Winners and Past Results for the Colonel Reeves Stakes.
Perth Racing offers $150,000 to the winners of the Colonel Reeves Stakes, a Group 3 race held at Ascot Racecourse during the Perth summer racing carnival in November.
The open race is for horses three year old and upwards run over a distance of 1100 meters under handicap conditions which attracts plenty of local sprinters.
Many talented sprinters make their way from the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes, which ought to be considered as a handy form guide. The above average performers may move on to the Group 1 Railway Stakes and Winterbottom Stakes held on Super Saturday at the Ascot track. The AJ Scahill Stakes is another race held in December at Ascot which may field horses from the Colonel Reeves Stakes.
In form horses are the likely favourites with a chance to win the Colonel Reeves Stakes although the event is known to spring a few surprises. Odds-on favourite, Hay List, was unplaced in 2009 after remaining unbeaten from eight starts while unfancied Avante ($10.00) scored a major upset to win the 2011 Colonel Reeves Stakes in style, equalling the race record of 1 minute 03.6 seconds maintained for two consecutive years by Revolition in 2009 and Ma Ma Machine in 2010, who ran third in the event the previous year.
Avante ran fourth later in the season in the AJ Scahill Stakes over 1400 meters under weight for age conditions. Winner of the 2010 Winterbottom Stakes, Hadabeclorka, ran last in the 2011 Colonel Reeves Stakes.
The first Colonel Reeves Stakes held in 1987 was a listed race won by Track Jester.
It was elevated to Group 3 in 2005. Over the years, the race has seen a few horses from the east coast take a shot at the Stakes on their way to Group 1 races.
Quality sprinters to win the Colonel Reeves Stakes include Bovader in 1990, Tolo Harbour in 1995, Scout's Honour in 1998, Lady Belvedere in 2001, Elicorsam in 2005, and Danny Beau in 2008. The race was hosted as the WATC Bart Cummings Stakes in 1999, which was won by Zedivate. It was also known as the WATC Channel Nine Stakes in 2001 and 2002.
|Year||Colonel Reeves Stakes Winners|
|2010||Ma Ma Machine|
|1997||On A Swing|