Group Two Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, December 10, 2022|
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
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|
|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|
|1996||Touch Of Force|
|1995||Heres The Prince|
|1989||Spot The Rock|
|1969||Sir To Me|
|1964||Gay Song / Blue Era|
|1959||Comte De Paris|