R.S. Crawford Stakes Race Information

The R.S. Crawford Stakes is a 1000 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds and up run by the Western Australian Turf Club in October. It is held at Ascot on Northerly Stakes day.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Prizemoney: $125,000
  • Date: Saturday 21 October 2023

R.S. Crawford Stakes Race History

See the 2023 R.S. Crawford Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 R.S. Crawford Stakes Preview and results.

In 1988 it was a Listed race over 1200m and was won by Ableson. In 2004 and 2005 it was run over 1100m and it was reduced to the current 1000m in 2006. Several winners of this race have gone on to win at Group 1 level. Sheidel won the 2017 Oakleigh Plate, Summer Beau won the 1996 & 1997 runnings of the Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes, Barrosa Boy won this race twice and won the 1992 Castlemaine 10,000 while Medicine Kid won the 1990 Railway Stakes.

The race is named after Ray Crawford who served on the Committee of the Western Australian Turf Club for more than a decade. In the 1960’s he spent four years as Vice Chairman, and he was a founding member of  WA’s Totalisator Agency Board. He passed away in 1980.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Miss Conteki (2022)

Multiple winners: Metallic Storm (2006 & 2007); Barossa Boy (1991 & 1992)

Fastest time (1000m): Fabergino (2019) 0:57:04

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the R.S. Crawford Stakes

Winners of past R.S. Crawford Stakes include Sheidel (2015), Magnifisio (2013), Summer Beau (1998), Barrosa Boy (1991 & 1992) and Medicine Kid (1990).

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Red Can Man My Bella Mae Hot Zed
2022 Miss Conteki This’ll Testya Nerodio
2021 Elite Street Rock Magic Stageman
2020 Indian Pacific Mervyn Stageman
2019 Fabergino Stageman Flirtini
2018 Dainty Tess Durendal Celebrity Dream/ Lockroy deadheat
2017 Volkoff Durendal Tenterden
2016 Malibu Style Potent Secret Rebel King
2015 Sheidel Silverstream Shining Knight
2014 Shining Knight Black Heart Bart Cool Trade
2013 Magnifisio Excelorada Dueton
2012 Excelorada Texan Werd
2011 Highly Toxic All Friared Up Avante
2010 Grand Jardin Kid Choisir Impatient Times
2009 Stratazoa Vizard Vain Raider
2008 Danny Beau Dark Target Reflective Star
2007 Metallic Storm Arctic Park Dane’s Mystery
2006 Metallic Storm Real Mak Zanella
2005 Electic O’Flirty Miss Andretti
2004 Impressive Stats Educated Money Western Tycoon
2003 Cation Stockie’s Yarn Devil’s Dance
2002 Beautiful Bon Bon Kaprats Jumallique
2001 Secret Remedy Victory Trump Lady Belvedere
2000 Fair Alert Secret Remedy The Tin Man
1999 Academus Jevoretto Play Dice