Challenge Stakes (ATC)

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This article is about a horse race in Australia. For other races of the same name, see Challenge Stakes (disambiguation).
Challenge Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Randwick Racecourse
Inaugurated 1906
Race type Thoroughbred - flat
Sponsor Hyland Race Colours (2017)
Race information
Distance 1,000 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Horses three years old and older
Weight Weight for age
Purse A$500,000 (2017)
Bonuses Automatic qualification – The Galaxy and TJ Smith Stakes

The Challenge Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race at weight for age for horses three years old and older, over a distance of 1000 metres at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney in March.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$500,000.

History[edit]

The race was first run in 1906.[1] Before 2003 the race was run in January or early February. The race record was set by De Lightning Ridge in 2010 in a time of 55.92 seconds.[1]

Grade[edit]

  • 1906–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1987 onwards - Group 2

Venue[edit]

Distance[edit]

  • 1906–1972 - 5 furlongs (~1000 metres)
  • 1973–2011 – 1000 metres
  • 2012 – 1100 metres
  • 2013 onwards – 1000 metres

Winners[edit]

  • 2017 - English[2]
  • 2016 - English[3]
  • 2015 - Miracles Of Life[4]
  • 2014 - Villa Verde[5]
  • 2013 - Snitzerland[6]
  • 2012 - Rain Affair[7]
  • 2011 - Hay List[8]
  • 2010 - De Lightning Ridge[9]
  • 2009 - Olonana[10]
  • 2008 - Hurried Choice[11]
  • 2007 - Spark Of Life[12]
  • 2006 - Snitzel[13]
  • 2005 - Impaler[14]
  • 2004 - Star Of Florida[15]
  • 2003 - Star Of Florida[16]
  • 2002 - Bomber Bill[17]
  • 2001 - Pimpala Prince[18]
  • 2000 - Easy Rocking[19]
  • 1999 - Ab Initio[20]
  • 1998 - Cangronde[21]
  • 1997 - Cangronde[22]
  • 1996 - Light Up The World[23]
  • 1995 - Moss Rocket[24]
  • 1994 - Classic Magic[25]
  • 1993 - Spanish Mix[26]
  • 1992 - All Archie[27]
  • 1991 - Lightning Bend[28]
  • 1990 - Show County[29]
  • 1989 - Groucho[30]
  • 1988 - Snippets[31]
  • 1987 - At Sea[32]
  • 1986 - At Sea[33]
  • 1985 - At Sea[34]
  • 1984 - Razor Sharp[35]
  • 1983 - Razor Sharp[36]
  • 1982 - Razor Sharp
  • 1981 - Steel Blade
  • 1980 - Acamer
  • 1979 - Christole
  • 1978 - Monreale
  • 1977 - Crimson Cloud
  • 1976 - River Ridge
  • 1975 - Zephyr Bay
  • 1974 - War Island
  • 1973 - Bounty
  • 1972 - Playbill
  • 1971 - Farlara
  • 1970 - †Constant Rhythm / Biarritz Star[37]
  • 1969 - Gay Gauntlet
  • 1968 - Dawn Boy
  • 1967 - Gay Gauntlet
  • 1966 - Tar Girl
  • 1965 - Time And Tide
  • 1964 - The Tempest
  • 1963 - Wenona Girl
  • 1962 - Rush Bye
  • 1961 - Gili
  • 1960 - Olympiad
  • 1959 - Huntly
  • 1958 - Dubbo
  • 1957 - My Kingdom
  • 1956 - Apple Bay
  • 1955 - Gay Vista
  • 1954 - Tarien
  • 1953 - Apex
  • 1952 - True Leader
  • 1951 - Donegal
  • 1950 - San Domenico
  • 1949 - San Domenico
  • 1948 - Gay Monarch
  • 1947 - Brazier
  • 1946 - Felbeam
  • 1945 - Felbeam
  • 1944 - Yaralla
  • 1943 - Gold Salute
  • 1942 - High Caste
  • 1941 - Caesar
  • 1940 - High Caste
  • 1939 - Bradford
  • 1938 - Hammer Head
  • 1937 - Silver Rose
  • 1936 - Heritor
  • 1935 - The Marne
  • 1934 - Air Queen
  • 1933 - Captivation
  • 1932 - Golden Gate
  • 1931 - Casque D'Or
  • 1930 - Venetian Lady
  • 1929 - Whitta
  • 1928 - Greenline
  • 1927 - Don Moon
  • 1926 - Quixotic
  • 1925 - The Hawk
  • 1924 - Laneffe
  • 1923 - Duke Isinglass
  • 1922 - Sir Maitland
  • 1921 - Maltgilla
  • 1920 - Aries
  • 1919 - Sydney Damsel
  • 1918 - Bonnie Plume
  • 1917 - Wedding Day
  • 1916 - Quinn's Post
  • 1915 - Ninfia
  • 1914 - Golden Hop
  • 1913 - Golden Hop
  • 1912 - Pride Of Murillo
  • 1911 - Poi Dance
  • 1910 - Fille Fogi
  • 1909 - Neith
  • 1908 - Lord Merv
  • 1907 - Queen's Court
  • 1906 - The Pet

† Dead heat

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Winners and Past Results for the Challenge Stakes". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "2017 Result – Hyland Race Colours Challenge (held 4 March 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "2016 Result – Hyland Race Colours Challenge (held 5 March 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 Result – Hyland Colours Challenge Stks (held 7 March 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – Challenge Stakes (held 15 March 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – Challenge Stakes (held 16 March 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "2012 Result – Parramatta L.C. Challenge Stks (held 31 March 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "2011 Result – STEVCO SEALS & PUMPS Challenge Stks (held 27 March 2011)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "2010 Result – Ascend Sales Challenge Stakes (held 13 March 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "2009 Result – Ascend Sales Challenge Stakes (held 14 March 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "2008 Result – Challenge Stks (held 1 March 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "2007 Result – Challenge Stakes (held 10 March 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – Challenge Stks (held 2 April 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – Challenge Stks (held 13 March 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "2004 Result – Challenge Stks (held 28 March 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "2003 Result – Challenge Stks (held 6 April 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "2002 Result – Challenge Stks (held 19 January 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "2001 Result – Challenge Stks (held 3 February 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  19. ^ "2000 Result – Challenge Stks (held 12 February 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "1999 Result – Challenge Stks (held 23 January 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – Challenge Stks (held 31 January 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  22. ^ "1997 Result – Challenge Stks (held 18 January 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  23. ^ "1996 Result – Challenge Stks (held 26 January 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  24. ^ "1995 Result – Challenge Stks (held 28 January 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  25. ^ "1994 Result – Challenge Stks (held 22 January 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  26. ^ "1993 Result – Challenge Stks (held 23 January 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  27. ^ "1992 Result – Challenge Stks (held 25 January 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  28. ^ "1991 Result – Challenge Stks (held 19 January 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  29. ^ "1990 Result – Challenge Stks (held 20 January 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  30. ^ "1989 Result – Challenge Stks (held 21 January 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  31. ^ "1988 Result – Challenge Stks (held 23 January 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  32. ^ "1987 Result – Challenge Stks (held 24 January 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  33. ^ "1986 Result – Challenge Stks (held 25 January 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  34. ^ "1985 Result – Challenge Stks (held 26 January 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  35. ^ "1984 Result – Challenge Stks (held 28 January 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  36. ^ "1983 Result – Challenge Stks (held 29 January 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  37. ^ "Randwick Details Race 5 Challenge Stakes (Official result)". The Age, Melbourne. Google News Archive (Digitize). 25 January 1970. p. 19 (column 2). Retrieved 12 March 2013.