San Domenico Stakes

The San Domenico Stakes is a Group 3 event hosted at Rosehill Racecourse in August for Golden Rose Stakes hopefuls.

2021 San Domenico Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The San Domenico Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Rosehill Racecourse every August for three-year-olds early on during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over a short distance sprint of 1100m, the San Domenico Stakes allows progressive young sprinters to display their skills ahead of tougher spring runs in races like the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) the following month.

In recent years, the 2018 San Domenico Stakes winner Graff went on to run third in the Golden Rose Stakes that year behind The Autumn Sun while in 2019 Exceedance also finished third in the Golden Rose before winning Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Bivouac meanwhile finished runner-up in the San Domenico Stakes in 2019 as the beaten odds-on favourite before taking out the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double and finishing runner-up in the Coolmore.

With a grand total of $160,000 in prize money on offer, the San Domenico Stakes is a lucrative black-type event for new season three-year-olds.

Contested under set weights plus penalties conditions, the San Domenico Stakes pits rising sprinters against each other and shows how they are placed ahead of upcoming Group 1 races for that age group.

Due to the position it holds in the calendar, the San Domenico Stakes is often contested by horses first-up after a winter spell. For this reason, the San Domenico Stakes is considered by many to be one of the major spring carnival warm up races. Most of those horses which gain entry to the San Domenico Stakes have ran successful campaigns as two year olds and expect to continue to gather black-type placings.

Often, horses that make up the San Domenico Stakes field may have come via other races such as the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes or the Golden Slipper during their juvenile racing seasons.

Decent results in the San Domenico Stakes can act as a launching pad to other races such as the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, a double last achieved by the aforementioned Exceedance (2019).

The San Domenico Stakes 2021 runs Saturday August 28, 2021. 

San Domenico Stakes
Date: Saturday August 28, 2021
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YOs – SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 San Domenico Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 San Domenico Stakes Odds

Odds on the San Domenico Stakes 2021 horses complete with betting links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided right here the week of the race.

Anders ($2.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in San Domencio Stakes betting to salute defeating the equal favourite Peltzer.

2021 San Domenico Stakes Field

The San Domenico Stakes 2021 field of potential Golden Rose Stakes hopefuls will be announced on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned.

2021 San Domenico Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the San Domenico Stakes 2021 close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

San Domenico Stakes History

The San Domenico Stakes was inaugurated in 1980, with Proud Knight seizing victory in the first edition of the race. Initially run over a length of 1000m, the race distance was briefly upgraded to 1100m for one year in 2008 and then permanently from 2011 onwards.

Gaining traction rapidly, the San Domenico Stakes held listed status for only four years, receiving an upgrade to Group 3 in 1945. In 1986, the race was upgraded again to Group 2, a class it held until 2005, when it was downgraded to Group 3.

The San Domenico Stakes has been held variously at three separate racecourses in Sydney. Since 1980, the venue has changed twelve times between Randwick, Warwick Farm and Rosehill Gardens, where it currently runs today.

In 2020 Anders set a race record winning in 1 minute 2.67 seconds to sit just outside the track record set back in 2007.

Notable San Domenico Stakes winners include Show County (1989), Testa Rossa (1999), Snitzerland (2012) and Exceedance (2019). San Domenico Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

San Domenico Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
San Domenico Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020
San Domenico Stakes
1st Anders 1 minute 2.67 seconds
2nd Peltzer
3rd Mamaragan
2019
San Domenico Stakes
1st Exceedance 1 minute 6.23 seconds
2nd Bivouac
3rd Anaheed
2018
San Domenico Stakes
1st Graff 1 minute 5.24 seconds
2nd Neutrality
3rd Performer
2017
San Domenico Stakes
1st Pariah 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Chauffeur
3rd Jorda
2016
San Domenico Stakes
1st Star Turn 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Tango Rain
3rd Kentucky Miss
2015
San Domenico Stakes
1st Japonisme 1 minute 02.7 seconds
2nd King’s Troop
3rd Haptic
2014
San Domenico Stakes
1st Nostradamus 1 minute 03.6 seconds
2nd Washington Heights
3rd Law
2013
San Domenico Stakes
1st Va Pensiero 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Cluster
3rd Windjammer
2012
San Domenico Stakes
1st Snitzerland 1 minute 04.7 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd All Too Hard
2011
San Domenico Stakes
1st Foxwedge 1 minute 04.3 seconds
2nd Anise
3rd Karuta Queen
2010
San Domenico Stakes
1st Obsequious 0 minutes 59.3 seconds
2nd Solar Charged
3rd Decision Time
2009
San Domenico Stakes
1st Shellscrape 0 minutes 58.1 seconds
2nd Sniplaz
3rd Kiss Me Katy
2008
San Domenico Stakes
1st Duporth 1 minute 04.2 seconds
2nd Whitefriars
3rd Atomic Force
2007
San Domenico Stakes
1st Sliding Cube 0 minutes 58.3 seconds
2nd Mimi Lebrock
3rd Moonboat
2006
San Domenico Stakes
1st Gold Edition 0 minutes 59.4 seconds
2nd My Middi
3rd Astounded
2005
Sn Domenico Stakes
1st Media 0 minutes 57.4 seconds
2nd Written Tycoon
3rd Snitzel
2004
San Domenico Stakes
1st Charge Forward 0 minutes 57.2 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Dance Hero
2003
San Domenico Stakes
1st Regimental Gal 0 minutes 56.9 seconds
2nd Spark Of Life
3rd Dorky
2002
San Domenico Stakes
1st Star Of Florida 0 minutes 57.7 seconds
2nd Chocolate Starfish
3rd Athelnoth
2001
San Domenico Stakes
1st Mistegic 0 minutes 59.1 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Palais
2000
San Domenico Stakes
1st Zariz 0 minutes 57.0 seconds
2nd Dynamic Love
3rd Kootoomootoo

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