2016 RA Lee Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds
RA Lee Stakes
Held at Adelaide’s premier racing venue, Morphettville Racecourse, the RA Lee Stakes is one of the eight black type features of The Goodwood Day.
The Goodwood Day is one of the highlight meetings of the popular South Australian Autumn Racing Carnival and lights up the track on a Saturday in early May each year.
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The 2015 RA Lee Stakes will take place on May 9.
Headlining the racing action on the day is the meeting’s marquee race, the $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m).
A trio of Group 3 features also present punters with some ace autumn betting opportunities with the $115,000 group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m), the $115,000 Group 3 The Jansz (1200m) and the RA Lee Stakes.
The RA Lee Stakes offers a lucrative $150,000 in total prize money and is run over 1600-metres under set weights plus penalties.
RA Lee Stakes Facts
- Racecourse: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, SA
- Racing Carnival: South Australian Racing Carnival
- Date: Saturday in early May
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $150,000
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
- Next Edition: 2015 RA Lee Stakes – 09/05/2015
Horses that race in the RA Lee Stakes field may have come via a number of early Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival features including the $80,000 Listed CS Hayes Stakes (1600m) in March, the $80,000 Listed City Of Adelaide Handicap (1400m) in April, or the three-year-olds via the $80,000 Listed Adelaide Guineas (1600m) the Saturday before.
For Victorian raiders looking to add to their autumn score before the season’s out a nice lead-up that 2011 RA Lee Stakes winner Budriguez came via is the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield in late April.
The RA Lee Stakes is usually the last South Australian race run by the horses in the field that preparation.
RA Lee Stakes History
First run in 1979 the race’s official title up until 1994 was the Robert A. Lee Stakes.
From 1995 to 1999 the event was known as the City Of Adelaide Handicap and then underwent a number of name changes due to sponsorship.
Abbreviated to the RA Lee Stakes it reverted back to its traditional name from 2006 onwards.
Up until 2005 the RA Lee Stakes only held Listed status before gaining its current Group 3 ranking.
RA Lee Stakes Results
The RA Lee Stakes winners’ list doesn’t exactly read like the who’s who of racing but a number of quality milers and middle distance gallopers have won the event including dual Group 2 winner Linton (2012), Autumn Jeuney (2008), Sylvaner (2002-2003), and Blast The Glass (1998-1989).
|2014||Rhythm To Spare||Starkiato||Gig||1:39.1|
|2013||Linton||Lucky Penny||General Peekay||1:37.7|
|2012||Linton||Hawks Bay||Verco Road||1:38.4|
|2011||Budriguez||Majestic Music||Red Colossus||1:36.4|
|2010||Majestic Music||Life To The Full||Tagus||1:35.2|
|2008||Autumn Jeuney||Goin To Jackson||Peacemaker||1:38.2|
|2007||Brockmans Lass||Red For Lou||Lord Of The Dance||1:36.8|
|2006||Lifes A Bounty||Smart And Mighty||Tawqeet||1:38.9|
|2005||Sassbee||Barabba Road||Merlot Now||1:35.3|
|2004||Fly For Me||Sylvaner||Grundys Crossing||1:37.6|
|2003||Sylvaner||None For The Road||Circumnavigating||1:38.1|
|2002||Sylvaner||Oliver Beer||Market Price||1:39.1|
|2001||Typhoon Barney||Gold Crystal||Roralism||1:38.3|
|2000||More Action||Burning Clay||Our Guided Missile||1:41.8|