Some facts about the Group One $1 million TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) to be run at Randwick on Saturday.
* Named in honour of Randwick’s most famous trainer the late Tommy Smith whose daughter Gai Waterhouse won the race with Phoenix Park in 2002, Shamekha in 2005 and Bentley Biscuit in 2007.
* First run in 1997 when won by Mahogany.
* Elevated to Group One status in 2005.
* Some outstanding sprinters have won the race including Mahogany, La Baraka (1998), Phoenix Park, Spinning Hill (2003), Bentley Biscuit, Apache Cat (2008), Takeover Target (2009) and Melito (2010).
* Randwick trainer Pat Webster prepared successive winners – Ab Initio (1999) and Shy Hero (2000).
* No trainer with a runner on Saturday has won the race before.
* Jockeys who have won the race in the past and with a ride on Saturday: Corey Brown – Shoot Out (Apache Cat 2008); Nash Rawiller – Shellscrape (Bentley Biscuit 2007); Kerrin McEvoy – Demerit (Dilly Dally 2004); Hugh Bowman – Alverta (Red Oog 2006).