Villiers Stakes

Villiers Stakes, Randwick Racecourse

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

First held in 1982, the Villiers Stakes has held Group 2 status for over 30 years and the 1600m feature takes place at Royal Randwick in mid-December annually. 

Offering $750,000 in prize money following a large stakes boost in 2021, the Villiers Stakes also serves as a credible lead-up into the Summer Cup held over 2000m. 

The Villiers Stakes winner also secures a ballot exemption into the following autumn’s iconic Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m). 

Villiers Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, December 11th, 2021
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $750,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1892
  • 2021 Villiers Stakes Winner: Brutality

villiers Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Villiers Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday December 11, 2021. 

  1. #17 Brutality
  2. #6 Ellsberg
  3. #14 Criaderas

The Joe Pride-trained Brutality ($5) relished running three Saturdays on the trot, the rock-hard fit galloper enjoying a huge late run out wide to power home and defeat his conqueror out of the Festival Stakes Ellsberg home by two lengths in the Villiers Stakes 2021 results to earn a 2022 Doncaster Mile ballot exemption.

Villiers Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Villiers Stakes in 2021

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  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 Villiers Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Villiers Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Villiers 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 Villiers Stakes in 2021?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Villiers Stakes in 2021 is to take into account their lead-up summer racing form, any proven Black-Type performers and Sydney-trained gallopers. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Villiers Stakes winner include: 

  • Local Milers – There are plenty of races worth paying attention in the preceding weeks, set at 1600 metres and taking place at Randwick.

Villiers Stakes Favourites 2021

Early favourites in Villiers Stakes 2021 betting include recent Group 3 Festival Stakes winner Ellsberg and Joe Pride’s Caloundra Cup champ Stockman coming off a lead-up second in the same race. 

Quackerjack ($3.80 in 2019) was the last Villiers Stakes favourite to win.

Villiers Stakes 2021 Field

The official Villiers Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances is set for release the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced. 

Festival Stakes winner Ellsberg and fellow last-start winner Steely also prepared by Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou headline a capacity 2021 Villiers Stakes field facing off in Sydney on Saturday for a ballot exemption into next autumn’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile.

Villiers Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #6 Ellsberg ($4.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #6 Ellsberg to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #8 Stockman ($9 at time of publish)

Our insider 2021 Villiers Stakes tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Villiers Stakes Race Day 2021

2021 Villiers Stakes Day takes place on Saturday, the 11th of December, 2021 at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse. 

Villiers Stakes Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 Villiers Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Villiers Stakes Field section. 

Villiers Stakes Nominations 2021

Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 6th of December, 2021. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1422x1271 ELLSBERG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 1 56kg 56kg 100
2 21x6411x63 BANDERSNATCH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2= 59kg 59kg 106
3 240x415x77 GEM SONG G 6 Kris Lees 2= 59kg 59kg 106
4 7x4100x582 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 2= 59kg 59kg 106
5 6100×44636 SO SI BON G 8 Ben & JD Hayes 5 58kg 58kg 104
6 80x2915x57 RANIER G 6 James Cummings 6 57kg 57kg 102
7 6x323179x8 ORDER AGAIN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 7= 56kg 56kg 100
8 7642311×02 STOCKMAN (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 7= 56kg 56kg 100
9 41441×0608 ATTORNEY (FR) G 7 Matthew Smith 9 55.5kg 55.5kg 99
10 2119×54300 RELOADED G 5 Chris Waller 10 55kg 55kg 98
11 100×667309 FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker 11= 54.5kg 54.5kg 97
12 51220×9273 YAMAZAKI M 6 Matthew Dunn 11= 54kg 53kg 97
13 9x60x33306 PRIME CANDIDATE G 7 Bjorn Baker 13 54kg 54kg 96
14 337x4657x9 COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (NZ) G 8 Kris Lees 14 54kg 53.5kg 95
15 1283x27x58 CRIADERAS G 5 James Cummings 15= 54kg 53kg 94
16 1154411×21 STEELY G 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 15= 54kg 53kg 94
17 2130×89105 EXOBOOM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 17 54kg 53kg 92
18 x2127x3017 LIGHTNING JACK (NZ) G 5 Annabel Neasham 18 54kg 53kg 90
19 33441×0343 BRUTALITY G 5 Joseph Pride 19= 54kg 53kg 89
20 2x1813x763 GROVE FERRY (IRE) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 19= 54kg 53kg 89
21 x8322233x0 PARRY SOUND G 6 Bjorn Baker 19= 54kg 53kg 89
22 47×3932511 KUBRICK G 5 Chris Waller 22= 54kg 53kg 88
23 x3112383x5 MUBARIZ (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 22= 54kg 53kg 88
24 553×602319 AL MAH HAHA G 7 Tash Burleigh 24= 54kg 53kg 87
25 16x41377x6 KIRWAN’S LANE (NZ) G 5 John O’Shea 24= 54kg 53kg 87
26 144509×727 WHEELHOUSE G 4 Chris Waller 26 54kg 53kg 86
27 x16233x050 LUVOIR G 5 Richard & Michael Freedman 27 54kg 53kg 84
28 x111x96642 EQUATION H 4 Annabel Neasham 28 54kg 53kg 81
29 556636×164 BLACK DUKE G 4 Richard Litt 29 54kg 53kg 74
30 0x81423242 LEASE C 3 Anthony Cummings 30 54kg 53kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Villiers Stakes Weights 2021

