The Ranvet Stakes is a 2000 metre weight-for-age race run by the Sydney Turf Club. The race is held in March at Rosehill Gardens as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
- Race Type: Group 1, Open WFA
- Distance: 2,000 metres
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 18 March 2017
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The Ranvet Stakes has changed its name and distance over the years, but can be traced back to 1903 when it was won by Great Scot. Back then it was called the Rawson Stakes and was raced over 9 furlongs (about 1800 metres) until 1962.
Many horses use the Chipping Norton Stakes as a lead-up to the Ranvet. The Ranvet winner is exempt from ballot in the BMW Stakes and many runners continue their autumn campaign in the BMW over 2400 metres and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000 metres. Australian turf legends such as Bernborough, Peter Pan, Tulloch and Gunsynd have won this race in the past.
Ranvet Stakes Final Field & Odds 2017
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Ranvet Stakes Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Heavy Weather: Overcast
There are only eight runners for the $700,000 Ranvet Stakes. The short-priced favourite is the talented Hartnell who could only manage 8th in the Chipping Norton, but can be forgiven one bad run. Second favourite is The United States who won this race last year. On the third line of betting are Antonio Giuseppe who loves this track and relishes soft going, and Stratum Star who won 4 races in a row before 4th in the Australian Cup last week.
Our Ivanhowe resumes here and generally goes well first-up. He’s Our Rokkii has improved with each run this preparation and the step up in distance should help. Sofia Rosa was 3rd in the Group 1 Haunui Classic in New Zealand last outing and is a tough competitor. Preferment finished last in the Chipping Norton, but has won a trial since then and is better suited over this distance.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 Hartnell||5 The United States||1 Hartnell|
|5 The United States||1 Hartnell||5 The United States|
|3 Stratum Star||7 Antonio Giuseppe||3 Stratum Star|
|7 Antonio Giuseppe||3 Stratum Star||7 Antonio Giuseppe|
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Past winners of the Ranvet Stakes:
It takes a quality weight-for-age horse to win the Ranvet Stakes but around a dozen horse have managed to win it a second time with the latest being Theseo who won in 2009 and 2010. Lough Neagh is the only three-time winner (1933, 1936 and 1937). Tie The Knot won in 2000 and 2001 and was first past the post in 1999 but lost on protest to Darazari.
|2017||Our Ivanhowe||Hartnell||The United States|
|2016||The United States||Hauraki||Criterion|
|2015||Contributer||Tosen Stardom||Lucia Valentina|
|2014||Silent Achiever||Carlton House||It’s A Dundeel|
|2010||Theseo||Rangirangdoo (NZ)||Speed Gifted (GB)|
|2008||Tuesday Joy (NZ)||Princess Coup||Desert War|
|2006||Eremein||Our Smoking Joe||Desert War|
|2005||Grand Armee||Vouvray (NZ)||Hugs Dancer (FR)|
|2004||Sound Action||Ambulance||Makybe Diva (GB)|
|2002||Universal Prince||Dress Circle (NZ)||Freemason|
|2001||Tie The Knot||Hill Of Grace (NZ)||Giovana (NZ)|
|2000||Tie The Knot||Arena||Showella (NZ)|
From 1963 it was held over 7 furlongs and 110 yards (about 1500 metres) and the distance was increased to 1750 metres from 1973 to 1978 after which it became the current 2000 metres. From 1988 to 1991 it was called the Segenhoe Stakes and was first called the Ranvet Stakes in 1992. In 2008 it was held over 1900 metres at Canterbury racecourse.