The Nivison

The The Nivison is a Group 3 event held in Sydney in October for mares targeting races including the $2 million The Invitation later in the spring.

2023 The Nivison Results

  • 1st: #5 Magic Time
  • 2nd: #3 Parisal
  • 3rd: #11 Dalchini



The The Nivison is a Group 3 sprint currently run at Rosehill Racecourse (moved from Royal Randwick ahead of the 2023 edition) in early to mid-October as part of the new-look Hill Stakes Day program.

Run under set weights plus penalties conditions, The Nivison is restricted to mares aged four years and older. It is raced over 1200m and offers $250,000 in total prize money as of 2023.

The Nivison is a key support act on an exciting race card now headlined by the lucrative $2 million Group 2 Hill Stakes (1900m) for Spring Cup-bound stayers.

Potential lead-up races include the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) and Newcastle’s Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m).

After contesting The Nivison mares may target a next-up run in the Group 2 $500,000 Hot Danish Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill or even the $1 million The Gong (1600m) at Kembla Grange.

Another potential next-up option for mares out of The Nivison field is the Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on Derby Day and Minhaaj (2021) was the last to do the double.

Mares may also head to the $2 million The Invitation (1400m) at Randwick on The Everest Day.

The 2023 The Nivison ran on Saturday October 7, 2023 at Rosehill Gardens on Hill Stakes Day and was won by Grahame Begg’s classy Hellbent mare Magic Time ($2.50F). 

The Nivison 2023
Date: Saturday October 7, 2023
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $250,000

2023 The Nivison Results

  • 1st: #5 Magic Time ($2.50F)
  • 2nd: #3 Parisal
  • 3rd: #11 Dalchini

In-form hoop Nash Rawiller continued his outstanding season getting a win for the punters in the 2023 The Nivison results aboard smart Hellbent mare Magic Time ($2.50F) who went stride-for-stride with Parisal before hitting the front a furlong out from the line and pull away for another stylish Group 3 victory.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 MAGIC TIME Grahame Begg Nash Rawiller 8 56kg (cd 56.5kg) $2.50F
2 3 PARISAL James Cummings Zac Lloyd (a) 1.42L 12 56.5kg $3.80
3 11 DALCHINI Lee & Cherie Curtis Jay Ford 2.6L 4 54kg $41
4 4 QUEEN OF THE BALL Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 3.14L 2 56.5kg $7.50
5 14 CALL DI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 3.19L 7 54kg $31
6 9 RAINBIEL Joseph Pride Tyler Schiller 4.66L 5 55kg $19
7 2 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 4.81L 9 58kg $19
8 1 ROYAL MERCHANT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ryan Maloney 6.11L 10 59kg $21
9 13 RUSSIAN CONQUEST Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 6.65L 6 54kg $19
10 6 BANANA QUEEN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 8.07L 11 56kg $41
11 7 SHE’S ALL CLASS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 9.26L 1 55kg $13
12 12 AUDETTE Kylie Gavenlock Brett Prebble 12.15L 3 54kg $51
8 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 0
10 WILLINGA BEAST Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 The Nivison Betting Odds

The latest The Nivison 2023 betting markets on the hopeful mares will be listed below, Fixed Win The Nivison odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au who are the best bookie to lock in your The Nivison tips with this spring.

Resin ($4.60 in 2018) and Magic Time ($2.50 in 2023) are the latest favourites in The Nivison betting to salute for the punters.

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2023 The Nivison Form

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2023 The Nivison Tips

Stay tuned for our insider The Nivison 2023 Tips on the Group 3 race for mares in Sydney this October.

  • To Win: #1 Royal Merchant ($14 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Going for a first-up value runner with Royal Merchant on top. This four-year-old daughter of Merchant Navy is a classy mare from a classy stable running for Maher & Eustace. She has previous first-up winning form and is three-form-four over the distance. Runs for the first time since her 11th in Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at 30/1. She was four and a half lengths beaten there by Think About It who won the Group 2 Premiere Stakes fresh on way to The Everest this prep, which bodes well for Royal Merchant here. She gives the weight away carrying the 59kg top-weight as a Group 1 winner of The Goodwood in SA, but even with the kilos should run better than her price suggests.

2023 The Nivison Field

The Nivison field draws a smart line-up of mares coming off lead-up runs in spring features including the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m).

The official 2023 The Nivison Field & Barriers will be released on the Wednesday leading-up to race day and published in full below.

The Nivison 2023 final field features a smart line-up of sprinters led in betting by the in-form James Cummings-trained Parisal who won the Group 3 Toy Show fresh before a last start second in Melbourne’s Group 3 Cockram Stakes carrying more weight.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 544232110x ROYAL MERCHANT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ryan Maloney 11 59kg 109
2 2x5512x99x REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 10 58kg 100
3 27x1112x12 PARISAL James Cummings Zac Lloyd (a) 13 56.5kg 99
4 4158x28x27 QUEEN OF THE BALL Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 2 56.5kg 90
5 11x13x5 MAGIC TIME Grahame Begg Nash Rawiller 9 56kg 91
6 1127×57413 BANANA QUEEN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 12 56kg 90
7 305x15840x SHE’S ALL CLASS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 1 55kg 99
8 190x2162x1 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 14 55kg 89
9 x04N0x5x82 RAINBIEL Joseph Pride Tyler Schiller 5 55kg 80
10 x52535x5x4 WILLINGA BEAST Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 8 54kg 84
11 440x7903x5 DALCHINI Lee & Cherie Curtis Jay Ford 4 54kg 82
12 711x2109x6 AUDETTE Kylie Gavenlock Brett Prebble 3 54kg 81
13 747x20x66x RUSSIAN CONQUEST Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 6 54kg 80
14 73x1349x22 CALL DI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 7 54kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 The Nivison Nominations

