Farnley Stakes: What History Says

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FARNLEY STAKES OVERVIEW

  • The first recorded winner of the Farnley Stakes was Kalamunda (1945), a Remarc five-year-old that was ridden by J Meyers.
  • Notable winners include:  Raconteur (1952), Herocity (1993), Idyllic Prince (2009) and Rock Magic (2014).
  • There have been three dead-heats: Makatilla & Pleasure Cruise (1977), Wool Zone & Rare Flyer (1982) and Official Receiver & Rose Baloo (1983).
  • Dover Boy was the first horse to win back-to-back Farnley Stakes: 1957 & 1958.
  • Multiple winners also include: Aquitania (1965-67) & Mega Steel (2011-2012).
  • Frank Moore was the first jockey to win consecutive Farnley Stakes: Grey Towers (1968) & Sherolythe (1969).
  • W. McGovern was the first trainer to go back-to-back: Dover Boy (1957-1958).

TRAINERS

  • Reg Treffone holds the best training record in the race with four winners: Tantrum (1963), Aquitania (1965-1967) & Todvega (1980).

Jockeys

  • Frank Treen has won the Farnley Stakes on five occasions: Sun Bonnet (1946), Jubilee Myth (1953), Dover Boy (1957), Swift Check (1973) & Son Of Biscay (1981).
  • Paul Dyson is next with four winners: Official Receiver (1983), Spirit Of Remlap (1995), Singing The Blues (1997) & Seattle Dancer (1998).
  • Frank Moore, Mark Sestich, Stephen Miller and William Pike have ridden three winners apiece.

FARNLEY STAKES AGE

  • Miki Two Toes (2017) and Foxy Boy (2010) as eight-year-olds are the oldest winners of the Farnley Stakes
  • 5YO: 29
  • 4YO: 21
  • 6YO: 15
  • 3YO: 5
  • 7YO: 3

FARNLEY STAKES GENDER

  • Geldings have won 37 editions of the Farnley stakes including 21 out of the past 25 years.
  • Horses: 23 wins
  • Mares have been successful 11 times, the previous was Wink And A Nod in 2016.
  • Colts: Raconteur (1952), Swift Check (1973) & Rare Flyer (1982).
  • Fillies: Canagie (1951) & Starglow (1972).

FARNLEY STAKES BARRIERS

  • Barrier seven is the most successful with 10 wins.
  • Barriers two and three have recorded eight wins
  • Barrier one has had four winners including the past two years.
  • No winner has started from barrier 15

Julio Santarelli
www.rwwa.com.au

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