The 2016 Hill Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in mid-September.
Run over a 2000m distance, the $200,000 event is held in during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival as part of the George Main Stakes Day card.
The other key races on the program at the same meeting are the: Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m), Group 2 The Shorts (1100m), Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m).
Most Hill Stakes hopefuls come off an earlier run in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at the track a fortnight earlier, while a possible main target for the best out of the race is the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) in early October also held at Royal Randwick.
|Date:||September 17th, 2016|
2016 Hill Stakes Field
The 2016 Hill Stakes field of final acceptances and barrier draw was released on Wednesday September 14 and just eight runners line-up in the race this season including the reigning Hill Stakes winner Preferment who is one of four in the mix for trainer Chris Waller.
See below for the official 2016 Hill Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw complete with the latest Hill Stakes odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.
2016 Hill Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Hill Stakes nominations were taken by Racing NSW on Monday September 12 and feature 13 weight-for-age hopefuls led by Chelmsford Stakes winner Hartnell.
Hill Stakes History
First held in 1921 and won by Beauford, the Hill Stakes was originally a 10 furlong race which was then changed to 1750m up until 1990 and again in 2001. In 2011, the race began to be run over 2000m. The race was not held in 2007 however there have been plenty of double winners in this event including Phar Lap.
Hill Stakes double winners: Desert War (2005-06), Toi Port (1963-64), Redcraze (1956-57), Hydrogen (1952-53), Yaralla (1942-43), Gold Rod (1938-39), Chatham (1933-34), Peter Pan III (1932, 35), Phar Lap (1930-31), Limerick (1927-28) and The Hawk (1923,25). The fastest race time over a 1900m distance was recorded in 1994 by Slight Chance with 1 minute 55.04 seconds.
Recent Hill Stakes Winners
|1st||Hartnell||2 minutes 4.11 seconds|
|2nd||Who Shot Thebarman|
|3rd||Storm The Stars|
|1st||Preferment||2 minutes 6.81 seconds|
|1st||Junoob||2 minutes 6.12 seconds|
|1st||Moriarty||2 minutes 3.62 seconds|
|1st||Lamasery||2 minutes 6.25 seconds|
|3rd||Lights Of Heaven|
|1st||Trusting||2 minutes 2.93 seconds|
|1st||Descarado||1 minute 56.48 seconds|
|1st||Miss Marielle||1 minute 56.13 seconds|
|1st||Fiumicino||1 minute 57.38 seconds|
|Race Not Held|
|1st||Desert War||1 minute 56.28 seconds|
|1st||Desert War||1 minute 56.67 seconds|
|1st||Natural Blitz||1 minute 56.62 seconds|
|1st||Excellerator||1 minute 56.84 seconds|
|1st||Dress Circle||1 minute 56.63 seconds|
|1st||Mulan Princess||1 minute 47.02 seconds|
|1st||Pasta Express||1 minute 57.83 seconds|