The Ingham Race Information

The Ingham is a 1600 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club held in December. It is run at Randwick as part of the Sydney Summer Racing Carnival. The winner is exempt from the ballot in next year’s Doncaster Mile.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $2,000,000
  • Date: Saturday 9 December 2023

The Ingham Race History

See the 2023 The Ingham Preview and results.

See the 2022 The Ingham Preview and results.

See the 2021 Villiers Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first run in 1892 as a Principal Race over 6 furlongs (about 1200m) when it was won by a horse called Two Up.  Despite the long history of this race, no horse has managed to win more than once. In 1902 the distance was increased to a mile (1609m) and when the metric system was introduced in 1972 it became 1600m and has remained at the distance except for the running in January 2008 when it was held over 1400m. It was a Group 3 race from 1979 to 1985 and was upgraded to the current Group 2 status in 1986. In 2022 the name was changed from the Villiers Stakes to The Ingham.

In 2022 the meeting became Ingham day. It is a charity raceday featuring the inaugurak running of the Group 2 $2 million The Ingham and honours horse racing icons Mr Bob Ingham AO and Mr Jack Ingham AO.

In 2021 prizemoney went from $250,000 to $750,000 then in 2022 was increased to $2,000,000 with the change of name to The Ingham.

The Ingham Facts

Last mare to win: Greysful Glamour (2020)

Last 3YO to win: C&G Hot Diggity (1977); Filly – Ordnance (1895)

Multiple winners: none

Fastest time (1600m): Ike’s Dream (2004) 1:33:13

Interesting trivia: The Villiers Stakes was not run in 2007 due to equine influenza, but was run twice in 2008.

