The All Aged Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race, run over 1400 metres at Royal Randwick Racecourse. The $600k contest is the final G1 on the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival calendar, and usually brings together a top class field of sprinter/milers...
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|Date||Saturday, 15th April, 2023|
|Racecourse||Randwick Racecourse, NSW, Australia|
The All Aged Stakes is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in April. The race in 2023 will be held on Saturday 15th of April at Randwick Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2022, it was won by Cascadian.
As the name suggests, the race is open to registered thoroughbreds of ‘All Ages’. It has a long history in the Australian racing calendar having first been run in 1885 and it has always been run at Royal Randwick. Originally run as a mile race, it is now run over 1400m and on the final day of the Sydney Autumn Carnival.
The race traditionally attracts a high level of horses who come together out of sprint races like the TJ Smith, or mile races like the Doncaster Handicap.
The winner’s list is testament to the quality it attracts with some of the Australian turf’s all time greats featuring on repeat occasions in the honour roll. These include Carbine, Ajax, Rough Habit and Sunline, whilst many multiple Group 1 winners such as Intergaze, Private Steer, All Too Hard, and Tofane are amongst the winners in the modern era.
The All Aged Stakes is an Australian Group 1 held at Randwick Racecourse, it is one of the major races in the Autumn Racing Carnival and the $600,000 prizemoney that goes with it means the race brings in some of the greatest horses from across the country, and even internationally, to Sydney. It also attracts many Australians who enjoy having a punt on the races. Our expert tipsters will put together a list of All Aged Stakes tips so you can feel more confident with your bet.
As nominations are yet to be accepted for the All Aged Stakes in 2023, it is difficult to provide updates at this time about our tips. However, as the Autumn Racing Carnival continues to roll on in Sydney, the horses that are aiming for this race will become clearer, and then we will be able to provide you with updates. If you are looking for All Aged Stakes horse tips, then we will keep you up to date with which horses are likely to be running, so you can make more educated betting choices!
Unfortunately there are no bookies that are currently providing All Aged Stakes odds, but we will keep on top of this and when information comes in, we will bring it through to you. When searching for All Aged Stakes tips, we have indicated some key factors to success in the betting section, which you can find below.
We will list The Sharks’ All Aged Stakes best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the race. Make sure you check back here for updates!
Our tips are not out for the All Aged Stakes in 2023 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the All Aged Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2023 All Aged Stakes.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the All Aged Stakes. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous All Aged Stakes Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?
Being at the tail end of the Autumn carnival, the All Aged Stakes can quite often be the final appearance for horses headed off to stud in time for the Spring, such as the case with Pierata in 2019.
That aside, it is generally a good guide for future top line success should the horses be of age to continue racing.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the All Aged Stakes?
Whilst favourites don’t have an over representation in the recent winner’s list, all of the winners from the last decade or so have been $10 or shorter, barring Cascadian (2022) and Tofane (2020) who both had a starting price of $12.
Formlines from Lead Up Races
The majority of recent winners are sprinters stretching out to the 1400m after competing in The Galaxy and the TJ Smith, with a smaller number coming back in trip from races like the George Ryder or the Doncaster Handicap, like 2022 winner Cascadian who contested the Doncaster in his last start.
Three year olds have a forty percent win rate over the past decade. Whereas, in 2022 it was 7YO Cascadian who won the All Aged Stakes.
The race is run under weight for age conditions.
Whilst predominantly won by colts and geldings, nine fillies and mares have won the race since 2000.
Our All Aged Stakes best bets for 2023 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Well before the All Aged Stakes field is released – many Aussie bookmakers will open early markets, or all-in markets, for All Aged Stakes betting. This is believed to be the best time to bet on your chosen horse because you might be able to get really great odds.
Once the bookies release their 2023 All Aged Stakes odds, they will tend to change regularly. There are a number of things that cause this, but when we get a better idea of the quality of horses that will be aiming for the All Aged Stakes, as well as their recent form, this is when you will see the odds change dramatically.
If you do end up choosing to place bets in these early markets, it means you could find the favourite at double digit odds or greater. So, if your horse does get the win, you will see a higher return on your bet! However, there is added risk if you choose this option and you should be aware of this.
Depending on when you place your 2023 All Aged Stakes futures bet, your horse may not run in the race, but you also won’t get your money back, this occurs when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the starting date. If you are looking to have a bet when it says ‘Before Noms’, then you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive your money back if your horse doesn’t run.
The 2023 All Aged Stakes odds are not released yet. Please be sure to check back closer to the time of the race.
It was a jam packed quality field for the 2022 All Aged Stakes. In total there were 17 runners announced in the final field (including 3 emergencies), however there was 1 scratching, therefore first emergency, Overpass, got a run in the Group 1. So, with a total off 14 runners we were certainly in for a good show.
Forbidden Love was the $4.60 favourite before the race, and for good reason too. The 4YO mare is already a multiple Group 1 winner, with a lot of experience (and success) on a heavy track. She came 4th in the Doncaster Mile, but before that she won the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes and Canterbury Stakes.
