San Domenico Stakes

The 2017 San Domenico Stakes is a Group 3 event hosted at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August.



The 2017 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 2017 will be run on August 26.

San Domenico Stakes
Date: August 26, 2017
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 San Domenico Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1220x PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden 10 57kg 84
2 3220x123x TAKING AIM Peter & Paul Snowden 7 57kg 82
3 124135x TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Corey Brown 1 55kg 83
4 132590x CHAUFFEUR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 8 55kg 80
5 2x12x CONDOR HEROES Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 9 55kg 75
6 213x SPEED STREET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King (a) 6 55kg 71
7 136×6 PERAST Paul Perry 5 55kg 63
8 1 ANOTHER SIN Brett Cavanough Josh Adams 4 55kg 59
9 131320×2 MADEENATY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Corey Brown 3 54kg 77
10 1x JORDA James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2 54kg 75

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.

2017 San Domenico Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 124135x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1 55kg 83
2 132590x CHAUFFEUR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 55kg 80
3 131320×2 MADEENATY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 54kg 77
4 1220x PARIAH C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 57kg 84
5 3220x123x TAKING AIM C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 57kg 82
6 213x SPEED STREET C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 6 55kg 71
7 2x12x CONDOR HEROES C 3 Gerald Ryan 7 55kg 75
8 1x JORDA F 3 James Cummings 8 54kg 75
9 11638x MURAAHIB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 55kg 72
10 1846x MARSUPIAL C 3 James Cummings 10 55kg 68
11 136×6 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry 11 55kg 63
12 1 ANOTHER SIN G 3 Brett Cavanough 12 55kg 59

San Domenico Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
San Domenico Stakes
1st Pariah 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Chauffeur
3rd Jorda
2016
San Domenico Stakes
1st Star Turn 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Tango Rain
3rd Kentucky Miss
2015
San Domenico Stakes
1st Japonisme 1 minute 02.7 seconds
2nd King’s Troop
3rd Haptic
2014
San Domenico Stakes
1st Nostradamus 1 minute 03.6 seconds
2nd Washington Heights
3rd Law
2013
San Domenico Stakes
1st Va Pensiero 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Cluster
3rd Windjammer
2012
San Domenico Stakes
1st Snitzerland 1 minute 04.7 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd All Too Hard
2011
San Domenico Stakes
1st Foxwedge 1 minute 04.3 seconds
2nd Anise
3rd Karuta Queen
2010
San Domenico Stakes
1st Obsequious 0 minutes 59.3 seconds
2nd Solar Charged
3rd Decision Time
2009
San Domenico Stakes
1st Shellscrape 0 minutes 58.1 seconds
2nd Sniplaz
3rd Kiss Me Katy
2008
San Domenico Stakes
1st Duporth 1 minute 04.2 seconds
2nd Whitefriars
3rd Atomic Force
2007
San Domenico Stakes
1st Sliding Cube 0 minutes 58.3 seconds
2nd Mimi Lebrock
3rd Moonboat
2006
San Domenico Stakes
1st Gold Edition 0 minutes 59.4 seconds
2nd My Middi
3rd Astounded
2005
Sn Domenico Stakes
1st Media 0 minutes 57.4 seconds
2nd Written Tycoon
3rd Snitzel
2004
San Domenico Stakes
1st Charge Forward 0 minutes 57.2 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Dance Hero
2003
San Domenico Stakes
1st Regimental Gal 0 minutes 56.9 seconds
2nd Spark Of Life
3rd Dorky
2002
San Domenico Stakes
1st Star Of Florida 0 minutes 57.7 seconds
2nd Chocolate Starfish
3rd Athelnoth
2001
San Domenico Stakes
1st Mistegic 0 minutes 59.1 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Palais
2000
San Domenico Stakes
1st Zariz 0 minutes 57.0 seconds
2nd Dynamic Love
3rd Kootoomootoo

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