Tancred Stakes

Tancred Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2025
Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse – Sydney, Australia
Prize Money: $1,500,000
Distance: 2400m

The Tancred Stakes is one of the feature staying races of the Sydney Autumn carnival and it runs for a stake of $1.5 million.

The 2400m feature is held at Rosehill in late March and the weight-for-age contest has been won by some of Australia’s best stayers.

It is a true staying race and that shows in the past winners list. Names such as Eremein, Makybe Diva, Ethereal and Might And Power have won the Tancred Stakes in recent times, but the history goes back to when Bonecrusher won in 1986 and Kingston Town won in 1980.

That makes it one of the must-win races for budding stayers and we have race history, updated odds and recent running’s of the great race available for punters looking to secure some value.

The Tancred Stakes has been synonymous with mixing favourites and long-shot winners over its long history, so finding that early value is key for punters and signing up to one of our bookmakers is the best way to find it.

The Tancred Stakes has had several name changes over the years with it being known as The BMW or Mercedes Classic over the last 30 years, but in 2018 returned to having the name of The Tancred Stakes in honour of the former Sydney Turf Club chairman Henry Tancred.


2025 Tancred Stakes betting odds

Markets for the 2025 Tancred Stakes are currently unavailable.


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The Tancred Stakes is one of the key races leading into the Sydney autumn with a ballot exemption available for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Sydney Cup a fortnight later. Many of the top bookmakers in Australia accept bets on the Tancred Stakes well in advance of the running, including the big names down under like Ladbrokes and Neds, which are likely to have promotions running on such a big group 1 race.

All the bookmakers below offer early markets on the Tancred Stakes. Read our comprehensive reviews below.

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Latest Tancred Stakes News

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Tancred Stakes Betting Guide

The Tancred Stakes tends to attract a field littered with Group 1 stars as a win in the race over 2400m sees the winner exempt from the ballot for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes or Sydney Cup held a fortnight after the Tancred Stakes.

Despite only smaller fields that tend to compete in the Tancred Stakes the field attracts some of the best stayers in preparation in Sydney during the Autumn carnival.

John Hawkes is easily the most successful trainer in the Tancred Stakes with five winners in the race, whilst Shane Dye still holds the record for most wins as a jockey with five wins to his name.

There have been 11 mare winners with Duais the most recent in 2022.

Six of the last 12 winners had had classic success previous to winning their Tancred Stakes.

Ethereal was a Queensland Oaks winner and Duais joined her in winning both races in the relevant following season.


2025 Tancred Stakes Final Field

HorseBetting will update this page when the 2025 Tancred Stakes final field is released.


Previous Tancred Stakes Fields

Many a superstar has gone on to win the Tancred Stakes. Check out the previous fields here.

  • Buckaroo Silks

    1. Buckaroo (7)

    • T: Chris Waller
    • J: Tommy Berry
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 35×57
    • Age: 5YO
    • Color: Bay
    • Sex: Horse
    • Sire: Fastnet Rock
    • Dam: Roheryn (IRE)
    Military Mission Silks

    2. Military Mission (10)

    • T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    • J: Adam Hyeronimus
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 53×10
    • Age: 6YO
    • Color: Grey
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Mastercraftsman (IRE)
    • Dam: Atlantic Isle (GER)
    Ashrun Silks

    3. Ashrun (1)

    • T: Ciaron Maher
    • J: Jason Collett
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 14×42
    • Age: 8YO
    • Color: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Authorized (IRE)
    • Dam: Ashantee (GER)
    More Felons Silks

    4. More Felons (2)

    • T: Chris Waller
    • J: James McDonald
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 1x05x
    • Age: 5YO
    • Color: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Churchill (IRE)
    • Dam: Pivotalia (IRE)
    Post Impressionist Silks

    5. Post Impressionist (3)

    • T: William Haggas
    • J: Tom Marquand
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 1×197
    • Age: 5YO
    • Color: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Teofilo (IRE)
    • Dam: Island Remede (GB)
    Gear Up Silks

