The RA Lee Stakes is a Group 3 mile race run and won over 1600m at Morphettville Racecourse each May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.
Open to horses aged three-years-old and above, the set weights plus penalties event offers $152,250 in prize money and is officially registered as the Robert A. Lee Stakes.
It is named in honour of South Australian Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame inductee Robert A. Lee (2011) and was first contested in 1979.
Formerly part of Adelaide Cup Day, the RA Lee Stakes now takes place on The Goodwood Day with racing at the meeting headlined by the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m).
The other key The Goodwood Day support acts include the: Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m), Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 National Stakes (1200m).
The RA Lee Stakes has held Group 3 status since 2006.
The latest edition of the RA Lee Stakes ran on Saturday May 21, 2022 at Morphettville Racecourse and was won by the in-form Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained mare Belle Plaisir ($7.50).
RA Lee Stakes Race Info
- Date: 2022
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Set Weights plus Penalties; 3YOs & Above
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $152,250
- First Run: 1979
2022 RA Lee Stakes Results
The full RA Lee Stakes 2022 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 21, 2022.
- 1st: #13 Belle Plaisir ($7.50)
- 2nd: #2 Cherry Tortoni
- 3rd: #14 Excelida
RA Lee Stakes Betting
The RA Lee Stakes betting odds are led by the season’s top performing milers, especially locally-trained in-form runners that ran well in a lead-up race against similar company in Adelaide.
Trainer Darren Weir has an excellent recent record in the race preparing three straight winners from 2016-18 so any of his gallopers often sit high up the RA Lee Stakes markets.
There’s been plenty of recent upsets in the race including in 2020 when Chapel City won at RA Lee Stakes odds of $101!
Land Of Plenty ($2.70 in 2018) was the last favourite in RA Lee Stakes betting to salute for the punters.
2022 RA Lee Stakes Odds
The latest RA Lee Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on The Goodwood Day support act are released the week of the race.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 RA Lee 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.
RA Lee Stakes Field
The RA Lee Stakes race field is made up of classy local and interstate milers, some of which may be gearing up for similar features in Queensland during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Any mares in the RA Lee Stakes field may come via a lead-up run at the same track and distance a fortnight earlier in the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) and in 2020 Seabrook ran second in both events. The latest RA Lee Stakes winner to come via the Queen Of The South Stakes was Belle Plaisir (4th in 2022).
Nominations for the RA Lee Stakes are taken on the Monday of race week, with the final RA Lee Stakes field of acceptors out on the Wednesday.
2022 RA Lee Stakes Field
The official RA Lee Stakes 2022 race field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below showing the top horses engaged to face off in the autumn showdown.
2022 RA Lee Stakes Nominations
The RA Lee Stakes 2022 nominations close the Monday ahead of the race and will be listed below once confirmed by the SAJC.
| ||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||6x30584x01||ALSVIOR||G||6||Sue & Jason Jaensch||70|
|2||011x543x14||BELLE PLAISIR (NZ)||M||5||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||88|
|3||1x24x87315||CHERRY TORTONI||G||4||Patrick Payne||100|
|4||657x9567x0||COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (NZ)||G||8||Travis Doudle||91|
|5||08360×6654||DALASAN||H||5||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||105|
|6||2936117654||DANISH FORTUNE||G||4||Wayne Wilkes||63|
|7||2614213533||EXCELIDA||M||5||Ben & JD Hayes||90|
|9||2x5215x182||FOXY FRIDA||M||4||Andrew Noblet||96|
|10||111x900x17||IRONCLAD (GB)||G||6||Will Clarken||100|
|11||1918x0x693||JUNIPAL||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||100|
|12||x11112x708||MA AND PA||G||4||Chris Waller||80|
|13||8441414416||MY MATE SONNY||G||5||Shylie Williams||79|
|14||1280×54921||NOT USUAL GLORIOUS||G||5||Travis Doudle||82|
|15||5426×51847||ONE MORE JACK||G||6||Shane Oxlade||81|
|17||5x5140x220||ROYAL MILE||G||4||Lee Creek||87|
|18||111068×635||SCOTTISH DANCER||G||5||Andrew Bobbin||84|
|19||0124664×91||SKILLED BUNCH||M||5||Sue & Jason Jaensch||78|
|20||33×2244178||SMART PROMISE||M||6||John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs||63|
|21||4463676×42||SO SI BON||G||8||Ben & JD Hayes||103|
|22||5x06x11363||STRUCK BY||G||4||Travis Doudle||82|
|24||4296x854x7||ZIEGFELD (GB)||G||5||Gavin Bedggood||93|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
RA Lee Stakes Tips
RA Lee Stakes tips include backing proven runners with previous Group 3 or above form and those with a good record over the 1600m distance.
