Premiere Stakes

Premiere Stakes

Group Two Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024
Location: Randwick Racecourse – Sydney, New South Wales
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Distance: 1200m

The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 race for open class horses and is run under Weight For Age conditions, boasting a prize pool of $1,000,000.

Since the inaugural running of the Premiere Stakes in 1972, the race was classified as Listed until 1978, before being upgraded to Group 3 level from 1979 to 1996. From 1997 onwards, the Premiere Stakes has been run as a Group 2.

Although the Premiere Stakes was run at Canterbury Racecourse in 1984 and 1993, between 1972 and 2010 the race was run at Rosehill Gardens, before being transferred to Randwick from 2011 onwards.

The Premiere Stakes used to be run at start of the racing season but has been moved to Epsom Handicap Day, making it the ideal lead up race for The Everest.

Notable winners of the Premiere Stakes include Lost And Running (2022), Masked Crusader (2021), Brutal (2019), Santa Ana Lane (2018), In Her Time (2017), Terravista (2015), Hot Danish (2010), Paratroopers (2006), Mr Innocent (1999 & 2000), Joanne (1991 & 1992), Emancipation (1983) and Kingston Town (1981).


2024 Premiere Stakes Odds

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Latest Premiere Stakes News

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2024 Premiere Stakes Final Field

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Previous Premiere Stakes Fields

Check the previous fields of the Premiere Stakes here.

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Lost And Running John O’Shea Jamie Kah 1 58.5kg
    2 Silks Think About It Joe Pride Sam Clipperton 2 58.5kg
    3 Silks Mazu Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 4 58.5kg
    4 Silks Remarque Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 8 58.5kg
    5 Silks Athleric James Cummings Blake Shinn 10 58.5kg
    6 Silks Hawaii Five Oh Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 7 58.5kg
    7 Silks Kote Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 9 58.5kg
    8 Silks Alcohol Free Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joao Moreira 5 56.5kg
    9 Silks Bella Nipotina Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 6 56.5kg
    10 Silks Zapateo James Cummings James McDonald 3 56.5kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Lost And Running John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg
    2 Silks Masked Crusader Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 12 58.5kg
    3 Silks Mazu Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 1 58.5kg
    4 Silks Apache Chase Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 7 58.5kg
    5 Silks Kementari James Cummings Tim Clark 10 58.5kg
    6 Silks Overpass Bjorn Baker Rachel King 8 58.5kg
    7 Silks Private Eye Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 5 58.5kg
    8 Silks Athelric James Cummings Tommy Berry 6 58.5kg
    9 Silks Shelby Sixtysix Danny Williams Robbie Dolan 2 58.5kg
    10 Silks Prime Candidate Bjorn Baker Dylan Gibbons 4 58.5kg
    11 Silks Brutality Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 9 58.5kg
    12 Silks It’s Me Brett Cavanough James McDonald 11 56.5kg

2023 Premiere Stakes result


1stThink About It (-117.65)
2ndHawaii Five Oh (+130)
3rdBella Nipotina (+120)

Recent Premiere Stakes winners

  • Think About It ($1.85) continued his extraordinary winning run by claiming the Group 2 Premiere Stakes at Randwick, which has seen his career record improve to 10 wins from 11 starts. After being sent around as an odds-on favourite with online bookmakers, punters that took the short odds would have been worried when the runner-up Hawaii Five Oh ($8.50) charged at the leader in the final 100m, but as winners do, Think About It got his head down to get the photo. Unlike most of his wins to date, the son of So You Think had to bide his time on the inside and take an inside run along the rail, but once Sam Clipperton pushed the button at the 300m mark he exploded with a burst of acceleration to hit the front. Going off the performances of Hawaii Five Oh and Bella Nipotina ($7.00) – who filled the placings and finished off the race strong.
  • One of the tightest finishes to the Premiere Stakes has seen the top four finish within two lengths of one another, with Lost And Running (+140) getting the victory. The heavily backed race favourite was able to get past Mazu (+220) and hold off the late challenge of Masked Crusader (+1200), who flew up the inside rail. Under the urgings of Hugh Bowman, the John O’Shea-trained runner showed that he would be a big chance in The Everest at his next start, after his tough Group 2 win.
  • The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Masked Crusader (+150) has stormed home from the back of the field to take out the 2021 Group 2 Premiere Stakes at Randwick. Roughie Adelong (+4000) and second favourite Rothfire (+240) ensured a fast run race, with the two going at each other for the majority of the 1200m contest, which set the race up for the backmarkers. At the top of the home straight it appeared as though Tommy Berry had nowhere to go on the race favourite, but he found a gap between runners and the son of Toronado burst through to run away with a dominant victory.
  • On her racetrack return, the Anthony Cummings-trained Libertini (+1200) has stamped her claim to an Everest slot with a dominant win in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes. Although she went into the race without a slot in the big race, after beating the likes of Classique Legends (+150) and Nature Strip (+120) with relative ease, she appears certain to gain a start in the AU$10 million race. After settling mid-field, Regan Bayliss eased his four-year-old mare into clear air at the top of the home straight, before zooming straight past the leader Classique Legend in the final 100m, to run away with a two-length victory.
  • The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Brutal (+400) has claimed the Group 2 Premiere Stakes, defeating a game Home Of The Brave (+3000) and Classique Legend (+125). With only a five-horse field engaged for the race, Brutal sat on-speed before letting down with a strong turn of foot to claim the lead from Home Of The Brave with 150m to go. However, he had to fight all the way to the line, as the leader kicked back and Classique Legend flew home down the outside late to finish in the placings.

Premiere Stakes winners

Premiere Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Think About It Sam Clipperton Joseph Pride
2022 Lost And Running Hugh Bowman John O’Shea
2021 Masked Crusader Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2020 Libertini Regan Bayliss Anthony Cummings
2019 Brutal Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2018 Santa Ana Lane Ben Melham Anthony Freedman
2017 In Her Time Corey Brown Benjamin Smith
2016 Takedown Blake Shinn Gary Moore
2015 Terravista Hugh Bowman Joseph Pride
2014 Famous Seamus Tim Clark Noel Mayfield-Smith
2013 Arinosa Brenton Avdulla Chris Waller
2012 Red Tracer Nash Rawiller Chris Waller
2011 Neeson Michael Rodd Joseph Pride
2010 Hot Danish Tim Clark Les Bridge
2009 Mentality/Kroner Jay Ford/Blake Shinn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes/Bart Cummings
2008 Triple Honour Glen Boss Chris Waler
2007 German Chocolate Zac Purton Paul Cave
2006 Paratroopers Darren Beadman John Hawkes
2005 Shania Dane Ron Quinn John Hawkes
2004 Spark Of Life Chris Munce Allen Denham
2003 Thorn Park Glen Boss Bob Thomsen
2002 Century Kid Justin Sheehan Graeme Rogerson
2001 On Type Brian York Gai Waterhouse
2000 Mr Innocent Glen Colless Mal Gerrard

Premiere Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000

Premiere Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Mr Innocent
1998 Masked Party
1997 King Ivor
1996 Legal Agent
1995 Light Up The World
1994 Stormy Regent
1993 Klokka
1992 Joanne
1991 Joanne
1990 Integra
1989 High Regard
1988 Sky Chase
1987 Campaign King
1986 Imperial Baron
1985 Avon Angel
1984 March Magic
1983 Emancipation
1982 Latin Saint
1981 Kingston Town
1980 Silver Wraith
1979 Salaam
1978 Monakea
1977 Makara
1976 Purple Patch
1975 Go Mod
1974 Favoured
1973 Zambari
1972 Outback

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