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 Rosehill Gardens Racecourse*. 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. 

*Note: The 2021 Missile Stakes took place at Royal Randwick due to COVID-19. 

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 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, August 7th, 2021
  • Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse (Royal Randwick in 2021 due to COVID-19)
  • 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: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1978
  • 2021 Missile Stakes Winner: Phobetor

Missile Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Missile Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 7, 2021. 

  1. #5 Phobetor
  2. #6 Chat
  3. #7 Fasika

The Michael Costa-trained, lightly-raced six-year-old from the Gold Coast Phobetor ($5.50) was impressive off a Ramornie Handicap second at Grafton getting the late split off a gun run third the fence to defeat Chat ($13) and the beaten favourite Fasika ($3.20) in the 2021 Missile Stakes results at Randwick.

Missile Stakes Betting 2021

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 2021

  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.

Missile Stakes 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Missile 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 Missile Stakes in 2021?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Missile Stakes in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into consideration are as follows:

  • 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 2021

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 2021 Missile Stakes include Joe Pride’s resuming Group 2 Sapphire Stakes winner Fasika and the Godolphin-raced Viridine chasing his first win in a year. 

Missile Stakes 2021 Field

The official Missile Stakes 2021 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. 

Just seven runners remain in the 2021 Missile Stakes field and markets have the returning Joe Pride-trained Group 2 winning mare Fasika as the favourite from the inside alley fresh.

  • Scratched: #8 Hellenism (7)

Missile Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #7 Fasika ($2.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Kolding ($5 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #6 Chat ($10 at time of publish) 

Our insider Missile Stakes 2021 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 2021

Missile Stakes Day 2021 takes place on Saturday, the 7th of August 2021 at Royal Randwick Racecourse (moved from Rosehill Gardens due to COVID). 

The Listed The Rosebud (1100m) for Golden Rose-bound youngsters is the other feature Black-Type race on Missile Stakes Day.

Missile Stakes Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 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 2021

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 2nd of August, 2021. 

The 2021 Missile Stakes nominations have been extended until 11:00am on Tuesday after attracting just 10 early spring sprinters including the returning Joe Pride-trained Sapphire Stakes winning mare Fasika and Chris Waller’s star galloper Kolding last seen winning the Group 1 All Aged Stakes.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 8x142355x1 CHAT G 5 John Thompson 91
2 823x86x14x FASIKA M 6 Joseph Pride 107
3 1x152243x1 FROSTY ROCKS G 5 Bjorn Baker 93
4 11x33x2716 HELLENISM M 6 Aiden St Vincent 71
5 086x6673x8 HIGHTAIL G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 92
6 110x22501x KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 116
7 1x810x1x12 PHOBETOR G 6 Michael Costa 95
8 123x9230x8 RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
9 3425×46365 VIRIDINE G 7 James Cummings 104
10 x08x26353x WISDOM OF WATER H 4 Annabel Neasham 92

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Missile Stakes Weights 2021

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 3rd of August, 2021 and will be published in our above Missile Stakes Field section. 

2021 Missile Stakes Topweight:

  • #1 Kolding (59kg)

Missile Stakes Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 4th of August, 2021 and will be published in our above Missile Stakes Field section. 

Missile Stakes Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 4th of August, 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Missile Stakes Field section. 

Missile Stakes Scratchings 2021

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

2021 Missile Stakes Scratchings: 

  • #8 Hellenism (7)

Missile Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Missile Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $8,900
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Missile Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Missile Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 7 at 2:55pm (AEST) on Saturday the 7th of August, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse (moved from Rosehill Gardens). 

Missile 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 Missile Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Missile Stakes Live 2021

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

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