Peters Stakes History

10
Nov

The Peters Stakes is the final opportunity to gain entry into WA racing’s premier event: the Group 1 $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 21.

The Peters Stakes was first run in 1905 and won by Rustaff. The race has carried Listed status from 1979 until 1985 and Group 3 level since 1986.

It has been run over 1200 metres from 1905 to 1978, 1400 metres from 1979 to 1997 and 1500m since 2003, except in 2003, when it was staged over 1600m.

The race was previously known as the WATC Stakes and WATC Plate. It was run at Belmont in 2003 and not held between 1941-1944 and 1958 and 1959.

The Past 10 winners of the Peters Stakes:

Year Horse Trainer Jockey
2014 Bass Strait Neville Parnham Chris Parnham
2013 Kerrific Watkins/Hitchcock Peter Hall
2012 Maschino Graham Yuill Jarrad Noske
2011 Westriver Kevydonn Paige Kenney Pat Carbery
2010 God Has Spoken Steve Parnham Neville Parnham
2009 Elliotto Steve Parnham Neville Parnham
2008 Famous Roman Jason Whiting Ken Williamson
2007 El Presidente Troy Turner Bruce Watkins
2006 Always A Devil Troy Turner Rob Harvey Jnr
2005 Rescuer Trevor Andrews Kevin Forrester

The last mare to win the Peters Stakes: Sister Patricia (1999).

The most successful jockey since 1990, Paul Dyson: Sammy The Bull (1994) and Future Edition (1991).

Troy Turner: El Presidente (2007) and Always A Devil (2006).

Steven Parnham: God Has Spoken (2010) and Elliotto (2009).

The most successful trainer since 1990, Neville Parnham: Bass Strait (2014), God Has Spoken (2010) and Elliotto (2009).

Bruce Watkins: Kerrific (2013), El Presidente (2007).

George Daly: Jacks Or Better (1997) and Vows (1992).

Trevor Andrews: Rescuer (2005) and Modem (2003).

The most successful barrier since 1990: Barrier four (6), barrier seven (3), barrier two (2), barrier nine (2), barrier ten (2), barrier eleven (2) and barrier fourteen (2).

The least successful barriers since 1990: Barrier two (0), barrier twelve (0), barrier fifteen (0) and barrier sixteen (0).

The Peters Stakes is the final opportunity to gain entry into WA racing’s premier event: the Group 1 $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 21.

The Peters Stakes was first run in 1905 and won by Rustaff. The race has carried Listed status from 1979 until 1985 and Group 3 level since 1986.

It has been run over 1200 metres from 1905 to 1978, 1400 metres from 1979 to 1997 and 1500m since 2003, except in 2003, when it was staged over 1600m.

The race was previously known as the WATC Stakes and WATC Plate. It was run at Belmont in 2003 and not held between 1941-1944 and 1958 and 1959.

The Past 10 winners of the Peters Stakes:

Year Horse Trainer Jockey
2014 Bass Strait Neville Parnham Chris Parnham
2013 Kerrific Watkins/Hitchcock Peter Hall
2012 Maschino Graham Yuill Jarrad Noske
2011 Westriver Kevydonn Paige Kenney Pat Carbery
2010 God Has Spoken Steve Parnham Neville Parnham
2009 Elliotto Steve Parnham Neville Parnham
2008 Famous Roman Jason Whiting Ken Williamson
2007 El Presidente Troy Turner Bruce Watkins
2006 Always A Devil Troy Turner Rob Harvey Jnr
2005 Rescuer Trevor Andrews Kevin Forrester

The last mare to win the Peters Stakes: Sister Patricia (1999).