The Roman Consul Stakes is an enthralling sprint race exclusive for three year olds only. The event is held in September every year at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney New South Wales. The race is run under set weights over a sprint distance of 1200M and in its proud history, the Roman Consul Stakes has produced remarkable horse racing and is one of the most anticipated group 2 races in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
The event is today worth a remarkable $175,000 and in the 2013 edition of the race outstanding three year old Zoustar showcased impeccable talent to win the event. Barbed and Open Book both had to settle for second and third respectively. The Roman Consul Stakes features on the same day as a number of great races including Group 1 events The Epsom Handicap, The Metropolitan, The Flight Stakes and The Spring Champion Stakes. Over the last two or three decades, the Roman Consul Stakes has managed to attract quality horses from across the country.
The event is normally won by classy and talented three year olds and this only underpins the quality of racing showcased in the event. The Roman Consul Stakes has produced some exciting racing talent in Australia including outstanding champions such as Encounter back in 1997, Exceed and Excel back in 2003 and Maizcay in 1995.
The 2013 champion Zoustar emerged from a strong performance in the event to win the richest race in the Spring Carnival – The Group 1 Golden Rose. In 2014, the Roman Consul Stakes is expected to once again provide a remarkable stage for future champions of the Turf and will be an ideal pick for horse racing lovers looking for a great show of competition between able and classy three year olds from across the country.
Roman Consul Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2012||Jolie Bay||Knight Exemplar||Your Song||1:09.6|
|2011||Foxwedge||Masthead||Do You Think||1:11.1|
|2009||Shellscrape||Honest Truth||Shadow Assassin||1:09.9|
|2008||Montana Flyer||Drumbeats||Silent But Deadly||1:11.6|
|2007||Race not held|
|2006||Reigning to Win||Gold Edition||Mute||1:10.7|
|2004||Fastnet Rock||Charge Forward||Star Cat||1:09.3|
|2003||Exceed and Excel||Hasna||Ambulance||1:09.1|
|2001||Stylish Lass||Fair Embrace||Mistegic||1:04.9|
|1994||Marwina||Lord Jim||Status Symbol||1:10.4|
|1993||Jetball||Stormy Regent||Just Awesome||1:09.6|
|1991||Prince Of Praise||Top Comedian||Shadea||1:12.2|
|1990||Bureaucracy||With Me||New Aquaintance||1:09.9|
|1988||Wonder Dancer||Full And By||West Dancer||1:10.6|