Poseidon Stakes Race Information

The Poseidon Stakes is a 1100 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Victoria Racing Club in early October. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1100 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YOs
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $175,000
  • Date: Saturday 16 September 2023

Poseidon Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Poseidon Stakes Preview and results

See the 2022 Poseidon Stakes Preview and results

See the 2020 Poseidon Stakes Preview and results

Raced over 1400m until 2018 and 1100m from 2019. In 2021 it was moved forward 3 weeks to Makybe Diva Stakes day instead of its Turnbull Stakes Day spot.

Useful Facts

Last filly to win: Taraayef (2019)

Fastest time (1100m): Taraayef (2019) 1:03:55

Interesting trivia: 2019 was the first year over 1100m – before then the distance was 1400m. Chris Waller won with September Run in 2020 then with Ranch Hand in 2021. In 2022 Spacewalk was first past the post but lost on protest to Buenos Noches.

Past winners of the Poseidon Stakes

Winners of past Poseidon Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Archo Nacho I Am Unstoppable King’s Gambit
2022 Buenos Noches Spacewalk Zou Sensation
2021 Ranch Hand Ingratiating Lloyd’s Crown
2020 September Run Maha Minhaaj
2019 Taraayef Hawker Hurricane Wayupinthesky
2018 Wild Planet Ranier Khulaasa
2017 Snitzepeg Bravo Tango Sircconi
2016 Inside Agent Magnarock Peacock
2015 One For One Deadly Shadow Faatinah
2014 Stratum Star Manhattan Avenue Kapset
2013 Paximadia I Am Titanium Champollion
2012 Pronto Pronto Limes Union Gap
2011 Collar First Course Hell’s Kitchen
2010 Territory Mr Chard Multahem
2009 Tickets Bawaardi Delago Bolt
2008 Tindal Heart Of Dreams Bhutane Dane
2007 Dandy Dollar Husson Lightning Pit Lane
2006 Snort Muzdaher Excites
2005 Gonski Perfectly Ready Ferocity
2004 Classiconi Tirade Fastnet Rock
2003 Delzao Tchaikovsky Mr O’Hara
2002 Hydrometer Lord Volksraad Tycoon Ruler
2001 Royal Code Ustinov Pentathlon
2000 Lands End Skalato Crystal Finale
1999 Commands Oval Office Cullen