Winners and Past Results for the Lord Reims Stakes.
The autumn racing carnival in Adelaide is as vibrant as Melbourne and Sydney with several events hosted by the South Australian Jockey Club, which includes the Lord Reims Stakes.
The Group 3 race is held at Morphettville Racecourse where horses compete over a distance of 2600 metres under set weight & penalties. The race is a lead up to the gruelling 3200 M Group 2 Adelaide Cup.
The first three to cross the winning post in the Lord Reims Stakes are granted direct entry to the event. $120,000 is at stake in this staying event that attracts some of the finest local gallopers with the ability to last the distance and an eye on the Adelaide Cup held on Labour Day.
The last horse to win both events was Apache King in 2001.
The race is held in honour of Lord Reims, one of the toughest stayers in Australian thoroughbred racing history who also won the event on two occasions in 1988 and 1989. The Lord Reims Stakes was previously known as the SAJC West End Draught Stakes and the Carlton Draught Stakes and was run under its current name for the first time in 2010.
The first event was a principal race run in 1889 and it achieved Group 3 status in 1980. One of the major lead up races is the Listed 2400 M Mornington Cup in Victoria from where a large field of horses may fancy their chances in the Lord Reims Stakes. Guyno won both these events in 2011 and was earlier runner up in the Group 2 Perth Cup at Ascot.
Adelaide Cup aspirants who managed to win after an outing in the Lord Reims Stakes include Lacey Underall who finished fourth in 2008 and Capecover who was third in the Lord Reims Stakes before winning the Adelaide Cup in his next outing. The Listed Port Adelaide Cup held at the same track in February may also prove to be a good form guide. Runner up in 2011, Maunatrice came into the race after winning the Port Adelaide Cup over 2019 metres. Third placed Lady Avacan ran fourth in the same race. Bill Smart trained Miss Pavlova who ran fifth in the Port Adelaide Cup before claiming victory in the 2010 Lord Reims Stakes.
|Year||Lord Reims Stakes Winners|
|2017||Master Of Arts|
|2013||My Ex Mate|
|2010||Moment In Time|
|1998||Heed The Toll|
|1961||Far Away Places|