The 2017 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 (1100m) for Golden Slipper-bound two-year-olds and the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) for fillies and mares.
The Hobartville Stakes now worth a lucrative $400,000 in total prize money is the ideal lead up race to Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) held a fortnight later.
As a set weights race over 1400m, colts and geldings must carry 56.5kg while fillies are required to carry 54.5kg in the Hobartville Stakes field.
Horses may run in the Hobartville Stakes first-up or come from an earlier autumn run in a race like the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at the start of the month.
The Hobartville Stakes 2017 will run on Saturday February 18.
|Date:||February 18, February 18|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights|
|Weight:||C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg|
2017 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 2017 Hobartville Stakes field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 15, 2017.
2017 Hobartville Stakes Nominations
The Hobartville Stakes nominations attract a host of the season’s top three-year-olds eyeing a run in the Randwick Guineas and are released on the Monday before the race.
The 2017 Hobartville Stakes nominations will be published here as soon as released on Monday February 13, 2017.
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.
See below for the full Hobartville Stakes results since 2000.
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|