Victory Stakes 2020

Saturday May 23, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Victory Stakes is a traditional lead-up into the Doomben 10,000

The Victory Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, or in recent years Doomben Racecourse, and is one of the first features of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Run over 1200m the sprint showdown has a total of $200,000 on offer, the event was formerly known as the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes and is run under weight-for-age conditions.

For 2020 the Victory Stakes ran in late May offering a reduced $175,000 as part of a smaller Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also ran as a set weights plus penalties event instead of weight-for-age to make it the key Stradbroke Handicap lead-up.

The Victory Stakes is an early lead-up to some of the carnival’s Group 1 majors including the Doomben 10,000 Doomben a fortnight later and the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) – formerly the BTC Cup.

The latest edition of the Victory Stakes took place on Saturday May 23, 2020 and saw Victorem win the Stradbroke Handicap ballot exemption.  

Victory Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 23, 2020
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age (Set Weights + Penalties in 2020)
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000 ($175,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • First Run: 1980

2020 Victory Stakes Results

The complete Victory Stakes Results 2020 and Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place at on Saturday May 23, 2020 .

  • 1st: #7 Victorem
  • 2nd: #6 Niccanova
  • 3rd: #11 Deep Image

Victorem ($17) was back to his best at Eagle Farm with an upset win in the Victory Stakes 2020 results after charging up the middle late, the galloper now onto the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap as genuine light weight chance.

Color Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Mark Du Plessis 3 56.5kg $17
2 6 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea James Orman 1.3L 8 56.5kg $21
3 11 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Ms Stephanie Thornton 1.7L 10 56kg $9
4 15 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 1.9L 6 54.5kg $10
5 3 TYZONE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 2.2L 13 57kg $16
6 12 WINTER BRIDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 2.4L 9 55.5kg $5.50
7 4 TAMBO’S MATE Stuart Kendrick Matthew McGillivray 2.6L 5 57kg $13
8 1 KEMENTARI James Cummings Ryan Maloney 3L 11 58kg $5.50
9 8 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 3.2L 7 56.5kg $4.80F
10 13 FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Sean Cormack 4.2L 2 55kg $26
11 5 CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 4.4L 12 57kg $31
12 9 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Larry Cassidy 5.6L 4 56.5kg $41
13 2 SESAR Kacy Fogden Jag Guthmann-Chester 5.8L 1 58kg $61
16 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Justin Huxtable (a) 0
10 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 0
14 SOXAGON Mark Currie 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia

Victory Stakes Odds & Betting

Victory Stakes betting markets are usually led by proven sprinters with a good strike rate over the 1200m. Local advantage at Eagle Farm Racecourse (or Doomben) has been key in recent years as well with the likes of Buffering (2011 and 2013) and Temple Of Boom (2014) holding off horses from interstate.

Runners that features in the previous year’s edition are often higher up the Victory Stakes odds for the next season if backing up and the race can feature in doubles betting with upcoming Group 1 races like the Doomben 10,000 and Kingsford-Smith Cup (formerly the BTC Cup).

2020 Victory Stakes Betting

The season’s top Victory Stakes 2020 betting odds on the potential Group 1 winter runners will be available here on race week so stay tuned for access to the best Eagle Farm racing odds and offers.


Victory Stakes Field

The Victory Stakes field attracts sprinters from both local and interstate stables, many of which come off runs in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

In 2016 the Victory Stakes winner Fell Swoop came off a second in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick earlier in the month. Horses out of the Victory Stakes field may back up in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at Doomben Racecourse two weeks later.

Victory Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and the final field along with barriers are released on the Wednesday.

2020 Victory Stakes Field

The official Victory Stakes 2020 Final Field of sprinters and barrier draw will be available below once announced the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival hopes are in the mix for the Doomben 10,000 lead-up this season.

Sixteen potential Stradbroke Handicap horses face-off in the 2020 Victory Stakes field this season including Godolphin’s former Group 1 champ Kementari drawn out in gate 13, last start BRC Sprint winner Tambo’s Mate rising in weight and the well-fancied Tony Gollan-trained local Vega One.

  • Scratchings: #10 Miss Fabulass (3), #14 Soxagon (8), #16 Free Of Debt (15)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 439x27x335 KEMENTARI James Cummings Ryan Maloney 13 58kg 110
2 17x16300x9 SESAR Kacy Fogden Jag Guthmann-Chester 1 58kg 101
3 2x86436x77 TYZONE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 16 57kg 104
4 211213×421 TAMBO’S MATE Stuart Kendrick Matthew McGillivray 6 57kg 101
5 33x413494x CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 14 57kg 96
6 022x81412x NICCANOVA Steve Tregea James Orman 10 56.5kg 106
7 3x2814x2x0 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Mark Du Plessis 4 56.5kg 105
8 91x8211x44 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 9 56.5kg 102
9 71x1515x08 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Larry Cassidy 5 56.5kg 97
10 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 3 56kg 103
11 1213115×82 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Ms Stephanie Thornton 12 56kg 102
12 30x07x25x4 WINTER BRIDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 11 55.5kg 105
13 2×04146211 FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Sean Cormack 2 55kg 99
14 x211232x11 SOXAGON Mark Currie TBA 8 55kg 88
15 700x1281x3 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 7 54.5kg 104
16 1130×2005 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Justin Huxtable (a) 15 53.5kg 85
Victory Stakes 2017 betting odds online at Ladbrokes

Champion sprinter Buffering won multiple editions of the Victory Stakes in 2011 and 2013. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

2020 Victory Stakes Nominations

The Victory Stakes nominations 2020 nominations close the Monday of race week with the full list of early hopefuls to be published below.

