Expressway Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 5 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 17th of February 2024.

The Expressway Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older and is run under set weights plus penalties 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 Expressway Stakes page.

Expressway Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Small but competitive field. Buenos Noches resumes and won in fashion for us first up last prep. Should prove hard to beat here. Golden Mile may find this too short but has plenty of class. Coal Crusher will be up on the speed and hard to beat while King Of Sparta has the turn of foot to be winning this. Tricky race with many hopes.

Expressway Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. King Of Sparta (2)

Class runner that has the turn of foot to win. Brilliant win last start and J-Mac steers and he is 3/4 aboard. Hard to beat in this company and looks a shade over the odds.

2. Coal Crusher (5)

Suited fresh and has won here in the past. Can land up on the speed and prove hard to beat. Keep an eye on the market for its chances fresh.

3. Golden Mile (1)

Ran 2nd in this race last year. Classy runner but keen to be with it over further. One to follow later on in the prep but will be running on hard.

4. Buenos Noches (6)

Won in style for us first up last prep and can do the same here. Nash steers from barrier 6 and loves this track and trip. Deserving favourite.

5. Strait Acer (3)

Prefer others.

6. Malkovich (4)

Can’t have.

7. West Of Dalby (7)

This looks too tough.

Expressway Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
4 Buenos Noches
1 King Of Sparta
3 Golden Mile
2 Coal Crusher

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 Apollo Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

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)

Expressway Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 King Of Sparta
2nd 2 Coal Crusher 0.5 length
3rd 6 Malkovich 0.8 length
4th 4 Buenos Noches 1.4 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

There were no scratchings.