A D Hollindale Stakes

The $500,000 AD Hollindale Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age winter race held at the Gold Coast Racecourse (Sunshine Coast in 2024) in May as a lead-up to the Doomben Cup.

2024 AD Hollindale Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Numerian
  • 2nd: #5 Just Folk
  • 3rd: #4 Kovalica



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 to mid May.

*In 2023 and 2024 the AD Hollindale Stakes Day program ran at the Sunshine Coast Racecourse due to heavy rainfall and ongoing track upgrades at the Gold Coast.

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.

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) before a third in that year’s Doomben Cup results. Zaaki would also go on to run top three in a host of interstate Group 1 events over the following year and win that 2022 VRC Champions Stakes with a successful title defence in the Melbourne Cup Carnival event in November.

Zaaki made history in 2023 when winning the A.D. Hollindale Stakes, held that year at the Sunshine Coast, for a record third straight year.

The 2023 Hollindale Stakes also produced that year’s Doomben Cup winner with Huetor improving on a lead-up second in the Group 2 to claim the big prize in Brisbane at his next start.

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

Trainer Annabel Neasham won her fourth straight Hollindale Stakes in 2024 with Numerian saluting in an upset following the three-peat of stablemate Zaaki (2021-23).

The AD Hollindale Stakes 2024 ran on Saturday May 11, 2024 at the Sunshine Coast for Doomben Cup-bound horses and was won in an impressive first-up upset by the Annabel Neasham-trained veteran eight-year-old Numerian ($31). 

2024 A D Hollindale Stakes
Date: Saturday May 11, 2024
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse (Sunshine Coast in 2024)
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $500,000

2024 AD Hollindale Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Numerian ($31)
  • 2nd: #5 Just Folk
  • 3rd: #4 Kovalica

Click here to read more on the impressive first-up Hollindale Stakes 2024 win by Numerian.

2024 A.D. Hollindale Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham Jamie Mott 9 59kg $31
2 5 JUST FOLK Gavin Bedggood Mark Zahra 1.5L 6 59kg $5
3 4 KOVALICA (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1.6L 11 59kg $3F
4 8 MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney 3.9L 5 59kg $12
5 2 HUETOR (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 4.1L 12 59kg $3.90
6 14 OSMOSE (FR) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4.2L 8 57kg $21
7 6 UNSPOKEN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Vlad Duric 4.3L 2 59kg $31
8 7 HOO YA MAL (GB) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5.3L 3 59kg $16
9 9 NAVAL COLLEGE (GB) Annabel Neasham John Allen 9.3L 1 59kg $17
10 12 WAPITI Gary Duncan Robbie Dolan 11.1L 7 59kg $101
11 11 JIMI HENDRIX (IRE) Annabel Neasham Damien Thornton 16.9L 4 59kg $18
12 3 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Ciaron Maher James Orman 19.7L 10 59kg $26
10 LUNCIES (GB) Kris Lees James McDonald 0
13 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Opie Bosson 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 AD Hollindale Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s best AD Hollindale Stakes 2024 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 in 2021, $1.45 in 2022, and $1.60 in 2023) was the last favourite in AD Hollindale Stakes betting to win for his record three consecutive victories for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2024 with Numerian winning at Hollindale Stakes odds of $31.

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2024 AD Hollindale Stakes Form

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2024 AD Hollindale Stakes Tips

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  • Each Way: #9 Naval College ($15 at time of publish) – BET NOW

With Annabel Neasham’s stable firing on all cylinders, Naval College is an interesting each-way option in an open edition of the A.D Hollindale at the Sunshine Coast this Saturday. Neasham saddles up a few runners in the race, and this ultra-consistent Dartmouth gelding has a strong chance. The five-year-old recently strung together three impressive victories, including a dominant win by over three lengths in the Listed January Cup (2000m) at Rosehill. He followed that up with another victory in the Australia Day Cup over 2400m at Warwick Farm. After a well-deserved freshen-up, he returns to the track with some solid trial performances under his belt. The drop in distance to 1800m is a slight concern, but considering the freshen-up, it might be just what he needs to surprise some. Drawing the rails and handling Soft going are additional positives. Naval College is a genuine each-way chance with plenty to offer.

2024 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 2024 field & barriers are released released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2024 AD Hollindale Stakes final field features a bumper line-up of potential Group 1 Brisbane bound horses led in betting by dual Doomben Cup champ Huetor coming off a big JRA Plate win in Sydney.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2024 Hollindale Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 256x94714x NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham Jamie Mott 11 59kg 111
2 16x0666x01 HUETOR (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 14 59kg 111
3 054x10172x LE DON DE VIE (GB) Ciaron Maher James Orman 12 59kg 109
4 x9250x4095 KOVALICA (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 13 59kg 108
5 x24313x631 JUST FOLK Gavin Bedggood Mark Zahra 8 59kg 108
6 4x1111x808 UNSPOKEN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 2 59kg 106
7 180x57208x HOO YA MAL (GB) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 59kg 106
8 515x516x01 MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney 7 59kg 105
9 1132x8111x NAVAL COLLEGE (GB) Annabel Neasham John Allen 1 59kg 104
10 18x984024x LUNCIES (GB) Kris Lees James McDonald 3 59kg 104
11 018135x0x2 JIMI HENDRIX (IRE) Annabel Neasham Damien Thornton 6 59kg 103
12 0468555141 WAPITI Gary Duncan Robbie Dolan 9 59kg 90
13 736417×034 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Opie Bosson 5 57kg 102
14 44x032x210 OSMOSE (FR) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 10 57kg 102

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Hollindale Stakes Nominations

The official A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2024 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.

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.

In 2023 the A.D. Hollindale Stakes was moved from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast Racecourse and saw the dual defending champion Zaaki make history with a third consecutive win in the event as the odds-on favourite.

Zaaki’s trainer Annabel Neasham won the race for the fourth year running in 2024 with Numerian posting an upset at 30/1.

Hollindale Stakes winners since 2000 are listed below.

A D Hollindale Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2024
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Numerian 1 minute 53.26 seconds
2nd Just Folk
3rd Kovalica
2023
A D Hollindale Stakes
1st Zaaki 1 minute 49.37 seconds
2nd Huetor
3rd Zeyrek
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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