Hobartville Stakes

The Hobartville Stakes is a $400,000 Group 2 race for three-year-old Randwick Guineas types held at Rosehill Gardens in late February.

2020 Hobartville Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Brandenburg
  • 2nd: #10 Reloaded
  • 3rd: #2 Microphone



The Hobartville Stakes is a Group 2 set weights race for three-year-olds run during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in late February or early March each year.

Held at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse the Hobartville Stakes runs alongside the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) for Golden Slipper-bound two-year-olds and the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) for fillies and mares.

The Hobartville Stakes now worth a lucrative $400,000 in total prize money is the ideal lead up race to Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) held a fortnight later. From 2013 – 2019 all seven Randwick Guineas winners were graduates out of the Hobartville Stakes, including four to do the double: Dissident (2014), Hallowed Crown (2015), Kementari (2018) and The Autumn Sun (2019).

As a set weights race over 1400m, colts and geldings must carry 56.5kg while fillies are required to carry 54.5kg in the Hobartville Stakes field.

Horses may run in the Hobartville Stakes first-up or come from an earlier autumn run in a race like the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at the start of the month, a double last completed by Kementari (2018).

The Hobartville Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday February 22, 2020 and saw Brandenburg take it out in an upset as a $41 outsider. 

2020 Hobartville Stakes
Date: Saturday February 22, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Weight: C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $400,000

2020 Hobartville Stakes Results

    • 1st: #8 Brandenburg
    • 2nd: #10 Reloaded
    • 3rd: #2 Microphone

The resuming John Sargent-trained Brandenburg ran the ideal Randwick Guineas lead-up scoring an upset 2020 Hobartville Stakes result at $41 odds ahead of a field of better fancied rivals including the third placed favourite Microphone who had no excuses.

Click here to read more on the surprise Hobartville Stakes 2020 winner Brandenburg.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 8 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 8 56.5kg $41
2 10 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 0.5L 2 56.5kg $12
3 2 MICROPHONE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0.6L 10 56.5kg $2.25F
4 7 PANCHO Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 1.9L 3 56.5kg $21
5 4 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3.1L 7 56.5kg $14
6 1 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Kerrin McEvoy 3.2L 6 56.5kg $6.50
7 3 WARNING Anthony Freedman Tommy Berry 4.5L 11 56.5kg $19
8 5 KUBRICK Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5.5L 9 56.5kg $6.50
9 11 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 5.6L 5 56.5kg $41
10 9 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jay Ford 6.4L 4 56.5kg $21
11 6 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Jean Van Overmeire (a) 6.6L 1 56.5kg $16
12 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Andrew Adkins 0

2020 Hobartville Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Hobartville Stakes 2020 odds and betting market links will be available below as soon as betting on the Randwick Guineas lead-up are released by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Hobartville Stakes Field

The Hobartville Stakes field attracts a line-up of the autumn’s best middle-distance three-year-olds that are heading towards tougher races including the Randwick Guineas, Rosehill Guineas and even the Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m) during April’s ‘The Championships’.

The 2020 Hobartville Stakes field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 20, 2019.

A dozen classy three-year-olds make-up the 2020 Hobartville Stakes field this season with the Godolphin-raced favourite Microphone coming off a first-up Autumn Stakes win in Melbourne drawing wide in barrier 11. The outside barrier belongs to resuming VRC Derby winner Warning prepared by Anthony Freedman for the Royal Blue brigade, while Chris Waller saddles up a trio from his stables led by Kubrick in gate 10.

Update: The Hobartville Stakes 2020 field is down to 11 runners after the early withdrawal of the Team Hawkes-trained Spend (9).

Click here to read more on the Microphone-led 2020 Hobartville Stakes field & odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1331x4722x CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Kerrin McEvoy 6 56.5kg 108
2 21121x3x61 MICROPHONE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 11 56.5kg 104
3 74x34121x WARNING Anthony Freedman Tommy Berry 12 56.5kg 103
4 214x3115x SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 7 56.5kg 102
5 112x4501x KUBRICK Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 10 56.5kg 90
6 55311x68x PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Jean Van Overmeire (a) 1 56.5kg 95
7 6153x3121x PANCHO Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 3 56.5kg 85
8 23x22122x BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 8 56.5kg 81
9 01141×5 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jay Ford 4 56.5kg 82
10 123×8 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 2 56.5kg 76
11 1134x FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 5 56.5kg 75
12 1×4 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Andrew Adkins 9 56.5kg 68

2020 Hobartville Stakes Nominations

The Hobartville Stakes nominations attract a host of the season’s top three-year-olds eyeing a run in the Randwick Guineas and are released on the Monday before the race.

