Concorde Stakes 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Concorde Stakes is a good early lead-up into the $20 million The Everest.

The Concorde Stakes is a popular Group 3 short-distance sprint contested at Royal Randwick on Chelmsford Stakes Day in early September each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. 

2022 Concorde Stakes winner Eduardo

2022 Concorde Stakes winner Eduardo. Photo: Steve Hart.

The set weights plus penalties showdown now offers $1 million in prize money having had a major boost ahead of the 2023 edition, and it has been run and won since 1990. 

The Concorde Stakes now serves as a potential lead-up into the world’s richest turf race, the $20 million The Everest (1200m) taking place at the same track in October. 

In 2017 and 2018 the champion Redzel completed the Concorde Stakes – The Everest double twice on the trot and returned in 2019 to become a three-time Concorde Stakes hero. 

In 2020 the Concorde Stakes winner Gytrash ran a next-up third in that year’s The Everest results before taking out Rosehill’s Winners Stakes – race renamed after the previous season’s The Everest winner each year.

The 2021 Concorde Stakes winner Nature Strip finally saluted as the odds-on favourite in the event at his third attempt before going on to win that year’s The Everest for Chris Waller.

The latest edition of the Concorde Stakes took place on Saturday September 2nd, 2023 offering $1 million in prize money and saw the Hawkes Racing-trained Remarque ($4.40) dig deep late to post a tight win over a smart field of potential The Everest hopefuls.

2023 Concorde Stakes Results

The official Concorde Stakes 2023 results and full finishing order of The Everest lead-up will be updated below once the race takes place on 2023 at Randwick.

2023 Concorde Stakes winner Remarque

2023 Concorde Stakes winner Remarque was tough late holding off the challengers to win The Everest lead-up. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #9 Remarque
  • 2nd: #5 In Secret
  • 3rd: #6 Bella Nipotina

The improving Team Hawkes-trained five-year-old Remarque ($4.40) was very strong first-up out wide charging home in a fighting finish to hold off the classy mares In Secret and Bella Nipotina to post a narrow victory fresh in the 2023 Concorde Stakes results

Concorde Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 2nd, 2023
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1990

Concorde Stakes Betting

Concorde Stakes betting markets are dominated by short-distance specialists with strong form over the 1000 – 1100m distance range.

Previous Group 1 winners or graduates from the previous season’s The Everest race also sit high up the Concorde Stakes odds, as do in-form sprinters with a good strike-rate at Randwick.

Horses that ran well in the previous year’s Concorde Stakes are also usually kept safe in betting with returning runners boasting a strong record in the race in the past few years including the three-peat of Redzel (2017-19).

In 2021 Nature Strip ($1.50) finally saluted as the favourite having twice been beaten in the race.

Eduardo ($2.70 in 2022) is the latest favourite in Concorde Stakes betting to win.

2023 Concorde Stakes Odds

The season’s top Concorde Stakes odds will be available right here as soon as betting on the Group 2 The Shorts and The Everest lead-up opens.

Concorde Stakes Field

Concorde Stakes Winners (Redzel) | Photo: Steve Hart |
Three-time Concorde Stakes champion Redzel. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Concorde Stakes race field attracts a class line-up of sprint stars, many of which will have past form in tougher races.

Group 1 performers heading towards the bigger spring sprints including the $20 million The Everest in October often kick off their campaigns in the Concorde Stakes field.

Concorde Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race with the field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

2023 Concorde Stakes Field

The official Concorde Stakes 2023 Final Field & Barriers are released by Racing NSW the Wednesday leading-up to Chelmsford Stakes Day, the full line-up to be published below.

2023 Concorde Stakes Nominations

The early Concorde Stakes 2023 Nominations close the Monday of race week.

Concorde Stakes Tips

Looking for short-distance stars that have winning form over the 1000m distance, first-up runners with a strong record fresh and Group 1 winners kicking off their spring campaigns make the best Concorde Stakes tips.

Backing runners under $10 in the markets, horses that ran in the previous season’s The Everest and returning Concorde Stakes performers are also worth including in your best bets.

2023 Concorde Stakes Tips

Our insider Concorde Stakes 2023 best bet will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned!

  • To Win: TBD

Concorde Stakes Form Guide

For all the information needed to place a bet on the Concorde Stakes, the form guide is what to consult as it lists everything from the jockeys and trainers to the lead-up form of the sprinters in the race.

Checking the Concorde Stakes form guide for runners proven at the short 1000m distance, past Randwick winners and first-up runners are all important factors.

The 2021 Concorde Stakes form was franked with the winner Nature Strip going on to win that year’s The Everest – VRC Sprint Classic double. He also travelled to Royal Ascot the following year and won the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes in the UK.

2023 Concorde Stakes Form Guide

A link to our insider Concorde Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Concorde Stakes Results

The Concorde Stakes results have been dominated by classy Group 1 horses including Nature Strip (2021), Gytrash (2020), three-time hero Redzel (2017-19), Tiger Tees (2012), and Reward For Effort (2010).

Felines (2016) was the last Concorde Stakes winning mare.

Redzel holds the current Concorde Stakes race record winning in 2017 in a time of 56:23 seconds.

Past Concorde Stakes Winners

Recent Concorde Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 1999 are detailed in the below table.

Year Horse Trainer/s Jockey Weight Distance Time
2023 REMARQUE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tyler Schiller 56kg 1000m 0:56.57
2022 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 60.5kg 1000m 0:59.55
2021 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 60.5kg 1000m 0:56.66
2020 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Collett 60kg 1000m 0:55.81
2019 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 60kg 1000 m 0:56.28
2018 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 60.5kg 1000 m 0:56.19
2017 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 60kg 1000 m 0:56.23
2016 FELINES Kris Lees Jason Collett 54kg 1000 m 0:59.33
2015 SHIRAZ Tony McEvoy Hugh Bowman 58kg 1000 m 0:57.72
2014 WOULDNT IT BE NICE Paul Perry Sam Clipperton 56kg 1000 m 0:59.43
2013 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners Blake Shinn 59kg 1000 m 0:56.09
2012 TIGER TEES(NZ) Joseph Pride Peter Robl 58kg 1100 m 1:04.13
2011 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners Corey Brown 58kg 1100 m 1:02.80
2010 REWARD FOR EFFORT Peter G Moody Nash Rawiller 56.5kg 1100 m 1:03.38
2009 FRIDAY CREEK Anne-Maree Robinson Peter Robl 53kg 1100 m 1:03.82
2008 TYPHOON ZED Tim Martin Corey Brown 58kg 1100 m 1:03.45
2006 MUSTARD John McNair Darren Beadman 54.5kg 1100 m 1:03.53
2005 RED OOG Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 57.5kg 1100 m 1:03.96
2004 TAIKUN Bart Cummings Darren Beadman 56.5kg 1100 m 1:02.76
2003 PRIVATE STEER John O’Shea Glen Boss 57kg 1100 m 1:04.19
2002 FOUARDEE Jim Lee Chris Munce 56kg 1100 m 1:02.76
2001 PHOENIX PARK Gai Waterhouse Brian York 54.5kg 1100 m 1:03.21
2000 CONDOTTI Gai Waterhouse Brian York 52kg 1100 m 1:04.08
1999 GUINEAS John Hawkes John Marshall 57.5kg 1100 m 1:03.85