Callander-Presnell (Stan Fox Stakes)

Stan Fox Stakes, Rosehill Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Callander-Presnell (formerly the Stan Fox Stakes) race? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1600 metres having been increased in distance from 1500m in 2022, the Stan Fox Stakes is now known as the Callander-Presnell. The race was renamed in honour of Sydney racing media figures Ken Callander and Max Presnell and has replaced the now defunct the $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m), an event that ran from 2019-21. 

A Group 2 race taking place at Royal Randwick Racecourse in late October on Spring Champion Stakes Day, the Callander-Presnell prize money was boosted to $1 million in 2022. It attracts a quality line-up middle-distance three-year-olds that could be targeting a Group 1 race down in Melbourne over the Cup Carnival. 

For it’s first 32 years it was run at 1400 metres, before being increased to 1500m in 2021 and 1600m in 2022. 

Starting out as a Principal Race, it then progressed to a Listed race in 1985, followed by Group 3 in 1989. It has been a Group 2 race since 1996.

The event briefly served as a lead-up into the Bondi Stakes from 2019-2021 before replacing that event in 2022 as the leading Sydney spring race for three-year-olds.

Both Pelzer (2020) and Hilal (2021) completed the Stan Fox Stakes – Bondi Stakes double.

Callander-Presnell 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
  • Former Race Name: Stan Fox Stakes
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1975 / 2022 as the Callander-Presnell
  • 2022 Callander-Presnell Winner: TBD

Callander-Presnell 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Callander-Presnell results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 22, 2022. 

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Callander-Presnell Betting 2022

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

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

How To Bet On The Callander-Presnell in 2022

  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 Callander-Presnell Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Which Horse Will Win The Callander-Presnell in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Callander-Presnell (formerly the Stan Fox Stakes) is to take into account their lead-up spring racing 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 Callander-Presnell winner include: 

  • Golden Rose Lead-Up – The Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) run a earlier in the spring has proven the key Stan Fox Stakes (now the Callander-Presnell) lead-up in recent history. Press Statement (2015) was the last horse to do the Golden Rose – Stan Fox Stakes double, but a host of other Stan Fox Stakes winners have come off a Golden Rose lead-up most recently Peltzer (5th in 2020) and Hilal (11th in 2021). 
  • Top Stables – The bulk of the Stan Fox Stakes / Callander-Presnell winners have hailed from the top local Sydney trainers.

Callander-Presnell 2022 Favourites

Early 2022 Callander-Presnell favourites will be updated here closer to the event. 

Peltzer ($2.70 in 2020) was the last Stan Fox Stakes favourite to win before the race name changed ahead of the 2022 edition.

Callander-Presnell 2022 Field

The official 2022 Callander-Presnell field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Callander-Presnell 2022 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our exclusive Callander-Presnell 2022 tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Callander-Presnell Race Day 2022

The 2022 Callander-Presnell now takes place as part of 2022 Spring Champion Stakes Day at Royal Randwick on Saturday October 22, 2022. The Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) – now worth $2 million in stakes – is the marquee race on the program, which also features the: 

  • $2 million The Invitation (1400m),
  • Listed $200,000 Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m), and the
  • $150,000 Spring Mile (1600m).

callander-presnell 2022 Barrier Draw

The 2022 Callander-Presnell barrier draw will be released to the public on the Wednesday of race week and published in our above Callander-Presnell Field section. 

Callander-Presnell 2022 Nominations

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 17th of October, 2022.

Callander-Presnell 2022 Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 18th of October, 2022 and published in our above Callander-Presnell Field section. 

Callander-Presnell 2022 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 19th of October, 2022 and published in our above Callander-Presnell Field section. 

Callander-Presnell 2022 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 19th of October, 2022 and published in our above Callander-Presnell Field section. 

Callander-Presnell Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 22nd of October, 2022.

Callander-Presnell Prize Money 2022

The Stan Fox Stakes – now known as the Callander-Presnell – prize purse is worth $1,000,000 in total as of 2022, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $580,000
2nd $190,000
3rd $98,000
4th $44,000
5th $22,000
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000
9th $8,000
10th $8,000

Callander-Presnell Race Number 2022

The 2022 Callander-Presnell race number is TBC for Saturday, the 22nd of October, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Callander-Presnell 2022 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Callander-Presnell Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Callander-Presnell  Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Callander-Presnell live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

Stan Fox Stakes Winners

Winners of the Stan Fox Stakes (known as the Callander-Presnell from 2022) going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time

(Run over 1600m)

2021 Hilal Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 56.5 kgs 1:28.52
2020 Peltzer Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 56.5 kgs 1:28.11
2019 Colada Gerald Ryan Robbie Dolan 56.5 kgs 1:27.43
2018 Tarka David Payne James McDonald 56.5 kgs 1:33.82
2017 Gold Standard Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 56.5 kgs 1:28.46
2016 Impending John O’Shea James McDonald 56.5 kgs 1:29.23
2015 Press Statement Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:29.32
2014 Shooting To Win Paul Snowden Tim Clark 56.5 kgs 1:29.16
2013 Eurozone Bart Cummings Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:30.15
2012 Kabayan Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 56.5 kgs 1:31.97
2011 Manawanui Ron Leemon Glyn Schofield 56.5 kgs 1:29.93
2010 Decision Time Clarry Conners Craig Williams 56.5 kgs 1:23.19
2009 Denman Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 56.5 kgs 1:23.82
2008 Dreamscape Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 56.5 kgs 1:22.40
2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Court Command Darren Smith Darryl McLellan 56.5 kgs 1:22.13
2005 Paratroopers John Hawkes Darren Beadman 56.5 kgs 1:22.31
2004 Wager Gai Waterhouse Glen Boss 54.5 kgs 1:22.49
2003 Ambulance John Hawkes Rod Quinn 56.5 kgs 1:22.88
2002 Rare Insight John Hawkes Darren Beadman 54 kgs 1:24.00
2001 Lonhro John Hawkes Rod Quinn 55 kgs 1:24.00
2000 Dynamic Love John Wallace Glen Colless 52.5 kgs 1:21.70


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