The 2016 Hobartville Stakes is a Group 2 set weights race for three-year-olds run during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in late February or early March each year.
Held at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse the Hobartville Stakes runs alongside the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes and the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes.
Recently called the Veolia Environmental Service Stakes, the $200,000 Hobartville Stakes is the ideal lead up race to Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) held a fortnight later. Many of the three year olds will first enter in the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes (1200m) before coming to the Hobartville Stakes. As a set weights race over 1400m, colts and geldings must carry 56.5kg while fillies are required to carry 54.5kg.
The Hobartville Stakes 2016 will run on Saturday February, 2016.
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights|
|Weight:||C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg|
2016 Hobartville Stakes Field
The Hobartville Stakes field is usually announced on the Wednesday just before the race. As a set weights event for three year olds, the Hobartville Stakes field tends to attract a healthy range of young gallopers, each on the way to future success.
The 2016 Hobartville Stakes field will be provided below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||111x2511x||PRESS STATEMENT||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||8||56.5kg||109|
|2||5x2462111x||VANBRUGH||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||13||56.5kg||101|
|3||313632x||ETYMOLOGY||John O’Shea||Ms Kathy O’Hara||2||56.5kg||90|
|4||131x43062x||DAL CIELO (NZ)||Murray Baker||Kerrin McEvoy||1||56.5kg||85|
|5||1x172029x4||SHARDS||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||10||56.5kg||82|
|6||3x335x15||WOLF CRY||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||12||56.5kg||70|
|7||1153x2x0||TARQUIN||John O’Shea||Rory Hutchings (a)||6||56.5kg||87|
|8||11x623x1||SPILL THE BEANS||Gerald Ryan||Matthew Cameron||9||56.5kg||85|
|9||5x416211x8||TORGERSEN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||5||56.5kg||78|
|10||x173115x34||TOO GOOD TO REFUSE||Desleigh Forster||Robbie Fradd||7||56.5kg||74|
|11||312×12||LE ROMAIN||Kris Lees||Christian Reith||11||56.5kg||76|
|12||211||MONTAIGNE (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||Jason Collett||4||56.5kg||73|
|13||04711×4||BALMAIN BOY||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||3||56.5kg||72|
2016 Hobartville Stakes Nominations
Because it is 1400m in length, the Hobartville Stakes nominations often draw three year olds who are looking to shift either up or down in distance in order to target a later race. Usually, it’s not too difficult to spot a couple of the more talented types amongst the Hobartville Stakes nominations, as its calendar slot ensures they’ve all had plenty of starts as three year olds.
The 2016 Hobartville Stakes nominations will be published here.
Hobartville Stakes History
First won by Amounis in 1925, the Hobartville Stakes has a long history of winners which include great champions Lonhro and Shaftesbury Avenue. Originally a seven furlong race until 1972, the Hobartville Stakes became a 1400m event in 1973 and changed from a Principal race to a Group 2 event in 1979.
Since 1973, the fastest winning time for the Hobartville Stakes was recorded by Shaftesbury Avenue in 1990 with 1 minute 21.41 seconds while the slowest time was by 2000 winner Fairway with 1 minute 28.26 seconds.
Recent Hobartville Stakes Winners
|1st||Press Statement||1 minute 22.5 seconds|
|1st||Hallowed Crown||1 minute 23.8 seconds|
|1st||Dissident||1 minute 25.84 seconds|
|1st||Pierro||1 minute 24.75 seconds|
|1st||Wild and Proud||1 minute 26.5 seconds|
|3rd||Moment of Change|
|1st||Ilovethiscity||1 minute 22.5 seconds|
|1st||Monton||1 minute 22.94 seconds|
|1st||Mic Mac||1 minute 22.93 seconds|
|1st||Serious Speed||1 minute 23.36 seconds|
|1st||Mutawaajid||1 minute 23.33 seconds|
|1st||Racing To Win||1 minute 22.87 seconds|
|1st||Outback Prince||1 minute 21.9 seconds|
|1st||Impaler||1 minute 23.82 seconds|
|1st||Thorn Park||1 minute 22.46 seconds|
|3rd||Shower Of Roses|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 23.58 seconds|
|1st||Sir Clive||1 minute 26.42 seconds|
|1st||Fairway||1 minute 28.26 seconds|