Star Kingdom Stakes

The Star Kingdom Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race run at Rosehill Gardens on Tancred Stakes Day in late March during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2020 Star Kingdom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Vegadaze
  • 2nd: #6 Manicure
  • 3rd: #1 Kementari



The Star Kingdom Stakes – formerly known as the Sebring Stakes – is a Group 3 race for sprinters run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in late March on Tancred Stakes Day.

Offering $160,000 in prize money the 1200m event is run under quality handicap conditions and takes place at the same Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival meeting as the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) and Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m).

Horses in the Star Kingdom Stakes field may be heading towards a Group 1 run later in the autumn or in the upcoming Brisbane Winter Carnival. In 2016 the Star Kingdom Stakes winner Malaguerra won the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) in May and also took out the spring’s Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

A nice lead-up race to the Star Kingdom Stakes is the Group 3 Maurcie McCarten Stakes (1100m) held at the track a fortnight earlier.

During the autumn many Star Kingdom Stakes graduates step-up in distance for a shot at the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick in April, a race the 2107 winner Jungle Edge ran third in next race.

The Star Kingdom Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday March 28, 2020 and was won by $11 shot Vegadaze. 

2020 Star Kingdom Stakes
Date: Saturday March 28, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Star Kingdom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Vegadaze
  • 2nd: #6 Manicure
  • 3rd: #1 Kementari

The Anthony Cummings-trained four-year-old Vegadaze ($11) enjoyed a narrow upset in the Star Kingdom Stakes 2020 results defeating the Godolphin-raced duo of Manicure ($7) and Kementari ($5) ahead of the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick.

Click here to read more on the Star Kingdom Stakes 2020 results.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 7 VEGADAZE Anthony Cummings Tom Marquand 7 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $11
2 6 MANICURE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0.2L 3 54.5kg $7
3 1 KEMENTARI James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0.6L 1 60kg $5
4 2 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 3.9L 2 58kg $18
5 8 GOD OF THUNDER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5.2L 12 54kg $12
6 9 VILLAMI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 5.4L 11 54kg $3.80F
7 13 RIVER BIRD Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 6.1L 5 53kg $21
8 12 HANDLE THE TRUTH Keith Dryden Robbie Dolan (a) 6.2L 8 53.5kg $7
9 4 BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 10.5L 9 57kg $18
10 3 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Jay Ford 11.7L 6 57.5kg $61
11 11 SPANISH DREAM Paul Cave Blake Spriggs 14.7L 10 54kg $201
12 10 DIPLOMATICO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 17.9L 4 54kg $14
5 BOOKER Gerald Ryan Adam Hyeronimus 0

2020 Star Kingdom Stakes Odds

The autumn’s best Star Kingdom Stakes 2020 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2020 Star Kingdom Stakes Field

The Star Kingdom Stakes field attracts a smart field of sprinters, many of which go on to contest tougher races over the coming months during the autumn and winter racing carnivals.

The official 2020 Star Kingdom Stakes field and barriers are out on Wednesday March 25, 2020  and will be published in full below as soon as released by Racing NSW.

Thirteen gallopers are engaged in the Star Kingdom Stakes 2020 final field with the favourite, Gerald Ryan’s last start Fireball Quality winning Foxwedge filly Villami, drawing wide in gate 12.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 242439x27x KEMENTARI James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1 60kg 109
2 50x05120x8 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 2 58kg 105
3 5132650x0x FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Jay Ford 6 57.5kg 104
4 221x88880x BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 10 57kg 103
5 19x0x807x8 BOOKER Gerald Ryan Adam Hyeronimus (late alt) 9 56.5kg 106
6 2303x1246x MANICURE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3 54.5kg 102
7 125x5x6126 VEGADAZE Anthony Cummings Tom Marquand 7 54kg (probable weight 54.5kg) 97
8 8x21322x10 GOD OF THUNDER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 13 54kg 94
9 183x4233x1 VILLAMI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 12 54kg 90
10 2x118x27x5 DIPLOMATICO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 54kg 81
11 231x53149x SPANISH DREAM Paul Cave Blake Spriggs 11 54kg 79
12 x41x5123x1 HANDLE THE TRUTH Keith Dryden Robbie Dolan (a) 8 53.5kg 96
13 81114×3972 RIVER BIRD Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 53kg 89

2020 Star Kingdom Stakes Nominations

The Star Kingdom Stakes 2020 nominations close on Monday March 23, 2020 and will be released right here once announced.

