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.

2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #1 Fifty Stars
  • 3rd: #6 Shared Ambition



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 was last completed by the mare Streama in 2014. More recently, the 2019 AD Hollindale Stakes winner Life Less Ordinary went on to run a brave second next-up in the Doomben Cup results.

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 2021 ran on Saturday May 8, 2021 and was won by the well-backed favourite Zaaki. 

2021 A D Hollindale Stakes
Date: Saturday May 8, 2021
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $500,000

2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #1 Fifty Stars
  • 3rd: #6 Shared Ambition

The heavily-backed Annable Neasham-trained import Zaaki ($3.60) was ultra-impressive running away for an easy win over a class field in the 2021 A.D. Hollindale Stakes results at the Gold Coast ahead of Brisbane’s Group 1 Doomben Cup.

Click here to read more on the big 2021 AD Hollindale Stakes win by the Doomben Cup-bound Zaaki.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 12 59kg $3.60F
2 1 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes William Pike 2.25L 10 59kg $9
3 6 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Jim Byrne 2.45L 7 59kg $16
4 2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Nash Rawiller 4.45L 8 59kg $4.60
5 4 HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Rodd 4.65L 3 59kg $41
6 11 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5.15L 5 57kg $21
7 5 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 5.25L 1 59kg $26
8 8 TIPTRONIC (NZ) Graham Richardson & Rogan Norvall Glen Boss 6.75L 2 59kg $81
9 3 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 6.95L 13 59kg $12
10 9 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 7.05L 14 57kg $7
11 13 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Mark Zahra 7.25L 9 57kg $14
12 10 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ben Thompson 8.5L 11 57kg $18
13 14 TWO ILLICIT (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Vinnie Colgan 10L 6 57kg $51
14 16e THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Baylee Nothdurft 11.25L 4 59kg $81
17e FLASH AAH Mitchell Fry 0
12 PARADEE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 0
15e BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Regan Bayliss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s best AD Hollindale Stakes 2021 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) was the last favourite in AD Hollindale Stakes betting to win.

2021 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 2021 field & barriers are released released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2021 A.D. Hollindale Stakes final field has drawn a capacity line-up of Brisbane-bound stars led in betting by Avilius from the Godolphin stable and also featuring the returning Australian Cup champion Homesman.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2021 AD Hollindale Stakes field and betting markets.

Scratched: #12 Paradee (15) has been scratched from the starting line-up paving the way for local hope The Candy Man to gain a start in the Hollindale field.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 AD HOLLINDALE STAKES DAY SCRATCHINGS

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 8352×72087 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes William Pike 12 59kg 111
2 462605×335 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Nash Rawiller 9 59kg 111
3 70x173x31x HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 16 59kg 110
4 5x1230x40x HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Rodd 3 59kg 109
5 0x51068x82 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 1 59kg 108
6 92527×1201 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Jim Byrne 8 59kg 107
7 x8x3647x62 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 14 59kg 107
8 x645995163 TIPTRONIC (NZ) Graham Richardson Glen Boss 2 59kg 106
9 60113×1916 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 17 57kg 117
10 02900×8791 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ben Thompson 13 57kg 110
11 58203×6814 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 57kg 108
12 453221114x PARADEE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 15 57kg 106
13 1x90399x17 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 11 57kg 102
14 2112x145x3 TWO ILLICIT (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Vinnie Colgan 6 57kg 101
15e 7x03876x00 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Regan Bayliss 7 59kg 100
16e x14000x405 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Baylee Nothdurft 4 59kg 100
17e 15145xL140 FLASH AAH Mitchell Fry 10 59kg 89

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Hollindale Stakes Nominations

The official A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2021 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.

Hollindale Stakes winners since 2000 are listed below.

A D Hollindale Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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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