Peter Young Stakes 2017

Saturday February 25, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The Peter Young Stakes winner traditionally backs-up in the Australian Cup a fortnight later.

The Peter Young Stakes, formerly the St George Stakes, is one of a host of Group 2 support races on the Blue Diamond Stakes Day program at Caulfield Racecourse in late February each Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Racing at the Saturday meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) as well as the other two top level races, the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

Contested over 1800m and run under weight-for-age conditions the Peter Young Stakes offers $200,000 in total prize money and attracts a field of top class middle distance staying types.

The race is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March and the last horse to complete the double was Fiorente (2014).

This autumn’s edition of the Peter Young Stakes took place on Saturday February 25, 2017 .

2017 Peter Young Stakes Results

  • 1st: Stratum Star
  • 2nd: Humidor
  • 3rd: The United States

Peter Young Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1900

Peter Young Stakes Field

The Peter Young Stakes field runs at a 16-starter capacity and features plenty of Group 1 performers and winners each year. In 2014 Fiorente completed the Melbourne Cup – Australian Cup double.

Proven weight-for-age gallopers heading towards the Australian Cup on ‘Super Saturday’ are in the mix every autumn and have often run in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors including the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

In 2015 Mourinho came off a third in the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at the track to win the Peter Young Stakes, the season’s first Group 1 race a key lead-up to the Blue Diamond Day clash.

Peter Young Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

Peter Young Stakes betting & tips available at Ladbrokes

Fiorente (2014) completed the Peter Young Stakes – Australian Cup double. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2017 Peter Young Stakes Field

The official Peter Young Stakes 2017 field and barriers will be announced below on Wednesday February 22, 2017 so bookmark this page to see the Australian Cup hopefuls lining-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes Day Group 2.

The 2017 Peter Young Stakes Final Field attracted 11 weight-for-age horses including the in-form Darren Weir-trained Stratum Star coming off a Magic Millions win from January and Australian Cup-bound mare Jameka chasing her first win since last spring’s Caulfield Cup.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 033×850211 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3 59kg 111
2 0x015551x7 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 4 59kg 113
3 5212x6145x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 1 59kg 111
4 610x703x80 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 11 59kg 109
5 65x808462x ALMOONQITH (USA) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Moore 7 59kg 107
6 13x183538x EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 9 59kg 112
7 13x02303x3 TALLY John O’Shea Craig Williams 2 59kg 104
8 0x266223x6 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Joao Moreira 6 59kg 98
9 1x31129x42 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 5 59kg 102
10 4x471210x4 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 8 57kg 113
11 4x27156x55 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 10 57kg 107

Peter Young Stakes Odds & Betting

Peter Young Stakes odds and betting markets favour the older horses with proven weight-for-age form and that have Group 1 experience. Upsets are not uncommon in the race but typically the favourite in Peter Young Stakes betting finishes in the money.

Looking at the form of hopefuls coming out of the CF Orr Stakes at the track earlier in the month is key and if they are resuming how they run fresh is important.

2017 Peter Young Stakes Betting

The updated Peter Young Stakes 2017 odds on the Group 2 event at Caulfield Racecourse will be available the week of the race so stay tuned.

Peter Young Stakes Tips

The Peter Young Stakes is the first weight-for-age race of the autumn contested over further than 1400m so always attracts plenty of talent making tipping in the feature a tough task.

The CF Orr Stakes has been a good guide in recent years so looking for top runs in that from horses looking for extra metres can prove good Peter Young Stakes tips. The last galloper to complete the CF Orr Stakes – Peter Young Stakes double was Elvstroem (2005).

2017 Peter Young Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Peter Young Stakes 2017 tips and betting selections will be available for punters below the week of the race sorting the best from the rest in the Australian Cup lead-up.

Peter Young Stakes Form Guide

The CF Orr Stakes has been a key indicator on the Peter Young Stakes form guide in recent years as has the Melbourne Spring features like the Cox Plate the previous year.

The Peter Young Stakes form guide lists barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs for all the hopefuls in the field. Older horses have a better record in the race so looking at the galloper’s age on the form as well as their record at the track and distance is important.

The Peter Young Stakes has provided a host of subsequent Australian Cup winners over the years, so taking the double is a popular betting option.

Peter Young Stakes Results

The Peter Young Stakes results are traditionally dominated by older gallopers with Group 1 and WFA form that are tracking towards the Australian Cup as well as Sydney autumn features like the Ranvet Stakes.

Notable recent Peter Young Stakes winners include the previous year’s Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente (2014), Theseo (2009) and Pompeii Ruler (2007).

2017 Peter Young Stakes Results

The official Peter Young Stakes 2017 results will be published in full below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 25, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3 59kg $6
2 9 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 0.2L 5 59kg $5
3 3 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 0.6L 1 59kg $8.50
4 10 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 0.8L 8 57kg $3.60F
5 11 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1.3L 10 57kg $26
6 6 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 1.4L 9 59kg $21
7 7 TALLY John O’Shea Craig Williams 2.15L 2 59kg $18
8 4 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 2.35L 11 59kg $71
9 8 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Joao Moreira 3.1L 6 59kg $7.50
10 2 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 4.35L 4 59kg $11
11 5 ALMOONQITH (USA) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Moore 5.1L 7 59kg $61

Peter Young Stakes Winners

Year Winner Runner-Up Third Winning Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Stratum Star Humidor The United States 1:48.2
2016 Bow Creek Fenway Mourinho 1:48.6
2015 Mourinho Happy Trails Akzar 1:48.0
2014 Fiorente Mourayan Star Rolling 1:50.0
2013 Foreteller Mr Moet Budriguez 1:50.1
2012 Lucas Cranach Illo Manighar 1:48.8
2011 Heart Of Dreams Precedence Spacecraft 1:48.8
2010 La Rocket Heart Of Dreams Miss Maren 1:49.0
2009 Theseo Baughurst Zarita 1:47.8
2008 Princess Coup Sirmione Douro Valley 1:51.0
2007 Pompeii Ruler Marasco Aqua D’Amore 1:49.2
2006 Our Smoking Joe Lad Of The Manor Vroom Vroom 1:50.2
2005 Elvstroem Makybe Diva Casual Pass 1:49.5
2004 Lonhro Sound Journey Mummify 1:50.9
2003 Northerly Fields Of Omagh Mr Casanova 1:51.8
2002 Northerly Old Comrade Piper Star 1:49.2
2001 Cent Home Giovana Kaapstad Way 1:47.1
2000 Royal Voyage Oliver Twist Arena 1:49.1