TJ Smith Stakes Barrier Draw Stats & Info
The Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) barrier draw and final field will be declared on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
This page will be updated following the barrier draw.
TJ Smith Stakes Nominations – The Next Sprinting Champion
Each year, the TJ Smith Stakes captivates racing fans as the best sprinters compete over 1200m at Royal Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships.
There will be two rounds of nominations for the 2023 TJ Smith Stakes with the first taking place at 9:00am on February 8, 2023.
Final nominations are revealed at 12:00pm on March 7, 2023.
TJ Smith Stakes Barrier Draw – When Is The Final Field Revealed?
The final field and barrier draw for the TJ Smith Stakes will be revealed on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Many superstars or champions have captured the TJ Smith Stakes over the years and the recent honour roll alone is impressive. Unbeaten champion Black Caviar won the race in 2011 and 2013 while “The Grey Flash” Chautauqua won three-straight TJ Smith Stakes between 2015-2017.
An emerging champion, Nature Strip, has won back-to-back TJ Smith Stakes in 2020 and 2021.
TJ Smith Stakes Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years
|2019||Santa Ana Lane||8||58.5kg|
|2012||Master Of Design||4||58.5kg|
Is There A Draw Bias in the TJ Smith Stakes?
There does not appear to be a barrier draw bias in the TJ Smith Stakes which was first run in 1997 as the Endeavour Stakes before a quick name change to honour legendary trainer TJ Smith.
Barrier five has produced the most winners with six horses jumping from that gate.
An interesting observation is that barrier one which has had three winners boasts an impressive list of names. Black Caviar, Lankan Rupee and Nature Strip have all won from the inside draw.
Most Successful TJ Smith Stakes Barriers
Last updated for 2022 TJ Smith Stakes Results
Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1996 onwards.