Security Sprint


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    Date: Nov 3, 2020
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    Racecourse: Flemington
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    Race Distance: 1,200m
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    Prize Money: $150,000

The Security Sprint, which is registered as the Always Welcome Stakes, is a Listed 1200m handicap race held at Flemington Racecourse. It has a $150,000 prize pool and in 2020 will be run on Tuesday, November 3, the same day as the Melbourne Cup.

The Kris Lees-trained Tactical Advantage won the 2019 Security Sprint. Holbien finished second, with Milwaukee placing third and Parsifal rounding out the first four. Tactical Advantage then went on to finish second in the $1 million Hunter.

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2011 marked the first running of the Listed Security Sprint, with Brad Rawiller riding Facile Tigre racing to victory. Since then, no trainer or jockey has been able to establish consistent success in the race.

Richie’s Vibe ran 1:08.70 to win the Security Sprint in 2013, which is the fastest time the race has seen over the last 10 years. 2019 winner Tactical Advantage ran 1:09.91 to claim victory, meanwhile, the Flemington 1200m track record is 1:07.16, which Iglesia ran in 2001.

2020 Security Sprint Field, Barriers, and Odds

1Redouble (5)J: Michael Rodd 61kg T: Mitchell Beer$14.00$4.20
2William Thomas (15)J: Damien Oliver 60.5kg T: J W Price$12.00$3.80
3Lord Von Costa (2)J: Billy Egan 59.5kg T: Ms D Scott$26.00$6.50
4Intuition (3)J: William Pike 58kg T: Kurt Goldman$34.00$7.50
5Vainstream (9)J: Noel Callow 57.5kg T: John Pascoe$51.00$10.00
6Exhilarates (11)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 57kg T: James Cummings$9.50$3.10
7Sirius Suspect (12)J: Brad Rawiller 56kg T: Saab Hasan$21.00$5.50
8Holbien (17)J: Lachlan King 56kg T: S J Richards$34.00$7.50
9Shamino (13)J: Jamie Kah 56kg T: P Stokes$10.00$3.30
10Chicago Cub (16)J: Ben Melham 56kg T: M D Moroney$16.00$4.80
11Excess Funds (6)J: Damian Lane 56kg T: Levi Kavanagh$14.00$4.20
12Algadon Miss (7)J: Luke Currie 56kg T: M M Laurie$26.00$6.50
13I Am Vinnie (10)J: Jake Noonan 56kg T: David & Coral Feek$67.00$16.00
14Neighbourhood (1)J: Michael Dee 56kg T: E Jusufovic$26.00$6.50
15Yao Dash (4)J: Michael Walker 56kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott$4.80$1.95
16One More Jack (8)J: Dean Yendall 56kg T: T T Oxlade$10.00$3.30
17The Astrologist (14)J: Craig Williams 56kg T: L & T Corstens$6.00$2.25



2019 – Tactical Advantage (1:09.91)
2018 – Teleplay (1:10.09)
2017 – Ocean Embers (1:09.33)
2016 – Flippant (1:09.74)
2015 – Sea Lord (1:09.67)
2014 – Reparations (1:08.79)
2013 – Richie’s Vibe (1:08.70)
2012 – Unpretentious (1:09.11)
2011 – Facile Tigre (1:10.00)