Ajax Stakes Race Information

The Ajax Stakes is a 1500 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club in March. It is held at Rosehill as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1500 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 13 March 2021

Ajax Stakes Race History

The winner of the Ajax Stakes is exempt from the ballot and penalty for the Doncaster Mile at Randwick.

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Ajax Stakes Facts

Last mare to win; Sea Pictures (1986)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Niagara (2012); Filly – Lowan Star (1980)

Multiple winners: It’s Somewhat (2016 & 2017); Confiscate (1998 & 1999); Catalan Opening  (1996 & 1997)

Fastest time (1500m): Soho Square (1993) 1:27:3

Ajax Stakes & Doncaster Mile: It’s Somewhat (2017); Grand Armee (2003); Vite Cheval (1984); Tontonan (1974)

Interesting trivia: 1974 winner Tontonan carries 57.5 kg to win as a three-year-old.

Past winners of the Ajax Stakes

Winners of past Ajax Stakes include horses that go on to Group 1 wins.

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Imaging Yulong Prince Cascadian
2019 Fifty Stars Mask of Time Dyslexic
2018 Comin’ Through Tom Melbourne Radipole
2017 It’s Somewhat New Tipperary Testashadow