RA Lee Stakes 2022

Saturday May 21, 2022

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

RA Lee Stakes Winners - Land Of Plenty | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes
Land Of Plenty (pictured in Melbourne) saluted for the punters in the 2018 RA Lee Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
16x30584x01ALSVIORG6Sue & Jason Jaensch70
2011x543x14BELLE PLAISIR (NZ)M5Tony & Calvin McEvoy88
31x24x87315CHERRY TORTONIG4Patrick Payne100
4657x9567x0COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (NZ)G8Travis Doudle91
508360×6654DALASANH5Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas105
62936117654DANISH FORTUNEG4Wayne Wilkes63
72614213533EXCELIDAM5Ben & JD Hayes90
81x440x4303FAROOQG6Sue Murphy87
92x5215x182FOXY FRIDAM4Andrew Noblet96
10111x900x17IRONCLAD (GB)G6Will Clarken100
111918x0x693JUNIPALG6Ciaron Maher & David Eustace100
12x11112x708MA AND PAG4Chris Waller80
138441414416MY MATE SONNYG5Shylie Williams79
141280×54921NOT USUAL GLORIOUSG5Travis Doudle82
155426×51847ONE MORE JACKG6Shane Oxlade81
1657857×8349RITRATTOG5Mick Huxtable81
175x5140x220ROYAL MILEG4Lee Creek87
18111068×635SCOTTISH DANCERG5Andrew Bobbin84
190124664×91SKILLED BUNCHM5Sue & Jason Jaensch78
2033×2244178SMART PROMISEM6John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs63
214463676×42SO SI BONG8Ben & JD Hayes103
225x06x11363STRUCK BYG4Travis Doudle82
231x33154x22VITRUVIUSG4Paul Preusker69
244296x854x7ZIEGFELD (GB)G5Gavin Bedggood93

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

2022Belle Plaisir Cherry TortoniExcelida
2021Lord VladivostokDr DrillVassilator
2020Chapel CitySeabrookHarbour Views
2019Fastnet TempestWaging WarBrown Ben
2018Land Of PlentyOver ExposureLite’n In My Veins
2017Burning FrontHookedRhythm To Spare
2016TonopahPrince Of PenzanceRocket Commander
2015The BowlerExcites ZeladyMetaphorical
2014Rhythm To SpareStarkiatoGig
2013LintonLucky PennyGeneral Peekay
2012LintonHawks BayVerco Road
2011BudriguezMajestic MusicRed Colossus
2010Majestic MusicLife To The FullTagus
2009Serious SpeedChasmPinnacles
2008Autumn JeuneyGoin To JacksonPeacemaker
2007Brockmans LassRed For LouLord Of The Dance
2006Lifes A BountySmart And MightyTawqeet
2005SassbeeBarabba RoadMerlot Now
2004Fly For MeSylvanerGrundys Crossing
2003SylvanerNone For The RoadCircumnavigating
2002SylvanerOliver BeerMarket Price
2001Typhoon BarneyGold CrystalRoralism
2000More ActionBurning ClayOur Guided Missile
1999More ActionWill FlyCelestial Body
1998Ben’s RocketKiplingShearer Claude
1997Bacy’s BrotherPenghuluAkebono
1996Jadeva BelleYelgun DawnAkebono
1995Ruling KnightSockeranoHillview Lady
1994Master TamboOh BrotherFrom The Park
1993LeggingsPicnickerBlack Ransom
1992Pay The KingsOur Dawn StarWindward Bay
1991PacificBraasheeRun Straight Run
1990NejaNouvelleSilver Dupion
1989Blast The GlassMagic KonstevTriple Tristram
1988Blast The GlassWater BoatmanClassic Coup
1987Regal For MeTop BannerOcean Cloud
1986Knight Of AvonWareneLady Marielle
1985Mrs FitzherbertOcean CloudAnkara
1984Royal BalladeerBaglaga BoyPenny Edition
1983Writ N WonderRio De JaneiroGrey Kildare
1982Find The GoldPeta GayHeavenly Time
1981Welkin LightNew AutumnDerby Downes
1980Flanders FieldsPride Of The PlainsDomax
1979LavadinaStorm CidiumTabarossa