Adrian Knox Stakes 2022

Saturday April 2, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Adrian Knox Stakes serves as a last minute lead-up into the Australian Oaks

The Adrian Knox Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies held on Day 1 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’ in April.

Traditionally held on the first Saturday in April at Royal Randwick, the meeting is host to four Group 1 races including the Doncaster Mile and TJ Smith Stakes.

Run over 2000m, the Adrian Knox Stakes is a key support act on the card outside the elite level races and is a quality handicap event.

Offering $200,000 in prize money, the race serves as a final lead-up for fillies looking to run in the following Saturday’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m).

Colette (2020) is the last filly to complete the Adrian Knox Stakes – Australian Oaks double. Incredibly, that year the same three fillies from the Adrian Knox Stakes trifecta finished in the same order in the Australian Oaks trifecta.

The event is named in honour of former Australian Jockey Club chairman, Adrian Knox, and was first contested in 1948 as the Princess Handicap.

Gaining Group 3 status in 1986, the Adrian Knox Stakes has been won by plenty of very good fillies over the years including Light Fingers (1965) who went on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup in the spring.

The Adrian Knox Stakes has been held over its current distance of 2000m since 1973 having been previous run over 1400m and then 1600m.

The latest edition of the Adrian Knox Stakes ran on Saturday April 2, 2022 as part of Day 1 of The Championships and was won by the James Cummings-trained Honeycreeper ($12).

Adrian Knox Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 2, 2022
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap – 3YO Fillies
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1948

2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Results

The complete Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 Results and race finishing order will be available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday April 2, 2022.

  • 1st: #2 Honeycreeper ($12)
  • 2nd: #5 Charity Spirit
  • 3rd: #12 Mamounia 

The Godolphin-raced Honeycreeper ($12) powered away to put a notably three length gap on her rivals fresh in the Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 results, the Teofilo filly coming off a Tasmanian Oaks placing and now set for a quick back-up into the Group 1 Australian Oaks field. 

Adrian Knox Stakes Betting

Adrian Knox Stakes betting favours the autumn’s in-form staying fillies coming off lead-up runs in similar grade company either in Sydney or Melbourne. 

There’s been a number of recent upsets including in 2019 when Aliferous won at Adrian Knox Stakes odds of $41 and more recently Honeycreeper winning a price of $12 in betting. 

Colette ($3 in 2020) was the last favourite in Adrian Knox Stakes betting to salute for the punters. 

2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Odds

Betting on the Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 and odds for the Group 3 fillies’ race will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for markets on the eleventh-hour ATC Oaks lead-up. 

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Adrian Knox Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Adrian Knox Stakes Field

The Adrian Knox Stakes field attracts promising young fillies that are chasing a feature race win on one of the biggest days of the autumn carnival in Sydney as well as those with an eye on the following weekend’s Australian Oaks over the mile and a half. 

The best fillies out of the Adrian Knox Stakes field will continue on to tougher races including the Australian Oaks, Queensland Oaks and Adelaide’s Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m).

In 2020, Toffee Tongue finished runner-up in the Adrian Knox behind subsequent Australian Oaks winner Colette before a second in that Group 1 event and a win in the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville in May. 

Adrian Knox Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

Adrian Knox Stakes Winners (Colette) | Photo: Steve Hart | Ladbrokes

2020 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Colette. Photo: Steve Hart.

2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Field

The official Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 final field and barriers are set to be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 30, 2022 and will be announced in full below.

2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Nominations

The early Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Doncaster Mile Day and will be available in full below once released.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3x20100x71 ACHIRA F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis 67
2 4x8521x425 CHARITY SPIRIT F 3 Gary Portelli 65
3 221 CHENIN F 3 Mark Newnham 62
4 5505 DUMA F 3 Terry Croft  
5 1×39 EMPRESS EL (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 62
6 0657×77571 GREAT MYSTERY F 3 Clarry Conners 55
7 32196 HARDLY SWEET F 3 Greg Eurell 65
8 0x246x11 HEALTHY BEAUTY F 3 John Sargent 63
9 94×44 HIDDEN SMILE F 3 Anthony Cummings 53
10 x143x33213 HONEYCREEPER F 3 James Cummings 70
11 7×102 I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings 63
12 07×111 IN DE SUMMERTIME F 3 Keith Dryden 64
13 7651×2 MAMOUNIA F 3 James Cummings 61
14 1×2235 MAURICENTLY F 3 Kris Lees 56
15 x82303x472 MIKASA F 3 John Thompson  
16 2741898302 MISS MADISON (NZ) F 3 Bjorn Baker 67
17 1×8906 NINYO F 3 Aaron Laing 58
18 23×1194 PROPHET’S PRIDE F 3 Paul Facoory 61
19 123×16 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 71
20 12×5253 SECRET GLAMOUR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 66
21 66123 SNITZYKA F 3 Bjorn Baker 60
22 4x4969x149 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 68
23 8×7110 SUMMERBEEL (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 63
24 3 SUNCHASER (NZ) F 3 John Ramsey  
25 6×72171103 SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 76
26 738×2322 TAIZAI F 3 John Thompson  
27 0x3723x58 YOUTHFULL F 3 Brad Widdup  
28 19 ZAILA F 3 Shane Nichols 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Adrian Knox Stakes Form Guide

