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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
Sandown Stakes News
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|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
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.
|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.
2023 Ladbrokes Sandown Stakes Form
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
|1st||Antino||1 minute 29.30 seconds|
|2nd||Here To Shock|
|1st||Gentleman Roy||1 minute 30.26 seconds|
|1st||Elephant||1 minute 30.16 seconds|
|1st||Junipal||1 minute 29.71 seconds|
|1st||Gold Fields||1 minute 30.29 seconds|
|1st||Fifty Stars||1 minute 31.08 seconds|
|1st||Dollar For Dollar||1 minute 29.94 seconds|
|3rd||Moss ‘N’ Dale|
|1st||Redkirk Warrior||1 minute 30.66 seconds|
|3rd||Un De Sceaux|
|1st||Charmed Harmony||1 minute 29.4 seconds|
|1st||Pornichet||1 minute 29.6 seconds|
|1st||Mahisara||1 minute 23.5 seconds|
|2nd||Go The Knuckle|
|1st||Mahisara||1 minute 29.2 seconds|
|1st||Under The Eiffel||1 minute 32.4 seconds|
|1st||Larry’s Never Late||1 minute 33.2 seconds|
|1st||Nine Tales||1 minute 30.6 seconds|
|1st||Chasm||1 minute 31.8 seconds|
|1st||Gotta Have Heart||1 minute 24.9 seconds|
|3rd||Great Is Great|
|1st||Swick||1 minute 22.0 seconds|
|1st||Titanic Jack||1 minute 31.5 seconds|
|1st||Amtrak||1 minute 27.8 seconds|
|2nd||Smart And Mighty|
|1st||Chong Tong||1 minute 23.5 seconds|
|1st||Salgado||1 minute 22.7 seconds|
|1st||Little Dozer||1 minute 23.2 seconds|
|1st||Normal Practice||1 minute 21.4 seconds|