Adrian Knox Stakes 2024

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.

2022 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Honeycreeper
2022 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Honeycreeper. Photo: Steve Hart.

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 $250,000 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 6, 2024 as part of Day 1 of The Championships and was won by the John O’Shea-trained favourite Good Banter ($4.60F) ridden by Jamie Kah.

2024 Adrian Knox Stakes Results

The complete Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 Results and race finishing order will be available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday April 6, 2024.

2024 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Good Banter

2024 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Good Banter. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #12 Good Banter
  • 2nd: #1 Autumn Angel
  • 3rd: #6 Concello

The John O’Shea-trained Tavistock filly Good Banter ($4.60F) proved her prowess on Heavy going once again best handling the wet Randwick track to salute for the punters in the Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 results with a three-quarter length win over the brave top-weight Autumn Angel who finished second with 61kg on her back.

2024 Adrian Knox Stakes Odds

Betting on the Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 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 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 6, 2024
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap – 3YO Fillies
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1948

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. 

In 2023 there was another upset winner with Arts successful at $26 odds defeating fellow roughie Mountain Guest ($31) by over four lengths. 

Colette ($3 in 2020) and Good Banter ($4.60 in 2024) are the latest favourites in Adrian Knox Stakes betting to salute for the punters. 

Adrian Knox Stakes Field

The Adrian Knox Stakes race 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.

2024 Adrian Knox Stakes Field

The official Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 final field and barriers are set to be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday April 3, 2024 and will be announced in full below.

The 2024 Adrian Knox Stakes field features a full line-up of three-year-old fillies eyeing a last minute shot at the ATC Oaks with markets led by Group 2 Kewney Stakes winner Autumn Angel

2024 Adrian Knox Stakes Nominations

The early Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 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 1×450 ABOUT A GIRL (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 60
2 238×612 AHURIRI (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 63
3 2x1331x61 AUTUMN ANGEL F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 88
4 21833×826 BASILINNA (NZ) F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne 82
5 x569622x41 BRIGHT RED F 3 Chris Waller 63
6 8×782533 BUSH GIRL F 3 Kerry Parker 55
7 33434 CALANCHE F 3 Ciaron Maher 55
8 613×51 CONCELLO F 3 Chris Waller 66
9 6141 DANCES WITH HOOVES F 3 Cameron Crockett 60
10 43158×202 GLOBAL PIVOT F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 64
11 81x4x446 GOOD BANTER (NZ) F 3 John O’Shea 62
12 0x9152 HALKIS F 3 Robert & Luke Price 57
13 111338×40 HARLOW MIST (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 75
14 5x7632x22 HEAVEN BOUND F 3 Joseph Pride 57
15 431 HIPPY DREAMS F 3 Edward Cummings 59
16 12×86 KENYADA F 3 Chris Waller 61
17 24x4012x99 KIND WORDS F 3 Kris Lees 69
18 1x06x28 LAST STRAW F 3 John Sargent 65
19 7669×28250 MAH ALI F 3 Benjamin Smith 64
20 7431×53305 MISS GHENT F 3 Norm Gardner 61
21 79×535140 NOBLE TESS F 3 Brad Widdup 58
22 2x80x85352 OCEAN DIVA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 52
23 2×2169 PINK CHANDON F 3 Michael Moroney 66
24 428067×214 PRIVATE LEGACY F 3 Gregory Hickman 70
25 5318 SEAFALL F 3 Chris Waller 65
26 x5534x7614 SHE’S GOT VEUVE F 3 Chris Waller 58
27 31×273 WAIKATO GIRL (NZ) F 3 Michael Freedman 72

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 $10 million The Golden Eagle at Rosehill that spring and the following year’s Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes. 

In 2023 the Adrian Knox form was franked with the third place-getter Premise also running third in that year’s Australian Oaks trifecta next start. 

2024 Adrian Knox Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 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. 

2024 Adrian Knox Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 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: #1 Autumn Angel ($2.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

An Adrian Knox lacking a bit of class making the last start Group 2 winning favourite Autumn Angel hard to bet against. The Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained daughter of The Autumn Sun has won three of her seven starts including Flemington’s Kewney Stakes over the mile last time out. She’s proven up to 2000m having won Caulfield’s Group 3 Ethereal Stakes over this distance not long ago. First Sydney assignment, but she’s proven over the metres and that’s a big plus when many of these aren’t. Mark Zahra retains the ride, good gate, but those kilos are the query (61kg top weight). If she handles the hefty weight she wins. 

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 race results

Past 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 recent Adrian Knox Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to 1988. 

Year Winner Second Third Time
2024 Good Banter Autumn Angel Concello 2:05.82
2023 Arts Mountain Guest Premise 2:12.3
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