TJ Smith Stakes

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TJ Smith Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Randwick Racecourse
Inaugurated 1997 as Endeavour Stakes
Race type Thoroughbred - flat
Sponsor Darley (2015)
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Weight Weight for Age
Purse A$2,500,000 (2014)

The TJ Smith Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race at Weight for Age run over a distance of 1200 metres at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia in the autumn duting the ATC Championships series.[1] Total prize money is A$2,500,000.[2]

Race history[edit]

The inaugural race in 1997 was known as the Endeavour Stakes.[3] In 1999 the race was renamed in honour of the trainer Thomas John Smith (1916–1998) who won 33 Racing titles in Sydney.[1]

The race has risen in prestige due to the stakes offered. In recent years it has attracted high calibre sprinters such as Black Caviar[4] and Takeover Target who have gone on to win overseas.

Race grade[edit]

  • 1997 - Listed Race
  • 1998–2001 - Group 3
  • 2002–2003 - Group 2
  • 2005 - Group 1

The winners[edit]

See also[edit]

External sites[edit]

TJ Smith Stakes (ATC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the T J Smith Stakes". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Championships: ATC announces $18.2 million two-day racing series in Sydney". abc.net.au. 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "1997 Result – The Endeavour Stks (held 17 April 1997)". Racing NSW (Aus.). Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Ray (13 April 2013). "Nation cheers as Black Caviar delivers with another whirlwind success in TJ Smith". The Sunday Telegraph. The Herald Sun, Melbourne. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – Darley T J Smith Stakes (held 12 April 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – Darley T.J. Smith Stakes (held 13 April 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "2012 Result – Darley T J Smith Stakes (held 14 April 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "2011 Result – Darley T J Smith Stakes (held 9 April 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "2010 Result – Darley T J Smith Stakes (held 10 April 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "2009 Result – Sydney City Lexus T J Smith (held 18 April 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "2008 Result – T.J. Smith (held 26 April 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "2007 Result – T J Smith Stakes (held 7 April 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – T.J. Smith Stks (held 15 April 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – T J Smith Stks (held 26 March 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "2004 Result – T.J. Smith Stks (held 10 April 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "2003 Result – T.J. Smith Stks (held 3 May 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "2002 Result – T.J. Smith Stks (held 13 April 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "2001 Result – T.J. Smith Stks (held 28 April 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "2000 Result – T.J. Smith Stks (held 6 May 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "1999 Result – T J Smith Stks (held 17 April 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – The Endeavour Stks (held 25 April 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015.