Looking for early info on this year’s Gimcrack Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
The Gimcrack Stakes is a Group 3 race contested over 1000m at Royal Randwick in late September or early October as part of the bumper Epsom Handicap Day card during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
Open only to two-year-old fillies, the Gimcrack Stakes is run at set weights and offers $160,000 in prize money.
Many young fillies are on debut in the Gimcrack Stakes field, which can serve as a nice lead-up into bigger events such as the following January’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on the Gold Coast in Queensland. In 2019, Stellar Pauline ran second in the Gimcrack Stakes and also placed second in the 2020 Magic Millions Classic.
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, October 2, 2021
- Track Location: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1000 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Two year olds (fillies)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Racing New South Wales
- Prize Purse: $160,000
- Inaugural Race: 1906
- 2021 Gimcrack Stakes Winner: Coolangatta
gimcrack stakes 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Gimcrack Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 2, 2021.
- #2 Coolangatta
- #4 Drisana
- #8 Pantonario
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained filly Coolangatta ($2.50F) lived up to expectations absolutely flying home on debut to record a commanding three length victory in the 2021 Gimcrack Stakes results for the punters.
Gimcrack Stakes Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Gimcrack Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Gimcrack Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Gimcrack Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Gimcrack Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Gimcrack 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 Gimcrack 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 Gimcrack Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Gimcrack Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Gimcrack 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 Gimcrack Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Gimcrack Stakes in 2021
- 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 Gimcrack Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Gimcrack 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 Gimcrack Stakes in 2021?
The best way to pick which horse will win the Gimcrack Stakes is to look at their lead-up form, check any previous Black-Type experience and consider their record at the track.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Gimcrack Stakes winner include:
- Young Guns – With a field made up entirely of two year old fillies, a lot of the runners are as yet unproven. Look out for a filly that has recently won or gotten a place in a black-type event.
- Top Trainers – From 2014-21 trainer John O’Shea prepared three Gimcrack Stakes winners, while Peter & Paul Snowden trained two in that time so watching for fillies from the top stables can prove profitable.
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 Favourites
Early favourites in 2021 Gimcrack Stakes betting include the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Coolangatta and Drisana for Team Snowden.
Enthaar ($1.60 in 2020) followed by Coolangatta ($2.50 in 2021) are the latest Gimcrack Stakes favourites to win.
Gimcrack Stakes Field 2021
The official Gimcrack 2021 field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2021 Gimcrack Stakes field features a line-up of unraced two-year-old fillies led in betting by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Written Tycoon filly Coolangatta who was impressive in a recent trial win at the Kensington track.
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #2 Coolangatta ($2 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #4 Drisana ($6 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #6 Mumbai Jewel ($41 at time of publish)
Our insider Gimcrack Stakes 2021 tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Gimcrack Stakes Race Day 2021
The 2021 Gimcrack Stakes takes place as part of the Epsom Handicap Day card at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 2, 2021. The meeting is host to plenty of Group races including three elite level features with the running of the:
- Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m);
- Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m); and the
- Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m).
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 Barrier Draw
The 2021 Gimcrack Stakes barrier draw is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in our above Gimcrack Stakes Field section.
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 Nominations
Nominations close at 11:00 AM (AEST) on Monday the 27th of September, 2021.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||CHOOSE YOUR WORDS||F||2||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|2||COOLANGATTA||F||2||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|3||DEEP EXPECTATION||F||2||Peter Robl|
|4||DRISANA||F||2||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|5||EURYDICE||F||2||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou|
|6||MUMBAI JEWEL||F||2||Annabel Neasham|
|7||OKAMI MISS||F||2||Clarry Conners|
|8||PANTONARIO||F||2||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|10||STREET SMARTS||F||2||Matthew Dunn|
|11||WILD BOTANICA||F||2||Kacy Fogden|
|12||WILD CALM||F||2||Annabel Neasham|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 Weights
Set weights apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM (AEST) on Tuesday, the 28th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Gimcrack Stakes Field section.
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM (AEST) on Wednesday, the 29th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Gimcrack Stakes Field section.
Gimcrack Stakes 2021 Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM (AEST) on Wednesday, the 29th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Gimcrack Stakes Field section.
Gimcrack Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM (AEST) on Saturday, the 2nd of October, 2021.
Gimcrack Stakes Prize Money 2021
The Gimcrack Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.
Gimcrack Stakes Race Number 2021
The 2021 Gimcrack Stakes is set to run as Randwcik Race 2 at 12:25pm (AEST) on Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Royal Randwick.
Gimcrack 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 2021 Gimcrack Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.
Gimcrack Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Gimcrack Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Gimcrack Stakes Winners
Winners of the Gimcrack Stakes (ATC) going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below courtesy of Racing Australia.
|2021/22||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Group 3||COOLANGATTA||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||James McDonald||56kg||1000 m||0:56.78|
|2020/21||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Group 3||ENTHAAR||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||James McDonald||56kg||1000 m||0:57.06|
|2019/20||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Group 3||EVERY ROSE||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||56kg||1000 m||0:58.57|
|2018/19||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Group 3||CATCH ME||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||56kg||1000 m||0:56.99|
|2017/18||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||SATIN SLIPPER||Peter & Paul Snowden||Hugh Bowman||56kg||1000 m||0:58.03|
|2016/17||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||JORDA||John O’Shea||James McDonald||56kg||1000 m||0:57.53|
|2015/16||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||CALLIOPE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||56kg||1000 m||0:57.61|
|2014/15||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||CALAVERITE||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||56kg||1000 m||0:57.64|
|2013/14||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||ALPHA MISS||Gary Nickson||Jason Collett||56kg||1000 m||0:57.77|
|2012/13||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||BRILLIANT BISC||Peter G Moody||Joshua Parr||56kg||1000 m||0:57.82|
|2011/12||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||HUSSOUSA||John Thompson||Joao Moreira||56kg||1000 m||0:58.42|
|2010/11||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||DEFIANT DAME||David Payne||Corey Brown||56kg||1000 m||0:57.41|
|2009/10||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||GYBE||Anthony Cummings||Tim Clark||56kg||1000 m||0:59.07|
|2008/09||KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||OUR JOAN OF ARC||Clarry Conners||Peter Robl||56kg||1000 m||0:58.03|
|2007/08||RACE NOT HELD|
|2006/07||EMIRATES GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||HURRIED CHOICE||David Payne||Michael Rodd||56kg||1000 m||0:58.34|
|2005/06||EMIRATES GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||MIRROR MIRROR||Clarry Conners||Danny Beasley||56kg||1000 m||0:58.69|
|2004/05||GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||MEDIA||Bob Thomsen||Hugh Bowman||56kg||1000 m||0:58.85|
|2003/04||GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||SEGMENTS||Clarry Conners||Larry Cassidy||56kg||1000 m||0:59.46|
|2002/03||GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||SPURCENT||Tony Karakatsanis||Brent Stanley||55.5kg||1000 m||0:58.54|
|2001/02||GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||DE LOLLIES||Clarry Conners||Larry Cassidy||53kg||1000 m||0:58.24|
|2000/01||GIMCRACK STAKES Listed||DONNA NATALIA||Jack Denham||Brad Stewart||53kg||1000 m||0:58.13|