The Stan Fox Stakes is one of the highly rated Group 2 race in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The event is exclusive to three year old horses only and takes center stage at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse in New South Wales every year in September. Last year, the Stan Fox Stakes show cased some of the most talented Middle distance sprinters in Australia and gifted horse EuroZone carried the day with a strong performance to win the race.
Criterion managed a second place finish despite an equally strong performance with Aussies Love Sport coming closely in third. The Stan Fox Stakes is run under set weights over a distance of 1500M and the prize money available here is now up to $ 250,000. The race is part of a number of great races that feature on Randwick’s three days in the Spring Carnival. The event is sandwiched between the Group 1 George Main Stakes and The Epsom Stakes. In its cherished history, the Stan Fox Stakes has consistently produced a number of high quality horses over the years.
Some of the notable winners in the event include Octagonal back in 1995, Denman in 2009 and Lonhro in 2001. The event is by far the ideal race for three year olds looking to build up on their performances on the $1 million Golden Rose or The Group 3 Spring Stakes. Horses that do exceptionally well in the Stan Fox Stakes can also take part on the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes that comes later in the Spring Carnival.
In recent years though, no horse has ever won the Stan Fox Stakes and the Golden Rose double. EuroZone last year was the closest to the double after running sixth in the Golden Rose on course towards victory in the Stan Fox Stakes. All the same, the race is always full of surprises and most importantly quality and exciting horse racing.
Stan Fox Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Shooting To Win||Scissor Kick||Valentia||1:29.1|
|2013||Eurozone||Criterion||Aussies Love Sport||1:30.1|
|2011||Manawanui||Roma Giaconda||Cocky Raider||1:21.4|
|2010||Decision Time||Top Drop||Halekulani||1:23.1|
|2009||Denman||Run For Naara||More Than Great||1:23.8|
|2008||Dreamscape||Whitefriars||Judge Me Not||1:22.4|
|2007||Race not run|
|2004||Wager||Spirit of Tara||Swick||1:22.5|
|2002||Rare Insight||Magic Marvo||Choisir||1:24.0|
|2001||Lonhro||Magic Albert||Stylish Lass||1:24.0|
|2000||Dynamic Love||Sale Of Century||Ateates||1:21.7|
|1998||Kenwood Melody||Laurie’s Lottery||Mr. Innocent||1:22.9|
|1997||General Nediym||Pleasure Giver||Trader Vic||1:23.5|
|1996||West Point||Intergaze||Monet’s Cove||1:22.7|
|1994||Marwina||Mamzelle Pedrille||Dapper Spirit||1:22.5|
|1993||Campaign Warrior||Dancing Dynamite||Pimpala Son||1:26.0|
|1992||Ghost Story||Flitter||Atlantic Brave||1:22.3|
|1990||Sir Patrick||Integra||With Me||1:24.1|
|1989||Show County||Pacific Union||Shaftesbury Avenue||1:22.1|
|1988||From The Planet||Mint Machine||Temple Front||1:22.3|