San Domenico Stakes

The 2016 San Domenico Stakes is a Group 3 event hosted at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August.

San Domenico Stakes News

Star Turn Upsets Capitalist in San Domenico Stakes

Star Turn Upsets Capitalist in San Domenico Stakes

Three-year-old Star Turn has returned to racing in the best way possible at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon; producing an impressive all-round effort to win the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m).

Star Turn was far too good in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

Star Turn received some interest in 2016 San ...

The 2016 San Domenico Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse every August for three-year-olds early on during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over a short distance sprint of 1100m, the San Domenico Stakes allows progressive young sprinters to display their skills ahead of tougher spring runs in races like the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) the following month. With a grand total of $150,000 in prize money on offer, the San Domenico Stakes is a lucrative black-type event for new season three-year-olds.

Contested under set weights plus penalties conditions, the San Domenico Stakes pits rising sprinters against each other and shows how they are placed ahead of upcoming Group 1 races for that age group.

Due to the position it holds in the calendar, the San Domenico Stakes is often contested by horses first-up after a winter spell. For this reason, the San Domenico Stakes is considered by many to be one of the major spring carnival warm up races. Most of those horses which gain entry to the San Domenico Stakes have ran successful campaigns as two year olds and expect to continue to gather black-type placings.

Often, horses that make up the San Domenico Stakes field may have come via other races such as the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes or the Golden Slipper. Decent results in the San Domenico Stakes can act as a launching pad to other races such as the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes, Group 3 Roman Consul Stakes and Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The San Domenico Stakes 2016 will be run on August 13.

San Domenico Stakes
Date: August 13, 2016
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 San Domenico Stakes Field

San Domenico Stakes History

The San Domenico Stakes was inaugurated in 1980, with Proud Knight seizing victory in the first edition of the race. Initially run over a length of 1000m, the race distance was briefly upgraded to 1100m for one year in 2008 and then permanently from 2011 onwards.

Gaining traction rapidly, the San Domenico Stakes held listed status for only four years, receiving an upgrade to Group 3 in 1945. In 1986, the race was upgraded again to Group 2, a class it held until 2005, when it was downgraded to Group 3.

The San Domenico Stakes has been held variously at three separate racecourses in Sydney. Since 1980, the venue has changed twelve times between Randwick, Warwick Farm and Rosehill Gardens, where it currently runs today.

Notable San Domenico Stakes winners include Show County (1989), Testa Rossa (1999) and Snitzerland (2012). San Domenico Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

San Domenico Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Star Turn 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Tango Rain
3rd Kentucky Miss
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1st Japonisme 1 minute 02.7 seconds
2nd King’s Troop
3rd Haptic
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1st Nostradamus 1 minute 03.6 seconds
2nd Washington Heights
3rd Law
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1st Va Pensiero 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Cluster
3rd Windjammer
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1st Snitzerland 1 minute 04.7 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd All Too Hard
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1st Foxwedge 1 minute 04.3 seconds
2nd Anise
3rd Karuta Queen
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1st Obsequious 0 minutes 59.3 seconds
2nd Solar Charged
3rd Decision Time
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1st Shellscrape 0 minutes 58.1 seconds
2nd Sniplaz
3rd Kiss Me Katy
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1st Duporth 1 minute 04.2 seconds
2nd Whitefriars
3rd Atomic Force
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1st Sliding Cube 0 minutes 58.3 seconds
2nd Mimi Lebrock
3rd Moonboat
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1st Gold Edition 0 minutes 59.4 seconds
2nd My Middi
3rd Astounded
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1st Media 0 minutes 57.4 seconds
2nd Written Tycoon
3rd Snitzel
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1st Charge Forward 0 minutes 57.2 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Dance Hero
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1st Regimental Gal 0 minutes 56.9 seconds
2nd Spark Of Life
3rd Dorky
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1st Star Of Florida 0 minutes 57.7 seconds
2nd Chocolate Starfish
3rd Athelnoth
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1st Mistegic 0 minutes 59.1 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Palais
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1st Zariz 0 minutes 57.0 seconds
2nd Dynamic Love
3rd Kootoomootoo