Skyline Stakes

The Group 2 Skyline Stakes is a 1200m sprint for 2YO colts & geldings run at Royal Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in the autumn as a key lead-up to the Golden Slipper Stakes.

2022 Skyline Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Promitto
  • 2nd: #7 Rise Of The Masses
  • 3rd: #4 Jemeldi



The Skyline Stakes is a Group 2 status races for two-year-old colts & geldings run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Held under set weights conditions the 1200m sprint offers $200,000 in total prize money and offers the winner a ballot exemption for the upcoming Group 1 $5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens the following month.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1400m) and recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) for three-year-old fillies. There are a number of other Group status support acts on the card including the Skyline Stakes and the two-year-old fillies’ equivalent – the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m).

Colts & geldings running in the Skyline Stakes field may have come off an earlier autumn run in a traditional lead-up including the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill in late January or the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) the week before.

After contesting the Skyline Stakes the Golden Slipper-bound youngsters may have another lead-up into the Group 1 in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick in early March. The last horse to win the Skyline Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double without a run in between was Dance Hero (2004).

More recently, the 2019 Skyline Stakes winner Microphone went on to run second in that year’s Golden Slipper Stakes before winning the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce (1400m) over more distance during ‘The Championships’.

In 2020 after scoring an upset on debut to win the Skyline Stakes, Mamaragan went on to run third in both the Golden Slipper and Inglis Sires’ trifecta results.

The form out of the 2021 Skyline Stakes was firmly franked with the runner-up Hilal going on to run second in both the Inglis’ Sires and Champagne Stakes that autumn, and later winning the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes – $1 million Bondi Stakes double in the spring. Captivant meanwhile improved on his Skyline Stakes third that year to take out the Group 1 Champagne Stakes over the mile that April.

The Skyline Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday February 26, 2022 and was won in an upset by the David Atkins-trained Promitto ($14) on a Heavy (10) track. 

2022 Skyline Stakes
Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Set Weights / 2YO C&G
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2022 Skyline Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Promitto ($14)
  • 2nd: #7 Rise Of the Masses
  • 3rd: #4 Jemeldi

Connections of the David Atkins-trained Promitto ($14) have some decisions to make with the 2022 Skyline Stakes winner not currently nominated for the $5 million Golden Slipper. Promitto was impressive powering home on a Heavy (10) to score an upset win in the Skyline Stakes 2022 results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 PROMITTO David Atkins Christian Reith 6 55.5kg $14
2 7 RISE OF THE MASSES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2.05L 1 55.5kg $9.50
3 4 JEMELDI Tom Button Jason Collett 2.88L 10 55.5kg $7
4 1 EL PADRINO Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Keagan Latham 3.38L 7 55.5kg $4.60F
5 9 MAN IN THE MIRROR Annabel Neasham William Pike 3.43L 3 55.5kg $8.50
6 16 BROSNAN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 3.5L 12 55.5kg $11
7 13 NOLAN John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 3.56L 5 55.5kg $19
8 15 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) Clarry Conners Nash Rawiller 3.66L 9 55.5kg (cd 56kg) $8.50
9 14 GREAT SIEGE Anthony Cummings Joshua Parr 9.22L 2 55.5kg $31
10 8 FIRE AND ICE Mark Minervini Tom Sherry (a) 9.54L 11 55.5kg $21
11 5 SANDPAPER James Cummings Hugh Bowman 11.84L 4 55.5kg $6
12 11 ONE DESTINY Gary Nickson Ms Kathy O’Hara 19.29L 8 55.5kg $81
17e CUSTODIAN Anthony & Sam Freedman James McDonald 0
2 CALGARY STAMPEDE Peter & Paul Snowden Chad Schofield 0
3 SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Jean Van Overmeire 0
12 HELL I AM John O’Shea 0
6 NOBEL Annabel Neasham Regan Bayliss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Skyline Stakes Betting

The latest Skyline Stakes 2022 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for selection below as soon as markets on the official Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up are out the week of the race.

2022 Skyline Stakes Field

The Skyline Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising two-year-old sprinters, the colts and geldings traditionally targeting a start in the upcoming Golden Slipper Stakes field.

The official 2022 Skyline Stakes field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

A bumper field of Golden Slipper-bound colts and geldings face off in the 2022 Skyline Stakes on Saturday with markets led by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained El Padrino who has form in the wet and was good fresh placed fourth behind Xtravagant Star in the $2 million Inglis Millennium.

