Hawkesbury Crown

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

2022 Hawkesbury Crown Results

  • 1st: #16e Exotic Ruby
  • 2nd: #17e Pippali
  • 3rd: #11 Fashchanel



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 $175,000 in total prize money. 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. 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 Hawkesbury Crown 2022 ran on Saturday April 30, 2022 and was won in an upset by the Bjorn Baker-trained Exotic Ruby ($26). 

2022 Hawkesbury Crown
Date: Saturday April 30, 2022
Track: Hawkesbury Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: F&M / SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $175,000

2022 Hawkesbury Crown Results

  • 1st: #16e Exotic Ruby ($26)
  • 2nd: #17e Pippali
  • 3rd: #11 Fashchanel
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 16e EXOTIC RUBY Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 8 56kg $26
2 17e PIPPALI Jason Coyle Regan Bayliss 0.35L 2 56kg $41
3 11 FASHCHANEL (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 0.48L 1 56kg $7.50
4 12 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 0.59L 11 56kg $6.50
5 3 WANDABAA Kris Lees Joshua Parr 0.85L 5 58kg $7
6 1 NUDGE Chris Waller Tommy Berry 1.09L 6 58kg $16
7 7 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) Matthew Smith Tim Clark 1.25L 3 57kg $26
8 10 BROOKSPIRE Chris Waller James McDonald 2.48L 7 56kg $2.40F
9 8 SHE’S THE GIFT (NZ) Chris Waller Chad Schofield 2.91L 4 57kg $31
10 18e AIR TO AIR Jason Coyle Tom Sherry (a) 3.94L 9 56kg $91
11 4 MATCHMAKER (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 4.69L 10 58kg $51
12 15e JUMP THE BROOM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 8.36L 12 56kg $9
2 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 0
9 BRING THE RANSOM Bjorn Baker Keagan Latham 0
5 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price 0
6 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson Regan Bayliss 0
14 ROBODIRA John O’Shea 0
13 RUBY TUESDAY Gary Portelli 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Hawkesbury Crown Betting Odds

The season’s latest Hawkesbury Godolphin Crown 2022 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

Sweet Deal ($2.80 in 2021) was the last favourite in Hawkesbury Gold Crown Betting to salute for the punters.

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

2022 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 2022 Hawkesbury Crown Field & Barriers will be released below on the Wednesday leading-up to Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day.

The Hawkesbury Crown 2022 final field features a quality line-up of fillies and mares led in betting by the widely-drawn Jump The Broom for Team Hawkes.

  • Scratched: #5 Jamaea (14); #14 Robodira (17)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 12x306230x NUDGE Chris Waller Tommy Berry 9 58kg 104
2 41216×5626 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 1 58kg 101
3 x0420x7164 WANDABAA Kris Lees Joshua Parr 8 58kg 101
4 x2717x0x66 MATCHMAKER (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 13 58kg 87
5 1x418x9380 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price 14 57kg 92
6 611920×998 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson Regan Bayliss 3 57kg 92
7 1121x50Px4 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) Matthew Smith Tim Clark 5 57kg 86
8 x91389x211 SHE’S THE GIFT (NZ) Chris Waller Chad Schofield 6 57kg 86
9 120×731450 BRING THE RANSOM Bjorn Baker Keagan Latham 7 56kg 90
10 8x15x2124x BROOKSPIRE Chris Waller James McDonald 10 56kg 88
11 17x083611x FASHCHANEL (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 2 56kg 88
12 09300×3316 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 15 56kg 88
13 5x10412x68 RUBY TUESDAY Gary Portelli 16 56kg 82
14 42x20540x0 ROBODIRA John O’Shea 17 54kg 81
15e 1x11x14 JUMP THE BROOM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 18 56kg 80
16e 522x4128x3 EXOTIC RUBY Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 11 56kg 78
17e 391025×310 PIPPALI Jason Coyle 4 56kg 76
18e 88x476775x AIR TO AIR Jason Coyle 12 56kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Hawkesbury Crown Nominations

Early nominations for the Hawkesbury Crown in 2022 close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 88x476775x AIR TO AIR M 5 Jason Coyle 63
2 1x25x294x9 APRIL RAIN M 5 Chris Waller 81
3 x141600x6P ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 98
4 120×731450 BRING THE RANSOM M 5 Bjorn Baker 90
5 8x15x2124x BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller 88
6 1121x50Px4 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 6 Matthew Smith 86
7 x223124x52 DIVINE BREATH M 4 Theresa Bateup 74
8 522x4128x3 EXOTIC RUBY M 6 Bjorn Baker 78
9 17x083611x FASHCHANEL (NZ) M 5 John O’Shea 88
10 12x2330x25 GREAT NEWS M 5 Kim Waugh 88
11 80x464x555 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 75
12 1x418x9380 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
13 1x11x14 JUMP THE BROOM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 80
14 x15x1510x3 KATALIN M 5 James Cummings 86
15 638×235320 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 102
16 4x3260x855 LATINO BLEND (NZ) F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 77
17 1x377x4426 MARBOOSHA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
18 x2717x0x66 MATCHMAKER (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 87
19 41216×5626 MIRRA VISION M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 101
20 611920×998 MORE PROPHETS M 5 John Thompson 92
21 3631531124 MOSHT UP M 6 Stephen Schofield 72
22 09300×3316 NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 88
23 1111×1 NORWEGIAN BLISS (NZ) M 4 Nathan Doyle 81
24 12x306230x NUDGE M 5 Chris Waller 104
25 36x7213x15 OH GOLLY GOSH M 4 Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 63
26 391025×310 PIPPALI M 4 Jason Coyle 76
27 42x20540x0 ROBODIRA F 3 John O’Shea 81
28 5x10412x68 RUBY TUESDAY M 5 Gary Portelli 82
29 x91389x211 THE GIFT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 86
30 5x27584x22 TRICKY GAL M 6 Matthew Smith 96
31 x0420x7164 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 101

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
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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