Winners and Past Results for the Victory Stakes
The Group 2 Victory Stakes, once called the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes, is held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane during the winter racing carnival.
The 2012 Victory 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 $200,000 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 Victory 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 Victory 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 since 2010. The race was not run in 2012 due to the state of the track due to heavy rains.
|Year||Victory Stakes Winners|
|2019||I Am Excited|
|2014||Temple Of Boom|
|2006||All Bar One|
|2003||Tit For Taat|
|2001||Make Mine Magic|
|1995||Pride Of Rancho|