Australian Champion Stayer

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The Australian Champion Stayer is awarded annually to the Thoroughbred horse whose performances in Australia over distances of 2,200 metres (approximately 11 furlongs) and greater are deemed to be the superior to its rivals. It has been awarded since the 1999 - 2000 season. Apart from that first award, the Melbourne Cup winner has always won the award.

Australian Champion Stayer[1]
Year / Season Horse Age Sex Breeding
1999-2000 Tie the Knot 5yo G Nassipour (USA) – Whisked (AUS)
2000-2001 Brew 6yo G Sir Tristram (IRE) - Horlicks (NZ)
2001-2002 Ethereal 4yo M Rhythm (USA) - Romanee Conti (NZ)
2002-2003 Media Puzzle 6yo G Theatrical (IRE) - Market Slide (USA)
2003-2004 Makybe Diva 5yo M Desert King (IRE) - Tugela (USA)
2004-2005 Makybe Diva 6yo M Desert King (IRE) - Tugela (USA)
2005-2006 Makybe Diva 7yo M Desert King (IRE) - Tugela (USA)
2006-2007 Delta Blues 5yo H Dance in the Dark (JPN) - Dixie Splash (USA)
2007-2008 Efficient 4yo G Zabeel (NZ) - Refused The Dance (NZ)
2008-2009 Viewed 5yo H Scenic (IRE) – Lovers Knot (NZ)
2009-2010 Shocking 4yo H Street Cry (IRE) - Maria Di Castiglia (GB)[2]
2010-2011 Americain 6yo G Dynaformer (USA) – America (IRE)
2011-2012 Dunaden 6yo G Nicobar (GB) – La Marlia (FR)
2012-2013 Green Moon 6yo H Montjeu (IRE) – Green Noon (FR)
2013-2014 Fiorente 6yo H Monsun (GER) – Desert Bloom (IRE)
2014-2015 Protectionist 5yo H Monsun (GER) – Patineuse (IRE)
2015-2016 Preferment 5yo H Zabeel (NZ) – Better Alternative (AUS)

Other Australian Thoroughbred Awards[edit]

Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year
Australian Champion Two Year Old
Australian Champion Three Year Old
Australian Champion Sprinter
Australian Champion Middle Distance Racehorse
Australian Champion Filly or Mare
Australian Champion International Performer
Australian Champion Jumper
Australian Champion Trainer


  1. ^ "Australian Champion of the year awards 1994 to 2003". Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Typhoon Tracy named Horse of the Year". Thoroughbred Village. Retrieved 6 June 2011.