Recognition Stakes Race Information

The Recognition Stakes is a 1350 metre quality handicap race hosted by the Tattersall’s Racing Club in late November. It is held at Doomben as part of the Queensland Summer Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1350 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Prizemoney: $160,000
  • Date: Saturday 25 November 2023

Recognition Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Recognition Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Recognition Stakes Preview and results.

The race dates back to a least 1976 when it was at Eagle Farm over 2200m. In 1978 it was won by Regal Peak. Held over 1600m until 2015, 1400m in 2016 and raced over the current 1350m from 2017 onwards. It was held for several years as the Bank of Queensland when it was run over 1600m at Eagle Farm.

In 2021 it was moved from 1350m at Doomben to 1400m at the Gold Coast. However heavy race meant the meeting was abandoned and the race was added to the Doomben program the following Wednesday. That race was also abandoned and the race rescheduled again to the Saturday Doomben meeting with the George Moore Stakes.  It was held at Gold Coast in 2022 and Doomben in 2023.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Traveston Girl (2015)

Multiple winners: Tambo’s Mate ( 2019 & 2021); Bold Endeavour (1985 & 1986)

Fastest time (1350m): Tambo’s Mate (2019) 1:18:36

Interesting trivia: Race not held in 2007. In 2005 there was a dead-heat for the win between Video Hits and Prosecution. Mossman is the sire of Tambo’s Mate (2021 & 2019), Crack Me up (2017) and Absalon (2013).

Past winners of the Recognition Stakes

Winners of past Recognition Stakes include horses that have above average ability.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Zarastro Tumbler Ridge Don’t Stop
2022 Emerald Kingdom Holyfield Blondeau
2021 Tambo’s Mate Tumbler Ridge Niccanova
2020 The Harrovian Red Chase Profit
2019 Tambo’s Mate Vega One Deep Image
2018 Niccanova Coldstone Sold For Song
2017 Crack Me Up Torgersen Hopfgarten
2016 Cylinder Beach Hopfgarten Feltre
2015 Traveston Girl Shotover River Blue Lion
2014 Rudy Grayson Square Darci Be Good
2013 Absalon Fillydelphia Elmantosh
2012 Jet Style Biggles Triple Six
2011 Wonderful Lass Carry Me Bluey Fillydelphia
2010 Pepperwood Listen Son Pyramids
2009 Secrets Untold Humma Pepperwood
2008 Rags To Riches Hey Elvis Jujulio
2007 **Race not held**
2006 Malta Rash Promise Picablu
2005 Video Hits Prosecution  * dead heat 1st Champion Star
2004 Kreisler’s Jewel Motivate Western Brace
2003 General Minolta Alfonso Experience
2002 Osca Warrior Laurinel Argie Final Intrigue
2001 Silent Assassin Kiwi Warrior Fetes Galantes
2000 Carnelian Ceremonial Dancer Mighty Cool
1999 Dapples Brighter Scene Brooklet Boy
1998 Gene’s Interest Blue Pill Waterford Road
1997 Super Dane Nevet Raschke
1996 Zephyr Isle Super Dane St Rautai
1995 Starmaker Espresso Gentle Rocket
1994 Licencioso Don’t Look Now Baggio
1993 Candy Rock Try And Remember Out Of Ireland
1992 Baggio Master Boss Life At The Top
1991 Rose Road Noble Clubs Brandon Belle
1990 Rancho Classic Gold Topaz Yuppi
1989 Hot Lunch Saya Sayang Mighty Grey
1988 Miss Fleet Jubilee Jack Follow The Light
1987 Melody Moss Stormy Show Stealthy Knight
1986 Bold Endeavour Sasha Bijou Catential
1985 Bold Endeavour Bucking Rip Knabe
1984 Lough King Bucking Rip Own Prince
1983 Hondomatic Power Pack Doldiere
Sweet Reclaim
1982 Shesh Besh Sweet Reclaim Moo
1981 Smokey Babylon Tactics Archibaldo
1980 Bazza Panard Pay The Purple
1979 Gracious Lass My Carnival Veil Kingdom
1978 Regal Peak Truxton Prince Charmose
1977 Kingalo Kanzaki Hard Rock