Villiers Stakes

Villiers Stakes

Group Two Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: Royal Randwick
Prize Money: $250,000
Distance: 1600m

The Group 2 Villiers Stakes is a $250,000 open handicap for three-year-olds and older held every year at Royal Randwick.

The Villiers Stakes is one of the features of Sydney’s Summer Racing Carnival.

The race is a Group 2 event but is steeped in history with winners including Aqua D’Amore, Doncaster Mile winner Happy Clapper and Sky Boy.


2022 Villiers Stakes betting odds

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2021 Villiers Stakes result


1stBrutality ($5.00)
2ndEllsberg ($2.30)
3rdCriaderas ($4.20)

Recent Villiers Stakes runnings

  • Brutality helped end an impressive twelve months for trainer Joseph Pride, when the $6 chance punced on a vulnerable Ellsberg to claim the Villiers Stakes. Ridden to perfection by Regan Bayliss, the Joe Pride-trained gelding managed to produce a stunning turn of foot which saw him claim a key market rival inside the final 200m to signify his intentions heading into the Doncaster Mile during The Championships.
  • Having combined with Quackerjack 12 months prior, the Mark Newnham & Rachel King combination struck again in the Villiers Stakes with Greysful Glamour. Rachel King was quick to have the big grey bounding along out in front like she likes to do and despite needing to do plenty of work early, fended off the challenges of her rivals. Despite tiring in the last 100m, Greysful Glamour had enough of a lead and managed to book her spot into the Doncaster Mile in the autumn.
  • Having been sent around as a $3.80 favourite, the Mark Newnham-trained Quackerjack needed every bit of the 1600m to claim victory in the Villiers Stakes, with the Not A Single Doubt gelding getting his nose down on the line just in time. Despite the Kris Lees-trained Invincible Gem looking like he had the race sewn up, Quackerjack grinded away to a smart victory and in doing so booked his spot in a Doncaster Mile. Despite being well in the market in the DOncaster in the autumn, he would struggle in the company of some of Australia’s best and ran a disappointing 18th.

Past Villiers Stakes winners

Villiers Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2021 Brutality Regan Bayliss Joseph Pride
2020 Greysful Glamour Rachel King Mark Newnham
2019 Quackerjack Rachel King Mark Newnham
2018 Sky Boy Christian Reith Anthony & Edward Cummings
2017 Crack Me Up Jason Collett Liam Birchley
2016 Sense Of Occasion Ben Melham Kris Lees
2015 Happy Clapper Brenton Avdulla Patrick Webster
2014 Rudy Luke Tarrant Helen Page
2013 Ninth Legion Peter Robl Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2012 All Legal Glyn Schofield Kevin Moses
2011 Monton Hugh Bowman Ron Quinton
2010 Dances On Waves Brenton Avdulla Gerald Ryan
2009 Palacio De Cristal Peter Wells Grahame Begg
2008 (Dec) Something Anything Chris Munce Gary Portelli
2008 (Jan) Honor In War Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2006 Utzon Lenny Beasley Les Bridge
2005 Aqua D’Amore Danny Beasley Gai Waterhouse
2004 Ike’s Dream Darren Beadman John Hawkes
2003 On A High Larry Cassidy John O’Shea
2002 Boreale Darren Beadman John Hawkes
2001 Carael Boy Brad Pengelly Bob Milligan
2000 Grey And Gold Darryl McLellan John O’Shea

Villiers Stakes winners pre-2000

Villiers Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Final Fantasy
1998 Referral
1997 Arletty
1996 Touch Of Force
1995 Heres The Prince
1994 Aunty Mary
1993 Cobbora
1992 Soho Square
1991 Shining Wind
1990 Post Elect
1989 Spot The Rock
1988 Tumble On
1987 Card Shark
1986 Roman Artist
1985 Dinky Flyer
1984 Rising Prince
1983 Northern Reward
1982 Hussars Command
1981 Zing Along
1980 Tuna Too
1979 Kings Ideal
1978 Dear John
1977 Hot Diggity
1976 Top Wing
1975 St Martin
1974 Americano
1973 Oncidon
1972 Torumba
1971 Tumberlua
1970 Silver Points
1969 Sir To Me
1968 Domino King
1967 Maigret
1966 Nandaroo
1965 Castanea
1964 Gay Song / Blue Era
1963 Key
1962 Emboss
1961 Gene San
1960 Grenoble
1959 Comte De Paris
1958 Caesar
1957 Top Ruler
1956 Empire Link
1955 Lazy Day
1954 Kev Mar
1953 Raconteur
1952 Carioca
1951 Mercury
1950 Field Boy
1949 Veiled Art
1948 Filipino
1947 Barnsley
1946 Native Son
1945 Bernborough
1944 Precise
1943 Sir Neith
1942 Riverton
1941 Yaralla
1940 Rimveil
1939 Rodborough
1938 Fakenham
1937 Ramdin
1936 Kings Head
1935 Golden Chance
1933 Closing Time
1932 Magnetic
1931 High Disdain
1930 Pavilion
1929 Habashon
1928 Reonui
1927 Zuleika
1926 Queen Alwyne
1925 Hemisphere
1924 Balbus
1923 Mont Clair
1922 Wish Wynne
1921 Sail On
1920 Fluency
1919 Anyhow
1918 Rebus
1917 Cetigne
1916 Wedding Day
1915 Lord Nagar
1914 Challenge Crosse
1913 Popinjay
1912 Embracer
1911 Myra Bluan
1910 Lady Ruenalf
1909 Miss Flaneur
1908 Virtu
1907 Kyeadgerie
1906 Luciana
1905 Refrain
1904 Cherson
1903 Air Motor
1902 Kinglock
1901 Sir Leonard
1900 Fulminate
1899 Coralie
1898 Satan
1897 Loch Marie
1896 Vivian
1895 Ordnance
1894 Moorefield
1893 Bliss
1892 Two Up

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