Tramway Stakes 2019

Saturday September 7, 2019

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 7, 2019 and saw Dreamforce win by three lengths first-up for the spring.

2019 Tramway Stakes Results

The official Tramway Stakes 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 7, 2019 .

  • 1st: #4 Dreamforce
  • 2nd: #2 Te Akau Shark
  • 3rd: #14 Eckstein

The official Tramway Stakes 2019 Results went the way of the punters with the John Thompson-trained favourite, Doncaster Mile runner-up Dreamforce, winning by a big three lengths first-up on way to the Group 1 George Main Stakes. He beat the early Epsom Handicap favourite Te Akau Shark, the Kiwi raider having his first Australian start.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 9 56.5kg $3.30F
2 2 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 3L 10 57kg $3.80
3 14 ECKSTEIN Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3.1L 3 54kg $6
4 12 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.4L 11 55kg $26
5 3 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.5L 5 57kg $10
6 5 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Jay Ford 4.3L 7 56kg $51
7 8 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.5L 13 55.5kg $12
8 10 MANTASTIC (IRE) Chris Waller Glen Boss 5.6L 8 55kg $151
9 13 PENSKE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6L 1 55kg $9
10 1 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 6.2L 12 57kg $81
11 11 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6.4L 6 55kg $61
12 7 ARCHEDEMUS Gwenda Markwell Luke Currie 7.2L 2 56kg $26
13 6 LE JUGE (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 11.6L 4 56kg $101
9 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0

Tramway Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
  • 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 have a poor recent record in the race. 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.

2019 Tramway Stakes Odds

The latest Tramway Stakes 2019 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

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.

2019 Tramway Stakes Field

The official Tramway Stakes 2019 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 2019 Tramway Stakes Final Field attracted 14 runners before the early scratching of the Chris Waller-trained Tom Melbourne. The Kiwi-trained Epsom Handicap favourite Te Akau Shark also leads betting on the Tramway Stakes for his Australian race debut.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5233x8124x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 12 57kg 109
2 114x111x2 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 10 57kg 106
3 x12331111x KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 57kg 96
4 x621x8132x DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 9 56.5kg 110
5 8050x1200x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 56kg 107
6 311311113x LE JUGE (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 4 56kg 101
7 1x1118118x ARCHEDEMUS Gwenda Markwell Luke Currie 2 56kg 100
8 5x73810x23 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 14 55.5kg 109
9 x16932225x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 13 55kg 104
10 35x812511x MANTASTIC (IRE) Chris Waller Glen Boss 8 55kg 103
11 1441x5496x KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 55kg 97
12 x22113211x STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 55kg 97
13 4141x1417x PENSKE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 55kg 90
14 x150003613 ECKSTEIN Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3 54kg 107

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.

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.

2019 Tramway Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Tramway Stakes 2019 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). The last single-figure Tramway Stakes winner was Sincero ($4.80 in 2011).

Other notable recent Tramway Stakes winners include Rangirangdoo (2009) and Diamond Dane (2011).

Tramway Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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