2016 Light Fingers Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

The Light Fingers Stakes

The 2016 Light Fingers Stakes is a prestigious Australian horse race. A part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, it is a Group 2 event that punters can’t afford to miss. The race gets its name from the winner of the 1965 Melbourne Cup – Light Fingers.

The 2016 Light Fingers Stakes will be run at Randwick on the 13th of February 2016. If you can’t make it to the track, and still want to have a bet, there are plenty of ways to bet online, we recommend Ladbrokes.com.au.

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Raced on the legendary Royal Randwick track in February each year, the Light Fingers Stakes is for three year old fillies (set weight plus penalty), and is  run over a distance of 1200 metres.  Prizemoney for the Light Fingers Stakes is set at $150,000.

The Light Fingers Stakes runs alongside the Apollo Stakes and the Southern Cross Stakes.

The Light Fingers Stakes is also used as a stepping stone to other races, such as the Millie Fox Stakes or the Surround Stakes (another Group 2 event).

Light Fingers Stakes History:

Since 1983 the Light Fingers Stakes have been run over a distance of 1200 metres. Initially a listed race (1983 to 1985), the Light Fingers Stakes received Group 2 status in 1986. From 1987 to 1990, the race was a Group 3. Then from 1991 it regained its Group 2 status.

The Royal Randwick course has a circumference of 2224 metres and a straight of 410 metres. Known to be a spacious track, the finish home is a race uphill. Apart from this information, you should also know that when betting on the Light Fingers Stakes, the track is renowned as a poor performer in the wet. It has wide turns that give all runners an even opportunity to come home.

The 1200 metre track – of which is the Light Fingers Stakes distance – starts in a chute off the course proper. After 250 metres, the horses meet the course proper. The horses then race for 550 metres before hitting the home turn and stretch. It is at this point that horses on the inside have a slight advantage.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Light Fingers Stakes Betting Online

Even if you are not able to attend the Light Fingers Stakes or the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, you can still place a bet on the Stakes online. Maybe work or family commitments are preventing you from attending the Light Fingers Stakes? Or maybe you just don’t want the hassle of traffic, parking and the crowd. Relax at home, place a bet and watch the action. It’s simple and couldn’t be more convenient.

You can place a bet online for the Light Fingers Stakes or any of Australia’s other great Group races without even having to come face-to-face with another punter or bookmaker. If you are new to the betting arena and would to place a bet without watching eyes, do it all from home. You won’t feel embarrassed by being the newbie. It is also a way to place a confidential bet.

The other great thing for you about placing a bet online on the Light Fingers Stakes is that you can be in two places at once – basically. You can bet on your favourite horse in the Light Fingers Stakes and watch the live action on the online bookie’s website. Then within a matter of minutes you can bet on/watch another horse race across the country or bet on a game of basketball. It’s never been easier.

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Light Fingers Stakes News

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