All Aged Stakes Race Information

The All Aged Stakes is a 1400 metre weight-for-age race run by the Australian Turf Club. It is held in April at Randwick on the final Saturday of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 1
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Open WFA
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $1,500,000
  • Date: Saturday 20 April 2024

All Aged Stakes Race History

See the 2024 All Aged Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 All Aged Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 All Aged Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2021 All Aged Stakes Preview and results.

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.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Tofane (2020)

Last 3YO to win: C&G  – Giga Kick (2023); Filly – English (2016)

Multiple winners: Sunline (2000 & 2002); Rough Habit (1992 & 1993); Dalrello (1976 & 1977); Kilshery (1962 & 1963); Yaralla (1942 &1943): Ajax (1938, 1939 & 1940); Malt King (1911 & 1912); Gladsome (1904 & 1906); Marvel (1891 & 1894); Carbine (1889 & 1890); Tim Whiffler (1870 & 1871).

Fastest time (1400m): Trapeze Artist (2018) 1:20:33

Interesting trivia:

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.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Giga Kick Zaaki Cascadian
2022 Cascadian Tofane Ellsberg
2021 Kolding Savatiano Cascadian
2020 Tofane Pierata Fasika
2019 Pierata Osborne Bulls Siege Of Quebec
2018 Trapeze Artist Le Romain Showtime
2017 Tivaci Le Romain Jungle Edge
2016 English Black Heart Bart Kermadec (NZ)
2015 Dissident Wandjina Chautauqua
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
2010 Hot Danish Melito Beaded
2009 Danleigh Light Fantastic Royal Discretion
2008 Racing To Win Mutajill Casino Prince
2007 Bentley Biscuit Black Ink Malcolm
2006 Paratroopers Niconero Shania Dane
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
1999 Intergaze Bonanova Adam
1998 Des’s Dream Catalan Opening Noise
1997 All Our Mob Shame Catalan Opening
1996 Flying Spur Sprint By Catalan Opening
1995 Hurricane Sky March Hare Voting
1994 Prince Of Praise March Hare Soho Square
1993 Rough Habit Naturalism Mannerism
1992 Rough Habit Quick Score Big Dreams
1991 Shaftesbury Avenue Super Impose Stylish Centruy
1990 Eastern Classic Shaftesbury Avenue Straussbrook
1989 Card Shark Flight Schedule Wong
1988 Sound Horizon Campaign King Rajamah
1987 Campaign King Magnitude King Phoenix
1986 Drawn Riverdale Dinky Flyer
1985 Vite Cheval Hula Drum Riverdale
1984 Emancipation Sir Dapper Clear Gold
1983 Rare Form More Mink Ideal Planet
1982 My Gold Hope Around The Traps Manikato
1981 Watney Prince Ruling Belmura Lad
1980 Bit Of A Skite Marjoleo Consenting
1979 Belmura Lad Always Welcome Leonotis
1978 Always Welcome Family Of Man  Leonotis
1977 Dalrello Manawapoi Oranmore
1976 Dalrello Wave King Leica Lover
1975 Gilt Patten Leilani Skyjack
1974 Tontonan Samist Hasty Heart
1973 All Shot Century Longfella
1972 Triton Desert Beau Ricochet
1971 Abdul Planet Kingdom Baguette
1970 Broker’s Tip Alrello Black Onyx
1969 Foresight Speed Of Sound Nausori
1968 Unpainted Cabochon Bywon
1967 Tobin Bronze Gay Gauntlet Count Radiant
1966 Even Better Castanea Count Radiant
1965 Scottish Soldier Time And Tide Cele’s Image
1964 Wenona Girl Silver Bore Time And Tide
1963 Kilshery Rochdale Wenona Girl
1962 Kilshery Wenona Girl Fine And Dandy
1961 Sky High Aquanita My Peak
