The Expressway Stakes is a Group 2 Weight-for-age race held in late january or early February at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and is worth $200,000 in prize money. The 2020 Expressway Stakes was won by Standout from Alizee with White Moss third.
|Date:||Saturday 1st February 2020|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
The Expressway Stakes is the first weight-for-age group race of the new year in Sydney and suits fit, in-form sprinters or returning stars of the turf. The race has been won by some of our finest gallopers over the years including the likes of Rain Affair (2012), Lonhro (2003), Saintly (1996), Joanne (1992) and At Sea (1988).
The 1200 distance of the Expressway Stakes lends itself to sprinters who may have raced well over the Xmas period in Sydney and might want to tackle a harder event to see if they are up to the task, while better class gallopers might use this race as a springboard to the upcoming feature races during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
A race like the Group 2 Apollo Stakes is a good option for horses contesting this event as it's raced under the same weight-for-age conditions but steps up in distance to 1400 metres. Big Money (3rd in 2016) managed to win the Apollo Stakes at his next start after running third in the Expressway Stakes beforehand.
Standout (2020) resumed from a spring spell to score an impressive victory in this event for the Gerald Ryan stable.
Recent Expressway Stakes winners include Alizee (2019) and Trapeze Artist (2018).
1. $7.50 Standout 55.5 Tommy Berry
2. $1.90 Alizee 56.5 Hugh Bowman
3. $14.00 White Moss 56.5 Ms Kathy O'Hara
4. $4.20 Kolding 58.5 Glen Boss
5. $21.00 Glenall 58.5 Kerrin McEvoy
6. $17.00 Vegadaze 58.5 Tim Clark
7. $13.00 Irithea 56.5 Joshua Parr
Margins: 1.5 len, 0.5 len
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|2018||Trapeze Artist||Showtime||Addictive Nature||1:10.4|
|2017||Music Magnate||Kuro||Ball Of Muscle||1:09.4|
|2016||Our Boy Malachi||Solicit||Big Money||1:11.6|
|2013||Happy Galaxy||Skytrain||Centennial Park||1:22.8|
|2012||Rain Affair||Centennial Park||Shoot Out||1:10.7|
|2011||Centennial Park||Love Conquers All||Hot Danish||1:10.2|
|2009||Burdekin Blues||Gold Trail||Hurried Choice||1:09.7|
|2008||Paratroopers||He's Canny||Sniper's Bullet||1:09.6|
|2007||Mentality||Fashions Afield||More Than Lucky||1:10.0|
|2006||Court's In Session||Shania Dane||Primus||1:09.1|
|2005||Court's In Session||Our Egyptian Raine||Grand Armee||1:09.5|
|2003||Lonhro||Belle Du Jour||Carael Boy||1:10.7|
|2001||Tie The Knot||Referral||Landsighting||1:10.0|
|1999||Kidman's Cove||General Nediym||Tie The Knot||1:10.1|
|1998||Hockney||Masked Party||Irish Air||1:15.9|
|1995||Moss Rocket||Big Dreams||Pharaoh||1:10.9|
|1994||Soho Square||Big Dreams||All Our Mob||1:10.2|
|1992||Joanne||All Archie||Burrendah Boy||1:14.1|
|1991||Potrero||Livistona Lane||Magic Gleam||1:11.2|
|1990||Race Not Run||-||-|
|1989||Groucho||At Sea||Campaign King||1:09.3|
|1988||At Sea||Prince Anton||Omnicorp||1:09.1|