Backing the boys over the girls is a good RA Lee Stakes betting tip with the last female gallopers to win being then three-year-old filly Majestic Music (2010) followed by Belle Plaisir (2022). Prior to that the mares won three straight years with: Brockman’s Lass (2007), Autumn Jeuney (2008) and Serious Speed (2009).
2022 RA Lee Stakes Tips
The Ladbrokes’ insider RA Lee Stakes 2022 betting tips and Morphettville race selections on the May showdown will be detailed right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top gallopers to back for a win in the Group 3.
- To Win: #2 Cherry Tortoni ($7.50 at time of publish)
Good price on offer for last month’s Golden Mile winner at Bendigo. Comes off a beaten run at Flemington with more weight when fifth, only two lengths beaten. Great 1600m record (6:3-2-1) and he won last year’s Adelaide Guineas at this track/distance by three lengths. Group 1 Australian Guineas second as a three-year-old and, arguably not going around in that high a grade as a four-year-old, but still looks well-rated here.
RA Lee Stakes Form Guide
The RA Lee Stakes race form guide revels to punters all the relevant information they need to place a successful bet on the race like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of all the runners in the field.
The RA Lee Stakes form has gone on to hold in tougher events a number of times over the years including in 2013 when Linton backed up from his second win in the race to take out Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap next start.
2022 RA Lee Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive RA LEe Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
RA Lee Stakes Results
There has been a number of multiple RA Lee Stakes winners over the years with: Blast The Glass (1988-89), More Action (1999-2000), Sylvaner (2002-03) and Linton (2012-13).
Other notable RA Lee Stakes winners in recent years include: Group 1 winner Serious Speed (2009), Rhythm To Spare (2014) and Burning Front (2017).
RA Lee Stakes Winners
|2022||Belle Plaisir ||Cherry Tortoni||Excelida|
|2021||Lord Vladivostok||Dr Drill||Vassilator|
|2020||Chapel City||Seabrook||Harbour Views|
|2019||Fastnet Tempest||Waging War||Brown Ben|
|2018||Land Of Plenty||Over Exposure||Lite’n In My Veins|
|2017||Burning Front||Hooked||Rhythm To Spare|
|2016||Tonopah||Prince Of Penzance||Rocket Commander|
|2015||The Bowler||Excites Zelady||Metaphorical|
|2014||Rhythm To Spare||Starkiato||Gig|
|2013||Linton||Lucky Penny||General Peekay|
|2012||Linton||Hawks Bay||Verco Road|
|2011||Budriguez||Majestic Music||Red Colossus|
|2010||Majestic Music||Life To The Full||Tagus|
|2008||Autumn Jeuney||Goin To Jackson||Peacemaker|
|2007||Brockmans Lass||Red For Lou||Lord Of The Dance|
|2006||Lifes A Bounty||Smart And Mighty||Tawqeet|
|2005||Sassbee||Barabba Road||Merlot Now|
|2004||Fly For Me||Sylvaner||Grundys Crossing|
|2003||Sylvaner||None For The Road||Circumnavigating|
|2002||Sylvaner||Oliver Beer||Market Price|
|2001||Typhoon Barney||Gold Crystal||Roralism|
|2000||More Action||Burning Clay||Our Guided Missile|
|1999||More Action||Will Fly||Celestial Body|
|1998||Ben’s Rocket||Kipling||Shearer Claude|
|1996||Jadeva Belle||Yelgun Dawn||Akebono|
|1995||Ruling Knight||Sockerano||Hillview Lady|
|1994||Master Tambo||Oh Brother||From The Park|
|1992||Pay The Kings||Our Dawn Star||Windward Bay|
|1991||Pacific||Braashee||Run Straight Run|
|1989||Blast The Glass||Magic Konstev||Triple Tristram|
|1988||Blast The Glass||Water Boatman||Classic Coup|
|1987||Regal For Me||Top Banner||Ocean Cloud|
|1986||Knight Of Avon||Warene||Lady Marielle|
|1985||Mrs Fitzherbert||Ocean Cloud||Ankara|
|1984||Royal Balladeer||Baglaga Boy||Penny Edition|
|1983||Writ N Wonder||Rio De Janeiro||Grey Kildare|
|1982||Find The Gold||Peta Gay||Heavenly Time|
|1981||Welkin Light||New Autumn||Derby Downes|
|1980||Flanders Fields||Pride Of The Plains||Domax|