of Leogrance ($1.10)
3rd ($4.20)

Recent Andrew Ramsden Stakes results

  • 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 , 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 swept past him with 300m to go, but under hard riding from Damien , 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 was well supported in the 2016 Andrew Ramsden but it took a photo to secure the Darren Weir runner’s victory over Japanese raider . 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 Australian Guineas

Australian Guineas Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2020 Oceanex Mark Zahra Mick Price & Michael Kent (jnr)
2019 Steel Prince Damien Oliver Anthony Freedman
2018 Sin To Win David & Ben Hayes &
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 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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