Facts about the TJ Smith
Some facts about the set weights $500,000 Group One TJ Smith (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.-
* First staged in 1976 when won by Romantic Dream.
* Has also been known as the Castlemaine Stakes and Castlemaine QTC Classic.
* Notable winners include: Luskin Star (1977), Scomeld (1978), Zephyr Zip (1979), Zeditave (1988), Slight Chance (1992), Mahogany (1993), Mossman (1998), Freemason (1999), Show A Heart (2000) and Darci Brahma (2005).
* Trainers who have won the race in the last 20 years with a runner this year: Anthony Cummings – Shadows In The Sun (Outback Prince 2004); Lee Freedman – Smokin’ Joey (Mahogany 1993); Clarry Conners – Fashion (Apercu 2007, Mossman 1998).
* Winning jockeys in the last 20 years with a ride on Saturday: Stathi Katsidis – Big Chance (Show A Heart 2000); Kerrin McEvoy – Zachary (Juanmo 2001); Chris Munce Ringa Ringa Rosie (Reigning To Win 2006); Scott Seamer – Umanova (Darci Brahma 2005, Picaday 2003).