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.