A D Hollindale Stakes

The AD Hollindale Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age winter race held at the Gold Coast Racecourse in early May as a lead-up to the Doomben Cup.

2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #12 Polly Grey
  • 3rd: #5 Kukeracha



As one of the bigger middle distance races in the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, the A.D. Hollindale Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held at the Gold Coast Racecourse in early May.

This is one of the biggest events run on the Gold Coast aside from January’s Magic Millions races and is run over 1800m.

Each year the A.D. Hollindale Stakes field attracts a good group of staying type horses that are Brisbane bound in a fortnight’s time eyeing the bigger prize money on offer in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).

The A.D. Hollindale Stakes – Doomben Cup double is a popular one with the punters each winter and the latest to complete the double were Streama in 2014 and Zaaki in 2021.

The 2021 AD Hollindale Stakes winner Zaaki further franked the form winning that winter’s Group 2 $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m). He also won two Group 1 races in Melbourne over the spring in 2021 and also returned the following autumn to claim the 2022 $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m).

Zaaki returned in 2022 to successfully defend his title and become the first back-to-back AD Hollindale Stakes winner since Leebaz (2015-16).

Prize money for the AD Hollindale Stakes was boosted to $500,000 in 2021 after the 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The AD Hollindale Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday May 7, 2022 and was won by the odds-on favourite and defending champion Zaaki ($1.45F). 

2022 A D Hollindale Stakes
Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $500,000

2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Zaaki ($1.45F)
  • 2nd: #12 Polly Grey
  • 3rd: #5 Kukeracha

The Annabel Neasham-trained three-time Group 1 champion Zaaki ($1.45F) became one of the shortest-priced Hollindale Stakes winners in history after digging deep to hold out the Chris Waller-trained duo of Polly Grey (2nd) and Kukeracha (3rd) to successfully defend his title in the Gold Coast event.

Click here to read more on the narrow 2022 AD Hollindale Stakes victory by last year’s champ Zaaki.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 3 59kg $1.45F
2 12 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Opie Bosson 0.8L 7 57kg $11
3 5 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller James Orman 1.3L 9 59kg $51
4 9 HUETOR (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3.8L 5 59kg $12
5 11 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) Robbie Patterson Ms Samantha Collett 4.3L 2 57kg $31
6 14 ZAYYDANI (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Andrew Mallyon 7.8L 4 57kg $61
7 13 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller William Pike 8.3L 6 57kg $21
8 3 AYRTON (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 12.8L 11 59kg $7.50
9 7 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Sam Kavanagh Noel Callow 15.8L 1 59kg $101
10 2 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 16L 10 59kg $101
11 10 HAIL MANHATTAN Peter & Will Hulbert Brad Stewart 16.2L 8 59kg $101
6 YONKERS (USA) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 0
8 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Ryan Maloney 0
4 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller Ben Thompson 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s best AD Hollindale Stakes 2022 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au are available below as of the week of the Doomben Cup lead-up.

Zaaki ($3.60 and $1.45 in 2021 and 2022) was the last favourite in AD Hollindale Stakes betting to win for his back-to-back victories.

2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Field

Each season the AD Hollindale Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of winter gallopers from both Queensland and interstate stables heading towards a Brisbane run in the Doomben Cup. Gallopers may have had a lead-up run earlier during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in a race like the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) in early April.

The official A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2022 field & barriers are released released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

Last year’s champion Zaaki drawn barrier four headlines the 2022 A.D. Hollindale Stakes final field and betting markets at the Gold Coast this weekend.

  • Scratched: #4 Great House (6)

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2022 A.D. Hollindale Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x1131x212 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 4 59kg 119
2 1x599x0480 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 13 59kg 110
3 1x121x13x1 AYRTON (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 14 59kg 104
4 515510×438 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller 6 59kg 103
5 1x28057x61 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller James Orman 12 59kg 103
6 x1682x5266 YONKERS (USA) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 9 59kg 102
7 1400x900x7 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Sam Kavanagh Noel Callow 1 59kg 100
8 x2242x6x00 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Ryan Maloney 2 59kg 95
9 0019x111x3 HUETOR (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 59kg 93
10 215×804223 HAIL MANHATTAN Peter & Will Hulbert Brad Stewart 11 59kg 93
11 709×122112 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) Robbie Patterson Ms Samantha Collett 3 57kg 109
12 5x013x2021 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Opie Bosson 10 57kg 108
13 x84837x4x0 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller William Pike 8 57kg 107
14 1x03411x69 ZAYYDANI (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Andrew Mallyon 5 57kg 105

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Hollindale Stakes Nominations

The official A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2022 nominations close on the Monday of race week and feature a host of smart middle-distance types that may have contested a Group 1 in Sydney during the autumn.

