The Stan Fox Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds run on Spring Champion Stakes Day at Royal Randwick in October each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) for three-year-old stayers, whiel the Stan Fox Stakes is one of two Group 2 support acts on the card along with the Roman Consul Stakes.
Run at set weights over 1500m, the Stan Fox Stakes offers a total of $250,000 in prize money and was previously held earlier in the carnival. It once served as a lead-up into the Golden Rose in Sydney or the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne. Recent horses to complete the Stan Fox Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double include Press Statement (2015) and Shooting To Win (2014).
A change of date for the Stan Fox Stakes now sees the race run on the same day as Melbourne’s Caulfield Guineas.
It is now the key lead-up into Randwick’s $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m) – a new seven-figure feature for three-year-olds held on the same day as Melbourne’s Cox Plate, a race the 2019 Stan Fox winner Colada went on to place third in.
Peltzer (2020) was the first horse to complete the Stan Fox Stakes – Bondi Stakes double.
The latest edition of the Stan Fox Stakes took place on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by Hilal ($8).
2021 Stan Fox Stakes Results
The official Stan Fox Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 9, 2021.
- 1st: #3 Hilal ($8)
- 2nd: #2 Coastwatch
- 3rd: #4 Brigantine
Hilal ($8) improved on his lead-up Golden Rose 11th to narrowly defeat the Chris Waller-trained favourite Coastwatch in a tight 2021 Stan Fox Stakes result.
Stan Fox Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
- Track: Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1500m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $250,000
- First Run: 1975
Stan Fox Stakes Field
The Stan Fox Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance three-year-olds many looking to extend their form over a mile or further later during the carnival.
In 2015 Press Statement improved on a Golden Rose fifth to win the Stan Fox and then the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas over the mile in Victoria next run. That year’s Stan Fox runner-up Shards also came out of the Golden Rose (7th) as did the third-placed Rageese (4th).
The previous year (2014), Shooting To Win ran third in the Golden Rose before also completing the Stan Fox Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double. That year’s Golden Rose Stakes runner-up Scissor Kick also ran second in the Stan Fox Stakes.
Manawanui won the Golden Rose Stakes – Stan Fox Stakes double in 2011 before a second in the Caulfield Guineas top Helmet. The Golden Rose – Stan Fox double was also achieved in 2009 by Denman.
Most recently the 2020 Stan Fox Stakes winner Peltzer also franked that year’s Golden Rose form improving on his lead-up fifth in the Group 1 before winning the $1 million Bondi Stakes next-up.
The 2021 Stan Fox Stakes winner was also a Golden Rose graduate with Hilal improving on a lead-up 11th in the Group 1.
The Stan Fox Stakes is now runs later in the carnival on the same day Melbourne hosts the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.
2021 Stan Fox Stakes Field
The official Stan Fox Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers are announced by Racing NSW the Wednesday of race week and the full list of runners will be published below as soon as released.
The 2021 Stan Fox Stakes field features a small but class line-up led by Group 1 Golden Rose third placed Coastwatch for Chris Waller.
- Scratched: #1 Captivant (1) instead heads south for the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne on Saturday;
- #8 Three Wise Men (9).
2021 Stan Fox Stakes Nominations
The early Stan Fox Stakes 2021 Nominations close on the Monday leading-up to the race and will be made available below once released.
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Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Stan Fox Stakes Betting
Stan Fox Stakes odds favour local Sydney gallopers coming off a good lead-up run in races like the Up & Coming Stakes also held at Royal Randwick the month before. Stan Fox Stakes betting favourites have a strong recent record in the race and runners looking like they’ll see out a mile usually sit high up the bookies’ markets.
If there’s an odds-on favourite, they usually get the job done for Stan Fox Stakes punters. There have been notable upsets however including in 2019 with $20 roughie Colada winning.
In 2020 Peltzer ($2.70) became the latest Stan Fox Stakes favourite to salute.
2021 Stan Fox Stakes Odds
The latest Stan Fox Stakes 2021 odds and betting links will be provided below once markets are out on the Spring Champion Stakes Day support act this spring.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Stan Fox 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.
Stan Fox Stakes Tips
Good Stan Fox Stakes tips include looking for locally-trained three-year-olds with winning form over 1400m and those heading towards the Bondi Stakes.
Backing the favourite is another successful Stan Fox Stakes betting tip to take.
2021 Stan Fox Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Stan Fox Stakes 2021 tips and betting selections will be detailed below outlining the gallopers to back and sack in the spring event.
- To Win: #2 Coastwatch ($2.30 at time of publish)
It’s looking like a day for favourite backers in Sydney on Saturday and think that will hold true here with the Chris Waller-trained Coastwatch so brave when third in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes last time out. The extra 100m here will suit, he’s out to frank that form and presents fit and ready to record another Group victory after his Ming Dynasty success two back.
Stan Fox Stakes Form Guide
The Stan Fox Stakes form guide features all the need to know race information like the jockeys and trainers of all the runners as well as their barrier draw and lead-up form. The best form line to follow into the Stan Fox Stakes was that coming out of the Golden Rose Stakes, which had produced more winners of the Group 2 than any other race before the Stan Fox Stakes was moved date.
The Stan Fox Stakes form once stacked up in better spring features including the Caulfield Guineas, a popular interstate betting double during the carnival season, before being moved to the same date as that Group 1 mile feature in Melbourne. In 2013 Criterion ran second in both the Stan Fox and Spring Champion before a fourth in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
2021 Stan Fox Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Stan Fox Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Stan Fox Stakes Results
Stan Fox Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure fancies and the favourites in the past decade. Notable recent Stan Fox Stakes winners include Press Statement (2015), Shooting To Win (2014), Manawanui (2011) and Lonhro (2011).
Stan Fox Stakes Winners
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