Apollo Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 7 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 17th of February 2024.

The Apollo Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older and is run under weight for age conditions. The total prize money is $300,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Apollo Stakes page.

Apollo Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Small but engaging field. Fangirl comes up favourite and brings in the right form and credentials to prove hard to beat in this company. Militarize resumes and has plenty of class. Buckaroo is an import who is a market watch first up in AUS while Semana has been heavily tried in early markets and gets the services of Gibbons.

Apollo Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Think It Over (7)

Class runner who did find a strong win last prep and does team up with Nash who rides very well. Suited over further but wouldn’t shock.

2. Cascadian (9)

Can be hard to catch but has a lethal turn of foot and is off a long break. Capable of running over the top of these if the tempo is on.

3. Arapaho (3)

Can’t have.

4. Buckaroo (6)

Import who has trialled well. Maps kindly from the draw and must be respected off the back of any market moves.

5. Attractable (11)

Prefer others.

6. Navajo Peak (10)

Can’t have.

7. Lindermann (4)

Went off the boil last prep but does have class when on song. Respect any market moves and Tim Clark in the saddle helps.

8. Fangirl (8)

Class runner of the field that will prove hard to beat. Maps a bit sticky but gets the services of J-Mac and strikes a very winnable race. Hard to beat and looks the right price.

9. Semana (2)  – scratched

Has had very good market support. Maps for the gun run and gets Gibbons to steer. Was a very good last start win and can measure up to these.

10. Militarize (5)

Class runner that resumes off a break and is a market watch here. Absolutely up to these, proven fresh and 2/2 over this trip. Hard to beat if ready to go.

Apollo Stakes 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
10 Militarize
8 Fangirl
9 Semana
1 Think It Over

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1000m)

Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 The Vanity 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Talindert Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1100m)

Listed The Elms Handicap 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Expressway Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Triscay Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Rest. Listed Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy 2024 (Pinjarra 1200m)

Rest. Listed Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic 2024 (Pinjarra 1200m)

Apollo Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Fangirl
2nd 10 Militarize 2.4 lengths
3rd 1 Think It Over 2.8 lengths
4th 6 Navajo Peak 3 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratching: 9. Semana.