The Adrian Knox Stakes form guide details all the crucial info punters need before placing a bet like saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs.

Looking for fillies coming off a winning lead-up in Group company is key when doing the Adrian Knox Stakes form, as well as those three-year-old with previous winning form over at least 2000m. 

The Adrian Knox Stakes form has gone on to stack-up in elite level company many times over the years including in 2021 when the winner Duais ran a next-up second in the Australian Oaks before winning that winter’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) in Brisbane. The 2021 Adrian Knox runner-up Bargain further franked the form when third in the Australian Oaks trifecta.

The previous year, Colette (2020) won the ATC Oaks next-up and also went on to take out the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle at Rosehill that spring and the following year’s Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes. 

2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Adrian Knox Stakes Tips

Adrian Knox Stakes tips favour fillies with proven Black-Type form in Sydney and those that finished in the money in the lead-up with last start winners boasting a strong recent record. 

2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 best bets will be detailed below before the race takes place on the first Saturday of April so bookmark this page for the fillies to back and sack this autumn.

  • To Win: #2 Honeycreeper ($6.50 at time of publish) 

Adrian Knox Stakes Results

Proven Sydney-trained fillies coming off a top three run and those just under double-figures in betting have dominated the recent Adrian Knox Stakes results. 

Adrian Knox Stakes Winners

Some of the more famous Adrian Knox Stakes winners throughout history include: Light Fingers (1965), Leilani (1974), Royal Descent (2013), Luvaluva (2018) and Colette (2020). 

See below for a list of past Adrian Knox Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to 1988. 

Year Winner Second Third Time
2022 Honeycreeper Charity Spirit Mamounia 2:12.0
2021 Duais Bargain Flexible 2:06.3
2020 Colette Toffee Tongue Quintessa 2:07.1
2019 Aliferous Amangiri Maracaibo 2:07.7
2018 Luvaluva Pretty To Sea Chilly Cha Cha 2:03.9
2017 Waking Moment Perfect Rhyme Fallacy 2:12.3
2016 Diamond Made Alaskan Rose Zasorceress 2:08.0
2015 Candelara Rustic Melody Maastricht 2:09.0
2014 Arabian Gold Missvinn Lady Cumquat 2:11.9
2013 Royal Descent Express Power Unimpeachable 2:04.0
2012 Full Of Spirit Plumm Secret Liaison 2:03.1
2011 Crafty Irna Raspberries Becerra 2:04.6
2010 Speedy Natalie Status Quo Spinnawitch  
2009 Miss Darcey Above Perfection Nothin’ Leica Cat 2:04.0
2008 Raise Dandee Topwin Hey Pretty Katie 2:08.8
2007 Rena’s Lady Perfect Drop Upper Echelon 2:09.9
2006 Operetta Lass Anapine Alberghetti 2:03.9
2005 Don’t Tell Clang Ponte Piccolo Clevedon 2:07.6
2004 Wild Iris Revolutions Saporito 2:07.5
2003 Crianca Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Flidais 2:03.7
2002 Republic Lass Factional Moonflute 2:03.6
2001 Lady Mulan Calm Smytzer Life is Beautiful 2:05.8
2000 Dottoressa Avilde Kirkstall Lane 2:05.4
1999 Starry Way Carmelina La Moulin 2:05.3
1998 Star Alight Lahar Novanediym 2:08.4
1997 Sybeel Danceabeel Inshallah 2:02.9
1996 Eureka Jewel Usha Ester Kelly 2:04.7
1995 Circles Of Gold Staying Alive Lament 2:07.7
1994 Seto Flowerian Booked Oaks Day 2:09.0
1993 Lady Agnes Filament Astrolarb 2:04.5
1992 Alma Mater Many Hands Kalamarco 2:06.2
1991 Lee’s Bid Marinella Holyport Lass 2:05.9
1990 Dual Treasures Hysterical Aretha 2:08.1
1989 Chaleyer Bay Tree Sober Dancer 2:04.6
1988 Lady Liberty Bravery Palace Revolt 2:07.8