Winners Stakes

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

Winners Stakes Winners (Gytrash) | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds.com.au

The Winners Stakes – run in 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes – is a recent addition to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival taking place as a key support act on the lucrative Golden Eagle Race Day at Rosehill Gardens in late October.

Inaugurated in 2019, the event is renamed each season in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner. The first running was known as the Redzel Stakes, Redzel having won the first two editions of the world’s richest turf race in 2017 and 2018.

In 2020 the Winners Stakes was known as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes after the Chris Waller-trained youngster Yes Yes Yes took out the 2019 The Everest race the October prior.

For the third edition, the Winners Stakes will be known as the Classique Legend Stakes in honour of the 2020 The Everest champion Classique Legend.

Offering $1 million in stakes, the Winners Stakes is run and won over 1300m at set weights plus penalties and often attracts horses out of that year’s The Everest results.

In 2020 the Winners Stakes (Yes Yes Yes Stakes) winner Gytrash came off a lead-up third in the $15 million The Everest (1200m), while the year before the inaugural champion Pierata improved on a fifth in that year’s The Everest results.

The 2022 Winners Stakes will run as the Nature Strip Stakes after the Chris Waller-trained champion sprinter Nature Strip won the 2021 The Everest at his third attempt.

Winners Stakes 2021 – QUICK INFORMATION

  • 2021 Race Name: Classique Legend Stakes
  • Race Day: Saturday October 30th, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Surface: Turf
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Weight Class: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Qualification: Three-year-olds and above
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Special Conditions
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2019
  • 2021 Winners Stakes Winner: TBD

Winners Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Winners Stakes results – known as the 2021 Classique Legend Stakes results – will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 30, 2021. 

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Winners Stakes 2021 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

 

How To Bet On The Winners Stakes In 2021

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the 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
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN The Winners Stakesp in 2021?

Which horse will win the 2021 Winners Stakes (Classique Legend Stakes) comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the distance and their previous race experience against similar rivals.

When selecting the Winners Stakes winner it is also important to consider:

  • Concorde Lead-Up: The Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick in early September is a good guide to the Winners Stakes with Gytrash completing the double in 2020.
  • The Everest Horses: The first two Winners Stakes winners Pierata (2019) and Gytrash (2020) both came off lead-up runs in The Everest running fifth and third respectively in the world’s richest handicap.
  • Favourite Factor: Both Pierata (2019) and Gytrash (2020) started favourite in the race giving the punters’ picks a flawless record ahead of the race’s third edition in 2021.

Winners Stakes FAVOURITES 2021

The early favourites in Winners Stakes / Classique Legend Stakes betting for 2021 will be updated here closer to the race.

Pierata ($2.60 in 2019) and Gytrash ($3.60 in 2020) both won the race as Winners Stakes favourites.

Winners Stakes 2021 FIELD

The official 2021 Winners Stakes field of final acceptances is made public on the Wednesday of race week and will be available right here.

Winners Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our insider tips on the 2021 Winners Stakes will be detailed here the week of the $1 million feature and a full The Golden Eagle Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Winners Stakes 2021 RACE DAY

The 2021 Classique Legend Stakes (Winners Stakes) takes place on The Golden Eagle Day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday October 30th, 2021. The other key support races on the card are the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) and the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m).

winners stakes 2021 BARRIER DRAW

The official 2021 Winners Stakes barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above Winners Stakes Field section.

Winners stakes 2021 Nominations

Nominations on the 2021 Winners Stakes will be announced the week of the race and published below.

winners stakes 2021 WEIGHTS

The Winners Stakes is a set weights plus penalties event. Weights on the final acceptors will be published in our above Winners Stakes Field section.

winners stakes 2021 ACCEPTANCES

The Classique Legend Stakes 2021 acceptances close the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full in our above Winners Stakes Field section.

Winners Stakes 2021 JOCKEYS

Classique Legend Stakes 2021 jockeys must be declared following acceptances and will be available in our above Winners Stakes Field section.

Winners Stakes 2021 SCRATCHINGS

Scratchings for Winners Stakes must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday October 30, 2021

Winners Stakes PRIZE MONEY 2021

The current Winners Stakes prize money is set at $1,000,000.

Winners Stakes RACE NUMBER 2021

The 2021 Winners Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday the 30th of October, 2021 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Winners 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 Winners Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.

winners stakes Winners

Winners of the Winners Stakes going back to the race’s inauguration in 2019 are displayed in the table below.

YEAR WINNER 2ND 3RD TIME
2021

(Classique Legend Stakes)

TBD TBD TBD TBD
2020

(Yes Yes Yes Stakes)

Gytrash Haut Brion Her Imaging 1:17.85
2019

(Redzel Stakes)

Pierata Trekking Le Romain 1:16.59