Hill Stakes

The 2016 Hill Stakes is a Group 2 staying event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse

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Hartnell Included In The Metropolitan Nominations

Hartnell Included In The Metropolitan Nominations

The 2016 The Metropolitan nominations have been released and the in-form Hartnell has been included in the initial entries for the Group 1 event that will be held at Royal Randwick on October 1.

Hartnell remains a chance of being the star attraction in the 2016 The Metropolitan. Photo by: Steve Hart

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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.

Hill Stakes
Date: September 17th, 2016
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

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.

Check out the full 2016 Hill Stakes nominations now.

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

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Hill Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Hill Stakes
1st Hartnell 2 minutes 4.11 seconds
2nd Who Shot Thebarman
3rd Storm The Stars
2015
Hill Stakes
1st Preferment 2 minutes 6.81 seconds
2nd Magic Hurricane
3rd Complacent
2014
Hill Stakes
1st Junoob 2 minutes 6.12 seconds
2nd Criterion
3rd Bagman
2013
Hill Stakes
1st Moriarty 2 minutes 3.62 seconds
2nd Glencadam Gold
3rd Masked Marvel
2012
Hill Stakes
1st Lamasery 2 minutes 6.25 seconds
2nd Mourayan
3rd Lights Of Heaven
2011
Hill Stakes
1st Trusting 2 minutes 2.93 seconds
2nd Hawk Island
3rd Tullamore
2010
Hill Stakes
1st Descarado 1 minute 56.48 seconds
2nd Triple Honour
3rd Purple
2009
Hill Stakes
1st Miss Marielle 1 minute 56.13 seconds
2nd Pacino
3rd Roman Emperor
2008
Hill Stakes
1st Fiumicino 1 minute 57.38 seconds
2nd Dealer Principal
3rd Hurrah
2007
Hill Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Hill Stakes
1st Desert War 1 minute 56.28 seconds
2nd Eremein
3rd Grand Zulu
2005
Hill Stakes
1st Desert War 1 minute 56.67 seconds
2nd Portland Singa
3rd Dizelle
2004
Hill Stakes
1st Natural Blitz 1 minute 56.62 seconds
2nd Vouvray
3rd Just Polite
2003
Hill Stakes
1st Excellerator 1 minute 56.84 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Carnegie Express
2002
Hill Stakes
1st Dress Circle 1 minute 56.63 seconds
2nd Bedouin
3rd Republic Lass
2001
Hill Stakes
1st Mulan Princess 1 minute 47.02 seconds
2nd Altiero
3rd Dottoressa
2000
Hill Stakes
1st Pasta Express 1 minute 57.83 seconds
2nd Pravda
3rd Padfoot Charlie