The 2020 Victory Stakes nominations attracted 20 sprinters including a host out of the Group 3 BRC Sprint such as the winner Tambo’s Mate out to do the double.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 64466×6126 BANDIPUR G 5 Kelly Purdy
2 33x413494x CHAPTER AND VERSE G 5 Desleigh Forster
3 1213115×82 DEEP IMAGE G 6 Robert Heathcote
4 2×04146211 FREDDIE FOX TROT G 5 Les Kelly
5 1130×2005 FREE OF DEBT C 3 Chris Bieg
6 103x10x350 GREY SHADOW M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
7 439x27x335 KEMENTARI G 5 James Cummings
8 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees
9 022x81412x NICCANOVA G 6 Steve Tregea
10 3246988241 ORIENTAL RUNNER G 6 John Smerdon
11 700x1281x3 OUTBACK BARBIE M 4 Tony Gollan
12 x4600327x3 REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker
13 17x16300x9 SESAR H 4 Kacy Fogden
14 71x1515x08 SIGNORE FOX H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
15 x211232x11 SOXAGON G 4 Mark Currie
16 211213×421 TAMBO’S MATE G 4 Stuart Kendrick
17 2x86436x77 TYZONE G 6 Toby & Trent Edmonds
18 91x8211x44 VEGA ONE G 4 Tony Gollan
19 3x2814x2x0 VICTOREM G 5 Jenny Graham
20 30x07x25x4 WINTER BRIDE M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds

Victory Stakes Tips

Top Victory Stakes tips include looking for proven performers at the track / distance, those coming out of tougher Sydney autumn lead-ups like the TJ Smith Stakes and horses drawn well at the Eagle Farm track.

If a top class horse features in the field they are usually the ones to get behind with the likes of Swiss Ace (2008-09) and Buffering (2011 & 2013) saluting for punters in multiple editions of the race.

More recently in 2019 the classy mare I Am Excited won the Victory Stakes improving on her third behind Impending in the previous year’s race.

2020 Victory Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Victory Stakes 2020 betting tips and Group 2 racing selections will be detailed below leading up to the Eagle Farm showdown so bookmark this page for the winter sprinters to back and sack on way to the bigger Brisbane races of the season.

Victory Stakes Form Guide

The Victory Stakes form guide features all the must know info like saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form for all horses in the field. Studying the Victory Stakes form for sprinters with good form over 1200m, Group 1 performers from the Sydney Autumn Carnival and local hopes with a nice Eagle Farm strike-rate can help with tipping.

The Victory Stakes form has also stacked up in the subsequent Group 1 Brisbane Winter Carnival races in recent years like the BTC Cup that Victory Stakes winners Buffering (2011), Swiss Ace (2008) and Mitanni (2007) all went on to place in. The BTC Cup however is now run over 1300m later in the Carnival and the Doomben 10,000 is now the likely next-up target for horses out of the Victory Stakes.

 2020 Victory Stakes Form Guide

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

Victory Stakes Results

Victory Stakes results have been dominated by nice types over the years with local runners saluting more often than not. Notable Victory Stakes winners from the past decade include Swiss Ace (2008-09), Buffering (2011 & 2013), Temple Of Boom (2014) and Srikandi (2015).

Victory Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Victorem Niccanova Deep Image 1:10.6
2019 I Am Excited Redzel Jonker 1:09.6
2018 Impending Most Important I Am Excited 1:10.0
2017 Music Magnate Hopfgarten Miss Cover Girl 1:13.2
2016 Fell Swoop Didntcostalot Artlee 1:09.0
2015 Srikandi Ball Of Muscle Dances On Stars 1:09.6
2014 Temple Of Boom Spirit Of Boom Snitzerland 1:09.0
2013 Buffering Spirit Of Boom Albrecht 1:08.5
2012 Not held
2011 Buffering Atomic Force Azzaland 1:13.0
2010 Ghetto Blaster The Jackal Albert The Fat 1:09.6
2009 Swiss Ace Sniper’s Bullet Red Element 1:09.7
2008 Swiss Ace Atapi Dance The Waves 1:09.8
2007 Mitanni Anwaar Tellem 1:09.7
2006 All Bar One Falaise Impaler 1:08.5
2005 Wager Deuxieme Dezigna 1:21.9
2004 Only Words Our Egyptian Raine Defier 1:25.8
2003 Tit For Taat Scenic Peak Mr Bureaucrat 1:21.5
2002 Mr Bureaucrat Salgado Faiza 1:23.3
2001 Make Mine Magic Play Station Camarena 1:20.8
2000 Cheiron Narwong City Fair 1:22.8