Ted Van Heemst Stakes

Ted Van Heemst Stakes

Group Two Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2024
Location: Ascot Racecourse – Perth, Western Australia
Prize Money: $300,000
Distance: 2100m

The Ted Van Heemst Stakes is a Group 2 race that is held at Ascot Racecourse for horses aged three-years-old and older, run under weight-for-age conditions.

Since the inaugural running of the Ted Van Heemst Stakes in 1914 (when it was known as the Grandstand Plate), the race has been run over 2400m most years, but was shortened to 2100m from 2008 onwards.

The shortening of the Ted Van Heemst Stakes race distance was due to the Perth Cup coming back in distance to 2400m, so the 2100m distance would set up as an ideal lead up race.

Five horses have won the Ted Van Heemst Stakes multiple times, with Regal Power (2019 & 2021) recently joining Old Cobber (1997 & 1999), Gay Balkan (1939 & 1940), Maple (1927 & 1928) and Eracre (1925 & 1926).

Notable winners of the Ted Van Heemst Stakes include: Marocchino (2022), Regal Power (2019 & 2021), Truly Great (2020), Pounamu (2017), Elite Belle (2014), Ihtsahymn (2013), God Has Spoken (2011), Old Cobber (1997 & 1999), Gay Balkan (1939 & 1940), Hyperion (1935), Maple (1927 & 1928), Eracre (1925 & 1926) and Eurythmic (1920).


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Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2024 Final Field

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Previous Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Numerian
    Annabel Neasham
    Clint Johnston-Porter
    2
    59kg
    2 Silks
    Zoumon
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Rachel King
    6
    59kg
    3 Silks
    Marocchino
    Lou Luciani
    Troy Turner
    3
    59kg
    4 Silks
    Startrade
    Daniel Morton
    Brad Parnham
    5
    59kg
    5 Silks
    Casino Seventeen
    Grant & Alana Williams
    Jarrad Noske
    4
    59kg
    6 Silks
    The Velvet Queen
    Darren McAuliffe
    Patrick Carbery
    1
    57kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Trap For Fools
    Grant & Alana Williams
    Joseph Azzopardi
    6
    59kg
    2 Silks
    Platoon
    Neville Parnham
    Steven Parnham
    7
    59kg
    3 Silks
    Marocchino
    Lou Luciani
    Troy Turner
    8
    59kg
    4 Silks
    Ironclad
    Will Clarken
    Brad Rawiller
    2
    59kg
    5 Silks
    Dom To Shoot
    Sean & Jake Casey
    William Pike
    11
    59kg
    6 Silks
    Bad Wolf
    Ashley Maley
    Shaun McGruddy
    1
    59kg
    7 Silks
    God Has Chosen
    Donna Riordan
    Clint Johnston-Porter
    5
    59kg
    8 Silks
    Notorious One
    Chris & Michael Gangemi
    Laqdar Ramoly
    12
    59kg
    9 Silks
    Brother Paddy
    Coreen Maynard
    Shaun O’Donnell
    9
    57kg
    10 Silks
    Steinem
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    John Allen
    3
    57kg
    11 Silks
    Chilli Is Hot
    Graeme Ballantyne
    Jason Whiting
    4
    57kg
    12 Silks
    Jadavi
    Ian Shield
    Beaux Banovic-Edwards
    10
    57kg

2023 Ted Van Heemst Stakes result


1stNumerian (+270)
2ndMarocchino (+110)
3rdCasino Seventeen (NTD)

Recent Ted Van Heemst Stakes results

  • In the $300,000 Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes at Ascot, defending champion Marocchino engaged in an early speed duel with Zouman, creating the perfect setup for Numerian to claim victory. Jockey Troy Turner, determined to secure the lead on Marocchino, faced competition from Rachel King on Zouman. Meanwhile, Clint Johnston-Porter positioned Numerian in an ideal stalking spot. The daring tactics seemed promising for Marocchino as he surged ahead on the straight, but Zouman’s attempt to veer off the track interfered with Numerian. Once balanced, Numerian, trained by Annabel Neasham, showcased his strength, overtaking Marocchino by two lengths to secure the win, with Casino Seventeen finishing third.
  • Marocchino (+550) from the Lou Luciani stable has led every step of the way in the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes, picking himself up off the canvas to claim his maiden Group 2 success. After jumping well, Troy Turner pushed forward and found the front ahead of Trap For Fools (+3000), Ironclad (+290) and Steinem (+120). With very little change throughout the 2100m contest, Marocchino got away with some cheap sectionals mid-race, which forced John Allen on Steinem to make a move at the 600m mark. As the field rounded the home turn, Allen and Turner went for their mounts and even though Steinem headed the leader, Marocchino kicked back to score by a long-neck.
  • Regal Power capped his comeback campaign in style with an effortless victory in the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes. Fresh from his win in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic, Regal Power justified the long odds-on quote of -500 to claim his second Ted Van Heemst. Jockey Patrick Carbery made a sweeping move out wide from near last to hit the lead early in the straight and Regal Power shot clear to score by 1.75 lengths. Platoon (+1800) ran on strongly for second ahead of Cockney Crew (+1900), who held on for third.
  • The Grant & Alana Williams-trained star Truly Great has more than justified his -222.22 quote, after destroying his rivals in the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes. The son of Dundeel made it six wins from his last seven starts with the easy victory, as he defeated Trap For Fools (+270) by 1.75 lengths with Platoon (+1100) a further half-length back in third. William Pike settled the five-year-old gelding in the middle of the pack, before peeling out wide to make his run at the top of the home straight. Once Pike pushed the button, Truly Great took over at 150m mark and careered away to win in dominant style.
  • Regal Power continued his Perth Summer Carnival dominance by claiming the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes to go along with his Group 1 Railway Stakes victories two starts prior. The son of Pierro was sent around at -153.85, and for his followers, there was never a worry, as William Pike settled the favourite on the outside of runners and had a clear running the entire trip. As Spiritual Warrior (+4000) and Gatting (+320) started to struggle at the front, Pike released the brakes slightly and Regal Power ran straight past them at the 300m mark and was eased down with 100m to go, recording an effortless 2.3-length victory.