The 2020 Hobartville Stakes nominations will be published here as soon as released on Monday February 17, 2020.

Sixteen three-year-old staying types make-up the Hobartville Stakes 2020 nominations including the Godolphin-raced Microphone coming off a win in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes, Richard Litt’s fellow Group 1 winner Castelvecchio and the returning VRC Derby champ Warning.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1331x4722x CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt 1 56.5kg 108
2 21121x3x61 MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg 104
3 74x34121x WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman 3 56.5kg 103
4 214x3115x SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham 4 56.5kg 102
5 112x4501x KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 90
6 55311x68x PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings 6 56.5kg 95
7 6153x3121x PANCHO G 3 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg 85
8 23x22122x BRANDENBURG (NZ) C 3 John Sargent 8 56.5kg 81
9 01141×5 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 9 56.5kg 82
10 123×8 RELOADED C 3 Chris Waller 10 56.5kg 76
11 1859x224x BALLISTIC BOY G 3 Chris Anderson 11 56.5kg 74
12 1134x FORTRESS COMMAND C 3 Gerald Ryan 12 56.5kg 75
13 1×4 SPEND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13 56.5kg 68
14 1139x BOTTEGA C 3 Gerald Ryan 14 56.5kg 73
15 4x331666x SIRMAZE G 3 Jason Coyle 15 56.5kg 59
16 6211x TRUST THE PROCESS G 3 Bryce Heys 16 56.5kg 61

Hobartville Stakes History

First won by Amounis in 1925, the Hobartville Stakes has a long history of winners which include great champions Lonhro and Shaftesbury Avenue. Originally a seven furlong race until 1972, the Hobartville Stakes became a 1400m event in 1973 and changed from a Principal race to a Group 2 event in 1979.

A host of notable three-year-olds have won the Hobartville Stakes in recent years including Racing To Win (2006), Pierro (2013) and The Autumn Sun (2019).

See below for the full Hobartville Stakes results since 2000.

Recent Hobartville Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Hobartville Stakes
1st Brandenburg 1 minute 25.30 seconds
2nd Reloaded
3rd Microphone
2019
Hobartville Stakes
1st The Autumn Sun 1 minute 24.64 seconds
2nd Vegadaze
3rd Bondi
2018
Hobartville Stakes
1st Kementari 1 minute 22.43 seconds
2nd Pierata
3rd D’Argento
2017
Hobartville Stakes
1st Man From Uncle 1 minute 24.11 seconds
2nd Echo Effect
3rd Comin’ Through
2016
Hobartville Stakes
1st Press Statement 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Le Romain
3rd Montaigne
2015
Hobartville Stakes
1st Hallowed Crown 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Sweynesse
3rd Kermadec
2014
Hobartville Stakes
1st Dissident 1 minute 25.84 seconds
2nd Atlante
3rd Savvy Nature
2013
Hobartville Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 24.75 seconds
2nd Rebel Dane
3rd Proisir
2012
Hobartville Stakes
1st Wild and Proud 1 minute 26.5 seconds
2nd Manawanui
3rd Moment of Change
2011
Hobartville Stakes
1st Ilovethiscity 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Retrieve
3rd Skilled
2010
Hobartville Stakes
1st Monton 1 minute 22.94 seconds
2nd Shoot Out
3rd Captain Sonador
2009
Hobartville Stakes
1st Mic Mac 1 minute 22.93 seconds
2nd Caymans
3rd Desuetude
2008
Hobartville Stakes
1st Serious Speed 1 minute 23.36 seconds
2nd Murtajill
3rd Turffontein
2007
Hobartville Stakes
1st Mutawaajid 1 minute 23.33 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Upper Echelon
2006
Hobartville Stakes
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 22.87 seconds
2nd De Beers
3rd Flying Pegasus
2005
Hobartville Stakes
1st Outback Prince 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Eremein
3rd Dance Hero
2004
Hobartville Stakes
1st Impaler 1 minute 23.82 seconds
2nd Allgunnadoit
3rd Handsome Ransom
2003
Hobartville Stakes
1st Thorn Park 1 minute 22.46 seconds
2nd Hydrometer
3rd Shower Of Roses
2002
Hobartville Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 23.58 seconds
2nd Athens
3rd Moonflute
2001
Hobartville Stakes
1st Sir Clive 1 minute 26.42 seconds
2nd Debrief
3rd Fouardee
2000
Hobartville Stakes
1st Fairway 1 minute 28.26 seconds
2nd Over
3rd Condotti

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