7 Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The 7 Stakes is now the mile feature on The Shorts Day in place of the George Main Stakes.

The 7 Stakes race is a recent edition to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival held at Royal Randwick for the first time in 2023.

2023 7 Stakes winner Think It Over

2023 7 Stakes winner Think It Over took out the inaugural edition of the million dollar mile showdown in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

The event runs on The Shorts Day in mid-September, which was formerly known as George Main Stakes Day. Ahead of the 2023 edition however the Group 1 George Main Stakes was renamed the $5 million King Charles III Stakes (1600m) and moved to The Everest Day in mid-October.

In place of the missing Group 1 the card now features the $1 million 7 Stakes, which is currently an unlisted Sydney ‘pop-up’ race held over the 1600m.

A quality Group 1-type field of spring stars faces off in the standard weight-for-age clash in Sydney, which runs on the same date as the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) for the Melbourne milers at Flemington.

The 7 Stakes winner gains a ballot exemption for the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) back at Randwick two weeks later.

The 7 Stakes – Epsom Handicap betting double is set to be a popular bet type in the spring.

The $1 million 7 Stakes takes place for the second time at Randwick on Saturday, September 21, 2024 as part of The Shorts Day program.

2024 7 Stakes Odds

The latest 7 Stakes 2024 betting odds and links to our spring racing markets will be available here once open.

7 Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Unlisted
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 2003
 

2024 7 Stakes Results

The official 7 Stakes 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday, September 21, 2024 .

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

7 Stakes Betting

7 Stakes betting markets are led by proven Group 1 horses and the country’s best weight-for-age performers.

Runners with a good 1600m strike-rate, Sydney-trained gallopers, and those coming off an earlier spring lead-up are all likely to be installed at shorter 7 Stakes betting odds.

Zaaki was the $3 favourite for the opening edition of the 7 Stakes but ran second to Think It Over who jumped at odds of $5.

7 Stakes Field

The 7 Stakes race field has a capacity of 18 starters plus four emergencies.

Horses in the 7 Stakes field may come via an earlier run in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) run at the same track over a furlong shorter the month before.

The inaugural 7 Stakes winner Think It Over improved on a lead-up third in the Winx Stakes to win.

Randwick’s Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) held a fortnight prior to the 7 Stakes is another good lead-up into the field for potential runners.

Graduates out of the 7 Stakes field may continue onto upcoming spring Group 1 targets including the Epsom Handicap (1600m) a fortnight later and even Melbourne’s $5 million Cox Plate (2040m) run at The Valley in late October.

Final 7 Stakes acceptances close on the Wednesday of race week following on from the early nominations taken on the Monday.

2024 7 Stakes Field

The official 7 Stakes 2024 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below once acceptances for the brand new Randwick feature close the Wednesday of race week.

2024 7 Stakes Nominations

The 7 Stakes Nominations for 2024 close on the Monday of race week.

7 Stakes Tips

Key 7 Stakes race betting tips include looking for the multiple Group 1 winners in the race, proven milers, those with an earlier Sydney lead-up in a race like the Winx Stakes, and runners from the country’s leading stables.

2024 7 Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider 7 Stakes 2024 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned to see what runners to back and sack in the Randwick race this season.

  • To Win: TBD

7 Stakes Form Guide

The 7 Stakes form guide lists basic info like the saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys and trainers of all the horses lining up in the field.

Looking on the 7 Stakes form guide for proven 1600m horses, previous Group 1 performers, those with a strong Randwick strike-rate and in-form gallopers with a lead-up spring run already on their record are all key to backing the 7 Stakes winner.

The 7 Stakes form from the inaugural running in 2024 was franked with the winner Think It Over going on to claim the following year’s Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes while the third placed mare, Fangirl, won the King Charles III Stakes at her next start.

2024 7 Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed 7 Stakes 2024 Form Guide and betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

7 Stakes Results

The 7 Stakes results are set to be dominated by Group 1 performed milers with previous experience at Randwick.

Past 7 Stakes Winners

Winners and place-getters of the 7 Stakes race going back to the inaugural edition in 2023 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third Time
2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 Think It Over Zaaki Fangirl 1:35.95

FAQ

When is the 7 Stakes 2024?

Saturday, September 21, 2024

What is the prize money for the 7 Stakes 2024?

$1,000,000

Where is the 7 Stakes 2024?

Randwick Racecourse, Alison Rd, Randwick NSW 2031.