Missile Stakes

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

Run over 1,200 metres, the Missile Stakes is a Group 2 race traditionally taking place at either Rosehill Gardens Racecourse or Royal Randwick. Open to three-year-olds and above the event is run at weight-for-age and attracts a quality line-up of spring-bound sprinters. 

A number of turf stars have won the Missile Stakes over the years including Lonhro (2002); Pierata (2018); Alizee (2019); and Eduardo (2020) who went on to win the Group 1 The Galaxy and Group 1 Doomben 10,000 in 2021.

The Missile Stakes now serves as a potential lead-up and form race into the $15 million The Everest (1200m) at Randwick in October.

Missile Stakes 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, August 6th, 2022
  • Track Location: Royal Randwick in 2022
  • 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: $250,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1978
  • 2022 Missile Stakes Winner: TBD

Missile Stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Missile Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 6, 2022.  

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Missile Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Missile Stakes in 2022

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Missile Stakes Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Which Horse Will Win The Missile Stakes in 2022?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Missile Stakes in 2022 is to take into account any lead-up form, assess the Missile Stakes barriers, and look at the weights. 

Additional factors to consider when selecting the Missile Stakes winner include: 

  • Local Experience – Horses that race well at Randwick and Rosehill should have the advantage.
  • Autumn Lead up – If there are any horses that did well in the Randwick Guineas who have entered the field, they are worth taking a closer look at.
  • First-Up – Most spring sprinters are resuming in the Missile Stakes so looking for the best first-up performers is key.

Missile Stakes Favourites 2022

Alizee ($1.30 in 2019) followed by Eduardo ($2.30 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Missile Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

Early favourites for the 2022 Missile Stakes will be updated here closer to the race. 

Missile Stakes 2022 Field

The official Missile Stakes 2022 field of final acceptances and barrier draw are announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Missile Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our insider Missile Stakes 2022 tips and exotic selections will be listed here the week of the event and a full Missile Stakes Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Missile Stakes Race Day 2022

Missile Stakes Day 2022 takes place on Saturday, the 6th of August 2022 at Royal Randwick Racecourse

Missile Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Missile Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Missile Stakes Field section. 

Missile Stakes Nominations 2022

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 1st of August, 2022. 

Missile Stakes Weights 2022

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 2nd of August, 2022 and will be published in our above Missile Stakes Field section. 

Missile Stakes Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 3rd of August, 2022 and will be published in our above Missile Stakes Field section. 

Missile Stakes Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 3rd of August, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Missile Stakes Field section. 

Missile Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 6th of August, 2022.

Missile Stakes Prize Money 2022

The 2022 Missile Stakes prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $140,250
2nd $46,800
3rd $22,700
4th $11,125
5th $6,125
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Missile Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Missile Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday the 6th of August, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse. 

Missile Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Missile Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Missile Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Missile Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

Missile Stakes Winners

Winners of the Missile Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Phobetor Michael Costa Tommy Berry 56 kgs 1:08.54
2020 Eduardo Joe Pride Nash Rawiller 56 kgs 1:12.01
2019 Alizee James Cummings Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:11.25
2018 Pierata Gregory Hickman James McDonald 58.5 kgs 1:08.41
2017 Invincible Gem Kris Lees Corey Brown 56.5 kgs 1:11.82
2016 Tycoon Tara Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 56.5 kgs 1:15.64
2015 Burbero Bjorn Baker Rory Hutchings 58.5 kgs 1:09.13
2014 Sweet Idea Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 56.5 kgs 1:09.44
2013 Rain Affair Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 58.5 kgs 1:10.83
2012 Pinwheel Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 58.5 kgs 1:09.74
2011 Rain Affair Joseph Pride Corey Brown 58.5 kgs 1:10.71
2010 Love Conquers All Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Cassidy 58.5 kgs 1:12.48
2009 Teasing Tim Martin Chris Munce 56.5 kgs 1:04.42
2008 Captain Bax Kris Lees Tim Clark 58.5 kgs 1:05.44
2007 German Chocolate Paul Cave Zac Purton 58.5 kgs 1:04.61
2006 Imprisoned John O’Shea Michael Rodd 57.5 kgs 1:06.27
2005 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2004 Dance Hero Gai Waterhouse Lenny Beasley 57 kgs 1:02.80
2003 Spark Of Life Allan Denham Chris Munce 57 kgs 1:02.82
2002 Lonhro John Hawkes Darren Beadman 57.5 kgs 1:03.53
2001 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2000 Sportsbrat Gary Portelli Hugh Bowman 57.5 kgs 1:06.69
1999 Padstow John Size Lenny Beasley 57.5 kgs 1:03.76