The Kosciuszko

The Kosciuszko race is a Special Conditions feature for NSW country-trained horses only held on the lucrative The Everest Day card at Randwick in October.

2020 The Kosciuszko Results

  • 1st: #14 It's Me
  • 2nd: #3 Redouble
  • 3rd: #6 Man Of Peace



The Kosciuszko is one of the recent additions to the Sydney Spring Racing Calendar, the Special Conditions feature held on The Everest Day at Royal Randwick each October.

Contested for the first time in 2018, The Kosciuszko race is open only to NSW or ACT Country-trained horses and is the most lucrative of its kind offering $1.3 million in prize money.

Taking place in Sydney on the same day Melbourne hosts the time-honoured Caulfield Cup, The Kosciuszko is a set weights plus penalties event that is now a hugely popular target for the provincially-trained sprints from around the state.

Members of the public are able to purchase tickets in The Kosciuzko Sweep that gives them a chance to select an eligible horse to take part in the event, the field size for which increased from 12 to 14 in 2019.

Winning ticket holders from the subsequent The Kosciuzko Calcutta Draw, which harks back to the traditions of bush racing, then have the opportunity to part-own a horse in the race that is selected at random.

The 2020 The Kosciuszko took place at Randwick on Saturday October 17, 2020 as the key support act to the $15 million The Everest and was won by the $2 favourite It’s Me.

The Kosciuszko 2020
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties; NSW & ACT Country-trained horses only
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $1.3 million

2020 The Kosciuszko Results

  • 1st: #14 It’s Me
  • 2nd: #3 Redouble
  • 3rd: #6 Man Of Peace

The $7.5 million The Golden Eagle could be on the cards for the outstanding It’s Me ($2F) following her win for the punters on The Everest Day in The Kosciuszko 2020 results.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 14 IT’S ME Brett Cavanough Jason Collett 7 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $2F
2 3 REDOUBLE Mitchell Beer Tommy Berry 0.2L 1 59kg $14
3 6 MAN OF PEACE Matthew Dale Ms Louise Day (a) 1.2L 9 58kg $19
4 1 HANDLE THE TRUTH Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 1.3L 13 59kg $9
5 9 TWO BIG FARI Todd Howlett Grant Buckley 1.5L 6 56.5kg $16
6 10 AL MAH HAHA Tash Burleigh Koby Jennings 2.7L 5 56kg $31
7 11 FENDER Brett Cavanough Kerrin McEvoy 2.8L 3 55.5kg $8.50
8 7 IRISH SONGS Kurt Goldman Glen Boss 3L 4 57kg $51
9 12 ANETHOLE Cody Morgan Brenton Avdulla 3.1L 14 55kg $101
10 4 INTUITION Kurt Goldman Sam Clipperton 3.2L 10 59kg $31
11 2 LORD VON COSTA Donna Scott Blaike McDougall 3.3L 2 59kg $41
12 8 LIGULATE Cody Morgan Andrew Gibbons 3.9L 11 57kg $51
13 18e PRAIRIE FIRE Danny Williams James McDonald 4.1L 8 56kg $31
14 13 ICE IN VANCOUVER Cody Morgan Greg Ryan 64.3L 12 55kg $17
17e JULIAN ROCK (FR) Jean Dubois 0
5 FRONT PAGE Geoff Duryea 0
15e AKASAKI Stephen Jones 0
16e KOOKABAA Brett Thompson 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 The Kosciuszko Odds

The Kosciuszko 2020 betting odds and links to the latest prices at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as all-in markets on the event open.

It’s Me ($2 in 2020) was the last favourite in The Kosciuszko betting to salute for the punters.

2020 The Kosciuszko Field

The confirmed The Kosciuszko 2020 field of NSW and ACT country-trained horses, including those selected by the winning ticket holders from The Kosciuzko sweep, will be detailed below as soon as available.

Horses in the 14-starter The Kosciuzko field are able to be “swapped-out” for alternative runners right up until race day morning.

Group 1 winners after December 31, 2018 are ineligible for a spot in The Kosciuszko field.

The 14 horses – plus emergencies – in the 2020 The Kosciuszko field are listed below, the current slot-holders led in betting by undefeated Shamus Award mare It’s Me in a midfield barrier seven draw, while the reigning champ Handle The Truth has work to do from out in gate 13.

  • Scratched: #5 Front Page (8)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x189462x6 HANDLE THE TRUTH Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 13 59kg 104
2 4x21x741x8 LORD VON COSTA Donna Scott Blaike McDougall 2 59kg 104
3 00327x384x REDOUBLE Mitchell Beer Tommy Berry 1 59kg 104
4 x77550x55x INTUITION Kurt Goldman Sam Clipperton 10 59kg 98
5 127x111x2 FRONT PAGE Geoff Duryea James McDonald 8 59kg 96
6 2x3132111x MAN OF PEACE Matthew Dale Ms Louise Day (a) 9 58kg 108
7 93373116×0 IRISH SONGS Kurt Goldman Glen Boss 4 57kg 90
8 41x36181x3 LIGULATE Cody Morgan Andrew Gibbons 11 57kg 89
9 x121115x1x TWO BIG FARI Todd Howlett Grant Buckley 6 56.5kg 88
10 440x2222x4 AL MAH HAHA Tash Burleigh Koby Jennings 5 56kg 83
11 111×17 FENDER Brett Cavanough Kerrin McEvoy 3 55.5kg 77
12 4x4x313x1 ANETHOLE Cody Morgan Brenton Avdulla 14 55kg 68
13 11 ICE IN VANCOUVER Cody Morgan Greg Ryan 12 55kg 63
14 111 IT’S ME Brett Cavanough Jason Collett 7 53kg 72
15e 09×5458217 AKASAKI Stephen Jones 0 58kg 98
16e 4671121148 KOOKABAA Brett Thompson 0 56.5kg 85
17e 512108×658 JULIAN ROCK (FR) Jean Dubois 0 56kg 84
18e 7×25626695 PRAIRIE FIRE Danny Williams 0 56kg 82

 

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Kosciuzko History

The Kosciuzko was first run in 2018 and won by Belflyer who failed in his attempt at back-to-back wins, in the way super sprinter Redzel (2017, 2018) won the opening two editions of The Everest, finishing dead last (14th) in his title defense behind Handle The Truth in 2019.

Past The Kosciuszko Winners

Previous The Kosciuzko winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2018 are detailed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
The Kosciuszko
1st It’s Me 1 minute 9.60 seconds
2nd Redouble
3rd Man Of Peace
2019
The  Kosciuszko
1st Handle The Truth 1 minute 8.21 seconds
2nd Victorem
3rd Bobbing
2018
The  Kosciuszko
1st Belflyer 1 minute 12.01 seconds
2nd Suncraze
3rd Awesome Pluck

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