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 Emirates 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.
The latest edition of the Lee Steere Stakes runs on Saturday November 10, 2018.
2018 Lee Steere Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Lee Steere Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday November 10, 2018
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $250,000
- First Run: 1978
Lee Steere Stakes Odds & 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. Single-figure hopes in the Lee Steere Stakes betting markets have a dominant record in the race with the last double-figure winner being Early Express ($31) back in 2003.
2018 Lee Steere Stakes Betting
The latest Lee Steere Stakes 2018 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.
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 (1420m) 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.
2018 Lee Steere Stakes Field
The official Lee Steere Stakes 2018 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.
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). 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.
2018 Lee Steere Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Lee Steere Stakes 2018 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.
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.
2018 Lee Steere Stakes Form Guide
A link to a comprehensive Lee Steere Stakes 2018 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 under $10 in betting over the past 10 years or so. Notable recent Lee Steere Stakes winners include Black Heart Bart (2015), Magnifisio (2014), Luckygray (2012) and Idyllic Prince (2009).
2018 Lee Steere Stakes Results
The full Lee Steere Stakes 2018 Results & Form Guide will be available below once the summer showdown is run and won on Saturday November 10, 2018.
Lee Steere Stakes Winners
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