    6. Gear Up (6)

    • T: Annabel Neasham
    • J: Nash Rawiller
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 13×00
    • Age: 6YO
    • Color: Grey
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Teofilo (IRE)
    • Dam: Gearanai (USA)
    Kalapour Silks

    7. Kalapour (5)

    • T: Kris Lees
    • J: Dylan Gibbons
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 20×01
    • Age: 7YO
    • Color: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: War Command (USA)
    • Dam: Kaladena (IRE)
    Bois D'Argent Silks

    8. Bois D’Argent (4)

    • T: Annabel Neasham
    • J: Chad Schofield
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 2×476
    • Age: 7YO
    • Color: Grey
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Toronado (IRE)
    • Dam: Madonna Lily (IRE)
    Athabascan Silks

    9. Athabascan (11)

    • T: John O’Shea
    • J: Tyler Schiller
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 46×27
    • Age: 5YO
    • Color: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Almanzor (FR)
    • Dam: Alzubra (GB)
    Little Mix Silks

    10. Little Mix (8)

    • T: Annabel Neasham
    • J: Joshua Parr
    • W: 57kg
    • F: 458×2
    • Age: 5YO
    • Color: Bay
    • Sex: Mare
    • Sire: Mahisara
    • Dam: Girls Aloud
    Tom Kitten Silks

    11. Tom Kitten (9)

    • T: James Cummings
    • J: Jamie Kah
    • W: 54kg
    • F: 6456x
    • Age: 3YO
    • Color: Bay
    • Sex: Colt
    • Sire: Harry Angel (IRE)
    • Dam: Transfers
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Gold Trip
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Mark Zahra
    13
    59kg
    2 Silks
    Knights Order
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Tim Clark
    6
    59kg
    3 Silks
    Vow And Declare
    Danny O’Brien
    Nash Rawiller
    15
    59kg
    4 Silks
    Stockman
    Joseph Pride
    Sam Clipperton
    7
    59kg
    5 Silks
    Arapaho
    Bjorn Baker
    Rachel King
    3
    59kg
    6 Silks
    Explosive Jack
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    John Allen
    14
    59kg
    7 Silks
    Selino
    Chris Waller
    Tom Marquand
    5
    59kg
    8 Silks
    Sir Lucan
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Regan Bayliss
    10
    59kg
    9 Silks
    Cleveland
    Joseph O’Brien
    Kerrin McEvoy
    11
    59kg
    10 Silks
    King Frankel
    Mark Newnham
    Tyler Schiller
    8
    59kg
    11 Silks
    Saracen Knight
    Danny O’Brien
    Chad Schofield
    1
    59kg
    12 Silks
    Alegron
    James Cummings
    Brenton Avdulla
    12
    58.5kg
    13 Silks
    Benaud
    John O’Shea
    Brett Prebble
    4
    58.5kg
    14 Silks
    Montefilia
    David Payne
    Dylan Gibbons
    9
    57kg
    15 Silks
    Tappy’s Lad (1E)
    Kerry Taplin
    Joshua Parr
    2
    59kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Think It Over
    Kerry Parker
    Nash Rawiller
    3
    59kg
    2 Silks
    Spanish Mission
    Peter Moody
    James McDonald
    11
    59kg
    3 Silks
    The Chosen One
    Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
    Hugh Bowman
    6
    59kg
    4 Silks
    Stockman
    Joseph Pride
    Sam Clipperton
    5
    59kg
    5 Silks
    Great House
    Chris Waller
    Kerrin McEvoy
    9
    59kg
    6 Silks
    Angel Of Truth
    Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
    William Pike
    1
    59kg
    7 Silks
    Sheraz
    Chris Waller
    Brenton Avdulla
    4
    59kg
    8 Silks
    Avion Fury
    Ian Finn
    Reece Jones
    8
    59kg
    9 Silks
    Mightybeel
    Chris Waller
    Tommy Berry
    10
    58.5kg
    10 Silks
    She’s Ideel
    Bjorn Baker
    Rachel King
    2
    57kg
    11 Silks
    Duais
    Edward Cummings
    Joshua Parr
    7
    56.5kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Sir Dragonet
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Glen Boss
    1
    59kg
    2 Silks
    Mirage Dancer
    Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
    Damien Oliver
    4
    59kg
    3 Silks
    The Chosen One
    Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
    Hugh Bowman
    14
    59kg
    4 Silks
    Southern France
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Mark Zahra
    9
    59kg
    5 Silks
    Sound
    Mike Moroney
    Craig Williams
    8
    59kg
    6 Silks
    Spirit Ridge
    Mark Newnham
    Robbie Dolan
    6
    59kg
    7 Silks
    Chapada
    Mike Moroney
    Tim Clark
    7
    59kg
    8 Silks
    Nickajack Cave
    Peter Moody
    Luke Nolen
    11
    59kg
    9 Silks
    Angel Of Truth
    Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
    Kerrin McEvoy
    5
    59kg
    10 Silks
    Shraaoh
    Chris Waller
    Brenton Avdulla
    3
    59kg
    11 Silks
    Melody Belle
    Jamie Richards
    James McDonald
    12
    57kg
    12 Silks
    She’s Ideel
    Bjorn Baker
    Jason Collett
    10
    57kg
    13 Silks
    Toffee Tongue
    Chris Waller
    Tom Marquand
    2
    56.5kg
    14 Silks
    Miami Bound
    Danny O’Brien
    Rachel King
    13
    56.5kg

