“Royal Randwick in Autumn is one of Sydney’s time-honoured events, from the great tradition of Derby-Doncaster Day to the ultimate prize of the $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.”
“Sydney is a global city and the home to some of the very best thoroughbred racing anywhere in the world,” continued Jamie Barkley, CEO of the Australian Turf Club, with the NSW Government partnering the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival to keep Sydney’s events calendar ‘shining.’
Bentley is honoured in hosting this historical 160th running of the Australian Derby and it’s the David Payne trained filly Montefilia who is the $3.20 favourite for the $2m Bentley Australian Derby.
A $130,000 buy at the MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale, she is by the successful The Star 150th Doncaster Mile winning sire Kermadec, from the Gr2 placed British winner Bana Wu, by Shirocco.
With her Ribchester half-brother being withdrawn for the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, her winning half-sister, by High Chaparral, is being offered at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale on 7 May.
The previously postponed Bentley Trackwork with The Stars will now be held on Tuesday 13 April, at 6.30am, followed by the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barrier Draw at 9.30am
In celebrating its centenary, Bentley parented the ATC as the Official Premium Luxury Car Partner, and it was Hush Writer who took out the initial Bentley St Leger Stakes on Everest Day in 2019.
Being their first venture into Australian thoroughbred racing, Bentley followed with the Bentley Angst Stakes and last year at The Champions the Bentley PJ Bell Stakes was won by Rubisaki.
Bentley is also the Presenting Partner of Royal Randwick’s Chairman’s Club and Chairman’s Club Lounge and Bar with this year’s Randwick Melbourne Cup meeting being Bentley Cup Day.
In coming off winning the $5m All-Star Mile, and previously the Newcastle Cup, Mugatoo carries the No 1 saddle cloth for Australian Bloodstock, and is by the successful sire Henrythenavigator.
As the Official Entertainment Partner of the Australian Turf Club, it’s the naming rights partner to the Sydney Autumn Carnival – The Star Championships at Royal Randwick.
Bloodstock auctioneers William Inglis & Son have been synopses with racing, breeding and Royal Randwick since 1867, and have been long-term sponsors of the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
First run as the Inglis Sires’ in 2014, this year’s ‘2YO Classic’ is headed by the Golden Slipper second Anamoe who has drawn gate 5 as $2.30 favourite for James Cummings and James McDonald.
Last year’s winner Addeybb is $3 co-favourite for Newmarket trainer William Haggas in the $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day on 17 April, the principal event of The Championships.
It was moving last year when winning jockey Tom Marquand stated ‘to come down here and win a Queen Elizabeth on an English horse, for someone who has given me a lot of support, at a time that has been tough for English racing, it could not mean anymore.’
Yes, with Longines the ATC has long-term ties with the world of international horseracing and has been a foundation partner of the Australian Turf Club since 2014.
The Club is blessed with such excellent partners and Longines is the Official Partner, Official Watch and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Golden Slipper and Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.