The 2017 Roman Consul Stakes is a Group 2 event held each year at the beginning of October during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is hosted at Royal Randwick Racecourse where there is [cf “prize_money”] in prize money on offer.
The Roman Consul Stakes is named after the famous past racehorse and entrants sprint over a 1200m trip in his honour. It is held during Epsom Handicap Day, a race card which is always full to the brim with quality events and of course quality horses. Other group events held on the day include the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m), Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m), Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m).
The Roman Consul Stakes is a three-year-old’s event contested under set weight conditions. While there is no specific lead up event to this race some come off the straight track at Flemington in an event like the Group 2 Danehill Stakes.
From here Group 1 glory awaits the best performing runners with the Coolmore Stud Stakes a big drawcard on Derby Day back in Melbourne.
It’s outstanding that the winners list of this race adequately honours the legacy of the horse it is was named after.
Show Country and Bureaucracy lead the old brigade of winners back in 1989 and 1990 respectively.
Two decades ago it was horses like Anthems in 1996 and Encounter in 1997.
The winning time of Stylish Lass in 2001 sits miles ahead of the rest and the name of Exceed And Excel stands out glowingly in 2003.
Modern day sprinters like Montana Flyer in 2008, Shellscrape in 2009 and Buffering in 2010 have continued the legacy of the Roman Consul Stakes.
2017 Roman Consul Stakes Field
The Roman Consul Stakes field tends to attract some outstanding three year olds. This is a good day at Randwick for three year olds, and the Roman Consul Stakes field certainly illustrates this.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||132590×266||CHAUFFEUR||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Sam Clipperton||4||56.5kg||83|
|2||223100×2||SINGLE BULLET||Gary Portelli||Tye Angland||8||56.5kg||80|
|3||11×1||VIRIDINE||James Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||2||56.5kg||81|
|4||2011x36x1||SNITZKRAFT||Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler||Tim Clark||3||56.5kg||75|
|5||1×31||BEAU GESTE||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||5||56.5kg||73|
|6||411×66||THE MIGHTY FED||David Payne||Blake Shinn||1||56.5kg||71|
|7||219×1273||ALBUMIN||Gerald Ryan||Jason Collett||6||56.5kg||71|
|8||6xLx21||SHUDABEEN||Tim Martin||Adam Hyeronimus||7||54.5kg||64|
2017 Roman Consul Stakes Nominations
The Roman Consul Stakes nominations generally draw a large number of three year olds, not only from Sydney stables but also from out of town.
The 2017 Roman Consul nominations will be published here as soon as they are publicly available.
Roman Consul Stakes Results
Roman Consul Stakes winners and placegetters since 2000 with winning times are displayed below.
|2017||1 Viridine||2 Single Bullet||3 Beau Geste||1:10.2|
|2016||1 Russian Revolution||2 Astern||3 Capitalist||1:09.0|
|2015||1 Exopshere||2 Zoutenant||3 Japonisme||1:08.5|
|2014||1 Brazen Beau||2 Nostradamus||3 Delectation||1:09.0|
|2013||1 Zoustar||2 Barbed||3 Open Book||1:09.5|
|2012||1 Jolie Bay||2 Knight Exemplar||3 Your Song||1:09.6|
|2011||1 Foxwedge||2 Masthead||3 Do You Think||1:11.1|
|2010||1 Buffering||2 Obsequious||3 Parriwi||1:09.0|
|2009||1 Shellscrape||2 Honest Truth||3 Shadow Assassin||1:09.9|
|2008||1 Montana Flyer||2 Drumbeats||3 Silent But Deadly||1:11.6|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||1 Reigning to Win||2 Gold Edition||3 Mute||1:10.7|
|2005||1 Denmarket||2 Stratum||3 De Beers||1:10.5|
|2004||1 Fastnet Rock||2 Charge Forward||3 Star Cat||1:09.3|
|2003||1 Exceed and Excel||2 Hasna||3 Ambulance||1:09.1|
|2002||1 Snowland||2 Force Apollo||3 Bollinger||1:10.6|
|2001||1 Stylish Lass||2 Fair Embrace||3 Mistegic||1:04.9|
|2000||1 Kootoomootoo||2 Veteran||3 Zariz||1:12.2|