Scratched:

  • #2 Calgary Stampede (17)
  • #3 Sweet Ride (4)
  • #6 Nobel (16)
  • #12 Hell I Am (11)
  • #17e Custodian (7)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 214 EL PADRINO Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Keagan Latham 9 55.5kg
2 120 CALGARY STAMPEDE Peter & Paul Snowden Chad Schofield 17 55.5kg
3 15 SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Jean Van Overmeire 4 55.5kg
4 11 JEMELDI Tom Button Jason Collett 13 55.5kg
5 12 SANDPAPER James Cummings Hugh Bowman 5 55.5kg
6 37x NOBEL Annabel Neasham Regan Bayliss 16 55.5kg
7 1×3 RISE OF THE MASSES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 55.5kg
8 48 FIRE AND ICE Mark Minervini Tom Sherry (a) 14 55.5kg
9 1x MAN IN THE MIRROR Annabel Neasham William Pike 3 55.5kg
10 1 PROMITTO David Atkins Christian Reith 8 55.5kg
11 02×55 ONE DESTINY Gary Nickson Ms Kathy O’Hara 10 55.5kg
12 54 HELL I AM John O’Shea 11 55.5kg
13 26 NOLAN John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 6 55.5kg
14 2 GREAT SIEGE Anthony Cummings Joshua Parr 2 55.5kg
15 5 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) Clarry Conners Nash Rawiller 12 55.5kg 56kg
16 BROSNAN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 15 55.5kg
17e CUSTODIAN Anthony & Sam Freedman James McDonald 7 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Skyline Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Skyline Stakes in 2022 close the Monday of race week and will be announced below once available.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BROSNAN C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
2 120 CALGARY STAMPEDE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
3 CUSTODIAN C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 214 EL PADRINO C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 3×39 EMPEROR C 2 Matthew Dunn
6 48 FIRE AND ICE C 2 Mark Minervini
7 338 FLASHING STEEL C 2 Annabel Neasham
8 2 GREAT SIEGE C 2 Anthony Cummings
9 54 HELL I AM C 2 John O’Shea
10 11 JEMELDI G 2 Tom Button
11 KOTE C 2 Anthony Cummings
12 1x MAN IN THE MIRROR C 2 Annabel Neasham
13 37x NOBEL C 2 Annabel Neasham
14 26 NOLAN C 2 John O’Shea
15 02×55 ONE DESTINY G 2 Gary Nickson
16 5 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) C 2 Clarry Conners
17 1 PROMITTO C 2 David Atkins
18 1×3 RISE OF THE MASSES C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
19 12 SANDPAPER C 2 James Cummings
20 15 SWEET RIDE C 2 Annabel Neasham

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Skyline Stakes History

The Skyline Stakes has been run since 1979 as a Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up. The race is named in honour of the 1958 Golden Slipper winner Skyline who also won that season’s Australian Derby.

The race has taken place over a number of different Sydney race tracks over its history including Canterbury Park, Rosehill, Warwick Farm and its current home at Randwick Racecourse. It began as a Principal Race (1979) before upgrades to Listed (1980-86), Group 3 (1987-2012) and now its current Group 2 (2013 onwards) status.

Notable recent Skyline Stakes winners include Shogun Lodge (1999), Choisir (2002), Dance Hero (2004), Snitzel (2005), Manhattan Rain (2009), Hinchinbrook (2010), Exosphere (2015) and Microphone (2019).

Recent Skyline Stakes Winners

Check out the table below for the full Skyline Stakes results & winners dating back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Skyline Stakes
1st Promitto  1 minute 15.45 seconds
2nd Rise Of the Masses
3rd Jemeldi
2021
Skyline Stakes
1st O’President  1 minute 10.99 seconds
2nd Hilal
3rd Captivant
2020
Skyline Stakes
1st Mamaragan  1 minute 9.52 seconds
2nd Osamu
3rd Aim
2019
Skyline Stakes
1st Microphone  1 minute 9.33 seconds
2nd Cosmic Force
3rd Castelvecchio
2018
Skyline Stakes
1st Santos 1 minute 11.15 seconds
2nd Spin
3rd Legend Of Condor
2017
Skyline Stakes
1st Diamond Tathagata 1 minute 14.22 seconds
2nd Coruscate
3rd Single Bullet
2016
Skyline Stakes
1st Good Standing 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Lionhearted
3rd Souchez
2015
Skyline Stakes
1st Exosphere 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Odyssey Moon
3rd Wolf Cry
2014
Skyline Stakes
1st Valentia 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Mr Bogart
3rd Modoc
2013
Skyline Stakes
1st All The Talk 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Octane Flyer
3rd Dothraki
2012
Skyline Stakes
1st Ashokan 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Raceway
3rd Collect
2011
Skyline Stakes
1st Uate 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Flight Of Pegasus
2010
Skyline Stakes
1st Hinchinbrook 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Brightexpectations
3rd Pressday
2009
Skyline Stakes
1st Manhattan Rain 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd The Mikado
3rd Romanus
2008
Skyline Stakes
1st All American 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Over The Wicket
3rd Dubai To Sydney
2007
Skyline Stakes
1st Murtajill 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Husson Lightning
3rd Pistols
2006
Skyline Stakes
1st Casino Prince 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Empire’s Choice
3rd My Middi
2005
Skyline Stakes
1st Snitzel 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd Paratroopers
2004
Skyline Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Econsul
2003
Skyline Stakes
1st Kusi 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Face Value
3rd Resistor
2002
Skyline Stakes
1st Choisir 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Emerging Star
3rd Charlie Bub
2001
Skyline Stakes
1st Viscount 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Shags
2000
Skyline Stakes
1st Kootoomootoo 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Assertive Lad
3rd Veteran

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