NORTHAM STAKES/SPRINT BACKGROUND
- The Northam Stakes was first run in 2007 and won by Certain Gold, a five year-old gelding trained by Kevin Anderson and ridden by John Claite. Stringmaster and Dee Picked filled the minor placings.
- The race was titled the Northam Sprint from its inception in 2007 until 2012 when it was renamed the Northam Stakes.
- In 2007 and 2008, when won by Certain Gold and Money Exchange, prepared by Trevor Andrews, the race was staged over 1100m.
- From 2009 it has been run over 1100m, the first winner at that distance was the Jim Taylor-trained, Vain Crusader.
- Vain Raider’s 2009 victory when he stopped the clock at 1.01.75sec. has set the 1100m benchmark that exists today.
- 3-Jim Taylor: Vain Raider (2009), Barakey (2012) & Magnifisio (2014).
- 2-Vaughn Sigley: Dawn Approach (2015) & Magnifisio (2016).
- 2-Simon Miller: Power Princess (2011) & First Among Equals (2017).
- 3-Jason Brown: Barakey (2012), Magnifisio (2014) & Magnifisio (2016).
- Geldings: 8 wins
- Mares: 3 wins.
- 7 of the 11 winners have started favourite.
- The shortest priced favourites have been Barakey (2012) & Vain Raider (2009).
- Dawn Approach the longest priced winner. ($17).
- Barriers two and three have been the most successful with three wins each.
- Barriers one, four, five, six and eight have won once.
- The least successful barrier is seven with no wins.
- Five of the 11 winners won the Northam Stakes/Sprint first up.
- Four horses were winners at their previous start.
- Money Exchange ran last before rebounding to win in 2008.
- Beach Express ran second in the Miss Andretti Stakes.
|2017||First Among Equals||Simon Miller||Vaughn Sigley|
|2016||Magnifisio||Vaughn Sigley||Jason Brown|
|2015||Dawn Approach||Vaughn Sigley||Takahide Ikenushi|
|2014||Magnifisio||Jim Taylor||Jason Brown|
|2013||Beach Express||Adam Durrant||Dan Staeck|
|2012||Barakey||Jim Taylor||Jason Brown|
|2011||Power Princess||Simon Miller||Peter Knuckey|
|2010||Kid Choisir||Frank Maynard||Paul Harvey|
|2009||Vain Raider||Jim Taylor||Jess Carbery|
|2008||Money Exchange||Trevor Andrews||Pat Carbery|
|2007||Certain Gold||Kevin Anderson||John Claite|