The official The Nivison 2023 Nominations are taken by Racing NSW on the Monday of race week.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 544232110x ROYAL MERCHANT M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 59kg 109
2 6x11117x16 I AM ME M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2= 57kg 107
3 5x3410x52x ROOTS M 5 Chris Waller 2= 57kg 107
4 2x5512x99x REVOLUTIONARY MISS M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 58kg 100
5 27x1112x12 PARISAL M 4 James Cummings 5= 56.5kg 99
6 305x15840x SHE’S ALL CLASS M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5= 55kg 99
7 11x13x5 MAGIC TIME M 4 Grahame Begg 7 56kg 91
8 4158x28x27 QUEEN OF THE BALL M 4 Michael Freedman 8= 56.5kg 90
9 1127×57413 BANANA QUEEN M 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8= 56kg 90
10 190x2162x1 VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller 10 55kg 89
11 x52535x5x4 WILLINGA BEAST M 4 Kris Lees 11 54kg 84
12 440x7903x5 DALCHINI M 5 Lee & Cherie Curtis 12= 54kg 82
13 125×483144 DIAMOND DEALER M 5 Bjorn Baker 12= 54kg 82
14 711x2109x6 AUDETTE M 5 Kylie Gavenlock 14 54kg 81
15 x04N0x5x82 RAINBIEL M 6 Joseph Pride 15= 55kg 80
16 747x20x66x RUSSIAN CONQUEST M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 15= 54kg 80
17 73x1349x22 CALL DI M 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 17 54kg 74
18 80x21212x3 DOLLAR MAGIC M 5 Scott Singleton 18 54kg 71

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Nivison History

The Nivison was inaugurated in 1994 as the Tarien Quality Handicap. It was originally named in honour of renowned mare Tarien, who took out the Warwick Stakes twice and also the 1953 George Main Stakes and Craven Plate. The Nivison received its current name in 1997.

In 2011, the City Tattersalls Club rescheduled their meeting to mid October. Prior to this, the Nivison was held during September.

Initially a non black type event, the Nivison was upgraded to Listed status in 1997. In 2013 it became a Group 3 race and has maintained that status since then.

The Nivison has always been held at Royal Randwick, and has always been held over 1200m. The Nivison was not held in 2007 due to the equine influenza.

Notable The Nivison winners include Aunty Mary (1994), Razor Blade (1998), Our Sweet Moss (2005) and Madame Pedrille (2009). The Nivison results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

The event was moved from Randwick to Rosehill ahead of the 2023 edition.

The Nivison Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
The Nivison
1st Magic Time 1 minute 8.78 seconds
2nd Parisal
3rd Dalchini
2022
The Nivison
1st Sky Command 1 minute 14.10 seconds
2nd Never Talk
3rd Heresy
2021
The Nivison
1st Minhaaj 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Tricky Gal
3rd Belluci Babe
2020
The Nivison
1st Positive Peace 1 minute 10.69 seconds
2nd Wandabaa
3rd Athiri
2019
The Nivison
1st Madam Rouge 1 minute 9.24 seconds
2nd Reelem In Ruby
3rd Ready To Prophet
2018
The Nivison
1st Resin 1 minute 11.12 seconds
2nd Almanzora
3rd Eckstein
2017
The Nivison
1st White Moss 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Zestful
3rd Kinshachi
2016
The Nivison
1st Egyptian Symbol 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Artistry
3rd Rule The River
2015
The Nivison
1st Nayeli 1 minute 09.29 seconds
2nd Peace Force
3rd Miss Cover Girl
2014
The Nivison
1st Avoid Lightning 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Brook Road
3rd Rose Of Choice
2013
The Nivison
1st Diamond Earth 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Plucky Belle
3rd Hidden Kisses
2012
The Nivison
1st Quidnunc 1 minute 08.5 seconds
2nd Capital Commander
3rd Alberton Park
2011
The Nivison
1st Balmont 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Pontiana
3rd Ofcourseican
2010
The Nivison
1st Marquardt 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Dorf Command
3rd Kiss From A Rose
2009
The Nivison
1st Madame Pedrille 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Strawberry Field
3rd Beaucoup
2008
The Nivison
1st Jewelled Gate 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Illuminates
3rd Bernicia
2007
The Nivison
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
The Nivison
1st Whoever 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Coolroom Candidate
3rd Kakakakatie
2005
The Nivison
1st Our Sweet Moss 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Fumble
3rd Imana
2004
The Nivison
1st Besame Mucho 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Wild Queen
3rd Wasimah
2003
The Nivison
1st Lucida 1 minute 9.98 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Fatoon
2002
The Nivison
1st Gwendolyn 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Provokes
3rd Quest For Success
2001
The Nivison
1st Marlina 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Perfect Halo
3rd Life Is Beautiful
2000
The Nivison
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Wynciti
3rd Miss Zoe

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