Challenge Stakes results play an important role in guiding the form understanding of punters over the next few months. Those horses that appear in the Challenge Stakes results usually come from a previously successful summer campaign. Challenge Stakes winners tend to go on to further success in black type racing. In 2012, Challenge Stakes winners had to contend the race over 1100m, as opposed to today’s 1000m. Challenge Stakes results reflect a very strong performance, as the horses that comprise the field are usually successful types.
Notable Challenge Stakes winners include San Domenico (1949, 1950), Zephyr Bay (1975), Razor Sharp (1982, 1983, 1984), At Sea (1985, 1986, 1987) and Snitzerland (2013).
Challenge Stakes results since 2000 are below.
Challenge Stakes Results
|2015||Miracles Of Life||Va Pensiero||Rubick||56.7|
|2014||Villa Verde||Snitzerland||Famous Seamus||57:3|
|2012||Rain Affair||Satin Shoes||Neeson||1:03.7|
|2011||Hay List||Keen Commander||Solar Charged||56:9|
|2010||De Lightning Ridge||Dorf Command||Stryker||55:9|
|2008||Hurried Choice||Keen Commander||German Chocolate||57:4|
|2007||Spark Of Life||Whoever||Biscayne Bay||56:9|
|2006||Snitzel||Spark Of Life||Media||56:8|
|2004||Star Of Florida||Mistegic||Majestic Fiesta||56:4|
|2003||Star Of Florida||Snowland||Fair Embrace||56:6|
|2000||Easy Rocking||Ab Initio||Adam||56:9|