Winners and Past Results for the Premiere Stakes.
The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 weight for age race held every year in October as part of the Sydney 's spring racing carnival.
Offering $500,000 in prize money, this 1200 metre event is held at Randwick Racecourse and organised by the Australian Turf Club.
The race was held in early August till 2011 when it was moved to the same date as the Group 1 Epsom Handicap Day, which has a total of six group races, three of which are Group 1.
Much more than a handy sprint race, the Premiere Stakes, usually favours the classier type of contestants due to the level weight playing field.
The field is usually made up of very capable horses who usually will come from the Group 3 Missile Stakes held at Randwick Racecourse, 2 months before or the Group 2 Warwick Stakes at Warwick Farm Racecourse, about 6 weeks before.
2011 winner Neeson, placed fourth in the Missile Stakes. He then competed in the Listed Show County Handicap where he placed third. After this he competed in the Group 3 Tramway Quality Handicap and the Group 3 Cameron Handicap where he placed third in both events. He then competed in the Premiere Stakes, after which he went on to place tenth in the Group 2 Salinger Stakes.
The 2011 runner up Hurtle Myrtle came in from a spell from her last race three months before. She went on to place fifth two weeks later in the Group 3 Betfair Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse. After this a fortnight later, she won the Group 1 Myer Classic at Flemington Racecourse.
Placed third in 2001, Love Conquers All came in to the event after winning the Group 2 The Shorts. After the Premiere Stakes he went on to win the Group 3 Betfair Stakes and then moved on to place fifth in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes.
|Year||Premiere Stakes Winner|
|2017||In Her Time|
|2004||Spark Of Life|
|1995||Light Up The World|