Ted Van Heemst Stakes winners

Ted Van Heemst Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Numerian Clint Johnston-Porter Annabel Neasham
2022 Marocchino Troy Turner Lou Luciani
2021 Regal Power Patrick Carbery Grant & Alana Williams
2020 Truly Great William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
2019 Regal Power William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
2018 Galaxy Star William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
2017 Pounamu Patrick Carbery Alan Mathews
2016 Perfect Reflection William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
2015 Delicacy William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
2014 Elite Belle William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
2013 Ihtsahymn Steven Parnham Fred Kersley
2012 Mr Moet Daniel Staeck Adam Durrant
2011 God Has Spoken Steven Parnham Neville Parnham
2010 Colour Correct Paul Harvey Ross & Clint Price
2009 Lords Ransom Jason Whiting Peter Morgan
2008 Gilded Venom Patrick Carbery Steve Wallace
2007 Cats Fun Damien Oliver Michael Grant
2006 Daka’s Gem/Scenic Shot Patrick Carbery/Damien Oliver Alan Mathews/Daniel Morton
2005 Early Express Jason Whiting Peter Giadresco
2004 Free At Last Troy Turner Alan Mathews
2003 Celtus Peter Knuckey Lindsey Smith
2002 Bold Mirage Troy Turner Alan Mathews
2001 Never Blue Paul Harvey Ross Price
2000 Old Money Alana Williams Lindsey Smith

Ted Van Heemst Stakes winners pre-2000

Ted Van Heemst Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Old Cobber
1998 Jack Daniels
1997 Old Cobber
1996 Beau Heed
1995 Dark Ksar
1994 Sugar Raegala
1993 Palatious
1992 Mr Raku
1991 Mirror Magic
1990 Ideal Centreman
1989 Tawrrific
1988 Saratov
1987 Arcolad
1986 Haulpak’s Image
1985 Amber’s Double
1984 Phizam
1983 Haulpak’s Image
1982 Nicholas John
1981 Brechin Castle
1980 Yashmak
1979 Regimental Honour
1978 Meliador
1977 Farranfore
1976 Tropical Chief
1975 Tropical Chief
1974 Battle Heights
1973 Fade
1972 Piping Lane
1971 Aubella
1970 Nauprius
1969 Jolly Aster
1968 Special Reward
1967 Hilney
1966 Royal Coral
1965 Royal Coral
1964 Rack And Ruin
1963 Cygnet Star
1962 Bay Count
1961 Little Empire
1960 England’s Dust
1959 Sparkling Blue
1958 Zaicia
1957 Tribal Ring
1956 Vestment
1955 Melton Prince
1954 Coronate
1953 Moderniste
1952 Myolian
1951 Kingsman
1950 Dhostar
1949 Lady Lucia
1948 San Sanatra
1947 Kalamunda
1946 Lord Treat
1945 Smithie
1944 Race Not Held
1943 Race Not Held
1942 Race Not Held
1941 Gay Prince
1940 Gay Balkan
1939 Gay Balkan
1938 Maikai
1937 Battery Gold
1936 Yaringa
1935 Hyperion
1934 D’Artagnan
1933 Gloaman
1932 Taisho
1931 The Dimmer
1930 Runabout
1929 Hint
1928 Maple
1927 Maple
1926 Eracre
1925 Eracre
1924 Lilypond
1923 Jolly Cosy
1922 Brilliant Sunshine
1921 Bobaris
1920 Eurythmic
1919 New Tipperary
1918 Bardeur
1917 Mistico
1916 High Rock
1915 Corstep
1914 Radnor
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