Hawkesbury Crown

The Hawkesbury Crown is a Group 3 race for fillies and mares held in April or May on Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day.

2023 Hawkesbury Crown Results

  • 1st: #1 Princess Grace
  • 2nd: #2 Expat
  • 3rd: #14 Dalchini



The Hawkesbury Crown is a Group 3 race for fillies and mares held on Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day in late April or early May during the autumn racing season.

The event is run over 1300m at set weights plus penalties and offers $200,000 in total prize money as of 2023. It is one of three Group 3 status races on the card along with the Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) and the Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) for three-year-olds. In 2020 the Hawkesbury Crown took place at Rosehill offering a reduced $140,000 in prize money due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is a host of lead-up races held earlier in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival for fillies and mares to come into the Hawkesbury Crown field via including the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight before.

Princess Grace (3rd in 2023) was the last Hawkesbury Crown winner to come via a lead-up run in the Sapphire Stakes.

Following the race many mares come back during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival for a shot at a race such the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m).

The form out of the 2021 Hawkesbury Crown was franked with the winner Sweet Deal going on to run third in that year’s Tattersall’s Tiara trifecta in Brisbane.

The other key follow-up for horses out of the Hawkesbury Crown is the Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) at Scone a fortnight later and in 2016 Press Report ran third in both events.

The 2022 Hawkesbury Crown form was franked with the runner-up Pippali returning that spring to run third in the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m).

The Hawkesbury Crown 2023 ran on Saturday April 22, 2023 and saw Chris Waller’s class import Princess Grace ($4.40F) salute for the punters second-up down under. 

2023 Hawkesbury Crown
Date: Saturday April 22, 2023
Track: Hawkesbury Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: F&M / SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 Hawkesbury Crown Results

  • 1st: #1 Princess Grace ($4.40F)
  • 2nd: #2 Expat
  • 3rd: #14 Dalchini

Chris Waller’s classy six-year-old import Princess Grace ($4.40F) was fantastic second-up off her Sapphire Stakes third on debut down under dominating the Hawkesbury Crown 2023 results with a commanding win for the punters.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 PRINCESS GRACE (USA) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1 59kg $4.40F
2 2 EXPAT (NZ) Joseph Pride Brett Prebble 1.68L 6 59kg $4.60
3 14 DALCHINI Lee & Cherie Curtis Jay Ford 1.75L 14 56kg $26
4 4 TYCOON EVIE Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 1.78L 11 58kg $6
5 6 WRITTEN BEAUTY Chris Waller Joao Moreira 1.91L 5 58kg $10
6 3 LARKSPUR RUN James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2.27L 3 58kg $21
7 5 BRING THE RANSOM Bjorn Baker Tyler Schiller (a) 2.49L 2 58kg $17
8 9 MEG Matthew Dale Sam Clipperton 2.94L 7 57kg $41
9 11 KATALIN James Cummings Ms Rachel King 3.34L 9 56kg $18
10 13 NICCI’S FLING Gary Portelli Reece Jones (a) 3.53L 4 56kg $81
11 8 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson Kerrin McEvoy 4.19L 12 57kg $41
12 7 BAROSSA ROSA Tracey Bartley Jason Collett 4.79L 13 57kg $21
13 10 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 5.19L 10 56kg $11
14 12 SUR LA MER Chris Waller James McDonald 5.86L 8 56kg $12
17e DUCHY OF SAVOY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a) 0
18e AIR TO AIR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 0
15e SHORT SHORTS (NZ) Brad Widdup Ms Alysha Collett 0
16e RIDUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Hawkesbury Crown Betting Odds

The season’s latest Hawkesbury Godolphin Crown 2023 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

Sweet Deal ($2.80 in 2021) and Princess Grace ($4.40 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Hawkesbury Gold Crown Betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in between with emergency runner Exotic Ruby gaining a start and going on to win in 2022 at $26 Hawkesbury Crown odds.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 HAWKESBURY CROWN ODDS (Final Field)

2023 Hawkesbury Crown Form

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2023 Hawkesbury Crown Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Hawkesbury Crown 2023 Tips on the autumn Group 3 this April.

  • To Win: #1 Princess Grace ($3.60 at time of publish) 

Looks a day for favourite backers including in the Crown with Princess Grace carrying the equal 59kg top-weight but still the mare to beat in an open race. She was good in her Australian race debut for Waller on April 8 running third in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes over the six furlongs, and she now looks set to appreciate a little extra distance. The European expat has had three Group 1 runs overseas with top three placings in all of them. She has class and gets the chance to show that fitter second-up at 1300m with all her wins being over a mile or more.

2023 Hawkesbury Crown Field

The Hawkesbury Crown field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares each autumn and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2023 Hawkesbury Crown Field & Barriers will be released below on the Wednesday leading-up to Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day.

