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The TJ Smith

Winners and Past Results for The TJ Smith

The TJ Smith

Half a million dollars is at stake in the Group 1 The TJ Smith, a prestigious mile race for two year old horses held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane during the winter racing carnival in June.

The TJ Smith is hosted by Brisbane Racing Club, the event is held in honour of the late Tommy Smith, one of Sydney's legendary trainers. It is the final group race of the season for 2 year old gallopers. Other major races held on the day are the Group 1 Queensland Derby and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap.

Top two year olds may tackle a number of events leading up to the TJ Smith. This includes the Group 3 Champagne Classic held over 1200 metres of the Doomben Racecourse earlier in May. The 1400 M BRC Sires Produce Stakes also held at Eagle Farm a fortnight earlier is also one of the best lead up races to follow closely.

The most recent to win the treble was Pressday who won the Champagne Classic, Sires Produce Stakes, and followed it up with an impressive win in the TJ Smith Stakes in 2010. Many horses have obliged their connections with a Sires Produce Stakes/TJ Smith Stakes double. This includes Slight Chance in 1992 followed by Mahogany the next year. Anthems made it in 1996 while Al Mansour scored the double in 1997. Lovely Jubly was next to win both events in 2002 before Pressday in 2010. Benefica was unplaced in the Sires produce before winning the 2011 The TJ Smith.

Many two year olds that have tackled The TJ Smith have moved on to greater success during their career. Zeditave in 1988, Show A Heart in 2000 and Darci Bramha in 2005 are among the notable milers while Karunda, Le Strom, and Femme Fatale are a few of the earlier winners. Although Shoot Out was unplaced in 2009, the gelding won the Group 1 AJC Derby in autumn.

The first event was held in 1893, which was a principal race known as the Claret Stakes. It was elevated to Group 2 in 1980 while Tristram's Edition was recorded as the first winner as a Group 1 event in 1985. It has also been held as the Castlemaine Stakes and Castlemaine QTC Classic.

2013 The TJ Smith

Nash Rawiller, riding the $2.35 favourite Romantic Touch, set out to dominate this race from the start, taking the two-year-old straight to the lead. Romantic Touch didn't have it all his own way in the middle stages, with Paximadia and Zoustar in close attendance and ensuring the favourite didn't race away with it. As they rounded the turn for the run home, Paximadia and Zoustar continued to apply pressure, but Romantic Touch just kept going and was too determined in the end. Romantic Touch's final winning margin was nearly a length over a fast-finishing Zoustar, with Paximadia racing on gamely to claim third place.

2013 The TJ Smith result

1. Romantic Touch
2. Zoustar
3. Paximadia

Then came:

4. Vilanova
5. Global Dream
6. Octane Flyer
7. Sir Moments
8. Hooked
9. She's Amazing
10. Navelina
11. Locomotion
12. Chosen Idol
13. Dowdstown Charlie

Year The TJ Smith Winners
2013 Romantic Touch
2012 Sizzling
2011 Benfica
2010 Pressday
2009 Linky Dink
2008 Rockdale
2007 Apercu
2006 Reigning To Win
2005 Darci Brahma
2004 Outback Prince
2003 Picaday
2002 Lovely Jubly
2001 Juanmo
2000 Show A Heart
1999 Freemason
1998 Mossman
1997 Al Mansour
1996 Anthems
1995 Ravarda
1994 Just A Printer
1993 Mahogany
1992 Slight Chance
1991 Zinders
1990 Chime Zam
1989 Prince Salieri
1988 Zeditave
1987 Flotilla
1986 One Guinea
1985 Tristram's Edtion
1984 Prince Frolic
1983 Regal Advice
1982 Anchor In
1981 Copperama
1980 Royal Paree
1979 Zephyr Zi
1978 Scomeld
1977 Luskin Star
1976 Romantic Dream
1975 Polenza
1974 Knight Reign
1973 Light Appeal
1973 Dalrello
1972 Alostar
1972 Femme Fatale
1971 Manilove
1971 Hot Head
1970 Kusarawa
1970 West Coast
1969 Belle Of Burgundy
1969 Forward Pass
1968 Desert Beau
1967 Quick Dollar
1966 Rushkhana
1965 Neive's Choice
1964 Scolvin
1963 Skeencourt
1962 Arrogant Boy
1961 Bush Belle
1960 Le Storm
1959 Greenwood Star
1958 Espalier
1957 Karunda
1956 Chilly Glance
1955 Royal Gaekwar
1954 Beau Moon
1954 Faith Again
1953 Callide River
1952 West Lake
1951 Khazana
1950 Ninth Mark
1949 Mr. Sunray
1948 Naispear
1947 Gold Titan
1946 Gay Stand
1945 not held
1944 not held
1943 not held
1942 not held
1941 Lord Spear
1940 Rex Buzz
1939 Spearace
1938 Karait
1937 Donarium
1936 Monash River
1935 Buzzard King
1934 Linart
1933 Utterer
1932 Scottish Airs
1931 Morning Carol
1930 Monash Valley
1929 Lady Bine
1928 Ambershire
1927 The Kist
1926 Oedipus
1925 Taupo
1924 Civetta
1923 Bribie
1922 Rabisu
1921 Admetus
1920 Litre
1919 Eudor Furly
1918 Had I Wist
1917 Rose Et Noir
1916 Amberdown
1915 Irish Colleen
1914 Lado
1913 Rose O' Merton
1912 Bronze King
1911 Yeena Lad
1910 Cowl
1909 Braw Laddie
1908 Barallan
1907 Capture
1906 Inglewood
1905 Volant
1904 Archives
1903 Fitz Grafton
1902 Ivan
1901 The Maine
1900 Araxes
1899 Arc En Ciel
1898 Boreas II
1897 Boscobel
1896 College Cap
1895 Caesar
1894 Duke Of York
1893 Common
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