The Winners Stakes – run in 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes – is one of the newest feature races held over the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival running at Rosehill Gardens on The Golden Eagle Day in early November as part of the revamped Everest Carnival that offers over $46 million in total prize money!
The $7.5 million Golden Eagle for four-year-olds now rivals Melbourne’s Victoria Derby Day action on the Saturday prior to the Melbourne Cup for the punters’ attention and is now supported by the $1 million Winners Stakes, run in 2019 as the Redzel Stakes, 2020 as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes and 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes in honour of the respective The Everest winning horses.
The other feature race added to the Rosehill race card at the meeting is the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m), the trio of Special Condition races boosting the overall prize money to $9 million on offer across the day.
The Winners Stakes is a 1300m middle-distance sprint race offering $1 million in prize money run under set weight and penalty conditions.
Each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival the Winners Stakes will be renamed in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner. Accordingly, the inaugural edition of the race was known as The Redzel Stakes 2019.
Redzel (2017, 2018) won the opening two editions of the world’s richest turf race – The Everest but failed in his attempt at the three-peat in 2019.
The 2020 Winners Stakes was known as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes after Chris Waller’s gun three-year-old won the 2019 The Everest and was won by the favourite Gytrash.
This spring, the Winners Stakes in 2021 is run as the Classique Legend Stakes after a brilliant 2020 The Everest win by the classy grey.
The 2021 edition of the Winners Stakes runs as the Classique Legend Stakes on Saturday October 30, 2021.
2021 Winners Stakes Results
The official Classique Legend Stakes 2021 Results and Finishing Order will be published below once the event is run and won on Saturday October 30, 2021.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Winners Stakes Info
- Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
- 2021 Race Name: Classique Legend Stakes
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse
- Distance: 1300m
- Conditions: 3YOs & Up – Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Special Condition
- Prize Money: $ 1 million
- First Run: 2019
Classique Legend Stakes Betting
Betting on the Classique Legend Stakes in the spring is led by in-form sprint types coming off nice form in lead-up races in Sydney.
Good events to keep an eye on that will likely impact Winners Stakes betting each season include the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick in mid-September and of course the $15 million The Everest (1200m) held a fortnight before.
The inaugural Winners Stakes winner was Pierata who took out the 2019 Redzel Stakes on the back of a fifth in The Everest.
The following year the Winners Stakes (run as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes) was won by the favourite in betting Gytrash who was backing-up from a third in The Everest race.
Winners Stakes betting on The Everest graduates and Rosehill track specialists will be firm, especially on local hopes opting to stay in Sydney over a trip to Melbourne for the Cup Carnival Group 1s at Flemington that same week.
2021 Classique Legend Stakes Odds
The latest Winners Stakes 2021 odds – known in 2020 as the Classique Legend Stakes odds – will be provided below complete with market links as soon as betting on the $1 million feature is open.
Classique Legend Stakes Field
The Winners Stakes field attracts sprinters and middle-distance runners alike chasing the lucrative prize money on offer in Sydney. Many of these horses may previously have targeted the following Saturday’s Group 1 VRC Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight, but the Winners Stakes field now provides horses better suited to the Rosehill track a shot at a nice feature race win without having to race over the ‘Straight Six’ in Melbourne.
Sprinters out of The Everest field the month before may also opt to back-up in the Yes Yes Yes Stakes field, which will suit horses with form over 1200m – 1400m as opposed to the genuine short-distance runners. The Everest – Winners Stakes double becomes a new feature for connections to target and for punters to enjoy a spring bet on.
The Winners Stakes field boasts a capacity 16 starters.
2021 Classique Legend Stakes Field
The official Classique Legend Stakes 2021 field and barriers will be provided below once Racing NSW announces final acceptances the week of the race.
Classique Legend Stakes Form Guide
The Winners Stakes form guide provides all the must know race facts and stats on the confirmed horses in the field including barriers, jockeys, career statistics and the Rosehill track conditions for The Golden Eagle Day.
Looking over the Winners Stakes form guide – known as the Classique Legend Stakes form guide in 2021 – for horses with a nice record at Rosehill Gardens, gallopers proven over at least 1200m and sprinters that ran well in the previous month’s The Everest results is crucial .
2021 Classique Legend Stakes Form
A link to our comprehensive Classique Legned Stakes 2021 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Classique Legend Stakes Tips
Early Winners Stakes tips include watching for horses coming off good lead-up runs in earlier spring races including The Shorts and Premier Stakes in Sydney. Gallopers with nice Group 1 race form, previous The Everest runners and those that have specifically targeted the Winners Stakes across their campaigns also make good tips.
2021 Classique Legend Stakes Tipping
Our insider Classique Legend Stakes 2021 tipping guide complete with the horses to back and sack in this year’s Winners Stakes tips will be available below the week leading up to The Golden Eagle Day.
Classique Legend Stakes Results
The Winners Stakes results provide punters with the complete finishing order of the $1 million race including where the favourite in Winners Stakes betting finished. How your Classique Legend Stakes bets went, what the Winners Stakes trifecta was and the winning margin can all be found in the results.
Winners Stakes Winners
(Classique Legend Stakes)
(Yes Yes Yes Stakes)
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