Sandown Stakes News

Fourteen talented runners will line up for Saturday’s 2015 Sandown Stakes (1500m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Good Project ($2.90) has returned to racing in exceptional form this time and remains clear favourite in 2015 Sandown Stakes betting…

Sandown Stakes

The 2014 Sandown Stakes is an exciting Group 3 race for thoroughbreds held in mid-November towards the very end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Sandown Stakes is sometimes referred to as the Race-Tech Stakes.

The 2014 Sandown Stakes will be held on Saturday November 15th, 2014.

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Conducted over a middle-sprint distance of 1500m, the Group 3 Sandown Stakes is run under quality handicap conditions and is worth $150,000.

The Sandown Stakes is run on the only feature race day at Sandown during the spring carnival, the meeting headlined by two other Group status events.

The other big attractions on the race card are the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) and the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds.

All of these races are covered by several horse racing news websites.

The Sandown Stakes shares a race program with a number of black-type races. These include:

  • Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) – $350,000
  • Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) – $300,000
  • Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) – $150,000
  • Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) – $150,000
  • Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) – $150,000
  • Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) – $150,000
  • Listed Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) – $120,000
  • Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) – $120,000

Sandown Stakes Punters Guide

As the Sandown Stakes is conducted at the tail end of the spring season, there is a great range of earlier events that horses may have previously contested and that punters can use as a guide for their Sandown Stakes betting.

Good lead-up races that can aid with Sandown Stakes selections include the Group 3 Chatham Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on AAMI Victoria Derby Day, the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley in October and the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington in September.

Aside from watching the form of runners in these earlier races, another top Sandown Stakes betting tip is to get longer odds on all of the contenders and therefore win more come race day by avoiding the TAB and placing your wagers at one of Australia’s leading online betting sites such as or

Sandown Stakes History

The Sandown Stakes has been run since 1981 when it originated as a Listed race held over 1400m and was registered as the G.J. Coles Stakes.

The event was elevated to its current Group 3 status in 1984 and has undergone a number of name changes.

From 1988 – 1991 it was known as the Coles New World Stakes due to sponsorship. The race name changed to the Sandown Stakes in 1993.

The race distance was increased from 1400m to 1500m in 2005 to better suit the long Sandown straight with its testing uphill finish.