Lee Steere Stakes 2017

Early November

Ladbrokes Tip: The Lee Steere Stakes is the ideal Railway Stakes lead-up in Perth each summer

The Lee Steere Stakes is a Group 2 race run at Ascot Racecourse on the first Saturday of November during the early stages of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
Contested on the same day as Flemington’s Emirates Stakes Day races in Melbourne, the Lee Steere Stakes is one of three Black-Type races in Perth at the meeting and offers $250,000 in total prize money.

Run over 1400m, the weight-for-age clash is the traditional lead-up to the tougher summer races at Morphettville Racecourse over the summer including the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).The last horse to win the Lee Steere Stakes – Railway Stakes double in the same year was Belle Bizarre (2006). More recently Luckygray won the 2012 Lee Steere Stakes between his 2011 and 2013 Railway Stakes victories.

The next edition of the Lee Steere Stakes is scheduled to run on Early November, 2017.

Lee Steere Stakes Field

The Lee Steere Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of Perth’s premier middle-distance gallopers as well as interstate raiders that could be gearing up for the Railway Stakes and Kingston Town Stakes in WA over the summer. A traditional lead-up race into the Lee Steere Stakes field is the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1420m) at the track in late October and Black Heart Bart (2015) was the last horse to complete the double.

The previous year the Northerly Stakes winner Fuchsia Bandana (2014) ran second next start in the Lee Steere Stakes before fifths in the Railway Stakes and Kingston Town. The other recent Northerly Stakes – Lee Steere Stakes double winner was Ranger (2011) who ran second two runs later in that year’s Kingston Town. Black Heart Bart went on to run fourth in that year’s Railway Stakes and also later won Morphettville’s The Goodwood the next year under a new trainer.

Another possible lead-up race also run at Ascot Racecourse in late October is the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m). Runners out of the Lee Steere Stakes field also may drop back in distance for Perth’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later and the Lee Steere – Winterbottom double was last achieved by Magnifisio (2014). Magnifisio also ran second to Black Heart Bart in the following year’s Lee Steere Stakes.

Lee Steere Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs that Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

Lee Steere Stakes Odds & Betting

Lee Steere Stakes odds are released after the field is announced the Wednesday of race week and are dominated by local gallopers with a strong record at the Ascot track in similar class.

Runners proven over the 1400m distance and that come off a good lead-up in a race like the Northerly Stakes also sit high up the Lee Steere Stakes betting markets each season. Single-figure hopes in the Lee Steere Stakes betting markets have a dominant record in the race with the last double-figure winner being Early Express ($31) back in 2003.

Lee Steere Stakes Tips

Lee Steere Stakes tips to take to the bookies in the spring – summer season include looking for a single-figure hope in betting that has good form at the track / distance and for the top graduates out of that year’s Northerly Stakes.

It is also worth looking at the previous year’s placegetters when doing the Lee Steere Stakes tips as many horses run in the money in multiple editions of the race including Tarzi who ran second three years straight (2008-10). Another good Lee Steere Stakes betting tip is to take runners under $10 in the markets and any odds-on favourite in the race who have saluting for the punters many times over the past 10 years or so.

Lee Steere Stakes Form Guide

The Lee Steere Stakes form guide features all the need to know information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the gallopers in the field.

In recent years the Lee Steere Stakes form has stacked up in other good Western Australian Racing Carnival features like the Railway Stakes and Kingston Town Classic, as well the Group 3 A.J. Scahill Stakes (1400m) in late November.

Lee Steere Stakes Results

The Lee Steere Stakes results have been dominated by locally-trained Perth gallopers under $10 in betting over the past 10 years or so. Notable recent Lee Steere Stakes winners include Black Heart Bart (2015), Magnifisio (2014), Luckygray (2012) and Idyllic Prince (2990).

Lee Steere Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2015 Black Heart Bart Magnifisio Delicacy 1:22.5
2014 Magnifisio Fuchsia Bandana Platinum Rocker 1:23.6
2013 Conservatorium Checkpoint Ranger 1:23.8
2012 Luckygray God Has Spoken Luke’s Luck 1:22.9
2011 Ranger Grand Nirvana Waratah’s Secret 1:22.6
2010 Famous Roman Tarzi For Your Eyes Only 1:24.0
2009 Idyllic Prince Tarzi Spirited One 1:22.5
2008 Marasco Tarzi Hartleys Dream 1:22.6
2007 Grasspatch Girl Mansion House No Questions 1:22.3
2006 Belle Bizarre Hartley’s Dream Wild Target 1:22.4
2005 Avenida Madero Covertly Hartley’s Dream 1:21.9
2004 Ellicorsam Modem Mr Sandgroper 1:21.3
2003 Early Express Modem Finito 1:23.3
2002 Hardrada Irish Prelude Finito 1:21.9
2001 Tribula Fair Alert Old Comrade 1:25.4
2000 Umrum Old Comrade Star System 1:23.6