Asian Beau Stakes
Winners and Past Results for the Asian Beau Stakes
The Asian Beau Stakes is a Perth Racing Group 3 Australian quality handicap race.
The Asian Beau Stakes is held at the Ascot Racecourse in Perth during the Spring Racing Carnival.
The event is an open race for three year olds run over a distance of 1400 meters. The race is hosted by the Perth Racing Club and attracts prize money worth $125,000.
The Asian Beau Stakes suit in-form horses who can gain acceptance with a light weight to beat the handicapper.
The event is the first quality handicap race of the season held on the same day as the Victoria Derby in Melbourne . Many horses move on from the Asian Beau Stakes to the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes and RJ Peters Stakes held at the same track later during the carnival. Quality gallopers also have an eye on the Group 1 $1 Million Railway Stakes held three weeks later. Lucky Gray, the 2011 winner of the Asian Beau, won a BM74+ Handicap event over 1400 meters prior to lifting the trophy.
Held at the beginning of the spring racing carnival, the Asian Beau Stakes provides a major form guide for punters to follow for the rest of the season.
The trophy has undergone several changes in its name since the first event in 1982.
Nitro Lad won the inaugural event which was known as the WATC Kankama Quality Stakes. It was also known as the WATC Belmont Community Quality Stakes, WATC Budget Quality Stakes, and as the Asian Beau Stakes since 1995.
The event was a listed race until 1999 when it was upgraded to Group 3 status. Among the notable runners to win the Asian Beau Stakes are Power Prince in 1987, Ableson in 1988, Future Edition in 1991, Lynsted Lad in 1995, Fair Alert in 2000, Wild Target in 2005, and Luckygray in 2011. The four year old Luckygray moved on to win the Railway Stakes.
The Asian Beau Stakes is held in honour of the champion sprinter who rose to fame quickly in the late 1970s with 12 wins from just 18 starts. Bold Extreme, Willoughby , and El Presidente, are the three horses to score an Asian Beau / Railway Stakes double.
Trainers Wally Mitchell and ross Price are the two trainers with more than one Asian Beau to their credit. Bold Extreme, Future Edition, and Nitro Lad from the stable of Wally Mitchell, and Power Prince, Medicine Kid, and Pago Escort from Ross Price's stable are the lucky sprinters/milers to do so. Jockey Patrick Carbery is the only jockey to ride three horses to victory in the Asian Beau. This includes Classy Dress in 1994, Look of Success in 1997, and Umah in 1999.
2012 Asian Beau Stakes
It was a comfortable all-the-way win for Westriver Kevydonn, with the seven-year-old jumping nicely from barrier ten and being taken straight to the lead by jockey Pat Carbery. Westriver Kevydonn was able to dictate the tempo from this front-running position, strolling along in front in comfortable fashion and by the time they came into the straight, he was well in control and still full of running. As they headed towards the post, there were no serious challengers and Westriver Kevydonn went on to win by a length from Maschino, who came home well from midfield, with another length back to Kerrific in third.
2012 Asian Beau Stakes result
1. Westriver Kevydonn
5. Full Reign
8. Mega Steel
9. Peg's Pride
10. Battle Emblem
11. I Don't Recall
||Asian Beau Stakes Winners
|| Westriver Kevydonn
||Rock Of Cashel
||Look Of Success