Sandown Stakes

The Sandown Stakes is a Group 3 handicap that is currently held at Ladbrokes Park in late September or early October.

2023 Sandown Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Antino
  • 2nd: #3 Here To Shock
  • 3rd: #6 Superium



The 2023 Sandown Stakes is a 1500m Group 3 event traditionally held at Sandown Racecourse – now Ladbrokes Park.

It was previously run in mid-November on the Saturday after Champions Stakes Day closes the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2021 the Sandown Stakes was moved to Underwood Stakes Day in late September. Underwood Stakes Day in 2021 was held on a Saturday, while in 2022 the meeting ran at Ladbrokes Hillside on the Sunday after Sydney’s Golden Rose Day.

For 2023 the Sandown Stakes took place on the first Sunday of October at its own standalone meeting at Ladbrokes Hillside the day after Sydney’s Epsom Handicap Day program at Randwick.

Run under quality handicap conditions, the Sandown Stakes is open to all horses and pays $200,000 prize money.

The Sandown Stakes was also previously held on Zipping Classic Day run at Ladbrokes Park. Zipping Classic Day is the biggest day of racing at Sandown Racecourse and also marks the end of spring group racing in Melbourne.

Before the event was moved to its current September timeslot, horses typically targeted the Sandown Stakes towards the end of their spring campaign. Looking to other handicaps held over similar distances for form leading into this race including the Sale Cup (1600m) held at the end of October. Gold Fields (2019) was the last horse to complete the Sale Cup – Sandown Stakes double.

Following the Sandown Stakes, many runners head to the paddock for a break before the autumn. Some choose to head west and compete in races at Ascot and Belmont Park in Perth.

In 2022 the Sandown Stakes was run in September and the form franked with the winner Gentleman Roy running a next-up fourth in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) before a subsequent second the following February in the 2023 Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m). Military Expert meanwhile ran second in the 2022 Sandown Stakes and third in the Toorak Handicap results.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes ran on Sunday October 1, 2023 as the feature event on its own standalone meeting at Ladbrokes Park, Hillside and was won in style by Tony Gollan’s odds-on favourite from Queensland Antino ($1.35F). 

Sandown Stakes 2023
Date: Sunday October 1, 2023
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Antino ($1.35F)
  • 2nd: #3 Here To Shock
  • 3rd: #6 Superium

Tony Gollan’s odds-on favourite from Queensland, Antino ($1.35F), continued his super form stepping up in grade to salute for the punters in the 2023 Sandown Stakes results. The gun five-year-old came with a surging run with a furlong to go to get his neck in front of Here To Shock carrying the 58kg to victory.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 ANTINO (NZ) Tony Gollan Blake Shinn 5 58kg $1.35F
2 3 HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 0.4L 4 55.5kg $3.90
3 6 SUPERIUM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 2.65L 6 54kg $61
4 8 GOLDEN PATH (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Beau Mertens 2.95L 2 54kg $10
5 4 VRENELI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Dee 4.2L 7 54kg $31
6 7 ULYSSES Julius Sandhu Billy Egan 4.95L 1 54kg $101
7 2 EARLSWOOD (GB) Maddie Raymond John Allen 5.35L 8 55.5kg $81
8 5 TOREGENE (NZ) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 9.1L 3 54kg $51

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Sandown Stakes 2023 betting odds will be listed below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to take advantage of your Sandown Stakes Tips at the best spring odds.

Elephant ($2.35 in 2021) and Antino ($1.35 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Sandown Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 LADBROKES SANDOWN STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2023 Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes Form

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2023 Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes 2023 Tips on the potential Group 1 lead-up this spring.

  • To Win: #3 Here To Shock ($4 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Going for a touch of value in a Sunday showdown where we have an odds-on favourite. This Shocking six-year-old is getting some early love for the punters as initial market mover for the Hayes’ stable. Plenty of good form at this track (5:2-1-0) and has winning form up to a mile so the 1500m looks ideal. Fit third-up and ready to fire now on the improve off a lead-up second at Caulfield over 1400m with 59.5kg. Back to Group 3 level now and drops weight to 55.5kg which he’ll relish. Barrier four in a small field and Stackhouse retains the ride having ridden the horse the past three including a Golden Mile win at Bendigo back in April.

2023 Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes Field

The Sandown Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of middle-distance sprinters coming off a variety of different earlier Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival events.

The official Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes 2023 Field & Barriers will be announced on the Wednesday before race and published in full below once released by Racing Victoria.

The 2022 Sandown Stakes final field features a smart line-up of middle-distance spring hopefuls led in betting by Pierro six-year-old  Dragon Leap coming off a good second-up fourth in Caulfield’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes. 

The Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes 2023 field features a small but quality field of mile types led in betting by Tony Gollan’s Queensland raider Antino second-up in Melbourne and looking to return to winning form. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 131x1111x4 ANTINO (NZ) Tony Gollan Blake Shinn 5 58kg 103
2 1x50x0065x EARLSWOOD (GB) Maddie Raymond John Allen 8 55.5kg 98
3 7x26111x82 HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 4 55.5kg 98
4 711286×710 VRENELI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Dee 7 54kg 91
5 x112x200x0 TOREGENE (NZ) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 3 54kg 90
6 0508795×96 SUPERIUM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 6 54kg 89
7 44138×1850 ULYSSES Julius Sandhu Billy Egan 1 54kg 88
8 121×2 GOLDEN PATH (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Beau Mertens 2 54kg 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Sandown Stakes Nominations

The Sandown Stakes 2023 nominations are released on the Tuesday prior to the race and the full list of early entries will be available below as soon as announced.

Sandown Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1981, the Sandown Stakes has a relatively brief history, but one that is filled with quality racing. It was initially known as the GJ Coles Stakes. It has also been known as the Coles New World Stakes.

Given Group 3 status in 1984, the Sandown Stakes has played an important role in Sandown racing.

Notable recent Sandown Stakes winners include Swick (2006), Pornichet (2014) and Redkirk Warrior who went on to win the following autumn’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) down the Flemington straight.

Sandown Stakes results, winners and place-getters since 2000 are provided below.

In 2021 the Sandown Stakes was moved to run at Ladbrokes Park on Underwood Stakes Day in late September.

In 2023 the Sandown Stakes took place on its own feature race day at Ladbrokes Park, Hillside as the sole Group status race on the Sunday race card.

Sandown Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Sandown Stakes
1st Antino 1 minute 29.30 seconds
2nd Here To Shock
3rd Superium
2022
Sandown Stakes
1st Gentleman Roy 1 minute 30.26 seconds
2nd Military Expert
3rd Pinstriped
2021
Sandown Stakes
1st Elephant 1 minute 30.16 seconds
2nd Romancer
3rd Harbour Views
2020
Sandown Stakes
1st Junipal 1 minute 29.71 seconds
2nd Kenya
3rd Buffalo River
2019
Sandown Stakes
1st Gold Fields 1 minute 30.29 seconds
2nd Mr Exclusive
3rd Travimyfriend
2018
Sandown Stakes
1st Fifty Stars 1 minute 31.08 seconds
2nd Holy Snow
3rd Fastnet Tempest
2017
Sandown Stakes
1st Dollar For Dollar 1 minute 29.94 seconds
2nd Hellova Street
3rd Moss ‘N’ Dale
2016
Sandown Stakes
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 30.66 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Un De Sceaux
2015
Sandown Stakes
1st Charmed Harmony 1 minute 29.4 seconds
2nd Tashbeeh
3rd Burning Point
2014
Sandown Stakes
1st Pornichet 1 minute 29.6 seconds
2nd General Groove
3rd Spacecraft
2013
Sandown Stakes
1st Mahisara 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Go The Knuckle
3rd Galah
2012
Sandown Stakes
1st Mahisara 1 minute 29.2 seconds
2nd Morant
3rd Raspberries
2011
Sandown Stakes
1st Under The Eiffel 1 minute 32.4 seconds
2nd Sistine Angel
3rd Orbit Express
2010
Sandown Stakes
1st Larry’s Never Late 1 minute 33.2 seconds
2nd Demerit
3rd Rockpecker
2009
Sandown Stakes
1st Nine Tales 1 minute 30.6 seconds
2nd Jungle Ruler
3rd Itsamonty
2008
Sandown Stakes
1st Chasm 1 minute 31.8 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Orbit Express
2007
Sandown Stakes
1st Gotta Have Heart 1 minute 24.9 seconds
2nd Royal Ida
3rd Great Is Great
2006
Sandown Stakes
1st Swick 1 minute 22.0 seconds
2nd Anwaar
3rd Cargo Cult
2005
Sandown Stakes
1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 31.5 seconds
2nd Zankel
3rd Chickaloo
2004
Sandown Stakes
1st Amtrak 1 minute 27.8 seconds
2nd Smart And Mighty
3rd Shadowmaker
2003
Sandown Stakes
1st Chong Tong 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Lord Volksraad
3rd Green Pick
2002
Sandown Stakes
1st Salgado 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Mr Magoo
3rd Lord Erin
2001
Sandown Stakes
1st Little Dozer 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Dynamic Love
2000
Sandown Stakes
1st Normal Practice 1 minute 21.4 seconds
2nd Ab Initio
3rd Cellar

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