The Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse annually in March during the Sydney Autumn Carnival and is a premier weight-for-age race for middle distance staying types.
With $500,000 in prizemoney, it attracts some high quality gallopers and is part of a fantastic day of racing.
Great Scot won the inaugural running of the race when it was known as the Rawson Stakes and run over a distance of 1800m.
Originally a principle race, the Ranvet Stakes received its current Group 1 status in 1980 and has grown in popularity since.
The Ranvet Stakes is run under weight-for-age conditions and is open to horses three years old and upward.
The winner of the Ranvet Stakes is exempt from ballot for The BMW (2400m) held at the same track.
The most reliable lead-up race to the Ranvet Stakes is the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) held at Warwick Farm two weeks earlier, with 19 of the past 30 winners of the Ranvet coming through the Warwick Farm feature.
Some classy gallopers have won the race, including Poseidon (1908), Peter Pan (1935), Bernborough (1946), Tulloch (1958), Gunsynd (1971 & 1973), Hyperno (1981), Better Loosen Up (1990), Super Impose (1991), Tie The Knot (2000-01), Grand Armee (2005), Eremein (2006), Desert War (2007) and Manighar (2012).