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RA Lee Stakes

The RA Lee Stakes is a Group 3 open race that takes place annually late April or early May at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and worth $250,000 in prize money. The 2019 RA Lee Stakes was won by Fastnet Tempest from Waging War with Brown Ben third.

Held on Goodwood Day, which is the premier race day of the Adelaide autumn racing carnival, the RA Lee Stakes is held alongside the Group 1 Goodwood, Group 3 SA Oaks & Group 3 National Stakes.

RA Lee Stakes info

Date: Saturday 16th May 2020
Track: Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: Open - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $250,000
2019 Winner: Fastnet Tempest

The RA Lee Stakes is an open race over 1600m and the set weights & penalty conditions suits the better performed gallopers in the race. It is a race predominantly tackled by local horses and generally assembles an average type field where more often than not the winner will go on to be simply a handy galloper, rather than anything special.

The long Morhpettville straight suits strong milers and the RA Lee Stakes will quite often attract any in-form Melbourne gallopers willing to make the trip over to Adelaide to take on the locals in this event.

After winning this race Linton (2013) travelled to Brisbane to win the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap over 1400m at Eagle Farm during the Brisbane winter racing carnival in Queensland.

Fastnet Tempest (2019) took out a Handicap race over 1410m at Flemington in Melbourne before travelling to Adealide to win this event in quality style for the David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig stable.

Recent RA Lee Stakes winners include Land Of Plenty (2018) and Burning Front (2017).

2019 RA Lee Stakes result

1. $7.00 Fastnet Tempest 55.5 Andrew Mallyon
2. $5.00 Waging War 55.0 Raquel Clark
3. $31.00 Brown Ben 55.5 Cory Parish

then followed
4. $31.00 Curragh 55.0 Jason Maskiell
5. $5.00 Call Me Handsome 55.5 Craig Williams
6. $15.00 Vinland 55.0 Luke Currie
7. $14.00 Bring Me Roses 55.5 Damien Oliver
8. $20.00 All Too Huiying 55.5 Paul Gatt
9. $4.60 East Indiaman 53.5 Barend Vorster
10. $15.00 Hussybay 55.5 Jamie Kah
11. $19.00 Balf's Choice 56.0 Dwayne Dunn
12. $201.00 Jackthegiantslayer 55.0 Anthony Darmanin
13. $91.00 Mica Lil 53.0 Dom Tourneur
14. $13.00 Magic Consol 57.5 Dean Holland
15. $101.00 Roselli Sting 55.0 Todd Pannell

Margins: 1.6 len, 2 len
Time: 1:37.22

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RA Lee Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Fastnet Tempest Waging War Brown Ben 1:37.2
2018 Land Of Plenty Over Exposure Lite'n In My Veins 1:38.1
2017 Burning Front Hooked Rhythm To Spare 1:36.0
2016 Tonopah Prince Of Penzance Rocket Commander 1:39.9
2015 The Bowler Excites Zelady Metaphorical 1:35.9
2014 Rhythm To Spare Starkiato Gig 1:39:0
2013 Linton Lucky Penny General Peekay 1:37.3
2012 Linton Hawks Bay Verco Road 1:38.4
2011 Budriguez Majestic Music Red Colossus 1:36.4
2010 Majestic Music Life To The Full Tagus 1:35.2
2009 Serious Speed Chasm Pinnacles 1:37.8
2008 Autumn Jeuney Goin To Jackson Peacemaker 1:38.2
2007 Brockmans Lass Red For Lou Lord Of The Dance 1:36.8
2006 Lifes A Bounty Smart And Mighty Tawqeet 1:38.9
2005 Sassbee Barabba Road Merlot Now 1:35.3
2004 Fly For Me Sylvaner Grundys Crossing 1:37.6
2003 Sylvaner None For The Road Circumnavigating 1:38.1
2002 Sylvaner Oliver Beer Market Price 1:39.1
2001 Typhoon Barney Gold Crystal Roralism 1:38.3
2000 More Action Burning Clay Our Guided Missile 1:41.8
1999 More Action Will Fly Celestial Body/Lithi 1:38.3
1998 Bens Rocket Kipling Shearer Claude 1:38.2
1997 Bacys Brother Penghulu Akebono 1:39.0
1996 Jadeva Belle Yelgun Dawn Akebono 1:35.5
1995 Ruling Knight Sockerano Hillview Lady 1:40.5
1994 Master Tambo Oh Brother From The Park 1:37.3
1993 Leggings Picnicker Black Ransom 1:36.4
1992 Pay The Kings Our Dawn Star Windward Bay 1:41.3
1991 Pacific Braashee Run Straight Run 1:36.9
1990 Neja Nouvelle Silver Dupion 1:36.8
1989 Blast The Glass Magic Konstev Triple Tristram 1:39.1
1988 Blast The Glass Water Boatman Classic Coup 1:40.8