1960 Noholme In Love Martello Towers
1959 Lord Bold Pilot Book Link
1958 Tulloch Grenoble Teranyan
1957 Kingster Lindbergh Aboukir
1956 King’s Fair Arlunya Caranna
1955 Prince Morvi Karendi Raconteur
1954 Prince Cortauld Karendi Tarien
1953 Red Jester Bob Cherry Oversight
1952 San Domenico Forest Beau Oversight
1951 Achilles Oversight Donegal
1950 The Groom Achilles Dickens
1949 Phoibos Filipino Bold Duke
1948 Murray Stream Money Moon Victory Lad
1947 Victory Lad Native Son Good Idea
1946 Bernborough Modulation Accession
Don Pedro
1945 Cold Shower Accession Moorland
1944 Katanga Flight Main Topic
1943 Yaralla Gold Salute Riverton
1942 Yaralla Evergreen High Caste
1941 Gold Salute Beau Vite High Caste
1940 Ajax High Caste Beaulivre
1939 Ajax St. Constant Gold Rod
1938 Ajax Mohican King’s Head
1937 Regular Bachelor King’s Head Pamelus
1936 Cuddle Regular Bachelor Gay Blonde
1935 Peter Pan Hall Mark Silver King
1934 Chatham Kuvera Rogilla
1933 Winooka Tom Pinch La Moderne
1932 Viol D’Amour Waterline Winooka
1931 Sir Chrystopher Mollison Parkwood
1930 Amounis Nightmarch Greenline
1929 Mollison Limerick Sion
1928 Limerick Gothic Greenline
1927 Fujisan Top Gallant Amounis
1926 Valicare Top Gallant The Night Patrol
1925 The Hawk Whittier The Night Patrol
1924 Claro Whittier Easingwold
1923 Purser Whittier Easingwold
1922 Beauford Tangalooma Julia Grey
1921 Speciality Coolstone Richmond Main
1920 Chrysolaus Molly’s Robe Sir Ibex
1919 Greenstead Wolaroi Cetigne
1918 Desert Gold Cetigne Panacre
1917 Whitefield Spurn Cetigne
1916 Woorak Cetigne Traquette
1915 Spurn Brattle Woorak
1914 Cider Relievo Beau Soult
1913 Jolly Beggar Eudorus Aurifer
1912 Malt King Lady Medallist Volsloane
1911 Malt King Flavinius Beverage
1910 Bobrikoff Maltine Malt King
1909 Montcalm Hyman Maltine
1908 Mountain King Tangaroa Matchmaker
1907 Lady Wallace Collarit North Head
Istria
1906 Gladsome Lady Wallace Marvel Loch
1905 Charles Stuart Gladsome Famous
1904 Gladsome Sir Leonard Emir
1903 Emir Chantress Cyanide
1902 Wakeful Sir Leonard Ferryman
1901 Advance Dandy Fulminate
1900 Sequence Cabin Boy Haulette
1899 Merloolas Vigorous Hopscotch
1898 Bobadil Merloolas Cabin Boy
1897 Hopscotch True Blue Metford
1896 Tire Delaware Courallie
1895 Georgic Wallace Nobleman
1894 Marvel Loyalty Carnage
1893 Cremorne Ruskinite Paris
1892 Bungebah Trieste Marvel
1891 Marvel Carbine Euroka
1890 Carbine Prelude Correze
1889 Carbine Rudolph Russley
1888 Lady Betty Cranbrook Lonsdale
1887 Matador Nelson Perfume
1886 Cerise And Blue Gentility Trident
1885 Astroea King’s Own Abner
1884 Brown And Rose Kathleen Iolanthe
1883 Archie Ike Narina
1882 Wheatear Somerset Sylvanus
1881 Etna Rapid Bay Wellington
1880 Fau Blas Lothair Sunshine
1879 Avernus Baronet The Pontiff
1878 Bosworth Roodee Napper Tandy
1877 Tocal Adelaide Royalty
1876 Briseis Kingsborough the “Valetta” colt
1875 Lurline Llama Kingsborough
1874 Fitz-Yattendon Protos Rose D’Amour
1873 The Ace Reprieve Loup Garou
1872 Hamlet Tim Whiffler Javelin
1871 Tim Whiffler Lady Clifden Beatrice
1870 Tim Whiffler Barbarian
Florence
 * dead heat 2nd
1869 Glencoe Tim Whiffler The Italian
1868 Fireworks Barbelle  * only 2 runners
1867 Yattendon Rose Of Australia Sir Solomon
1866 Falcon Dundee Beatrice
1865 Maid Of The Lake Maid Of Erin Kildare

Several sources including Wikipedia show the results with Charles Stuart winning in 1906 and Gladsome winning in 1905. They are wrong.