Past winners of The Ingham/Villiers Stakes

Winners of past Villiers Stakes often run well in the Doncaster as they are exempt from the ballot.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Loch Eagle Attractable Lion’s Roar
2022 Kirwan’s Lane Lion’s Roar Atishu
2021 Brutality Ellsberg Criaderas
2020 Greysful Glamour Best Of Days Criaderas
2019 Quackerjack Invincible Gem Sambro
2018 Sky Boy Aloisia My Nordic Hero
2017 Crack Me Up Cabeza De Vaca Interlocuter
2016 Sense Of Occasion Dibayani Sarrasin
2015 Happy Clapper Tinto It’s Somewhat
2014 Rudy I’m Imposing Estonian Princess
2013 Ninth Legion Limes Alma’s Fury
2012 All Legal Alma’s Fury Darci Be Good
2011 Monton Kontiki Park King Lionheart
2010 Dances On Waves Mentality Snow Alert
2009 Palacio de Cristal Parfumier Spinney
2008 Something Anything Hey Elvis Rags to Riches
2008 (Jan) Honor In War Takeover Target Alverta
2007  ** Race not run **
2006 Utzon Anwaar Spirit of Tara
2005 Aqua D’Amore Malcolm Fiery Venture
2004 Ike’s Dream Dante’s Paradiso Sir Dex
2003 On a High Mufti Jeremiad
2002 Boreale This Manshood Silver Birch
2001 Carael Boy Space Age Osca Warrior
2000 Grey And Gold Taberann Forbill
1999 Final Fantasy So Precise Huge Demand
1998 Referral Juggler Banner Headline
1997 Arletty Quick Flick Banner Headline
1996 Touch Of Force Nick’s Joy Persian Flyer
1995 Here’s The Prince Rouslan Pragmatism
1994 Aunty Mary Nick’s Joy Cohort
1993 Cobbora Square The Circle Pharaoh
1992 Soho Square Pharaoh Manly Star
1991 Shining Wind Mighty Rimu Pontormo
1990 Post Elect Don’t Play Our Dawn Star
1989 Spot The Rock Merimbula Bay Mighty Grey
1988 Tumble On Mystical Prince Tierra Rist
1987 Card Shark Rajamah Western Ace
1986 Roman Artist Silver Award Splendid Speed
1985 Dinky Flyer Sea Road Halison
1984 Rising Prince Sabr Tayeb King’s Promise
1983 Northern Reward Hermod Bencarra
1982 Hussar’s Command Pride Of Century Tandrio
1981 Zing Along Prince Tattenham Ksar Royal
1980 Tuna Too River D’Or Windvale Beau
1979 King’s Ideal Big Bickies He’ll Do
1978 Dear John Abba Court Mon Bijou
1977 Hot Diggity Ready O’Ready Dear John
1976 Top Wing Star Dragon Just Ideal
1975 St. Martin Manawapoi Itchy Feet
1974 Americano Magic Beam Mighty Keys
1973 Oncidon Magic Beam St. Martin
1972 Torumba Egyptian Nangar
1971 Tumberlua Raad Bordeaux
1970 Silver Points Flying Harlequin Bordeaux
1969 Sir To Me Royal Parma Great Exploits
1968 Domino King Little Arthur Royal Rene
1967 Maigret Royal Display Scheme
1966 Nandaroo Nullabor Prince Count Radiant
1965 Castanea Florida Keys Flotsam
1964 Blue Era
Gay Song
 * dead-heat 1st Carnival
1963 Key Brandy Lad Kindred Star
1962 Emboss Maspero Icarus
1961 Gene San Sea Hound Ginnagulla
1960 Grenoble Sea Hound Polo Prince
1959 Comte De Paris Tudor House Akatarawa
1958 Caesar Grenoble Huntly
1957 Top Ruler Theodric Ma Reine
1956 Empire Link Compound Baystone
1955 Lazy Day Lindbergh King Boru
1954 Kev Mar Fire Dust Silver Phantom
1953 Raconteur French Echo Ocean Bound
1952 Carioca Tossing Apex
1951 Mercury Bankbrook Grand Monarch
1950 Field Boy Golden Wedge Freedom
1949 Veiled Art Blue Lass Freedom
1948 Filipino The Diver Blue Ensign
1947 Barnsley Active Service Piccolo
1946 Native Son Immediate Wellington
1945 Bernborough Good Idea Victory Lad
1944 Precise Grande Prodige Victory Lad
1943 Sir Neith Lord Neith Nobleman
1942 Riverton Evergreen Grand Fils
1941 Yaralla The Miller Rimveil
1940 Rimveil Breeze Red Thespian
1939 Rodborough Red Thespian Mildura
1938 Fakenham Bradford Geebung
1937 Ramdin Valbeau Sal Volatile
1936 King’s Head Prittle Prattle Lancaster King
1935 Golden Chance Windbird Whittingham
1934 Bachian Turbine Dermid
1933 Closing Time Bill Wedgewood Milantheon
1932 Magnetic Pavilion Trevallion
1931 High Disdain Port Said Pentheus
1930 Pavilion Waugoola Spearman
1929 Habashon Western Lass Ruffler
1928 Reonui Habashon Karuma
1927 Zuleika Lady Buckinbar Don Moon
1926 Queen Alwyne Honan King Cyliene
1925 Hemisphere Quan Tart Meenah
1924 Balbus Royal Dighton Coleus
1923 Mont Clair Note Wish Wynne
1922 Wish Wynne Gambler’s Gold Denacre
1921 Sail On Julia Grwy Teremarau
1920 Fluency Cetigne King’s Word
1919 Anyhow Satin Bird Panacre
1918 Rebus Wedding Day Panacre
1917 Cetigne Wedding Day Merimee
1916 Wedding Day Royal Laddie Trinobantes
1915 Lord Nagar La Penna Little
1914 Challenge Crosse Imshi Lochano
1913 Popinjay First Principle Royal Laddie
1912 Embracer Sunlike St Medoc
1911 Myra Bluan Ptah Crown Derby
1910 Lady Ruenalf Blue Gem Torula
1909 Miss Flaneur Hoax Lady Wilde
1908 Virtu Rose Ray Lady Ruenalf
1907 Kyeadgerie Luciana Banzai
1906 Luciana Pompous Danztic
1905 Refrain Cakewalk Zythos
1904 Cherson Marie Corelli Deemster
1903 Air Motor Possum Sir Leonard
1902 Kinglock Purser Bengalla
1901 Sir Leonard Cast Iron T M S
1900 Fulminate My Queen Platinum
1899 Coralie Caledonia Latem
1898 Satan How Long Kitaware
1897 Loch Marie Mecca Skylark
1896 Vivian Bay Sal Sortie
1895 Ordnance Collarette Pharamond
1894 Moorefield Ophir Confidence
1893 Bliss Moorefield Calliope
1892 Two Up Veno Priory