Looking for early information on this year’s Winners Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know.
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 was run 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.
In 2021 Eduardo won the Winners Stakes (Classique Legend Stakes) off a third in that spring’s The Everest trifecta.
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: Eduardo
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.
- #1 Eduardo
- #13 Lost And Running
- #8 Standout
In a bold front-running performance, Joe Pride’s super sprinter Eduardo ($3) was excellent backing-up off his third in The Everest to salute for the punters on his birthday in the 2021 Classique Legend Stakes results.
Winners Stakes 2021 Betting
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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- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Classique Legend Stakes 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Classique Legend Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN The Winners Stakes 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 three Winners Stakes winners Pierata (2019), Gytrash (2020) and Eduardo (2021) ball came off lead-up runs in The Everest running fifth, third and also third respectively in the world’s richest handicap.
- Favourite Factor: Pierata (2019), Gytrash (2020) and Eduardo (2021) all started favourite in the race giving the punters’ picks a flawless record ahead of the race’s fourth edition in 2022.
Winners Stakes FAVOURITES 2021
The early favourites in Winners Stakes / Classique Legend Stakes betting for 2021 include The Everest runner-up Masked Crusader and third placegetter out of the world’s richest turf race this year Eduardo.
Pierata ($2.60 in 2019), Gytrash ($3.60 in 2020) and Eduardo ($3 in 2021) all 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.
A host of The Everest graduates back-up chasing a consolation prize in Saturday’s 2021 Classique Legend Stakes field including Masked Crusader (2nd), Eduardo (3rd) and Lost And Running (4th) who ran in the money behind Nature Strip last start.
- Scratched: #14 Prime Candidate (7); #9 Top Ranked (16)
Winners Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #2 Masked Crusader ($3.40 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #2 Masked Crusader to salute for the punters (see above)
Best Roughie: #8 Standout ($18 at time of publish)
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.
2021 Classique Legend Stakes Scratchings:
- #14 Prime Candidate (7)
- #9 Top Ranked (16)
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 is set to run as Rosehill Race 6 at 4:10pm (AEDT) on 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.
(Classique Legend Stakes)
|Eduardo||Lost And Running||Standout||1:15.16|
(Yes Yes Yes Stakes)
|Gytrash||Haut Brion Her||Imaging||1:17.85|