Ranvet Stakes facts and figures

Our Ivanhoe has been well supported for tomorrow's Ranvet Stakes. Photo courtesy Geo Hillis Photography.

Our Ivanhoe has been well supported for tomorrow's Ranvet Stakes. Photo courtesy Geo Hillis Photography.

THE RANVET STAKES

2000m, $700,000, Group One standard weight-for-age for three-year-olds and up at Rosehill

HISTORY

*Originally named after Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson, the Governor of NSW from 1902-1909.

* The race was first held in 1903 and won by Great Scot; The United States won in 2016.

* In 1921 Richmond Main and Poitrel dead-heated.

* High profile past winners include Grand Armee (2005), Tie The Knot (2000-2001), Super Impose (1991), Better Loosen Up (1990), and Beau Zam (1988-1989).

* The 1999 Ranvet Stakes ended in controversy when Tie the Knot was demoted in favour of New Zealand horse Darazari following a protest.

* Gai Waterhouse has a superb record in the race having prepared seven winners; Glen Boss is the most successful jockey with four winning rides.

* Since 1987 only four three-year-olds have won: Myocard (1987), Beau Zam (1988), Stony Bay, and Gold Guru (1998).

WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING

"We just need to get him back in the game and get a good positive run leading into the Queen Elizabeth and hopefully he does that on Saturday" - Hartnell's trainer John O'Shea.

"I reckon he just peaked a bit late the other day and was looking for wet ground also, so I'm looking forward to riding him. I think the back-up will suit him on the wet ground and I expect him to run really well" - The United States' jockey Ben Melham.

SYDNEY, March 17 AAP