Sandown Stakes

The Sandown Stakes is a Group 3 handicap held at Ladbrokes Park in November on Zipping Classic Day.

2019 Sandown Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Gold Fields
  • 2nd: #8 Mr Exclusive
  • 3rd: #6 Travimyfriend



The 2019 Sandown Stakes is a 1500m Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse – now Ladbrokes Park – in mid-November on the Saturday after Mackinnon Stakes Day closes the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Run under quality handicap conditions, the Sandown Stakes is open to all comers and pays $160,000 prize money.

The Sandown Stakes is held on Zipping Classic Day run at Ladbrokes Park. It is the biggest day of racing at Sandown Racecourse and also marks the end of spring group racing in Melbourne. Other races held on the same program include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) and three listed events, one of which is the 3200m Sandown Cup.

Horses typically target the Sandown Stakes towards the end of their spring campaign. Look 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.

The 2019 Sandown Stakes ran on Saturday November 16, 2019 and was won by the evergreen veteran Gold Fields. 

Sandown Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday November 16, 2019
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2019 Sandown Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Gold Fields 
  • 2nd: #8 Mr Exclusive
  • 3rd: #6 Travimyfriend

The Sandown Stakes 2019 results saw Logan McGill’s evergreen seven-year-old Gold Fields enjoy a narrow win on the back of a lead-up Sale Cup victory.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 GOLD FIELDS Logan McGill Stephen Baster 6 55.5kg $4.80
2 8 MR EXCLUSIVE Matthew Brown Beau Mertens 0.1L 2 54kg $13
3 6 TRAVIMYFRIEND (NZ) Rachael Frost Michael Dee 1.35L 7 54kg $21
4 5 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price Dean Yendall 1.75L 1 54kg $4.40
5 7 VASSILATOR (NZ) Colin Little Jye McNeil 2.15L 3 54kg $21
6 1 WIDGEE TURF Patrick Payne Billy Egan 2.9L 4 59kg $2.60F
7 4 MUSIC BAY Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 3.1L 5 54kg $6.50
3 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) Tony Noonan Jake Noonan 0

2019 Sandown Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Sandown Stakes 2019 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.

2019 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. Good lead-up races into the Sandown Stakes field include the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) in early October, the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) on VRC Derby Day a fortnight earlier or the Group 3 Chatham Stakes (1400m).

The official Sandown Stakes 2019 Field & Barriers will be announced on the Wednesday before race and published in full below once released by Racing Victoria.

2019 Sandown Stakes Nominations

The Sandown Stakes 2019 nominations are released on the Monday 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 placegetters since 2000 are provided below.

Sandown Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
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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