Autumn Racing Carnival: TJ Smith Stakes
March 31, 2016 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, the Australian Turf Club will host the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia. The TJ Smith Stakes is part of the 2-day ATC Championships headed by Racing NSW in partnership with The Australian Turf Club.

The TJ Smith Stakes is a weight for age race run over a distance of 1200 metres. The total prize money for this race is set at A$2.5 million. Three other Group 1 race will be featured in the 1st day of the ATC Championships. They are Doncaster Mile, Australian Derby and Inglis Sires.

The 15-horse field will showcase the very best Australian sprint horses. Promising three-year old Exosphere will headline the race. Exosphere won three races last year which include Golden Rose Stakes, Roman Consul Stakes and MTA NSW The Run To The Rose.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Exosphere as the favorite to win the TJ Smith Stakes on Saturday noon. Chautauqua, Terravista and Flamberge loom as Exosphere's strongest challengers.


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