2024 Tancred Stakes result


1stKalapour (+5000)
2ndMore Felons (-153.85)
3rdAshrun (-166.67)

Recent Tancred Stakes Results

  • Kalapour ($34.00) caused a major upset in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill, giving Dylan Gibbons his second career Group 1 victory as a jockey. The Kris Lees-trained seven-year-old was considered one of the outside chances leading into Saturday, with the son of War Command unwanted in the market as a $34.00 chance with online betting sites prior to the jump. He was third-up into the campaign on Saturday and was always going to benefit from a step up in trip after finishing runner-up in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) behind Lindermann on March 16. Dylan Gibbons got the ideal position throughout the journey, slotting in midfield as the eight runners ran along in a single file in the early stages. Post Impressionist ($2.50) and Buckaroo ($4.60) were dragged back towards the rear of the field and ridden with confidence, however, both were unable to muster when asked to sprint with 500m to travel. More Felons ($6.00) was picking up for James McDonald, and at one stage appeared to be hitting the line best, as Kalapour kicked back to secure his first Group 1 victory.
  • Rachel King and Bjorn Baker have repeated the dose on Arapaho after combining in the Listed Canberra Cup, they’ve found success in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes at Rosehill. It was a race of tactics as Knights Order took up his regular role of leading throughout the 2400m contest and never settled as the likes of Sir Lucan and eventually King Frankel gave him plenty to think about. The mid-race move by Tyler Schiller aboard King Frankel was arguably the one that gave the eventual winner the perfect cart into the race. He took off with 800m to go and exposed his mount on the five and six-wide line turning for home, allowing Arapaho and Rachel King to truck into the race out wider. Montefilia was as honest as ever running into second coming from off the pace, while the same can be said for Gold Trip who got too far out of his ground and Cleveland cutting back to the inside looking cherry ripe for the Group 1 Sydney Cup in two weeks-time. Arapaho was too good on the day though and the Lope De Vega gelding doesn’t look out of place moving further into the autumn.
  • Having smashed a similar field in the Australian Cup at Flemington a fortnight earlier, the Ed Cummings-trained Duais put in a similar gap job to claim the Tancred Stakes. The mare was sent around as a $2.50 chance to claim consecutive Group 1’s, but realistically she should have been sent around as a $1.50 chance considering the style she won in. Having settled at the rear of the field on the back of a genuine tempo, Joshua Parr had the mare building through the gears approaching the 300m mark where she hit the lead and put three-lengths on her rivals in quick succession. The win was her third win at the highest level, with plenty more to come.
  • After missing the placings for the All Star Mile and Ranvet Stakes, punters were still backing the six-year-old horse to get the job done in which they were right to do so. Sitting mid field until the 400m where jockey Glen Boss asked for a little more and that is what Sir Dragonet did, making a break on the outside and proving to the world he still has it by winning by 2.3 lengths and proving to be a real contender against Addeybb and Verry Elleegant in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes two weeks later.
  • Group 1 victories do not come any more impressive than Verry Elleegant’s win in the Tancred Stakes. Having made the home turn five lengths off the lead, Verry Ellegant under James McDonald was quick to put her rivals away in a couple of strides going on to win by 4 lengths in the 2020 Tancred Stakes. Having been sent around as a $2.15 favourite Verry Ellegant handed jockey James McDonald successive victories in the race after riding Avilius to victory in 2019.
  • Avilius has long been the heir apparent to the throne Winx is about to vacate as Australia’s best racehorse and the champ did himself no disservice with a dominant Tancred win. The Godolphin runner settled towards the back of the field before being unleashed just before the turn. Avilius hit the front untouched at the 300m mark and streaked away to win in fashion.
  • The 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin had only won once in six attempts since claiming the race that stops a nation but the Lloyd Williams-owned runner wound back the clock in this one. The favourite raced just off the pace and presented at the optimal time to record his second Group 1 title.
  • Pre-race favourite Jameka ($3.10) put a six and a half length margin between her and Australian Cup conquerer Humidor ($3.70), with Expspheric ($8) further back in third. Champion jockey Hugh Bowman was in the saddle for popular Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher. With Lasquety Spirit making the pace, Bowman expertly guided Jameka to a winning position at the turn, before bounding away for an easy victory in the popular feature. Read full report.
  • Preferment was at the height of its powers in 2016 and the Chris Waller-trained horse proved too strong. The four-year-old lived up to its breeding by Zabeel by scoring a narrow victory. It settled midfield for jockey Hugh Bowman before taking off before the turn and holding off Who Shot Thebarman. Punters backed it into $4.50 – the same line as Montaigne which would later be sold to Hong Kong.

