Sydney Stakes

The Sydney Stakes is a Group 3 race worth $500,000 for horses that didn't make The Everest field.

2020 Sydney Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Trumbull
  • 2nd: #4 Standout
  • 3rd: #6 Signore Fox



The Sydney Stakes is a lucrative $500,000 Group 3 sprint held on The Everest Day at Royal Randwick in Sydney during mid-October.

There is now a battle for the punters’ attention that takes place on The Everest date with Sydney hosting the world’s richest turf race supported by the likes of the Sydney Stakes on the same day Melbourne’s Caulfield Cup Day meeting is held.

There are only 12 slots up for grabs in the $15 million The Everest field and the Sydney Stakes, upgraded to a Group 3 event for the first time in 2018, offers a nice consolation prize for sprinters that did not secure a start in the feature race of the day.

Contested over the same distance (1200m) as The Everest race, the Sydney Stakes is a weight-for-age event that has a field capacity of 18 starters.

The Sydney Stakes also serves as a nice lead-up into the $1 million Winners Stakes – a race renamed each year in honour of the previous season’s The Everest winner. In 2019 the event was known as the Redzel Stakes and saw the Sydney Stakes winner Deprive run fourth.

The 2020 Sydney Stakes ran on Saturday October 17, 2020 as part of The Everest Day line-up at Randwick and was won by the Kim Waugh-trained Trumbull. 

Sydney Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $500,000

2020 Sydney Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Trumbull
  • 2nd: #4 Standout
  • 3rd: #6 Signore Fox

Tommy Berry gave the Kim Waugh-trained Trumbull ($14) a patient ride wide with no cover before finishing strongly in the 2020 Sydney Stakes results ahead of a potential $1 million The Hunter run at Newcastle on November 14.

Click here to read more about the gutsy 2020 Sydney Stakes winner Trumbull. 

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 TRUMBULL (NZ) Kim Waugh Tommy Berry 7 58.5kg $14
2 4 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Nash Rawiller 0.2L 4 58.5kg $4.20
3 6 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 1.7L 5 58.5kg $41
4 9 PRIME CANDIDATE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 1.9L 1 58.5kg $16
5 1 DEPRIVE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 2L 8 58.5kg $2.80F
6 3 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Jason Collett 3.2L 3 58.5kg $19
7 11 ADELONG Brad Widdup James McDonald 3.6L 6 56.5kg $17
8 7 MILITARY ZONE Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3.7L 10 58.5kg $18
9 10 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 4.5L 2 56.5kg $21
10 2 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.6L 9 58.5kg $5.50
5 BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Sydney Stakes Odds

Betting odds on the Sydney Stakes 2020 are out the week of the race and are led by horses that were on The Everest path but did not secure a slot in the $15 million feature.

The latest 2020 Sydney Stakes odds will be provided below once released with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Sydney Stakes Field

The Sydney Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of sprinters, many of which failed to gain a run in the $15 million The Everest held at the same meeting.

Horses may come into the Sydney Stakes field via a number of spring lead-ups including the Group 2 Premiere Stakes on Epsom Handicap Day or the Group 2 Golden Pendant for the mares.

The official Sydney Stakes 2020 Final Field and Barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Sydney Stakes field features 11 hopefuls including the reigning champion Deprive who dominates betting on The Everest Day event.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 714x5465x3 DEPRIVE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 9 58.5kg 106
2 56x211x345 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 10 58.5kg 105
3 0x84170x85 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Jason Collett 3 58.5kg 105
4 112x160x55 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Nash Rawiller 5 58.5kg 104
5 880x9929x6 BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 4 58.5kg 98
6 15×0801467 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 6 58.5kg 98
7 x7574x553x MILITARY ZONE Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 11 58.5kg 96
8 109243216x TRUMBULL (NZ) Kim Waugh Tommy Berry 8 58.5kg 96
9 124×423151 PRIME CANDIDATE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 1 58.5kg 93
10 627428418x IRITHEA Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 2 56.5kg 104
11 2x2111x650 ADELONG Brad Widdup James McDonald 7 56.5kg 91

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Sydney Stakes History

The Sydney Stakes was first run in 1968 as a Principal race called City Tattersall’s Lightning Handicap. The sprint was upgraded to a Listed Black-Type race in 1978 before becoming a Group 3 feature in 2018.

In 2017 the race was renamed as the Sydney Stakes and with a notable increase in prize money became targeted as an event for sprinters that did not make The Everest field on the same day.

Originally run over 1000m then 1100m, the Sydney Stakes distance was also increased to 1200m in 2017.

A number of quality racehorses have won the event including Shogun Lodge (2003), dual winner Famous Seamus (2012-13), Group 1 winning mare In Her Time (2017) and Pierata (2018).

Sydney Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Sydney Stakes
1st Trumbull 1 minute 09.79 seconds
2nd Standout
3rd Singore Fox
2019
Sydney Stakes
1st Deprive 1 minute 08.62 seconds
2nd Champagne Cuddles
3rd Brutal
2018
Sydney Stakes
1st Pierta 1 minute 10.82 seconds
2nd Jungle Edge
3rd Clearly Innocent
2017
Sydney Stakes
1st In Her Time 1 minute 8.26 seconds
2nd Impending
3rd Ball Of Muscle
2016
Sydney Stakes
1st Spieth 1 minute 3.24 seconds
2nd Kaepernick
3rd Le Cordon Bleu
2015
Sydney Stakes
1st Dothraki 1 minute 2.44 seconds
2nd That’s A Good Idea
3rd Artlee
2014
Sydney Stakes
1st Deep Field 1 minute 3.39 seconds
2nd That’s A Good Idea
3rd Shamalia
2013
Sydney Stakes
1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 3.52 seconds
2nd Ichihara
3rd Rarefield
2012
Sydney Stakes
1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 1.96 seconds (R)
2nd Too Many Reds
3rd Zaratone
2011
Sydney Stakes
1st Title 1 minute 4.59 seconds
2nd Rarefield
3rd Midnight At Ascot
2010
Sydney Stakes
1st Whitefriars 1 minute 2.22 seconds (R)
2nd De Lightning Ridge
3rd Cardinal Virtue
2009
Sydney Stakes
1st News Alert 1 minute 2.77 seconds
2nd Black Prince
3rd Wasted Emotions

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