From the archives:

All Aged Stakes Preview & Tips 2020

Track: Soft    Weather: Fine

There is a full field of 14 runners plus two emergencies for the $480,000 2020 Schweppes All Aged Stakes. Four runners had their last start in the TJ Smith Stakes, four in the Doncaster Handicap and two in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes. The betting is fairly open with last year’s winner of this race, Pierata, the early favourite after he ran home strongly for 4th in the TJ Smith Stakes. Second favouritism is shared between Santa Ana Lane who ran 2nd in the TJ Smith, and Bivouac who started badly and came from well back for 6th in that race.

Dreamforce led all the way to win the George Ryder last start and this is his best distance. Tofane ran on strongly from well back to finish 3 lengths 5th in the TJ  Smith and had the best 400m races sectional making it look like this distance will now be ideal. Fierce Impact was 1.45 lengths 4th in the All Star Mile and has been freshened up. Fasika kept chasing for 2nd in the G2 Sapphire Stakes last start and Brandenburg chased hard for 3rd in the Doncaster Mile. All other runners are currently $20 or longer.

All Aged Stakes Runner by Runner 2020

1. Pierata

Last year he hit the front at the 100m and won this race by 0.4 lengths. His lead-up races then were 2nd in The Galaxy  then 5th in the TJ Smith. He has followed the same route in 2020 with 5th in The Galaxy then 4th in the TJ Smith last start. He likes this track and this distance and is a good chance to win again.

2. Santa Ana Lane

He came from well back last outing to run 2nd in the TJ Smith Stakes behind Nature Strip, and had the best 800-400m race sectional. This gelding has a terrific finish which is a joy to watch and I think he is a big chance to win here.

3. Dreamforce

Six of 12 wins have been over this distance and he looked super last outing where he led all the way to win the George Ryder Stakes. He has to be rated an each-way chance here although he is unlikely to be left alone in front in this race.

4. Fierce Impact

This tough Japanese bred horse won two Group 1 mile races in the Spring – the Toorak Handicap and the Kennedy Cantala. He has been close to the winner in all three races this preparation and will run well again, but is better suited over the mile.

5. Mister Sea Wolf

Last start he ran 12th in the Doncaster and has yet to win in six starts at Randwick. I don’t think that will change here.

6. Olmedo

Currently the outsider of the field, this French import has had one run in Australia for 8.6 lengths 8th in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes. He has had 3 wins overseas over 1500m, 1600m and 2000m, and the 2000m win was a Group 1. Would need to show a massive improvement to figure here.

7. Star Of The Seas

He relished the heavy going to run 2nd in the Doncaster last start at long odds with the best last 200m race sectional. He carries 6kg more here and seems to do his best on rain-affected going.

8. White Moss

One of four mares in this race, this grey is another runner who can run well on heavy going, and she led all the way to win the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes over 1200m here last week. She is not in my top 4 picks.

9. Tofane

This mare has not raced beyond 1200m before, but had the best last 400m race sectional when she ran on strongly from well back to run 5th in the TJ Smith Stakes last outing, suggesting she might go well over the extra distance. She is capable of putting herself in the finish.

10. Fasika

She has a stellar record of 4 wins and 3 places from 9 starts, and was a beaten favourite when 2nd in the Sapphire Stakes last week. Could place.

11. Bivouac

This three-year-old colt won the Newmarket Handicap by 2.5 lengths back in March, then was ridden too far forward for 3rd in the William Reid Stakes when favourite. Last start he finished 6th in the TJ Smith behind Nature Strip where he ran the best last 800m race sectional. He has already won 6 races, has the James Cummings polish and Hugh Bowman riding. One of the main chances.

12. Brandenburg

In 11 starts, this horse has only missed being in the trifecta once – when he ran 4th in the George Ryder. Last start he ran 3rd in the Doncaster. I don’t expect him to win but wouldn’t be too surprised if he runs a place.

13. Super Seth

He won the Caulfield Guineas in the Spring and has had 2 starts this campaign for 7th in the George Ryder and 8th in the Doncaster. May need another run before he ‘s at his best.

14. Standout

The most lightly-raced colt in the race has 4 wins and a second place from his 6 starts. In with a chance if he can handle the 1400m.

15. Sylvia’s Mother – 1st Emergency

Disappointed when last of 15 in the Coolmore Classic last start. Not here.

16. Cosmic Force –  2nd Emergency

Has finished in the back half of the field at his last two runs. Not here.

The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
2 Santa Ana Lane
1 Pierata
11 Bivouac
9 Tofane