The All Aged Stakes is a 1400 metre weight-for-age race run by the Australian Jockey Club. It is held in April at Randwick on the final Saturday of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
- Race Type: Group 1, Open WFA
- Distance: 1,400 metres
- Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
The All Aged Stakes was first held as a principal race over 8 furlongs (about 1600 metres) in 1866 when it was won by Falcon. The distance remained the same through the years and with metric conversion became 1600 metres. In 1980 it became a Group 1 race then in 2004 the distance was reduced to 1400 metres.
Prior to 2004 the Doncaster Handicap was the lead-up race for many horses, but since the distance has been shortened the ideal lead-up race is the TJ Smith Stakes. Since the distance change Shamekha (2005) and Bentley Biscuit (2007) have won the TJ Smith – All Aged Stakes double. The George Ryder Stakes can also be used as a lead-up although the only two horses to win both races in the same year were Emancipation (1984) and Campaign King (1987).
Many All Aged Stakes winners can be regarded as sprinter milers and over 20 past winners have also won a Doncaster Handicap, although not always in the same year. Racing To Win won the All Aged in 2008 and the Doncaster in 2006 while Sunline won the All Aged twice in 2002 and 2000 and the Doncaster twice in 2002 and 1999.
All Aged Stakes Final Field & Odds 2018
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All Aged Stakes Preview & Tips 2018
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There are 13 runners for the $600,000 2018 Schweppes All Aged Stakes. The short-priced favourite is Trapeze Artist who was an impressive 2 length winner of the TJ Smith Stakes last star after 3rd in the Randwick Guineas. Brave Smash ran 7th in the TJ Smith and Le Romain ran 4th . Le Roamin finished 2nd in this race last year and has a good record at this track.
Hartnell is dropping back in distance but has a good record at this distance. Tom Melbourne finished 5th in the Doncaster after 2nd in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes. Showtime jumped awkwardly but still finished 2nd in the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint. Endless Drama ran 4 lengths 9th in the Doncaster, Muraaqeb won the G3 Carbine Club Stakes and Clearly Innocent finished 6th in the George Ryder after being slowly away. The other runners are at odds of 26 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|10 Trapeze Artist|
Past winners of the All Aged Stakes:
Some good horses have won the All Aged Stakes twice and the remarkable Ajax won it three times in 1938, 1939 and 1940. Many great horses have won this race over the years including Carbine, Tulloch, Bernborough, Wakeful, Winooka, Wenona Girl, Unpainted, Tontonan, Rough Habit, Belmura Lad and Shaftesbury Avenue. When Atlantic Jewel won in 2012 she was the first three-year-old filly to win since Valicare in 1926.
|2018||Trapeze Artist||Le Romain||Showtime|
|2017||Tivaci||Le Romain||Jungle Edge|
|2016||English||Black Heart Bart||Kermadec (NZ)|
|2014||Hana’s Goal (JPN)||Weary (FR)||Tiger Tees (NZ)|
|2013||All Too Hard||Rain Affair||Fiorente|
|2012||Atlantic Jewel||Rain Affair||Ofcourseican|
|2011||Hay List||Hinchinbrook||Heart Of Dreams|
|2009||Danleigh||Light Fantastic||Royal Discretion|
|2008||Racing To Win||Mutajill||Casino Prince|
|2007||Bentley Biscuit||Black Ink||Malcolm|
|2005||Shamekha||Only Words||Our Egyptian Raine (NZ)|
|2004||Private Steer||Our Egyptain Raine||Defier|
|2003||Arlington Road||Dash For Cash||Lord Essex|
|2002||Sunline (NZ)||Cent Home (NZ)||Dress Circle (NZ)|
|2001||El Mirada||Final Fantasy||Sunline (NZ)|
|2000||Sunline (NZ)||Georgie Boy (NZ)||Over|