Roman Consul Stakes

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

Roman Consul Stakes Winners (Wild Ruler) | Photo: Steve Hart |

The Roman Consul Stakes is an important Group 2 sprint race run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Spring Champion Stakes Day in early October each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

It was previously held a week earlier on Epsom Handicap Day but now runs on the same day as Melbourne’s Caulfield Guineas Day program.

Contested over 1200m and offering $300,000 in prize money, the race is run at set weights and is open only to three-year-olds.

The Roman Consul Stakes winner also earns a ballot exemption into the following autumn’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) held in the autumn.

The best horses out of the Roman Consul Stakes may head south to Melbourne for a shot at the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight on VRC Derby Day.

Brazen Beau (2014) was the last young sprinter to complete the Roman Consul Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double. More recently, the 2020 Roman Consul Stakes winner Wild Ruler ran a next-up third in the Coolmore Stud Stakes trifecta and won the following year’s Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley.

The Roman Consul Stakes also serves as a potential lead-up into the $15 million The Everest (1200m).

The race is named in honour of former star sprinter from the 1960’s Roman Consul who is best known for a hat-trick of wins in the Chelmsford Stakes (1967-69).

roman consul Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights + Penalties
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1978
  • 2021 Roman Consul Stakes Winner: Paulele

Roman Consul Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Roman Consul Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021. 

  1. #2 Paulele
  2. #4 Gleneagles
  3. #6 King Of Sparta

The Everest could be on the cards for the Godolphin-raced Paulele ($1.90) after he saluted for the punters in the 2021 Roman Consul Stakes results.

Roman Consul Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Roman Consul Stakes in 2021

  1. Join up at
  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 Roman Consul Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Roman Consul Stakes 2022 Odds

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

Which Horse Will Win The Roman Consul Stakes in 2021

The best way to pick which horse will win the Roman Consul Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, look at their lead-up form in similar grade races and their Sydney strike-rate.

Additional factors to consider when picking the Roman Consul Stakes winner include: 

  • Favourite Factor – The top elect in Roman Consul Stakes betting and horses under double-figures in the markets have an excellent record in the event.
  • Lead-Up Race – Rosehill’s Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) is a key lead-up into the Roman Consul Stakes producing recent winners of the latter Cosmic Force (2nd in 2019),  Wild Ruler (1st in 2020) who did the double and Paulele (2nd in 2021).
  • Golden Rose – Plenty of Roman Consul Stakes winners also had an earlier run in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) with Exosphere (2015) the last to do the double.

Roman Consul Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early 2021 Roman Consul Stakes favourites include Rosebud winner Paulele and the progressive David Payne-trained Capitalist colt Gleneagles

Cosmic Force ($2.80 in 2019) followed by Wild Ruler ($1.60 in 2020) and Paulele ($1.90 in 2021) are the latest Roman Consul Stakes favourites to win.

roman consul Stakes 2021 Field

The official 2021 Roman Consul Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The Roman Consul Stakes 2021 final field features a small but class line-up of young sprinters led by Paulele looking for his first win since the Rosebud fresh and with form around the Golden Rose winner In The Congo.

  • Scratched: #10 Rhapsody Rose (10)

roman consul stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #2 Paulele ($2.25 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Paulele to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #3 O’president ($11 at time of publish) –

Our exclusive Roman Consul Stakes 2021 tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


roman consul Stakes Race Day 2021

The 2021 Roman Consul Stakes takes place as part of Spring Champion Stakes Day at Royal Randwick on Saturday October 9, 2021. The Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) is the marquee race on the program, which also features the: 

roman consul Stakes 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Roman Consul Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public on the Wednesday of race week and published in our above Roman Consul Stakes Field section. 

Roman Consul Stakes 2021 Nominations

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 4th of October, 2021.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x721610x5 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 1 56.5kg 94
2 11x671x122 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg 90
3 2138×1 HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller 3 56.5kg 94
4 136x316x44 RHAPSODY ROSE F 3 Chris Munce 4 54.5kg 74
5 13111×7 SWORD OF STATE C 3 Jamie Richards 5 56.5kg 99
6 25x110x34 GLENEAGLES C 3 David Payne 6 56.5kg 80
7 211140×8 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 7 56.5kg 76
8 2744×16124 KING OF SPARTA G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 56.5kg 79
9 6x11x O’PRESIDENT C 3 Chris Waller 9 56.5kg 90
10 113×35 PARK AVENUE G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 10 56.5kg 67
11 14×315 A VERY FINE RED F 3 Mark Newnham 11 54.5kg 77
12 15x MIMOSAS G 3 Clayton Douglas 12 56.5kg 67
13 6585×113 TRISTATE C 3 Anthony Cummings 13 56.5kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Roman Consul Stakes 2021 Weights

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 5th of October, 2021 and published in our above Roman Consul Stakes Field section. 

Roman Consul Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of October, 2021 and published in our above Roman Consul Stakes Field section. 

Roman Consul Stakes 2021 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 6th of October, 2021 and published in our above Roman Consul Stakes Field section. 

Roman Consul Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of October, 2021.

2021 Roman Consul Stakes Scratchings: 

  • #10 Rhapsody Rose (10)

Roman Consul Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Roman Consul Stakes prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $170,700
2nd $56,400
3rd $27,450
4th $13,350
5th $7,350
6th $3,750
7th $3,750
8th $3,750
9th $3,750
10th $3,750

roman consul Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Roman Consul Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 5 at 2:55pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 9th of October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

roman consul Stakes 2021 Form Guide

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


roman consul Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Roman Consul Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

roman consul Stakes Winners

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

Year Place Horse Time
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Paulele 1 minute 8.59 seconds
2nd Gleneagles
3rd King Of Sparta
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Wild Ruler 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd On The Lead
3rd Doubtland
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Cosmic Force 1 minute 8.14 seconds
2nd Standout
3rd Microphone
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Sesar 1 minute 9.91 seconds
2nd Sandbar
3rd Spin
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Viridine 1 minute 10.24 seconds
2nd Single Bullet
3rd Beau Geste
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Russian Revolution 1 minute 9.08 seconds
2nd Astern
3rd Capitalist
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1st Exosphere 1 minute 8.52 seconds
2nd Zoutenant
3rd Japonisme
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 9.04 seconds
2nd Nostradamus
3rd Delectation
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Zoustar 1 minute 9.45 seconds
2nd Barbed
3rd Open Book
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Jolie Bay 1 minute 9.62 seconds
2nd Knight Exemplar
3rd Your Song
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Foxwedge 1 minute 11.16 seconds
2nd Masthead
3rd Do You Think
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd Obsequious
3rd Parriwi
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Shellscrape 1 minute 9.97 seconds
2nd Honest Truth
3rd Shadow Assassin
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Montana Flyer 1 minute 11.61 seconds
2nd Drumbeats
3rd Silent But Deadly
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Race Not Held  
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Reigning To Win 1 minute 10.74 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Mute
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Denmarket 1 minute 10.46 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd De Beers
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Fastnet Rock 1 minute 9.32 seconds
2nd Charge Forward
3rd Star Cat
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 9.14 seconds
2nd Hasna
3rd Ambulance
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Snowland 1 minute 10.64 seconds
2nd Force Apollo
3rd Bollinger
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Stylish Lass 1 minute 4.91 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Mistegic
Roman Consul Stakes
1st Kootoomootoo 1 minute 12.21 seconds
2nd Veteran
3rd Zariz