Adrian Knox Stakes News

Sixteen runners have been confirmed for Saturday‚Äôs 2016 Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Alaskan Rose is yet to herald much interest in 2016 Adrian Knox Stakes betting markets…


ADRIAN KNOX STAKES

The 2016 Adrian Knox Stakes is a 2,000 metre staying race for three-year-old fillies run under quality handicap conditions.

The Adrian Knock Stakes 2016 races on the 2nd of April at Randwick Racecourse.

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The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, running from February until the end of April annually, is the premier series of race meetings in New South Wales.

While the carnival is not host to the Melbourne Cup, there’s plenty of other great races to bet on at Ladbrokes.com.au including the Adrian Knox Stakes.

The Championships Day 1

The Championships, first run in 2014, is a massive two day horse racing extravaganza hosted at Royal Randwick Racecourse in early April. Featuring eight Group 1 races and taking place over two weekends, The Championships is without doubt one of the biggest racing events in the country. The Adrian Knox runs on Day 1 of The Championships, and shares an impressive race card with a number of major feature events:

The carnival sees a plethora of excellent black type races held across the state’s major racecourses including the Royal Randwick and the Rosehill Gardens. Towards the tail end of the carnival some of the most anticipated and lucrative race days take place, finishing off the autumn season with a bang. Mid-April punters and spectators are treated to an elite line-up of races on the Australian Derby Day at Randwick. The feature race of the meeting is the Group 1 ATC Derby and other quality races to watch and bet on at this event include the Group 1 The Galaxy, Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap, Group 2 Sapphire Stakes and last but not least, the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes.

Stakes are set at $200, 000 and it is one of the final fillies-only events of the carnival. Although the purse is not as generous in this race as many of the other carnival races, the stakes are much higher than just the prize money, as the winning filly of the Adrian Knox is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks, held the following week. A step up in distance at 2,400 metres, the Australian Oaks is one of the premier fillies’ events in August, and is a real test for the runners. Offering prize money of over $350 000 it is a highly lucrative and esteemed race. This is a very popular betting double, the Adrian Knox Stakes/Australian Oaks double, and offers punters fantastic payouts if they successfully pick the winning filly in both races. In recent years the Adrian Knox has been not only a great preparation race but also a terrific guide to the AJC Australian Oaks. Females to take out both races include Rena’s Lady (2007), Wild Iris (2004) and Republic Lass (2002).

This is a fantastic race to wager on late in the carnival both as a single bet or parlayed with other races. Online bookmakers are the best place to get the most generous and competitive odds on the Adrian Knox Stakes. Next Sydney Autumn Carnival make sure you check out the fillies for this great racing event!

Upcoming Races

Group 2

Western Australian Derby

(2400m)

Ascot

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 3

Sires Produce Stakes

(1400m)

Randwick

$200,000

2YO SW

Group 3

Auraria Stakes

(1800m)

Morphettville

$115,000

3YO SWP

Group 1

Doncaster Handicap

(1600m)

Randwick

$2,000,000

3YO & Up Hcp

Group 1

Australian Oaks

(2400m)

Randwick

$550,000

3YO SW

Group 3

Sires Produce Stakes

(1400m)

Flemington

$115,000

2YO SW

Adrian Knox Stakes – Race Details:

When: April 4

Where: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

Race Length: 2000m

Race Status: Group 3

Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Quality Handicap

Prizemoney: $200 000

First Run: 1948

Adrian Knox Stakes Betting

Like all black-type races, the Adrian Knox Stakes receives its fair share of betting attention. Punters tend to throw a fair bit of cash down on the Adrian Knox Stakes because it is one of the easier races to punt on during the day. As the race is held on Australian Derby Day, there are four Group 1 races to compete with for punting attention, but this tends to work in favour of the Adrian Knox Stakes because it draws more punters to the tracks.

As a fillies only event in April, Adrian Knox Stakes betting can be somewhat safer than other races. Most of the fillies’ form is fairly well established, and it can be relatively easy to pull off a boxed trifecta.

Don’t forget to also check out odds on Australia’s greatest race this spring, the Melbourne Cup 2015!