AJ Scahill Stakes

AJ Scahill Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the AJ Scahill Stakes.

The Perth summer racing carnival includes the AJ Scahill Stakes, a Group 3 weight for age race for horses three years old and over.

Held in December, the excitement builds up on a day when the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic is also held at the Ascot Racetrack.

The winner of the AJ Scahill Stakes makes its connections richer by $250,000.

Several horses that compete in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes or Winterbottom Stakes under the same weight conditions tackle this event. The RJ Peters Stakes is another Group 2 race that provides a form guide for horses that may enter the AJ Scahill Stakes.

The AJ Scahill Stakes is the concluding weight for age sprint at the Perth summer racing carnival. This provides race goers with the best opportunity to select horses based on form in the previous weight for age races during the season. Takeover Target was one of the gallopers to strike in the 2008 Winterbottom Stakes before moving on to win the AJ Scahill Stakes.

Lining up for the 2007 edition was Tarzi who ran second in the Lee Steere Stakes followed by a minor placing in the Railway Stakes. The bay gelding, winner of over $1.1 million in prize money then went on to win the Scahill Stakes.

The first AJ Scahill Stakes was a principal race held in 1978 run over 1200 M. Burgess Queen was the first to lift the trophy. The event became a Group 3 race in 1980 with 200 M added to the distance. Hakim Boy was the first to win the event as a Group 3 race The Colonel Reeves Stakes and the Railway Stakes are also lead up races where many horses make it to the starting gate in the AJ Scahill Stakes.

The quality middle distance sprint race is named after former Vice Chairman of Perth Racing and founding member of the W. A. Totalisator Agency Board. The Perth Summer Racing Carnival held between October and January the following year promises race goers action packed race days at Ascot.

The carnival attracts people from all around the nation to witness some of the finest gallopers blaze the Ascot track. Generous purses also attract a number of competitors from all over Australia. Apart from Tarzi, some of the most brilliant middle distance sprinters to lift the AJ Scahill Stakes include Marasco in 2006 and Takeover Target in 2009.

Year AJ Scahill Stakes Winners
2017 Silverstream
2016 Vega Magic
2015 Watermans Bay
2014 Watermans Bay
2013 Conservatorium
2012 Power Princess
2011 Grand Nirvana
2010 Waratah's Secret
2009 Proart
2008 Takeover Target
2007 Tarzi
2006 Marasco
2005 Arctic Park
2004 Avenida Madero
2003 Hot Shot Brother
2002 Kensyl Bay
2001 Tribula
2001 Lizzy Long Legs
2000 Terwilliger
1999 Double Blue
1998 Willoughby
1997 Bold Extreme
1996 Island Morn
1995 Calypso
1994 Brave Kite
1993 Yilgangie Gold
1992 Pago Escort
1991 Strip The Moon
1990 Medicine Kid
1989 Westall
1988 Miss Muffet
1987 King Phoenix
1986 Heron Bridge
1985 Eastern Temple
1984 Hanging In
1983 Haulpak's Image
1982 Latin Saint
1981 Blazing Bags
1980 Hakim Boy
1979 Junction Girl
1978 Burgess Queen
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