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BMW Stakes

Race Name Grade Track
BMW Stakes 1 Rosehill Gardens Racecourse BMW Stakes

BMW Stakes

The BMW Stakes is a Gr 1 Australian Weight for Age horserace run over 2400m in April every year at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney. With a purse of AUD$2,25 million, the BMW Stakes is the country's richest weight for age race, and is run on the same day as the prestigious Golden Slipper Stakes.

Inaugurated in 1970, the BMW Stakes has gone by various names including the H E Tancred Stakes, The Tancred Cup and the Mercedes Classic. As the wealthiest race in its category in the nation, it is not surprising that the race regularly attracts many of Australia's most talented and formidable thoroughbreds.

As such, winners of the BMW Stakes regularly go on to notch up victories in many of Australia's other big races. In 1973 for instance, Apollo Eleven won this race (then called The Tancred Cup) and went on to win the Sydney Cup, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Chipping Norton Stakes and the Auckland Cup.

In 1980, Kingston Town won the BMW Stakes (then called the H E Tancred Stakes) and in the same year won the Rosehill Guineas, the AJC Derby, the Warwick Stakes (which he also won in 1981 and 1982), the Expressway Stakes and the Cox Plate (which he also won in 1981 and 1982).

More recently, Makybe Diva won the BMW Stakes in 2005, and then went on to win the Memsie Stakes, the Turnbull Stakes, the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup (his third consecutive) in the same year.

BMW Stakes - Past Winners

2005 Makybe Diva
2006 Eremein
2007 Blutigeroo
2008 Tuesday Joy
2009 Fiumicino

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