Tramway Stakes 2020

Saturday September 5, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Tramway Stakes is a key Epsom Handicap lead-up in the spring.

The Tramway Stakes, formerly the Tramway Handicap, is a Group 2 race held on Chelmsford Stakes Day at Royal Randwick Racecourse in early September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The meeting is host to a trio of Group 2 races with the Tramway Stakes running on the same card as the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) and the Furious Stakes (1200m).

Previously run under handicap conditions and known as the Tramway Handicap, the race is now a set weights plus penalties clash contested over 1400m and offers a total of $200,000 in prize money. The Tramway Stakes is a key early spring lead-up for gallopers heading to bigger and better races over the carnival including the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) a fortnight later.

The last horse to complete the Tramway Stakes – George Main Stakes double was Sincero (2011). The Tramway winner is also exempt from ballot for the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) back at the track in early October.

Hauraki (2016) was the latest galloper to win the Tramway Stakes – Epsom Handicap double, the galloper finishing runner-up in the George Main between those two spring wins.

The latest edition of the Tramway Stakes ran on Saturday September 5, 2020 and saw Dreamforce go back-to-back for the punters.  

2020 Tramway Stakes Results

The official Tramway Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 5, 2020.

  • 1st: #1 Dreamforce
  • 2nd: #2 Kolding
  • 3rd: #9 Reloaded

The John Thompson-trained Group 1 winner Dreamforce ($3.30F) successfully defended his title dominating the 2020 Tramway Stakes results as the favourite for the second year on the trot. 

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller   7 58kg   $3.30F
2 2 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 0.3L 4 58kg   $8.50
3 9 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 0.6L 3 55kg   $5.50
4 11 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 1.1L 5 54kg   $12
5 5 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1.5L 10 56kg   $12
6 6 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a) 1.6L 6 55kg   $19
7 7 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin Kerrin McEvoy 1.8L 9 55kg   $15
8 3 DRAGON LEAP Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Glen Boss 2L 8 57.5kg   $20
9 8 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Jason Collett 2.1L 11 55kg   $10
10 4 COLETTE James Cummings Joshua Parr 2.2L 1 56kg   $12
11 10 OPACITY (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 3.5L 2 55kg   $26

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Tramway Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 5, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1886

Tramway Stakes Betting

The Tramway Stakes odds are led each year by horses with previous good Sydney form from past campaigns, but the favourites had a poor recent record in the race up until the back-to-back wins by Dreamforce who started top of the odds ($3.30) in both 2019 and 2020.

Runners that came off a nice earlier run at the track in the Winx Stakes also often feature high up the Tramway Stakes betting markets.

Any horses that are dominating early Epsom Handicap betting that spring often also tend to be at shorter Tramway Stakes odds for a lead-up run into the mile feature.

2020 Tramway Stakes Odds

The latest Tramway Stakes 2020 betting odds & market links will be available right here the week of the race, so bookmark this page to back your favourites in the Epsom lead-up.


Tramway Stakes Field

Tramway Stakes Winners - Dreamforce (Photo: Steve Hart) |

2019 Tramway Stakes winner Dreamforce. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Tramway Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of strong middle-distance gallopers and milers looking to head into races like the George Main and Epsom Handicap also run at Randwick in the spring.

Many horses contest the Tramway Stakes first-up in their spring preparation or come off an earlier spring run in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at the same track and distance in August.

2020 Tramway Stakes Field

The official Tramway Stakes 2020 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing NSW the Wednesday leading-up to Chelmsford Stakes Day, with the full line-up of Group 1-bound gallopers to be published right here.

The 2020 Tramway Stakes final field features 11 runners led narrowly in betting by the defending champion Dreamforce (7) followed by the returning Doomben Roses winner Vanna Girl (11) drawn wide for her first-up run. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 205x2810x0 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 7 58kg     115
2 11x45778x0 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 4 58kg     109
3 12114x DRAGON LEAP Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Glen Boss 8 57.5kg     96
4 8221111x COLETTE James Cummings Joshua Parr 1 56kg     106
5 8x11150x3x ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 10 56kg     100
6 0123250×34 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a) 6 55kg     100
7 16832022×0 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin Kerrin McEvoy 9 55kg     97
8 141121111x VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Jason Collett 11 55kg     96
9 123x82435x RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 3 55kg     94
10 2111x511x OPACITY (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 2 55kg     84
11 514x10320x GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 5 54kg     99

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Tramway Stakes Nominations

The early Tramway Stakes 2020 Nominations close the Monday ahead of the race with the entries to be published in full below.

