The Tramway Stakes is a Group 2 race for 3yo & upwards horses held each September at Randwick racecourse in Sydney during the spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set plus penalty conditions and worth $200,000 in prize money. The 2019 Tramway Stakes was won by Dreamforce from Te Akau Shark with Eckstein third.
Upgraded from Group 3 to Group 2 status for the 2013/2014 racing season, the winner of this race is exempt from ballot on the Epsom Handicap. The race itself is held on the same day as the Gr2 Chelmsford Stakes and Group 2 Furious Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 5th September 2020|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||4yo & Up - Set Weights + Penalty|
The Tramway Stakes generally attracts moe than handy types rather than the upper echelon and a race such as the Gr3 Show County Quality is typically a good lead-up race.
In recent times Bank Robber (2008), Primus (2006) and Sportsman (2003) won the Show County Quality before winning this race and number of horses have placed in both races over the past few years.
Of late, the Tramway Stakes has proven to be a good guide to future big race winners at Randwick during the spring, with Sincero (2011) winning the Group 1 George Main Stakes and Secret Admirer (2nd in 2011) claiming the Group 1 Epsom Handicap.
Steps in Time (10th in 2012) and Thankgodyou’rehere (3rd in 2011) won the Gr3 Bill Ritchie Handicap after contesting this event.
Top galloper Rangirangdoo (2009) ran second in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick after winning this race and he then travelled to Melbourne to win the Gr2 Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley on WS Cox Plate day.
Dreamforce (2019) resumed with an outstanding all the way victory in this event for Randwick trainer John Thompson.
Recent Tramway Stakes winners include Comin' Through (2018) and Happy Clapper (2017).
1. $3.30 Dreamforce 56.5 Nash Rawiller
2. $3.80 Te Akau Shark 57.0 James McDonald
3. $6.00 Eckstein 54.0 Tommy Berry
4. $26.00 Star Of The Seas 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $10.00 Kolding 57.0 Hugh Bowman
6. $51.00 Mister Sea Wolf 56.0 Jay Ford
7. $12.00 Invincible Gem 55.5 Brenton Avdulla
8. $151.00 Mantastic 55.0 Glen Boss
9. $9.00 Penske 55.0 Tim Clark
10. $81.00 Life Less Ordinary 57.0 Jason Collett
11. $61.00 Kaonic 55.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
12. $26.00 Archedemus 56.0 Luke Currie
13. $101.00 Le Juge 56.0 Joshua Parr
Margins: 3 len, 0.1 len
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|2019||Dreamforce||Te Akau Shark||Eckstein||1:21.6|
|2018||Comin' Through||Tom Melbourne||Dixie Blossoms||1:22.1|
|2017||Happy Clapper||Tom Melbourne||Invincible Gem||1:21.9|
|2014||Lucia Valentina||Tiger Tees||Toydini||1:26.6|
|2012||Tagus||Kontiki Park||Moment Of Time||1:22.5|
|2009||Rangirangdoo||Strat's Flyer||Murray's Sun||1:21.9|
|2008||Bank Robber||Kick 'N Chase||Vecchia Roma||1:25.7|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2004||Nips||West Country||Desert War||1:22.9|
|2002||Gordo||Shot Of Thunder||Universal Prince||1:24.0|
|2001||Diamond Dane||Maitland Gold||Kootoomootoo||1:18.3|
|2000||Mr Innocent||Eau D'Scay||Freemason||1:20.6|
|1998||Corporate James||Northern Drake||Adam||1:28.2|
|1997||Galactic Valley||Might And Power||Golf Circuit||1:25.9|
|1994||Big Dreams||Skilful Star||Navy Seal||1:22.7|
|1993||Ghost Story||Flitter||Loving Cup||1:23.1|
|1992||Cobbora||Century Reign||Big Dreams||1:22.7|
|1991||Moville Peter||Majestic Boy||Livistona Lane||1:24.1|
|1990||Shaftesbury Avenue||Livistona Lane||Easy Prey||1:22.6|
|1989||Cole Diesel||My Red Dear||Glacier Peak||1:22.5|
|1988||Gold Trump||Prankster||True Dreams||1:22.7|