Lord Reims Stakes 2022

Saturday February 26, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Lord Reims Stakes serves as a traditional lead-up into the Adelaide Cup

The Lord Reims Stakes is a Group 3 distance race run and won over a testing 2600m at Morphettville Racecourse in late February as a lead-up into the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Offering $127,250 in prize money the event is run at set weights plus penalties and is open to horses of all ages.

A time-honoured feature at Morphettville, the Lord Reims Stakes was first held back in 1889 as the West End Draught Stakes. It was renamed the Lord Reims Stakes in 2010 in honour of triple Adelaide Cup champion, the Kiwi-bred Lord Reims (1987–1989) who also won this event twice in 1988 and 1989. Lord Reims is also famous for winning the 1987 Caulfield Cup.

The better stayers in the Lord Reims Stakes traditionally target a run over the two-miles in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) held in mid-March.

The Lord Reims Stakes / Adelaide Cup double has been completed 18 times, most recently by Apache King in 2001.

The latest edition of the Lord Reims Stakes ran on Saturday February 26, 2022 at Morphettville in South Australia and was won by the Ryan Balfour-trained Canford ($5.50).

Lord Reims Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2600m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $127,250
  • First Run: 1889

2022 Lord Reims Stakes Results

The full Lord Reims Stakes 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 26, 2022 and published right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #3 Canford ($5.50)
  • 2nd: #9 So Bene
  • 3rd: #1 Eperdument

Lord Reims Stakes Betting

Lord Reims Stakes betting markets are dominated by proven local stayers with winning form up to at least 2400m. 

Any graduates from past editions of the race as well as long-distance horses that have run in events like the Adelaide Cup from previous autumns sit high up the Lord Reims Stakes odds. For example, in 2021 the previous year’s Lord Reims Stakes winner Eperdument returned to run third to Tralee Rose in the trifecta and was third again in the 2022 race behind the winner Canford as the beaten $2.15 favourite. 

Last start winners have a good recent strike-rate in the race, so any gallopers coming off a victory are usually kept safe in markets on the Lord Reims Stakes race in Adelaide. 

Tralee Rose ($1.70 in 2021) was the last Lord Reims Stakes betting favourite to win. 

2022 Lord Reims Stakes Odds 

The latest Lord Reims Stakes 2022 betting odds will be provided below once betting on the Adelaide Cup lead-up opens the week of the race. 

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Lord Reims 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.

Lord Reims Stakes Field

The Lord Reims Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mainly local, South Australian-trained stayers eyeing a run over the two miles in the Adelaide Cup later in the year. 

Horses in the Lord Reims Stakes field may come via a lead-up run at the track a fortnight earlier in the Listed Premier’s Plate (2037m). 

The Lord Reims Stakes has a field limit of 16 starters plus four emergencies. 

Lord Reims Stakes nominations close the Monday of race week followed by final acceptances on the Wednesday. 

2022 Lord Reims Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw 

The official Lord Reims Stakes 2022 field of final acceptances and barrier draw will be published below once confirmed by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC). 

Lord Reims Stakes Winners (Tralee Rose) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes

2021 Lord Reims Stakes winner Tralee Rose (pictured at Flemington). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Lord Reims Stakes Tips

Good Lord Reims Stakes tips include backing stayers proven at a mile and a half or further and looking for local stayers coming off a top three run in Adelaide. 

Past graduates of the event make a good Lord Reims Stakes betting tip, as do any quality mares in the field. 

Mares have a great recent strike-rate in the event with victories by the likes of: Miss Pavlova (2009), Moment In Time (2010), Enchanting Waters (2012), Etah James (2018), Eperdument (2020) and Tralee Rose (2021). 

2022 Lord Reims Stakes Tips 

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Lord Reims Stakes 2022 betting tips will be available below leading-up to the autumn showdown. 

  • To Win: #2  Hasta La War ($1.95 at time of publish) 

Lord Reims Stakes Form Guide

The Lord Reims Stakes form guide details all the crucial race information and statistics including barriers, weights, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of all the runners in the event. 

The Lord Reims Stakes form has gone on to stack-up in bigger and better races plenty of times over the years, especially in the Adelaide Cup. 

In 2021 the Lord Reims Stakes winner Tralee Rose went on to frank the form with an Adelaide Cup fourth before a host of good runs that spring in Melbourne including her Geelong Cup victory. She also ran ninth to super mare Verry Elleegant in that year’s Melbourne Cup results. 

2022 Lord Reims Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Lord Reims Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Lord Reims Stakes Results

The Lord Reims Stakes results have been dominated by in-form mares coming off a lead-up victory in recent years. 

Notable Lord Reims Stakes winners include: Vakeel (1893), Port Admiral (1894), Warpaint (1896), Stralia (1925), Altimeter (1928), Parallana (1929), Far Away Places (1961), Fulmen (1967), Phar Ace (1974), Yashmak (1980), Moss Kingdom (1984), Lord Reims (1988, 1989), Water Boatman (1990), Ideal Centreman (1991), French Resort (1996), Cronus (1997) and Apache King (2001) who all completed the Lord Reims / Adelaide Cup double. 

Etah James (2018) is another of the more famous recent Lord Reims Stakes winners, the mare going on to win the 2020 edition of the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m). 

Lord Reims Stakes Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2022 Canford So Bene Eperdument 2:45.6
2021 Tralee Rose Long Arm Eperdument 2:45.9
2020 Eperdument Master Chum Heart Of Grace 2:44.3
2019 Bondeiger Sylpheed October Date 2:45.6
2018 Etah James Master Of Arts Benzini 2:46.5
2017 Master Of Arts Puccini Jim’s Journey 2:43.8
2016 Signoff Celtic Prince Tunes 2:44.6
2015 Taiyoo Lucky Lucky Lucky Gossip Guru 2:48.2
2014 Distillation Base Waltzing To Win 2:50.4
2013 My Ex Mate Talent Show Titch 2:45.7
2012 Enchanting Waters Rialya He’s Hot To Trot 2:50.0
2011 Guyno Maunatrice Lady Avacan 2:46.0
2010 Moment In Time Dolphin Jo Capecover 2:50.0
2009 Miss Pavlova Brad Star Fourdee 2:43.4
2008 Exalted Ego Saddlers Story Road To Athens 2:43.3
2007 Danebar Lacy Underball Miss Theron 2:42.6
2006 Royal Player Exalted Time Danebar 2:46.5
2005 Far Lane Demerger Ista Kareem 2:42.3
2004 Bel Air Larrocha Roman Arch 2:42.6
2003 Le Destina Firetaine Oxford Dollar 2:37.0
2002 Firetaine Homewrecker Rum 2:36.3
2001 Apache King Skybeau The Hind 2:39.4
2000 Frenzel Rhomb Royal Caliph Oxford Dollar 2:42.4
1999 Star Binder Shattered Circle Angies Heart 2:35.2
1998 Heed The Toll Royal Caliph Frenzel Rhomb 2:38.2
1997 Cronus Skybeau Cockade 2:43.1
1996 French Resort Section =2 Seto Bridge =2 2:37.9
1995 Balmeressa Bullwinkle Blue Sun 2:40.8
1994 Top Rating Red Icing Bahi 2:28.8
1993 Toy Image Delmar Impulsive Risk 2:32.3
1992 Runaway Groom Brave Expectation London Bridge 2:34.8
1991 Ideal Centreman Water Boatman Pressmans Choice 2:30.7
1990 Water Boatman Lord Hybrow Sea Legend 2:30.2
1989 Lord Reims Merino Explorer The Brotherhood 2:33.0
1988 Lord Reims The Brotherhood Argonaut Style 2:30.7