The Concorde Stakes is one of the quality handicap races in the Sydney Spring. The Group 3 race is exclusive for three year olds and above only and is held in early September or late August at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in New South Wales. The Concorde Stakes is a perfect sprint event run over 1000M and has always showcased some of the best sprint talents over the last decade or so. The 2013 edition of the Concorde Stakes was won by Decision Time after a compelling run to beat Sessions to second.
Delago Bolt came through in third in what was one of the best sprint races in the history of the Concorde Stakes. The event today is worth $125,000 in prize money and is held along with the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes, The Furious Stakes and the Group 3 Tramway Quality Handicap on the same day. The Concorde Stakes has enjoyed great success in its history and the event has always assembled classy and quality sprinters from across the country.
A number of notable three year olds have managed to win the event. Some of the talented champions to emerge from the Concorde Stakes include Typhoon Zed in 2008, Reward For Effort in 2010 and The Private Steer back in 2003. Three year-olds that perform well in the Concorde Stakes can consider running in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes or the Group 3 Cameron Handicap. Both of these races come later in the carnival.
The Group 2 race The Shorts is also a perfect progression for the Concorde Stakes and even though no horses in recent years have managed a Concorde Stakes and The Shorts double, Last year Sessions did exemplary well to cap a second placed finish in the Concorde Stakes with a remarkable victory in The Shorts. Other major winners in the Concorde Stakes include Phoenix Park in 2001, Race Not Run back in 2007, and The Red Oog in 2005.
Concorde Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Wouldnt It Be Nice||Nuclear Class||Rain Affair||0:59.4|
|2013||Decision Time||Sessions||Delago Bolt||0:56.0|
|2012||Tiger Tees||Mrs Onassis||Satin Shoes||1:04.1|
|2011||Decision Time||Winter King||Monton||1.02.8|
|2010||Reward For Effort||Winter King||Trusting||1:03.3|
|2008||Typhoon Zed||Raheeb||Hurried Choice||1:03.4|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||Mustard||Regal Cheer||Fox Lake||1:03.5|
|2005||Red Oog||Dance The Waves||Spark Of Life||1:04.0|
|2004||Taikun||Fouardee||Star Of Florida||1:02.8|
|2002||Fouardee||Into The Night||Century Kid||1:02.8|
|2001||Phoenix Park||Lord Essex||Spinning Hill||1:03.2|
|2000||Condotti||Palladium Star||King Of Acapulco||1:04.1|
|1999||Guineas||Life Of Riley||Regulations||1:03.9|
|1998||Confiscate (Nz)||Notoire||Blazing Steel||1:05.1|
|1996||Race not run|
|1995||Victoria Park||Moment’S Pleasure||Avulsion||1:03.0|
|1993||Deposition||All Our Mob||Classic Magic||1:04.0|
|1992||Final Card||Kinjite||Classic Magic||1:03.2|
|1990||West Dancer||Sobers||Pagan Jest||0:57.8|
|1989||Alpine Flyer||Lightning Bend||From The Planet||0:59.4|