Field

The Ajax Stakes field is comprised of some top quality handicappers from stables around Sydney. There are also often horses from across the ditch or from interstate in the Ajax Stakes field. Because of its Group 2 status and 1500m distance, the Ajax Stakes field attracts some very decent horses who are broadly experienced across different race distances.

2016 Ajax Stakes Field

The 2016 Ajax Stakes field will be announced on the Wednesday prior to the race itself, two days after nominations are released. The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival schedule has had a few changes this year, so there is every expectation that the 2015 Ajax Stakes field will feature some top runners working their way up to later future Group 1 events.

The 2016 Ajax Stakes field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x9607x3310 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 11 59kg 107
2 533x652x44 GENERALIFE John O’Shea James McDonald 5 58.5kg 106
3 11x572217x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 13 58kg 105
4 7x123121x3 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 15 57.5kg 104
5 19x87x23x6 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 14 57.5kg 104
6 27x57523x2 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Jason Collett 2 57.5kg 104
7 x10042x5x8 KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 6 57kg 103
8 2x249000x9 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 1 57kg 103
9 x000820x03 PUCCINI (NZ) Darren Weir Brett Prebble 3 55.5kg 100
10 154x11947x SADLER’S LAKE Chris Waller Tim Clark 7 55.5kg 100
11 1180×05052 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 9 55kg 99
12 0x3320099x RUDY Helen Page Thomas Huet 4 55kg 99
13 250513310x CASINO DANCER Mike Van Gestel Ms Winona Costin (a) 10 53.5kg 100
14 35649×0243 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Christian Reith 8 53.5kg 96
15 7x60x7x139 ALPHA BEAT Anthony Cummings Daniel Moor 12 53kg 86

2016 Ajax Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Ajax Stakes nominations will be released two days prior to the final field being announced. Because of the race’s prestigious status as a Group 2 event, the Ajax Stakes nominations often feature a number of very talented horses who would be at home in the field of a Group 1 event.

The 2016 Ajax Stakes nominations will be published here.