2016 Concorde Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Concorde Stakes News

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CONCORDE STAKES

Sydney is host to many top group racing events during its annual Spring Racing Carnival held from August right through until the end of the year. Although not nearly as famous as the Spring Carnival in Victoria, there are still plenty of great betting opportunities during this time in Sydney. The first Gr.1 event to take place at the carnival is the $1 million Golden Rose, which officially kicks off the carnival. A healthy sized crowd and many eager punters gather at the picturesque Rosehill Gardens racecourse for this exciting race day. A few weeks later, the Gr. 3 Concorde Stakes takes place.

The 2016 Concorde Stakes will be held on September 3rd.

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The Concorde Stakes takes place on Chelmsford Stakes Day in early September and so the betting action on this event is always exciting. Other races held at the meeting include:

Run over the sprint distance of 1000m, the Concorde Stakes offers a purse of $125,000 and is a set weights with penalties race for horses three-years-old and up. The Concorde Stakes and all other events held at Rosehill, Randwick, Warwick Farm and Canterbury Park racecourses are conducted by the Australian Turf Club (ATC), the result of a merger between the Sydney Turf Club (STC) and the Australian Jockey Club (AJC).

For punters keen to check out the form of the entries for the Concorde Stakes, there are a few good races held earlier in the Sydney Spring Carnival that are a good indication for the Concorde; including the listed race, the Show County Quality Handicap (1200m) held the week before. Runners in the Concorde Stakes have a number of options after the race to continue their campaigns. Many will go on to run in the Gr.2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) held a fortnight later. Afterwards, depending on the quality and form the horse, they may be aimed at the Gr.1 Epsom Handicap held at Randwick in October; others travel to Caulfield in Melbourne for events such as the Gr.2 Caulfield Sprint.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Melbourne Cup

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

One of the newer Sydney races, the Concorde Stakes was first held in 1989 as a Listed race run over 1000m; Alphine Flyer won the inaugural race. In 1992 the race length was increased to 1100m, and it reached its Group 3 status a few years later in 1997. The race was not held in 1996 or 2007. Notable winners include fine sprinters Guineas (1999), Armidale (1997) and Joanne (1991). The race record at the current distance (1100m) is held by Just Awesome (1994) who won in a time of 1:02.7. Prior to that when the race was run over the shorter distance, Joanne ran the top time of 0:57.6 in 1991.

There are an excellent range of bet types offered on the Concorde Stakes by all of the major Australian bookmakers including Win, Place, Exacta and Trifecta bets. So get on board with the exciting Sydney Spring Carnival, which comes before the Melbourne Spring Carnival and the star-studded Melbourne Cup field, and place a bet on the Concorde Stakes; you might win some great money early on in the season and really enjoy the carnival in style!

Concorde Stakes – Race Details:

Date: Late August / Early September
Track Location: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Race Distance: 1000m
Race Status: Group 3
Race Conditions: 3YO & Up – Set Weights w Penalties
Stakes: $125 000
First Run: 1989