The Hawkesbury Crown 2023 final field features a smart line-up of fillies and mares led in betting by the rails-drawn six-year-old import Princess Grace for trainer Chris Waller who finished third first-up down under in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes a fortnight back.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 33x71223x3 PRINCESS GRACE (USA) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1 59kg 110
2 9x9707x204 EXPAT (NZ) Joseph Pride Brett Prebble 7 59kg 101
3 332631×020 LARKSPUR RUN James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 3 58kg 99
4 x641x048x2 TYCOON EVIE Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 14 58kg 97
5 50x100x568 BRING THE RANSOM Bjorn Baker Tyler Schiller (a) 2 58kg 96
6 59x720x745 WRITTEN BEAUTY Chris Waller Joao Moreira 6 58kg 95
7 1020×11489 BAROSSA ROSA Tracey Bartley Jason Collett 16 57kg 92
8 x8649x4470 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson Kerrin McEvoy 15 57kg 91
9 059x1100x0 MEG Matthew Dale Sam Clipperton 8 57kg 86
10 35x3255x82 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 13 56kg 99
11 x323640x76 KATALIN James Cummings Chad Schofield 12 56kg 86
12 211215538x SUR LA MER Chris Waller James McDonald 10 56kg 83
13 x386712370 NICCI’S FLING Gary Portelli Reece Jones (a) 4 56kg 81
14 2x6440x790 DALCHINI Lee & Cherie Curtis Jay Ford 18 56kg 80
15e x124146x15 SHORT SHORTS (NZ) Brad Widdup Ms Alysha Collett 17 56kg 80
16e 121020×040 RIDUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 9 56kg 79
17e 0x1418x280 DUCHY OF SAVOY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a) 11 56kg 75
18e 5x0x5130x1 AIR TO AIR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 5 56kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Hawkesbury Crown Nominations

Early nominations for the Hawkesbury Crown in 2023 close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 33x71223x3 PRINCESS GRACE (USA) M 6 Chris Waller 1 59kg 110
2 9x9707x204 EXPAT (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 2 59kg 101
3 332631×020 LARKSPUR RUN M 4 James Cummings 3= 58kg 99
4 x2726305x1 SHE’S ALL CLASS M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3= 57kg 99
5 35x3255x82 NEVER TALK M 5 Kris Lees 3= 56kg 99
6 x641x048x2 TYCOON EVIE M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 58kg 97
7 50x100x568 BRING THE RANSOM M 6 Bjorn Baker 7= 58kg 96
8 0x01102x0x NIGHT OF ROMANCE (GB) M 5 Kris Lees 7= 56kg 96
9 59x720x745 WRITTEN BEAUTY M 5 Chris Waller 9 58kg 95
10 1020×11489 BAROSSA ROSA M 5 Tracey Bartley 10 57kg 92
11 x8649x4470 MORE PROPHETS M 6 John Thompson 11 57kg 91
12 27×1112 PARISAL F 3 James Cummings 12 56kg 90
13 059x1100x0 MEG M 5 Matthew Dale 13= 57kg 86
14 x323640x76 KATALIN M 6 James Cummings 13= 56kg 86
15 3x461x9091 RAZETA F 3 Kris Lees 15 55kg 85
16 211215538x SUR LA MER M 5 Chris Waller 16 56kg 83
17 40x747x20x RUSSIAN CONQUEST F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 17 54kg 82
18 x386712370 NICCI’S FLING M 5 Gary Portelli 18 56kg 81
19 2x6440x790 DALCHINI M 4 Lee & Cherie Curtis 19= 56kg 80
20 x124146x15 SHORT SHORTS (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 19= 56kg 80
21 121020×040 RIDUNA M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 21 56kg 79
22 x22113x009 A LOT MORE LOVE F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 22 55kg 76
23 246x72133x CALIFORNIA SURREAL M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 23= 56kg 75
24 0x1418x280 DUCHY OF SAVOY M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 23= 56kg 75
25 5x0x5130x1 AIR TO AIR M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 25 56kg 72
26 2×411 QUEEN YUNA M 4 Anthony Cummings 26 56kg 69
27 1938x864x5 CAP ESTEL M 4 Anthony Cummings 27 56kg 68
28 43x49863x2 BOWERY BREEZE M 6 Paul & Martha Cave 28 56kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Hawkesbury Crown History

The Hawkesbury Crown is one of the youngest races in New South Wales having first been run in 2010 and won by Serenissima. Since then Aerobatics (2013-14) is the only dual winner and Solicit (2015) is the most well-known of the Hawkesbury Darley Crown winners.

It started out as a Listed race before gaining Group 3 status in 2014. For one year in 2015 it and the other Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day races were held at Rosehill Racecourse. The event has been previously known as the Darley Crown and Godolphin Crown for sponsorship purposes.

The 2020 Hawkesbury Crown took place at Rosehill Gardens due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions to racing.

Hawkesbury Crown Winners

Below is a full list of Hawkesbury Crown results and winners dating back to 2010.

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Princess Grace 1 minute 16.08 seconds
2nd Expat
3rd Dalchini
2022
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Exotic Ruby 1 minute 19.74 seconds
2nd Pippali
3rd Fashchanel
2021
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Sweet Deal 1 minute 16.02 seconds
2nd Jen Rules
3rd Air To Air
2020
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Sweet Scandal 1 minute 15.86 seconds
2nd In Her Time
3rd Dyslexic
2019
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Irithea  1 minute 15.43 seconds
2nd Multaja
3rd Manicure
2018
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Pecans 1 minute 16.00 seconds
2nd Ghisoni
3rd Invincibella
2017
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Shillelagh 1 minute 15.41 seconds
2nd Daysee Doom
3rd Kinshachi
2016
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Nancy 1 minute 15.62 seconds
2nd Two Blue
3rd Press Report
2015
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Solicit 1 minute 19.87 seconds
2nd Peace Force
3rd Calming Influence
2014
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Aerobatics 1 minute 16.44 seconds
2nd Plucky Belle
3rd Cosmic Endeavour
2013
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Aerobatics 1 minute 16.95 seconds
2nd Arctic Flight
3rd Pipette
2012
Hawkesbury Crown
1st More Strawberries 1 minute 16.36 seconds
2nd Ladys Angel
3rd Potions
2011
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Kanzan 1 minute 17.82 seconds
2nd Screen
3rd Dysphonia
2010
Hawkesbury Crown
1st Serenissima 1 minute 17.23 seconds
2nd Renaissance
3rd Purrpurrlena

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