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.

2017 Ajax Stakes Field

The 2017 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 Ajax Stakes field will feature some top runners working their way up to later future Group 1 events.

The 2017 Ajax Stakes field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1653x4313x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea William Buick 1 59kg 108
2 3x00352x02 AROD (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 11 58.5kg 107
3 11x1110x87 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3 58.5kg 107
4 x561019x77 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 12 58.5kg 107
5 249×232924 DIBAYANI (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 2 58kg 106
6 x1290x1211 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Glyn Schofield 7 56kg 102
7 1x1782x163 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli Sam Clipperton 10 55kg 100
8 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Tim Clark 6 53.5kg 97
9 9x6781040x SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees Andrew Adkins (a) 5 53kg 91
10 110x7111x6 NEW TIPPERARY Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 8 53kg 88
11 14x120143x FLOODLIGHT (USA) John O’Shea Jay Ford 9 53kg 84
12 1182×53 NO DOUBT Anthony & Edward Cummings Daniel Moor 4 53kg 68

2017 Ajax Stakes Nominations

The 2017 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 2017 Ajax Stakes nominations will be published here.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3x00352x02 AROD (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 107
2 7x0x96341x BRING LUCK G 5 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 75
3 x1290x1211 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster 103
4 249×232924 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
5 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT G 3 Kristen Buchanan 82
6 14x120143x FLOODLIGHT (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 84
7 11x1110x87 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
8 124×619155 I TOLD GEORGIE M 4 Danny Williams 70
9 1653x4313x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 6 John O’Shea 108
10 x561019x77 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
11 110x7111x6 NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride 88
12 1182×53 NO DOUBT H 4 Anthony Cummings 68
13 276×771566 SHUTTER BUG M 5 Danny Williams 67
14 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 97
15 9x6781040x SLOW PACE (USA) G 9 Kris Lees 91
16 13x68x2305 SOLD FOR SONG M 4 Kevin Kemp 90
17 1x1782x163 TESTASHADOW G 5 Gary Portelli 101
18 3x522845x7 TORGERSEN (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 88