Lee Steere Stakes News

The Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes is due to run at Ascot Racecourse tomorrow November 9, 2013, and here you will find the latest betting odds for the race. Luckygray is currently the favourite to win the 2013 Lee Steere Stakes and is paying odds of $2.80 at . The…


Lee Steere Stakes

The 2016 Lee Steere Stakes is a quality Group 2 race conducted at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse in early November as part of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

The 2016 Lee Steere Stakes will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.

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The second major meeting of the carnival, Lee Steere Stakes Day features two black-type races with the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) the marquee event.

The other headline event of the day is the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m).

The Lee Steere Stakes is a weight-for-age race worth $250,000 in prize money and attracts a field of mainly local gallopers with the premier runners being in Melbourne for the Cup Carnival feature races. Even though attention is focused on eastern racing, the Lee Steere Stakes is still an incredibly exciting event, and always provides some great punting opportunities.

Lee Steere Stakes History

The Lee Steere Stakes was first run in 1893, making it one of the oldest classic races conducted in Western Australia.

Named after Ernest Henry Lee-Steere who was the chairman of the Western Australian Turf Club from 1963 – 1984, the race was originally known as the All Aged Stakes. Although its is usually run at Ascot, in 2003 Belmont Park hosted the Lee Steere Stakes.

The inaugural Lee Steere Stakes winner was Scarpia, who won the first three editions consecutively. Other notable Lee Steere Stakes winners include Tarwuin (1897, 1898) Egyptian Idol (1925), Aquanita (1960), Railway Boy (1966, 1967), Asian Beau (1979) and Luckygray (2012). Considering it’s long history, many notable horses have appeared in the Lee Steere Stakes results over time.

Lee Steere Stakes Betting

The best lead-up race to the Lee Steere Stakes that punters can watch before placing their bets online at a bookie such as Ladbrokes.com.au is the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) which is also a weight-for-age event at the same track two weeks earlier.

In 2009 Idyllic Prince took out the Prince of Wales – Lee Steere Stakes double, making this a good betting option for punters. Understanding the form of the horses in the Lee Steere Stakes is very important – check out our Lee Steere Stakes Form Guide.

Many of the runners that contest the Lee Steere Stakes will continue on to the premier WFA showdowns at Ascot including the $750,000 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at the end of the month and the $500,0900 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) in early December.

The Lee Steere has been a good guide to these later races, so keep an eye on the best performers to get in on the early betting action of the Kingston Town.