The 2020 Star Kingdom Stakes nominations attracted 22 hopefuls including Gerald Ryan’s Expressway Stakes winning colt Standout and the resuming Kementari who hasn’t raced since last autumn.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 0x180x1334 ALL TOO ROYAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
2 19x0x807x8 BOOKER M 5 Gerald Ryan 106
3 221x88880x BRAVE SONG G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 103
4 97111267×9 CATH’S VILLAGE M 5 Kevin Corstens 74
5 3x117123x7 CORUSCATE G 5 James Cummings 84
6 2x118x27x5 DIPLOMATICO H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 81
7 5132650x0x FELL SWOOP G 8 Matthew Dale 104
8 8x21322x10 GOD OF THUNDER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
9 x440x3440x GRAFF H 4 Kris Lees 105
10 x41x5123x1 HANDLE THE TRUTH G 4 Keith Dryden 96
11 62x1227x JAZETTE M 4 Anthony Cummings 59
12 242439x27x KEMENTARI G 5 James Cummings 109
13 435641×361 LIGULATE G 4 Cody Morgan 75
14 2303x1246x MANICURE M 5 James Cummings 102
15 81114×3972 RIVER BIRD M 4 Jason Coyle 89
16 231x53149x SPANISH DREAM M 5 Paul Cave 79
17 1112×16 STANDOUT C 3 Gerald Ryan 104
18 11x49393x1 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 105
19 50x05120x8 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 6 Kris Lees 105
20 x11x239x0x TATO KEY (ARG) H 5 Chris Waller 99
21 125x5x6126 VEGADAZE G 4 Anthony Cummings 97
22 183x4233x1 VILLAMI F 3 Gerald Ryan 90

Star Kingdom Stakes History

The Star Kingdom Stakes has been run and won since 1979 and the inaugural winner was The Judge. Since then quality sprinters including Mustard (2006), Swift Alliance (2010-11), Flamberge (2014) and Malaguerra (2016) have added their names to the list of Star Kingdom Stakes winners.

Also known in recent years as the Sebring Stakes (2010-2014), the event is named in honour of five time Leading Australian sire Star Kingdom whose progeny won the first five editions of the Golden Slipper Stakes. The race has been contested over both 1100m and 1200m.

Recent Star Kingdom Stakes Winners

See below for a complete list of the recent Star Kingdom Stakes winners and results going back to the year 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Star Kingdom Stakes
1st Vegadaze 1 minute 11.00 seconds
2nd Manicure
3rd Kementari
2019
Star Kingdom Stakes
1st Siren’s Fury 1 minute 13.86 seconds
2nd Manuel
3rd Ardrossan
2018
Star Kingdom Stakes
1st Spright 1 minute 10.85 seconds
2nd Dothraki
3rd Bolero King
2017
Star Kingdom Stakes
1st Jungle Edge 1 minute 13.19 seconds
2nd Dal Cielo
3rd Impending
2016
Star KingdomStakes
1st Malaguerra 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Target In Sight
3rd Dances On Stars
2015
Star KingdomStakes
1st Generalife 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Target In Sight
3rd Hot Snitzel
2014
Star KingdomStakes
1st Flamberge 1 minute 11.7 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Bennetta
2013
Star KingdomStakes
1st Hot Snitzel 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Smokin’ Joey
3rd See The World
2012
Star KingdomStakes
1st Zaratone 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Master Of Design
2011
Star KingdomStakes
1st Swift Alliance 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd News Alert
3rd Cardinal Virtue
2010
Star KingdomStakes
1st Swift Alliance 1 minute 4.2 seconds
2nd Welkom Gold
3rd Typhoon Zed
2009
Star KingdomStakes
1st The Jackal 1 minute 3.8 seconds
2nd Black Prince
3rd Kiloton
2008
Star KingdomStakes
1st Hoystar 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Strong Choice
3rd Master Magic
2007
Star Kingdom Stakes
1st Posadas 1 minute 5.0 seconds
2nd Century Serb
3rd New Edge
2006
Star Kingdom Stakes
1st Mustard 1 minute 4.4 seconds
2nd Shannon Bank
3rd Denmarket
2005
Star KingdomStakes
1st Red Oog 1 minute 4.2 seconds
2nd Presently
3rd Damigos
2004
Star KingdomStakes
1st Taikun 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Bradshaw
3rd Naden
2003
Star KingdomStakes
1st Bradshaw 1 minute 2.8 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Pompeii
2002
Star KingdomStakes
1st Bradshaw 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Canny Fly
3rd Pembleton
2001
Star KingdomStakes
1st Camena 1 minute 2.7 seconds
2nd Steel City
3rd Cosset
2000
Star KingdomStakes
1st King Of Acapulco 1 minute 4.0 seconds
2nd Bradshaw
3rd Stanzaic

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