TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Tips & Betting Advice

One of Australia's best sprint races, the TJ Smith Stakes is a short course race steeped in Sydney history.

Worth $2.5 million, the TJ Smith is one of the most highly sought after prizes on the autumn racing calendar.

TJ Smith Stakes Information

  • DateSat 30 Mar, 2024
  • Race Time05:35
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$2,500,000

TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Betting Odds

There are currently no betting odds availbale for the 2022 TJ Smith Stakes.

TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Bookie Offers

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TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Free Bets

Australian online bookmakers are unable to offer TJ Smith Stakes free bets but keep an eye out with your bookmaker to see if any promotions are offered on Sydney's premier mile event.

TJ Smith Stakes History

The TJ Smith Stakes isn't the oldest horse race as run as part of the Championships, but the sprint race has already made a strong impression on the racing scene.

First run and won in 1997 by Mahogany, a number of the finest sprinters in Australia have taken out this event including Nature Strip, Chautauqua, Black Caviar and the unforgettable Takeover Target.

The race gained Group One status in 2005 and today the race is worth $2.5 million.

TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Field

We will have the full TJ Smith Stakes field here once the competitors are finalised.

TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Form Guide

There are two key races that lead into the TJ Smith Stakes.

The Galaxy is a Group One 1100m race is run on Golden Slipper day, giving the exempt winner the ideal two week break into the TJ Smith, while the Challenge Stakes, run over the five furlongs on Royal Randwick Guineas Day this Group Two weight for age event is a lead-up event for Sydney sprinters who have aspirations of contesting the TJ Smith on Day One of The Championships. 

TJ Smith Stakes Previous Winners

2022Nature Strip
2021Nature Strip
2020Nature Strip
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

TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Live Streaming

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TJ Smith Stakes Fixtures

The TJ Smith Stakes fixture is below. These are subject to change.

Race 1: Widden Kindergarden 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

TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Barrier Draw

We will update this page as soon as the TJ Smith Stakes barrier draw becomes available.

TJ Smith Stakes 2022 Result

1st - Nature Strip
2nd - Eduardo
3rd - Paulele

TJ Smith Stakes 2023 Bet Of The Day

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TJ Smith Stakes FAQ

When is the 2023 TJ Smith Stakes?

The TJ Smith Stakes is the premier sprint race of the opening day of the Championships and is the ninth race on the card.

In 2023 the TJ Smith Stakes falls on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

How can I bet on the 2023 TJ Smith Stakes?

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Who should I bet on in the 2023 TJ Smith Stakes?

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What race is the TJ Smith Stakes on the program?

The TJ Smith Stakes is the third last race on day one of the Championships and the final Group One race of the day, making it the eighth event on the card.

What track hosts the TJ Smith Stakes?

The Championships is held annually at Royal Randwick racecourse, which is located in Sydney Australia.

Who won the 2022 TJ Smith Stakes?

The TJ Smith Stakes in 2022 was taken out by superstar sprinter Nature Strip for the third consecutive year.

What is the prize money of the TJ Smith Stakes?

The total prize pool for the TJ Smith Stakes is $2.5 million.
It is one of the richest sprint races in Australia.

What distance is the TJ Smith Stakes?

The TJ Smith Stakes is a 1200m race that is held every year at Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney.

Has any horse has won the TJ Smith Stakes multiple times?

Chautauqua & Nature Strip have won this race a record three times while the superstar mare Black Caviar has two wins to her name.