Peter Young Stakes 2021

Saturday February 20, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Peter Young Stakes winner traditionally backs-up in the Australian Cup a fortnight later

The Peter Young Stakes, formerly the St George Stakes, is one of a host of Group 2 support races on the Blue Diamond Stakes Day program at Caulfield Racecourse in late February each Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Racing at the Saturday meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Neds Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), the premier race for juveniles at the carnival, as well as the other two top level races – the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

Contested over 1800m and run under weight-for-age conditions the Peter Young Stakes offers $200,000 in total prize money and attracts a field of top class middle distance staying types.

The race is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March and the last horse to complete the double was Fiorente (2014).

The latest edition of the Peter Young Stakes took place on Saturday February 20, 2021 and was won by Danny O’Brien’s class mare Paradee. 

Peter Young Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1900

2021 Peter Young Stakes Results

The official Peter Young Stakes 2021 results will be published in full below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 20, 2021.

  • 1st: #12 Paradee
  • 2nd: #8 Shared Ambition
  • 3rd: #3 Homesman

The Danny O’Brien-trained Magic Millions winning mare at the Gold Coast, Paradee, travelled to Melbourne and dominated the Peter Young Stakes 2021 results on Blue Diamond Day ahead of the Group 1 Australian Cup.

Peter Young Stakes Odds & Betting

Peter Young Stakes odds and betting markets favour the older horses with proven weight-for-age form and that have Group 1 experience. Upsets are not uncommon in the race but typically the favourite in Peter Young Stakes betting finishes in the money including in 2018 when the Peter Young Stakes favourite Gailo Chop saluted. The following year Avilius ($1.95 in 2019) saluted as the odds-on favourite in Peter Young Stakes betting.

Looking at the form of hopefuls coming out of the CF Orr Stakes at the track earlier in the month is key and if they are resuming how they run fresh is important.

2021 Peter Young Stakes Betting

The updated Peter Young Stakes 2021 odds on the Group 2 event at Caulfield Racecourse will be available the week of the race so stay tuned.

Peter Young Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Peter Young Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Peter Young Stakes Field

Peter Young Stakes betting & tips available at Ladbrokes

Fiorente (2014) completed the Peter Young Stakes – Australian Cup double. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Peter Young Stakes field runs at a 16-starter capacity and features plenty of Group 1 performers and winners each year. In 2014 Fiorente completed the Melbourne Cup – Australian Cup double.

Proven weight-for-age gallopers heading towards the Australian Cup on ‘Super Saturday’ are in the mix every autumn and have often run in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors including the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

In 2015 Mourinho came off a third in the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at the track to win the Peter Young Stakes, the season’s first Group 1 race a key lead-up to the Blue Diamond Day clash. The following year Bow Creek (2016) took out the Peter Young Stakes off an unplaced CF Orr (13th) performance.

Peter Young Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2021 Peter Young Stakes Field

The official Peter Young Stakes 2021 field and barriers will be announced below on Wednesday February 19, 2020 so bookmark this page to see the Australian Cup hopefuls lining-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes Day Group 2.

A dozen horses face off in the 2021 Peter Young Stakes field this weekend including returning All-Star mile champ Regal Power, last start TS Carlyon Cup runner-up Miss Siska who won this race last year and eye-catching third placegetter out of the same lead-up race Nonconformist.

2021 Peter Young Stakes Nominations

The official Peter Young Stakes 2021 nominations are open until the Monday of race week.