On the next line of betting we saw Mo’unga and In The Congo, both priced at $4.80. Mo’unga had most recently run a solid 2nd place in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes to Sierra Sue. He had only been tried on a Heavy track once before, but on that occasion he got the chocolates. Mo’unga is also a multiple Group 1 winner, with almost $2 million in prizemoney.
Alongside Mo’unga was the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained colt, In The Congo. He was coming off a 2nd in the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint and before that a 3rd in the Group 1 The Galaxy (by just 0.5L).
With the 2023 All Aged Stakes field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2022 field, headlined by winner Cascadian:
|1. MO’UNGA (NZ) (59kg)||9||Tommy Berry||Annabel Neasham|
|2. CASCADIAN (GB) (59kg)||1||James McDonald||James Cummings|
|3. KOLDING (NZ) (59kg)||13||Sam Clipperton||Chris waller|
|4. ZOUTORI (59kg)||15||Damian Lane||Mathew Ellerton|
|5. ELLSBERG (59kg)||7||Nash Rawiller||G Ryan & S Alexiou|
|6. LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) (59kg)||2||Rachel King||Annabel Neasham|
|7. OLMEDO (FR) (59kg)||3||William Pike||Annabel Neasham|
|8. FORBIDDEN LOVE (57kg)||16||Hugh Bowman||Michael Freedman|
|9. TOFANE (NZ) (57kg)||12||Mark Zahra||Michael Moroney|
|10. SIERRA SUE (NZ) (57kg)||6||John Allen||T Busuttin & N Young|
|11. NIMALEE (57kg) – Scratched||14||Damien Oliver||Matthew Smith|
|12. SHOUT THE BAR (57kg)||11||Brenton Avdulla||G Waterhouse & A Bott|
|13. HUNGRY HEART (57kg)||8||Kerrin McEvoy||Chris Waller|
|14. IN THE CONGO (56.5kg)||10||Tim Clark||G Waterhouse & A Bott|
|15e. OVERPASS (56.5kg)||4||Joshua Parr||Bjorn Baker|
|16e. SHELBY SIXTYSIX (59kg) – Scratched||5||Robbie Dolan||Danny Williams|
|17e. MR MOZART (56.5kg) – Scratched||17||William Pike||M, W & J Hawkes|
With the 2023 All Aged Stakes yet to be run and won, let’s have a look at the 2022 rendition of the race to see if there are any key performance indicators that can help us find this year’s winner.
There were only three runners (out of 14) that were even given a chance in the eyes of the punters, as only Forbidden Love, Mo’unga and In The Congo were the only runners priced under double digit odds. Despite being price under $10, none of the above three runners even finished in the top five.
In fact, it was $12 chance Cascadian that proved too good for the rest of the field. The James Cummings trained Cascadian was jostling around for positions, but once he was able to break free it was pretty much all over. He managed to come from 9th at the 400m to cross the line first.
In second place was Tofane, as the 6YO mare ended up finishing 0.92L behind the winner. She was running in 3rd place at both the 800m and 400m mark, and was looking strong until Cascadian steamed through. Wrapping up the minor placings was Ellsberg, who was a fairly distant 3.29L.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2022 All Aged Stakes race:
Here are the results from the All Aged Stakes in 2022:
|1st||2. CASCADIAN (GB) (59kg)||James McDonald||–|
|2nd||9. TOFANE (NZ) (57kg)||Mark Zahra||0.92L|
|3rd||5. ELLSBERG (59kg)||Nash Rawiller||3.29L|
|4th||6. LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) (59kg)||Rachel King||5.88L|
|5th||4. ZOUTORI (59kg)||Damian Lane||6.21L|
|6th||1. MO’UNGA (NZ) (59kg)||Tommy Berry||7.37L|
|7th||15e. OVERPASS (56.5kg)||Joshua Parr||7.86L|
|8th||8. FORBIDDEN LOVE (57kg)||Hugh Bowman||8.82L|
|9th||14. IN THE CONGO (56.5kg)||Tim Clark||9L|
|10th||7. OLMEDO (FR) (59kg)||William Pike||9.51L|
|11th||13. HUNGRY HEART (57kg)||Kerrin McEvoy||9.65L|
|12th||10. SIERRA SUE (NZ) (57kg)||John Allen||15.6L|
|13th||3. KOLDING (NZ) (59kg)||Sam Clipperton||18.47L|
|14th||12. SHOUT THE BAR (57kg)||Brenton Avdulla||20.28L|
The results for the upcoming All Aged Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2019||Pierta||Osborne Bulls||Siege Of Quebec|
|2018||Trapeze Artist||Le Romain||Showtime|
|2017||Tivaci||Le Romain||Jungle Edge|
|2016||English||Black Heart Bart||Kermadec|
|2014||Hana’s Goal||Weary||Tiger Tees|
|2013||All Too Hard||Rain Affair||Fiorente|
|2012||Atlantic Jewel||Rain Affair||Ofcourseican|
|2011||Hay List||Hinchinbrook||Heart Of Dreams|