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 either Doomben or Eagle Farm Racecourse in December as part of the Brisbane Summer Racing Carnival. 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 $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) run at the Gold Coast the following month. Coolangatta (2021, 2022) was the last to do the double as a two-year-old over the summer. 

It is traditionally held as part of Brisbane’s Boxing Day race meeting on the 26th of December.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Sunday, December 26th, 2021 
  • Track Location: Doomben Racecourse in 2021
  • 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
  • 2021 B.J. McLachlan Stakes Winner: Coolangatta

B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 B.J. McLachlan Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Sunday December 26, 2021 as part of Brisbane’s Boxing Day races

  1. #9 Coolangatta
  2. #Thelwell
  3. #6 Swiss Exile 

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Betting 2021

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 in 2021

  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.

BJ McLachlan Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 BJ McLachlan Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The B.J. McLachlan Stakes

The best way to pick which horse will win the B.J. McLachlan Stakes in 2021 is to take into account their lead-up form in similar grade Brisbane races, past experience at the track and any proven 1200m performers. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the BJ McLachlan Stakes winner include: 

  • Local Edge – Look for horses that have experience on the Doomben and Eagle Farm racetracks.
  • Phelan Ready – The Listed Phelan Ready Stakes is a key lead-up for any colts and geldings contesting the race with Alpine Edge (2020) the last to do the double.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Favourites 2021

Early favourites in B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2021 betting include Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes winning filly Coolangatta and the Jamie Richards-trained Kiwi visitor Bright Blue Sky

Coolangatta ($1.30 in 2021) was the last favourite in BJ McLachlan Stakes betting to win.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2021 Field

The official 2021 B.J. McLachlan Stakes field of final acceptances is set for release the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #9 Coolangatta ($1.35 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #10  Bright Blue Sky ($7 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #1 Palazzo Spirit ($13 at time of publish) 

Our insider 2021 B.J. McLachlan Stakes tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 B.J. MCLACHLAN STAKES DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Race Day 2021

2021 BJ McLachlan Stakes Day takes place on Sunday, the 26th of December, 2021 at Doomben Racecourse as part of the Boxing Day races. 

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 B.J. McLachlan Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above B.J. McLachlan Stakes Field section. 

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Nominations 2021

Nominations for the 2021 B.J. McLachlan Stakes close the Monday of race week. 

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Weights 2021

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 Tuesday the 21st of December, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above B.J. McLachlan Stakes Field section. 

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 10:00 AM on Wednesday December 22, 2021 and will be published in our above B.J. McLachlan Stakes Field section. 

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday December 22, 2021 and will be published in our above B.J. McLachlan Stakes Field section. 

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 8:30 AM on Sunday, the 26th of December, 2021.

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 2021

The 2021 B.J. McLachlan Stakes is set to run as Doomben Race 6 at 3:22pm (AEST) on Sunday, the 26th of December, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Doomben Racecourse.

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full BJ McLachlan Stakes 2021 Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL 2021 B.J. MCLACHLAN STAKES FORM GUIDE

B.J. McLachlan Stakes Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 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 going back to 2000 are detailed in the table below along with the winning jockeys, trainers and times. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Coolangatta Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 55.5kg 1:11.53
2020 Alpine Edge Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 57kg 1:11.31
2019 King’s Legacy Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 57kg 1:10.58
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

 

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