Challenge Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 6 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 9th of March 2024.

The Challenge Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1000 metres. It is run under weight-for-age conditions for horses aged three-year-old and older. The total prize money is $500,000 this year.

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

Challenge Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Private Eye is coming off a 2nd to Imperatriz which is excellent form for this. Should be steaming at them late. Aft Cabin mixes its form but does have the ability when right. Remarque has trialled very well and was a winner fresh last prep. Passive Aggressive won this last year and strikes an easier field. Mazu has the ability and has been well tried.

Challenge Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Private Eye (7)

Class of the field coming out of the right form race. Slightly awkward draw but hard to see him losing with the right run in transit.

2. Mazu (3)

Good trial but a long time between drinks for Mazu. Can win but hard to trust.

3. Remarque (1)

Maps well and looks suited to this field. Should get a gun run from barrier 1 and this race is a suitable target. The booking of Berry is ideal.

4. Aft Cabin (2)

Looks short enough. Has the talent but hit and miss. Take on trust but the odds are skinny.

5. Zapateo (4)

Can’t have.

6. Passive Aggressive (5)

Won this race last year and looks suited to this field. Maps well from barrier 5 and should give this race a shake.

7. How’s The Serenity (6)

Can’t have.

Challenge Stakes 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 Private Eye
3 Remarque
2 Mazu
6 Passive Aggressive

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Newcastle Stakes 2024 (Newcastle 1400m)  – Friday

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 1 Randwick Guineas 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 Canterbury Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 2 Reisling Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Todman Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Wenona Girl Quality 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Aspiration Quality 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Listed Bunbury Cup 2024 (Bunbury 2000m)

Listed Bunbury Stakes 2024 (Bunbury 1400m)

Listed Canberra Cup 2024 (Canberra 2000m)  – Sunday

Group 3 Black Opal Stakes 2024 (Canberra 1200m)  – Sunday

Listed National Sprint 2024 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed Canberra Guineas 2024 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Group 2 Adelaide Cup 2024 (Morphettville 3200m)  – Monday

Listed C S Hayes Memorial Cup 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Morphettville Guineas 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Manihi Classic 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Challenge Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Passive Aggressive
2nd 5 Zapateo 0.7 length
3rd 4 Aft Cabin 0.79 length
4th 3 Remarque 1.21 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.