The TJ Smith Stakes is the feature sprint race during The Championships held in April. Worth $2.5 million, it’s one of the richest sprint races in the world.

    Santa Ana Lane
    Santa Ana Lane kicks away to win the TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick

    T J Smith Stakes Betting Tips

    We will have final-field tips for the TJ Smith Stakes when it is released a week prior to the running, however, punters can bet into the market around four months before the TJ Smith Stakes is run. 

    Bookmakers offer a comprehensive 2019 TJ Smith Stakes market with all the major runners covered. 

    T J Smith Stakes Odds

    Bookmakers don’t currently have any odds available for the 2020 TJ Smith Stakes but we will update them when they are released.

    T J Smith Stakes Bookmaker Offers

    The following bookmaker are offering TJ Smith Stakes bonus bet deals.  

    T J Smith Stakes History

    First run in 1997 as the Endeavour Stakes, the TJ Smith Stakes hasn’t been around overly long but is now one of Australia’s finest sprint races. 

    Named after master trainer Thomas John Smith – the winner of 33 Sydney premierships and father to Gai Waterhouse, the TJ Smith Stakes has been taken out by some quality champions. 

    Past winners include Apache Cat, Takeover Target, Black Caviar and three-time winner Chautauqua.  

    The TJ Smith Stakes has created some of the best moments in Australian racing history and it’s one reason why punters love betting on it. 

    A staple on Day 1 of The Championships, the TJ Smith Stakes is surrounded by quality races and that just adds to the interest. 

    It’s now worth $2.5 million, which only adds to the interest. 

    From 2015-2017, Chautauqua won three TJ Smith Stakes. The potent sprinter captured the imagination of many.

    T J Smith Stakes Field

    The field for the 2019 TJ Smith Stakes won’t be confirmed until late March when RISA releases the final field, barrier draw and weights. 

    The TJ Smith Stakes field consists of 14 runners. 

    T J Smith Stakes Form Guide

    The TJ Smith Stakes is one of the best sprinting form guides in Australia. The form out of the TJ Smith Stakes stacks up in the Melbourne Spring Carnival, the following autumn carnival and in The Everest.
    It also has a good record supplying overseas winners, which includes Apache Cat, Takeover Target and Black Caviar. 

    Many sprinters use the TJ Smith Stakes as their first run of the season, but that doesn’t detract from the race itself. 

    Punters should look for horses that have performed at high levels in the past and those that run best right handed.

    T J Smith Stakes Previous Winners

    2019Santa Ana Lane
    2018Trapeze Artist
    2014Lankan Rupee
    2013Black Caviar
    2012Master of Design
    2011Black Caviar
    2009Takeover Target
    2008Apache Cat
    2007Bentley Biscuit
    2006Red Oog
    2004Dilly Dally
    2003Spinning Hill
    2002Phoenix Park
    2001Century Kid
    2000Shy Hero

    T J Smith Stakes Live Streaming

    Punters can livestream the TJ Smith Stakes at Beteasy or bet365. The Australian-based bookmakers shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance. 

    To live stream the 2029 TJ Smith Stakes, sign up with Beteasy or bet365. 

    T J Smith Stakes Race Schedule

    Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the TJ Smith Stakes and the 9 supporting races on Day 1 of The Championships. 

    DateApril 4, 2020
    Prize Money$2.5 million

    The TJ Smith Stakes is one of 10 quality betting races, which also includes the Doncaster Mile, Australian Derby and Inglis Sires. 

    Race 1: Kindergarten Stakes 
    Race 2: Carbine Club Stakes 
    Race 3: Adrian Knox Stakes 
    Race 4: Country Championships Final 
    Race 5: Chairman’s Quality 
    Race 6: Inglis Sires 
    Race 7: Australian Derby 
    Race 8: TJ Smith Stakes 
    Race 9: Doncaster Mile 
    Race 10: PJ Bell Stakes

    T J Smith Stakes Barrier Draw

    We will the 2020 TJ Smith Stakes barrier draw when it is made available. 

    The barrier draw is a big tool used by punters to make their early bets. 

    2019 T J Smith Stakes Result

    1st – Santa Ana Lane 
    2nd – Osborne Bulls 
    3rd - Sunlight 

    Santa Ana Lane scored another Group 1 victory by storming home to win by 3.5 lengths. 

    2019 T J Smith Stakes Replay

    The 2019 TJ Smith Stakes replay shows Santa Ana Lane scoring his best career win when winning by 3.5 lengths over a quality field. 

    Santa Ana Lane
    Santa Ana Lane winning the T J Smith Stakes in fine style

    T J Smith Stakes FAQ

    When is the 2020 TJ Smith Stakes? 

    The 2020 TJ Smith Stakes runs on Saturday April 4, 2020. 

    How long is the TJ Smith Stakes? 

    The sprinting contest is run over 1200m. 

    Where is the TJ Smith Stakes held? 

    The TJ Smith Stakes is held at Randwick, which is located in Sydney, Australia. 

    What time does the TJ Smith Stakes run? 

    The TJ Smith Stakes is held at 4:35pm. 

    Who won the 2019 TJ Smith Stakes? 

    Santa Ana Lane won the 2019 TJ Smith Stakes. 

    Who won the 2018 TJ Smith Stakes? 

    Trapeze Artist 

    What’s the prize money for the 2020 TJ Smith Stakes? 

    $2.5 million is the total prize pool for the 2020 TJ Smith Stakes.