B.J. McLachlan Stakes

Looking for early info on this year’s B.J. McLachlan Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

B J McLachlan Stakes, Doomben Racecourse

Run over 1,200 metres, the B.J. McLachlan Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Doomben Racecourse. With a $250,000 prize purse, it attracts some of the country’s finest two year olds.

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2011.

This race serves as a key lead up to the Magic Millions Classic.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, December 18th, 2019
  • Track Location: Doomben Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Two year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Prize Purse: $250,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1983

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the B.J. McLachlan Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s B.J. McLachlan Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s B.J. McLachlan Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s B.J. McLachlan Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the B.J. McLachlan Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the B.J. McLachlan Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the B.J. McLachlan Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the B.J. McLachlan Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the B.J. McLachlan Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the B.J. McLachlan Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The B.J. McLachlan Stakes

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on B.J. McLachlan Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the B.J. McLachlan Stakes here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 15/11/2019).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBA TBA TBA

Which Horse Will Win The B.J. McLachlan Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the B.J. McLachlan Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Best Of Age – Races that are strictly for two year olds are uncommon. Finding the best two year old in Australia shouldn’t be hard based on previous performance. Trainers also make public comments about which two year old is the best in their stable.
  • Local Edge – Look for horses that have experience on the Doomben and Eagle Farm racetracks.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2 and TBA #3.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2019 Field

We will display the field here once nominations have occured.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 28th of December, 2019.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2019 B.J. McLachlan Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Nominations

Scratchings close at 12:00 PM on Friday, the 20th of December, 2019.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings run at 57 kilograms. Fillies run at 55 kilograms. Final weights will be announced by 5:00 PM on Monday, the 23rd of December, 2019.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 10:00 AM on Tuesday, the 24th of December, 2019.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, the 24th of
December, 2019.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 8:30 AM on Saturday, the 28th of December, 2019.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Prize Money

The B.J. McLachlan Stakes prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $145,000
2nd $46,250
3rd $23,750
4th $12,500
5th $6,875
6th $3,125
7th $3,125
8th $3,125
9th $3,125
10th $3,125

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Race Number

The B.J. McLachlan Stakes is race number 2 on Saturday, the 28th of December, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s B.J. McLachlan Stakes has been released.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 B.J. McLachlan Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Winners

Winners of the B.J. McLachlan Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Sun City Tony McEvoy James McDonald 57kg 1:09.96
2017 Meryl Lee Curtis Christian Reith 55kg 1:10.08
2016 Ours To Keep Chris Munce Damian Browne 57kg 1:10.82
2015 Zelady’s Night Out Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 55kg 1:09.94
2014 Mishani Honcho Les Ross Chris Whiteley 57kg 1:12.64
2013 Unencumbered Bjorn Baker Nathan Berry 57kg 1:10.16
2012 Missy Longstocking Liam Birchley Damian Browne 55kg 1:10.27
2011 Driefontein Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 54kg 1:09.38
2010 Military Grace Gillian Heinrich Daniel Griffin 54kg 1:12.95
2009 Military Rose Gillian Heinrich Stathi Katsidis 54kg 1:11.46
2008 Paprika Liam Birchley Shane Scriven 54kg 1:09.77
2007
2006 Miss Watagan Gary Bein Brad Stewart 52.5kg 1:10.90
2005 Master Archie Paddy Cunningham Bobby El-Issa 55.5kg 1:10.54
2004 Snitzel Gerald Ryan Glen Boss 55.5kg 1:09.51
2003 Oratorio Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 55.5kg 1:11.02
2002 How Funny Gai Waterhouse Michael Pelling 52.5kg 1:10.56
2001 Sunday Joy Gai Waterhouse Michael Cahill 52.5kg 1:09.42
2000 Shovoff Clarry Conners Glen Boss 52.5kg 1:13.82