Tancred Stakes Past Winners List

Tancred Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2024 Kalapour Dylan Gibbons Kris Lees
2023 Arapaho Rachel King Bjorn Baker
2022 Duais Joshua Parr Edward Cummings
2021 Sir Dragonet Glen Boss Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2020 Verry Elleegant James McDonald Chris Waller
2019 Avilius James McDonald James Cummings
2018 Almandin Kerrin McEvoy Liam Howley
2017 Jameka Hugh Bowman Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2016 Preferment Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2015 Hartnell James McDonald John O’Shea
2014 Silent Achiever Nash Rawiller Roger James
2013 Fiveandahalfstar Hugh Bowman Anthony Cummings
2012 Manighar Luke Nolen Peter Moody
2011 Cedarberg Damien Oliver Pat Carey
2010 Littorio Craig Williams Nigel Blackiston
2009 Fiumicino Darren Beadman Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2008 Tuesday Joy Darren Beadman Gai Waterhouse
2007 Blutigeroo Damien Oliver Colin Little
2006 Eremein Glen Boss Allan Denham
2005 Maykbe Diva Glen Boss Lee Freedman
2004 Grand Zulu Rod Quinn Gwenda Markwell
2003 Freemason Darren Beadman John Hawkes
2002 Ethereal Scott Seamer Sheila Laxon
2001 Curata Storm Rod Quinn John Hawkes
2000 Tie The Knot Shane Dye Guy Walter

Tancred Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000

Tancred Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Tie The Knot
1998 Might And Power
1997 Octagonal
1996 Octagonal
1995 Stony Bay
1994 Miltak
1993 Kaaptive Edition
1992 Heroicity
1991 Dr. Grace
1990 Sydeston
1989 Our Poetic Prince
1988 Beau Zam
1987 Myocard
1986 Bonecrusher
1985 Alibhai
1984 Hayai
1983 Trissaro
1982 Prince Majestic
1981 Blue Denim
1980 Kingston Town
1979 Shivaree
1978 Hyperno
1977 Our Cavalier
1976 Major Battle
1975 Sovereign Yacht
1974 Knee High
1973 Apollo Eleven
1972 Tails
1971 Natural Trump
1970 Bright Shadow
1969 Prince Grant
1968 Khalekan
1967 Indian Harvest
1966 Striking Force
1965 Galerus
1964 King Roto
1963 Maidenhead

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