The BMW 2017

Saturday March 25, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The Ranvet Stakes – The BMW is a popular Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival betting double.

The BMW, often referred to as The BMW Stakes and registered as the HE Tancred Stakes, is a Group 1 race held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on a Saturday in late March at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Offering an incredible $1.5 million in prize money the weight-for-age feature runs over 2400m and is open to horses aged three-years-old and above.

The mile and a half classic is one of two top level events on The BMW Race Day card along with the Vinery Stud Stakes. The BMW winner is exempt from ballot from the season’s richest race the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes as well as the Group 1 Sydney Cup run over two miles during The Championships in April.

Horses traditionally come into The BMW Stakes field via an earlier Rosehill autumn run in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) held over 400m shorter.

The latest edition of The BMW took place on Saturday March 25, 2017.

2017 The BMW Results

  • 1st: Jameka
  • 2nd: Humidor
  • 3rd: Exospheric

The BMW Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 25, 2017
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,500,000
  • First Run: 1963

The BMW Odds & Betting

The BMW betting markets are traditionally led by that best Ranvet Stakes performers of the season.
Favourites won The BMW five times from 2005 – 2017 most recently with Jameka (2017). The two longest priced winners in The BMW odds in that time were Fiumicino ($31 in 2009) and Cedarberg ($26 in 2011).

The Australian Cup in Melbourne has also provided a number of recent winners as well and can provide good The BMW betting opportunities outside of the Ranvet Stakes graduates.

2017 The BMW Betting

The latest The BMW Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned to see where your selections sit in the markets for the mile and a half autumn feature.

The BMW Race Field

The BMW Stakes field features a selection of the season’s best weight-for-age stayers.

The BMW odds favoured the 2016 winner Preferment

Preferment (inside) was the last favourite to win The BMW in 2016. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Ranvet Stakes winner earlier in the autumn is exempt from The BMW ballot and the two races often attract similar line-ups. Of the 12 The BMW winners from 2006 – 2017 seven came via the Ranvet Stakes including four to complete the double most recently achieved by Silent Achiever (2014).

The BMW nominations close the Monday before the race before the final field and barrier draw is conducted on the Wednesday.

2017 The BMW Field & Barriers

The official The BMW Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw will be published right here on Wednesday March 22, 2017 so bookmark this page.

The 2017 The BMW Final Field attracted just nine weight-for-age stayers this autumn carnival led by last Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes winner in the wet Our Ivanhowe and the Darren Weir-trained Australian Cup champion Humidor.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight Hcp. Rating
1 501x5860x1 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 7 59kg 116
2 x183538x63 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 1 59kg 112
3 6527255×36 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 8 59kg 108
4 x726910x99 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 3 59kg 107
5 341112×874 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6 59kg 107
6 31129×4221 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 5 58.5kg 112
7 3061x00x51 TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Blake Shinn 4 58.5kg 110
8 471210×442 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Hugh Bowman 2 56.5kg 113
9 538241×027 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Brenton Avdulla 9 52kg 103

2017 The BMW Nominations

The official The BMW 2017 nominations are extended until 11:00am on Tuesday, but there is already plenty of depth in the fourteen early The BMW Stakes entries including last weekend’s Ranvet Stakes winner Our Ivanhowe who loves the wet Sydney tracks. The first three past the post in Flemington’s Australian Cup trifecta – Humidor (1st), Jameka (2nd) and a stablemate to Our Ivanhowe Exospheric (3rd) – also feature in The BMW nominations.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x808462x00 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
2 44×3111516 BOOM TIME H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
3 x183538x63 EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
4 x726910x99 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 107
5 31129×4221 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir 112
6 471210×442 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher 113
7 538241×027 LASQUETI SPIRIT F 3 Lee Curtis 103
8 341112×874 LIBRAN (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 107
9 6x5340x548 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 7 John O’Shea 105
10 501x5860x1 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 116
11 463351×620 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 108
12 2242777920 PUCCINI (NZ) H 6 Wayne Walters 93
13 3061x00x51 TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 110
14 6527255×36 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 108

The BMW Tips

The BMW tips each carnival favour proven weight-for-age gallopers with good lead-up form in Sydney coming out the traditional Ranvet Stakes lead-up run a fortnight earlier.

Horses with winning form over the distance are also a top The BMW tip as are those aged four-years-old or above with just the one three-year-old winning since 2004 with Fiveandahalfstar (2013).

The spread of The BMW winning barriers is diverse over the past 30 plus years but the most popular gate with seven winners since 1983 is four so looking for an in-form horse drawn near this barrier makes a top betting tip.

2017 The BMW Tips

Bookmark this page to view our Ladbrokes’ exclusive The BMW 2017 tips online the week of the race.

The BMW Form Guide

The BMW form guide displays essential field and race information including the trainers, jockeys and barriers of each runner.

Using the form as a guide to The BMW betting usually means looking for horses coming out of the Ranvet Stakes in Sydney or the Australian Cup in Melbourne, finding the gallopers with proven form at the track and distance and keeping an eye out for the older weight-for-age performers.

The BMW Stakes Form Facts

  • Four-year-olds have dominated The BMW results over the past 30 years including six wins from 2006 – 2017
  • The key lead-up race into The BMW is the Ranvet Stakes with the double recently achieved by Silent Achiever (2014) and Manighar (2012)
  • Last start winners are the ones to back in The BMW betting with all three winners from 2014-16 having won their lead-up race

The BMW Results

There have been a number of upset The BMW results in recent years with the longest priced winner of the past 30 years being Curata Storm for John Hawkes who jumped at 100/1 in 2001.

John Hawkes has dominated The BMW results during that time preparing a total of five winners including Fiumicino in partnership with his sons Wayne and Michael in 2009.

Other notable recent The BMW winners include Jameka (2017), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008), Makybe Diva (2005), Ethereal (2002) and dual champion Tie The Knot (1999 – 2000).

2017 The BMW Results

The full The BMW 2017 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 25, 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 8 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Hugh Bowman 2 56.5kg $3.10F
2 6 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 6.5L 5 58.5kg $3.70
3 2 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 8.3L 1 59kg $8
4 3 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 9.1L 7 59kg $18
5 9 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Brenton Avdulla 12L 8 52kg $18
6 5 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 13.5L 6 59kg $31
7 4 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 16L 3 59kg $41
8 7 TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Blake Shinn 19.7L 4 58.5kg $4.40
1 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 0

The BMW Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Jameka Humidor Exospheric 2:35.6
2016 Preferment Who Shot Thebarman Grand Marshal 2:28.6
2015 Hartnell To The World Beaten Up 2:29.5
2014 Silent Achiever It’s A Dundeel Fiorente 2:34.2
2013 Fiveandahalfstar Silent Achiever Sangster 2:33.7
2012 Manighar Americain Drunken Sailor 2:28.3
2011 Cedarberg Mourayan Linton 2:29.7
2010 Littorio Zavite No Wine No Song 2:29.3
2009 Fiumicino Thesio Viewed 2:34.2
2008 Tuesday Joy Princess Coup Sirmoine 2:35.8
2007 Blutigeroo Railings Gorky Park 2:26.5
2006 Eremein Railings Our Smoking Joe 2:27.0
2005 Makybe Diva Grand Armee Vouvray 2:26.9
2004 Grand Zulu Mummify Makybe Diva 2:25.7
2003 Freemason Northerly Republic Lass 2:26.8
2002 Ethereal Universal Prince Rain Gauge 2:29.3
2001 Curata Storm Kaapstad Way Giovana 2:27.7
2000 Tie The Knot Arena Showella 2:30.8