HISTORY OF THE BEAUFINE STAKES

6
Jul

BEAUFINE STAKES OVERVIEW

Feature racing continues at Belmont Park on Saturday with the $100,000 Listed Beaufine Stakes, run over 1000m.

The race was first held in 1979 where Nilotic, ridden by Gerry Donnelly, was the first home in the field of 15 starters ahead of Saba Minx and Gypsy Princess.

TRAINERS

Vern Brockman holds the Beaufine Stakes record with four wins:

Great Nation (2005-2006), Lady Wild (2001) & I’m On Clover (1982).

Neville Parnham sits one behind Brockman with three victories:

Irish Pride (2003), Real Magic (1992) & Bovader (1990).

Len Morton shared the 1989 Beaufine Stakes with son and current trainer, Dan, who rode Dark Beau. Len won again with Bradson (1997).

Chris Gangemi, David Harrison, George Daly and Keith Jeffreys are also dual winners of the Beaufine Stakes.

JOCKEYS
Hall Of Fame hoop Paul Harvey and Paul Dyson share the Beaufine Stakes riding record.

Harvey booted home Vizard (2008), Great Nation (2006), Willoughby (1999) & Bradson (1997).

Dyson won on The Profiteer (1998), Eveready (1987), Bosanquet (1986) & Loan Board (1984).

Alana Williams is the sole female rider to win the Beaufine Stakes. She guided home Lady Wild (2001).

GENDER
Geldings have dominated the race with 32 winners.

Essential Spice (2020) the last mare to win.

AGE

Willoughby (1999) and Coal Pak (1988) as eight-year-olds, are the oldest horses to win the Beaufine Stakes.

BARRIERS
Barriers one, four, and seven have been the best starting positions with 5 wins.

Barriers six and nine have been winning gate positions on four occasions.

FASTEST TIME

For Your Eyes Only (2010): 56.61sec

MULTIPLE WINNERS:

Danzig Beau (1995-1996).

Great Nation: 2005-2006).

HIGHEST WEIGHT

Willoughby carried 59.5kg in 1999.

BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN:

Ma Ma Machine: 3 ¼ lengths (2009).

FAVOURITES

Since 2000 six favourites have been successful, the latest Military Reign (2016) for trainer Darren McAuliffe.

The longest-priced winner since 2000: The David Harrison-trained Pininci (2014) at $41.

LEAD UP RACES

From 2000 four horses have won their previous races before the Beaufine Stakes: All Friared Up (2011), Ma Ma Machine (2009), Vizard (2008) & Lady Wild (2001).

11 gallopers were placed before the Beaufine Stakes including the last seven winners.

Two have won first up: Settle Strada (2013) and Irish Pride (2003).

Julio Santarelli