The 2022 AD Hollindale Stakes nominations attracted 16 early entries dominated by Annabel Neasham’s star seven-year-old and recent $5 million The All-Star Mile champion Zaaki.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x121x13x1 AYRTON (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 104
2 709×122112 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) M 6 Robbie Patterson 109
3 1400x900x7 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) G 6 Sam Kavanagh 100
4 82536242×0 DR DRILL (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
5 515510×438 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 103
6 215×804223 HAIL MANHATTAN G 5 Peter & Will Hulbert 93
7 0019x111x3 HUETOR (FR) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 92
8 x84837x4x0 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 106
9 1x599x0480 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 109
10 1x28057x61 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 103
11 x2242x6x00 MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea 95
12 5x013x2021 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 108
13 49x6291x39 STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
14 x1682x5266 YONKERS (USA) G 6 Chris Waller 102
15 1x1131x212 ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham 119
16 1x03411x69 ZAYYDANI (NZ) M 5 Ben & JD Hayes 105

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

A D Hollindale Stakes History

Many of the Stakes’ contenders will go on to race in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m) and there have been several horses which have won the Stakes/Cup double including Above Deck in 2006, Mr Bureaucrat in 2002, Might And Power in 1998, Danewin in 1995, Durbridge in 1994 and Rough Habit in 1991-92.

Up until 1996 the A D Hollindale Stakes was a Group 3 race and prior to 1993 it was a listed race. The fastest recorded winning time was by This Manshood in 2004 with 1 minute 45.92 seconds. The slowest recorded winning time since 1989 was 1 minute 58.6 seconds by Rough Habit in 1992.

There was no 2020 AD Hollindale Stakes with the event one of the cancelled Queensland Winter Racing Carnival races due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021 and 2022 Zaaki enjoyed back-to-back A.D. Hollindale Stakes victories for the punters.

Hollindale Stakes winners since 2000 are listed below.

A D Hollindale Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Zaaki 1 minute 54.77 seconds
2nd Polly Grey
3rd Kukeracha
2021
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Zaaki 1 minute 50.57 seconds
2nd Fifty Stars
3rd Shared Ambition
2020
A D Hollindale Stakes
Race Not Run (COVID-19)
1st
2nd
3rd
2019
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Life Less Ordinary 1 minute 55.91 seconds
2nd Mister Sea Wolf
3rd Hallelujah Boy
2018
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Oregon’s Day 1 minute 46.83 seconds
2nd Tom Melbourne
3rd Man Of His Word
2017
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st It’s Somewhat 1 minute 48.55 seconds
2nd Single Gaze
3rd Maurus
2016
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Leebaz 1 minute 48.1 seconds
2nd Hauraki
3rd VolkStock’n’Barrell
2015
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Leebaz 1 minute 47.9 seconds
2nd Sir Moments
3rd I’m Imposing
2014
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 53.17 seconds
2nd Mr O’Ceirin
3rd Precedence
2013
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Lights Of Heaven 1 minute 49.55 seconds
2nd Foreteller
3rd Transporter
2012
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Shez Sinsational 1 minute 56.0 seconds
2nd Lights Of Heaven
3rd Mawingo
2011
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st My Kingdom Of Fife 1 minute 52.2 seconds
2nd Glass Harmonium
3rd Scenic Shot
2010
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Metal Bender 1 minute 49.5 seconds
2nd Road To Rock
3rd Gold Water
2009
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Fulmonti 1 minute 48.1 seconds
2nd Izonit
3rd Sir Slick
2008
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Scenic Shot 1 minute 49.9 seconds
2nd Spinney
3rd Stormhill
2007
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Coalesce 1 minute 47.4 seconds
2nd Dracs Back
3rd Desert War
2006
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Above Deck 1 minute 49.1 seconds
2nd Vouvray
3rd Roman Arch
2005
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Platinum Scissors 1 minute 52.4 seconds
2nd Roman Arch
3rd Devastating
2004
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st This Manshood 1 minute 45.9 seconds
2nd St Basil
3rd Pentastic
2003
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Bush Padre 1 minute 49.9 seconds
2nd Boreale
3rd Cheverny
2002
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Mr Bureaucrat 1 minute 50.9 seconds
2nd Kaapstad Way
3rd My Special Scorpio
2001
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Shogun Lodge 1 minute 47.3 seconds
2nd Camarena
3rd Go Flash Go
2000
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Shogun Lodge 1 minute 47.3 seconds
2nd Integrate
3rd Cheiron

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