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Apollo Stakes

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History

ALIZEE winning the Apollo Stakes.
ALIZEE winning the Apollo Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Apollo Stakes is a Group 2 race for open class horses conducted by the Australian Turf Club at Randwick.
The Apollo Stakes was first run in 1977 and was won by Visit.
The Apollo Stakes is run over 1400m under Weight For Age conditions. It was worth $250,000 in 2020.
From 1979 and beyond it was a Group 2 race.
Most runnings have been at Randwick but Rosehill and Warwick Farm have had eight year stretches of hosting the race.
Mares have a very good record of late. Winx x 3, Appearance, Melito, Tuesday Joy, Ike's Dream, Private Steer, Ha Ha, Sunline twice are winners in the last 20 years.
Winx began her last campaign winning her 30th straight race in 2019.
Last non-NSW trained winner was Sunline in 2001.
Notable winners of the Apollo Stakes include Emancipation (1984), Red Anchor (1985), Drawn (1986), Diamond Shower (1987), Beau Zam (1989), Triscay (1991), Naturalism (1993), Burst (1994), Pharaoh (1995), Juggler (1996/1997), Sunline (2000/2001), Ha Ha (2002), Lonhro (2003), Private Steer (2004), Grand Armee (2005) Desert War (2007), Racing To Win (2008), Tuesday Joy (2009), Danleigh (2010), Melito (2011), Appearance (2014), Contributer (2015), Winx (2016/2017/2019) and Alizee (2020).
The 2020 Apollo Stakes was won by Alizee from Dreamforce and Happy Clapper.
Racing and Sports

Previous Apollo Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
ALIZEE (AUS) 5M
SEPOY (AUS) - ESSAOUIRA (AUS) EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
J BOWMAN57.0JAMES CUMMINGS1
WINX (AUS) 7M
STREET CRY (IRE) - VEGAS SHOWGIRL (NZ) AL AKBAR (AUS)
J BOWMAN57.0CHRIS WALLER3
ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) 6H
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - DESERT DRAMA (IRE) GREEN DESERT (USA)
T ANGLAND59.0CHRIS WALLER3
WINX (AUS) 5M
STREET CRY (IRE) - VEGAS SHOWGIRL (NZ) AL AKBAR (AUS)
J BOWMAN57.0CHRIS WALLER2
WINX (AUS) 4M
STREET CRY (IRE) - VEGAS SHOWGIRL (NZ) AL AKBAR (AUS)
J BOWMAN57.0CHRIS WALLER1
CONTRIBUTER (IRE) 5H
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - SERISIA (FR) EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
J B MCDONALD59.0JOHN O'SHEA6
APPEARANCE (AUS) 5M
COMMANDS (AUS) - DISGUISE (AUS) GRAND LODGE (USA)
B SHINN57.0G H WALTER2
ALMA'S FURY (AUS) 5G
REFUSE TO BEND (IRE) - DANCE ATTENDANCE (NZ) WHAT A GUEST (IRE)
B SHINN59.0PAUL MURRAY11
RAIN AFFAIR (AUS) 4G
COMMANDS (AUS) - I BELIEVE (AUS) OCTAGONAL (NZ)
C W BROWN59.0JOSEPH PRIDE12
MELITO (AUS) 4M
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - CLOISTER (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
B AVDULLA57.0GERALD RYAN9
DANLEIGH (AUS) 6G
MUJAHID (USA) - GRACEFUL LILY (AUS) DR. GRACE (NZ)
J BOWMAN59.0CHRIS WALLER13
TUESDAY JOY (NZ) 5M
CARNEGIE (IRE) - JOIE DENISE (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
B SHINN57.0MS G WATERHOUSE4
RACING TO WIN (AUS) 5G
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - SURREALIST (AUS) KENNY'S BEST PAL (AUS)
J BOWMAN59.0JOHN O'SHEA1
DESERT WAR (AUS) 6G
DESERT KING (IRE) - HIGH HEELS (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
J BOWMAN59.0MS G WATERHOUSE8
IKE'S DREAM (AUS) 5M
KING OF KINGS (IRE) - MRS. KAHN (AUS) VAIN (AUS)
D BEADMAN55.5JOHN HAWKES1
GRAND ARMEE (AUS) 6G
HENNESSY (USA) - TAMBOUR (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
D BEASLEY58.0MS G WATERHOUSE5
PRIVATE STEER (AUS) 4M
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - LISHEENOWEN (AUS) SEMIPALATINSK (USA)
L V CASSIDY55.5JOHN O'SHEA8
LONHRO (AUS) 4H
OCTAGONAL (NZ) - SHADEA (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
D BEADMAN58.0JOHN HAWKES7
HA HA (AUS) 3F
DANEHILL (USA) - VERY DROLL (AUS) CROWN JESTER (AUS)
J CASSIDY52.0MS G WATERHOUSE8
SUNLINE (NZ) 5M
DESERT SUN (GB) - SONGLINE (NZ) WESTERN SYMPHONY (USA)
G CHILDS55.5TREVOR MCKEE5
SUNLINE (NZ) 4M
DESERT SUN (GB) - SONGLINE (NZ) WESTERN SYMPHONY (USA)
G CHILDS55.5TREVOR MCKEE9

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