Quality handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 7th of December, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Villiers Stakes Field section.

2021 Villiers Stakes Top Weights:

  • #1 Bandersnatch (59kg)
  • #2 Gem Song (59kg)
  • #3 I Am Superman (59kg)

Villiers Stakes Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 7th of December, 2021 and will be published in our above Villiers Stakes Field section.

Villiers Stakes Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 8th of December, 2021 and jockeys will be published in our above Villiers Stakes Field section.

Villiers Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 11th of December, 2021. 

Villiers Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Villiers Stakes prize purse is worth $750,000 in total as of 2021, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $430,500
2nd $141,000
3rd $74,250
4th $33,375
5th $18,375
6th $7,500
7th $7,500
8th $7,500
9th $7,500
10th $7,500

Villiers Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Villiers Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday December 11, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Villiers 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 Villiers Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Villiers Stakes Live 2021

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Villiers Stakes Winners

Winners of the Villiers Stakes going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. For every result going back to 1930, please check our Villiers Stakes winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Brutality Joe Pride Regan Bayliss 53kg 1:37.26
2020 Greysful Glamour Mark Newnham Rachel King 56kg 1:33.47
2019 Quackerjack Mark Newnham Rachel King 56kg 1:34.20
2018 Sky Boy Anthony Cummings Christian Reith 53kg 1:36.39
2017 Crack Me Up Liam Birchley Jason Collett 54.5kg 1:34.98
2016 Sense Of Occasion Kris Lees Ben Melham 54kg 1:37.40
2015 Happy Clapper Patrick Webster Brenton Avdulla 53kg 1:33.98
2014 Rudy Helen Page Luke Tarrant 53kg 1:36.27
2013 Ninth Legion Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Peter Robl 54.5kg 1:31.41
2012 All Legal Kevin Moses Glyn Schofield 54kg 1:35.81
2011 Monton Ron Quinton Hugh Bowman 58kg 1:36.33
2010 Dances On Waves Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 52kg 1:35.03
2009 Palacio De Cristal Grahame Begg Peter Wells 52kg 1:34.72
2008 Something Anything Gary Portelli Chris Munce 54.5kg 1:36.39
2007 Honor In War Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 54.5kg 1:21.54
2006 Utzon Les Bridge Lenny Beasley 57.5kg 1:35.26
2005 Aqua D’amore Gai Waterhouse Danny Beasley 52.5kg 1:35.47
2004 Ike’s Dream John Hawkes Darren Beadman 54kg 1:33.13
2003 On A High John O’Shea Larry Cassidy 53kg 1:35.86
2002 Boreale John Hawkes Darren Beadman 53kg 1:34.89
2001 Carael Boy Bob Milligan Brad Pengelly 53.5kg 1:36.54
2000 Grey And Gold John O’Shea Darryl McLellan 52.5kg 1:36.19
1999 Final Fantasy Bruce Cross Craig Carmody 52kg 1:35.45