Up And Coming Stakes

The 2019 Up And Coming Stakes is a Group 3 race for potential Golden Rose Stakes horses held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Winx Stakes Day.

2019 Up & Coming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 True Detective
  • 2nd: #5 Superium
  • 3rd: #2 Lucicello



The Up And Coming Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney during August each year as part of the Winx Stakes Day program. Offering $160,000 in total prize money, the Up And Coming Stakes is a nice early Sydney Spring Racing Carnival lead-up for youngsters heading towards tougher runs.

Raced over 1300m, the Up And Coming Stakes is open only to three year old horses and is run under quality handicap conditions. Prior to 2014, the race was restricted to colts and geldings only and ran under set weights plus penalties conditions, essentially acting as a complementing race to the Toy Show Quality, which is restricted to fillies and mares.

The Up And Coming Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m). There are also two other Group 3 events on the program, the Show County Quality (1200m) and the Toy Show Quality (1100m).

Horses that compete in the Up And Coming Stakes could be kicking off their spring preps or be coming off a lead-up run in a race such as Rosehill’s Listed The Rosebud (1100m) run a fortnight prior.

Later events that horses out of the Up And Coming Stakes field could go on to contest include the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) in early September.

It has also proved a decent guide to the following month’s $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) in recent years.

The Up And Coming Stakes 2019 ran on Saturday August 24, 2019 and saw the punters’ pick True Detective win in a protest result. 

Up And Coming Stakes
Date: Saturday August 24, 2019
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2019 Up And Coming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 True Detective
  • 2nd: #5 Superium
  • 3rd: #2 Lucicello

The official Up And Coming Stakes 2019 Results on the potential Golden Rose Stakes lead-up race will be available below once the race runs on Winx Stakes Day.

The 2019 Up & Coming Stakes result saw the Chris Waller-trained Shamus Award colt True Detective win the race on protest after his hoop Glen Boss fought the stewards and won. True Detective was the hot favourite and officially crossed the line second behind the Joe Pride-trained The Rosebud fourth placed Superium. Superium and his hoop James McDonald however were found to have shifted in the race and lost the protest. Waller also trained third past the post, smart filly Lucicello rounding out the Up And Coming Stakes trifecta.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 TRUE DETECTIVE Chris Waller James McDonald 3 55.5kg $2.30F
2 5 SUPERIUM Joseph Pride Glen Boss 0.2L 6 54.5kg $8
3 2 LUCICELLO Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2.2L 5 55.5kg $5.50
4 8 EDISON Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 3.7L 10 54.5kg $21
5 1 ATHIRI James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3.9L 4 58kg $10
6 6 AVON RIVER James Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.4L 8 54.5kg $31
7 7 DEFERENCE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 4.9L 1 54.5kg $20
8 4 MANDELA Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5.1L 7 54.5kg $12
9 9 FAMOUS Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6.7L 2 54.5kg $13
10 10 PANDANO Paul Perry Sam Clipperton 9.7L 9 54.5kg $31

2019 Up And Coming Stakes Odds

The Up And Coming Stakes 2019 odds will be available below leading-up to the Winx Stakes Day race.

2019 Up And Coming Stakes Field

The Up And Coming Stakes 2019 final field and barriers will be published in full below once acceptances on the race are taken on the Wednesday leading-up to the event.

The official 2019 Up And Coming Stakes field is now out featuring 10 hopefuls including two for leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller. His recent The Rosebud third placed filly Lucicello is also accepted for the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes at the same meeting, while True Detective looks to atone for a lead-up second when narrowly beaten as the odds-on favourite.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1x34334x5 ATHIRI James Cummings Hugh Bowman 4 58kg 78
2 8×3113 LUCICELLO Chris Waller Tommy Berry 5 55.5kg 73
3 1×22 TRUE DETECTIVE Chris Waller James McDonald 3 55.5kg 69
4 251 MANDELA Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 7 54.5kg 67
5 11×4 SUPERIUM Joseph Pride Glen Boss 6 54.5kg 67
6 2254×441 AVON RIVER James Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 8 54.5kg 65
7 2521 DEFERENCE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 1 54.5kg 65
8 2×3 EDISON Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 10 54.5kg 65
9 82×1 FAMOUS Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 54.5kg 63
10 10x PANDANO Paul Perry Sam Clipperton 9 54.5kg 62

Up And Coming Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1979, with Spear taking out the first edition, the Up And Coming Stakes has a storied history of quality sprinting. Originally a competition strictly for colts and geldings, as of 2014 the Up And Coming Stakes has been open to both sexes. However, in the past it was an exciting competition of male horses competing for supremacy and provided fantastic form insight as to how horses perform against their stronger peers.

Named after famed Warwick Stakes winner Up And Coming (1959), the Up And Coming Stakes has a long association with the Warwick Stakes. Originally raced over 1200m, the distance was dropped for a year in 1989 to 1160m. Between 1990 and 2010 it was again 1200m. In 2011, the race began to be run over 1300m.

In 1979 the race was classified as listed, and retained that status for exactly 1 year. The Up And Coming Stakes was a Group 3 event between 1980 and 1992 prior to an upgrade to Group 2. This upgrade lasted from 1993 to 2004, then in 2005 the race ran as a Group 3 event. It returned to Group 2 for one year in 2013, but in 2014 was ran as a Group 3 event.

The race venue has changed regularly between Warwick Farm, where it was originally held, and Royal Randwick and Canterbury Park racecourses.

Notable Up And Coming Stakes winners include Royal Troubador (1984), Mahogany (1993), General Nediym (1997), Exceed And Excel (2003), Court Command (2006) and Manawanui (2011). Up And Coming Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Up And Coming Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Show County Quality
1st True Detective (on protest) 1 minute 1:15.59 seconds
2nd Superium
3rd Lucicello
2018
Show County Quality
1st Master Ash 1 minute 16.9 seconds
2nd Danawi
3rd Smart Elissim
2017
Show County Quality
1st Dracarys 1 minute 14.7 seconds
2nd Gold Standard
3rd Sanctioned
2016
Show County Quality
1st Divine Prophet 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd Derryn
3rd Thronum
2015
Show County Quality
1st Shards 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Voilier
3rd Sebring Sun
2014
Show County Quality
1st Scissor Kick 1 minute 18.8 seconds
2nd Panzer Division
3rd Valentia
2013
Up And Coming Stakes
1st War 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd Drago
3rd Vilanova
2012
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Albrecht 1 minute 16.2 seconds
2nd Toydini
3rd Tatra
2011
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Manawanui 1 minute 20.0 seconds
2nd Queenian
3rd Detours
2010
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Blackball 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Sea Lord
2009
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Rarefied 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Shellscrape
3rd Offhanded
2008
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Dreamscape 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Aichi
3rd Duporth
2007
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Court Command 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Stormpede
3rd Diego Garcia
2005
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Snitzel 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd Denmarket
2004
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Fastnet Rock 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Dane Shadow
3rd Public Opinion
2003
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Danbird
3rd Hipwell
2002
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Snowland 1 minute 06.9 seconds
2nd Star Of Florida
3rd Eastwest Success
2001
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Newquay 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Perfect Crime
3rd Excellerator
2000
Up And Coming Stakes
1st Zariz 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Century Kid
3rd Kootoomootoo

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