Nineteen potential Australian cup hopes make-up the 2021 Peter Young Stakes nominations including the spring’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet and first-up TS Carlyon Cup winner Best Of Days for Godolphin.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 756x2593x6 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
2 34×3009221 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 105
3 3125x2193x CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney 102
4 9x768254x7 HARLEM (GB) G 9 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 107
5 60x70x173x HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 108
6 085x1230x4 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 109
7 14811688×8 MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan 98
8 643x74108x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 108
9 180x07x0x2 MISS SISKA M 7 Matthew Smith 104
10 075100×285 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 7 Archie Alexander 100
11 121x3719x3 NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg 101
12 x313x21x5x PAPPALINO (FR) H 5 Archie Alexander 92
13 16×4532211 PARADEE M 4 Danny O’Brien 98
14 61x421x90x REGAL POWER G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 112
15 38x513883x SAN HUBERTO (IRE) H 5 Matt Cumani 106
16 3x092527x1 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 105
17 2x222x16x7 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 115
18 679x03310x STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 105
19 16526×5126 VASSILATOR (NZ) G 5 Colin Little 97

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Peter Young Stakes Tips

The Peter Young Stakes is the first weight-for-age race of the autumn contested over further than 1400m so always attracts plenty of talent making tipping in the feature a tough task.

The CF Orr Stakes has been a good guide in recent years so looking for top runs in that from horses looking for extra metres can prove good Peter Young Stakes tips. The last galloper to complete the CF Orr Stakes – Peter Young Stakes double however was Elvstroem (2005).

2021 Peter Young Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Peter Young Stakes 2021 tips and betting selections will be available for punters below the week of the race sorting the best from the rest in the Australian Cup lead-up.

  • To Win: #1 Regal Power ($8 at time of publish)

True, the reigning All-Star Mile winner was disappointing last campaign and he faces a field of fit horses going better, but really think he can bounce back if things go to plan. William Pike continues associations and barrier 12 of 12 is actually a good thing for mine. Ran fourth in the race last year to Miss Siska narrowly beaten and looked good in a recent trial at home.

Peter Young Stakes Form Guide

The CF Orr Stakes has been a key indicator on the Peter Young Stakes form guide in recent years as has the Melbourne Spring features like the Cox Plate the previous year.

The Peter Young Stakes form guide lists barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs for all the hopefuls in the field. Older horses have a better record in the race so looking at the galloper’s age on the form as well as their record at the track and distance is important.

The Peter Young Stakes has provided a host of subsequent Australian Cup winners over the years, so taking the double is a popular betting option.

2021 Peter Young Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Peter Young Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Peter Young Stakes Results

The Peter Young Stakes results are traditionally dominated by older gallopers with Group 1 and WFA form that are tracking towards the Australian Cup as well as Sydney autumn features like the Ranvet Stakes.

Notable recent Peter Young Stakes winners include the previous year’s Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente (2014), Theseo (2009) and Pompeii Ruler (2007).

Recent Peter Young Stakes Winners

Year Winner Runner-Up Third Winning Time
2021 Paradee Shared Ambition Homesman 1:49.6
2020 Miss Siska Kings Will Dream Mirage Dancer 1:49.6
2019 Avilius Trap For Fools Ace High 1:49.1
2018 Gail Chop Single Gaze Hartnell 1:48.2
2017 Stratum Star Humidor The United States 1:48.2
2016 Bow Creek Fenway Mourinho 1:48.6
2015 Mourinho Happy Trails Akzar 1:48.0
2014 Fiorente Mourayan Star Rolling 1:50.0
2013 Foreteller Mr Moet Budriguez 1:50.1
2012 Lucas Cranach Illo Manighar 1:48.8
2011 Heart Of Dreams Precedence Spacecraft 1:48.8
2010 La Rocket Heart Of Dreams Miss Maren 1:49.0
2009 Theseo Baughurst Zarita 1:47.8
2008 Princess Coup Sirmione Douro Valley 1:51.0
2007 Pompeii Ruler Marasco Aqua D’Amore 1:49.2
2006 Our Smoking Joe Lad Of The Manor Vroom Vroom 1:50.2
2005 Elvstroem Makybe Diva Casual Pass 1:49.5
2004 Lonhro Sound Journey Mummify 1:50.9
2003 Northerly Fields Of Omagh Mr Casanova 1:51.8
2002 Northerly Old Comrade Piper Star 1:49.2
2001 Cent Home Giovana Kaapstad Way 1:47.1
2000 Royal Voyage Oliver Twist Arena 1:49.1