Ladbrokes Tip: The Lee Steere Stakes is the ideal Railway Stakes lead-up in Perth each summer
The Lee Steere Stakes is a Group 2 race run at Ascot Racecourse in early November during the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival. Contested on the same day as Flemington’s Mackinnon Stakes Day races in Melbourne, the Lee Steere Stakes offers $250,000 in total prize money.
Run over 1400m, the weight-for-age clash is the traditional lead-up to the tougher summer races in W.A. over the summer including the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).
The last horse to win the Lee Steere Stakes – Railway Stakes double in the same year was Belle Bizarre (2006). More recently Luckygray won the 2012 Lee Steere Stakes between his 2011 and 2013 Railway Stakes victories, while in 2017 Great Shot improved on a Lee Steere Stakes second to score an upset win in the Railway Stakes. In 2018 the Lee Steere Stakes form again held with the winner Gatting finishing runner-up in the Group 1 Railway.
The latest edition of the Lee Steere Stakes ran on Saturday November 6, 2021 and was won by the Northerly Stakes runner-up Massimo ($8.50).
2021 Lee Steere Stakes Results
The full Lee Steere Stakes 2021 Results & Form Guide will be available below once the summer showdown is run and won on Saturday November 6, 2021.
- 1st: #6 Massimo
- 2nd: #2 Valour Road
- 3rd: #10 Dance Music
Lee Steere Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday November 6, 2021
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $250,000
- First Run: 1978
Lee Steere Stakes Betting
Lee Steere Stakes odds are released after the field is announced the Wednesday of race week and are dominated by local gallopers with a strong record at the Ascot track in similar class.
Runners proven over the 1400m distance and that come off a good lead-up in a race like the Northerly Stakes also sit high up the Lee Steere Stakes betting markets each season. Massimo (2nd in 2021) was the last Northerly Stakes graduate to back-up and win the Lee Steere Stakes.
Single-figure hopes in the Lee Steere Stakes betting markets have a dominant record in the race with Early Express ($31) back in 2003 the last double-figure winner before the upset of Gatting ($41) in 2018. The roughies were back in winning form for the 2019 Lee Steere Stakes too as Star Exhibit won at $41!
2021 Lee Steere Stakes Betting
The latest Lee Steere Stakes 2021 odds and Perth betting odds on the Group 2 summer showdown will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for access to the top markets.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Lee Steere Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
Lee Steere Stakes Field
The Lee Steere Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of Perth’s premier middle-distance gallopers as well as interstate raiders that could be gearing up for the Railway Stakes and Kingston Town Stakes in WA over the summer.
A traditional lead-up race into the Lee Steere Stakes field is the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) at the track in late October and Black Heart Bart (2015) followed by Silverstream (2017) are the last horses to complete the double.
Subsequent multiple Group 1 champion Black Heart Bart (2015) is one of the standout previous Lee Steere Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.
The Northerly Stakes winner in 2014 Fuchsia Bandana ran second next start in the Lee Steere Stakes before fifths in the Railway Stakes and Kingston Town. The other recent Northerly Stakes – Lee Steere Stakes double winner was Ranger (2011) who ran second two runs later in that year’s Kingston Town. Black Heart Bart went on to run fourth in that year’s Railway Stakes and also later won Morphettville’s The Goodwood the next year under a new trainer.
Another possible lead-up race also run at Ascot Racecourse in late October is the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m). Runners out of the Lee Steere Stakes field also may drop back in distance for Perth’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later and the Lee Steere – Winterbottom double was last achieved by Magnifisio (2014). Magnifisio also ran second to Black Heart Bart in the following year’s Lee Steere Stakes.
Lee Steere Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs that Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.
2021 Lee Steere Stakes Field
The official Lee Steere Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be provided below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see what Perth gallopers make the starting line-up.
The 2021 Lee Steere Stakes field features a smart line-up of locals including Regal Power for Grant & Alana Williams and the rails-drawn The Velvet King racing first-up.
Lee Steere Stakes Tips
Lee Steere Stakes tips to take to the bookies in the spring – summer season include looking for a single-figure hope in betting that has good form at the track / distance and for the top graduates out of that year’s Northerly Stakes.
It is also worth looking at the previous year’s placegetters when doing the Lee Steere Stakes tips as many horses run in the money in multiple editions of the race including Tarzi who ran second three years straight (2008-10). The 2018 winner Gatting also returned 12 months on to finish runner-up behind Star Exhibit in the 2019 Lee Steere Stakes results.
Another good Lee Steere Stakes betting tip is to take runners under $10 in the markets and any odds-on favourite in the race who have saluting for the punters many times over the past 10 years or so.
2021 Lee Steere Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Lee Steere Stakes 2021 tips will be detailed below with the gallopers to back and sack in the Railway Stakes lead-up the week of the race so stay tuned.
- To Win: #10 Dance Music ($7.50 at time of publish)
Lee Steere Stakes Form Guide
The Lee Steere Stakes form guide features all the need to know information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the gallopers in the field.
In recent years the Lee Steere Stakes form has stacked up in other good Western Australian Racing Carnival features like the Railway Stakes and Kingston Town Classic, as well the Group 3 A.J. Scahill Stakes (1400m) in late November.
The Lee Steere Stakes form also proved the one to follow from 2018 to Flemington the following spring with the winner Gatting taking out the 2019 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington as a 100/1 outsider.
2021 Lee Steere Stakes Form Guide
A link to a comprehensive Lee Steere Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Lee Steere Stakes Results
The Lee Steere Stakes results have been dominated by locally-trained Perth gallopers.
Notable recent Lee Steere Stakes winners include Gatting (2018), Black Heart Bart (2015), Magnifisio (2014), Luckygray (2012) and Idyllic Prince (2009).
Lee Steere Stakes Winners
||Red Can Man
||The Velvet King
||Scales Of Justice
||Black Heart Bart
||God Has Spoken
||For Your Eyes Only