Lee Steere Stakes
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The Lee Steere Stakes is a Group 2 race run under Weight For Age conditions for the sprinters at Ascot conducted by Perth Racing.
The Lee Steere Stakes is run over 1400m. It was first run in 1893 and was won by Scarpia who'd win the first three runnings of the race.
The race is named after Ernest Lee Steere who was a Chairman of the WATC.
Early editions of the Lee Steere Stakes were over a mile but since 1938 most runnings have been at the current 1400m.
The Lee Steere Stakes was a Principal Race then Listed up to 1986 when it to Group 3. Has been Group 2 in recent renewals.
2003 running was at Belmont racecourse.
While not many in recent times, the Lee Steere Stakes/Railway Stakes double has been done on many occasions. Belle Bizarre was the most recent in 2006.
After winning in 2018, Gatting went to Melbourne and won the G1 Makybe Diva Stakes the next Spring.
Star Exhibit won as a big outsider in 2019. He was the dual Perth Cup winner.
The Lee Steere Stakes was worth $250,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Lee Steere Stakes include Star Exhibit (2019), Gatting (2018), Perfect Reflection (2016), Black Heart Bart (2015), Luckygray (2012), Idyllic Prince (2009), Belle Bizarre (2006), llicorsam (2004), Hardrada (2002), Umrum (2000), Slavonic (1999), Willoughby (1997), Jacks Or Better (1994), Fair Sir (1986), Iko (1981), Asian Beau (1979), Romantic Dream (1978), La Trice (1971/1972), Aquanita (1960), Tarquin (1897/1898/1900) and Scarpia (1893/1894/1895).
The 2019 Lee Steere Stakes was won by Star Exhibit from Gatting and The Velvet King.
Previous Lee Steere Stakes Winners
| STAR EXHIBIT (AUS) 8G |
STATUE OF LIBERTY (USA) - STAR ENCOUNTER (AUS) JEUNE (GB)
|P HALL||59.0||ADAM DURRANT||6|
| GATTING (AUS) 5G |
HARD SPUN (USA) - STUBBORN (AUS) LONHRO (AUS)
|LUCY F WARWICK||59.0||DARREN MCAULIFFE||2|
| SILVERSTREAM (AUS) 6M |
AL MAHER (AUS) - SPEEDY BELL (AUS) BROCCO (USA)
|W PIKE||57.0||ADAM DURRANT||2|
| PERFECT REFLECTION (AUS) 4M |
MORE THAN READY (USA) - REFLECTED IMAGE (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
|W PIKE||57.0||G & A WILLIAMS||8|
| BLACK HEART BART (AUS) 5G |
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - SISTER THERESA (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
|G L SMITH||59.0||VAUGHN SIGLEY||4|
| MAGNIFISIO (AUS) 5M |
MAGNUS (AUS) - IFESTIO (AUS) KEY BUSINESS (AUS)
|J BROWN||57.0||JIM P TAYLOR||7|
| CONSERVATORIUM (AUS) 6G |
ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) - BELONG TO MADAM (AUS) BELONG TO ME (USA)
|J BOWDITCH||59.0||GARY KENNEWELL||9|
| LUCKYGRAY (AUS) 5G |
BRADBURY'S LUCK (AUS) - DAMAH LADY (AUS) MUKADDAMAH (USA)
|S O'DONNELL||59.0||G P POLETTI||10|
| RANGER (AUS) 5G |
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - MARRICH BAY (AUS) OLD SPICE (AUS)
|W PIKE||59.0||GRANT WILLIAMS||5|
| FAMOUS ROMAN (AUS) 6H |
DANETIME (IRE) - FAMOUS FRIEND (AUS) MAROONED (GB)
|S O'DONNELL||59.0||JIM P TAYLOR||9|
| IDYLLIC PRINCE (AUS) 7G |
SCENIC (IRE) - UMA PRINCESS (AUS) UMATILLA (NZ)
|J BROWN||59.0||JIM P TAYLOR||5|
| MARASCO (AUS) 6G |
SCENIC (IRE) - BLUEGRASS BELLE (AUS) IS IT TRUE (USA)
|W PIKE||59.0||FRED KERSLEY||1|
| GRASSPATCH GIRL (AUS) 7M |
TRIBU (AUS) - PRINCESS HAYLEY (AUS) THE FORT (IRE)
|P D KNUCKEY||56.5||TOM WIDDESON||7|
| BELLE BIZARRE (AUS) 5M |
DAUBERVAL (USA) - BALTRIOMPHE (NZ) BALMERINO (NZ)
|P J HARVEY||55.5||R R BYNDER||2|
| AVENIDA MADERO (AUS) 7M |
METAL STORM (FR) - JEVFIMO (AUS) FIMISTON (AUS)
|J BROWN||55.5||JIM P TAYLOR||14|
| ELLICORSAM (AUS) 4M |
FIMISTON (AUS) - PREMIUM GOLD (AUS) BOLD INVADER (AUS)
|D OLIVER||55.5||L S MILLER||3|
| EARLY EXPRESS (AUS) 4G |
DAUBERVAL (USA) - EARLY DAWN (AUS) IFRAD (USA)
|P HALL||58.0||P J GIADRESCO||9|
| HARDRADA (AUS) 3G |
MAROONED (GB) - MARRICH BAY (AUS) OLD SPICE (AUS)
|J WHITING||52.0||LOU & DION LUCIANI||9|
| TRIBULA (AUS) 4M |
TRIBU (AUS) - TABULA (AUS) DYNAMO (NZ)
|S J MILLER||55.5||A H MORTIMER||6|
| UMRUM (AUS) 6G |
UMATILLA (NZ) - RHUM DANCER (AUS) COMMAND MODULE (AUS)
|J CASSIDY||58.0||LEON MACDONALD||15|