R A Lee Stakes Race Information

The R A Lee Stakes is a 1600 metre set weights plus penalties race run by the South Australian Jockey Club in mid-May. It is held at Morphettville on the last day of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Prizemoney: $120,000
  • Date: Saturday 15 May 2021

R A Lee Stakes Race History

The race was first held in 1979 as a Listed race over 1600m at Victoria Park called the Robert A. Lee Stakes and was won by a horse called Flanders Fields trained by Colin Hayes and ridden by Brent Thomson. The following year it was moved to the current location of Morphettville. From 1998 to 2010 the race name was changed many times to reflect the sponsors of the race and names include Pope Packaging Stakes, Dr Lewinn’s Stakes, Stuart Crytal Handicap, Pope Packaging Tropy, Gerard Corporation Stakes and Alan Scott Stakes. From 2011 on it has reverted back to the original name.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Serious Speed (2009)

Last 3YO to win:  Filly – Majestic Music (2010); C&G – none

Multiple winners: Linton (2012 & 2013); Sylvaner (2002 & 2003); More Action (1999 & 2000); Blast The Glass (1988 & 1999).

Fastest time (1600m): Majestic Music (2010) 1:35:2

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the R A Lee Stakes

Winners of past R A Lee Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Lord Vladivostok Dr Drill Vassilator
2020 Chapel City Seabrook Harbour Views
2019 Fastnet Tempest Waging War Brown Ben
2018 Land Of Plenty Over Exposure Lite’n In My Veins
2017 Burning Front Hooked Rhythm To Spare
2016 Tonopah Prince Of Penzance Rocket Commander
2015 The Bowler Excites Zelady Metaphorical
2014 Rhythm To Spare Starkiato Gig
2013 Linton Lucky Penny General Peekay
2012 Linton Hawks Bay Verco Road
2011 Budriguez Majestic Music Red Colossus
2010 Majestic Music Life To The Full Tagus
2009 Serious Speed Chasm Pinnacles
2008 Autumn Jeuney Goin To Jackson Peacemaker
2007 Brockmans Lass Red For Lou Lord Of The Dance
2006 Lifes A Bounty Smart And Mighty Tawqeet
2005 Sassbee Barabba Road Merlot Now
2004 Fly For Me Sylvaner Grundys Crossing
2003 Sylvaner None For The Road Circumnavigating
2002 Sylvaner Oliver Beer Market Price
2001 Typhoon Barney Gold Crystal Roralism
2000 More Action Burning Clay Our Guided Missile
1999 More Action Will Fly Celestial Body
1998 Ben’s Rocket Kipling Shearer Claude