2016 Expressway Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Expressway Stakes

The Expressway Stakes 2016 runs on the 30th of January 2016 at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. To bet on the 2016 Expressway Stakes, we recommend you visit bookmaker.com.au.

Racing enthusiasts and punters are treated to a fantastic start to the year when the Sydney Autumn Carnival kicks off in early February. Continuing right the way through until the end of April, the carnival is host to an excellent array of quality group races, the first of which is the Group 2 Expressway Stakes.

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Held on the first Saturday of February at Rosehill racecourse, the Expressway Stakes is the only race of the day and so attracts a huge number of bettors all keen to get in on the first serious betting action of the season. Although not one of the most lucrative races of the carnival, with prize money set at $200 000, the Expressway Stakes still draws a competitive field of runners eager to begin their autumn campaigns; and sees some very wealthy returns for successful punters! Spanning a distance of 1200m, this weight-for-age race is a handy stepping-stone and good lead-up to some of the more prestigious and high stakes races of the carnival including the Group 2 Apollo Stakes held two weeks later, which is also the key indicator for the first Group 1 race of the season, the Chipping Norton Stakes in early March.

A short distance sprint where the winners must make their move right from the barriers, the quality of horses contending the Expressway Stakes is usually quite impressive. The race suits horses in good condition and form, as well as racing greats making their return to the turf. Some excellent race horses have won the Expressway including Lonhro (2003), Tie The Knot (2001) and Saintly (1996). Beginning as a Principal race in 1974 when I’m Scarlet claimed victory, the race was lifted to Group 2 status in 1979.

If you’re looking to place a bet on the Expressway Stakes, there is no better place to do it than an online betting site. They offer the best possible horse racing odds in addition to plenty of helpful betting tools. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re betting on the Expressway Stakes or the Melbourne Cup, online betting sites will always be the best betting option.

Upcoming Races

Group 3

Hobart Cup

(2200m)

Hobart

$300,000

Hcp

Group 2

Breeders Classic

(1200m)

Warwick Farm

$175,000

4YO & Up SWP

Group 2

Royal Sovereign Stakes

(1200m)

Warwick Farm

$175,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Blue Diamond Stakes

(1200m)

Caulfield

$1,000,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Futurity Stakes

(1400m)

Caulfield

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Oakleigh Plate

(1100m)

Caulfield

$350,000

Hcp

Race Information

When: Late January/ early February

Where: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney

Distance: 1200m

Race Status: Group 2

Race Conditions: Weight-for-age

Prize Money: $200 000

First Run: 1974

The Expressway Stakes is your first opportunity of the Sydney Autumn Carnival to get in on the exciting betting action; so make the most of it and pick your winner for the race that kicks off the state’s stella racing season!

Expressway Stakes News

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