Looking for early info on this year’s Expressway Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
An open race for horses three years and up, the Expressway Stakes is an integral part of the Australian Turf Club’s first quarter. Taking place in either January or February, the race has proudly held Group 2 status for nearly 40 years now.
If a horse does well in the Expressway Stakes, you’re likely to see them compete in the 1400 metre Apollo Stakes, usually taking place 2 weeks later.
Expressway Stakes 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1974
Expressway Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Expressway Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Expressway Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Expressway Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Expressway Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Expressway 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 Expressway 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 Expressway Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Expressway Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Expressway 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 Expressway Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Expressway Stakes
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Expressway Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Expressway Stakes 2020 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 Expressway Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 03/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Expressway Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Expressway 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:
- Black Experience – Some of the field will be unproven at the group level. If you can locate a horse that has been consistently cleaning up at the listed status stakes, you might be onto a horse that is about to make its breakout performance.
- Favourites – Typically do well in this race. Taking first place doesn’t happen every year, but place getting is a regular occurance.
- Local Majority – The most of entrants will be coming from the Sydney metropolitan area. You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled to Randwick and Rosehill in the week prior to the race.
- Tiny Field – Despite a field limited of 18, 2018’s race had only 6 runners at the gate. This can make place betting much easier, albeit with less of a payoff.
Expressway Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Expressway Stakes 2020 Field
The field limit is 18. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Expressway Stakes 2020 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Expressway Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 1st of February, 2020.
Expressway Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2020 Expressway Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Expressway Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 27th of January, 2020.
Expressway Stakes Weights
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 28th of January, 2020.
Expressway Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 29th of January, 2020.
Expressway Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 29th of January, 2020.
Expressway Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 1st of February, 2020.
Expressway Stakes Prize Money
The Expressway Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Expressway Stakes Race Number
The Expressway Stakes is race number 1 on the 1st of February, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Expressway 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 2020’s Expressway Stakes has been released.
Expressway Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Expressway Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Expressway Stakes Winners
Winners of the Expressway Stakes for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see every winner, going back to the first race in 1974, check out our winners page.
|2019||Alizee||James Cummings||Blake Shinn||56.5kg||1:11.32|
|2018||Trapeze Artist||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||55.5kg||1:10.41|
|2017||Music Magnate||Bjorn Baker||Kerrin McEvoy||58.5kg||1:09.48|
|2016||Our Boy Malachi||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||58.5kg||1:11.65|
|2015||Weary||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||58.5kg||1:10.66|
|2014||Appearance||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||56.5kg||1:09.06|
|2013||Happy Galaxy||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Jay Ford||55.5kg||1:09.82|
|2012||Rain Affair||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||58.5kg||1:10.79|
|2011||Centennial Park||David Payne||Corey Brown||58.5kg||1:10.25|
|2010||Rangirangdoo||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||58.5kg||1:12.66|
|2009||Burdekin Blues||Barry Baldwin||Shane Scriven||58.5kg||1:09.76|
|2008||Paratroopers||Peter Snowden||Danny Nikolic||58.5kg||1:09.60|
|2007||Mentality||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||55.5kg||1:09.96|
|2006||Court’s In Session||Guy Walter||Danny Beasley||57.5kg||1:09.15|
|2005||Court’s In Session||Guy Walter||Hugh Bowman||57.5kg||1:09.51|
|2004||Sportsman||Gregory Hickman||Christian Reith||57.5kg||1:08.37|
|2003||Lonhro||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||57.5kg||1:10.66|
|2002||Ateates||Gary Portelli||Jim Cassidy||55kg||1:11.23|
|2001||Tie The Knot||Guy Walter||Patrick Payne||57.5kg||1:09.98|
|2000||Mr. Innocent||Mal Gerrard||Glen Colless||57.5kg||1:09.25|