Adrian Knox Stakes

The 2017 Adrian Knox Stakes is a Group 3 contest raced at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney during the Sydney autumn racing carnival. Scheduled in April, the [cf prize_money] race is positioned in a prime spot on the program of Day 1 of The Championships.

The race itself is for three year old fillies and run over a trip of 2000m, a prime lead in to the ATC Australian Oaks. With that in mind the winner of this race receives a ballot exemption for the Group 1 feature event.

The Adrian Knox Stakes falls in a special period of the carnival run on the same card as the Doncaster Mile, TJ Smith Stakes, ATC Sires Produce Stakes and of course the ATC Australian Derby.

The Oaks is the obvious target for horses running well here as it’s over an extra 400m trip on the same track just seven days later.

Some runners have had success on the quick back up in recent years with Rena’s Lady winning the double in 2007 following in the path of Wild iris in 2004 and Republic Lass in 2002.

If the Group 1 is too much of an ask the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate could also be a target on the final day of the carnival.

Previous winners of the Adrian Knox Stakes include Don’t Tell Clang in 2005, Raise in 2008 and Crafty Irna in 2011.

2018 Adrian Knox Stakes Field

The Adrian Knox Stakes field usually features a strong selection of young fillies from leading stables. Although only a Group 3 race, the Adrian Knox Stakes field attracts quite a few top horses, and is always a thrilling contest.

The 2018 Adrian Knox Stakes field is provided here.

2018 Adrian Knox Stakes Nominations

The Adrian Knox Stakes nominations are usually announced on the Monday prior to the race, and only a couple of days before final acceptances are due on Wednesday. Because of the quality nature of the race, and it’s position in the calendar, a high number of young fillies enter the Adrian Knox Stakes nominations in order to get a good staying lead-up race under their belt.

The 2018 Adrian Knox Stakes nominations will be published below.

Adrian Knox Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Adrian Knox Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Diamond Made 2 Alaskan Rose 3 Zasorceress 2:08.01
2015 1 Candelara 2 Rustic Melody 3 Maastricht  2:09.04
2014 1 Arabian Gold 2 Missvonn 3 Lady Cumquat  2:11.98
2013 1 Royal Descent 2 Express Power 3 Unimpeachable  2:04.0
2012 1 Full of Spirit 2 Plumm 3 Secret Liaison  2:03.1
2011 1 Crafty Irna 2 Raspberries 3 Becerra  2:04.6
2010 1 Speedy Natalie 2 Status Quo 3 Spinnawitch  
2009 1 Miss Darcey 2 Above Perfection 3 Nothin’ Leica Cat  2:04.0
2008 1 Raise 2 Dandee Topwin 3 Hey Pretty Katie  2:08.8
2007 1 Rena’s Lady 2 Perfect Drop 3 Upper Echelon  2:09.9
2006 1 Operetta Lass 2 Anapine 3 Alberghetti  2:03.9
2005 1 Don’t Tell Clang 2 Ponte Piccolo 3 Clevedon  2:07.6
2004 1 Wild Iris 2 Revolutions 3 Saporito  2:07.5
2003 1 Crianca 2 Ain’t Seen Nothin’ 3 Flidais  2:03.7
2002 1 Republic Lass 2 Factional 3 Moonflute  2:03.6
2001 1 Lady Mulan 2 Calm Smytzer 3 Life is Beautiful  2:05.8
2000 1 Dottoressa 2 Avilde 3 Kirkstall Lane  2:05.4