Light Fingers Stakes

Light Fingers Stakes, Randwick Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Light Fingers Stakes? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,200 metres each February, the Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race, held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of nationwide, as well as New Zealand bred talent.

This race serves as an excellent lead in to the 2000 metre Coolmore Classic, taking place the following month at Rosehill.

The races Group level history has gone back and forth a bit. The race was Group 2 in 1986, followed by 3 years of Group 3 status, before returning to Group 2 in 1991, and staying that way until present.

Light Fingers Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 16th, 2019
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year old (fillies only)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1979

Light Fingers Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Light Fingers Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Light Fingers Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Light Fingers Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Light Fingers Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Light Fingers 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 Light Fingers 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 Light Fingers Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Light Fingers Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Light Fingers 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 Light Fingers Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Light Fingers Stakes

  1. Join up 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 Light Fingers Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Light Fingers 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 2018 edition of the Light Fingers Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 18/12/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Light Fingers Stakes 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
1 3 4 Alizee James Cummings Glyn Schofield 56 kgs $2.15
2 13 5 Shumookh Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0.1 lengths 56 kgs $7
3 7 8 Torvill Clarry Conners Christian Reith 0.3 lengths 56 kgs $101
4 1 11 Frolic Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 1.9 lengths 56 kgs $13
5 2 10 Melody Belle Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Rory Hutchings 2.3 lengths 56 kgs $5.50
6 6 7 Sasso Corbaro Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.1 lengths 56 kgs $6
7 4 9 Debonairly Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5.1 lengths 56 kgs $21
8 9 1 Ellie’s Encore Paul Perry Jean Van Overmeire (a) 5.4 lengths 56 kgs $151
9 5 2 Yulong Xingsheng Kris Lees Tye Angland 9 lengths 56 kgs $26
10 8 3 From Within Edward O’Rourke Joshua Parr 10 lengths 56 kgs $51
11 12 6 Kanga’s Eye Anthony & Edward Cummings Josh Adams 11.7 lengths 56 kgs $51
Scratched 14 0 Excellent Design John P Thompson
Scratched 11 0 Charlayne Chris Waller Jay Ford
Scratched 10 0 Warranty Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins

Which Horse Will Win The Light Fingers Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Light Fingers 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:

  • Upsets Happen – In this race, you never know which high paying filly might come from out of nowhere to scoop up first place. Place betting is common during this race.
  • Double Digits – Some horses can still come out on top, despite drawing a wide barrier. This will be illuminated by taking a look at their past races where they’ve been forced to go wide, but still ended up strong.
  • Time To Spare – A field full of fillies can include a mixture of runners. Some proven, and some unproven. Don’t be surprised if the circumstances include wins for more than three lengths.

Light Fingers Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Light Fingers Stakes 2019 Field

The field limit is 18. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Light Fingers Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Light Fingers Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of February, 2019.

Light Fingers Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2018 Light Fingers Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Light Fingers Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 11th of February, 2019.

Light Fingers Stakes Weights

Set weights apply to this race. The weight is set at 56 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 12th of February, 2019.

Light Fingers Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 13th of February, 2019.

Light Fingers Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of February, 2019.

Light Fingers Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 16th of February, 2019.

Light Fingers Stakes Prize Money

The Light Fingers Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $8,900
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Light Fingers Stakes Race Number

The Light Fingers Stakes is race number 2 on the 16th of February, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Light Fingers 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 Light Fingers Stakes has been released.

Light Fingers Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Light Fingers Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Light Fingers Stakes Winners

Winners of the Light Fingers Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1979, please check our winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Alizee James Cummings Glyn Schofield 56kg 1:10.06
2017 Global Glamour Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 56kg 1:09.70
2016 Perignon Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 56kg 1:09.98
2015 Adrift Gai Waterhouse Tye Angland 56kg 1:09.48
2014 Sweet Idea Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 56kg 1:09.09
2013 Bennetta Grahame Begg James McDonald 56kg 1:10.16
2012 Sea Siren John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 56kg 1:09.47
2011 Obsequious Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 56kg 1:09.50
2010 More Joyous Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 56kg 1:09.80
2009 Rock Me Baby David Payne Brad Pengelly 56kg 1:11.39
2008 Forensics Peter Snowden Rod Quinn 56kg 1:10.56
2007 Gold Edition Ron Maund Jim Cassidy 56kg 1:09.07
2006 Street Smart Ron Maund Glenn Lynch 55.5kg 1:09.90
2005 Trezevant Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 54kg 1:10.00
2004 Sharp John Hawkes Corey Brown 56.5kg 1:08.72
2003 Only Glory John O’Shea Darren Beadman 54kg 1:11.22
2002 Ancient Song Rado Boljun Larry Cassidy 53kg 1:10.98
2001 Lady Mulan Bob Thomsen Glen Boss 53kg 1:09.61
2000 Camena Gerald Ryan Larry Cassidy 55.5kg 1:09.60