Expressway Stakes Race Information

The Expressway Stakes is a 1200 metre weight-for-age race run by the Australian Turf Club in late Janaury or early February. It is held at Rosehill as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights lus penalties, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 17 February 2024

Expressway Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Expressway Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Expressway Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2021 Expressway Stakes Preview and results.

It was first held as a Principal race over 1100m at Randwick in 1974, where it was won by I’m Scarlet ridden by K Langby.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Mariamia (2023)

Last 3YO to win: C&G Mentality (2007); Filly – Diamond Shower (1987)

Multiple winners: Court’s In Session (2005 & 2006).

Fastest time (1200m):

Interesting trivia: Race not run in 1990.

Past winners of the Expressway Stakes

Winners of past Expressway Stakes include Alizee (2019), Appearance (2014), Rangirangdoo (2010), Lonhro (2003), Tie The Knot (2001), Saintly (1996), Sir Dapper (1984), Kingston Town (1980), Luskin Star (1978) and Zephyr Bay (1975).

Year Winner Second Third
2024 King Of Sparta Coal Crusher Malkovich
2023 Mariamia Golden Mile Nicolini Vito
2022 Overpass Forbidden Love Anamoe
2021 Savatiano Kolding Emeralds
2020 Standout Alizee White Moss
2019 Alizee Le Romain Dothraki
2018 Trapeze Artist Showtime Addictive Nature
2017 Music Magnate Kuro Ball Of Muscle
2016 Our Boy Malachi Solicit Big Money
2015 Weary Driefontein Territory
2014 Appearance River Lad Sizzling
2013 Happy Galaxy Skytrain Centennial Park
2012 Rain Affair Centennial Park Shoot Out
2011 Centennial Park Love Conquers All Hot Danish
2010 Rangirangdoo Dao Dao McClintock
2009 Burdekin Blues Gold Trail Hurried Choice
2008 Paratroopers He’s Canny Sniper’s Bullet
2007 Mentality Fashions Afield More Than Lucky
2006 Court’s In Session Shania Dane Primus
2005 Court’s In Session Our Egyptian Raine Grand Armee
2004 Sportsman Thorn Park Excellerator
2003 Lonhro Belle Du Jour Carael Boy
2002 Ateates Viscount Caissa
2001 Tie The Knot Referral Landsighting
2000 Mr. Innocent Adam Commands