John Thompson’s Group 1 champion Dreamforce returns to defend his Tramway Stakes title as one of 19 nominees for the Group 2 on Saturday along with the likes of ATC Oaks winner Colette and Group 2 The Roses heroine Vanna Girl.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 22x13437x0 BRANDENBURG (NZ) H 4 John Sargent 106
2 8221111x COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 106
3 12114x DRAGON LEAP G 4 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 96
4 205x2810x0 DREAMFORCE G 8 John Thompson 115
5 0123250×34 GLENALL G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
6 514x10320x GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 5 Mark Newnham 99
7 11x45778x0 KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 109
8 x30x30x4x7 LE ROMAIN G 8 Kris Lees 109
9 16832022×0 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 6 Jarrod Austin 97
10 771826249x MISS FABULASS M 5 Kris Lees 102
11 x70504150x MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 100
12 8822x1180x MISS SISKA M 7 Matthew Smith 106
13 6101x300x5 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 110
14 2111x511x OPACITY (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea 84
15 123x82435x RELOADED H 4 Chris Waller 94
16 8x11150x3x ROCK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
17 393x1720x2 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 110
18 x9358x12x7 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 6 Tony Pike 116
19 141121111x VANNA GIRL M 4 Toby & Trent Edmonds 96

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Tramway Stakes Tips

Good Tramway Stakes tips to take include looking for horses with a good Randwick record, runners that have winning form over 1400m – 1600m, gallopers that have previous Group 1 race experience from past campaigns and those at double-figures with the favourites failing to have a strong recent record.

Another Tramway Stakes betting tip is to look at the mares in the mix with a number of female gallopers finishing in the money over the years.

2020 Tramway Stakes Tips 

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Tramway Stakes 2020 best bet will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned! 

Tramway Stakes Form Guide

The Tramway Stakes form guide features all the must-know information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. The Tramway Stakes form has also stacked up in the upcoming Group 1 races of the spring in recent years. In 2015 the Tramway Stakes runner-up Eucador went on to finish second to Winx in the Epsom Handicap two runs later.

The previous year (2014) Lucia Valentina won the Tramway Stakes first-up before heading to Melbourne where two runs later she took out the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington and placed third in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

In 2013 Royal Descent ran third to Malavio in the Tramway Stakes before a second to Streama in the George Main Stakes next start.

2020 Tramway Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Tramway Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be available for punters below the week of the race.

Tramway Stakes Results

The Tramway Stakes results have been dominated by local Sydney-trained runners in the past 10 years. Plenty of upsets have occurred over the last decade including Hooked ($18 in 2015), Lucia Valentina ($10 in 2014), Malavio ($21 in 2013) and Tagus ($26 in 2012).

Dreamforce ($3.30 in 2019) broke the hoodoo of favourites in the race however saluting for the punters. He successfully defended his title at the same price ($3.30) in 2020 becoming the first back-to-back winner since Grenoble (1959-60) who did so when the race was a handicap. 

Other notable recent Tramway Stakes winners include Rangirangdoo (2009), Sincero (2011) and Happy Clapper (2017).

Tramway Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Dreamforce Kolding Reloaded 1:21.84
2019 Dreamforce Te Akau Shark Eckstein 1:21.69
2018 Comin’ Through Tom Melbourne Dixie Blossoms 1:22.1
2017 Happy Clapper Tom Melbourne Invincible Gem 1:21.9
2016 Hauraki Le Romain Dibayani 1:25.9
2015 Hooked Ecuador Rudy 1:24.4
2014 Lucia Valentina Tiger Tees Toydini 1:26.6
2013 Malavio Bello Royal Descent 1:21.3
2012 Tagus Kontiki Park Moment Of Time 1:22.5
2011 Sincero Secret Admirer Thankgodyou’rehere 1.22.2
2010 Neeson Cannonball Herculian Prince 1:26.1
2009 Rangirangdoo Strat’s Flyer Murray’s Sun 1:21.9
2008 Bank Robber Kick ‘N Chase Vecchia Roma 1:25.7
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Primus Stormhill Flaming 1:25.6
2005 Shania Dane Lotteria Utzon 1:22.7
2004 Nips West Country Desert War 1:22.9
2003 Sportsman Britt’s Best Boreale 1:21.8
2002 Gordo Shot Of Thunder Universal Prince 1:24.0
2001 Diamond Dane Maitland Gold Kootoomootoo 1:18.3
2000 Mr Innocent Eau D’Scay Freemason 1:20.6