Adrian Knox Stakes
Winners and Past Results for the Adrian Knox Stakes
The Adrian Knox Stakes held at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney is a Group 3 handicap race for quality three year old fillies.
The 2000 meter race is held in April and attracts prize money worth $200,000.
The event, named after former Australian Jockey Club Chairman and Chief Justice of the High Court, late Adrian Knox, is scheduled on the same day as the ATC Australian Derby, a Group 1 race.
The bumper AJC Derby day program is one of the most exciting at Randwick.
A win in the Adrian Knox Stakes is a ticket to the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks, with the winner exempt from a ballot.
The first Adrian Knox Stakes was held in 1948. For many quality fillies, the stakes is the perfect lead up to the 2400 meter Group 1 AJC Australian Oaks. The 1400 meter Group 2 Surround Stakes is considered a notable event which brings top runners to starting gate in the Adrian Knox Stakes.
Each year, the Adrian Knox Stakes fields a stronger line up of fillies with good staying qualities. Held towards the tail end of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the Adrian Knox Stakes scheduled among top quality races including the Group 1 AJC Derby, Doncaster Handicap and Group 2 races which include the Chairman’s Handicap.
This leaves astute punters with a wider choice of betting options and fantastic payouts. The Adrian Knox Stakes is the last fillies-only event during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, where many may head straight for the Group 1 AJC Oaks, a premier event in August and a popular betting double. Among the top fillies to oblige punters with an Adrian Knox Stakes/AJC Australian Oaks double are Republic Lass in 2002, Wild Iris in 2004, and Rena’s Lady, the winner of the 2007 Adrian Knox Stakes.
The event is also an excellent lead up for the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate held on the last day of the autumn racing carnival. Dariana, placed 6th in the 2010 Adrian Knox Stakes won the Packer Plate in her next outing.
For punters, the Adrian Knox Stakes is a great chance to benefit from generous odds by bookmakers and lay both single and combined bets with other races. The event is also known as the Asian Racing Federation Trophy.
2014 Adrian Knox Stakes
Amanpour went to the lead, Blake Shinn was content to settle Arabian Gold
midfield where she enjoyed an easy run. Missvonn also ran in the first half of
the field while Lady Cumquat was towards the rear. Amanpour opened up a gap on
the field and was a clear leader coming into the straight but Arabian Gold had
gradually pushed forward and came home strongly down the outside, with Missvonn
also making a late claim. Arabian Gold handled the conditions better and scored
a solid victory over Missvonn, and Lady Cumquat made good ground to take third
2014 Adrian Knox Stakes result
1. Arabian Gold
3. Lady Cumquat
4. Paris Match
7. Estonian Princess
8. Role Model
10. Blue Eyes
11. Mary Lou
12. Sweet Jaffa
13. Siberian Rose
14. Devil Miss
15. High Harmony
||Adrian Knox Stakes Winners
|| Arabian Gold
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||Full Of Spirit
||Don't Tell Clang
||Circles Of Gold
||String Of Pearls
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