Sir Byrne Hart Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes

Sir Byrne Hart Stakes

The Group 2 Sir Byrne Hart Stakes held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane during the winter racing carnival.

The 2012 Sir Byrne Hart Stakes was abandoned due to the state of the track after heavy rains.

The race is a weight for age race hosted by Brisbane Racing Club towards the end of April.

Horses, three years old and above, travel over 1200 metres of the Eagle Farm track in a bid to win $175,000 in prize money. The race usually attracts a mixed field of local gallopers with a few top class horses making their way through over the years as well.

Trainers prepare their above average sprinters for the Group 1 BTC Cup held over 1200 metres at Doomben Racecourse. While horses may use a variety of listed and group races as a warm up to the event, the 1100 M Group 1 James Boag Galaxy at Randwick is among the races to note.

A number of handy sprinters and middle distance runners have made their mark on the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes, which includes Groucho in 1989. Rough Habit and Summer Beau in 1991 and 1998 respectively have also added the trophy to their kitty. Another horse to tackle weight for age company well during her short career is Only Words who won this race in 2004.

The first edition of the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes in 1980 was a listed event won by Golden Rhapsody. It was elevated to Group 3 the next year and has been recognised as a Group 2 race since 1992. It has been held as the Victory Stakes for the past 3 years in 2010, 2011 and 2013. The race was not run in 2012 due to the state of the track due to heavy rains.

2013 Sir Byrne Hart Stakes (Victory Stakes)

The race favourite Buffering shot out of the gates at a great rate of knots and sprinted to an early lead, taking the field along at a hot pace. Listen Son tried to exert some pressure on Buffering in the middle stages of the race but the five-year-old took it in his stride and appeared to be in total control as they rounded the turn and began the run home. Buffering went up a gear in the straight and kicked clear, leaving the other runners to fight it out for the minor placings. Spirit Of Boom and Albrecht gave chase but to no avail as Buffering opened up an unbeatable lead and coasted home to win by more than three lengths.

2013 Sir Byrne Hart Stakes (Victory Stakes) result

1. Buffering
2. Spirit Of Boom
3. Albrecht

Then came:

4. Listen Son
5. Startsmeup
6. Ready To Rip
7. Temple Of Boom

Year Sir Byrne Hart Stakes Winners
2013 Buffering
2012 Not Held
2011 Buffering
2010 Ghetto Blaster
2009 Swiss Ace
2008 Swiss Ace
2007 Mitanni
2006 All Bar One
2005 Wager
2004 Only Words
2003 Tit For Taat
2002 Mr. Bureaucrat
2001 Make Mine Magic
2000 Cheiron
1999 Roulette
1998 Summer Beau
1997 Quick Flick
1996 not held
1995 Pride Of Rancho
1994 Let's Hurry
1993 Chortle
1992 Majestic Boy
1991 Rough Habit
1990 Noble Clubs
1989 Groucho
1988 Finezza Belle
1987 Joindre
1986 Handy Proverb
1985 Noble Lad
1984 Roipeka
1983 Home Maid
1982 Keep Safe
1981 Private Thoughts
1980 Golden Rhapsody

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